Cathy McDonald 

Halifax, NS Canada
An independent affiliate of Travel Professionals International
Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Safari
  • River Cruising
  • Ocean Cruising
  • Food & Wine

Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

Travel has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I travel so that I have first-hand knowledge of destinations. This is important so that I can advise my clients on what they should know and expect when they set out on their own special journey. If I have not been to a destination, then I have amazing, trusted suppliers that I partner with who have local expertise to provide my clients with the best authentic, personal experience possible.

My travels have taken me to many interesting destinations around the world. Some of my travel highlights include African safaris in Botswana and South Africa; trekking the Inca Trail (twice) to Machu Picchu in Peru; exploring the Golden Triangle in India; and travelling throughout Europe to places like Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Poland and Belgium. My travels have ranged from luxury to backpacking experiences. My specialties include adventure travel along with cruising.

I love travel so will work with you to design a trip that is specific to your needs. I stay with you throughout the trip process so you are looked after until your journey home.

Places I Have Traveled

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Exceptional. Goes above and beyond expectations.

By: Greg J

Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2018

Fantastic. Her attention to detail and thoughtfulness made our trip to Nice France very special. From arranging flights, hotels, transport to and from airports, and tours, all plans progressed perfectly making our trip stress free. This convenience allowed us to focus on enjoying ourselves. Dealing with a travel expert like Cathy made arranging our trip far easier then attempting to book everything ourselves on the internet and as far as I'm aware costs about the same. Its a no brainer, if you are a busy individual or an inexperienced traveller, always utilize the expertise of an excellent travel agent like Cathy.

Recent the Viking Bsltic Cruise.

By: Gabby

Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2018

Working with Cathy in the past and most recently on the Baltic cruise has been a delight. She is very thorough in all facets of the trip. Her response to any question or concern is very prompt, and her pleasant , thoughtful , personal approach is so welcoming. I feel comfortable approaching Cathy on any travel question even if it isn't related to an upcoming trip.


By: Judy

Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2018

My working with Cathy McDonald was fantastic. Cathy responded to questions promptly and regardless of the question whether currency and/or excursions she was very informative and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend Cathy McDonald to other travelers.


By: Jaime

Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2018

Kathy was very responsive and resourceful, and was able to provide advice and booking services quickly and to our specifications. She shared with us other clients experiences with our destination, which was helpful, and also ensured that we received the best prices and any discounts that were available to us. She checked in with us regularly before and after our trip, and provided very personalized service.

New York Getaway Weekend

By: Goose

Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2018

Excellent comprehensive service. Checked ahead on flight and accommodations for us.



Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2018

Cathy was awesome,very helpful she provided lots of options and suggestions and recommended fabulous accommodations. This is our second booking with Cathy and as with the first trip our expectations were exceeded.

Canyon Trip

By: Doc

Reviewed on: 15 Nov 2018

She was excellent in all aspects.

Riu Palace Jamaica

By: Tony

Reviewed on: 05 Dec 2018

Cathy was awesome, found even better value for us than online sites and made sure we were informed throughout the whole process.

Another Amazing World Wonder through Cathy

By: Catt

Reviewed on: 23 Jan 2019

This is my second trip that Cathy has organized for me in the past year. I usually don't book through the same person twice, but my first trip was so amazing , I contacted Cathy not long after my first. Before this past trip , she sent me a variety of possible tours (I was vacillating between a fe w destinations ) with detailed descriptions of each one, never triying to influence my choices . She gave me the information I needed to make the right choice for me (available vacation time and personal tatstes.) Besides ensuring I had flights booked ( with reasonably timed stop overs etc), she also made sure that transportation and accommodations outside of the tour dates , were arranged as well. Cathy sent me links for useful information in regards to climate , clothing , money échange and other cultural elements/differences , that would enable me to have a safe and comfortable journey. While there, Cathy also checked on flights and customs regulations for me. Above and beyond.

Costa Rica Trip

By: Murf

Reviewed on: 03 Feb 2019

Amazing! Cathy was and is a fantastic advisor; she went above and beyond with everyone in the group. She has a true passion for travel so she really wants the person that she is advising to have a unique and memorable experience! I would highly recommend her and I will use her services and expertise again!!

Costa Rica girls trip

By: Amy

Reviewed on: 31 Jan 2019

Cathy went above and beyond in my opinion! No question was too small to ask and she had many from all of us girls!! She continually had great input and suggestions and was extremely prompt in getting back to us. I would definitely use her in the future and recommend her to anyone!!

Working with Cathy McDonald, 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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