Marion Payne 

Hilton Head Island, SC United States
An independent affiliate of Island Travel
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Travel Specialties
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Safari
  • Spa Vacations
  • Escorted Tours
  • Ocean Cruising

  • No Destinations
Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

Travel Is My Life: A former educator, I visited 17 countries over a three-year span while teaching in Iran. As the president of the National Middle School Association, I also toured schools in New Zealand, accompanied students to Japan, and participated as a Hays-Fulbright scholar in Israel and Jordan. In my present role as a travel advisor, I’ve explored five continents, gaining firsthand knowledge to share with my clients.

“Wow” Moments: I’ve arranged everything from castle stays in Germany for a castle enthusiast to a secluded honeymoon in Belize for a couple who wanted the sense of being alone on the planet.

When I’m Not Traveling: I’m a board member of Volunteers in Medicine, which serves the health and wellness needs of the medically uninsured, along with The Literacy Center, which teaches people necessary life skills.

What You’ll Love: My clients are my friends. I’m passionate about planning exceptional experiences and helping people map out and live their travel dreams.

Places I Have Traveled

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By: Bill

Reviewed on: 08 Feb 2014

Marion is an exceptional planner and is very attention to detail. The planning made the experience that much more enjoyable.

Total enjoyment!!


Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Canada. The service was excellent. The scenery was all we hoped to see. Our fellow travelers were friendly -- we shared information, smiles and photo's. Marion scheduled our previous international trip and will schedule our next. TBA&JEA

Expert Friendly Service

By: SeetaZ

Reviewed on: 30 Jun 2015

Had a wonderful experience! Enjoyed hanging out with you and Bill and the rest of the gang. You did a great job getting us ready. Will definitely go on another trip God willing. Enjoy all your plans for the summer and into the Fall. Keep in touch and I will try to respond!! Pax

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By: Toni

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2017

Wonderful. Marion is a great advisor and she made planning my trip so much easier. Thank you Marion.

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By: Johanna

Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2017

Marion was very efficient and well organized, knew how to plan everything very well

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By: Eric

Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2019

Great. She was very gracious

Working with Marion Payne, you will have access to:

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  • - An experienced travel guide whom you can rely on before, during, and after the trip
  • - Exclusive luxury resorts and properties
  • - Once in a lifetime experiences

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