Valerie Palmer – Travel Consultant
Hi I’m Valerie! My passion for travel began when I was just a teen. Growing up, my family used to be summer cruisers. I’ve been on 11 different cruises all over the Carribean. This repeated exposure to leisure travel early on in my life led to a strong passion for travel in general. I graduated from Johnson and Wales with my bachelors degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management and have continued to travel on my own agenda. I’ve always had a constant itch to visit somewhere new and experience different cultures. I truly love it all – from hiking my way through a National Park, to walking off croissants in France. And… of course, sitting my behind in the sand, listening to some steel drum tunes, and gazing out at the beautiful blue water.
Some of my all time favorite travel experiences include: my honeymoon on the beautiful island of Grenada, rainbows in Maui, hiking Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park, the crisp waters of Lake Tahoe, champagne on ice in Germany, and floating in the cenotes of Mexico.
Aside from travel, I enjoy spending time outside, drinking herbal tea, and watching movies. But if you ask my husband what I spend most of my time doing, he will tell you I’m always “researching”. Nine times out of ten, you can find me on my laptop deep down a rabbit hole reading about anything and everything related to geography and travel. Typically I do this out of my own personal interest (you know, building up my bucket list locations) but I would much rather put some real purpose behind my hours of scrolling. I would LOVE to help you build the itinerary of your dreams!
You can reach me at Valerie@PenytakTravel.com