Anna Loganathan – Tour Consultant

Meet Anna, a Tour Consultant since June 2018 working with the states of Pennsylvania and Maine. As a former language teacher, Anna loves being able to bring her passion for education to the Prometour team! 

Tell us about yourself!

Born in Ohio, I grew up in Connecticut and then New Hampshire. I first came to Montreal to complete my bachelor’s in French & Arabic at Concordia University and absolutely fell in love with the city. I later returned to New Hampshire where I did my Masters in Education at Plymouth State University and became a French & TESOL teacher. My interests include spending time with my family, cooking (& drinking coffee, lots of coffee!), studying new languages, reading and spending time outdoors. Oh, and should I mention that my favorite animal is a sheep? My house is filled with them! (let me clarify-fake ones!)

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Anna hiking in Mont Tremblant, Quebec

What made you apply to Prometour?

As someone who loves travel and education, working as an educational tour consultant was the perfect way to combine of both my passions in one job!

What was your best travel experience?

Every travel memory is special in its own way, but one of my favorites has to be coming across a wild elephant on the side of the road in Karnataka, India. The ironic part of the story is that we had just gone on a long, guided jungle safari without seeing any elephants only to stumble across one on our drive home!

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Anna’s photo of the wild elephant outside of the car

What destinations are on your bucket list and why?

I’d really love to travel to Ireland for the scenery as well as the Canadian Rockies for the dramatic landscapes.

Which Prometour Tour would you travel on?

I’d probably choose Costa Rica because I would love to experience all of the nature (with the exception of spiders!) and be able to partake in some community service projects. I’d also love being able stay with a Costa Rican host family to have an authentic cultural experience.

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Anna outside of Salzburg, Austria

What is the best piece of travel advice you can give someone?

This may be a small piece of advice, but I am a huge proponent of rolling your clothes when packing-you save SO much room and your clothes don’t get wrinkled. It really works!

My other advice? Encourage your students (as well as yourself!) to keep a travel journal. While a picture may be worth a thousand words, you will be amazed at how vivid your travel memories come back to you when you’ve written them down. I’ve found that keeping a travel journal allows you to relive the trip again and again-it’s well worth that extra effort!

What’s one thing you wish you could tell educators that want to plan a student trip?

Having been a teacher who traveled with students and now working as a Tour Consultant, I wish I could tell teachers (and my past self) that planning a trip doesn’t have to be overwhelming. If you choose the right tour company you will have a supportive team who takes care of everything for you so that your only responsibility is enjoying the trip with your students!

Anna visiting a temple in South India

What’s your favorite place in Montréal?

The Jardin Botanique (botanical garden) is hands-down my favorite place in Montreal. Every fall I make a point to go to the Gardens of Light-a yearly event in which the garden is filled with breathtaking, colorful Chinese lanterns. The botanical garden is also where my husband proposed…so maybe I’m a little biased in choosing this site as my favorite!

Anna Loganathan, Tour Consultant