ABOUT TERI GOLDSTEIN
THIS DISCOVERY QUEST BECAME A DRIVING FORCE INSIDE OF ME. I began travelling abroad at the age of eighteen. Having visited more than 80 countries, I can honestly say that I thrive when I step off a plane in a place whose customs are 360 degrees different from what is the familiar.
MY FIRST TRIP TO ASIA WAS TO NEPAL AND WAS A TURNING POINT IN MY LIFE. I had been working as a journalist in the Pacific Northwest writing for newspapers in the Seattle region and Northwest travel brochures. I wrote a few adventure stories about my trekking experiences in Nepal just for fun. Well, one thing led to another and I was given an opportunity to work in Nepal, India and Sri Lanka for new tourist publications which were in the works by a subsidiary of the NYT. I later wrote feature stories for in flight magazines found on several Asian air carriers. I lived a majority of 16 years in India and Nepal including 4 years in Sikkim.
MOVING BACK “HOME” MEANT RELOCATING FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST TO SAN FRANCISCO. I began a second career in arranging travel. I started in air consolidation work, negotiating discount airline travel and tours to India and Nepal. After 2 years I took a job managing the travel agency, Parnassus Heights Travel, located on the UCSF Campus booking both corporate and leisure. UCSF outsourced their travel in 2004 so I began staff consulting for Asian land operators and worked in adventure travel arranging small group tours and private trips for clients. I completed a merger acquisition position in 2010 for a division of Frosch Travel which led to Travels with Teri.
THE FIRST HALF OF MY LIFE WAS DEDICATED TO TRAVELING AND LIVING ABROAD. For the past 16 years I have spent my time in arranging others travels. I truly believe that travel took me where I needed to go then and now continues to guide me to the here, the now.