15 minutes with … a travel agency owner | PostIndependent.com

15 minutes with … a travel agency owner

Timekeeper: April E. ClarkGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Age: 55Hometown: Philadelphia Occupation: Owner of Sunshine Travel in Glenwood Springs When did you move to Garfield County and why? Eighteen years ago; we were working here and commuting from Delta County.What’s the best part of your job? I like making people happy and seeing different places in the world through their eyes.What’s the best vacation you’ve ever taken? My most exciting trip was when we went to Peru and did the Inca Trail to Machu Piccu. And I really enjoyed diving in Bali.What do you do in your spare time? Read and visit with my friends

If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would it be? Greece and Italy – that’s where we’re doing our 20th (wedding) anniversary. We’re taking a Mediterranean cruise. I’m going to Cingue Terre (in Italy).Best piece of advice you’ve received: Don’t look back – you can’t go ahead.Ever had a vacation change your life? Last year, when I went to Mexico and I met a woman and became instant friends. She’s the one who convinced me to do this (open a travel agency).If you were stranded on a deserted island, what would you bring? LipstickAs a child, did you know what you wanted to be when you grew up? As a little girl, I wanted to be a stewardess.If you had only three TV channels, what would you watch? E! Entertainment Television, Hallmark and History. I like versatility.If you could invite any three people to dinner, who would they be and what would you serve? Bette Midler, Drew Barrymore and Robin Williams. I’d serve pasta.

Color: RedVacation destination: Mexico – anywhere on the beachMovie: “Benny & Joon”Book: “The Ring” by Danielle Steele and “The Secret Life of Bees” by Sue Monk Kidd Music: Blues

Poolside cocktail: Gin and tonicWoman in history: Oprah Food: PizzaPlace to ski: SunlightGemstone: Diamonds, of course!Animal: FawnFlower: Cala lillyPlace in Garfield County: I like to sit by the water

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