Lisa Cohen-Dumani ACC

Bethesda, MD United States
The Travel Fairy, an independent affiliate of McCabe World Travel, Inc.
Travel Specialties
  • Independent Tours
  • Family Travel
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising

Selling Travel Since
  • English
  • French

My Background

The Travel Fairy is a full service travel agency, specializing in making your travel dreams come true. Owner, Lisa Cohen-Dumani, is an avid traveler who has spent many years living overseas, travelling abroad and exploring new places. Affiliated as an independent contractor with McCabe World Travel, the Travel Fairy is able to offer access to the top suppliers in the travel industry.

After many years in the consulting industry and raising her young family, Lisa opened The Travel Fairy in 2010. Drawing on her experiences living in both France and Switzerland, Lisa offers her clients unique perspective when planning travel. Her love of travel and exploring new places has taken her to points around the globe including Thailand, Peru and Russia to name a few. Lisa also sits on the Technology Committee of Virtuoso, combining her passion for travel with her background in technology.

In addition, Lisa is the mother of four, and she has loads of experience travelling with kids. Paris with kids is not only possible, but recommended when you do it right!

No request is too big or too small. The Travel Fairy is here to ensure that your next trip is magical!

Places I Have Traveled

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The best Teavel Fairy Ever!!!

By: Melchira

Reviewed on: 14 Mar 2018

Lisa is amazing! Very flexible and is able to handle the indecisiveness of her clients. A++

Great agent

By: Ron

Reviewed on: 29 Mar 2018

Very responsive , very helpful.

Recent trips

By: Beth

Reviewed on: 29 Mar 2018

Lisa does a fantastic job planning our trips. She is extremely knowledgeable about a wide breadth of destinations but also listens well and caters itineraries to our needs. She is also great at moving quickly on our behalf when that's merited, anticipating the need to book things quickly over peak periods. Highly recommend her!


By: JH

Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2018

Lisa is such a wonderful person and travel advisor. She is thoughtful, detail oriented, friendly and helpful. She will go the extra mile. I cannot recommend working with Lisa enough.

Longboat Key

By: Pam

Reviewed on: 14 Apr 2018

Lisa was awesome!! So helpful and easy to work with!!

Amazing travel agent

By: Dee

Reviewed on: 06 Apr 2018

Lisa is very professional, organized and responsive. She listens well to discern what is really wanted in a trip. She seems to know about everything, and every place, and will look into stuff further if she is not sure. She is committed to helping her clients find the perfect vacation without stress or glitches. I highly recommend her!

Iceland and Berlin

By: Dale

Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2018

Lisa created an experience, not just a trip. The four days were well orchestrated so we were able to see so much and do such exciting things. Each experience was planned perfectly giving the four of us our own tours which made them so personal and allowed our guide to respond accordingly. Our guide and driver were from Iceland and therefore were well versed in all sites and allowed them to educate us about Iceland culture. They were very personal and fun to be with. All transportation was waiting for us at airports and hotels always on time. Hotel regent was very nice and in a great location. From there the trip to Berlin went smoothly and Hotel Regent was lovely and again in a perfect location. Our guide in Berlin was amazing and so educational. We left with a great knowledge All restaurants that were picked either by Lisa or confirmed by her were delicious and had the variety we were looking for. Lisa’s attention to detail was obvious and created a wonderful experience

Responsive and knowledgeable

By: Louise

Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2018

I loved working with Lisa! She was responsive and knowledgeable about hotels and excursions in Portugal - she was a huge help finding hotels and outings within our budget. All of our excursions were fantastic, and hotels were in excellent locations.


By: bean

Reviewed on: 10 Jul 2018

amazing! Professional, responsive, helpful, friendly. I highly recommend her!

She is the best

By: Jamacia Fun

Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2018

Lisa was amazing to work with. She made sure all of our questions were answered and made some great recommendations . I would refer he in second to anyone looking for a travel agent.

Recent Portugal and Mallorca Trip


Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2018

Lisa planned the most fabulous trip for my husband and me to Portugal and Mallorca. We have worked with her before, and so she knows that we prefer to find off the beaten path things to do and that we love good food, wine and active things to do as well. She planned a terrific trip that was the perfect mix of sightseeing, wine tastings and also some beautiful hiking. She found small family-run wineries for us to visit, where we were the only visitors! She’s also extremely responsive during the trip if there are any issues or changes you want to make. I’ve recommended Lisa to all of our friends!

