Welcome! I’m Mandy, and travel is my passion. I’ve worked in leadership and training roles in the travel and cruise industry in various capacities for well over a decade. The travel industry is what I know and love, and is in my veins! Working in travel has allowed me to experience things in life I never thought possible. I’ve been fortunate enough to cruise the Caribbean islands in its entirety, wander through Alaska’s wilderness, explore Europe like a local and meet the most incredible souls along the way! From colleagues, former students, fellow travel buddies, and mentors who helped to guide my path, I consider all of these beautiful souls lifelong friends.
Why Mapping with Mandy?
I realize everyone has a story. Mine isn’t anything super extraordinary, but rather pretty typical. While plugging away at my hard driven career, life happened, and plans changed…the biggest hurdle was managing military moves that stalled my momentum. Sure, I could work for any company and probably enjoy it OK (yes, I tried that too) but THIS is what I enjoy. Teaching people about how to travel smarter, giving them tips and tricks about destinations, collaborating, and encouraging others to explore this exciting world of travel is really what I love to do. So, I decided to take a leap of faith and channel my passion in my own way… first, with the creation of this blog!
There are many things that I love about going to new places. Meeting new people, exploring new cultures, changing perspectives and enjoying mind-opening experiences to name a few. Through this blog, my hope is to show others that they can achieve these experiences too! You have one life. Life is too short not to discover more about our diverse, beautiful world.