Maria Meyer is a Senior Manager in the Sales Department, creating exciting customized itineraries to Italy and Croatia. As a life-long traveler – starting as a child, camping with family across the US and visiting nearly every state and National Park – Maria believes that one of the best investments one can make to his or her own vitality and happiness is through travel.
Discovering other cultures, other climates and cuisines helps us understand more about other people and about ourselves, giving us greater reason to make the world a safe and beautiful place for everyone to live, and to protect the planet and its treasures – both natural and man-made. Born in the Chicago area, Maria holds a double Bachelor’s Degree in Theater Arts and Communication from Northern Illinois University, after which she spent a year working in the UK and then backpacking through Europe, visiting many of the countries she’d studied in theater classes, like Greece, Ireland, and Italy, which left an especially indelible impression that continues today.
While sitting at a cafe in Prague, hearing music floating from some unseen plaza and watching shoppers pop in and out of postage stamp-sized shops, Maria decided a life in travel was a necessity. After 17 years in the industry, she pays attention to the details and has a keen eye for undiscovered gems. Having spent many years focusing on wedding and honeymoon planning in Italy, she also has an innate sense of the exclusive, the most romantic, the unique experiences that will make family and friends drool with envy, and pine for their own tailor-made travel adventure. Maria hopes to share Italy and Croatia with you, and for you to know what she knows about these two fabulous countries.