Family, Cruise, and Wellness Travel Expert
El Capitan view from Yosemite Valley Floor. Disc
As a native Californian, I spent childhood vacations exploring the Golden State’s beautiful landscapes - days were filled with camping, fishing, swimming, white water rafting, hiking and skiing. As a young adult I traveled the world with a Special Events Management company and had the opportunity to travel overseas and work among local people. I had the pleasure of producing events across Europe, South America, Japan, the Hawaiian Islands and the Mediterranean. Always an adventurer, I was sure to arrange plenty of down-time to explore the country and experience the culture of any city I happened to be in.
I am also a certified Yoga instructor and have traveled extensively to health retreats, yoga festivals, spa and wellness resorts, and spiritual journeys. Whether you are new to health and wellness travel, want a pampering spa retreat, or a spiritual journey to India, I can help craft just the right experience for you or your group of wellness seekers!
My combined travel experiences ignited a robust, indelible search for authentic travel. While working overseas I learned the value of getting past the surface – visiting the homes of friends, late-nights out with colleagues and vacationing like a local. Now as parent to two young children living in the New York/ New Jersey Metro area, my family vacations include summer adventures in California, exploring the majesty of Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada Mountains, exploring the streets of Manhattan to see where the day leads us, hiking Mont Tremblant and enjoying the beauty of the Caribbean with my family in tow!
From browsing the Christmas Markets in Vienna, experiencing a surf and yoga retreat on Waikiki beach, dancing til dawn in Tokyo's Roppongi district, riding California Screamin at Disneyland, enjoying spa treatments in Costa Rica, skiing the Swiss Alps or practicing yoga in the Canadian Rockies, I can work with you to plan just the right vacation you desire.
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CERTIFICATES & AWARDS
Such a fun trip!
A spectacular vacation!
Marianne was patient in providing us with rounds of information. She helped us sort through our options, providing great advice and putting together really useful comparison charts. She also found great deals and upgrade opportunities that would not have been available to us.
I worried that we were a high maintenance group that changed our minds a lot but Marianne was patient and understanding and really invested in our experience.
In the end, we had the best hotel room of our lives on the best beach! We were absolutely thrilled with the vacation.
We are all pretty tech savvy people and have planned vacations online before but found that working with a travel expert made the process so much easier. She reduced our work and stress and created a vacation better than we could have done ourselves.
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