November 28, 2022

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“Journeys with Jayne” tells tales of a travel agent | Local News

ASHTABULA — Ashtabula indigenous Jayne Colin-Currie shares travels and tribulations of her 50-year profession as a travel agent in a new e book.

“Journeys with Jayne” is a humorous and heart-warming collection of memories of Colin-Currie’s escapades all-around the globe. She draws from her ordeals although fulfilling a existence-extensive desire.

“I had tears in my eyes when I had the guide in my fingers,” she claimed. “It’s far more than I ever dreamed.”

The 126-webpage e-book takes the reader from her childhood in Ashtabula to her adventures (and misadventures) of her travels all-around the planet.

Colin-Currie laughs when she recollects her childhood — “My overall childhood I traveled maybe 3 blocks among property, faculty and church that was it,” she mentioned. “Little did I know I would go around the environment as an grownup.”

She started off her occupation in 1971 at AAA, and it wasn’t extensive before her boss asked if she would like to be a vacation agent.

“I considered, ‘I have been to the airport twice, how tough can it be?’” she said.

At some point, Colin-Currie opened her individual journey company, Jayne Colin’s Vacation Centre. All through the yrs, she took groups of people to the American West, Alaska, Las Vegas, Italy, Belgium, Africa, Taiwan, and a lot of much more.

She and her husband, Bob Currie, retired in 2014 and moved to Leesburg, Florida. But she missed her hometown, and they moved back again to Ashtabula very last June.

She carries on to escort 5 or 6 groups a yr, even however she is retired.

“It was a joy to consider people all above the environment,” she said.

This is her very first ebook, and it tells her tale, hence significantly.

“The e book is my tribute to all of the superb people today of Ashtabula,” she reported. “They are still telling me to get teams jointly and they will go.”

Colin-Currie will be signing her book from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 11 at Excess fat Sally’s Warehouse, 1569 Laird Travel, Ashtabula.

The formal book launch will be held from 8-10 p.m. June 16 at the Crow’s Nest, 1257 Harmon Highway, Ashtabula.

The ebook is on sale for $20 at Extra fat Sally’s Warehouse, Dr. Thomas DiSalvatore’s business office, 1956 West Prospect Street, Ashtabula and The Greatest Tiny Hair Dwelling Salon, 1249 West Prospect Highway, Ashtabula.