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7 Days in France With Our Expert International Team

Written by Brightspark Travel

Our expert International Tour Consultants, Paula and Brian, recently joined a student tour headed to Paris & Normandy. Now, they're sharing their experiences so you can get a feel for a Brightspark Travel international student trip. 

Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, Paula has lived in Chicago for 10 years. An avid traveler — she has visited 27 countries and counting — her favorite destinations are France, Perú, and Iceland.

Originally from Southern California, Brian has been travelling internationally since he was 11 years old. His favorite places to visit are Costa Rica, France, and Thailand.

Follow along as you hear about their journey through France, learn about their favorite destinations, and even find out their favorite French snacks!

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Brightspark Employee Spotlight: Kimberly Rosario

Written by Brightspark Travel

Meet Kimberly. Kimberly is a Tour Consultant and the manager of Brightspark Travel's California office. She works hard to serve West Coast teachers, puts together events such as our Disney Y.E.S. Preview Tour and collaborates with team members to build out our international student tours. 

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Brightspark Employee Spotlight: Maggie Vnuk

Written by Brightspark Travel

Meet Maggie Vnuk, the event coordinator at Brightspark Travel and inspiring history buff, who is just as enthusiastic about traveling as she is about music and theatre. She is responsible for building and managing all of the company’s events.

Maggie recently shared with us what it’s like to be in her shoes at Brightspark and we are excited to highlight her insight. To learn more about Maggie, keep reading!

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Brightspark Employee Spotlight: Josh Bruman

Written by Brightspark Travel

Meet Josh, a Brightspark Tour Consultant and Tae Kwon Do black belt, who is just as enthusiastic about traveling as he is about camping and sports. He is always excited to get his hands on a nice juicy steak and his favorite super hero is Professor-X from the X-Men. Josh has been with Brightspark for nine years now and has taken student groups to over 20 different destinations including Washington, D.C., Louisville, and the Bahamas.

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Brightspark Employee Spotlight: Matt Bartling

Written by Brightspark Travel

Editor's Note: Originally published on April 13, 2016, this blog post was updated with current information on August 1, 2018.

Matt Bartling is the business development manager for Texas and is responsible for inspiring new groups to embark on student travel adventures

We decided to sit down with Matt to learn a little bit more about what makes him tick. To learn more about Matt, keep reading!

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Brightspark Employee Spotlight: Mary Ugolini

Written by Brightspark Travel

Meet Mary. Mary is one of our Tour Consultant Managers. She leads the team known as the "Deerfield Dominators" which is named after her favorite superhero, her son Dominic. Her favorite movie is Top Gun and when she is not making dreams come true at Brightspark she is either gardening or noshing on her favorite food... Strawberries.  

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