Born in the remote northern town of Fort Nelson, BC, Trudy has always lived up to the description of her zodiac sign the Capricorn: determined, ambitious, strong, and worldly! She grew up surrounded by incredible people, wilderness, wildlife, and the gorgeous northern lights. Trudy and her husband Steve who now live in Tsawwassen, BC, will be celebrating their 23rd wedding anniversary in 2023. They have 2 beautiful daughters. The oldest is at University in Edmonton and the youngest daughter has a few more years left of high school. Trudy has always had dogs and currently has two sweet Havanese. She works from home and enjoys the flexibility of being able to pop out to watch her daughters’ sports games, meet a friend for coffee or do some gardening in the yard. Working from home has been good fit for both her and her family not to mentions the dogs love having someone in the house for extra walks during the day!
Trudy fell in love with exploring nature which led to exploring the world. She pursued an education in at the University of Northern BC in Prince George for a Bachelor of Science and Natural Resource Management with a Major in Resource Recreation which soon led to continuing her education in Travel and Tourism through Compu College School of Business in Victoria, BC and went on to complete her Certified Travel Advisor certificate through the Travel Institute in Massachusetts. Continuing with her education Trudy had completed multiple certificates from World Cruises, Ocean and River Cruises to Antarctica Expeditions, African Safaris and more. She has also become a member of the Luxury Leaders Alliance which has set Trudy above the rest in the industry.
Through her passion for travel, this led her to joining her Aunt in operating the family run small boutique travel agency, iLand Luxury Travel. Specializing in selling luxury travel Trudy has travelled to many parts of the globe including many provinces and territories of Canada and a number of the states in the USA as well as Germany, Croatia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Austria, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Mexico, Hungary, Slovakia, and Thailand. From travelling to these places Trudy is able to share her expertise and knowledge with clients. Next list of places to visit will be Alaska on the luxury cruise line, Seabourn then off to Switzerland, South Africa, and Ireland.
“I really enjoy planning Luxury Travel itineraries for my clients whether it is for a private jet, safari, or world cruise, knowing the quality of experiences my clients will receive when they leave home out on their worldly adventures is a huge part of what I do. I only work with preferred travel partners to ensures my clients receive the best of the best. I can guarantee that you will be thrilled with the service you receive from working with me at iLand Luxury Travel . I am with you from the moment we first meet until you walk back into your home from your adventure. I take care of everything for you! All you have to do is pack your luggage!”
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
To wake up every morning like Oprah and have a massage to start the day! Could you imagine!
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
Did you pick up your clothes from under your bed!
Where would you like to live? Fictional or?..
I live exactly where I want to be! It is perfect, ocean, beach, forest, and mountains!
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
My greatest love is Steve. My husband. He is someone who I could never imagine being without. This guy makes me laugh every day!
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Historical in my eyes…my mom! She passed away when I was 27yrs old. She was 52. I remember her as strong, independent, kind and that is what I live my life by. I reference her daily.
What is your greatest extravagance?
My children’s orthodontist appointments!
When and where are you the happiest?
I am in nature!
What is your favorite occupation?
Being a mom! No really, it is! It is challenging and rewarding, gruelling and exhausting. But mostly the love I receive is incredible.
Which talent would you most like to have?
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
My height…I would love to be 6ft! I am 5’8”. If I wear high heels I can make it to almost 5’10”!
What is your greatest fear?
Mouldy food! What do you consider your greatest achievement? My family
What is your most treasured possession?
A recipe for fruit cake that was handwritten from my mom. I loved her fruit cake! It was boozy!
What do you most value in your friends?
Their kindness. I have the best friends!
What is your most marked characteristic?
In control. I like to make sure I know I research and know details.
Who is your favorite hero?
My dad. He is incredible.
What is your greatest regret? Not taking the waterslide into the shark tank!
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
Definitely an eagle! I love to soar…and eat salmon!
Where will you go next?
Contact: Trudy Buzdon- Barber, CTA
iLand Luxury Travel | 604-837-5142
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