Welcome to my page. I am based in Dublin 15 since I got married over 14 years ago. I am Irish/Italian, meaning that I was born and raised in Ireland, but am of Italian descent. I have 4 wonderful daughters ranging from 5 to 13 years of age and am fully aware of the stresses that come when travelling with young children. With my life experiences and my in-depth knowledge of the travel industry, I believe I am the person best suited to help ease any anxiety. I also have experience working for a well-known Irish Airline for the past 4 and a half years. This has helped me to gain a better understanding of the Airline Industry. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have been offered an opportunity to become part of the Travel Counsellors group where I can pursue my passion in travel. There is no greater joy for me than to help others to travel the world whilst providing a personal and bespoke service that will cater for everybody’s individual taste.
As my parents are both Italian I have been travelling from a very young age. Growing up I spent a lot of time in Italy and it is a country that is close to my heart. I have also been blessed with the opportunity to live in Cyprus for one year when my husband was posted there with work back in 2010. I travelled Cyprus extensively and enjoyed every minute of it. While in Cyprus I took full advantage and visited Turkey, Egypt and even took a family cruise of the Greek Islands. I have also travelled to Mauritius and South Africa where we stayed in a Private Game Reserve in Kruger National Park. All I can say is WOW, I truly loved my safari experience. I have taken family holidays to a variety of different locations, from camping parks to luxury hotels. My most memorable holiday to date has to be a 2 week family holiday to Walt Disney World in Florida. Writing this profile I feel spoilt as I am reminiscing about the many countries I have been fortunate to travel to over the years , more countries then there is room to mention here! Travelling to all these places has thought me to appreciate the uniqueness of each and every country in the world.
I pride myself on being a very dedicated person. I am committed to delivering a truly memorable experience to all my clients and I will always go above and beyond for my clients. No matter what type of holiday you are looking to take, I am here to take the stress out of all your planning and researching. I am here for you every step of the way. As I work from home, I am not tied down to the usual office hours. We can arrange to talk or meet at a time that suits you whether it is morning, evening or even the weekend.
I once heard a saying, “Life is a journey, make the best out of it”. Let me help you to make the best out of your journey and help you travel the world with the right information! So please feel free to call me or e-mail me.
Please send me your holiday or travel requirements and I will do my best to help you.
Sent in by Leanne Hale
Dublin, 25 April 2019
Maria was so helpful. She went above and beyond and found myself and my family the perfect flights for Australia. She wasn't like some of the travel companies who I've dealt with before who were very pushy. She was amazing and I'll definitely recommend her to all my family and friends and I will be using her again in the future!
Sent in by Anna Horan
Dublin, 14 November 2018
Really happy with Maria's service, trip booked!
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03 October 2018
I visited Boston back in October 2014. At the time I couldn’t decide between visiting Boston or New York but after many deliberations, Boston won our vote. The fact that the purpose of the trip was for Christmas shopping, was the main reason as Boston is tax free on clothing so this was the overall winner for us! My friend and I took to Boston to see what the hype was about and don’t forget the shopping also!!! When we arrived into Boston I fell in love straight away. It is an absolutely beautiful location. The first thing I noticed...
03 October 2018
In October 2016, after two years of hard saving, I brought my family on their dream holiday to Walt Disney World, Florida. Planning for this holiday took a huge amount of saving, planning and scheduling. I Googled the holiday to death and discovered that Google was of no benefit to me as there were millions of opinions from strangers who each had a different view of Florida and all its many attractions. After much debate with my husband we booked the family holiday with our children aged 11, 9 and twins of only 3 and a half years old. We were...
14 February 2018
Being of Italian decent, I have travelled through Rome on numerous occasions, but only as an airport destination and to travel onwards to where my family come from in a place called Casalattico in the Lazio Region. I always remember being brought to Rome as a child to visit all the world famous locations, including the Vatican, but was too young to appreciate their significance and beauty. In February 2015 I decided to return to Rome and re-live my fond childhood memories. I brought my husband as a surprise for Valentine’s Day. I know I may sound biased when it...