Christine Puerling

Luxury Travel Planner

I was born and raised in Los Angeles and started my travel career right out of college in 1976. I worked for Continental Airlines at their reservation center in El Segundo. After eight years there, I entered the travel agent side of the business, working at such companies as Beverly Hills Travel and Maritz Travel. I then worked at American Express for 18 years, as an onsite travel counselor.  I loved working “onsite” because it was just like working for two companies and I enjoyed engaging with clients face-to-face. 

I earned the coveted “Pacesetter” award three times at American Express! This award is given to their travel counselors in the top 5%. They rewarded us with a great, all expenses paid, group vacation. Awesome memories!

I have traveled to Europe at least 15 times (my favorite destination). I do enjoy places with a beach like Hawaii and Fiji. New Zealand and Australia are on my bucket list. 

From 2005 to 2006, I decided to broaden my horizons and move into the culinary field. I have always enjoyed cooking and wine tasting. I attended the International Sommelier Guild and earned a certification as a wine consultant. Not only do I host tastings, but I know wine regions well. I was selected in 2015 and 2016 as one of Signature Travel Network’s Bon Appetit Tastemakers!

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