Travel Advisor, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Travel Bureau
3140 Telegraph Road, Suite C
Ventura, CA 93003
Areas of expertise:
Adventure and Cultural Travel, Honeymoons, Family Travel, European River Cruises, Luxury Travel, Relaxing Getaways, Tours, Group Travel, Eco Tourism
Scandinavia, Western Europe, Germany, Switzerland, The Mediterranean, Kenya, China, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Alaska, California, Arizona, Texas, Washington DC, Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia, New England, Minnesota, Illinois, Mexico, Central America, The Caribbean
Hello, My name is Ruthie Swanson. I got into travel because I have been all over the world. If you ask me where I want to go next, I usually say everywhere. The world changes so much I could travel my entire life and never get bored. This passion is something I am able to bring to the trips I plan for other people. I want people to live life to the fullest, for me travel and seeing other cultures and being a part of celebrations and having experiences that can be once in a lifetime is an important ingredient to a full life.
When I’m not traveling or at work I take advantage of southern California’s music, museums, food scene, and theater. I also live on sail boat with my pug.
“Live! Life's a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!”- Rosalind Russell (Auntie Mame)
Why I enjoy being a travel specialist or work for a travel agency:
I get very excited for people about to take a trip or have a new experience. I love that I get to be a big part of that and help them make a dream come true or cross an item off a bucket list. It’s my favorite part of my job.
My Most Recent Travel:
I was just in Hawaii again, it never gets old.