Mary Ann Born

Hingham, Massachusetts Travel Agent

Born To Travel, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

DREAM VACATION DESIGNER FOR 1 OR 100 DREAMERS

After years as a litigation attorney, I caught a wicked case of the "travel bug".  It started out as a means to cope with the stress of the job, and ended with the start of my second career.  I have been incredibly fortunate, and have traveled all over the world. I even lived in the South Pacific for two years.  Most of my adventures have been in Oceania, Europe, Caribbean and Africa.  I LOVE to plan adventures WITH my clients.  I always start with a long "cross-examination" of my client to learn what they want from their vacation. ( I used to hate it when I walked into a travel agency and they tried to sell me the "trip of the day", and once they had my booking provided no further service.)

 I have extensive experience in planning large destination and cruise ship weddings, cruise family reunions, exotic and adventure honeymoons, African Safaris, European land and cruise combinations, luxury small ship cruises, Luxury River Cruises and bucket list vacations for small groups.  I pride myself in providing full service from the moment of our first phone call until you are home from your dream trip.  The best part of my job is the call I get when my clients cannot wait to tell me how amazing their dream vacation had been.

So, if you want to work with someone dedicated to making sure that your vacation, wedding, honeymoon, or trip of a lifetime is everything you hoped for and who will take care of every detail from planning to completion, give me a call.  

What My Clients Are Saying

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My Reviews

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Dream Honeymoon

Reviewed By Alison and Doug - Boston, MA | Traveled to
Deciding to have Mary Ann Born plan our honeymoon was one of the best decisions we have ever made. We told Mary Ann we wanted a mix of adventure with relaxation and she made our dream become a reality. From the first moment we talked with Mary Ann we felt excited to be working with her. Her pleasant demeanor and attention to detail was evident in the detailed itinerary she put together . When we received our final packet in the mail from her with our travel schedule, vouchers and notes with her helpful hints, we immediately felt relieved and so happy that we made to decision to work with her. Planning a wedding is stressful enough, so having someone else take care of the honeymoon was priceless. It that wasn’t enough, while traveling to Fiji we learned our flight was canceled and we would then miss our catamaran to the Island. We contacted Mary Ann in a panic and she went above and beyond to make sure our trip would not be negatively impacted. She arranged us a private helicopter to the Island once we landed which ended up being a highlight of our trip! She even helped file our travel claim so we could be reimbursed due to the cancelation. This reminded us of the importance of using a travel agent when traveling to an unknown place. We cannot say enough great things about Mary Ann. Our New Zealand and Fiji honeymoon gave us memories we will have for a lifetime and it was perfect thanks to Mary Ann. We cannot wait until she plans our next great adventure!
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It is also about the journey and Mary Ann makes the journey fun!

Reviewed By DeeM - Boston | Traveled to
I have worked with MaryAnn to plan both personal and professional travel. My trips have taken me all over the world, and I count on Mary Ann to get me where I need to be in the shortest, safest, least expensive and most enjoyable way. She never disappoints! She is very knowledgeable about the locations she sends her clients to, understanding the unique quirks of certain airports and provides great suggestions and ideas for making every step of the journey AND the destination fun. She also genuinely cares for the welfare of her clients. I cannot recommend her highly enough!
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Born To Travel is an exemplary travel company!

Reviewed By Holly & Joe - Sarasota, FL | Traveled to
Born To Travel is an exemplary travel company! We just returned from a wonderful 21 day vacation that exceeded all of our expectations and we are ready to plan our next adventure with Mary Ann Born. Mary Ann sees to every travel detail, providing the highest level of service throughout the planning, booking and required travel documentation. She is a travel professional who has lived and traveled throughout the world. Her vast cruise ship knowledge and world experiences provided us in planning and experiencing a trip of a lifetime. We combined a cruise and extended destination land travel to ensure we made the most of our trip. We would of never experienced such an effortless, perfect vacation without Mary Ann's attention to every detail! Thank you Born to Travel! Thank you Mary Ann Born!
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Adventures Stress Free

Reviewed By R&B - Kentucky | Traveled to
Mary Ann has planned multiple adventurous trips for us. She researches and explores multiple options, customizing the trips to our particular interests. She plans and effectively handles ALL details of the trip.Mary Ann is sensitive to cost while ensuring her travelers have a first class experience.
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First but not last cruise!

