Barbara is an outgoing person who loves to experience new places and cultures. She's passionate about travel and has been an independent travel advisor with Vista Travel, Inc. for over 30 years. In her spare time, she's a voracious reader who reads, reviews, and blogs about books. She is now putting together literary-based trips with her endeavor Journeys by the Book. The trips are perfect for book clubs, affinity groups, and book-lovers of all kinds. Barbara has been recognized by Goodreads as being in the Top 1% of reviewers on their site. She has been mentioned in the acknowledgments of several bestselling books and in 2018, she had a character based on her in the book, Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties, by author Camille Pagan. Barbara is a published author herself. Her essay was included in the anthology, Women Under Scrutiny, compiled by author Randy Susan Myers. Barbara considers herself a beauty junkie, is an avid reader of Allure Magazine, loves binging on YouTube makeup and skincare videos, and trying out new products on herself.