Maureen Paap 

Chicago, IL United States
Art of Hospitality Travel, an independent affiliate of Departure Lounge Austin
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Travel Specialties
  • Beach & Sun
  • Honeymoons
  • Destination Weddings
  • Adventure
  • Family Travel

  • No Destinations
Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

I am a Chicago native and University of Iowa alumni, who has been traveling extensively, on and off, for the past fifteen years. Through a study abroad program to Sydney, Australia, I discovered a true passion (or borderline obsession) for traveling. 

I backpacked Europe, Iceland and Africa before settling into my first career as a sales and marketing consultant for an Australian owned Travel Agency. My next extensive trip was spent traveling Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama and Belize by car for 8-months.

With 31 countries under my belt I'm always thinking about the next adventure for myself and my clients. Years of both business and leisure travel booking experience have given me the ability to handle any type of traveler. I guarantee a speedy response time, meticulous research and outstanding customer service before, during and after your trip. Let me handle the details and legwork, so you can relax and enjoy traveling!

Places I Have Traveled

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Great experience

By: KJ

Reviewed on: 02 May 2017

Maureen was very easy to work with and understood our complicated needs. She as able to find us the perfect destination even though we didn't have a lot of advance notice, and was very thorough. I will definitely work with her again...hopefully in the very near future.
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Service and value far superior to online searching

By: Marie

Reviewed on: 19 Apr 2017

Maureen was extremely helpful in making my quick trip to Barcelona even better! Thanks!

Wedding Hawaii

By: Airman

Reviewed on: 05 May 2017

Easy. We did everything by e-mail. The trip was great.
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Maureen is Wonderful

By: Carbar

Reviewed on: 14 May 2017

She is Outstanding and does an excellent job for me. When I ask her for ideas, she comes back within a day with a list of them. If it is a tour I want, it is reserved immediately. She knows what I want and gets it for me. It is a joy to work with someone who performs without excuses. She delivers.
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Perfectly Planned Honeymoon Trip to Mexico

By: Kaeley B.

Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2017

Working with Maureen to plan our honeymoon was a breeze. She took all of the stress off of our plates. We provided her our loose vision of what we wanted in a honeymoon (e.g., all-inclusive, beach) and a rough budget and she presented us with several great options. The pros and cons of each were clearly outlined, which my (now) husband and I really appreciated. Flights and the resort were absolutely perfect and everything went off without a hitch. We loved working with Maureen throughout the whole process and will look forward to planning future travel with her soon.
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By: The traveler

Reviewed on: 24 Jun 2017

Excellent and easy.
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Rocky Mountaineer trip

By: Mary

Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2017

We will be glad to and have already recommended Maureen Paap. A friend is planning to do the same trip next year. Because Maureen handled every detail, this was the best travel experience ever! From airline reservations, airport and train transfers, to personalized notes and treats in our hotel rooms, she made the adventure so much easier and without any worries or stress I normally associate (and have) whih traveling.
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Italian Honeymoon!

By: annepeel

Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2017

Maureen was so helpful in getting our honeymoon planned and perfected during the already stressful wedding planning. We were able to do EVERYTHING via email, and she was patient with all of our updates and changes. The trip to Italy was phenomenal. We got to do a little bit of everything -- big city life, Italian countryside, and the beautiful Almafi coast. We used private guides in every city and really got to explore the beauty and history of the country. All of our hotels were great, and most of them even had a surprise welcome gift when we arrived. One of our favorite experiences was wine tasting and cooking class with a local chef. The chef was SO wonderful, and the whole town knew her when we walked around shopping for our groceries. I would recommend Maureen to anyone wanting to have a relaxing or adventurous (OR BOTH like us) honeymoon. She did it all for us, and we are so thankful!

First time user with Maureen

By: FJ

Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2018

Maureen and Hans handied all the details of my cruise wonderful

Maureen Paap

By: Jeff

Reviewed on: 09 May 2018

This the 4th time I have worked with Maureen and everything has always been absolutely perfect. She is extremely thorough and covers all bases. I could not conceive that there could be anyone better. Five Star all the way!!!
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A virtuoso - literally - travel advisor


Reviewed on: 22 Jul 2018

Maureen was, once again, a major reason our trip was so memorable. She identified regions of Portugal, Poussadas (convents-turned-luxury inns), and bespoke travel guides we would never have found on our own, yet these were often the most memorable aspects of our trip. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
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West Coast Trip

By: Fred

Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2018

Fantastic. Love the app that hold all of my travel arrangements. The trip planned by Maureen went perfect.
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Amsterdam - what fun!

By: Claude

Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2018

Maureen has planned several of our trips. She has put together couple, family, and now mother daughter trips for us. She is wonderful to work with. Maureen will continue to plan every trip for my family.
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Trip to Canada

By: Eva

Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2018

It was wonderful.

Trip to Shangri-La

By: mom a

Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2018

Art of Hospitality Travel were very easy to deal with. They were in constant communication with us in both planning our trip and ensuring that everything exceeded our expectations.
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Awesome Service!

By: Matt G

Reviewed on: 22 Dec 2018

Had an AMAZING experience working with Maureen and the Art Of Hospitality team on our trip. Would absolutely work with them again and highly recommend!
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Australia/NZ Cruise

By: Dan H

Reviewed on: 27 Dec 2018

Fantastic as always. We had a wonderful time and Maureen did a great job as usual :)
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Unbelievable Honeymoon

By: Joel Ernst

Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2019

We could not be more happy with Maureen and Hans with our honeymoon. We just got done planning a wedding so we didn't want to mess with figuring out transfers from to each city, excursion, etc. Since we had never been to Bali or Thailand we wanted to experience the culture of each location. They took our wishes and killed it with the itinerary. The hotels were some of the most luxurious we've ever stayed. Each facility added a personal touch to make us feel special during our stay. The itinerary was very well organized and easy to understand. Considering how complicated international travel can be, they made everything extremely smooth. We would 100% recommend them to anyone looking to travel out of the country.

Fabulous Switzerland, Fabulous Advisor

By: KristineG

Reviewed on: 17 Jan 2019

Maureen did a fantastic job helping us plan our ski trip to Switzerland. During the beginning stages of our planning she listened to what we were looking for, did the necessary research and provided us with several wonderful options to choose from. Her recommendations for flights, hotels, rail and ski instruction and overall organization made our trip care free and so enjoyable. Maureen was very attentive to every detail as well as our needs and expectations. She was always available both before and during our trip. Maureen is amazing, our vacation was so fabulous because of her!

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