Adelman: Making Your Dream Vacation a Reality
An Interview with Amy Kemper of Adelman Travel
Vacation. When you hear the word, what do you think of? Lounging poolside at a resort. Hiking trails and watching the sun set over mountain vistas. Sunrise yoga followed by spa treatments on the beach. Or perhaps a day spent at museums and people watching in an historic city. The perfect vacation is different for everyone, and that’s just one of the reasons a good travel agent can be your best option for ensuring a great getaway. Recently, Yoga and Spa sat down with Amy Kemper of Adelman Travel to discuss the benefits of using a travel agent when planning your next vacation.
Yoga & Spa Magazine: Tell us a little about yourself, do you enjoy traveling?
Amy Kemper: Yes, I’ve always loved traveling. As a senior in high school, I traveled to Spain with my family and it was a vacation I will never forget. Barcelona and Madrid were highlights for me; I loved the architecture and the food. The trip was like nothing I’d ever experienced before and I created so many lasting memories with my family.
Y&S: Did those memories help you decide to be a travel agent?
AK: They really did. I enjoy my work because I want to help other people create unforgettable experiences with their families and the people they love and choose to spend their time with. We can strengthen our bonds and deepen our emotional connection
when we experience new places, new things together.
I’ve been with Adelman Travel for 6 years now, and in addition to my clients, I supervise a group of travel agents. We all focus on the same thing – ensuring that you have the best possible vacation. I love getting to know my clients, through conversation or over a cup of coffee, and learning what’s most important to them. I ask them to envision their ideal vacation, and then I work on taking care of the details so they can focus on making the most of their time together.
Y&S: What are some of the other benefits of working with Adelman Travel or a travel agent in general?
AK: It’s our job to not only stay in-the-know about the best ways to enjoy popular vacation spots, we know about the unexpected gems, special services and extra touches that make your vacation memorable for all the right reasons. And, on those rare occasions when a problem does arise, we are here to advocate for you and ensure you have the best
Because I’m an avid traveler, too, it’s also important that I help my clients get that singular moment or experience they want to brag about for years to come. Whether that’s yoga on the beach with your best friends or a picture of your surly teenager giggling like she’s five again, I want to help you turn those dreams into memories.
Y&S: Are there any travel trends that you’re noticing and think our readers would find interesting?
AK: Oh absolutely! My emphasis is working with families and friends, the family you choose as well as the one you grew up with. So one thing that hasn’t changed is the popularity of all-inclusive resorts and packages. What has changed is the variety and unique offerings in all-inclusive vacations.
Zoetry vacations are a perfect example of individualized, all-inclusive vacationing. One popular destination is the Zoetry Paraiso De La Bonita in Cancun’s Riviera Maya, which offers breathtaking nature hikes, special wellness classes and exclusive activities like the popular Temazcal Shaman Ceremony held on the beach. This unique ceremony combines music, botanical remedies and ancient traditions to help you release stress and improve your overall wellbeing. There are also art walks, history treks and other active events as well as a full range of spa services.
Another big trend I’m seeing, and it’s one I fully endorse, is the Digital Detox vacation. That’s where everyone disconnects from their devices to spend time really connecting. When you turn off the outside distractions, you can be more present in the moment, which helps you connect more deeply and relax more fully.
Y&S: Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us, Amy. Any last tips for our readers?
AK: I just want to encourage everyone to reach out and let me help make your dream vacation a reality, that’s my passion. There are so many opportunities at every price point, and Adelman is here to help you explore the world and your interests. Let’s set up coffee to start planning your perfect getaway!