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Mia McDonald

Dania Beach, Florida Travel Agent
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Mia McDonald

Mia McDonald

Dania Beach, Florida Travel Agent
An independent agent with Travel Leaders in Albertville, MN
Years of Experience: 2
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Asia & European, International Travel Curator

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

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/or 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 that we have to adapt to travel planning, whether we like it or not.  It is a requirement of our lifestyle moving from Post, Base, Embassy or School.  Some of us expats move every few years and prioritize settling in over leisure travel.

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

My goal is planning guided immersion travel, which includes tours to help you learn about a new location from a tourist, local and an expat perspective! I accomplish this goal by listening and understanding who you are as a traveler then crafting itineraries that assist you with understanding your temporary city/new home from a cultural and local perspective. The longer you’re in a place the more foreign discoveries of nearby locations we can discover. I work with well-vetted global in-country specialists and partners to provide knowledgeable destination guides that will keep you stay safe, engaged and delighted.  

I take the stress out of planning whether early or last minute. The late night searching for accommodations and appropriate excursions that fit your family’s lifestyle end once you hire me as your travel advisor.  I’ll do all the heavy lifting -- researching destinations, interests 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.  Let ME save you time and energy while you decide what to pack.  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 10 years to start our expat journey. Since then, our family has grown by two and we are now blessed parents of an ultra-creative daughter and willfully active son.

Prior to moving abroad, I owned and managed an Infant Cloth Diaper service that is still in existence and serves parents in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties in Florida. The past and current success of this business remains an important part of my story and who I am as an entrepreneur.  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 important to me and bring those skills and experience with me in planning your travel.

I manage 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; your travel dreams and turn them into reality.  Our budding business relationship hinges on your satisfaction and it is my top priority.

In the travel industry, the planet is a huge concern for us all. With so many parts of the world more readily accessible than ever before, we expats have a responsibly leave the land in the same or better shape than we found it.  

Wellness travel, family travel, adventure travel, romance travel can all incorporate ecotourism components or as a focus, especially if that is important to you. My worldwide in-county 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

EXPAT VACATIONS

Tegenungan Waterfall - Bali, Indonesia
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. 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 the unique needs of your family. 

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

CERTIFICATES & AWARDS

Certified ASTA Travel Agent
Certified Leisure Travel Specialist
Japan Travel Specialist Advanced Certificate
Globus Family Brands Training Certificate
Marriott & IHG Hotel Specialist
EuroRail Specialist
StarAlliance Certified

My Reviews

Rating: 5 6 Reviews

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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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.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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
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Great Service & Perfect itinerary

Reviewed By J. Skipp - Washington, DC | Traveled to Phuket ~ Thailand ~ East and Southeast Asia
Custom tailored tour to Ayutthaya and Phuket, Thailand. I highly recommend Expats Traveling Group. Mia created a custom itinerary for me that perfectly matched my travel and adventure style. I absolutely LOVED the quick customer service and perfect itinerary Mia created. THANK YOU!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Mia McDonald responded:
Mrs Skipp, Thank you for trusting me with your travel planning and I look forward to serving you again in the future. ??
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I highly recommend!

Reviewed By S. Tolliver - Dania Beach, FL | Traveled to Bangkok ~ Thailand ~ East and Southeast Asia
I worked with Expats Traveling Group to arrange a couple of tours while my parents were visiting Bangkok. Mia worked with me to create a customized itinerary taking into account dietary need and physical restrictions. She even arranges for us to have the same tour guide over multiple days which was really great! I highly recommend!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Mia McDonald responded:
Ms. Tolliver - Thank you so much for the kind review. It was a pleasure assisting you with your Bangkok tours and I look forward to the opportunity to work with you again. ??
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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!!!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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.
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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.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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.
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My Travel Experience

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