Todd Ariss: CEO
When I was just five my mother helped me pack my bags so I could run away from home. I had a change of pants, an apple and my favorite toy. It was my first solo trip and although I was only going to the back yard, I had learned the art of traveling light. It was also the start of a life-long adventure in learning, travel and serial entrepreneurship.
Favorite place traveled (so far): Panama
Sheri Bodnaruk: Creative & Content Coordinator
Growing up in the Canadian prairies I’ve always used my imagination to change the landscape into something other than flat. I would dream the wheat fields were actually the ocean and if I squinted my eyes the trees in the distance turned into mountains. Sometimes my sisters and I would lay a blanket down in the field and pretend it was our “raft” and we’d journey to different places and meet different people.
Although I believe a good imagination can add to the journey, I’ve come to realize through travels of my own that there is no substitute for the real thing.
Favorite place traveled (so far): New York
Kari Iklakh : VP of Customer Care
There’s no place like home, but a home away from home can feel just as good. Especially when the right people are with you. Growing up, my family spend many summers boating and playing on hot beaches. A swimming suit and a cold drink was a vacation. Now that I have a family of my own, traveling can be so much more. There is culture everywhere. I want to experience it all! Incorporating work and travel is a dream come true.
Favorite place traveled (so far): Alaska
Emma Ghattas : Content Contributor
As a girl, I dreamed of travels to far off, exotic spots – like those in which my Harlequin Romance heroines lived and loved. Now, so many years later, my love for travel has not diminished (but my taste in literature definitely has expanded). The sights, sounds, smells and flavors unique to each destination visited, the locals I have met, the culture I have experienced – each has left an indelible mark on the way I view the world. In my experience, travel = knowledge = respect and understanding.
Favorite place traveled (so far): Nice, France