Luxury Travel


Redefining Luxury Travel

FairmontBanffYou want to experience the journey of a lifetime. You want to be transported – completely. That’s exactly what we mean by travel, redefined. Our knowledge and destination expertise, coupled with our global network of contacts and sources will give you peace of mind as we design a trip that will exceed your expectations in every way, with exclusive privileges and one-of-a-kind experiences.

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What defines an ultimate experience? Anything—and everything—that elevates your journey from one that is great to once in a lifetime. Ultimate Experiences are unique and distinctive. They pamper you. They give you exclusive, behind-the-scenes access. They immerse you fully into the destinations and cultures that you visit. Simply put, they redefine the ways in which you experience the world.

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Exquisitely yours. That’s what a tailor-made vacation is all about. It’s a journey custom-made for you, from the moment you step outside your door to the moment you arrive back home. Let us help you customize the perfect trip, from choosing the right cruise and tour operators to finding the perfect hotels that give you access to exclusive amenities and one-of-a-kind experiences.

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These are some of the exclusive privileges you can enjoy when you book with us:

Complimentary Hotel Upgrades
With complimentary room upgrades at select properties, you can enjoy your vacation with additional amenities, features and space during your stay.
Complimentary Breakfast
Complimentary breakfast for two daily not only provides a great value but a great convenience when staying at your resort or hotel.
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When you plan your vacation with us, you have the added benefit of reaping rewards like complimentary resort and onboard spending credits, which you can use for souvenirs, spa treatments, activities and more.
After a long plane ride to a new destination, there’s nothing better than knowing your ride to your hotel is already waiting for you. We can arrange private transfers to and from the airport, saving you time and giving you peace of mind.

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In the Know

Unlike the average travel booking website or automated phone system, we will take the time to get to know you and your family, making sure your vacation is perfectly tailored to your needs. As experts, we can offer you knowledge and firsthand experience, but just as importantly, you will enjoy our exclusive offers and the satisfaction of getting the best value for your vacation. No cookie-cutter, run-of-the-mill travel package, we will craft the perfect, customized vacation for you.

5 Reasons to Contact Us

Here are just a few ways we can ease the process of planning your next vacation:

1) Firsthand Expertise and Knowledge – We’ve traveled the world, and we have the firsthand experiences and insider connections to prove it.

2) Well Connected-Thanks to our worldwide partnerships, we can create that one-of-a-kind travel experience just for you.

3) Exclusive Privileges – We can give you access to exclusive perks only available through us.

4) We Know You – Unlike the average travel booking website, we will take the time to get to know your preferences, making sure your vacation is perfectly tailored to your needs.

5) You Can Rest Assured – Let us expect the unexpected. As your advocate, we not only know your preferences before you go, but have the know-how to anticipate your needs, solve problems while you’re traveling and be here for you on your return.

Mary Doyle, Private Travel Designer

Mary Montgomery Nielson, CTA Private Travel Designer – Top Travel Designer of the Year

Harmon Travel Redefined:

Mary Doyle, CTC, ACC – Private Travel Designer  

Africa Specialist with certification in Tanzania and South Africa 

As a Private Travel Designer, I specialize in tailored and customized vacations for my clients to create memories that last a lifetime. My expertise is in Africa; I’ve completed the South Africa, and Tanzania Specialist Certification. In May I recently returned from my fourth trip to Africa visiting Kenya with our Signature Preferred vendor “African Travel”. Be sure to contact me about these exciting safaris in Africa.

My passion is to create “Extraordinary Experiences” for my clients and my travel experiences around the world enhance my ability to offer my clients first-hand knowledge of the destinations that I have visited.

As a member of APTA (Association For The Promotion Of Tourism To Africa), I will be attending the National Conference in Denver, Colorado in September 2018.

Rounding out the year, I’m off to Cannes, France in December to attend the annual International Luxury Travel Marketplace where I will have an opportunity to network with travel providers around the world. This is an exceptional networking opportunity for Private Travel Designers.

Lots of travel plans for 2019, stayed tuned as I update my profile!

Mary Montgomery Nielson, CTA – Private Travel Designer

Harmon Travel Platinum Level Winner 2016, 2017, 2018
Top Travel Designer of the Year 2016, 2017, 2018
Finalist for Signature Travel Network’s Michelle Morgan Leadership Award 2017
“A Word with Mary Nielson” |   Idaho Business Review Interview October 2, 2017 |  Travelwire News October 2, 2017“ China Expert |
ITLM, Cannes, France 2016, 2017
Africa Specialist | Micato Safaris and Abercrombie & Kent
New Zealand Signature Travel Expert Select

Grace & Grit . . . education for street girls in Calcutta India and those less fortunate in Chyulu Hills Kenya  . . . 501(3)c nonprofit family organization | Executive Director

Travel is a journey away from home involving a truly memorable and powerful experience whether it be Active, Cultural, Natural, Social or Spiritual that will enrich your life and improve the way you connect with the world. As a Private Travel Designer, I specialize in my clients instead of the destination, so that I may meticulously cultivate genuine, transformational, pure life experiences, and tantalizing experiential itineraries tailored to inspiring destinations around the world. I consistently look for “next” destinations and search for inspirational discovery opportunities whether it be to travel along your family’s DNA migration, to reconnect with loved ones and the world, or to adventure out of your comfort level. I catalogue feedback my clients acquire from their travels and refine that knowledge to enhance their next discovery, all the while protecting our planet and communities, culminating in a comprehensive and unparalleled personal travel experience.

Join me for a transformational pure life experience to Gorongosa National Park, Botswana and Namibia in 2020! Contact me on how you may join this exclusive small group departure.