New Vendor - Destination Scout
Posted 05 July 2009 - 06:26 PM
Currently I work as a corporate desk jockey who is quite good at my job. I've worked closely with our CFO and business management team for 10 years. If you need a database trolled, an analytical report created or a macro written, I'm your girl. Exciting huh?!? I love my team, and I love the challenges my job presents me, but it has always been just that - a job. It is a means of putting my two sons through school and allowing us to live comfortably. My goal has always been to get them through school and then to get a job that allows me to travel, either as an airline stewardess or college professor (Indiana Jones is my hero).
I was never able to find anyone to travel with, so I learned to travel by myself. As a single-traveler I've found wonderful ways to explore areas. I love traveling via bicycle or public trasit system and staying in hostels. I enjoy chatting it up with the local bartenders and wait staff. I have explored quite a few unique locations: Japan, South Korea, St. Kitts, Nevis, Antigua, Anguila, Hawaii, Guatemala, the Mojave desert, and Germany. I speak Japanese, Spanish, Sequel and VBA (it's a techie joke) and love learning about different cultures. I get a kick out of getting off the plane with only a Lonely Planet and a backpack to explore an area. My husband has learned that I don't take vacations, I go on adventures.
I found that this was the best way to plan my wedding. My husband's only request was to have our ceremony on a white sand beach out of the country. I required that it was a pristine beach. With 7 plane tickets to buy I quickly settled on Tulum, Mexico as our location. After months of frustrating internet search and only a florist and photographer hired, I delayed my wedding and bought a ticket to Cancun. I spent five days in Tulum and was able to find my ceremony location, a host for our reception, and confirm all arrangements with my vendors. I also met most of the hotel and private home owners in the area. I now have a slew of connections and understand the issues and work arounds for seemingly simple (but not due to logistical issues) requests such as bon fires, private catamaran cruises, and paying vendors in a foreign country.
Many of you have seen my wedding review of my in Tulum, Mexico, http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t41016
It was a beautiful experience and a memory I will treasure forever. One of the best parts was hearing my husband announce that I should go into business as a wedding coordinator for poorly publicized areas. In the short time that I have been exploring this option, I find that this is a well received service by the local vendors. They appreciate my business management experience, and I am able to help them by acting as a cultural bridge between the small business owner and American brides.
I am excited to announce the official opening of the licensed Destination Scout, LLC. My website is Index.html
Currently my forte is Tulum weddings (although I have also helped with one in Germany). A number of girls are interested in 2010 weddings, and it will be quite easy for me to arrange these due to my frequent interaction with the vendors and trips to the area. I offer services ranging from vendor lists, to full vacation hosting. This includes me arriving on location to greet your guests and play host to them their entire vacation so that you can enjoy your vacation instead of worrying about logistics. I will be running semi-annual site inspection tours to the Tulum area. This will allow my clients an opportunity to take a girl's trip to see all of the different options and meet various vendors. I am also available for travel anywhere. I am excited by any opportunity to expand my portfolio.
Posted 09 July 2009 - 07:10 AM
Posted 09 July 2009 - 11:57 PM
Posted 10 July 2009 - 08:34 AM
I cannot thank Malisa enough for her role on this forum, with other couples, and certainly her role with our wedding. She is truly wonderful to work with and I am thrilled with what she has to offer! Without a doubt, Malisa is a great choice for a wedding coordinator!
Posted 12 July 2009 - 09:41 AM
Posted 06 August 2009 - 05:48 PM
Watashi to nihongo wa hanasukoto ga dekimasu! Ichi nen gurai nihon ni sundeimashita. Ima wa Mexico ni sundeimasu! Ja mata ne!
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