Travel Fairy Rules!!!

By: SMas

Reviewed on: 25 Jul 2018

Our trip was perfect from start to finish. Can't wait to plan my next adventure with her!!!

The Scandinavian - July 2018

By: ArielB

Reviewed on: 03 Aug 2018

Lisa is always a pleasure to work with. She is always highly knowledgeable about every tour she represents, is able to provide suggestions, solutions, answers and advice and is beyond timely and organiZed in getting all the logistics completed. Her knowledge of the travel industry and many locations is an asset. We love working with her and refer her any chance we get! Looking forward to the next planning with her. ArielB

Wonderful Trip

By: The O'Connell's

Reviewed on: 22 Aug 2018

Working with Lisa Cohen-Dumani was effortless. She did all the work for us! She is well-traveled and as a result, we benefited from her experience in only positive ways. An example: She knew we were active people so she arranged a walking tour of Dublin for us. The tour was scheduled for the day after we arrived in Dublin. Understanding that we would likely need to sleep in that day, after our overnight flight, she arranged for the walking tour to begin at 1:00 in the afternoon. It was a smart and thoughtful arrangement on her part. We were well-rested when we set out on our walk. Perfect! We will not travel again without contacting her first.

Amsterdam and Paris

By: Lisa

Reviewed on: 08 Sep 2018

great! Lisa did a great job booking great hotels for us.

Fantastic Trip

By: Susan KW

Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2018

Lisa is highly organized, which made the trip anxiety free as far as making connections and getting from place to place. She provided a booklet and an electronic trip guide with all the relevant information so we knew exactly where and what we were doing each day. We had 9 flights over a 2 week period so the coordination of all the different sites we visited was a must. The quality of the guides and the selected hotels including the segment with the cruise ship was outstanding.

Great trip!

By: lturkel

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2018

great! she is so helpful and responsive

Loved my Insight Tuscany Trip

By: Renee

Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2018

Great. I described where and what I wanted for an upcoming trip and Lisa gave me three good options. All were viable trips and each met our budget.

excellent hotel selections

By: Louise Meyer

Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2018

Lisa was patient, flexible, and knowledgeable helping us plan our trip to northern Italy and to Prague. She made several key recommendations about our logistics that we were handling ourselves that saved us time and money. The hotel selections that she suggested and booked for us couldn't have been better given our budget - we would stay again at each property. Lisa listens well and never disappoints - I look forward to working with her again on my next trip which will hopefully be soon!

Italian Honeymoon

By: Jill & Justin Coleman

Reviewed on: 19 Oct 2018

Lisa was amazing to work with. I think she went through 6 different versions of our Honeymoon with us before reaching the final one. She was available whenever we needed her, including on our trip when we wanted to switch a tour. Her patience and knowledge was unending. We never would have been able to have the Honeymoon we did without her planning and insight. She was wonderful!


By: Shellyk

Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2018

Very easy to work with very helpful

Excellent planner

By: jacques

Reviewed on: 13 Nov 2018

Good advise and well documented for our preparation of the our Last Cruise on Celebrity Reflexion All went very well Thanks

Western PA Getaway

By: Jeani

Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2018

Lisa is the best! She always chooses outstanding hotels, she is efficient and a pleasure to work with.

Trip to Anguilla

By: Pete

Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2019

Lisa was great! She set up everything for our trip from beginning to end and made sure very detail was taken care of.

Best travel agent

By: Ann

Reviewed on: 18 Nov 2018

Lisa is easy to work with, knows all the ins and outs of travel and gets the best deals and perks for her clients. She has planned several trips for us and we are extremely happy with the way they turned out. We will always use her for our travel and recommend her highly

Bedford Springs

By: Sharon

Reviewed on: 18 Nov 2018

Lisa is always a pleasure to work with. She made sure our accommodations were wonderful and actually upgraded us. She’s incredibly organized and thorough.

