In 2011, after being a work from home mom for 11 years, I decided to re-enter the work force and honestly, the travel world chose me! I was looking for an opportunity to utilize my relationship skills partnered with my love for helping people and found that the luxury travel industry was the perfect fit for me. I find immense fulfillment in working with couples and families creating incredible experiences for them. The best part is receiving a picture from them – faces beaming with a caption, “We are having the time of our lives!”
What has been your favorite trip so far?
Thus far my favorite trip has been my journey to Ireland. It holds so much significance for me personally, as that is my family’s ancestry. Walking into a castle that my forefathers built was the most surreal experience I have ever had. I stepped back into time and it took my breath away.
I recently returned from a study tour of Alberta Canada and plan to visit Disney with my family in the fall. I’m on the lookout for an opportunity to visit Scandinavia to see the northern lights and fjords, Romantic Western Europe via river cruise, and hopefully Hawai’i next year.
Hawai’i, Ireland, Northern Europe, Small Groups
Customized itineraries, Families, Couples
Certified Travel Associate (CTA) designation from The Travel Institute in 2015
“My wife and I just returned from our honeymoon that Julie planned for us at the Viceroy Sugar Beach Resort in St. Lucia. It was absolutely incredible. For a vacation that can be stressful to plan, she made the process as seamless and easy as it could have possibly been. To top that off, her knowledge of this resort and location was conveyed to us with precision. I am the type of person that wants to save and “plan it myself”, but I must proclaim to everyone reading this…any expenses incurred from using Julie Smothers’ services as your travel agent will be more than worth it. From the private airport transfers, our “extra” gifts and resort credits that were afforded to us because of Alabama World Travel’s relationships, documentation mailed to us prior to our departure…literally everything worked out perfectly due to Julie’s hard work. I would recommend her to everyone.” ~ Steven M.
Do you have a favorite quote or motto?
“To Travel is … to Live” Hans Christian Anderson