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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

Peru – A Foodie Destination

September 13, 2018 | Karen Pearson

My Spanish teacher Renato, who is originally from Peru, has been telling me for four years how great the food is in his home country. After my recent trip, I can confirm that’s true.

There are some dishes specific to certain regions but many that are widely available in most restaurants throughout Peru. Each time I encountered a dish that Renato had mentioned, I was excited to try it. Read More >