We had the good fortune of connecting with Kristy Tizon and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kristy, what’s the most important lesson your business/career has taught you?
It has taught me to take those risks, learn from each failure, and try try again. Believe in your vision and allow your passions to guide you. It’s been a crazy ride but it has been so worth it to me because it is truly what I enjoy doing and it has led me to some unbelievable opportunities. My work continues to challenge me each day and it has taught me that without self-discipline, you won’t see the results you aim for.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Miski Travels started off as a passion project that quickly evolved into a new way of experiencing Peru. I wanted everyone I met to experience the Peru I fell in love with- the culture, the people, and the destinations.
So in 2018, I decided to launch Miski Travels, a project that just came naturally to me during a time where I did not know what career path I would take. I love helping people and especially love helping them plan their trips to Peru. And I am proud to say, that this shows in my work and in my communication with my travelers. I want them to feel safe and know they have someone they can count on during their time in Peru.
As a travel coordinator, I have worked with all types of travelers: first-time travelers, solo travelers, honeymooners, luxury travelers, budget-friendly travelers, you name it! And with all, I’ve shown the same passion and have helped curate their Peru experience to the best of my abilities. I believe in giving the same support to each of my travelers because there are so many different ways you can experience Peru and I am here to show them how to do so within their means.
Launching Miski Travels was far from easy! It took a lot of work, lots of late nights, early mornings, and lots and lots of trial and error. The biggest lesson I have taken away is to learn from each failure and continue to push through. I might continue to have failures down the road but as long as I learn from them and refocus, Miski Travels will continue to grow.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
As a travel coordinator, I am my family and friends’ go-to person when they visit LA!
I first take them to see all of the iconic spots like the Hollywood sign (and if they are hikers take them on the hike to behind the sign), a visit to the Griffith Observatory, a drive-through Rodeo Drive, then making our way towards the most popular beaches- Malibu, Santa Monica, Venice beach. If they are into themed parks, take them to Univeral Studios. I make sure to get all of the popular LA spots out the way for the first part of the week.
To end the week, I would focus on having them visit areas less known to tourists- the beach cities. Take them on beach walks along Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Redondo Beach. Bar hopping between the beaches, and ending with dinner with a view at the Strand House. On their final day in LA, we will have a scenic drive along the Palos Verdes peninsula and end with sunset drinks at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Without the support from my parents and sister, Miski Travels would not be here. My sister especially has been my #1 fan and continues to show her support, gives me the tough love I sometimes need to hear, and overall encourages me to pursue my dreams while also making sure I have all my bases covered. Having all of them on my side, as a solo entrepreneur, has been such a relief because I know I can fall on them for support and encouragement when things get overwhelming.