Reviewed By daffydiva - MA | Traveled to Caribbean
Mary Ann was very accommodating and informative, going above and beyond to make sure, as a first time cruiser that I was prepared. The treats in our cabin were such a nice touch. Sorry she could not make the trip as I would have loved to spend time with her. Truly a great experience!
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Above and Beyond

Reviewed By Rick - Boston, MA | Traveled to
Mary Anny takes the time to go above and beyond what is typically anticipated of a travel agent--she is a dream travel agent! She is always personable and responsive to questions, concerns, and challenging travel schedules. I enjoy her willingness to find the best deals and the best seats for me. But, the best part is that she loves working with moms (as I found out when she booked my mom's first-ever international flight). So, if you want peace of mind and a dedicated go-to person for all things travel, then Mary Ann is your best choice.
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Excellence!

Reviewed By Detail Oriented Attorney! - Wrentham, MA | Traveled to
Mary Ann Born is the best travel agent you could ask for. She is tremendously invested in her clients; she is very experienced, and makes it her business to go on a variety of cruises so she knows the real deal, and can help you to plan for your particular needs. She is a detail maniac, a crisis-averter, a question-answerer, no matter when or how needed. In preparing for our trip, she gave honest opinions of what she thought would be worth our money, thus ensuring we felt we got great value for the cost; she sent us all necessary documentation early, so any problems could be resolved promptly. She was available to us when we hit a couple of stumbling blocks with vendors mid-voyage (not her fault!) In short, I highly recommend her, we had an excellent adventure, and I can't wait to enlist her assistance for the next one.
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The best trip of our lives!

Reviewed By nkarr - Centerville, MA | Traveled to Greece ~ Europe
I wanted to plan a trip to Greece for my husbands 70th birthday. His grandparents on both sides were born there and he has been talking about going for years. I didn't know where to begin, so on the recommendation of a friend I called MaryAnn Born. From our very first conversation I knew I had made the right decision. We talked about my expectations and she asked me all the questions she needed to ask to plan the perfect trip. Our flights, hotel, excursions and cruise were all amazing. Mary Ann put so much thought and planning into the entire itinerary. Not only is Mary Ann knowledgeable and professional, she was easy to talk to and always available. I feel like I have a new friend!
I would highly recommend Mary Ann to anyone who wants help planning the perfect vacation!

Sincerely, Nancy Karr
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Fabulous Trip to Paradise!

Reviewed By Amy - Boston, MA | Traveled to Fiji ~ South Pacific
Mary Ann was an amazing person to work with for planning our honeymoon! Between full-time jobs and wedding planning, my husband and I didn't have much time to dedicate to researching the best places to stay and things to do on our trip to Fiji. Mary Ann made everything so easy! She was incredibly knowledgable about the region and was quick to respond to all our questions. Mary Ann handled all the details of our trip from booking flights and hotels to scheduling daily excursions. She also talked to us about what to expect and made sure we were very prepared. Thanks to Mary Ann, we had an amazing honeymoon on two different islands in Fiji. The accommodations and excursions that Mary Ann set us up with were fantastic, and exceeded expectations! We would definitely recommend Mary Ann to help organize a trip!
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A trip 2 sisters will remember FOREVER

Reviewed By Susie - Plymouth, MA | Traveled to Switzerland ~ Europe
She is by far the BEST, hands down!!
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A trip 2 sisters will remember FOREVER

