Mary Montgomery Nielson, CTA, Private Travel Designer

Designing highly curated travel experiences.

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.  —  Mary Montgomery Nielson, CTA

  • 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  |
  • ILTM, 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

Private, Experiential, Wellness, Equine Tours, Luxury holidays. Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Europe, Africa, World Cup, Olympics, Super Bowl, Adventure Travel, Golf, Wellness, Equine, Ecotourism, Imperial Tours China Expert.

Ultimate Experiences

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.


Tailor-made Vacations
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 me 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.

A true sense of place is exactly what an experiential vacation should deliver. No matter where you travel, an exotic locale or a time-honored favorite, a tropical isle or a wintry wonderland—you deserve an experience that is truly authentic and unforgettable. All you need to do is decide where you want to             go and allow me to take care of the rest.


What to Expect

abercrombiekent_angkorwatPrivately designed vacations are trips that will exceed your expectations in every way, especially in the levels of service, comfort, and exclusive access you’ll receive. Ultimately, they’ll change the way you think about your future travels, too. By working with our travel partners—hotels, tour operators and the like—I will do everything-I will make sure that you have the trip of your dreams. You can expect to have a trip of a lifetime where you decide where to go, what to do, what to see, where to eat and how to take it all in.

seabourn_halongbayDuring your privately designed vacation, you can count on me to be there as well. Simply because you’re on your trip doesn’t mean that my work is done. You can still expect to hear from me and I will be here to assist you with whatever needs you may have. Making sure that your entire trip is both effortless and gratifying is my ultimate goal. As you continue on your journey, you can expect to receive the finest levels of personable service; you can expect to gain the insight of invaluable guides and resources and you can expect to have the one-of-a-kind, unforgettable experiences you’ve always dreamed of.

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What trip of a lifetime may I design for you?


Are you dreaming or actively planning? Waiting for last minute opportunities? With the abundance of travel options available today you’ll benefit from our expertise and insight every step of the way.



Land a coveted table in Tokyo or enjoy a private hot air balloon safari in Kenya. With our insider connections you’ll have incredible access during your entire journey.

From an invite to an exclusive onboard party to a complimentary breakfast at your beach villa, these are just a few of the perks you can expect as our privileged guest.

iceburgDiscerning travelers have an appreciation for comfort and quality. No matter where you wish to go, we ensure that your vacation meets your needs and desires at the very best value.

Whether you explore the Antarctic or rejuvenate on the shores of Fiji, knowing that someone is handling the details lets you travel with confidence.

Mary Montgomery Nielson, CTA, Private Travel Designer

Email: | Direct Line: 208-388-3028

Unique!  Experiential!  Transformational!  Change!  Impact!

Heart!  . . .  discover your sense of meaning!

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