To continue our Expert Advisor Spotlight series, featuring expert travel advisors – and some of our best friends – who declare their travel independence with every trip they embark on, meet Beth Jenkins!
Beth is a Senior Travel Advisor and the Director of Development at McCabe World Travel, based out of Virginia, and a member of our Travel Advisor Leadership Council. We love her constant desire to discover new places and the way she seems to immerse herself into the local culture on every trip she takes. Learn more about Beth and a few of the many places she’s ventured to around the globe by reading her answers to our 7 question spotlight below!
1| Why you do what you do | When I get little notes or photos from my clients, during or after a trip, showing how much they are loving their guide, their view, their meals, whatever! It truly brings me such joy to be a part of creating those precious moments!
2| Most cherished passport stamp | Currently… Mexico! I just renewed my passport this year, and it was sad to say goodbye to my worn passport, stuffed with extra pages, visas, and stamps from 33 different countries. Mexico – one of my favorite destinations – was the first stamp in my new passport, an exciting start to filling my crisp new passport!
3| Carry on item you can’t live without | A big bottle of water. The beverage service is never enough to keep me hydrated, which is mandatory when flying!
4| Favorite independent property and why | Grand Hotel Tremezzo on Lake Como. The hotel is family owned and managed and you can feel the warm hug. At the same time, it commands grande dame status on glamorous Lake Como. And that pool!!
5| Top book you’ve read while traveling | The Caliph’s House by Tahir Shah. I always try to read a book set in a new destination before I go, and this one was great fun and brought the wild side of Morocco to life.
6| A museum you could visit time and again | Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid. The museum is home to Picasso’s Guernica, a dramatic Spanish Civil War representation that takes up an entire room. I go see it every time I am in Madrid.
7| Most unusually delicious dish you’ve tried while traveling | Wow – this is hard because I keep a list of my “top 10 bites” of every trip I take. Most unusually delicious? Probably alpaca carpaccio in Patagonia.