Why I want to be a 2019 Travel Weekly Cover Star
This last year I have not stopped for one minute (or at least that's how it feels). In July 2018 I decided that after 14 years in travel that I would leave the comfort of working for a tour operator and become self employed, being a completely independent travel planner. Then the very next day I moved 300 miles with my family and relocated to Edinburgh. It has been a total whirlwind of a year doing two of the most stressful things, at the same time, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Not only am I a new homeworker, I also take care of my youngest son in the day, and my eldest when he comes home from school, so when I say I've not stopped, I really do mean it. Walt Disney World has always been on my travel bucket list, ever since I was a little girl, watching and re-watching the free VHS (there’s a throwback) which I begged my mum for after watching the Disney advert on TV. My parents must have known that we would never get to Florida whilst I was still young enough to enjoy it but got me the VHS anyway. From there my love for Disney has grown, and yet I have still not yet visited any of the parks! I have however been an avid travel agent for Disney and I have brought the magic to countless families over the years, and certainly more so in the last year. So for me, being a Cover Star would mean the absolute world. I would like to be able to say the wait is finally over from those countless times watching the VHS almost 30 years ago (wow I feel old now). I would love the chance to experience the magic of Disney firsthand and be able to share this with my customers more than I can do now. This last year I've not stopped, but for Disney, I'll happily keep on going.