Andrea Ward is not only one of Boomerang Escapes,
veteran travel planners, but also has the special title of being my one and only sister. She officially joined my travel agency in November 2013 after our opening in May. She has become our resident expert in planning of All-Inclusive Beach Vacations.
Andrea is a mother of three young adults and currently resides in Burlington, Wisconsin. There she not only plans amazing beach vacations, but continues her role as business administrator for Harris Pet Hospital. Besides being an avid beach lover, she has an amazing love for animals and in her spare time helps out with the puppy breeding at Dale Creek Gundogs . She even fits time in to go horseback riding with her friends. Andrea says she “thrives on living!”
Much like myself, having moved around the country most of our childhood, she too developed a love of travel. Her passion….the BEACH. She said, “I use to dream of tropical resorts while sunbathing at the pool. Today, those dreams have become a reality and I now want to share my passion for white sandy beaches, warm sunny days, and cool breezes of the blue waters by planning vacations.”
Andrea took time to share two of her favorite resort experiences.
Sunscape Curacao Resort Spa & Casino (Formerly Breezes)
-Food was very good, but only 4 restaurants on site.
-Beach was clean and beautiful!
-Loved the water. It was calm and great for diving and snorkeling
-Staff was friendly and helpful. They helped me to arrange a renewal or our vows during our stay.
-The rooms were clean and the decor was bright.
-Shopping was nice in town. Safety was not an issue and I had a very positive experience.
-The colors of the town were breath taking!
-There are tons of activities at the resort, particularly a lot of water activities.
I would love to go back here and see Curacao again!
Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa
-Excellent variety of food with six restaurants, a buffet and a cafe!
-A very friendly staff.
-There were lots of activity including volley ball on the beach, work outs in the water or on the beach, archery, and horseback riding.
-I chose to do the horseback riding, and the experience was okay. I felt that once you left the beach area the scenery was not very appealing. As a horse owner, I probably have higher expectations of what I want from the horse and my ride.
-Dancing and other daily night life activity available.
-The beach is decent and a cool thing was you could fish right there in the ocean.
-My experience off the resort wasn’t the best. I wouldn’t recommend venturing too far. People are friendly, but the poverty level is very evident.
-The rooms were clean and decor was bright.
-Great resort to go with a group of friends! I would recommend the resort for a destination wedding!
-It has one of the longest free form pools to float in.
-I would definitely visit again.
“There is nothing better than fun in the sun!”-Andrea
Thanks to Andrea, she and Boomerang Escapes, are one of the helpful businesses that belong to “Celebrate Our Town”, a welcoming program for new homeowners to the counties of Racine, Walworth, and Kenosha, Wisconsin.
She has been planning vacation escapes for the company since 2013 and specializes in Caribbean Destinations. Her primary focus is on the all-inclusive vacation experience for adult or family getaways for individuals and small groups. Sandals and AMResorts are among the specialist certificates she holds.
Lisa Rossmeissl is the owner of Boomerang Escapes, a home-based agency located in Old Bridge, New Jersey with agents in TN, MS, and WI.
She has been a professional travel consultant since 2008 and specializes in Australia and the South Pacific. Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Fiji, and Cook Islands are among the specialist certificates she holds. Her agency’s focus is on creating custom itineraries with their client’s wants, desires, and budgets in mind. She and her planners believe in getting to know the traveler to ensure they have a vacation to remember. With each planner specializing in a different market area, Boomerang Escapes can offer a wide variety of leisure vacation planning.