Prosecco and Passports was created after many discussions with friends over wine. What do we associate with parties? Cake, music, games, champagne. Except champagne is too fancy for us – we drink prosecco. And prosecco has a great price point – you’ll rarely find it over $25 a bottle. And what can you never forget when you travel? Your passport. So, “party and travel planning” morphs into our favorite associative words.
My name is Brittany and I currently live in Calgary, AB with my husband. By day I am a junior high teacher to about 150 lovely kids. By night? I love to travel and explore new things, challenging myself to go outside of my comfort zone. I’ve always felt like a main purpose in my life was to help people, whether that is through teaching, lending an ear, or helping people plan. I am the definition of “Type A Personality” and, as my husband put it, am an “Internet wizard” when it comes to planning.
The idea of becoming a travel planning consultant as a side biz began to grow the summer of my wedding. My (now) husband and I live in Calgary, but our wedding was to take place in his hometown of Sydney, Nova Scotia (literally across the continent!). We had family and friends traveling from all over the country and most wanted to make a vacation out of it. We had 130 guests and I coordinated numerous events for everyone in attendance in addition to planning the wedding myself. After our wedding, we had a “framily-moon” (friends-and-family-honeymoon) for 5 nights around Nova Scotia. Utilizing rental properties, hotels, rental cars, and local guides we spent time on the Cabot Trail and in Halifax, NS. My friends all told me how amazing it was and how I should think about turning it into a business. I didn’t give it any serious thought until I had a few more trips planned and realized that yes, I would be good at planning events AND trips for people!
Prosecco & Passports is slowly morphing into a business/blog/photography outlet for me. I’m not entirely sure where it’s going, but I’m glad that you’re along for the ride!
“Find what brings you joy and go there” – Jan Phillips