Before I Love Travel, I Worked at: I started my career in student travel at Breakaway Tours in 2006 and more recently worked at EF Educational Tours.
On my days off, you will find me: Planning my next adventure Hoop Dance Many weekends taking road trips to a cottage and/or wine region Spending time with my nieces and nephews Going to the theater
My friends know I love: Traveling anywhere and everywhere! My 13 pound bunny Elvis Parsley wine photography
My #TripOfaLifeTime would be to: This changes every year but as of today my #TripOfaLifeTime would be to head back to Africa and tour Mozambique and Madagascar and/or visit the jungles of India to see a tiger in the wild.
My favourite travel memory is: - I have way to many but here are a few, - Laying in the sand with Sea Lions in the Galapagos Islands - Doing loops and barrel rolls over the desert in Arizona in a glider plans - Soaring over Victoria Falls on a Micro Light Flight - Spending a week in a village in the Amazon being shown the rainforest by the local people
What I do at I Love Travel: I am a part of the West Coast Sales team to plan epic grad trips for students!
Before I Love Travel, I worked at: A craft beer market (drink of choice), but spent most of my last years at university in Kelowna (University of British Columbia Okanagan) and just finished a year exchange at the University of Glasgow in Scotland!
On my days off, you will find me: Kicking back with my friends, eating ice cream, being crafty, and spending time soaking up all mother nature has to offer.
My friends know I love: The mountains, cooking, ICE CREAM, snowboarding, laughing, and most of all LIVE MUSIC…. I forgot about SNACKS…..
My #TripofaLifetime would be to: road trip the entire United States in a liveable school bus or VW van with my all my best friends, major snacks, a deck of cards, and some groovy tunes.
My favorite travel memory is: MY WHOLE S-TRIP! (Authentic Cuba)!, Sharing a scotch with new friends in Scotland, signing the Lennon Wall in Prague, hiking through the coastal mountains in Cinque Terre, Italy, swimming under the moon in Croatia, and riding a camel and then sleeping under the stars in the Sahara desert. (More than one, but can you really ask a girl to choose one?)
Amanda Marie Quintinio (AMQ)
What I do at I Love Travel: Trip Planner
Before I Love Travel, I worked at: Mosaic Sales Solutions
On my days off, you will find me: Playing/coaching basketball, watching football, going out with friends
My friends know I love: Stand up comedy & Basketball
My #TripOfaLifetime would be to: Nairobi, Kenya
My favourite travel memory: The Gudad Colon in Costa Rica. Worked an internship and lived there for 3 months, amazing. Met new friends and was totally imersed in the culture
What I love most at I Love Travel: Planning unforgettable trips for students across Canada. Making new friends and travelling to outrageous destinations
On my days off, you’ll find me: Spending as much time as I can exploring this new city and petting every dog I see.
My friends know I love: DOGS!!!, baking, essentially every animal, and spending as much time as I can in the sun.
My Trip of a lifetime: is backpacking and exploring South America.
Which mantra best describes you: Embrace Everyone.
Favorite Travel memory: Exploring the cobblestone streets of Lisbon, Portugal.
Looking forward to: giving students the opportunity that I had to have a trip of a lifetime and to bring good energy into the office :)
On may days off you will find me: Hiking with my husky pup Blue and exploring new trails around Ontario, hanging out with friends, and just being outside.
My friends know I love: My deep and passionate love for powerlifting! #squats
My #tripofalifetime would be to: Costa Rica is my most favourite place in the entire world. Maybe I'll retire there one day!
Which Mantra do you best relate to: #GoBeyond
My favourite travel memory: Travelling anywhere with my friends always makes for the best memories. Whether it was all over Europe, a music festival in another country or a trip to a tropical place, having tons of hilarious stories are my most fondest memories.
What I'm most looking forward to at I Love Travel: Making tons of new relationships, travelling, and Bring The Fun O'clock!
On my days off, you will find me: Definitely at the cottage on the water- most likely tubing or getting a really bad sunburn while trying to tan. When the weather is cold I’ll be inside watching Netflix guaranteed!
My friends know I love: Muskoka, being in the sun, patio drinks, my friends and fam (of course), and baby goats- they’ve got so much character!
My #TripOfALifetime would be to: Backpack across Europe! I especially want to see Greece and Italy eventually making my way up to Portugal and Spain- along the way I’ll hit up all of the amazing beaches.
