Checkedin Chica: Taryn Classens

Making people’s dreams come true and seeing them become as excited and passionate about travel as I am, is what drives Taryn Classens of Travel 24-7, our Checkedin Chica for this week.

Why did you get into travel

I fell in love with travel when I went on a trip to Spain with a friend and her family when I was 15. I decided then and there that I had to find a way to travel the world. After I finished High school I heard about a Diploma that I could get in travel and decided that was my way forward in life. I started my first job in travel 11 years ago and as the saying goes..the rest is history! I have never looked back and I truly feel that travel is my calling.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Making people’s dreams come true and seeing them become as excited and passionate about travel as I am. I also get to work with some amazing people and that makes every day rewarding.

Name your favourite travel destinations

Switzerland: I would love to go back. I think this is one of the most beautiful places on earth. A place where your soul can feel at peace.

Mauritius: A South African favourite. I have been there 6 times and I still find something new to love about it every time I go back there. It is so close to home and a small piece of paradise.

Ireland: I absolutely love the tranquil, rural feel of the place. Yes, you have the cities, but to hire a car and just see where the road takes you is the perfect holiday for me. Such beautiful countryside. Extremely friendly locals. I would most definitely advise people to add it to their bucket list.

London: Who doesn’t love London? Such an amazing mix of old culture and modern city, you can never get bored. Not to mention the shopping! Anyone want to take me along in their suitcase?

If you had the opportunity, what would you tell your younger self?

Not to worry so much about your career path. You are going to find your passion and you are going to be extremely blessed to travel extensively. Follow your heart and you will be living your best life.

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