March 25, 2017

MEET USAbout Judy and Maria
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Director E-Commerce Development, Judy & Maria's Travel

Married to Gene, a retired Professional Electrical Engineer

(right: Judy, left: Maria)

 

Children - One Son, One Daughter 

Michael earned an Executive MBA from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Michael resides in Montana with his wife, Marcia and their son Mikael. Michael is a Principal in the Capital Markets Advanced Technology Practice of software and financial trading organizations.

Allison graduated from West Chester University with a degree in Speech Therapy and Margaret Cowan University in Perth, WA, with a degree in Special Education. Allison has recently earned her Veterinarian degree and is working in a practice located in Western Australia.  Allison resides in Kinross (a suburb of Perth, Western Australia) with her husband, Adam, and their two sons, Kellan and Bryn.


Kellan graduated in December 2015 from Prindiville Catholic University with top awards in physics, chemistry and math along with the Dux (leadership award) and is attending the University of Western Australia.

Pets - 3 Cats  

Precious Giavanna is a blue-point mitted ragdoll cat. Gia is a petite little girl and is clearly the brains of the bunch.
 
 Simon Sebastian is a flame-point mitted ragdoll with stunning blue eyes.  Simon is the big bruiser and extremely shy.

Louis Vuitton is a black medium-haired domestic cat.  Louis was abandoned by his mother/owner when he was less than two weeks old. He weighed only four ounces.  After considerable nurturing and countless bottle feedings, Louis has grown to a whopping twelve pounds and has become extremely active and curious.


Background

Judy worked in the Special Education and Migrant Education Programs for 10-years prior to entering the travel industry.  

Interests and Hobbies
 

Judy loves interesting people, animals, fine dining, her Mustang Cobra and quiet times.  Pink is her favorite color.  Judy and her family have hosted foreign exchange students from the countries of Australia, France, Germany, Japan, and Spain.  Hosting the exchange students was an enriching cultural experience for the entire family. In fact, before starting her university studies, Allison (Judy's daughter) and her best friend traveled around the world for one year. They were hosted by the exchange student's families -- Spain, Germany, France, Singapore, Hawaii and more.  Allison's year of travel enabled her to mature and gain independence and the confidence to succeed in and achieve her goals.

Louis at Work with James from Apple Vacations

Giavanna hanging around at 
Judy & Maria's Travel

Christmas Louis

Christmas Simon

 

MARIA

Executive Director of Sales, Judy & Maria's Travel, Inc.

Married to Edwin, a machine operator at a steel plant.


Children - Two Sons

Edwin is a 2004 graduate of Goldey-Beacom College with a degree in accounting.  Ed was the President of his college fraternity and is currently employed as a controller at a prominent law firm in Delaware.


Edwin's wife, Donna, is employed as an intellectual property paralegal at a prominent law firm in downtown Wilmington, DE.  Donna and Edwin have two fur babies, Scooter (Bugg) and Champ.

 

Christopher graduated April 2007 from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnston. Chris is employed as an IT Administrator at the University of Pennsylvania.  Chris and his girlfriend, Tamara, reside in Philadelphia.
 

Pets - 2 Dogs  


Godiva, a chocolate teacup Chihuahua, is the newest addition to Maria’s family.  Arriving at the Thomas household on Christmas Eve 2006.  Godiva is quiet, friendly, and loves to dress up in fancy sweaters. Godiva loves her sister, CoCo Chanel loves to be with people and is very protective of her older sister.  They have many friends in their neighborhood. Both Godiva and CoCo enjoy riding in the car, spending time with Louis Vuitton, and sleeping all day at Judy and Maria’s Travel, Inc.


Background

Maria's college classes included travel and business administration. Maria originally planned to become an air-traffic controller or a pilot.

 

Interests and Hobbies

Maria loves to travel, Corvettes, fine dining, working out at the gym, art, and her weekends are always busy with social activities, friends and fun.    

 

 

Photo Right:  Maria 1975 Corvette


Strengths

Maria is a true fun person, Her motto is that "every day is a reason to celebrate."  Maria always goes the extra mile to ensure guest satisfaction.

 

Palm Trees   moon_palms_sm_clr.gif

Maria collects palm trees. In fact, located behind her desk at Judy and Maria's Travel is a 7-foot palm tree.  One of Maria's long-term goals is to retire to Mexico where she can enjoy the beauty of the turquoise sea while relaxing under a swaying palm tree with a frozen Margarita in hand and savoring the beauty of the Mayan culture that she has so come to love. 

Maria enjoys working with travel savvy, intelligent professionals who appreciate her contacts and the services provided.


Photo Right is Maria's dog Godiva being held by Jeff Corwin of the Animal Planet television channel.

Photo Above:  Mexican Coco


 

 

 

 


 


Important Travel News Minimize

NEW PASSPORT NOTICE

New TSA regulations require that passports be valid for at least six (6) months beyond travel dates. If your passport is set to expire in under six months from your return date, you must renew it prior to travel.


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