Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland

Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland

That pic up top is one my mom snapped. We were at the deserted village on Achill Island, Ireland. It was lashing rain, but I wasn't about to get that far and not hop out, run around to see a bit, and get some photos. She had a good laugh about the whole thing from the comfort of the warm car :)

I always knew I would be a traveler. I didn't know that I'd end up working in travel. But I joined the industry a decade ago, and haven't looked back since. 

The actual creation of a custom itinerary is my absolute favorite part of what I do. It's the ultimate puzzle. The moving pieces, finding the best places to create the travel experience you are looking for, all while figuring out how to make it work for your budget and travel dates.  There is nothing more satisfying than getting it right. 

It's more than simply booking some hotels. It's reading between the lines to get to the heart of what a trip is all about. It's calling in a favor to make it extra special. It's knowing where to save and where to splurge. It's more.  

-Kate Fravel Thomas

Owner, North & Leisure

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