Champagne Travels' Eileen Callahan at  the Marriott Singapore HotelI always knew travelling  the world was my path, and I began flight immediately  after college. Who knew you could get a BA in Recreation and Leisure Studies!  My adventures began with Club Med Resorts 1 week after graduation.  I lived for 1 year in the Bahamas on an Island called Eleuthera, then Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. After a year of tan lines and surfers, I knew it was time to return to “stable” land and begin the “serious” stage of my career.

Luck would have it, Club Med hired me to run the West Coast San Francisco office for another 6 years. More sunscreen please!  So, in my early 20’s, I was skiing Chamonix, Val d’Isere, St. Moritz, Avoriaz France and beyond.  Mexico and the Caribbean were monthly adventures for sun, fun and cocktails. After 7 years of travelling the world, it was time to take my other passions further, and onto the Wine and Spirits Industry  I went.

I worked for industry legend Mr. Sidney Frank beginning the year he created Grey Goose Vodka and many more iconic brands. I loved my 19 years as VP of the West, and I am fortunate to have such an extensive resume and experience  in the Travel and Wine and Spirits Industry.  Everyone’s path in life is different, and I’ve experienced the many bumpy twists and turns life challenges you with, as everyone does.  Now it’s time to take a leap of faith and follow my heart. Welcome to Champagne Travels.

–Eileen Callahan