Eleanor is manager of Paradise Travel Service in the inner Sunset district of San Francisco. With over 35 years’ experience as a typical retail travel agent, she works primarily with repeat clients and referrals.
After years as a public health school nurse, she was required by law to quit at four months pregnant so changed plans, attended travel school, and now has a second career she loves.
Her favorite place in the world? New Zealand. “I love it for its spectacular scenic beauty and the kindness of its people.”
Where would she like to travel now? “More of Central Europe. I was born in Frankfurt, Germany and my personal history and heritage call me back.”
Her advice to young people? “If travel is a passion, take travel industry courses and then any entry level position you can find to get your foot in the door, growing from there.”