At Find A Pearl Travel, it’s not about us – we're all about you! Our focus is on you and your travel experience. We listen to your hopes and dreams and what you envision for your vacation along with the specifics of dates and places. Then together we will create your personal itinerary. We will find your "pearl" journey.
There's no doubt that we love travel - we love to travel ourselves! We also love to learn about it and to share it with others. We love to hear from our clients when they return from a journey and we remember their stories when we plan their next adventure.
Expertise is a key component of our success. We devote significant time to keeping current through research, specialist training, conference participation and site inspections. We utilize our Signature Travel Network affiliations and the industry relationships that we have developed to bring our clients unique and memorable experiences.
Biography: Andrea Oppenheim’s title is Creator of Memorable Travel Experiences and that’s a great description of what she does.
Andrea has always loved to travel and her early business career took her throughout the US. She challenged herself to always add in at least one non-business site or activity in each trip. This required creativity and great organizational skills. It also made each trip enjoyable and memorable. Family vacations were always meticulously planned.
A passion for travel inspired Andrea to find her way to the travel industry. She observed that many of her friends were overwhelmed with the vast array of options available online for planning travel. They were so stressed over flights, hotels, tours and how to put it all together that they lost much of the joy of the journey. And when they returned, they didn’t always have wonderful stories to tell.
Andrea realized that just because people could plan their own travel online, it doesn’t always result in the best experience. Understanding that vacation time is precious, she works to understand what her clients want and why it’s important to them so she can design the best travel experience possible for them. She wants each experience to be memorable.
Her professional journey includes a career in software and project management as well as a career in wealth management with a major firm. She has two degrees from Northwestern University – a BS in journalism and an MBA. As a serial entrepreneur, she has owned a number of businesses including a restaurant, a bus company and an equipment leasing firm.
Top Destinations: Alaska, Hawaii, Caribbean, Mexico, Costa Rica, Europe, China, Africa
Specialties: River & Ocean Cruising, Custom Travel Itineraries, Escorted Travel, Group Travel, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, All-Inclusive Resort Vacations, Romance Travel
Recent Trips: China, South Africa, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Jamaica, Alaska, Hawaii, Switzerland, Israel, England