Denise has had a passion for travel since birth. After a lifetime of traveling the globe (as a child, adult and mother of four children), Denise realized the impact that her travels had on her life, that she had been enriched in ways that she would never have imagined. “Travel connects me to the world….to history, the arts, culture, nature and most importantly, it connects me to people…those from other areas of the world and especially to those with whom I travel.”
Denise’s passion to help others share in the amazing enrichment of travel led her to found Passionate Pursuits Travel, LLC. Her commitment is to provide customized experiences that offer the greatest Return on Life. Denise’s services, experience, passion and accessibility go beyond that of a typical travel agent.
As an avid athlete and sports enthusiast, Denise enjoys offering “active” travel options, such as biking trips, multisport trips, and golf or tennis getaways. Her appreciation for haute cuisine goes hand in hand with offering fine culinary travel experiences, such as cooking schools or classes, or reservations at the very best Michelin-starred restaurants.
Denise’s passion is getting out in the world and experiencing destinations first hand. In 2011, Denise went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Lands of Israel, visited Barcelona and Spain’s northwest coast, journeyed on an extensive tour of mainland China, including a Yangtze River Cruise, and ended the year on a “Celebration of Wine” River Cruise of the Moselle and Rhine Rivers through Germany.