Andrea’s love for discovering new places, paired with her natural curiosity, sparked a passion for travel that has taken her to over 90 countries and has inspired her to help others discover the world around them.
Through her extensive travels, Andrea has developed a strong understanding of different destinations, travel styles, and industry trends. She relishes in sharing what she’s learned over the years with her clients to ensure they are prepared for the journey ahead and are able to fully enjoy their time away.
Andrea leverages her first-hand knowledge to craft distinct and memorable itineraries for each and every trip. Her experience with a variety of accommodations ranging from ultra-luxurious stays in South American resorts and wellness retreats in Asia, to exploring New Zealand from a camper van and overnighting in a treehouse in the jungles of Laos, allows her to offer unique insight to her clients throughout the planning process.
Before turning her fascination for travel into a career and founding Wanderful Journeys, Andrea was a management consultant at Bain & Company where she worked directly with Fortune 500 CEOs to design and implement strategic plans to improve their businesses. This experience, coupled with previous brand management work at L’Oreal, has molded Andrea into a hard-worker and careful listener. She is dedicated to the details and fine tunes every component of the trips she creates for her clients.
Andrea is a native Detroiter, but over the years she has been fortunate to also call New York, Chicago, Johannesburg and London home. A lifelong Wolverine, Andrea received a BBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and later went on to earn a MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Some of her favorite travel memories include driving a small car from London to Mongolia, riding the Trans Siberian Railway, hiking in Patagonia, hanging off of Victoria Falls, wine tasting in Burgundy, sailing the Whitsundays, and swimming with pink dolphins in the Amazon.