Reviewed By Susie - Plymouth, MA | Traveled to Switzerland ~ Europe
She is by far the BEST, hands down!!
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Most amazing trip

Reviewed By Kenny - Hanover Ma | Traveled to Maldives ~ Central Asia
Maryann was amazing! She made our dream trip a possibility when we were sure it wasn't. She was very thorough and detailed, helping us along every step of the way. My wife and I will never use another travel agent now that we have worked with Maryann.
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Excellent Travel Partner

Reviewed By Christopher & Michelle - Raleigh, NC | Traveled to
Mary Ann was extremely instrumental putting our trip to Western Ireland together. She followed through on her promises, did a tremendous amount of research, and made suggestions for activities, places to stay, and things to do that were spot on! We were very pleased with all of her help, timely communication, and rapid response to our questions. We have already recommended her to family and friends. Our next trip(s) will be booked through Mary Ann for certain. Thank you again for helping us make a great memory!!! Christopher & Michelle Short
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Taking the Trouble Out of Travel

Reviewed By Travel Maven - Indianapolis, Indiana | Traveled to
I have had the pleasure of working with Mary Ann Born for years. She has arranged travel and accommodations for me throughout the US, Europe, and Asia, as well as provided travel advice, without a glitch. She has been quite flexible in working with my travel requirements and prompt with her service. She was always contactable, even during my trips, if I had a last minute question or concern. I could not ask for more from my travel agent.
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Cruise for a group of 15 was made incredibly easy!

Reviewed By Alan - Cleveland, OH | Traveled to
Our group of 15 (including children from 9 months to 10 years) wanted to cruise together over the Easter holiday. Mary Ann helped us select a perfect cruise, excellent travel arrangements, superb cabins, and reduced the stress on me, the family cat-herder. Very attentive to the details. Experience was great. I would strongly recommend!
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Trip of a lifetime

Reviewed By Maureen - Boston MA | Traveled to
First of all I would like to thank Mary Ann and her husband at Born To Travel, for the trip of a lifetime I just came home from a 17 day trip to Turkey, Italy and Greece,3 days were spent in Rome,11 night cruise and ending with 3 nights in beautiful Venice, in which every detail was taken care by Mary Ann all reservations, hotel rooms, tours, tips, food, drink packages, Flights and Cruise accommodations, Mary Ann and her husband Jeff accompanied our tour of 12. Not only were they wonderful company I feel I made two new friends, I will certainly call Born To Travel again it was the easiest vacation I ever planned Mary Ann did everything I just had to show up. Thank you both for an amazing trip and many laughs.
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Doers and Dreamers

Reviewed By On she goes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Lexington,ky | Traveled to
International travel was intimidating until she said "I will guide you through this and you will have a blast." She has helped plan 3 international trips and 1 domestic ( at least) that have been a blast. She has found us great deals, given many, many travel tips and is very quick to answer any questions. Great agent and great trips, can not ask for more. She is the "doer" for the "dreamers".
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Germany, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republi

Reviewed By E and R - Boston, MA | Traveled to Germany ~ Europe
Our trip through Central Europe. Mary Ann Born is an extraordinarily knowledgeable travel agent, , something I had heard from friends and colleagues, but now we have experienced just what a difference this can make to us and our travel experience. I was reluctant to consider a river cruise but Mary Ann convinced us that we would likely have a great time in all aspects. She was SO right. She also patiently listened to all our questions and answered all concerns., mainly becauset we had never traveled in Central Europe. Everything went very smoothly. In addition, our flight arrangements were better than normal due to Mary Ann's experience.

