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Employee Spotlight: Barbara Golen

Barbara Golen is the Manager of Leisure Travel and has been with Hemisphere Educational Travel for 36 years.

What is your favorite part about your job?

My favorite part of my job is definitely traveling and learning.

Where is your favorite destination?

My favorite destination was Greece and Turkey. So beautiful!

What’s your most treasured travel memory, or the best thing you’ve learned while traveling?

My most treasured travel experience or memory was taking our grandchildren without their parents to Canada on a generational tour.  Seeing it through their eyes was eye-opening.

What is the best thing you have eaten while traveling?

The best food I’ve had while traveling is fresh fish and seafood.

If you were stranded in an airport, what three things would you want with you? 

If I were stranded in an airport, I would definitely want to be with my husband or family members, along with my cell phone and iPad.

What’s one thing you would recommend every student group do while traveling? 

I would recommend that all students listen to their guides to get the most out of their trip and have fun.

What destination on your bucket list do you most want to visit? 

I want to go to Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.

What’s your favorite activity while traveling, or something you’ve always wanted to try?

My favorite activity while traveling is touring and seeing how people live in other countries.

What do you love about travel? 

I love learning about other countries and their cultures!

Courtesy of Hemisphere Educational Travel.