old Town Trolley Tours quiz challenge

First Day of Fall

September 22nd, 2016

Happy Fall!

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CASTmember Spotlight- Jill Herasme

September 21st, 2016

Jill was born and raised in Key West and attended Florida State University. She had the pleasure of participating in their Fashion study abroad program in Paris and London. She received her Bachelors degree in Fashion design. Jill moved to NY after graduating college in 2001 residing there for 10 years. She worked as a children’s clothing designer for brands such as Levi’s, Old Navy and Nautica. Soon after marrying she and her husband moved to Key West in 2010 changing her focus to Graphic Design and Jewelry Design. Jill also has a great passion for ballet. She started dancing at the age of 5 and taught ballet at the Dance Factory before the birth of her daughter in 2014.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Spending time with my family
What is your favorite vacation spot?
Jamaica
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
The birth of my daughter
What is your most treasured possession?
My engagement ring
Who are your favorite writers?
William Shakespeare and Vince Gilligan

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Locals Ride Free

September 16th, 2016

Residents within our six cities can take advantage of some of our tours and attractions for FREE when accompanied by an adult paid guest.*
It’s Simple, Fast & Best of all… Free!

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Simply choose your Hometown city and fill out a brief form. Sign up today and rediscover the magic of your hometown with the Historic Tours of America Hometown Pass.

And be sure to also visit us at www.historictours.com and explore our tours and attractions in your hometown.

***Each Hometown pass holder rides free when accompanied by a guest who has purchased A FULL FARE adult ticket. Accompanying adult guest ticket must be purchased at a Historic Tours of America tour or attraction ticket booth or by calling 866-753-7975. Tickets may not be purchased online and may not be purchased using any discounts or coupons. Hometown Pass is not valid for packages.***

CASTmember Spotlight- Ashley Green

September 14th, 2016

My name is Ashley Green and I have been with OTT since January of this year.  I was born and raised in Washington DC.  I graduated from North Carolina Wesleyan College in 2010 with a BS in Criminal Justice.  But have been in the retail/customer service field for over 10 years.  I also have a 2 year old named Scott.
I love to shop and spend time with family and friends.  I am also a fan of R & B and rap.  I love to interact with everyone and consider myself a people person.  I love to travel and am pretty adventurous.

Which living person do you most admire?
My mother
What is your greatest fear?
Failure
What is your favorite vacation spot?
Dominican Republic
Who is the greatest love of your life?
My son Scott
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Graduating from college.
If you could choose one reality TV show to be on, what
would it be?
Love and Hip Hop

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CASTmember Spotlight- Kim “Lily Winters” Barrett

September 7th, 2016

I am an only child, born and raised just 20 minutes outside of Boston.  Ever since I was little I have always had a passion for acting.  From demanding a full audience (my parents) who had to listen to my full theatrical version of Tomorrow from Annie in my room, to my first ever theatre production in kindergarten of Chicken Little, I was Chicken Little, I have always loved making people laugh.  I went to Regis College in Weston, MA where I double majored in Theatre and English and triple minored in Theology, Women’s Studies and Business Management.  I graduated Summa Cum Laude and I am a member of 4 National Honor Societies.
After graduating from Regis College I moved to LA for a year of post-graduate studies.  When I moved back to Boston, I began working in local theatre productions and commercials.  I came across the audition notice for Ghosts and Gravestones of Boston and quickly jumped at the unique opportunity. Now, seven years later, I could not be happier with the amazing people I work with and the wonderful guests I meet every time I step on to a trolley.  My character, Lily Winters, is a part of me and I am forever grateful for this job and all it has taught me.  It has helped bring my acting and improvisational skills to the next level.  I am now able to step in front of an audience and have zero fear, I am quick on my feet and always have a comeback for anyone who gets a little sassy!

What do you consider your greatest fear?
To never reach my full potential.
Who is the greatest love of your life?
My fiancée.  We’ve spent the last decade together and she
makes me a better person, by not only being my partner but
also my best friend.  She’s also my biggest fan and has taken
the ghost tour at least 100 times.
If you could die and come back, who would you be?
A puppy.
What is your most treasured possession?
The memories and relationships I have with my friends and loved
ones.
What do you value most in your friends?
Their support and love. It’s easy to be friends when things are
easy, but true friendship reveals itself during the hard times
when you need to be lifted up and be vulnerable to others

Cast Spot Kim Barrett

Happy Labor Day!

September 5th, 2016

Have a safe and happy labor day!

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CASTmember Spotlight- Patty Campbell

August 31st, 2016

Hi!  My name is Patty Campbell.  I came to Nashville, TN on vacation with my daughter in September of 2012.  I needed a change and actually bought my home in November of 2012.
Coming from the north, I had heard about the Southern hospitality but now experience it every day in Nashville.  I have always loved driving and have been a CDL driver since 1997.  Previously I drove a school bus in Philadelphia, PA for 13 years.  When I came to Nashville, I drove a shuttle bus for a time and then decided I wanted to retire.  However, 2 months later, looking at jobs on the internet, a job that I saw piqued my interest.  HTA – driving and giving tours in Nashville.  I sent my resume over and was contacted shortly thereafter.
We officially started our tours on May 2, 2016.  Having a job that you enjoy every day is icing on the cake.  I found a new home and family at Old Town Trolley Tours of Nashville!
Go Nashville HTA!

