Well it seems to me that more and more people are getting into this, so I figured I may as well jump in and figure it all out. My name is Jeremy Lee and I am the owner of Wiregrass Travel, the Wiregrass area's newest, fastest growing full service travel agency. Some of you may already know or follow my wife's blog, Lindsey's Life. She and I have been married for almost three years know and we both really love to travel. Like most young couples, we do not have the means to get to travel all that often. But have been blessed enough to take a few trips. I will tell you all about those later.
My goal for this first blog is to let everyone know what my format and objectives will be for this blog, as well as let you in on a little background on Wiregrass Travel. I will make no bones about it, this blog has been created primarily for marketing purposes. What I hope to accomplish is a very open and honest format that everyone can participate in without beating my readers over the head with promotions and specials. I have already started asking customers that have returned from their vacations if they would like to blog about their experience and allow me to post it. I asked them if they do, to please be honest and tell the good and the bad, and if there are any negatives. I will post these exactly the way they are sent to me, pending there is no profanity or inappropriate material of any kind. By the way, my first taker is my aunt and I will post her blog in the next couple of days.....there is probably, hopefully, some bias in that one.
I would also like to allow anyone who would like, to start any travel related discussion of their own on this site. Since I am still learning how blogspot works I am not sure the best way to do this. I am guessing you may have to email me your topic starting post and let me post it on this page. If there is an easier way, Lindsey hasn't taught me yet :). My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to contact me. Even if you are not a customer of mine and would like to participate please feel free to do so. I want this blog to be a place where people can come to learn about travel, ask questions, and get travel advice from both the "professional" and customer's points of view.
Now for a quick history of myself and Wiregrass Travel. My wife Lindsey and I were born and raised in the Wiregrass area. I grew up in Hartford, AL and she grew up in Slocomb. I graduated from Geneva County High School in 1995. Lindsey graduated from Slocomb High School in 2000. We met in 2002 on a blind date and were married in June 2006. We now live and work in Dothan. Lindsey works as a speech therapist for Dothan City Schools. Even though we don't have any children yet, we do have two nieces and a nephew that we love like our own.
I began working full time in 2000 after college. My first job was selling GM vehicles at Nichols in Enterprise, AL. After two years at Nichols, I began working at Action GMC in Dothan and was there for three years. I thoroughly enjoyed my years at Action; however, it was while working there that I began to realize how much I wanted to start my own business. In January 2006, I started my first business by opening a Roly Poly restaurant in Dothan. That was a learning experience I will never forget! One of the best things about Roly Poly, was the opportunity it provided me to meet and get to know so many wonderful people. After selling the restaurant in December 2007, I quickly realized that I missed working for myself and daily interaction with customers. When the opportunity presented itself to start my own travel agency, I knew it would be the perfect combination of sales and customer service. I started Wiregrass Travel in November 08 by purchasing a Cruise Planners franchise. Cruise Planners is located in Ft Lauderdale, FL and that is where I spent a week training along with countless hours training online. So far I am so pleased with my decision and business has far exceeded my expectations. I will explain exactly what Wiregrass Travel does in a later post.
If you have stuck with me this far I would like to thank you. I would love to hear from you and would appreciate any feed back you have to offer.
Until next time,
6 years ago