Meet The Experts
Passion drives our travel designs.
Curated travel experiences for unforgettable memories.
MEET THE EXPERTS
Passion drives our travel designs. Curated travel experiences for unforgettable memories.
Photo taken by Mary Montgomery Nielson during her visit to the Serengeti
Mary Montgomery Nielson
STE, CTA, STES
PRIVATE TRAVEL DESIGNER
We are eternally inquisitive creatures. No matter where we happen to be, we’re always curious about what lies beyond. I am not a traditional travel advisor; I am a Pureist. I love to bring imagination to what’s beyond the carefully tailored adventures into the collective lives of my clients. Through life experiences, my clients push boundaries to venture beyond the most remote areas of the world and visit the most historic treasures of the ancient world. My expertise provides real-life dramas that play out across our world every day and help you connect with not only yourself, but the world.
I just returned from traversing across both islands of New Zealand, on safari to Kenya and Tanzania, Peru, Chile, Argentina and China over the past year, and have travelled extensively around the world over the past 20+ years! I desperately fell in love with what each of these countries have to offer; food, unique accommodations, spectacular scenery, history, culture, and the people!
The things that you will remember—encounters with real people, meals prepared with exotic local flavors, immersive cultural experiences, select locally-owned accommodations—all require placing your trust in an established expert. Go beyond and encounter the world as unique, spectacular, surprising and transformational!
Where do you want to travel? What type of experience do you want? What type of memory do you want to come home with?
There are amazing adventures out there just waiting to be explored. Let me design your adventure for a deeper, authentic, and meaningful experience for you! I am so excited to meet you, and I look forward to designing and taking care of all the components of your trip!
Awards & Certificates:
Harmon Travel Redefined Platinum Level Winner | 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Top Travel Designer of the Year | 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
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
“Sales Superstars: Increasing Expedition Sales by More than 50%” | Travel Market Report May 28, 2019
New Zealand Signature Travel Network Expert Select | https://signaturetravelexperts.com/destination-specialties/new-zealand/
Expert Classifications: Luxury | China | East and South Africa | Australia | Peru | British Isles | Italy
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