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Karen Pearson, CTC | Travel Consultant

Who is Karen:
Karen often refers to herself as the Accidental Travel Agent. While in University studying education she was at a crossroads in her life, questioning what she really wanted to pursue. It reminded her of how some clients look to us to suggest what kind of trip they should plan or where they should go. So she has always been able to relate. She decided that pursuing Travel and Tourism was the route for her and, as they say, the rest is history. She has worked in the travel industry now for over 15 years and has been at the Great Canadian Travel Company since 2014. Karen’s favourite part of her job is experiencing trips through the excitement of her clients. Being a part of their experience and their holiday is so rewarding.

Top 5 Travel Experiences:

  • The most recent of Karen’s trips and now her most favorite as well, Quebec City
  • Seeing the Great Barrier Reef in Australia
  • The Canadian Rockies, the scenery through Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper stunning
  • Escaping the Winnipeg winter to scuba dive in Cuba
  • The happiest place on earth – Disney World, in Orlando, Florida

What is Karen’s closing comment:
Our team here at Great Canadian Travel Company has been to so many places and have experienced so many adventures and challenges, you will truly be in good hands with us. Not every trip is about the adventure of a lifetime, sometimes you just want to get away and need someone to help you book your hotel and airfare. We take the time to give you the personal hands-on service you need to make it easy for you. After all, isn’t that what a trip should be about? I look forward to talking to you!

New from Karen Pearson, CTC

Au Diable Vert – the Velovolant (flying bicycles)

March 13, 2018 | Karen Pearson

Imagine you are sitting in something that looks somewhat like the seat and roll cage from a race car, without the race car around it. Imagine you are hanging from a cable 15 feet above the ground. Imagine you begin to pedal, which propels you slowly through the trees, the ground falling away until you are 60 feet or more above the ground. Imagine that it is peaceful, the only sounds made by the breeze rustling the trees, some birds chirping, and the occasional squirrel squeaking. Imagine that all you can see are the treetops surrounding you and perhaps the next rider, depending on your location along the one-kilometre trail. Imagine that the only sensation is the gentle swaying of your pod and the occasional bump as it runs over a connection in the cable.

Now imagine you have vertigo or are scared of heights. That was me exactly. Read More >