wan·der·lust. (n.) - a strong, innate desire to travel
Wanderlust set fire for Marisa when she studied abroad in Galway, Ireland during college. She then explored 13 other European countries, Southeast Asian countries Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam and has traveled to Mexico multiple times and about half of the United States. South America and Africa are the next big destinations on her list!
Her favorite part of traveling is the people she meets and how they broaden her worldly perspective. Marisa loves traveling off the beaten track where she can truly experience the culture and hang out with the locals. Her travels allow her to give clients creative insight drawn from personal experience, and she is the agent for you if you’re looking for an authentic, cultural travel experience!
“I haven’t been everywhere yet, but it’s on my list.”
Ireland is Marisa’s second home – in fact, she knows Galway city like the back of her hand. The Irish people made her feel “céad míle fáilte” (a hundred thousand welcomes). These friendly people, the beautiful countryside, and rich culture stole her heart during her college semester in Galway – which has been named the European Capital of Culture for 2020! She loved it so much she moved back to Ireland the following year and then revisited two more times the year after. Ireland has so much to offer travelers interested in culture and history, castles, beautiful scenery, golfing, live Irish music, cozy pubs and great beer. Marisa’s in-depth experience and knowledge of the beautiful country is the perfect resource for crafting an unforgettable vacation itinerary in Ireland!
Europe is quite familiar to Marisa. She’s had many wonderful experiences, such as hiking the Cinque Terre and fine wining and dining in Italy, jiving in Irish pubs, admiring the sunsets in Greece, wandering the canals of Amsterdam, learning the influential history of Germany, walking the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, exploring Gaudi’s artwork in Barcelona, and lounging in the outdoor spas and ruin bars in Budapest (to name a few!). She gets excited about sharing her knowledge of Europe and enjoys making sure others can have an amazing European experience like hers.
Marisa has traveled to Mexico several times to enjoy the beautiful beaches, great climate, watersports, tasty food and drinks, and luxurious accommodations. She has first-hand knowledge of many of the resort chains across Mexico and can give advice from her personal experience to set clients up with the accommodations and activities that will provide a vacation as relaxing or as action-packed as they wish.