Jessica Wang - Travel Advisor
Years of Industry Experience: 15+ years
Years with TOTW Travel: 1+ year
Places Travelled: I was born in the USA and have had the pleasure of exploring a bit of it while growing up. I’ve travelled to Arizona and The Grand Canyon, driven from New Jersey all the way down to Florida, and road tripped all the way up from Philadelphia to Maine. Upon moving to Canada (Yellowknife) in 2007 I have explored Rankin Inlet, Whistler, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, and Cape Breton Island. I’ve been throughout Mexico to both sides of its coast visiting Cabo San Lucas and Maya Riviera, and have visited Chichen Itza. I’ve also taken a Disney Cruise from Florida all the way to Castaway Cay, Disney’s private Island in the Bahamas.
Travel Tips: There are two things which I always consciously extend when travelling: Be Kind, and be Patient. Any interruptions when travelling are not fun for you (the traveler), and are just as frustrating for the company providing the service that is interrupted. I have found that with a little patience and kindness, you can typically turn an exasperating situation around, and feel good while doing it.
Favourite Place to Travel: My favorite place to travel has been Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Never did I know there could be so many extraordinary sights in one small island. From the mountains and trees along the winding Cabot Trail, to the giant fiddle in Sydney; I fell in love with Cape Breton the moment I stepped foot on the Island. The genuine kindness of Cape Bretoners will leave an infectiously pleasant mark that will keep you wanting to return.
Best Travel Moment: Happened during my last morning in Cabo San Lucas. While having an early breakfast before checking out, suddenly there was a pod of humpback whales breaching in the ocean. I watched them play for my whole breakfast. It was the best send-off Mexico could have ever given me.
Favourite Travel Accessory: My favorite travel accessory is a new book: perfect for airport layovers, long flights, and to unwind with at your destination.
Favourite Type of Cuisine: I’m a South Jersey-Philadelphian Sicilian. It’s probably no surprise that I love Italian Food! My mom’s Pasta Alle Vongole (Pasta with Clams) is my absolute favorite.
Favourite staff party location: Whistler, BC - it was my first time in BC!
I Travel Because…: visiting new locations leaves special marks that help to shape who we are. Discovering new cultures enlightens the mind – Tasting new cuisines excites the palate - Making new friends warms the heart – Having your breath taken away seeing the first sunset in a new city touches the soul. I live and travel for those life-shaping moments.