Brian Chapman - Owner/Travel Consultant
Brian was born and raised in Skowhegan, Maine. Upon graduating high school in 1980 Brian started working in the travel industry. Starting at the entry level position Brian worked his way up to lead agent, lead international agent and then management. In 1994, Brian chose to no longer work as an employee at a travel agency and became an independent contractor which led to opening his own travel agency in October 1995.
Brian has traveled to over 40 countries which include Australia, China, Hong Kong, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal as well as numerous countries within Europe and the Caribbean. Brian has stayed at the Sandals and Club Med all inclusive resorts and have taken 16 different cruises, which includes the major cruise lines Carnival, NCL, Royal Caribbean and Princess.
Some of his travel highlights include dancing the Viennese Waltz at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna with his wife Tammi, scuba diving in the Caribbean, visiting the El Mina Slave Castles in Ghana as well as experiencing a private safari with a personal guide at the Mole Game Reserve in Northern Ghana.
In addition to handling day to day travel reservations Brian has also had the privilege of handling the travel arrangements for the Leon H Sullivan African Summits in 1999 and 2003. Not only did Brian handle the travel arrangements for the summit delegates from the United States, Brian was also asked to assist in handling the accommodations for Algeria, Morocco, Namibia and South Africa. The biggest highlight for him was at the Summit in 2003, when he met President Wade of Senegal and flew on his private plane with his presidential staff from Abuja, Nigeria to Dakar, Senegal.
Brian's hobbies include ballroom dancing with latin as his favorite type of dance, studying numerology and just recently getting back to lifting weights.
Tammi Chapman - Owner/Travel Consultant
Tammi started in the travel industry right out of high school working in the accounting department. Now 23 years later, she owns her own agency and is still doing the accounting but she now also enjoys working as a travel consultant.
Working in the travel industry has allowed her to travel all over the world. Her favorite way to vacation is on a cruise. She has had the pleasure of cruising on Royal Caribbean, NCL, Princess and Carnival mostly for vacation but also escorting a couple of groups. She has cruised all over the Caribbean, Mexico and Alaska with each experience being completely unique. She personally feels a cruise is the best value for your dollar and she loves that it has something for everyone to enjoy. In addition to cruising she has stayed at the all inclusive Sandals resort in St. Lucia where they had a private pool with a 180 degree view of the ocean, shopped in Hong Kong and China, danced in a luau in Hawaii, tanned on the beaches of Mexico, honeymooned in the Bahamas, trekked all over Vienna and Prague as well as visited various spots throughout the US. Her next goal is a trip to Australia and then on to some European spots.
In her off time she enjoys ballroom dancing (especially Latin), spending time with her dogs, volunteering for a local no kill animal shelter and hanging with friends and family.
Linda - Travel Consultant/Tour Director
Linda migrated to Arizona from New Jersey 24 years ago. She started out selling architectural and engineering supplies for a small blueprinting company here in Phoenix. She had always wanted to travel and it even states in her 8th grade year book that she wanted to be an airline stewardess. Life sure goes by quickly, in 1990 she decided to go to travel school and become a travel consultant. She attended Mundus Institute and received her certificate...finally she's going to travel! Right out of school she was hired by a national corporate travel agency to manage six couriers plus perform quality checks on all the tickets booked by the agents before they were ticketed and delivered to the clients. After about a year, she was promoted to a full time travel consultant position working on the State of Arizona Desk. Five years later, she went to work for North Bank Travel as a travel consultant doing both corporate and leisure travel. In 2001 she pursued an education in becoming a tour director where she completed the course and received her certification.
Her travel career has allowed her the pleasure of traveling to many destinations some of which are Canada, Alaska, Hawaii, France, and England. She has been on countless trips nationally to many of our wonderful states including, New York, New Jersey, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, Nevada, California, and Texas. Her favorite cruise destination is the Alaska/Inside Passage. It was so awe inspiring. She has never seen anything like it.
The future holds a lot more travel for her. In 2005, She will be going to South Africa for The Leon H. Sullivan African Summit. She is so excited to finally get to Africa! She looks forward to being able to use her tour director knowledge on this trip as she will be assisting the group in Africa in addition to escorting some groups to local attractions during their stay. She also has always dreamed of traveling to Egypt and Greece so she is hoping to fulfill that after the Africa trip.
When Linda is not working or traveling she enjoys camping, country 2 step and line dancing, playing darts, reading and singing karaoke. She is at present, starting to get involved in the State of Arizona Department of Peace.
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