Full-Service Custom Itinerary
We create personalized curated tour planning services for individuals and small groups.
24-hour local support and assistance
We partner with expert agents and guides in the countries we visit who are specially trained to deal with unexpected issues and can assist you 24/7 in the event of an emergency.
Safe and reliable cars & drivers
Your safety is our primary concern, which is why we only work with partners who share our high safety and quality standards for the drivers and vehicles used.
We are able to consult on and offer travel insurance options
Experience your own arrival meet and greet with your private car transfer
All our hotels, homestays, guesthouses, eco-lodges, tented camps, and houseboats have been selected to offer a high level of unique experience, service, cleanliness, and value.
We use English-speaking, certified, local guides who are passionate about sharing their country with you.
We believe that responsible tourism involves giving back to organizations that are working to improve the lives of the poorest citizens in the countries we visit. We make a donation from every tour to carefully selected NGOs who we believe are making a difference.
OPERATING DIRECTOR & TRAVEL CURATOR
Mary’s passion for world travel was first sparked at age 19 through a study abroad semester in Limerick, Ireland. Since then, she has traveled to numerous countries — many of those with her two kids by her side. A career serving in the U.S. Navy inspired her to seek an advanced degree in International Relations from American University with a focus in Development. Her work since then has further instilled her characteristic global mindset and dedication to encourage others to experience the world first-hand and support local economies. After separating from the Navy in 2015, Mary’s family began a new life chapter in the Foreign Service, allowing them the opportunity to live overseas in countries such as Armenia, Colombia, Cyprus.
Mary believes in the transformative nature of travel; that experiencing the world with respect and humility develops our tolerance, empathy, and most of all understanding of the world and ourselves. She is excited to continue her work through Ponte Travels, creating unforgettable trips for the constantly curious and allowing space for exploration and wonder.