As a professional travel advisor, I have been planning awesome travel experiences all over the world for my clients (and me too!) for 26 plus years. Has it really been that long? I have travelled extensively over the past years and have been very fortunate to have experienced some pretty amazing travel opportunities which I love to share with my clients.
Planning your vacation should be exciting and something you look forward to. As a travel expert, I can take the stress of planning your next vacation making sure that all the right details are taken care of from finding the right cruise, accommodations, transportation, tours, services, and experiences. Whether you want to travel on an organized group tour, a fully customized vacation, or experience a river or expedition cruise--and no matter where in the world you choose to travel, I welcome the opportunity to provide the perfect travel arrangements for you. Where shall you go next?
Qualifications: Certified Travel Consultant (CTC) through the Candian Institute of Travel Counsellors and Accredited Cruise Counsellor through CLIA--Cruise Line International Association, a member of the Travel Institute-Adventure and several specialist programs. A member of Virtuoso with membership in the Adventure, Culinary and Cruise Voyages communities.
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Travelling is not for everybody--some love it, some I dare say hate it, but there are others like myself who are absolutely inspired by it! So far I have visited 55 countries (some twice) which have enabled me to create a portfolio of varied destinations and itineraries for existing and new clients. Those who know me know that I always like to add a bit of adventure to each trip and if there's one thing that I've discovered about travel over the years is that adventure is not based only on an experience--but the destination and people you meet along the way. For me, that is the adventure--the world is an incredible place and is meant to be seen. So I invite you to try a new destination, a new culture, and to step out of your comfort zone (maybe just a bit)--you won't be sorry you did!
I couldn't ask for a better career choice by working as a Certified Travel Consultant--I love assisting clients to plan their dream vacations and this year of the pandemic, had given me the opportunity to continually study to further my education and knowledge to better serve clients. When you are ready, give me a call and I'll guide you through your travel journey--wherever that may be.
Travelling solo, but not alone!
We recently created a travel club for women--we saw a need for women who want to travel the world but do not have anyone to travel with, do not want to travel solo, or just want to travel within the safety of a small group. Our curated experiences are designed by women, with women in mind. Be sure to visit our website for upcoming departures. We are planning for 2022 and beyond and can’t wait until we can travel safely once again.
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all!"
Still on my bucket list:
Greenland, Mongolia, Tibet & Nepal, Chile & Pantagonia, Japan--a girl can dream, right?
Most recent trip:
Hiking the Camino de Santiago Trail (Portugal and Spain) --way back in October 2019.
Christmas Market River Cruise (November 2021)
Egypt, Jordan and Israel
and whatever I can fit in between!
Quote by Helen Keller
Mt. Kilimanjaro - Feb.2019
iceland - apr. 2016
mt. nimbus via ferrata - aug. 2013
lake of the woods
kissing the blarney stone
Thank you, Maureen. You always make this so easy which is much appreciated!! I know lots of people research their trips themselves but I don’t like doing that so I always like that I can call you!! - Shawna C.
Here is our 'Praise' for our second trip with MC Destination Travel. My husband and I won a trip to South Africa so with the cash value of the prize and with Maureen's excellent help, we planned a second trip of a lifetime. The first was a small group trip Maureen booked to Peru in 2012, and in April 2014, we departed on our second trip of a lifetime.....to South Africa. Every detail from sourcing out which tour company to use, which hotels to stay at, to booking a four-day safari, as well as arranging an extended stay to visit Victoria Falls and to all the internal flights within South Africa to get us to all these exciting places. EVERYTHING WAS TAKEN CARE OF - TO THE SMALLEST DETAIL!!!!!
To be away from home (and overseas), for over two weeks may make some people nervous, but Maureen kept a close eye on all of our arrangements including even sending us updated emails on our international and internal flights while we were away. It was like having our travel agent traveling with us. Thanks again Maureen for another trouble-free trip of a lifetime. - Sherry and Norbert D., Winnipeg
I have used the services of MC Destination Travel on numerous occasions as well as traveling on one of the tours. I found Maureen to be very thorough, accurate, and informative giving great attention to detail. Some of the extra "above & beyond" touches were a post-trip summary of where our adventures took us and little surprises along the way. Maureen has great travel knowledge and experience and whether I need a variety of options or have a specific request, she is very capable and willing to accommodate either way with recommendations.
- Sherril B, Edmonton