Some of the sites and towns we visited were suggested by Mary Ann and my husband and I would now say we are so glad we took her advice and didn't miss them! It was a fabulous trip!
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very fun well organized trip

Reviewed By Jill - MA | Traveled to Washington D.C. ~ District of Columbia ~ USA
Mary Ann is fantastic!
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very fun well organized trip

Reviewed By Jill - MA | Traveled to Washington D.C. ~ District of Columbia ~ USA
Mary Ann is fantastic!
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Trip of a Lifetime

Reviewed By Al - Boston, MA | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Mary Ann was such a huge help in planning a trip of a lifetime to Italy. Her knowledge of the area allowed us to visit some amazing spots that we would have never known about otherwise. She took away the stressful part of planning a trip - reservations, insurance, research.... - which allowed us to just enjoy!

Thank you for everything!
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Amazing adventures to Alaska, Italy, and Greece

Reviewed By JMG from Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA | Traveled to Europe
Mary Ann Born has helped our family to plan two incredible trips - the first a cruise to Alaska in the summer of 2015, and recently a trip to Rome combined with a 10-night cruise throughout Italy and Greece. Both were amazing experiences. Mary Ann can be counted on to provide tremendous insight and expertise when planning a complex vacation. She is extremely responsive, and frankly fun to work with. There is no vacation I would plan without her!
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Great trip!

Reviewed By Cheryl - Florida | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Maryanne is diligent and does her very best for you in so far as constantly checking prices and dates etc to get you the best trip possible! I have enjoyed every trip she has booked for me, trips to Italy, Greece, Turkey and Alaska!
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Consistently delivers AMAZING experiences!

Reviewed By Tracy - Wrentham, MA | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Mary Ann Born does her research, answers questions promptly, clear, and with all the detail you could ask for, and has consistently guided me and my family toward some of the most remarkable and wonderful travel experiences anyone could ask for. I have referred others to her, who have been very impressed with her attention to detail and her confident approach to locating the best possible vacation for each client.
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Awesome first cruise experience!

Reviewed By Dee - Sarasota, FL | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Mary Ann did a fabulous job of matching our needs and expectations with the provisions of our cruise. We were delighted to find that all of the amenities met or exceeded our expectations. Her cruising tips helped us to have a fun and successful first cruise and we plan to use her services again!
I would highly recommend her to anyone!
Denise
Sarasota, Florida
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Fabulous Honeymoon!

Reviewed By The Ryan's - Sarasota, Fl | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Mary Ann goes above and beyond planning the most fabulous trips based on your interests. Mary Ann has planned a couple of the trips we have been on recently and they were wonderful! Mary Ann helped us plan our honeymoon making sure we got to do all the excursions that sparked our interests! She is very knowledgeable.
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Amazing Trip!

Reviewed By Tam - Smithfield, NC | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
We recently booked an Alaskan Cruise with Mary Ann Born. Our experience with Mary Ann was outstanding, she was prompt, knowledgeable, and gave us a good price with outstanding customer service. We will definitely use her again for future adventures :-)
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Thanks for making our vacation stress free! You went above and beyond!

Reviewed By Emily - Cincinnati,Oh | Traveled to
We just returned from our cruise aboard The Freedom of the Seas. We had a great time! Thank you for all of your help in planning this vacation. Your experience and knowledge was definitely apparent. We will be return customers for sure!
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Mary Ann helped engineer best trip ever--we want another!

Reviewed By Dennis - Quincy MA | Traveled to
I had always done the planning for my own trips and for those for my partner and me, but the trip to Central Eastern Europe--including a Viking cruise--and then to the UK was getting far too complicated for me. I had heard from friends about Mary Ann Born's prowess in trip planning, so we engaged her. It quickly proved to be the right decision. Mary Ann offered up great suggestions for routings, hotels, transport, trip insurance, etc. Hotels suggested by her in Prague and Budapest were marvelous and moderately priced. Our Prague hotel looked out at the Vltava River and Charles Bridge and came with a bonus: Starz used our street to film a movie both days we were there! Sorry, no movies in Budapest, but just a block away from the Danube and great sights. Mary Ann knew the ins and outs of booking with Viking and saved us some money there. She delivered a packet of information, vouchers, reservations, maps, etc. and a great check-off list of things to take before the trip that allowed us to easily move through the month long trip with no problems. When we did have a question, she responded to our email quickly. Her knowledge and experience were invaluable in getting us there and back easily and joyfully. She and Born To Travel are a treasure.
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Honeymoon - Costa Rica

