Memories and Milestones

Traveling with Loved Ones to Mark That Special Event in Your Life

By Alicia Wanek

You may have heard it said, “In seeking happiness for others, you find it in yourself.”  If that’s true, then Master Travel Consultant Wendy Sandridge may be one of the happiest women around.  Wendy has the special distinction of planning people’s happiest celebrations all the time.

Whether it’s a honeymoon, anniversary, birthday or celebration of a special event, Wendy believes that a trip is often the best way to mark the occasion.  Gifts are fantastic, but she tells her clients, “Don’t clutter your house with stuff; clutter your mind with memories.”  The daughter of a travel agent herself and with decades of experience in the travel and hotel industries, and an affiliate with the internationally renowned travel leader, Travel Store, she knows just what makes a trip extra special.

For Elizabeth and Charles Daigle, it was their 30th anniversary that took them to the glorious city of Paris, France.  This surprise trip from Charles to his bride was made possible by Wendy’s expertise and the amazing staff of the Four Seasons Hotel George V.  Elizabeth describes the trip as “magical, romantic, adventurous” and praises Wendy for arranging all the details that made it so unique.  From arranging special treats at the hotel to dinner reservations, she went above and beyond with details that made this couple feel loved and special. “For us, traveling is not just about the destination, it means experiencing new cultures, meeting new people and sharing joy with all those we meet,” says Elizabeth.

In this day and age, there are certainly ways to book your own travel online.  Wendy reminds us that a trained consultant can arrange experiences you likely wouldn’t have access to yourself, and she can be there in an instant for her clients if they experience any difficulties during their trip.  “What computer will answer the phone at 8:00 p.m. and take care of your issue?” Wendy asks.

Being able to arrange special tours and perks can definitely enhance your travel.  While on their honeymoon, Victoria and Chase Daigle were thrilled to see how the private tour guides Wendy arranged made their trip to Thailand even more enjoyable. “Having a private tour guide along the way while visiting several temples throughout Bangkok meant we cut all the lines and got in and out of crowded places in a timely fashion. We are so grateful Wendy set up private guides in each city with Travel East!”

You don’t have to travel half the world away for Wendy to help you get the VIP treatment.  Lisa Raskin recently traveled to Amelia Island for a long weekend with her mom and three sisters to celebrate her 50th birthday.  Lisa says, “Wendy was very helpful!  The Ritz is a beautiful property with so much to do.  Wendy made the trip even better by arranging special amenities like credit for breakfast and even better—credit for the Spa!  We were welcomed to our upgraded suite with a chilled bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries… a great start to the weekend!”

There are so many amazing places to see. Whether you dream of cruising the ocean, going to historical sites, standing in the midst of the world’s biggest cities or hiking to the top of a mountain, perhaps your next milestone celebration is a good excuse to let Wendy help you make that dream come true.

For special offerings and more information about any of these locations – or dozens of other extraordinary destinations, contact Wendy Sandridge at travelmomwendy@gmail.com.

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