Wayfarer: Danielle Bruce

danielle1I have another co-worker for you all to meet. I’m expanding my work reach with Danielle, however, as she’s the first Wayfarer to be featured who hails from the Prairies, and the first colleague of mine from outside Ontario.

It was the summer of 2012 when I first met Danielle (I call her Dee, don’t know if she’s caught on yet, though). Our company had organized a manager’s meeting in Banff, and I had the opportunity to go to discuss the student program I manage. It was my first time in Alberta and I was overwhelmed by the beauty of the Rockies.

I was also overwhelmed by the number of coworkers I met in person for the first time. Danielle was one of them. Based out of Calgary, but hailing from Saskatoon, I got along with Dee right off the bat. Now if I’m ever in Calgary, I pop in to her office for a visit or we go out for some pints. I even had the pleasure of seeing her in my hometown this summer for another meeting. I think it’s a good thing there’s a few provinces between us, though, or else we’d wreak havoc 😉

What countries have you visited? I have been to China, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, South Africa, Botswana, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Peru, Scotland, England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Spain, Mexico, Jamaica and Bahamas.

What is your favourite place to visit? I really enjoyed my China trip that I took in October 2012. The food there was amazing!

What’s one thing you’ve learned from your travels? To be open-minded and be ready for anything!

What’s one thing you must always bring with you on a trip? My address book! I always send about 20 postcards to family and friends from wherever my travels take me!

What are the top three destinations on your travel bucket list?  My bucket list changes constantly! I really would like to go to Turkey, Morocco and New Orleans.

What’s the craziest thing to have happened to you while on a trip? It was the first trip I booked for myself after becoming an agent – there was a pricing error and the flight price from Edmonton was way cheaper than Calgary. So I booked it – took the milk run – because who cares, it was cheap!! However, after taking the three-hour bus ride from Calgary to Edmonton and spending seven hours sleeping in Edmonton’s airport (where only the cleaners were roaming around that late at night), I checked in for my Edmonton to Denver flight and lo’ and behold it was cancelled because they couldn’t get the door closed on the plane! After being re-routed and running through airports, I finally made it to Glasgow, Scotland. My bags didn’t make it, though. Apparently they didn’t run with me.

I also got bit by a piranha once! Haha



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