McAlpin Travel is owned and operated by Karen McAlpin, CTA, who has always had a passion for travel turned this passion into a full-time business. She started her business in 2012 in the height of online travel agencies and distinguished herself as a travel expert and advocate for her clients.
With a background in Interior Design, Karen not only plans trips, she designs them. Following her early career in Interior Design, Karen spent 5 years in product development for Saks Incorporated which really heightened the travel bug for because she was able to spend time in New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles as well as overseas trips to Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Taiwan.
Karen’s main two reasons for travel are to discover new cultures and destinations and to relax and recharge.
When Karen isn’t traveling, she lives in Winter Garden, FL with her husband, two sons, two dogs, and enjoys working out, visiting the local theme parks, and baking.