An Interview with Deana Crouch of Adelman Travel
Y&S – What has been your favorite romantic destination both domestically and abroad? Why?
The most romantic destination has to be a Mediterranean Cruise. The ports of call are so beautiful. Monaco and Nice were my favorite ports. The views are spectacular. Seeing where the Grand Prix was held right in the middle of town in Monaco was unbelievable. Walking along the boardwalk in Nice enjoying the Mediterranean Sea views was spectacular.
Y&S – Was there any spot in particular during that trip that was memorable?
The color of the Mediterranean sea is amazing. Just strolling on deck and watching the water and sailing into these ports is exciting. A private driver took us to a high point in Monaco, looking over the city of Mona.
Y&S – Is there a cruise line you would recommend? If so, Why?
Oceania is a wonderful cruise line. They are known for their incredible food and excellent customer service. They really pamper you and sail to the most beautiful ports all around the world. Their spas are some of the best at sea.
Y&S – What part of your job are you most passionate about?
The part of my job I am most passionate about is finding the perfect vacation for a client. I recently had a client call when they came back and she told me she cried when she had to come home. The resort was so perfect and they had such an incredible time celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. It gives me so much satisfaction when I hear clients will have wonderful memories that will last them the rest of their lives.
Y&S – What is the one item you can’t leave home without when traveling?
One item I must have traveling is a big scarf. I use it on the plane for a blanket if it is cold. It works for a shawl in the evenings and is always good as an accessory around my neck to dress up an outfit.
Do you have a jet-lag trick?
I never experience jet-lag. I always stay hydrated by drinking lots of water. Do not drink alcohol while flying. I always stay awake if it is a daytime flight and try to sleep if it is an evening flight. Don’t take a nap if it is daytime when you get to the destination or you will be awake all night. Try to eat light meals. I never dwell on how long the flight is. It is just an adventure, I’m going to watch some good movies, read a good book, play a few games and keep my mind busy not thinking about how long the flight is. It is important to get up every couple of hours and walk the aisle several times. This works for me!
Y&S – Which items are always in your carry-on bag?
In my carry-on bag, I always have my scarf, lotion, lip balm, a change of clothes, a good book and magazines to read, makeup and toothbrush.
Y&S – What have you learned after so many years of traveling that you would like to share with our readers?
I have learned to enjoy the adventure of traveling. Learning about other cultures makes me a better, more compassionate person and thankful I was born in America.
Please contact me, Deana Crouch, to plan your incredible journey.