Holiday family trip to Pelican Hill

By: Leslie

Reviewed on: 24 Jan 2019

Not only did Lisa recommend the perfect spot for our family to spend the holidays, but she handled every aspect. She was responsive, proactive and followed through on every detail. As a result, we received great service while at the resort and had a great experience.

Brussels-Paris Trip

By: Mona

Reviewed on: 05 Jan 2019

She was excellent to work with. Always very caring and detailed. Anytime I had a question, she was very prompt and professional with her responses.

Great winter getaway!


Reviewed on: 19 Jan 2019

Lisa plans all of our vacations and is terrific. she is very knowledgeable and thoughtful about finding places she knows will fit well with our preferences. She is also very responsible, always calling ahead to ensure everything is ready upon our arrival. In this case, we were in Parrot Cay in Turks & Caicos, which we highly recommend. A great find!

Wonderful to work with!

By: katy

Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2019

Lisa was very easy to work with and very responsive to requests. Highly recommend working with Lisa!

Perfectly planned vacation

By: Jackie

Reviewed on: 03 Mar 2019

Lisa is the best! She was so helpful and made sure we thought of everything. She also checked in with us throughout our stay. We would highly recommend her to anyone planning a trip!!

Fantastic family vacation

By: Rocky

Reviewed on: 26 Feb 2019

Lisa was excellent. She recommended a wonderful resort in Puerto Rico for our extended family of 10. She responded to inquiries quickly and efficiently and made all of our necessary arrangements.


By: cbh1970

Reviewed on: 15 Mar 2019

Lisa recommended a number of nice boutique hotels in Jamaica for us. We chose Round Hill Resort and Villas and we loved our entire vacation! We will definitely go back there! Lisa was great to work with and arranged for expedited airport transfers and private transport in Jamaica which made our arrival and departure hassle-free! I highly recommend Lisa to plan your vacation down to the last detail!

Knowledgeable and Patient

By: Betsi R.

Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2019

Trying to determine schedules and preferences for six people takes a lot of patience. Lisa has it! She was a delight to work with - thorough, patient and so helpful. I highly recommend her for your travel planning needs.


By: Rich K

Reviewed on: 16 Mar 2019

Working with Lisa is great. Fast ,responsive and efficient service. Answers all questions and is very knowledgeable about travel scene.

Celebrity cruise

By: Lou

Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2019

Very pleasant and efficient in working out all of the details.

Weekend in Ft Lauderdale Spring Break

By: Karen

Reviewed on: 23 Mar 2019

Lisa provided three good options for hotels over spring break that were all 2 BR residences in hotels with good gyms/spas right on the beach. She weighed out all the benefits of each property. And once we chose the property she worked to get upgrades and dinner reservations. Lisa responds to emails immediately, always willing to make changes to travel plans, so easy to work with.


By: Jill

Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2019

I always love working with lisa/ She is very hardworking, helpful and organized

Spring Break at Hyatt BaHa

By: Ron

Reviewed on: 28 Apr 2019

Lisa was great; Easy to work with, reliable, great suggestions, and prompt responses. We thoroughly enjoyed working with her and we had a great family vacation.

Travel fairy

By: Marmike

Reviewed on: 05 May 2019

The best!!! Always efficient and on the ball.

Fabulous long weekend

By: bethesdamom

Reviewed on: 07 May 2019

Lisa was professional, very interested in my needs and a pleasure to work with

Review of Lisa, regarding our Ireland

By: Rose

Reviewed on: 26 May 2019

Lisa is great to work with in choosing a tour. She produces several different tours from which to decide based upon her knowledge of hotel selections, tour highlights and overall cost. Lisa works fast yet gives attention to details. She is always easy to reach and often gives good advice on packing, money exchange, etc.It is Especially key that she has lived in Europe and travels extensively. Her travel experience allows her to give handy advice. I have recommended her to several of my friends who also love to work with her.

Awesome person

By: Noel

Reviewed on: 31 May 2019

She was good always on top of everything. Always get in touch with us even during our vacation time, give us updates on our flight if there’s changes.

Fantastic travel agent!

By: Adria

Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2019

I've known Lisa for many years and cannot recommend her services highly enough. She's responsive and really knows her stuff. Thanks, Lisa!

