“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 vacation agent in a new e-book.

“Journeys with Jayne” is a humorous and heart-warming collection of recollections of Colin-Currie’s escapades all around the planet. She attracts from her experiences though fulfilling a everyday living-extended dream.

“I experienced tears in my eyes when I experienced the e book in my hands,” she said. “It’s far more than I ever dreamed.”

The 126-web page guide usually takes the reader from her childhood in Ashtabula to her adventures (and misadventures) of her travels around the environment.

Colin-Currie laughs when she recalls her childhood — “My overall childhood I traveled maybe a few blocks among dwelling, college and church that was it,” she explained. “Little did I know I would go all-around the globe as an grownup.”

She began her occupation in 1971 at AAA, and it was not prolonged ahead of her manager asked if she would like to be a journey agent.

“I considered, ‘I have been to the airport 2 times, how tough can it be?’” she reported.

Ultimately, Colin-Currie opened her very own vacation agency, Jayne Colin’s Vacation Centre. During the several years, she took groups of persons to the American West, Alaska, Las Vegas, Italy, Belgium, Africa, Taiwan, and numerous extra.

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

She continues to escort 5 or six teams a yr, even while she is retired.

“It was a joy to acquire people today all over the world,” she mentioned.

This is her very first e-book, and it tells her story, hence considerably.

“The e book is my tribute to all of the great individuals of Ashtabula,” she explained. “They are however telling me to get groups alongside one another and they will go.”

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

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

The ebook is on sale for $20 at Excess fat Sally’s Warehouse, Dr. Thomas DiSalvatore’s workplace, 1956 West Prospect Road, Ashtabula and The Finest Little Hair Residence Salon, 1249 West Prospect Street, Ashtabula.

Karen J. Simmons

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