Judy Riordan

Travel Consultant

Growing up, I read everything I could about places beyond the U.S., which piqued my interest in travel and made me want to get out and see the world. Now, after two decades of working with Carol's Travel Service, I feel that I've successfully achieved that goal and found a profession that's perfect for me.

Favorite destinations: I've gone on many cruises with large lines such as Princess, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, and Costa, as well as small ships such as Cruise West and Uniworld River Cruises. I've enjoyed countless land tours across the U.S. and around Hawaii and Alaska. I've also traveled to Costa Rica, Mexico, Jamaica, Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, Italy, France, and Germany. A true highlight was a trip to Peru, which included an awe-inspiring visit to Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca. All of these adventures have helped me constantly improve my skills as a senior travel consultant.

Greatest strength: As I gauge clients' expectations and interests, I help them focus on what they'd like to do during their excursion, whether they are individuals or traveling as part of a group. It helps that I'm interested in people and enjoy listening to their wishes and dreams. As we work together, I try to share the education that I've gained from my own travels, often calling on my experiences by way of example. By the time I send them on their way, they're ready for the trip of a lifetime, and that's my ultimate goal.

Best advice for travelers: I tell my clients that they shouldn't be afraid to ask questions during their trip. They should try to talk to the locals and get a feeling for the culture. They should read up on their destination ahead of time to enrich their experience. And, they shouldn't expect everything to come to them. They need to reach out and be open to the uniqueness of their destination of choice.

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