Meet our Founder
Mandy McKaskle spent 19 years working in sales for some of the worlds premier luxury, boutique, lifestyle and wellness hotel brands. These included Destination Hotels & Resorts, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Park Hyatt Hotels and Canyon Ranch Wellness Resorts and brings her love of travel and helping people create lasting memories to Creosote Journeys. A native of Arizona, she grew up spending school holidays and summers in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico and also lived in Hermosillo, Mexico when she was just 16 years old where she became fluent in Spanish. These experiences instilled a love for other cultures, willingness to try new things and the importance of stepping outside of her comfort zone in order to grow.
With her background in luxury hotels, which included 8 years in Washington D.C., handling some of the top dignitaries and entertainment clients across the world and coming from a large family; she is accustomed to planning, flexibility, adaptation to ever-changing circumstances and paying attention to the details. Her friendships and relationships in the luxury travel world means she can extend special benefits and perks to you. And above all she is passionate about her love of travel, creating joy and helping others to do the same!
Naturally curious with a personal motto to never stop exploring; her travel journeys thus far have included all over South America, Central America, Europe and North America. She enjoys incorporating her love of movement (running, walking, hiking, biking, rock climbing) into her travels as it provides a unique perspective and wonderful way to explore and connect with a new city or landscape.
Why Creosote Journeys?
The Creosote (kree-uh-sote) Plant is found all over the Sonoran Desert in Arizona where we call home. Like most desert flora it is tenacious and adaptable, but the most unique characteristic is that it is responsible for the fragrant scent of desert rain. A scent that makes us feel connected. Simple but powerful. Our goal with Creosote Journeys is to create journeys that will make you feel connected; to your family and friends, with the culture and countries you are experiencing but most importantly with yourself.
Creosote Journeys is a full-service luxury travel planning company offering a wide array of services for all types of travelers. We handle handle everything from simple hotel, air or car bookings, river/ocean/expedition cruises, to completely custom itineraries and work with all ages and budgets. If you are not sure where to start or if you should work with a travel advisor- contact us today for a complimentary consultation.
What connects you?