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Savvy Traveler Staff

The combined travel experience of our staff makes us experts in our field. It helps us select the best and most practical products to make your journey more comfortable, safe and rewarding. We rely on travelers' feedback, so please let us know what products you found most helpful... and don’t hesitate to ask us.

Petra Rousu
Petra was born and raised in Germany and is the owner of The Savvy Traveler. She has traveled to over 60 countries. Coming from Europe, she is very knowledgeable about European countries and cultures. Petra started and operated 13 travel stores for a large organization before opening her own stores. Years of experience have helped her in selecting the best and most useful travel products. She continues her passion for travel as much as her time allows.

Alexandra Rousu
Alexandra has traveled extensively for her young age. As the daughter of the owner, she has traveled to Europe since she was 6 weeks old and has continued her travels throughout the years to many different countries. She just returned from her 22nd trip to Europe and is planning her next adventure to the Middle East and Turkey. After completing her business degree with an emphasis in project management and consumer behavior she is now managing the store on a day-to-day basis.She is bilingual with German being her second language. Her visual display skills and travel experience are great assets to the store.

Anita Bennett
Anita was born and raised in the Channel Islands of England. She had toured much of the United States and lived in many different cities. Her extensive retail experience and customer service skills are a valuable asset to the store and our customers. She is extremely knowledgeable in putting together travel wardrobes for any types of travel. She’ll answer all your packing questions with great solutions and suggestions.

Connie BeRoth
Connie’s love affair with travel began at an early age with her first train ride. She lived all over the US before choosing the Seattle area as home. Her first overseas trip elevated travel to a passion. She has traveled extensively for pleasure but luckily her work as Director of Sales Operations with an electronics distributor also allowed her to travel the globe. This makes her excellent at helping customers choose the right items for their travels. Connie’s other passions include remodeling, food, wine, books and music.

Kirsten Myers
Kirsten has always loved the adventure of travel. She brings with her a background in operational banking that she now has the opportunity to combine with her love of travel and interest in other cultures. She spent her gap years exploring continental Europe which has enabled her to bring to the Savvy Traveler her own special knowledge for adventurous travelers. Kirsten has an affinity for travel gadgets and would be happy to show you the technical side of things here at the Savvy Traveler.

Raquel Sanchez
Raquel is a second generation American; her parents emigrated from Mexico, and she is proud of her Mexican heritage. She is currently obtaining her bachelor’s degree in cellular biology. Raquel has been a musician and performer since she was ten years old. Her passion and appreciation for music are the perfect marriage of travel and understanding diverse cultures. Her customer service background is ideal for a retail store; Raquel loves to help customers pick the perfect travel bags and accessories. Western Europe is her forte’! She has explored most of Western Europe, New Zealand, and Australia and is always eager to discover more places.

Caroline Barrie
Caroline is our bookkeeper, with over 10 years of experience in small business bookkeeping. She quietly works in the background keeping all the paperwork running smoothly, communicating with vendors, and handling issues. Caroline loves to travel and finds working at The Savvy Traveler a great place to combine her skills with finding out what’s new in the travel world. Caroline was born and raised in Seattle and loves to venture out, but is always happy to come back to our beautiful home.

Sarah Moehrke
Sarah is always coming up with new ideas. After graduating college in Wisconsin, Sarah moved back from the Midwest and finally defrosted. When she is not assisting travelers of all ages, she’s snuggling with her twin nephews. Sarah also spends her free time planning her next trip to Europe, taking tennis lessons, and recording her newly launched podcast. Her favorite travel memory is when she was led around Saint Peters Basilica by a nun at 7:30 in the morning. She loves talking to people about their upcoming trips and assisting people in finding their perfect travel gear.

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