What is the one thing you most deplore in others?
People that are rude and snobby
Which talent would you most like to have?
Being able to play an instrument
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
The ability to talk to large groups of people regardless of their
status in life
What is your greatest fear?
Heights
What do you most value in friends?
Honesty

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CASTmember Spotlight: Phil Ribeiro

August 24th, 2016

I was born in Boston, Massachusetts on a snowy Tuesday in January of 1984. Dad decided to tell my Mom he wanted to name me Philip, after one of his uncles. When in reality he was naming me after one of the greatest Boston Bruins hockey players of his time, Phil Esposito. I was raised and have lived most of my life in Somerville, MA. The most densely populated city in New England. I played ice hockey growing up and loved it, though now the glory has faded and only the aches and pains remain. I wouldn’t change it, I learned one of the most important life lessons from hockey, how to be a team player. Growing up in the Greater Boston area, you are living playing and working in history everyday. Even if you don’t realize it. It wasn’t until I came to work for Old Town Trolley, that I realized that I could share our nation’s history and my hometown, while having fun. And get paid to do it! I love meeting our guests from across the globe and sharing my beautiful city with them. Us Bostonians take a great deal of pride in our city, and I’m proud to be able to share it with visitors old and young working for Old Town Trolley.
P.S. Go Sox!

Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Benjamin Franklin , I like to think of myself as both a
Statesman and diplomat.
What is your favorite vacation spot?
Definitely Martha’s Vineyard I’ve been going there since I was
a kid.
What is your most treasured possession?
Well they’re not possessions, but what I treasure most are my
two daughters Carolyn and Alana , and my girlfriend Sherri.
What three things will you always find in my
refrigerator?
Linguiça, eggs, cheese.
If there was one place you would like to live besides
your current city, where would it be?
Somewhere on Martha’s Vineyard, maybe Aquinnah.

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Locals Ride Free!

August 19th, 2016

Residents within our six cities can take advantage of some of our tours and attractions for FREE when accompanied by an adult paid guest.*
It’s Simple, Fast & Best of all… Free!

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Simply choose your Hometown city and fill out a brief form. Sign up today and rediscover the magic of your hometown with the Historic Tours of America Hometown Pass.

And be sure to also visit us at www.historictours.com and explore our tours and attractions in your hometown.

***Each Hometown pass holder rides free when accompanied by a guest who has purchased A FULL FARE adult ticket. Accompanying adult guest ticket must be purchased at a Historic Tours of America tour or attraction ticket booth or by calling 866-753-7975. Tickets may not be purchased online and may not be purchased using any discounts or coupons. Hometown Pass is not valid for packages.***

CASTmember Spotlight: Kayla Black

August 17th, 2016

Hello! I was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania on the banks of the Susquehanna River. It’s a city most well-known for the Little League World Series, and not much else. I started my adult life wanting to be a Rockette, but when I realized I wasn’t going to get much taller, I decided history was the path for me. I attended Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and received undergraduate degrees in History and Art History, then moved on to Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and received a master of arts in Applied History (that’s a fancy term that nerds like me use for museum work). I worked at several museums, edited books, researched projects, and In between all that I lived for a short time in California, New Jersey, Maryland, and then Ohio.
When I tired of the weather in Cleveland, I started looking for greener pastures. On a whim, I moved to Savannah and started my life here. For the past five years, this has been my home, and it’s really been a great time. New opportunities and life changing experiences have been the hallmark of my time with Old Town Trolley and Historic Tours of America, and I’m really glad that this is where life has led me.
If you had one talent, what would it be?
I’d love to be able to play the violin. Playing an instrument is
a gift, and I wish I had listened to my parents when they
told me to practice playing the piano. But, violin would be a
wonderful talent to have!
What three things will you always find in my
refrigerator?
Spicy V-8, coconut coffee creamer, and assorted leftovers.
Who are your favorite writers?
David Eddings, who wrote the Belgaraid and Mallorean
series, and Orson Scott Card, who wrote the Ender’s Game
series.
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing,
what do you think it would be?
If I could come as anything, I’d chose a dog- a dog that has
an owner who loves them! Treats, walks, snuggles, naps, and
no responsibilities but to love unconditionally? Yes, please!
If there was one place you would like to live besides
your current city, where would it be?
I’ve lived quite a few places in the past decade or so, and
I’m still enjoying Savannah, so I don’t see myself leaving any
time soon. But, I’ve always loved the look and feel of Cape
May, New Jersey. It’s a beach resort town with a rich past and
beautiful Victorian architecture. I have fond memories of
that place.

Kayla Black

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