Margarita was born and raised in Chicago, attended Robert Morris College/Travel & Tourism and graduated in 1989. That was the beginning of her amazing career in travel! She has experience in both business and leisure travel and, except for a short time working for Cox Communications, she has been in the travel industry ever since. She became a specialist on Mexico while working for The Villa Group Resorts (resorts based in Mexico) as a reservationist for the Villa Del Palmar properties and Garza Blanca Resorts. Among the many exciting places Margarita has visited are France, England, Costa Rica, Mexico, Guatemala, Jamaica, Indonesia and much of the United States. Her favorite place is Paris where she especially enjoys cruising on the Seine River and seeing the beautiful Eiffel Tower light up the night. In Jamaica, she loved the Bamboo River rafting and Dunn’s River Falls. In Costa Rica, it was the thrill of the amazing zip line adventure as well as the live volcano experience and the Arenal Hot Springs. Her favorite things in Bali, Indonesia are riding elephants, feeding the monkeys and experiencing the culture, language, and music. She’s quick to add that they also have amazing spas and beaches! As you can tell, Margarita loves to fully explore every fascinating corner of the intriguing places she visits, so she can bring back her experiences and extensive knowledge to share with others. No wonder Margarita is such a great travel specialist! And she’s happy to help you plan your own travel adventures in English or Spanish—she’s fluent in both.