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Total loan: $8,500

Mandy

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Tucson, AZ, United States / Services

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A loan helped to withstand the drop in global travel demand and continue to develop my business.


Mandy's story

I grew up in Arizona where my love of travel and other cultures was instilled early on as my family had a home in Puerto Penasco, Mexico - a beach town about 6 hours drive from where I grew up. My mother was an ESL schoolteacher, so every school holiday and much of summer was spent there. My love affair with Mexico and travel continued to grow when I moved to Hermosillo, Mexico to attend high school for a year. Unfortunately my time there was cut short as my brother had committed suicide before I left, and being so far away from my family and home turned out to be more difficult than a 16-year old could anticipate. Flash forward to later in life when I moved to Washington, D.C. and spent nearly 8 years working for some of the world's pre-eminent luxury global hotel brands. This exposed me to colleagues from many other cultures and allowed me to travel extensively internationally. After taking an opportunity that relocated me to Tucson I decided to take the leap of faith in 2018 and venture out on my own - I wanted to be able to sell more than just one location, travel more and help others to travel more. Travel has been a way for me to connect and reconnect and love helping people make their travel dreams a reality. My mission is to create journeys that connect; to your family & friend, the country or culture you are experiencing but most importantly with yourself. Having lost a sibling at a young age, I know how fleeting life can be and the importance of connecting with those you love so it provides me so much joy to be able to help my clients do just this through travel.