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I haven't been everywhere,
... but it 's on my list

For the love of travel

 Travel is like oxygen for me. I love the dreaming, the planning, the anticipation, and the wonder of somewhere new. When I became a mom, I knew I wanted to create that sense of wanderlust and curiosity in my kids. Travel and “showing them the world” became one of the defining identities of our family.

 

As life has gotten busier and our kids have become more independent, I see how crucial vacations are for my own family’s connection.  And that’s why I created Show Them the World, a travel concierge service for busy families longing to reconnect and see the world together. I want to help you create lifelong memories and “happiness anchors” your family will remember forever.  

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Meet the team

What started as a one-woman show has now blossomed into a team of travel lovers ready to help you

Show Them the World! Think of us as your good friends helping you plan the vacation of your dreams. We'll laugh a lot, we'll be just as excited for your trip as you are, and we'll handle all the details so you don't have to!

Founder and Lead Advisor
Heather Vergara

Heather gave up her marketing career with Pepsico to be a mom and never found her way back to the corporate world. Instead, she focused on her passion for travel and adventure and created Show Them the World. In less than four years, she’s helped more than 300 families experience Hawaii, Alaska, Costa Rica, the Caribbean, Italy, France, England, Greece, Croatia, Spain, Portugal, National Parks, and more to come! 

Heather has an MBA in Marketing from Indiana University, an Executive Education certificate in Digital Marketing from Columbia University, and a BA in Journalism from the University of North Carolina. She lives with her husband, two kids and two furry dogs in Zionsville, Indiana.

Favorite destinations: Hawaii, Costa Rica, Turks & Caicos, New Zealand, Italy, Bora Bora, Paris, Croatia


Wanderlist: Africa, Switzerland, Greece, Lake Como, Provence, the Philippines

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Travel Advisor
Sara Jenkins

Sara left her teaching career to be a Mom and has dabbled in various jobs since then looking for a passion project that could fit into her family's life. In 2022, Show Them the World designed the Jenkins family vacation to Hawaii, an unforgettable trip that fueled Sara’s desire to see the world with her family.  In fact, after that vacation, Sara got her first and only tattoo - Ohana - which means family in Hawaiian. Every time she sees it, the memories make her smile. Now Sara gets to design "tattoo-worthy" trips for all her clients! 

Sara has an MA in Education from Nova Southeastern University and a BS in Education from Indiana University.  Sara lives in Zionsville, Indiana with her husband and two girls. In her downtime, you can find her at the pool with her competitive swimmer or at the stables with her equestrian.

Favorite Destinations: Hawaii, Italy, Banff, Hilton Head, Tetons, Yellowstone

Wanderlist: Greece, Australia, New Zealand, Alaska, Portugal

Travel Advisor
Nikkie Earl

Nikkie has had a lifelong passion for travel … and food. After graduating from college, she became a flight attendant so she could see (and taste) the world. Within a few years, she had traveled to all 50 states and many European countries.

 

Once Nikkie became a mom, she retired her wings - but not her love for adventure. She always knew she would find her way back to the travel industry, but needed a career that was family-friendly. When she was introduced to Show Them the World through her husband who flies with Heather’s husband at Fedex, she knew the stars were aligned. Nikkie plans to bring a culinary and adventure focus to Show Them the World. If you’re a foodie, you know who to call!

 

Nikkie and her husband live in Noblesville, Indiana and spend their days on the soccer field or golf course cheering on their three children. When they have downtime, you can find them flying the skies in their Piper airplane! 

Favorite Destinations: Summers in Michigan, Paris in the Spring, and anywhere with delicious food

Wanderlist: Africa, Greece, Peru, Galapagos Islands, Australia

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Executive Assistant
Elena Cramer

As Heather’s niece, Elena has been part of the Show Them the World family from the beginning. During college, Elena took the scenic route, traveling the country trying out multiple schools in Iowa, Oregon, Colorado, and Chicago. During this time, she fell in love with seeing the world, American Sign Language, and helping people. 

 

At Show Them the World, she’s starting out as an Executive Assistant and hopes to expand into an Advisor role where she can use her ASL interpreter skills and connections within the deaf community to Show Everyone the World!

 

Elena has a BA in ASL Interpretation from Columbia College Chicago. She recently moved to Spartanburg, SC with her fur baby, Shego. She’s never met a stranger, has a heart of gold, and is always up for an adventure! 

Favorite Destinations: Turks & Caicos, Crater Lake NP, Mount Shasta California

Wanderlist: Greece, Paris, New Zealand, Africa, Thailand

Digital Marketing
Amanda Vela

Amanda Vela is a “go-getter” communications and public relations professional with a background in media relations, social media marketing and content creation. She is currently the Communications Director for the Town of Zionsville. Amanda lives in Zionsville with her husband and three kids, one of whom is a chocolate lab.

Favorite destinations: Key West, Belize, Tulum, Santa Fe 

Wanderlist: Alaska, Costa Rica, Banff, Greece

Interested in a career with Show Them the World?

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