My favourite travel memory is: Swimming with stingrays off a sandbar in the Bahamas. They were so gentle and nice, I even got a kiss!
What I love at I Love Travel: The amazing company culture and staff! I am also definitely excited to travel throughout the year to the warm and sunny destinations!
What I do at I Love Travel: Trip Planner in High School Sales
On my days off, you will find me: Hanging with my besties
My friends know I love: Sushi and live music
My #TripOfaLifetime would be to: My next trip will for sure be Australia and Southeast Asia
My favorite travel memory is: My #Tripofalifetime to Puerto Plata in high school
What I love at I Love Travel: Hanging with all of my work besties and planning awesome trips for high school students
What I do at I Love Travel: Help plan the #tripofalifetime for students
On my days off, you will find me: In the gym/on the couch/on a patio
My friends know I love: Food and Animals
My #TripOfaLifetime would be to: Hawaii
My favorite travel memory is: Zip lining in Mexico... it will be swimming with dolphins after this winter!
What I love at I Love Travel: Working with amazing people and to see just how far we can take the growth of this company.
What I do at I Love Travel: Trip Planner for high school students at the Vancouver office.
On my days off, you will find me: Exploring my city, hanging out with friends, hiking, biking, or having Netflix marathons.
My friends know I love: Dogs, sunsets, tea, travelling, and tacos
My #TripOfaLifetime would be to: Peru! Exploring Machu Picchu is number 1 on my bucket list.
My favorite travel memory is: Seeing elephants, giraffes, zebras, lions, and many other animals in the wild, while on a safari in Kenya.
What I love at I Love Travel: Working alongside people that are driven and passionate about what they do.
My Role at I Love Travel: I am a member of the Trip Planning team responsible for making sure our travelers have the opportunity to experience their #Tripofalifetime !
Before I Love Travel I worked at: I worked in higher education helping to improve the experience of students across North America.
On my days off you will find me: In the depths of Netflix watching some terrible movie, finding a pick up basketball game.
My friends know I love: The Toronto Raptors, Sushi, Them!
What would my Trip of a Lifetime be: Japan!
My Favorite Travel Memory: Getting a chance to trek around California last summer.
What I Love About Working at I Love Travel: Helping to create life long memories for people to look back on way after they have traveled with us.
What I do at I Love Travel: I work on the Sales Team and get the fun and exciting job of helping graduating students plan their #TripOfALifetime!!
Before I Love Travel, I worked at: I worked as a Summer Camp Inclusion Counsellor & After School Program Leader for the City of London while studying at Western University. I also worked as a Tour Guide for Western during my studies. Most recently, I worked on the Wings & Marketing Team at Red Bull.
On my days off, you will find me: I love to make a difference in my community - I am active volunteer at SickKids Hospital, The Philip Aziz Centre & Camp Erin!
My friends know I love: Road trips, long summer days, fresh plants, and cute farm animals (I've been a vegetarian since I was 10)!
My #TripofaLifetime would be to: Currently -- either exploring the Greek Islands or going on a Pink Jeep Tour in Sedona, Arizona.
My favourite travel memory is: Going to Punta Cana with my mom and being able to enjoy a week full of beaches, activities, and sunshine! She didn't get a passport until she was 45... It was so fun and exciting to explore a new destination together!
What I'm most looking forward to at I Love Travel: There is so much to be excited for; 1) Planning awesome trips for students and creating everlasting memories 2) Empowering youth and giving them the tools they need in order to plan their #TripOfALifetime.. and 3) Making a difference and volunteering in local communities while on destination.
What I will do at I Love Travel: ’m a high school Trip Planner who will make sure you have the #tripofalifetime!
Before I Love Travel, I worked at: I worked in the telecom industry and made sure that my clients were always happy and excited about their new phones.
On my days off, you will find me: Either hanging out with the squad or Netflixing it up on the couch
My friends know I love: Awesome sunny weather, great food and even better company
My #TripOfaLifetime would be to: Explore all of Asia, it would be a crazy culture shock and I’d love to experience it.
My favourite travel memory is: iplining and jumping off waterfalls in Dominican Republic was unbelievable.
What I’m most looking forward to at I Love Travel: Getting to share my excitement and love for travel with students from all over! Everyone should get a chance to experience the #tripofalifetime and I can’t wait to see all the smiling faces of students celebrating their graduations :)