AAA Traveler - Winter 2021 - 16

AGENT SPOTLIGHT

Born to Travel
BY KRISTY TOLLEY

A passion for going places and learning new things compelled Kalia Wright to realize her
dream early in life. This AAA Travel Agent in Aiken, South Carolina, didn't miss a beat,
and began her AAA Travel career fresh out of high school.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BECOME A TRAVEL AGENT?

As a child, my grandma always took me on road trips during vacations from school.
The excitement of those trips has lived on in me ever since. I knew that with my love
of details and travel, I wanted to help others to experience the same joy!
HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED WITH AAA?

Almost seven years. Working for AAA is truly a one-of-a-kind experience! I
look forward to coming to work and interacting with my coworkers and clients.
It feels all like one big family. No matter where you turn, you know everyone
has your back!
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB?

I love that every day is a new adventure! I never know what my clients are
going to want to do next. I thrive on all the little details of making sure
everything on their list is checked off.
WHAT TYPES OF TRIPS DO YOU BOOK THE MOST?

I specialize in European river cruises, Alaska cruise tours and Disney
family vacations. My favorite things to help plan are those that include
extra features to make the trip special and one of a kind.
WHAT'S YOUR MOST MEMORABLE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE?

My trip to Alaska in May 2019. I wasn't sure how much I would
enjoy it because I'm not an outdoorsy person. Alaska, though, is
special. When you travel there, you truly do leave a piece of your
heart there you'll never get back. The views are breathtaking, the
weather is perfect and the people are friendly. Everyone should have
a chance to visit Alaska in their lifetime!
HOW HAS COVID-19 CHANGED YOUR BUSINESS?

The biggest change since COVID-19 has been how I interact with
my clients. I'm a very friendly and outgoing person. I love the personal
interactions from hugs, handshakes and smiles. Not being able to do
that has required me to get creative in how I greet others. I've been fist
and elbow bumping a lot. I also use my big " Southern " welcome with
my greetings - saying " Hello, Darling! "
My clients in 2021 have travel plans across the world. There is a lot
of focus on trips close to home, though. I've seen some great deals for
cruises, as well as trips out to the west to visit U.S. National Parks.
Kalia Wright

AAA AIKEN, S.C.
kvwright@aaacarolinas.com

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AAA Traveler - Winter 2021

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of AAA Traveler - Winter 2021

AAA Traveler - Winter 2021
Departures
Because Someday
Travel Buzz
Costa Rica
Places We Love
AzaMazing Experiences on Sea & Land
Scandinavia
Under the Tuscan Spell
Italy
Agent Spotlight
Trip Notes
A Ship for the Senses
Art Imitates Life
Memory & Masterpiece
Ride the Rails from the Rockies to the Red Rocks
Colorado
Switzerland
Alpine Adventures
Idyllic Islands
Bermuda
The Road Less Traveled
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AAA Traveler - Winter 2021 - Departures
AAA Traveler - Winter 2021 - Because Someday
AAA Traveler - Winter 2021 - Travel Buzz
AAA Traveler - Winter 2021 - Costa Rica
AAA Traveler - Winter 2021 - Places We Love
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AAA Traveler - Winter 2021 - Scandinavia
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AAA Traveler - Winter 2021 - Art Imitates Life
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