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Mia McDonald

Mia McDonald

Dania Beach, FL Travel Agent

Mia McDonald

Dania Beach, FL Travel Agent
Expats Traveling Group, an independent agent with Travel Leaders Roswell, GA
9 reviews
100% Recommended
5 Years of Experience

Asia & European, International Travel Curator

"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." – Neale Donald Walsch. "

I am calling all International Travelers and American Expats - Teachers, Educators, International Corporate executives, diplomats, U.S. Military! 

Greetings from a World Traveling Travel agent, mother of two, and spouse of an American Diplomat and Yoga instructor! 

Let Mia @ Expats Traveling Group become your gateway to guided global exploration.

We offer full-service travel planning from Airfare, Visa, Hotel, Ground transportation, Land & Water Excursions/Tours to event tickets. Expats Traveling Group crafts guided group and private educational, adventure, and leisure tours for singles, couples, families, and groups globally within American Expat communities.

As an expat and trailing spouse, I understand the need to adapt and plan with big and small details in mind. It is a requirement of my lifestyle while moving from Post, Base, Embassy, or School every few years. Sometimes we expats prioritize settling in our "new home" over leisure travel in the region. Let me help you explore!  

You deserve practical experience from a fellow traveler. I understand an American approach to travel comforts, heightening your travel experience tenfold.  

My goal is to bring your travel goals to life.

I accomplish this goal by listening and understanding who you are as a traveler through a complimentary discovery consultation call. 

Then, craft itineraries that fulfill your travel desires. I work with well-vetted global in-country specialists and partners to provide knowledgeable destination guides to keep you safe, engaged, and delighted.  

I take the stress out of trip planning, whether advanced or last-minute travels.

Stop the late-night Google searching for accommodations and appropriate excursions that fit your needs -->  hire me as your travel advisor.

I'll do all the heavy lifting --> researching destinations and developing itinerary options that fit your availability, budget, lifestyle, and travel preferences.

We save you time, money and add peace of mind from planning to homecoming.

Thoughtfully curated Vacations – Pack your bags and go. Let me @ Expats Traveling Group do the rest!

Contact me today to start traveling the world like Expats rather than tourists. http://www.ExpatsTraveling.com/planning

We've had our fair share of movement within the States – Detroit, MI, Hampton, Virginia, and Atlanta, GA but in 2013, we left our Fort Lauderdale, FL bubble after ten years to start our expat journey. Since then, our family has grown by two, and we are now the blessed parents of an ultra-creative daughter and a willfully active son.

Before moving abroad, I owned and managed an Infant Cloth Diaper service that still exists and serves parents in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties in Florida. This business's past and current success remain an integral part of my story and my identity as an entrepreneur. In addition, I have been a Hatha/Vinyasa yoga student for more than 15 years. Once we moved aboard, I earned my 200 hr. Yoga Teacher Training Certificate (YTT 200) and began teaching yoga within the U.S. Embassy community in Frankfurt, Germany, and Bangkok, Thailand. 

Service, Health, Wellness, and Eco-consciousness are essential to me, and I bring those skills and experience to plan your travel.

I manage the business with a triple bottom line approach. People – Planet – Profit.

If you believe the customer is always right, you've come to the right travel advisor because so do I!

I want to know about you, your fellow travelers, and your travel dreams and turn them into reality. Our budding business relationship hinges on your satisfaction, and it is my top priority.

The planet is a massive concern for us all in the travel industry. With so many parts of the world more readily accessible than ever before, we expats are responsible for leaving the land in the same or better shape than we found it.  

Wellness, family, adventure, and romance travel can all incorporate eco-tourism components or as a focus, especially if that is important to you. My worldwide in-country partners are eco-conscious and ensure that we help you temporarily enjoy the sights without leaving a lasting footprint behind you.


Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer." – Anonymous.


Tegenungan Waterfall - Bali, Indonesia

You've gotten your post assignment; done all your quality of life research to ensure that you (and your family, if applicable) have the needed information to survive and find a semblance of routine for sanity and self-care sake in a new land. But then, the next thing you know, the first holiday or school break is here, and you're behind on planning that vacation that you desperately need and crave.  