France trip

By: eliza531

Reviewed on: 10 Jul 2019

Lisa was great! She helped us with multiple tours and bookings, and this was our second trip using her. Would definitely recommend her.

She is great


Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2019

We love Lisa. She plans all our trips. We would be lost without her. She has become like family to us.

Europe Trip

By: Jose

Reviewed on: 25 Jul 2019

It was a pleasure for our family to work with Lisa. She helped us to plan an amazing itinerary around a wedding in France, suggested tours and activities, and helped to get all of the transportation for the trip to include airfare, train tickets, and the rental car. The trip was a dream come true for my family.

Lisa was fabulous

By: Nw

Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2019

Lisa took care of all the little details to make this a very special trip!

Lisa Cohen-Dumani

By: Helen

Reviewed on: 29 Jul 2019

Lisa is on top of everything! Any questions texted to her are answered right away. She has planned a few trips for us and every one has been perfect! She has had a lot of experience traveling and passes that on to her clients. I highly recommend her!

Great Advisor

By: Eric

Reviewed on: 15 Aug 2019

Lisa is a step above any other travel advisor we've ever used. She was knowledgeable and insightful, so our hotels, excursions and meals exceeded our expectations. But what separates Lisa from others was her communication and problem solving. She was so on top of every detail and, as a result, we were able to focus solely on enjoying our trip.

Jordan and Israel

By: Jill

Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2019

Amazing. Lisa is so professional and so responsive. If there is an issue or a change she deals with it immediately. Airline lost our luggage and Lisa dealt with it. There was nothing she wouldn’t do for us!


By: Cookie

Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2019

Lisa was wonderful to work with. She gave us great advice, planned our air, transfers and just anything we needed. She followed up to make sure everything was going as planned. We are already planning another trip through Lisa.

Lisa's great!

By: Susan

Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2019

Lisa listened and made great suggestions, helped me explore my options, and then paid attention to all the details. She's a pleasure to work with.

Great travel advisor

By: Nw

Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2020

Loved working with Lisa. She attended to every detail and helped us plan a great trip. She made double sure we had all documentation, etc before we left! I will definitely work with Lisa again

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By: Bucky

Reviewed on: 13 Jan 2020

She is amazing ! And is so professional and friendly! She listens to what kind of trip you want and especially your budget!! And always available to answer any questions!!

Best Travel Agent Ever

By: Sara

Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2020

Lisa is the best! She knows what we like and gives great advice. As usual, our trip planned with her was perfect!!!

Travel agent

By: Jill herscot

Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2020

Lisa is so thorough, Kind and caring! Can’t recommend her enough!


By: Jennifer

Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2020

Lisa was extremely helpful and responsive to all of our questions and many itinerary changes throughout the planning process! She was easy to talk to and totally understood the kind of trip we wanted for our family. She listened to all of our requests and worked hard to find locations/hotels and activities that were a perfect fit for us.

Parrot Cay dream

By: Bc

Reviewed on: 02 Feb 2020

We book all of our travel with Lisa. She always puts together fabulous itineraries and helps make the trips really special.

She thought of Everything

By: Penelopes pearls

Reviewed on: 02 Feb 2020

I didn’t even know there were travel agents any more!!! Thank you for all of your hard work!!

Stress-free travel plannng

By: AlanS

Reviewed on: 08 Feb 2020

Worked with Lisa to plan a 7-night Costa Rica and Panama cruise plus 3-night pre-cruise and 1-night post-cruise. Lisa coordinated all of the travel details including air travel, airport transfers, and post-cruise transfer and hotel (pre-cruise was part of cruise line package). Everything went seamlessly and the hotel in Panama City for one night was especially charming. Along the way there were the proverbial hiccups, with flight changes and an airport transfer adjustment but an email quickly resolved the changes. Lisa always responded promptly to voice or email communications. I look forward to working with Lisa on future travel plans.

Travel deals

By: Bambi

Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2020

Very professional as usual. She is very efficient

Way to go

By: Ocean view

Reviewed on: 01 Mar 2020

Lisa was available whenever I needed her. All arrangements went smoothly. I would highly recommended using her for your next trip!

Working with Lisa Cohen-Dumani, you will have access to:

  • - Special perks and extra amenities
  • - 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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