Travel has always been a passion of mine, so I love the fact that I get to help people plan vacations and call it a job! My own trips have taken me across North America, to Europe, and even to the Sahara Desert. As a foodie and beer/wine geek, I think one of the best ways to learn more about a culture is through food and drink – so let me know if you want to sip Malbec in Mendoza, go on a tapas crawl through a city in Spain, or visit Munich for Oktoberfest!
I love adding some magic to family trips to Disney World, helping you plan a girls’ getaway, or finding a romantic place for you to visit with the person you love.
My favorite places in the world (so far) are Sedona, Arizona; Maui, Hawaii; Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada; Tunis, Tunisia; and Madrid, Spain. But enough about me....where do YOU want to go? Let me know!
"Maureen was very friendly and accommodating, willing to listen to us and book a perfect vacation for us. She helped us book Pueblo Bonito Pacifica in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico - it was amazing! I would recommend her and I will definitely call her for my travel needs."
Whether you're looking for a boutique property or a grand all-inclusive resort, the options in this region are endless. But sometimes all those options can be overwhelming! I'd love to help you find the resort and stretch of beautiful beach that is perfect for you and your vacation style. After you've chosen a flight and hotel package, I can also help you pick some activities to do during your trip. Would you like to visit the ruins at Chichen Itza or Tulum? Snorkel or dive? Go horseback riding on the beach? Those extras can make your trip a memorable one.
The islands dotting the Caribbean are all unique and diverse. I can help you narrow down the options, whether you want to relax on the beach in Punta Cana, go fishing in one of the Out Islands of the Bahamas, hike and zipline in Jamaica, or shop and explore in Aruba. See and be seen in St. Barth's, find culture in St. Maarten, and take in the breathtaking scenery in St. Lucia. The options are endless, and there's a Caribbean island for nearly every travel style and price point.
This land of flamenco, tapas and wine is my favorite spot on Earth! I've been to Madrid and Valencia and am going to Seville and Granada for my honeymoon in the spring of 2017! I'm also a certified 360 Spain Specialist, and a Catalonia Specialist. Whether you want to eat paella in Valencia; visit the Prado, one of the world's premier art museums, in Madrid; see Gaudi's architectural masterpieces in Barcelona; dance flamenco in Andalucia; or visit the pristine beaches and eat gourmet tapas in the country's Basque region, I can help you customize an incredible trip.
From Paris, which, in the words of Audrey Hepburn, is always a good idea, to the castles and vistas in France's Loire region, the country has something for every traveler. And I mentioned I was a wine geek, remember? Whether you prefer Burgundy or Bordeaux, I can make sure your vacation involves vineyards! Certification: Sud de France specialist
Amsterdam has so much to offer: amazing history, great museums, beautiful canals, and yummy Dutch food. It's a great home base for exploring the rest of the country as well, from the tulip fields to charming Haarlem to Rotterdam.
Buzzing, busy Brussels, fairytale Bruges, sparkling Antwerp and hip Ghent are all highlights in a trip to Belgium. Get a feel for two different languages and cultures in this tiny country, as part of it speaks Flemish (a dialect of Dutch) and the other part speaks French! Belgians are also experts in chocolate making and Trappist beer brewing. Oh, and did I mention this is the place that invented french fries?
I love hiking and getting outdoors, and have visited many of North America's beautiful national parks, forests and monuments. Visits to Yellowstone, Yosemite, Glacier, Grand Canyon and Rocky Mountain National Park, along with Banff, Jasper and Yoho in the Canadian Rockies, make up some of my favorite family vacation memories.
I can't begin to describe the beauty of snorkeling in the Hawaiian islands. (I guess you'll just have to go there to see for yourself!) I fell in love with the state during a trip to Maui a few years ago. The laid-back island feel is incredible. Everyone is so friendly there. And you can't miss a drive on the Hana Highway, a shopping day in Lahaina, and sunrise on Haleakala. But Maui is just one of the incredible Hawaiian Islands. Kauai is the next one I want to check off my list. Certification: Go Hawaii Specialist
It's not just me. Two of my favorite beaches in the country consistently top all those "America's Best Beaches" lists: Siesta Key and Caladesi Island. And did I mention they're both on Florida's Gulf Coast? But the area is about more than just beaches. From Tampa's culture and craft beer scene to St. Pete's museums and attractions, and the natural areas perfect for bird-watching and gator-spotting, this family-friendly destination is one of my favorites. Certification: Visit Florida Education Program
San Diego is perpetually 80 degrees and sunny, and is the perfect destination for families, craft beer geeks, and sun worshippers. Escape the crowds by heading to little Coronado Island, just across the bridge from the main city. Don't miss Santa Barbara's Spanish-style architecture, boutique shopping and its famous wine trail. And marvel at incredible feats of engineering in San Francisco as you admire the Golden Gate Bridge and the city's cable car system.
Minnesota's North Shore, New York City, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Scottsdale and Sedona, Upstate New York, Michigan, Savannah, Hilton Head, Kingston, ON., Tunisia
Disney's College of Knowledge, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Greater Fort Lauderdale, St. Augustine – Ponte Vedra, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Atlantis Ambassador, Australia, Martinique, British Virgin Islands, Guadeloupe, St. Lucia, Anguilla, St. Martin, Jamaica, St. Kitts, Aruba, Dominican Republic, Cayman Islands, Barbados, Cancun, Los Cabos, Mexico (General), Chile, Switzerland, Malta, Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, Crystal Cruises, AMA Waterways, Xcaret Xpert, Dolphin Discovery, AM Resorts, Palace Resorts, Riu Resorts