About Pampered Journeys

At Pampered Journeys, we take the overwhelm out of planning travel for your celebration or special interest and add a little fluff.

At the heart of what we do is help people connect, collaborate, and celebrate through travel.

We want to ensure every client sees the possibilities available when celebrating a special event or pursuing a special interest through travel. It’s your experience; whether it is a lifetime trip, such as a safari, or relaxing at a beautiful villa in the Caribbean, we can make it happen.

We love hearing your stories, and they help us get to know you so we can plan the perfect travel experience for you.

Hi, I’m Marina

Founder of Pampered Journeys

I had to reinvent myself after a downsizing at the company I worked for. My personal travel experience and corporate travel experience gave me firsthand knowledge of how service levels differed at luxury and mass-market properties; thus, Pampered Journeys. I wanted to help people take time out of their over-scheduled lives to connect, collaborate and celebrate with the ones that matter most. One of my favorite trips was taking my mom to Alaska for her 70 birthday.

I have always had an insatiable thirst for the unknown. As a child, I was a voracious reader. When I wasn’t reading books, I was thinking of ways to visit relatives. I was Ms. Curiosity, and I wanted to know where and how they lived.

I am passionate about travel, where you experience the richness of cultures, people, food, and wine. Oh, and did I mention the type of travel where you are well taken care of?

Everyone talks about stories now, but I was into stories before stories were a thing.

I love hearing people’s stories. If we truly listen, we can learn so much.

About me

Travel is a great way to connect, collaborate and celebrate. Over the years, I have visited or planned travel on every continent for myself or my clients.

I prefer slow travel, where you can slow down and savor the moment—quality over quantity. I want to take the time to be present for a loved one or a local that I may meet in a café, coffee, or wine bar. Travel is so much more than ticking boxes off your list.

I love listening to people’s stories; they tell us that we are more alike than we know and can be different, which is okay. Our differences make us unique and the world around us much more interesting.

Life is short; savor every moment. Time is the one thing we can’t get back.

A Few Of My Travel Favorites

The City of Lights and the magnificent Eiffel Tower

Seeing adorable Koala bears and whale watching.

Southern Africa
Experiencing a safari at Chobe National Park

European River cruise
Breathtaking scenery in a relaxed setting

Relax with the most incredible massages.

Ancient ruins, lovely vineyards, and the most delicious food

We take your celebration or special event and craft it into a unique travel experience tailored to you

Okay, your turn. Envision how or where you want to go, and we can make it happen. It can be as over the top or understated as you like.