Hayden has developed her passion for travel throughout her life. While growing up she traveled frequently with family and friends around the US and the Caribbean, and broadly in Europe while studying in London. Her love for travel accelerated during her family’s two years as expats in Singapore. Along with her husband Drew and two boys, Knox and Reed, she traveled extensively to cities and resorts throughout Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
She enjoyed planning these trips almost as much as going on them, particularly when she saw how much travel built a strong bond and shared sense of adventure for her family. Hayden loves the opportunity to help other families build their own adventures.
Some trip highlights include: Kenyan safari, Italy’s Amalfi Coast, Thailand, Beijing and The Great Wall, Maldives and Seychelles.
Leslie’s lifelong love for travel came alive when she traveled abroad in high school to Kenya and Tanzania on a month-long adventure that combined philanthropic efforts with a photographic safari. She continued to travel extensively throughout her childhood with families and friends but solidified her desire to pursue a career involving travel after living with a local family in Quito, Ecuador her junior year in college.
Leslie’s career in corporate event marketing and incentive travel set the stage for her to be a successful luxury travel advisor. With her focus on family travel, she welcomes the challenge of creating one-of-a-kind itineraries for her clients. She treasures the memories and bonding experiences she has created with her husband Brandon and two sons, Holden and Browning, and thrives on doing the same for her clients. Some of her favorites family memories include walking on glaciers in the Canadian Rockies, doing cannonballs into Crater Lake in Oregon, feeding the sting rays in the Cayman Islands and the sharks in Ambergis Caye.
Some of her favorite personal experiences have been The Galapagos, Alaska, Tuscany and South Africa.