I chose the name Buen Viaje Travel because I feel it represents who I am and what I do: a bilingual Spanish-English family who loves travel!
Tired of working at a job that brought me more stress than joy, I decided to turn my travel-planning hobby into a job. The greatest thing about this is that I have found a way to make money doing what I love, but not by passing the cost on to my clients. As a travel agent, vacation suppliers pay me a commission to sell their product. What many people don’t realize is that book-it-yourself websites such as Orbitz or Expedia are really just travel agents who are paid commission by the suppliers just as I am, but without the personalized service of course:).
More than making money, this venture is about building something that I believe in and am passionate about, and helping people plan the vacation of their dreams. Planning travel is like putting together the pieces of a puzzle—for some people that is stressful, but for me putting it together and seeing the final product is what I love to do!
I am looking forward to this new adventure in my life. I am hoping that I am able to overcome people’s preconceived ideas about travel agents, and helping them realize that having a good one can save you time, money, and stress, and let you do nothing more than sit back and enjoy your travels!