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When it comes to travel planning, it’s all about the memories for Julie. An expert planner with more than twenty years of experience in the event planning space, Julie sees her work as an opportunity to provide memories that last lifetimes. Her own travels inspire her passion for learning about new destinations, venues and attractions, driving her to continually research the best and most exciting itinerary highlights for the educators she serves.
My favorite travel memory
My favorite travel memory would have to be my first visit to New York City. I had wanted to go for years, and the experience was everything I expected and more. The sights, the sounds, the smells! From Broadway to Times Square and Central Park, the entire trip was a dream come true.
My hobbies and pastimes
I am an avid baseball fan – both a lifelong Cubs fan and a cheerleader for both of my boys who play travel ball. I enjoy running and like to participate in various fun runs (Turkey Trot, Mashed Potato Mile, Food Truck Rally, Shamrock Shuffle) with family and friends.
My favorite movie character
My favorite travel destination is Cancun, Mexico. As a child my family spent many vacations in Mexico, soaking up the sand and the sun. I became so familiar and comfortable with the surroundings that I continued the tradition with my college roommate. Upon meeting my now husband, we found that both of our families had traveled many times to Cancun, and we continued the tradition. We actually got engaged in Cancun and continue to take our own family vacations there to this day with our two boys. After visiting over a dozen times, there is always something new to discover or a favorite spot to return to.
The personal touches that BRT provides. Your company gets to know the people they work with. I have never felt like a "number" with BRT.
Class Trip, 2018 DC tour
Columbia Central Junior High School
I appreciated the flexibility Bob Rogers showed us with the billing and various payments we had to make. We thought we were adding more and ended up not but you were great about giving us extra time to work out what we needed to on our end.
Band, 2017 Chicago tour
Plum Grove Junior High School
BRT is always on top of all details. Even when something has slipped through the cracks, changed, or something unexpected comes up, BRT is flexible enough to make the changes needed to make everything right. We have always been so well taken care of and the personal attention is what makes your company special.
Band, ’18-19 Orlando tour
Pella Community High School
This was my 5th trip with Bob Rogers, and I appreciate the professionalism and also the willingness to work with me and my students to make each trip the very best it can be.
Choir, ’18- 19 Atlanta &Tuscaloosa Tour
Nashville School of the Arts
You make the process so easy - step-by-step of what needs to be done, guidance along the way, available (and quick) to respond to questions and making me feel like me and my students are your priority.
Choir, ’17-18 New York City tour
Bowling Green High School
The quality of service that you provided us with was second to none. The organization and communication were exceptional and we always felt we were in “the loop” on things both before and during the trip.
Band, ‘17-18 Orlando Tour
Amos Alonzo Stagg High School
BRT hands down has been the absolute best travel company I have worked with in my 18 years in education. My interactions with BRT have always been so much more than just traveling from one destination to another...the focus has always been on people and providing them with experiences of a lifetime.
Band, ’17-18, Ireland tour
University of Illinois
From the scheduling, to planning, to overseeing, to leading, to customer service, everyone involved was courteous, prompt, and hospitable. Everyone did their jobs well and turned the trip experience into something better than we had anticipated.
Band, ’17-18 Nashville Tour
Lakewood Middle School
Very Organized - even when problems develop. We've gone on enough trips with Bob Rogers to know how BRT operates - always first class, always prepared.
Band, ’17 Los Angeles Tour
Sumner High School
The whole BRT team was extremely attentive, accommodating and reliable. Every detail was attended to and my stress level the entire trip was at an all-time low.
Band, ’17-18 New Orleans Tour