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Joan Belanger has been with Ker & Downey for almost two years. She works in our Air Department, assisting travelers with their airfare.

Joan Belanger | Luxury Travel | Ker Downey Favorite place you’ve traveled: Bangkok, Thailand

Favorite city and why: Salzburg, so breathtakingly beautiful I was speechless

What is the best thing about traveling: The education and meeting people from all walks of life.

Travel accessory you can’t live without? My hat that can be scrunched and folded and still look “stylish.”

Favorite plane ride activity: Watching movies (I’m a fan of old movies from the 30-50’s especially).

Top of my travel bucket list: Scandinavia

Two weeks + and unlimited budget, where are you going? Back to Bora Bora. I went there on my honeymoon.

Beach or mountains: Beach

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How do you take your coffee? Dark with just a little milk (a little quirk – I don’t drink a lot so it has to be the “exact” color so I don’t let anyone else pour the milk/cream in my coffee)

If they could bottle your personality what would the label read? Shake for Best Results

My theme song is: What A Wonderful World!

Any pets?A 70 lb. boxer named Leo, adopted two years ago. He is now 6 and thinks he is a lap dog.

If I were a super hero, I would be: Superman

Something I said I’d never do but did anyway was: Parasailing

Two things I can’t live without are: Bread and cheese

It’s Sunday morning at 10 a.m. If I’m not sleeping, I’m: Watching CBS Sunday Morning

My favorite physical activity is: Dancing

One thing I love that everyone else dislikes is: Wheaties, but what people find more unbelievable is I really do NOT like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups!! My daughter thinks I am making it up!

The first thing I do when I wake up is: Let Leo out and feed him (even before coffee).

One thing people are surprised to find out about me is: I took the police tests for NYC and Boston and was on the list for Massachusetts.

The last concert I went to was: James Taylor and Carole King

My favorite TV show to watch as a kid was: The Little Rascals

If I could instantly learn a new language, I would learn: Latin

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Guilty TV pleasure: NJ Housewives

On my nightstand: The Second Chance Dog by Jon Katz

What’s inspiring you lately? My 88 year old neighbor/friend who lost her 90 year old husband after 50 years of marriage. She is strong and graceful.

Life mantra in four words: Be Kind, Be Happy

Favorite quote: “To thine own self be true” – Hamlet Act 1, scene 3

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