Say hello to your new Featured Insider: platpboy4ever!
Insider since: June 15, 2014
Marriott Rewards status: Lifetime Platinum
About me: I'm a Florida native, raised in Miami but later went to school in Peoria (IL) for a change of pace. After graduating I moved to West Hollywood, CA where I met my honey of nearly 26 years. We have two cats, Richmond & Ranger, and have since moved around to Centreville, VA and more recently Schaumburg, IL where we currently reside. We plan on moving to Fort Lauderdale in a few years.
I've always had a love of travel & vividly remember my first trip to Honduras as a 10-year old! More recently, that fondness has translated into my employment by one of the world's largest airlines, approaching 23 years! My job has allowed me to appreciate far-flung cultures like Greece, Thailand, Australia, India, China & Israel. I've also been to Hawaii roughly 40 times. I stay with Marriott wherever & whenever I can, plus I can now safely include Starwood in the mix!
I thoroughly enjoy participating in the Insiders group, and I immensely value the insight & advice of the many veterans on the site. For anyone who's simply been lurking but not participating, I invite you to tell us your stories too!
Fun facts: I recently tasted the world's hottest chili pepper, the Reaper, and even though it burned my mouth for nearly an hour, I enjoyed it. Also, I flew to Germany and back simply to enjoy the ride in First Class, with just 5 hours on the ground in Frankfurt, to celebrate (then) 20 years at my airline!
Favorite Hotel: San Juan Marriott, for their friendliness, hospitality & service. I've stayed there five times, and my heart goes out to the good people of Puerto Rico, who've seen their lush island decimated by a couple of hurricanes recently.
Bucket-list destinations: Cape Town (South Africa), Machu Picchu (Peru), Easter Island (Chile), & the Maldives.
May you always enjoy your journeys & arrive home safely!
platpboy4ever, we love reading your travel adventures, thank you for sharing them with us and the community. Congratulations on achieving Lifetime Platinum this year - what a huge accomplishment! We can't wait to see where you go next!
-The Community Managers