Amber is a graduate of the University of London where she studied Fashion Design. Prior to entering the travel industry, she lived in Florence for two years while working for fashion designer Emilio Pucci, and she also worked for an international incentive company, taking care of top entertainers and CEO's from Fortune 500 companies.
Amber speaks French, Italian and Spanish, and is a member of the Italian Institute and the French Institute of San Francisco, where she resides. She has published a travel article on Italy and was the subject of a Condé Nast Traveler magazine article titled “How to Travel Like a Millionaire.” She has conducted travel programs all over the world for 18 years.
In her own words...
If I wasn't a Travel Director, I would want to dance ballet. It's that combination of consistent discipline and life-long passion that I have had since first studying ballet as a young girl. You have to be able to wake up every day and be passionate about what you do. Perhaps this is why my most memorable trip was to Papua New Guinea where I bore witness to the mysterious and ancient ritual known as Sing-Sing. It is a massive gathering of the 70 primitive tribes for the annual celebration of song and dance. Each tribe is adorned in their native colors, wearing huge feathered headdresses and exotic costumes complete with intricate face and body paintings. It was on this same trip that I introduced two single travelers who became close friends and later fell in love. I have recently been invited to their wedding, and now I figure if the travel directing ever falls through and I don't make it as a ballerina, there's always matchmaking!