Meet the Founder
The Power of Travel. Travel creates change. Four years ago I changed careers to become the founder of Sisters and Suitcases.
The day I launched Sisters and Suitcases, I dedicated myself to inspiring and enabling women travelers to get out of their comfort zones and engage with the world as I had; to go beyond escapism and sightseeing to have deeper, richer, more fulfilling experiences around the world. I knew how travel had changed me, and I wanted others to know that kind of excitement and satisfaction.
As a professional educator for more than sixteen years in various areas of education, ranging from Early Childhood Education to Higher Education and a background in Sociology, what I know for sure is travel can give a person a lifetime of education beyond simply reading a textbook.
Over the past three years I’ve been building a company that connects like-minded local host and travelers to share authentic cultural experiences, bridging cultures, and opening hearts and minds. You see, I love that word, “authentic.” And even “opening hearts and minds.” Because that’s what real travel does: It opens your heart to find new loved ones or loved places abroad (Ghana and Italy are two of my favs), and it opens your mind to cultures and traditions beyond your own.
When you’re able to drink wine, share a meal, cook or stay overnight in someone’s home thousands of miles away from your own to realize a connection in spite of any language, religious, or political difference, it will change the way you see the world. And that’s the power in creating that for the women who travel with Sisters and Suitcases. That is why I believe Sisters and Suitcases is vital to women. When you’re able to travel and explore intentionally, your mind is given the space to shift. Exposure to new cultures and people helps to create a healthier perspective on how you view the world around you.
Today, as the Founder of Sisters and Suitcases, I am privileged to combine all my life’s passions by offering a space where women can fully experience the joy of being the best of themselves—strong, sensual, smart, silly and full of life! My goal and cherished purpose is to help you unravel the gift of travel one experience at a time.