Hi! I’m Carmen! I am a small-town Iowa farm girl who moved to Chicago after college graduation. I planned and booked my first trip abroad after finishing grad school in 2011.
On that first trip, I traveled solo and visited eight European countries in a little over two weeks. I came home with great memories, lots of photos and the travel bug. I was officially hooked!
50 U.S. states, more than 25 countries and 24 major league ballparks later, my desire to travel and explore the world is stronger than ever.
In 2022, I decided to take my passion for planning travel a step further by becoming a Travel Advisor with Windy City Travel in Chicago. My goal as a Travel Advisor is to help to take the stress out of travel planning, maximize your time off and make sure you have the best trip ever!
When I am not on the road or in the friendly skies, I am at home with my dog, Stella, meeting friends for brunch or inside the friendly confines of Wrigley Field cheering on the Chicago Cubs.