A well-organized travel agent like myself can assist you with making the best of any openings on the corporate or family calendar with thoughtfully planned vacations that fit your family's unique needs. 

Let's develop a lasting travel relationship. Contact me today. 

Certificates & Awards

Client Reviews

My Places

Areas of expertise

East and Southeast Asia
United Kingdom
Disney Vacations
Theme Parks
Supplier Partners
Abercrombie & Kent
InterContinental Hotels Group
Marriott Hotels
Rail Europe

Certificates & Awards

ASTA is the leading global advocate for travel agents, the travel industry and the traveling public.It is the world's largest association of travel professionals.Our members include travel agents and the companies whose products they sell such as tours, cruises, hotels, car rentals, etc.Expand your world.Go with the pros.
The Book with Confidence logo tells you that this Travel Advisor has direct access to comprehensive resources for safe and healthy travel, available at their discretion for sharing with clients.  This includes vetting the details on the health and safety protocols implemented by each travel provider in order to recommend the ideal itinerary for each client’s unique needs.
Certified Leisure Travel Specialist: During this certification program Travel Agents study several key components including: Sales and Service, Cruise Sales, Destination and Lifestyle Knowledge,  Programs and Preferred Supplier Knowledge. This is a two year study program.
Japan Travel Specialist Advanced Certificate
Globus Family Brands Training Certificate
Marriott & IHG Hotel Specialist
EuroRail Specialist
StarAlliance Certified


Rating: 5
9 reviews
100.00% Recommended
It was perfect!!!!
Reviewed By T. Prager - New York, NY | Traveled to Ko Kut ~ Thailand ~ East and Southeast Asia
I highly recommend Expats Traveling Group! Mia made sure that I was taken care of for our New Years Eve trip, every step of the way, and eased my nerves. She was always available to answer my questions and made it the most memorable experience for my entire family to Koh Kut!
It was perfect!!!!
Mia McDonald responded
"Thank you so much for your kind review. It was a pleasure assisting you in making a memorable family getaway! I look forward to working with you again in the future."
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends.
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Excellent trip
Reviewed By Mary - Madison wisconsin | Traveled to Vietnam ~ East and Southeast Asia
Quick to respond to questions and requests for changes to the travel plans.
Mia McDonald responded
"Mary, It was my pleasure assisting you with travel to Vietnam. Thank you for sharing here that your trip was Excellent. I greatly appreciate your review and look forward to servicing your travel needs in the future. ~Mia"
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends.
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We will be booking more trips in the future.
Reviewed By A. Sims - Washington, DC | Traveled to Hanoi ~ Vietnam ~ East and Southeast Asia
Excellent customer service and willingness to making sure the customer is satisfied. My family and I had the pleasure of experiencing a great driver and tour guide during our trip to Vietnam recently. The tour guide was very professional and knew the country very well. We appreciated all of their help. During our Halong Bay cruise the staff was very courteous and friendly as well. The cruise activities were great! However, the food on the cruise ship was ok... other than ok food, everything was awesome! Thank you Expats Traveling Group specifically Mia McDonaldi! We will be booking more trips in the future.
Mia McDonald responded
"Mrs. Sims, Thank you so much for your kind review. It was such a pleasure assisting your family with travel to Vietnam. I look forward to working with you again in the future. Your business is much appreciated and I'll be sure to pass along your feedback about the food to the cruise supplier. "
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends.
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Patience and Flexibility Win the Day!
Reviewed By Kelly MC - Bangkok, Thailand | Traveled to Bangkok ~ Thailand ~ East and Southeast Asia
Mia is a top-notch professional and working with her was an absolute pleasure. She has great interpersonal skills, offers lots of helpful suggestions and advice, is responsive to your needs, and is extremely patient and flexible!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends.
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Well paced travel
Reviewed By D. Koza - Washington, DC | Traveled to Japan ~ East and Southeast Asia
Mia planned so many interesting things for us to see & do. It was affordable. English speakers wherever we went plus we had a guide sometimes. Thank you for the well-coordinated trip with my kids and grandkids.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends.
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