In 2013, our parents decided to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on a cruise ship. Family and friends excitedly signed on and we soon had dozens of extended family members confirmed. It quickly became clear that independent women in our party faced significant financial barriers when traveling solo, and finding truly compatible travel companions is difficult. Why spend thousands and then risk misery with an unsuitable roommate? Better to stay at home.
Angie’s mother-in-law was one such independent woman in our family circle that opted to stay home. Later, when we told her of our intention to start Travel Sister circles, she eagerly became our first investor. She quickly produced a crisp $20 from her wallet to encourage us to create a system that would remove barriers for independent women who want to travel. She probably knew that Angie’s mission-driven sensibilities and Teresa’s travel expertise and judgment would marry pretty perfectly to build a travel network for like-minded women. And here we are - we still have that $20 - and we’re building the model!