Virginia (Gini) Trask
Location: Houston, TX
Top three destinations traveled so far: London for the Olympics, Beijing for the Olympics and Jamaica
Favorite city to visit and why: Domestically, I love New Orleans; the culture and food cannot be beat. There’s always something going on from great music, art and the locals who make you feel right at home. Internationally, I really enjoyed going to Beijing for the 2008 Olympics. The city is so vast and the architecture, both modern and ancient, is amazing.
Fun Fact: I have my bachelor’s degree in acting!
Hobbies: In my free time, I love to ride my mountain bike, kayak and explore new places.
Why do you travel? I love travel because it teaches you about yourself and about other cultures all at once. Traveling to a new place where you don’t know the culture or the language is like being a child all over again discovering the world anew, it brings you completely into the present moment and changes you forever.
Location: Pearland, TX
Top three destinations traveled so far: Egypt, Jamaica and Ouray, Colorado
Favorite city to visit and why: Boston, Massachusetts. It’s such a beautiful city. The food and history are amazing and I love being on the water. So being able to take a water taxi from the airport to a hotel in the harbor makes me happy!
Fun Fact: I am the world’s leading expert on the effects of cattle trampling on recently burned archeological sites.
Hobbies: Cooking, online video gaming on hotel wi-fi and traveling country with nothing but my dog and a tent.
Why do you travel? I grew up in a suburban bubble and the only time I felt that I really understood the world was when my parents took my brother and I on road trips around the country. As an adult, I want to go as far as I can so I can experience as much as I can. Seeing the world from other people’s perspectives is always fascinating and enlightening.
Location: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Top three destinations traveled so far: Houston, Dallas and Portland, Jamaica
Favorite city to visit and why: Portland- it gives me a kind of inner peace. The lush vegetation, beaches, and different waterfalls.
Fun Fact: I am related to the Jamaican Athlete Donald Quarrie. On July 26th,1976, Donald O’Riley Quarrie CD, won the 200m race at the Montreal in 20.22 seconds.
Hobbies: Surfing the internet, singing, dancing and up-cylcing (creating art pieces or Furniture from discarded items).
Why do you travel? Traveling allows you the freedom to be yourself. You can't imagine how different life is in another place until you've experienced it yourself.
Marketing and Sales Manager
Location: I call the mountains of North East Tennessee home. Though I’m not here often it never gets old coming back to the natural beauty of home.
Top three destinations traveled so far: Lexington, KY; Kauai, HI; NYC, NY
Favorite city to visit and why: Moab, UT has so much natural beauty that you could spend days and days and not see it all.
Fun Fact: I’m a knowledge junkie. If I can learn something new I want to
Hobbies: Build things / remodel my house, Put unnecessary parts on my sports cars, Work
Why do you travel? To not go out and see the world and the people in it when given the opportunity is to walk through the forest and not look at the trees. The challenge of getting out of your comfort zone to experience and see what the world has to offer makes it life enhancing for me. It creates new memories that you can’t get any other way. Come see the world but bring your sense of adventure with you… you’re going to need it.
Product Support Specialist
Location: Denver, CO
Top three destinations traveled so far: The Rocky Mountains, Castaway Cay in the Bahamas and Ireland.
Favorite city to visit and why: Dublin, Ireland. Even though I've only been there once, I can't wait to return. The history is fascinating, the food is amazing, and there is always something fun to do (especially if you find the local favorites). Best of all, it's only a short drive to the Cliffs of Moher, which was one of my favorite experiences of all time!
Fun Fact: I've presented psychology research at an international conference.
Hobbies: Video games, playing music, mountain adventures and spoiling my cats excessively.
Why do you travel? The best experiences in my life have always involved travel. From family vacations while growing up, to dating my partner long-distance, travel has always been an integral part of my life and has lead to the best memories I have. The more I travel, the more I can experience how diverse and inspiring the world is!
Operations and Transportation
Location: Houston, TX
Top three destinations traveled so far: Milan, Italy; Lucea, Jamaica; New Orleans, USA
Favorite city to visit and why: New Orleans! The people, the culture, the food, the history. What’s not to love!?!
Fun Fact: I directed a musical while deployed as a US soldier in Saddam’s Palace, Tikrit Iraq.
Hobbies: Play Video Games, Fly Drones, Direct short films
Why do you travel? Travel is not something that I ever thought I’d do outside of the military. Once I was able to do so, it opened my eyes to an incredible world of culture and understanding. Travel has quickly become a “must” for me and my life. I love to learn and grow which can only truly be done through experience.
Location: I’m a 5 star nomad. But occasionally, I visit my stuff that lives on Signal Mountain, TN
Top three destinations traveled so far: Rome, Italy. Innsbruck, Austria. Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Favorite city to visit and why: I don’t truly have a favorite city. I love so many for different reasons. I feel at home on the road.
Fun Fact: I won a Student Emmy for a short film I wrote.
Hobbies: Hiking, writing, and watching movies and television
Why do you travel? I love meeting new people and experiencing new things. It fuels my creativity and inspires me and my writing. Seeing the world changes how to think about yourself and others in a way not possible if you were stagnant and it simply just makes me happy.