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Maria and Paul have over 45 years of combined global travel experience, and are delighted to bring our expert experience to you. They have traveled in most every country and experienced some of the world's finest hotels, cruise lines, fine dining, cultural tours, spas, and adventure excursions.
Maria and Paul's travels include Europe, North and South America, Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. We bring many exclusive opportunities to you from preparing meals with some of the most renowned chefs in the world, staying and dining in some of the most celebrated hotels and restaurants in the world, working with the world's best tour companies and individual guides who we know on a personal basis, obtaining access to rare sights and tours, and establishing outstanding relationships for clients to enjoy perks and upgrades on a regular basis. We specialize in giving our clients very unique experiences and this keeps our clients coming back to us over and over again for all their travel needs.
Being in the retail leadership and business development fields for over 30 years, Maria decided to pursue her love for travel to life by joining The Departure Lounge as Travel Advisor. Paul has specialized in the medical field as a heart surgeon for over 20 years and also brings his passion for travel to life as a Travel Advisor. Together they have formed "Pura Vida Global Travel, LLC." in Redding, California, a proud affiliate of Departure Lounge, merging their experience and ultimate desires to bring their life experiences to as many clients as possible.
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Working with Maria Hawkins, 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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