Meet Shawn van der Putten!

Travel Consultant

While I have many diverse interests, travel and exploring our world really is at the top of my list. It is my personal belief that if we all traveled a little bit more, the world would be a better place. For when you meet with people on a local level, governments cease to exist and we find what we have in common instead of the differences. I have an extensive knowledge of Western Europe, having lived and traveled there as a college student and then flying for 17 years as a flight attendant for a major international carrier.

My knowledge of the Caribbean also comes from my days as a Flight Attendant where I was lucky enough to fly into most of the islands at one point or another. That being said, I believe ongoing education is essential for me to remain current in this ever changing world and take every opportunity to learn when I can.

How lucky am I to work in a field I love? Honeymoons, Destination Weddings, Anniversaries, Family Reunions, Getaways, Family Travel, Groups and more, the right destination is out there and it is my job to find it! I love hearing the stories my clients bring back from their experiences – seeing a wonder of the world like Machupichu or a marriage proposal on top of the Eiffel Tower; relaxing in a Bali Bed at an all-inclusive in Cancun or boasting about completing the Bridge Climb in Sydney! The spark in the eye of the freshly traveled is like no other! I have a happy job where I get to send people on vacation!

I always tell my children “Never pass up an opportunity when it is offered. You never know if or when it may come around again” ¬†This is my philosophy in life, as well as in travel. And if a local says “I have a friend..”¬†…you know you are in for a grand adventure!

My travel specialties include…

  • Romance Travel Professional
  • Destination Specialist – Italy
  • Sud de France Specialist
  • Aussie Specialist
  • Switzerland Advisor
  • Malta Specialist
  • Hamburg Specialist
  • Puerto Rico Specialist
  • Anchorage Wild Specialist
  • Xcaret Specialist
  • Melia Pro
  • Cancun Specialist


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