I’m Monique. The voice behind this beloved site you’re on: My Perfect Itinerary. I am so glad to have you here on a page all about meeee! Disclaimer: I love to talk about myself so this might get lengthy…
I’m a Las Vegas native who doubles as an HR manager and a travel junkie (contradicting, I know). Unfortunately, you won’t find that “quit my corporate career / bought a one way ticket” kinda blog here! Oh no… You’ll find financial security-lovin’, wine drinking, three-day-weekend traveler!
I hope to bless you with my humorous tales, travel tips and of course… perfect itineraries!
When it all began… When I was
cursed blessed with the travel bug… Paris, Christmas of 2009.
Let me paint a quick picture for you: I was the BIGGEST teenage brat in the history of teenage brats. My wonderful and overly-patient parents took my sister and I to Paris for Christmas. Sounds magical right?! Ya, that’s what my parents thought too. I threw an absolute fit the entire 2 weeks in Paris, mostly out of pride because I secretly loved it! But hey, what 13 year old girl admits to their parents they were wrong? Not this one! 🙂
Ever since, I have traveled all over the world! I spend 100% of my time off + spending money on what I love most in this world, travel! Shocker, right?! 😉
I spend an unhealthy amount of time day dreaming about my next travel destination and making perfect itineraries (hence the blog name) to places I have no immediate plans on going to. Because traveling is so expensive, I hate going to the same place twice! You can count on my itineraries being jam-packed so everything can be seen in one trip.
Things that I love:
- Overly priced and adorable coffee shops.
- Car Karaoke.
- Saying literally way too many times in a sentence.
- Online shopping and returning literally everything.
- Sending my parents pictures of everything I cook.
- Re-watching Gilmore Girls for the 8th time.
- Drinking high-end, super snobby wine.
- And cheap wine.
- Well, all wine actually.
- Crying over random people’s wedding videos.
- Writing color coated to-do lists with fancy pens.
- Reading every single Birthday card in the store before making a decision.
- All things photography.
Some non-travel related / person stuff: I have a lovely boyfriend (update, now my Fiance!!) of 8+ years, two standard poodles named Rosie & Winnie (pictured below), many best friends who shares the same travel passion as me & an overly supportive family (more than I deserve)! All my travels have been with the list above – so far have never traveled alone and truly love sharing experiences with the people who I love. Pictures never do the moment justice so getting to share that image you saw with someone would be hard to beat!
Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂
Loved your info, your style, your honesty, your pictures, and your gorgeous doggie….
Thank you!! 🙂
Soooo weird to read this! I’ve been obsessed with travel after a trip to Ireland/England in 2009. Currently working in HR (super weird because I’m introverted and totally not a people person) and trying to make my 11 days of vacation per year (so disgusting, I work for an innovative Fortune 250 company who only gives us 11 days vacation per annum) work for me.
Oh my gosh we’re twins! The limited days off per year is ROUGH!!
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