Reviewed By Ashley - Jacksonville, Florida | Traveled to
Mary Ann is absolutely amazing! She planned every detail of our wonderful honeymoon from amazing accommodations to excursions leaving us with memories to last a lifetime. She takes all the stress out of planning and allows you to just simply go and enjoy your vacation. I would highly recommend Mary Ann with Born to Travel.
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Amazing Attention to Details!

Reviewed By Exploring the World One Trip at a Time - Hingham, MA | Traveled to
Mary Ann is an amazing woman! She plans trips so that all you have to do is answer questions about what you want to do, decide when she presents you with the options, and then pack your suitcase! She does all the planning and makes al the arrangements, which makes it possible for you to just enjoy the actual trip. She has contacts with excellent tour guides everywhere, which means you learn and see the best in every location. I have traveled on her trips to Africa, Europe, and the Caribbean--there has never been an issue in any of my trips. I cannot recommend her highly enough--and she is also particularly adept at planning family reunion vacations--on a cruise ship or in a rental vacation property. You will not be disappointed with Mary Ann and Born to Travel!
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Meticulous and Efficient!

Reviewed By Marilyn - Nashville, TN | Traveled to
We took a cruise from NY to Quebec and it was terrific! Mary Ann took care of everything for us--I only had to take care of packing and getting us to the airport. It was delightful! Flights to and from were convenient; the cruise accommodations were very nice; the shore excursions interesting and suited our abilities. Two extra days in Quebec were enhanced by staying in a lovely hotel walkable to tourist locations, restaurants, and entertainment. We enjoyed the entire trip. I'll ask Mary Ann for her assistance next time we go anywhere on a trip. She's the BEST! Thank you so much.
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Awesome Adventures

Reviewed By N&J - Georgetown, KY | Traveled to
Beyond our wildest dreams have been our travel experiences with Mary Ann! Fabulous, just fabulous! Mary Ann dots all of the i's and crosses the t's and then double checks and prepares her clients like no other. She is always available, takes care of any glitch that comes along. Mary Ann does her job so well that she makes traveling for everyone! All I can say is wow, she does it all! And did I mention that our adventures to Italy, Fiji, New Zealand and Australia have been just fabulous!!! No amount of thanks can express our gratitude for the wonderful memories we've made! Fabulous, just fabulous!
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She is the Goddess of Travel

Reviewed By Not a good planner myself - Kentucky | Traveled to
She will consider every option on the trip for you and yet abide by your wants and needs. She is incredible with using frequent flyer program points. She will save you a fortune with her excellent work, and you will have the trip of a lifetime.
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Making Dreams Come True

Reviewed By Theresa - Jaccksonvile, Florida | Traveled to
We just returned from another excellent cruise arranged by Mary Ann Born from Born to Travel. Vacations should be fun and hassle-free and Mary Ann goes above and beyond from the moment of your initial contact. She is a knowledgeable, friendly professional that takes all the worry out of your travels starting with the initial check in process to disembarking, from scheduling shows, email reminders for excursions, and setting up dinnertime. We travel with a disabled son and Mary Ann anticipates every potential need that may occur, assuring that our accommodations and all special requirements are met before we even arrive! I must commend Mary Ann for her quick response to an incident that occurred with my son (who was in a wheelchair) while returning to the ship and moving through the local security check. The actions of the local security caused much distress to my son and family affecting his transition onto the ship in the next port as well. After discussing the details with Mary Ann, she was quick to report the incident to ship authorities and further followed up with the ship company upon returning home advocating for the rights of my son. Thank you Mary Ann for all you continue to do to make our vacation cruise a remarkable event.
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