"If you never try, then you will NEVER know!"

Veranda Adkins decided to leave corporate America in 2014 and has not looked back!  Over the past several years she has launched and maintained a variety of businesses in several industries using her basic business strategy that works in any industry.  Through utilizing her tools to growth and success she has built a life that she has come to love giving her the freedom to spend time with her family and travel the world.   

“When I finally left corporate America and started my own company, the first thing I was realized was that I had the freedom to spend my time as I wished.  I wasn’t worried about squeezing everything in, because I controlled my calendar.  I help other women who have started/trying to start their business get to this point of freedom.”

Veranda started Travel Legacy in 2014, which is a full-service travel agency offering high end travel experiences.  She has helped travelers all over the country enjoy fairytale destination weddings, unforgettable group trips and bucket list experiences. She has been recognized as an industry leader with awards from Hard Rock Showstoppers, Palace Resorts Pro, Funjet 500 and most recently attaining Elite Status with Apple Leisure Group for 2022, an honor only awarded to 225 travel agents in the country.  

Veranda has been consistently growing Travel Legacy to achieve global success and offers mentoring to those interested in a career in travel.  She currently maintains a team of two administrative assistants and 14 independent contractors throughout the USA.  

In 2020, recognizing a lack of diversity in top agent award ceremonies and in travel marketing materials,  she co-founded the Association of Black Travel Professionals (ABTP).  ABTP is the largest organization in the USA dedicated to the training and development of Black travel professionals, as well as serving as a partner to help travel suppliers with their DE&I efforts.  ABTP has successfully partnered with over 1,100 travel agents and major suppliers such as American Airlines, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines,  and Delta Vacations to name a few.  

“Becoming an entrepreneur is the BEST decision I have ever made!”

In Veranda’s twenty-two year career as a travel agent she has visited over forty countries and hosted thousands of people across the globe.  She has consistently been recognized as a leader in the travel industry by receiving such awards as Hard Rock Showstopper, Palace Pro Award, Funjet 500, and most recently ALG Elite.  

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