JenSop: The Singing Traveler!

Idealist. Dreamer. Singer. Explorer.

The joy of helping others…

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Every day after waking up, my normal routine is usually to head straight to the computer – even before grabbing something to eat or shower.  Maybe not the most noble habit – but I have so many email accounts to check every day that I like to keep on top of things from the very beginning of each day.


Well, I was greeted by a wonderful email from one of my clients that just got back from her first Disney trip.  Before I could even reach out to her to see how her trip went, she had gotten in touch with me to tell me how fabulous it was!  It just made my day and has put me in a good mood ever since.   This client had taken her daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren – and she said the whole trip was perfect!  In fact, she wants to go again this year!


We all know about my love of Disney.  (I don’t exactly keep my feelings hidden on that one, do I?  Haha!)  But it makes me SO happy to help others have the wonderful experiences at Disney that I do!  And I don’t even care if that sounds a little corny! I’ll revel in that corny Disney love!


You know, there are a lot more similarities between being a singer and being a travel agent than I ever thought of before. Both take a lot of work and TIME.  More time than people outside these industries could ever imagine.  I learned from an earlier age about just how much time was involved in becoming a good singer and performer, but I’ve since learned that there’s a great deal of time and work involved in being a travel agent.


But, in both instances, you’re helping others escape from the real world and giving them something to enjoy.  You have the power to bring wonderful joyous experiences into people’s lives.  I’ve been humbled by the wonderful comments I’ve gotten after singing in concerts and productions, and now I get a similar feeling when my clients let me know how wonderful their trips were – trips that I helped to make happen!


And here I thought that these two different paths I was one were worlds apart – turns out they’re right in sync with eachother!


Author: JenSop

One of my favorite quotes is, "If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough." I guess I've been a dreamer all my life - I set my sights high and then I try to reach the sky. Some might call me a naive idealist, but that's just the way I am. I believe in always taking the high road, I believe in true love, and I believe in treating people the way you want to be treated. If you put good out into the world, good will come back to you! Being the dreamer that I am, I pursued singing as my primary life's calling - I've got two degrees in classical voice under my belt, and I sing just about anything under the sun. I also love a good adventure. Over the past few years, I've done quite a bit of world traveling, and have even lived abroad for stretches at a time: mostly in Vienna (Austria) and Croatia. A few years ago, I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time, and I became a travel agent who specializes in Disney vacations. (Seriously, I KNOW Disney - I've been going regularly since I was a little girl - and I LOVE it!) And with all my experience traveling and living in Europe, I'm becoming quite the specialist in that travel category as well. (And last year, I started working as a Tour Director in Central Europe!) As to the other juicy details of my life - I'm originally from Pennsylvania, I'm married to an awesome Croatian man named Miloš who is the BEST adventure partner a girl could ask for. (He's also an expert on knowing how to make me smile.) He's truly the love of my life! I've also had all kinds of other jobs along the way, besides singer and travel pro. (Which is pretty standard for those of us who went to school for music.) I've worked part time weekends as a Disney Princess look-alike for children's parties. I've been teaching for almost 20 years, and have lots of experience in retail and customer service. Oh, and I should also probably mention that I'm a huge Lord of the Rings/Star Trek nerd! :-) Let's all go along for an adventure, shall we?

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