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I was born and raised in Southern Germany.

“Growing up it was not unusual to spend weekends in neighboring countries like France,Austria, Switzerland and Italy. I was exposed to different cultures,lifestyles and food from an early age. During my High School years I was an exchange student in England to further my language studies."

After graduating from High School and Business College, I joined the prestigious Hapag Lloyd Travel Group and completed a 2 1/2 year apprenticeship as a Certified Travel Counselor. I moved to Maryland in 1980 and continued my career as a travel consultant.

My travels have taken me to many countries in Europe, Egypt and South Africa. I have also visited many Caribbean Islands and Mexico by cruise and resort stay. I am an Accredited Cruise Counsellor and a French Destination Specialist. I hold many specialist and expert certifications and take pride in continuing my education and training by visiting destinations and learning with online courses.

"I started my career when travel was booked by phone and air tickets were written by hand. The travel industry has evolved over the years and with the technology today we have access to booking engines and excellent planning tools to provide great customer service."

"I love working on complex international itineraries and enjoy the challenge of research. My travel experience allows me to plan the dream vacation for my many loyal and new clients.

Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Gerne berate ich Sie auch in Deutsch.
"I retired early from the Federal Government. I always wanted to be a travel agent when I grow up."

Prior to starting her career in travel, she worked for the U.S. Department of Energy. She has nearly 13 years experience as a Travel Consultant at another Frederick travel agency. Burdette has traveled extensively in the Caribbean, Europe, Mexico, and Alaska. She is a cruise enthusiast, having cruised nearly 50 times.
I loved summer vacations as a child. We traveled across the United States, and my first trip to Walt Disney World was in 1972. During high school I was fortunate enough to travel to Europe and Mexico with school groups.

After high school, I went to travel school before joining Antietam Travel Service in April 1988, where I did mostly corporate travel. As the leisure business grew, I became a Mexico, Caribbean, leisure, and cruise specialist.

I enjoy sending my clients on all-inclusive vacations to Cancun and Riviera Maya in Mexico and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, as well as other Caribbean destinations. I also like to book cruise vacations to the Caribbean and Alaska and escorted tours all over the world.
I have been a Travel Advisor for 23 years. I have travel extensively Through Europe, Caribbean, South and Central America. I have travelled in every form from Group Travel, Independent Travel, Cruising and River Cruising. My favorite personal travel is to get the cultural experience. I love getting to know the culture and sampling the local cuisine. I have made friend all over the world through my travels and value every memory and I love helping people plan their own trips and make memories for themselves and their families. I take pride in getting to know my clients so that I can help them plan the trip that is perfect for them.