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 my days off you will find me: At a jays game, up in Wasaga Beach at the cottage, trying out new and exciting restaurants or snowboarding down any hill that is close enough for me to drive to!
My Friends know I love: Sushi, smiles, the Blue Jays, snow, bubbles, Converse, my Spotify account, the airport, my sisters, festivals, The Arkells and coffee.
My #tripofalifetime would be to: Do a full moon party in Thailand on New Years.
My favorite travel memory: Busting out into a choreographed dance with my little sister in a disco in Jamaica and going to CocoBongos with ILT staff in Punta Cana.
What I love at I Love Travel: Seeing what challenge will come my way each day, and thinking of new and innovative ways to crush it.
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.