Mary Franson

Eden Prairie, Minnesota Travel Agent

Acendas, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Custom Cultural, Historical and Educational Travel

Throughout my 30 years in the travel industry I've traveled throughout Europe, Central America, the Caribbean and Fiji...to name a few. I like diversity! I've been to Disney World seven times, most recently with my granddaughter. 

I am passionate about all types of travel and love to share my experiences. I am specifically interested in the cultural, educational and historical aspects of each destination and like to research the details of my clients destinations. My travel library is filled with destination guide books and they are all well used!

Imagine floating down the Danube surrounded by new friends sharing the delights of the Christmas Markets, walking in the steps of Mark Anthony and Cleopatra at Ephesis or hiking in Costa Rica's Rain Forest watching troupes of monkeys pass overhead. 

Recently one of my clients returned from a long awaited trip to Italy and told me it was the “trip of a lifetime.” My goal is to have that response from each of my clients!

 

 

My Reviews

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

Mary orchestrated our travel to Italy perfectly.

Reviewed By Angela - Minneapolis Minnesota | Traveled to
Amazing timing on all parties, from the details of limo waiting at the airport, ease of walking in Florence, location, car rental and B and B in the Tuscan Sun, to our departure from Rome. Full service traveling. Love it.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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0 of 4 people found this review helpful

Mary Is Great!

Reviewed By Elaine - Minnetonka MN | Traveled to
I've worked with Mary for several years and she is always so great to work with. She is knowledgeable and always willing to go the extra step to do more research on my requests if necessary -- and she is always so pleasant! She stays on top of everything and let's nothing fall through the cracks.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Mary made travel planning as easy as deciding to go on a trip.

Reviewed By NickJudy - Edina, Minnesota | Traveled to
Mary takes all of the busy work out of travel planning. All I need to do is to describe some of our interests, and she does the rest, with suggestions and ultimately detailed trip planning. I love the attention she pays to our needs. Wouldn't use anybody else.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Very helpful! Easy to work with.

Reviewed By South Dakota Family Vacationers - South Dakota | Traveled to
We would definitely recommend working with Mary Franson at Ascendas. This was our first experience with a travel agent and she made it easy! She was very responsive and easy to access.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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