Eli Ashear

With a background in destination event planning, Eli is very excited to join the Ovation Celebrations team as the new Operations Manager. Growing up in the industry, Eli worked with his father in producing destination events for groups of over 1,000 people, directed at benefitting a children’s scholarship fund.

What's in my bag? My carry-on plane essentials:

Purell. 1st thing I always pack. You don’t know when you’ll be able to sanitize. Bottle of water – I cant wait or rely on the flight attendants to provide that plastic flavored water that’s always the wrong temperature. Chargers. I have dedicated travel chargers that don’t leave my bag. They are meant for trips only. Nothing worse than running out of juice.

At the moment...

Best travel tip: Be there early. There’s nothing like the stress of feeling you're going to miss the boat (and in some cases literally). It starts your day off the wrong way and your vacation becomes a tad less enjoyable. On the other hand, when you are early, that relaxation factor enhances your trip exponentially. Not having to rush, fight with traveling companions and a pulled hamstring running for the gate makes any trip better.