Q: How do you view your role as a Smithsonian Journeys Expert?
A : My approach is three-fold. First, I want to help travelers realize their goals for the journey. Whether the fulfillment of a life-long dream or the next item on a “bucket list,” each Smithsonian journey has the power to enrich the traveler. Secondly, I want to be available as much as possible. Questions come up during formal presentations, of course. But more questions arise during coach rides to historical sites, at breakfast, or during quiet moments when we gaze from our river ship at the setting sun. Finally, I want us to have fun! A Smithsonian journey provides a 24/7 classroom for all of us. We are living our learning, and few things are more exciting than that.