Since Pat Ellington began her career in the field of corrections for 33 years. During this time, she was also a Criminal Justice professor for 25 years. If she learned one thing from both of these careers, she learned to treat people with dignity and respect that they deserve. She brought this motto with her and began Incredible Journey, a travel company, in 2004.
Pat currently sits on the Board of the Long Beach Day Nursery and the Board of Harbor Area Halfway Houses that helps women find jobs after being in prison. Pat has been an EALB member for more ten years and was previously on the EALB board.
Pat gave us insight into her trip to New Zealand. It was a two-day flight to New Zealand. You can either take a non-stop flight or take a stop in Australia. When in New Zealand, Pat suggest to take the TranzAlpine train through most of New Zealand’s amazing scenery. It is considered the 9th best train ride in the world although Pat believes it might be pretty incredible to do during the winter. Her travels during her trip included a lot of hiking, 4 days’ worth of hiking through glacier country. Pat also explains that Holland America has great cruises through out New Zealand and if you go through an independent provider you will save money. Pat was able to get a two-week cruise in a suite for 3500 a person.
If you want to have an Incredible Journey without all the hiccups and frustrations of your last vacation, call Pat. She is a cruise specialist and will advise you on how to maximize your cruising experience in all areas. In addition to cruises, Pat is an expert at Worldwide Travel. Pat will work with you to design the perfect trip and make your next vacation truly yours.
Eric Speier is the owner of 5 Elements Entertainment (“5E”) which specializes in Web and app development. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, 5 Elements Entertainment exists to help fuel the ever-changing convergence of technology and media. With experience in video games, music, TV, and consumer products, 5E excels at creating new cross-functional dynamics for brands and intellectual property owners. Eric is also on the board of the IEA and has been a Long Beach member for 5 years.
Eric gave us an update on the last IEA meeting. The IEA has picked the location of its next conference, it will be in Edmonton, Alberta from September 11th-13th. More information to follow. The IEA is also looking for expert speakers. If you know anyone who does professional speaking please let Eric. Certain speakers the IEA will pay for. We will be adding an updated list of our members to the IEA to put on the website and the app. The IEA website is also posting banner ads for all members. Please contact Eric if you are interested.
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