“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bow lines; catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."………..Mark Twain
COVID has impacted our lives in so many ways, but one of the lessons we have learned is that the ability to travel freely should not be taken for granted. There is a “new sense of urgency” to travel; people feel they have lost two years and need to make up for lost time. Travel bookings are up over 26% compared pre-pandemic 2019. As travel becomes much more prevalent both domestic and international, we wanted to share with you the destinations UB Alumni Travel Program will be visiting in 2023. Join us as we explore the exciting programs we will be offering – from Antarctica, to the Scottish Isles & Norwegian Fjords, Alaska and India, we will share with you what makes these itineraries so special!
About Sarah Doody
Sarah Doody is a consultant, hired by the UB Office of Alumni Engagement, to launch and oversee their UB Alumni Travel Program. As the Program Coordinator, her role focuses on the implementation and management of UB Alumni Travel Program, as well as acting as the UB liaison between the University, alumni and travel providers.
From 2001 to 2015, Sarah was the Director of Alumnae Leadership Development, Engagement and Enrichment with the Bryn Mawr College Alumnae Association where her duties included taking on the management of their alumnae travel program. Under her leadership, the alumnae travel program grew from 14 travelers in 2006, to more than 375 in 2015 and from 1 trip to 18 programs.
Upon leaving Bryn Mawr College in 2015, she launched her own travel consulting company, Engaging Journeys, Inc. - a company dedicated to supporting colleges, universities and membership organizations in the implementation and management of educational and affinity travel programs. She continued to manage the Bryn Mawr Travel Program as a consultant through 2018. In working with her clients, Sarah puts to use her more than 15 years of expertise in the affinity travel industry. Her company enables clients to launch alumni travel programs without any additional staffing costs or resources from the institution. Sarah’s background as a corporate banker prior to her time at Bryn Mawr has enabled her to utilize valuable marketing and analytical skills from the business and apply it to the world of alumni travel. A key aspect to her approach is a strategic marketing plan which engages new travelers while continuing to cultivate past travelers.
In addition to the UB Alumni Travel Program, her company currently manages travel programs for: Swarthmore College, Case Western Reserve University, Main Line School Night Lifelong Learning Program, Gettysburg College, Franklin and Marshall College and the University of Denver.
The daughter of two educators, Sarah learned at a young age the joy and wonder of travel. She has traveled to all 7 continents and over 70 countries. Sarah graduated with honors and holds an AB from Franklin and Marshall College in Sociology and Economics.