As a travel professional, I’ve been through some scares that resulted in clients making fear-based decisions concerning their vacations and weddings. H1N1, tainted alcohol, Zika Virus, gang-related murders nearby the area (of locals, not tourists) to name a few, and now the Coronavirus. Clients would call and ask me about the situation, of which I…

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If you’re in business for yourself, you’ve likely heard the saying, “Content is King”. Essentially, that means that the content you create and share, is what builds and grows your business. https://tamisantini.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Hilton-La-Romana-2.mp4 This past week I was in the Dominican Republic with a few of the wedding planners in our 20K community. We were able…

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bride wearing wedding gown

Have you ever known anyone who built their own pond? My boss from my very first job created his own pond in his yard and filled it with the fish of his choice. Of course, he would bore me with the details of the fish he was purchasing, but it brought him a lot of…

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tami santini standing beside the peninsula in chicago christmas tree

Do you delight like this? ???? Lou and I recently stayed at The Peninsula in Chicago for the first time. It has been a hotel that I’ve wanted to stay at for a long time, so it was a surreal moment to walk through those doors and officially check in. ???? Before we were inside,…

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bonbons on a platter

I love the holidays; the decorations, movies, family time and food! ???? In my family, the treats are a sacred part of the tradition. It simply isn’t Christmas time without these tasty morsels. One of them is chocolate and peanut butter balls called bonbons. https://tamisantini.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/File-from-iOS.mp4https://tamisantini.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/File-from-iOS.movhttps://tamisantini.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/File-from-iOS-1.mp4 Here’s the thing. Even though I’ve made bonbons every year…

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Lou Santini with two kids from church with gingerbread houses

“You can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread man!” This weekend Lou mentored a couple of the boys from church. We had them over to make gingerbread houses. It was a kit that was basically pre-made and all they needed to do was decorate it. Of course, the pictures on the box look perfect and professional,…

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I remember the first time I got serious about my business and building it to be something more than just “extra income.” It was 2012 and I had been having successes with my destination wedding and honeymoon business, but I felt like I was working really hard for the money I was making. Sure, I…

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Recently Lou and I went to Grand Rapids to celebrate our anniversary. Our celebration a month late? But we won’t go there! ???? Our celebration started with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra Concert, a stay in a corner suite at JW Marriott and a stroll the next morning in downtown Grand Rapids. https://tamisantini.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/video_1_4f3a46696ba74f3382b8767e402a65e4.mp4 We stopped into a…

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tami santini working on a laptop

I want your job! Over the years, I have heard this phrase so many times. “I want your job!” or “Are you hiring?” or “How do I do what you do?” While the statements are kind and understandable, everyone always wants the end result of something, right? These remarks come to me when I’m traveling…

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