Originally from South Africa, I first came to the US as a diplomat. One of the best parts of that job was all the travel I got to do -- the adventure of going somewhere new, the delicious new food you discover, and all the amazing opportunities to meet new people and see a different way of life.
When I returned to South Africa after New York I was a bit bored. So, I quickly looked for an opportunity to go back to the United States. It arrived in the form of a husband who won the green card lottery -- it was destiny!
In 1995, my husband and I packed up our lives in South Africa and moved to New York City.
There, I took a stressful job on Wall Street...long hours and high-stakes projects. Fueled by a desire for a lifestyle change, I left Wall Street in 2007 trained to become a day trader. However, day trading was so lonely that, on an impulsive whim, I got my tour guide license.
I love tour guiding - It allowed me to share my passion for travel and New York City with people on vacation.
I started my own tour company focused on giving tours about Wall Street & the stock market. This specialty drew on my Wall Street background and allowed tourists to get an insider’s look at this powerful American institution. (Wall Street = the collective name for the companies that make up the financial services industry of the United States).
Chief Travel Planner
Since Day 1 of giving tours, I have always helped our customers plan the rest of their trip to New York City. In fact, over the past 12 years, I have helped over 100,000 people and 3,000 groups coming to NYC.
I decided to put together all of the knowledge I have gathered during this time and make my NYC trip itineraries available for everyone. Because why spend so much time figuring out what
to do when you should instead be focused on being present and all the fun!
It is my hope that our NYC trip itineraries allow you to make the most of your trip, while falling in love with the Big Apple, just as I have been for the past 25 years.