Consider me your “travel chef,” an imaginative expert who mixes the best ingredients and special flavors to create distinctive and delicious vacations.
Family Travel, Culture, History & Arts, Independent Tours, Ocean Cruising
I love creating truly unique and unforgettable travel experiences. I’ve visited more than 60 countries, and I have devoted years to gathering research and feedback about all aspects of luxury travel. Consider me your “travel chef,” an imaginative expert who mixes the best ingredients and special flavors to create distinctive and delicious vacations.
The travel market is fast-changing and often confusing. With my expertise and my deep-rooted personal connections around the globe, you can be sure that I’ll look out for your best opportunities; advise you on the safest modes of travel; and plan and execute the countless details with your personal needs always in mind.
Clients and colleagues honor me with their trust and confidence because they know I value their precious leisure time, and that I’ll deliver smooth and wonderful itineraries that feature the “sizzle on the steak” of special client privileges and amenities. Let me help you make your next travel adventure a memory to last a lifetime.
What My Clients Are Saying
As always, Marlene was a pleasure to work with. Our trip was great. We stayed in 7 different hotels over the course of two weeks and we enjoyed them all, particularly Le Burgundy in France. The transportation arrangements went smoothly and the itinerary met all our goals and expectations.
I would highly recommend Marlene, she puts together the trip of your dreams, gives her recommendations from her extensive life of travel and is there for you during your trip if you need help or need to readjust. She's simply the best and I would highly recommend her!!
Again Marlene did a wonderful job for our Palm Beach, Florida vacation. Everything was taken care of in every detail. Our first class air and our Four Seasons Hotel plus etc.---all perfect. I give Marlene a grade of 100 plus a PhD degree---in how she takes care of us.
My husband and I have counted on Marlene in the past, and once again, she came through for us in a brilliant way! Our 10 day Athens and Seaborn Cruise met and exceeding all our expectations. The local hotels and guides she connected us with enriched our experience and made for an unforgettable trip. Marlene's worldwide connections and extensive personal travel expertise makes her our "go to" person for all our travel plans.
The trip was a big success. Although I was concerned about having to make last minute arrangements and changes everything worked out great. All the hotels were excellent. The service at both the Hotel Principe and the Belmond Castello di Casole were outstanding.
Marlene hit the ball out of the park with our latest trip to Europe. The logistics and hotels were great. She also arranged for my wife and I to take our daughter wedding dress shopping in Milan. The personal shopper was amazing. The experience was the highlight of our trip.
Marlene succeeded in every way. She suggested great hotels and tours for us. She did not steer us wrong. We felt that they gave us extra good service because of our connection to Marlene. During the planning process she was very attentive to my questions and answered them right away. She made it easy for us to go and enjoy our vacation. We both would highly recommend using Marlene. Judy and Joel
Marlene has the great ability of covering all aspects of a vacation to the very last detail. We again returned to our favorite Four Seasons Hotel in Palm Beach, FL. An example of all details---Marlene saw to it that we again were placed in our favorite room. The promptness of always returning my calls and even initiating calls to me is again going the extra mile for service. Again Marlene will be given a top notch grade of 100. Here is a great big--THANKS.