Behind all of the dream trips and unforgettable adventures are the ETI team members who help make them a reality.
Tracey Schenk, Travel Consultant for Educational Tours, Inc., has been in the travel industry since 1990 and part of the ETI team since 2001. She has a tremendous amount of experience in both domestic and international destinations. As a student performer who traveled with her show choir in high school and college, she fully understands how the gift of travel can impact the lives of our youth forever. Take a moment to get to know Tracey!
What is your favorite part about your job?
“My favorite part of my job is traveling to different destinations to explore and learn more about them. I also LOVE hearing all about a successful trip after a group returns and seeing pictures of happy travelers.”
What’s your most treasured travel memory, or the best thing you’ve learned while traveling?
“It’s a toss-up between seeing Mount Rushmore for the first time and standing on top of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, looking over the city mixed with ancient and modern architecture. Also, I have learned to always be open minded and flexible while traveling. Sometimes an unexpected change in events can become a great memory!”
If you were stranded in an airport, what three things would you want with you?
“My cell, charger and a credit card!”
What’s one thing you would recommend every student group do while traveling?
“The one thing I recommend to everyone is to put down their phone and be present in the moment.”
What destination on your bucket list do you most want to visit?
“The destination on my bucket list is the South Pacific … Fiji and Bora Bora!”
What’s your favorite activity while traveling, or something you’ve always wanted to try?
“My favorite activity while traveling is meeting the locals and asking them advice on where to go and what to see. I have always wanted to try and visit all 50 states! I am at 42 now with only 8 more to go!”