Julie HarrisIndependent Travel Consultant
CLIA Accredited Cruise Counselor
My career in travel has been formed by my life circumstances and experiences. Born in Honduras, Central America and having learned Spanish as a first language, I have been drawn to foreign cultures for as long as I can remember. I began my French language studies at age ten and continued these through high school as a foreign exchange program participant. As an undergraduate French major, I studied at the Institut Catholique in Paris. During the past 20 years, I have had engaging experiences in Latin America and the Caribbean.
I have a passion for bridging cultures through personalized experiences. Being immersed in a foreign culture may include enjoying an authentic meal prepared by locals, enrolling in a language class, lodging in a family-owned bodega, or cruising with an expert native crew. My ability to speak three languages creates good communication with tour operators abroad. As a result, I provide excellent customer service as a consultant as well as an escort.
Travel experiences have enriched my family life. Some of my favorite memories of being together are of being abroad. My children, ages nine and twelve, have already visited several foreign lands and, in doing so, have met their peers from around the world. As a result of their worldly experiences, my children are more appreciative of foreign foods, peoples and cultures. Indeed, both of my children have been enriched by their broadened worldview, perhaps most evidenced by my son's excellence in school geography bees.
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