Addie’s You and I Travel Service – Addie Lindstrom, Owner
What does your business do/sell?
We are a travel agency specializing in business travel as well as vacations. My favorite clients are business people who travel often, but there are others in the office who love to book vacations.
Did you purchase this business or start the business?
I started the business in 1980. Our first location was in an office building near NE Sandy and 82nd Ave. At one time we expanded to 13 employees in a downtown office, but later decided to downsize. I own the property at our current location, a bungalow at 7545 NE Sandy Blvd.
What inspired you to start your business?
I wanted to travel! I had a business background and had been arranging business travel for several years. One day I realized that I could do the booking better myself.
I have been to every major landmark in the world! I try to travel at least 2 – 3 times a year. India, Egypt and Antarctica are some of my favorites, but I will never go to the same place twice.
What makes your business unique?
We are always available and will never put our clients on hold. Business travelers love that reliability. I love to travel but try not to be away too long, so that I can be there for my clients.
What is the most interesting thing you’ve done in your life?
Being in the Galapagos Islands to see Lonesome George, the most rare turtle and creature in the world, before his death in 2012. You are so close to the animals in the Galapagos. They are right at your feet. It’s amazing.