Hi there...I'm Christie.
I know it is difficult to make time for a vacation these days. We're all so busy. And with the complexities of travel options and information overload, it can be so overwhelming to try to plan an amazing trip.
That's where my team and I come in. We are big nerds who love this stuff. Details, research, spreadsheets, planning, phone calls, and negotiating...we live for it. We love to listen to your needs (and wants!) and develop a plan for you, taking care of every little detail.
My own passion for travel began as a kid. My family moved around a lot, and I had to adapt to new places quickly. As I got older, I learned more about different cultures. I enjoy being a student of culture and growing my cultural intelligence (CQ). I especially like going to places very different from my home, meeting the people, trying the food.
My type of dream adventure might not be everyone's. But when I plan for you, I plan with you in mind. What types of things do you love to do? What limitations do you have? What have been your favorite vacation experiences? What has gone wrong that we want steer clear of? I find joy in the creation of a journey that exceeds your expectations and becomes the new "best trip" you've ever taken...every time!
Let's plan something amazing and unforgettable together! And then, you will get to kick back and relax, knowing that you are in good hands.
With lots of love,
We know that one person's dream trip is going to be different from another's. That's why we value getting to know you on a personal level so that we can better understand your needs and desires for your journey. When you allow Toastable to plan alongside you, a cookie-cutter experience is definitely not what you will get. You will get a custom trip designed just for you.
We are travel-junkies who love to see and experience the world. It's our passion. We want that for you, too. Our global team has broad experience in nearly every continent. When you work with us, we bring our histories and travel experiences to the table so you can benefit from our learning (and even our past mistakes!).
We respect and value the differing cultural lenses of people groups around the world. Our desire is that we would be humble, respectful explorers that learn from locals and are continually growing in our cultural intelligence (CQ). Our team's education and histories make us uniquely suited for culturally-thoughtful travel. We will never stop pursuing our goal of being wise stewards of the wonderful privilege it is to travel freely around this beautiful planet.
Founder & Travel Consultant
From: Born in New Jersey, raised in Northern California and Arlington, Texas, Southern California resident for 25+ years (Rancho Cucamonga, California), recently moved to Gainesville, Georgia in 2022.
My specialties: Research, details, and thinking from the client's point-of-view, experience working with discerning professionals
Favorite place I've been: Shangri La Resort & Spa in Cebu, Philippines
On my bucket list: All over the Mediterranean
Hobbies: Strategy games with friends and family, painting
You should know: I have alopecia universalis, which is the reason I do not have any hair. I took off the wig at 30 years old.
Interesting facts: I have been an elementary school teacher and a pastor. My mother is Jamaican and came to the US at 12 years old.
Travel Consultant & Event Planner
From: Born in Texas, raised in Germany and Texas (army brat!), Southern California resident for 25+ years (Rancho Cucamonga, California), recently moved to Gainesville, Georgia in 2022.
My specialties: Event and meeting planning, technology, and visual design
Favorite place I've been: Our 2019 Caribbean cruise, we had an amazing time!
On my bucket list: Ireland (my heritage), followed closely by Rome
Hobbies: Reading, strategy games, and woodworking
You should know: Christie and I have no kids, but we love our pups, Lucy and Lexi, both rescue poodle mixes.
Interesting facts: Christie and I met when we were teenagers, and we've now been married for over twenty years.