We are excited to present our 2014 Vacation of a Lifetime winners:
- Bill & Pam O'Brien, Pen Argyl, PA
- Michael Hubbard & Sossi Chungrian, Montreal, Canada
- Michele Chandler & Bob Gilfoil, Toronto, Canada
About our winners:
Bill & Pam O’Brien
Bill is a 9th Grade Earth Science teacher in his 18th year at Roxbury High School in Succasunna, New Jersey. He is the chairman of the science department, and an advisor for the High School Science League and the Middle School ski club.
Pam, his wife, is Director of Children's Ministry at East Stroudsburg United Methodist Church in East Stroudsburg Pennsylvania. She is also the Director of Foundations Christian Preschool where she teaches 2-5 year olds.
Bill and Pam have been happily married for 21 years. They have four children ages 14, 12, 10 and 7 that keeps them extremely busy. They love to travel when they can find the time. Some of their favorite family vacations are Disney, camping in their travel trailer, and visiting amusement parks. Bill and Pam also like to get away by themselves once in awhile. When they have this opportunity, they head for a Bed and Breakfast for a relaxing, enjoyable carefree weekend. Last year they visited the Wayside Inn in Maryland where the Innkeepers were very hospitable. This is where they informed us about Select Registry. They enjoyed their stay there and are looking forward to exploring new bed and breakfasts in Select Registry throughout the country.
Bill and Pam will be writing about their adventures for the Select Registry blog:
Let the 2014 Vacation of a Lifetime begin
- Trip Continues: 2 & 3
- Our Stays at Woolverton Inn & Stonecroft Country Inn
- A Visit to Historic Jacob Hill Inn
Michael Hubbard & Sossi Chungrian
My wife Sossi and I have been married for 25 years this coming August and we are keeping that special day to spend in a very special Inn that is dear to us the Rabbit Hill Inn. I am a retired police officer from the Provincial police where after being an investigator I moved on to be a supervisor of Security at McGill University. I left that job and went into sales and presently I am working as a credit director (F&I) for the past 8 yrs in a major used car dealer in Montreal.
Sossi worked for almost 25 years in the travel industry even owning and operating her own travel agency. Today she stays at home and takes care of the home and myself, which is a job in its self.
Had a wonderful stay at The Swift House Inn, Middlebury Vermont this weekend. The staff was great and the room was Super, it was the Bulrush in the Carriage House which has a king bed, natural fireplace and a jetted tub. I must say that we were more than surprised to have been offered such a wonderful and resting room. The staff was very welcoming and super pleasant and excited that we had chosen their Inn for the first one of our tour for the Sweepstake that we won.
It was a pleasant and peaceful stay at a wonderful Inn, I will be sure to send the Innkeepers Michele and Dan a note to thank them and to say we are sorry we missed them.
Michael and Sossi will be writing about their adventures for the Select Registry blog:
Michele Chandler & Bob Gilfoil
A family of travellers, Michele, Bob and Jameson are often on the road for some excellent adventures.
Michele and Bob are both graduates of the Cornell School of Hotel Administration so have hospitality and tourism in their blood. Even though Bob has segued into the golf and swimming pool equipment business, he still harkens to his roots of hotel management and travel.
Michele has always kept a foot in her professional training, having worked for hotel chains such as Four Seasons, Hilton, Delta and CN. Her diverse background includes running Canada’s first female-focused travel company, Unique Routes Touring Company and completing a graduate degree in Investigative & Forensic Accounting in 2011.
In 2013, Michele successfully launched a heritage dessert company -- The Art of Pudding Ltd. with its Royal line of Christmas puddings. Her products received great media and public response, and sold out quickly throughout Canada and New York State. She is working hard to bring more unique sweet offerings for the 2014 holiday season.
Bob and Michele’s sidekick, Jameson the Irish Wheaton, has been on the road with them for the past 6 years. Having logged over 15,000 miles, he has become quite a connoisseur of dog friendly lodging throughout North America.
Michele and Bob will be writing about their adventures for the Select Registry blog: