Virtuoso Life - July/August 2012 - (Page 82)
Grand prize trips and Great travel advisors keep these Globe-trotters livinG their travel dreams.
IntervIewed by davId HocHman
Stephen Sparks, 2012
TRAVEL DREAMS SURVEy GRAnD PRIzE WInnER Kansas City-based attorney Stephen Sparks travels the way many successful businesspeople do: Austin one week, Chicago, Orlando, Scottsdale, or elsewhere the next. “I don’t find business travel fun,” says Sparks, 58. “If I have time left, I head to the airport and catch the first flight home.” Sparks much prefers traveling with his wife, Martha, their friends, and, whenever possible, golf clubs. Virtuoso travel advisor Michael King works on those getaways so Sparks doesn’t have to. cruised from Venice to Athens with good friends, all arranged through Virtuoso. My lasting memory is of the final day: a tour of Athens and dinner and drinks at a rooftop hotel restaurant overlooking the Acropolis. The sun went down and then the lights came on – what a great end to an incredible trip.”
What’s on your travel dream list?
“New Zealand is high on the list, and Michael already has an itinerary worked out. I’ve never spent any time in Spain, and I’d also like to go to the Holy Land. But right now, I’m just looking forward to the cruise we won!”
You just won Virtuoso’s 2012 Travel Dreams contest. What are you going to do next?
“We’re going on a Crystal Cruises’ voyage from New York to Montreal. For our 30th wedding anniversary a few years ago, we
Stephen and martha Sparks at musée rodin in Paris.
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