I strongly believe that experiencing new cultural awakenings is one of the most importnat reasons to travel. Experiencing new sights, sounds, smells and tastes can move you in profound ways; The farther you go makes those moments more powerful. After working in the hospitality indusrty for many years, I decided to move into a career that is ever closer to my passion and one the builds upon my expertise.
The Wedding Industry
For me, the wedding industry evokes pure happiness!
I specialize in all Honeymoon destinations, with unique collaborations in the Maldives, Seychelles, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Bora Bora, the island of Nihi Sumba, Japan, and all Caribbean Islands including the private Island of Mustique. If you prefer an European adventure, I am an expert in logistics planning within Greece, Italy, Spain, Ireland, UK and Portugal. With many years of personal travel, extensive partnerships across the globe, as well as my affiliation with both Virtuoso and Ovation Vacations, planning your next dream escape is our specialty.
Luxury Travel by Maria was established out of a desire to create unforgettable memories, is an affiliate of the Ovation Netwrok Group in NYC and a Virtuoso agency.
I enjoy so many things, but most of all I enjoy traveling.
Maria is amazing!!! She planned my 2 week honeymoon in Greece. After planning a wedding, I did not have it in me to plan my honeymoon. I reached out to Maria, we set up a meeting together and she put together the most perfect itinerary. After setting the days & picking the islands, I did not do a single thing.
Maria is the best! She was so helpful with planning my sisters bachelorette trip to Cancun. She booked EVERYTHING for us! From the flights, to the hotel, to transportation & to the excursions we did- which was extremely helpful for someone who has never been responsible for planning a girls trip.
Luxury Travel by Maria did an absolutely amazing job of making our dreams become a reality. For our honeymoon, my wife and I wanted to explore Greece by immersing ourselves in the culture, touring & exploring landmarks, and relaxing & enjoying each other’s company as we begin a new chapter in our lives. Maria was already helping us create our magical trip over a year before takeoff. She took into consideration our desires, thoughts, and wishes, in addition to her own recommendations of incredible experiences and accommodations. Maria’s skills and ability to make sure our wishes came true are incredible. Our traveling experience (airline and transportation) was more than we could have asked for. Private concierge and escorts safely and efficiently guided us throughout airports, and helped us to get us to each location without stress. We traveled to Athens, Santorini, Mykonos, and Chios, and at each location we were welcomed and treated as VIP. She was able to make reservations that we could have never done on our own- such as drinks overlooking Santorini and the stunning Caldera! We are so grateful to have had Maria’s knowledge of Greece because as it being my wife's first time traveling to this country, there were many questions we had that Maria was able to answer thoroughly. Maria was sure to check in to make sure everything was seamless throughout the trip. The experience that my wife and I had throughout this trip- from start to finish- was an absolute dream thanks to Maria!
Aruba- what a home away from home- all thanks to Luxury travel by Maria! Maria’s expertise truly made our travels so special and memorable. Maria assisted with transportation, airlines, accommodations, food & drink, and not to mention, many romantic surprises and unimaginable adventures- such as our couples sunset massage; something that we will never forget! From start to finish, our first trip together as a newly engaged couple was unquestionably relaxing, full of adventure, and simply incredible! Maria made sure that we had the absolute BEST accommodations on Eagle Beach- at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort which is an incredibly romantic, adults only resort. Maria was sure to check in with us frequently and made sure that our stay was absolutely perfect. We are so thankful to have had Maria’s knowledge of the island because Eagle Beach is the perfect location to stay; it was in the middle of everything! Not to mention, amongst the most beautiful sunsets and waters we have ever seen.
The food, views, and adventures were unbelievable as well. Maria was able to help us experience some of the most unforgettable adventures- such as on-the-beach dining and various landmark explorations. Our travels were luxurious and adventurous, exceeding any trip that we have ever planned by ourselves. We absolutely won’t go on another without Maria’s expertise!