Mary Stershic 

Hunt Valley, MD United States
Travel Specialties
  • Escorted Tours
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • River Cruising
  • Ocean Cruising
  • Beach & Sun

  • United States - All
  • Austria
  • Germany
  • Croatia
  • Slovenia
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Selling Travel Since
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

My Background

Ever since I can remember I have been interested in the world we live in, the different cultures and the distinct natural beauty.

I started in the family business in 1979, and 35+ years later, am still having fun doing what I love - experiencing the world. And I've been very fortunate to have traveled to many beautiful and exciting locations.

I would love to assist you in finding the perfect vacation, or visit the perfect place that inspires you.

Places I Have Traveled

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Top notch service

By: Verna

Reviewed on: 16 Nov 2015

Mary is an outstanding agent who helps throughout the process. Once you tell her where you want to go, she provides you with many options and prices. She handles all of the paperwork, reservations, is available for questions at any time and just a first rate agent. When she says she will email the info, receipt, etc. It is there within minutes. Have worked with Mary before and will continue to do so for my travel plans.

Continued Excellent Service

By: Eddieboy

Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2016

We just returned from our fourth cruise. Mary has booked all of them and we have been extremely satisfied with her making the arrangements. There have never been any hiccups and everything goes like clock work. We never had to worry about anything - something internet reservations cannot provide. On one occasion, a week prior to our second cruise, our son had an emergency appendectomy. Mary kept us informed of the alternatives which, if we had made reservations on-line, I believe we would have lost money. Luckily, we were able to go on the cruise. We always give a wish list to Mary and she has been very diligent in providing the total package costs and options. In the next few months we will plan our next vacation and will definitely give Mary our wish list and go from there.
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Fantastic - no need to use other reps

By: Gina

Reviewed on: 20 Jul 2016

Awesome trip, but not a big fan of the open seating on NCL. Open seating arrangements were not clear and was very frustrating. This was the cruise line's fault.

Another fantastic trip by Mary!

By: The Big Guy

Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2016

Our trip to Portugal was one of the best trips we've taken. The transfer from the airport to the hotel was right on time, despite the fact that our flight was delayed 4 hours. The hotel was everything we expected and more, from the complementary port wine in the room to the cliff side restaurant. I would not purchase the private tours, however, since we were happy staying where we were. We hadn't taken a land trip overseas planned by Mary since 2000, and we were not disappointed. However, we've been so pleased with the recent cruises Mary has planned for us, that we knew this land trip would be exceptional as well.

Mary is wonderful!

By: GreatDaneMom

Reviewed on: 15 Sep 2016

My friend and I took a cruise as a "girls trip" . This was a first cruise for each of us. Our plans were impeccable! Mary made some great suggestions, and checked on us via text during the trip. Very attentive! Can't wait to travel again...Mary will be the second to know!!!

Our Go-To travel expert

By: Steve2016

Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2016

Mary took care of everything for us. This was a complicated travel plan with connections inside and outside the US. Mary got it all done perfectly. We have booked a variety of domestic and international travel experiences through Mary over the years and she has always been great to work with.

Summer vacation

By: Mark

Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2016

Mary did an outstanding job, as usual, in planning our summer vacation. She always get the details right and makes everything seamless.


By: cruise 17

Reviewed on: 20 Jan 2017

Mary was always available to us!

Many trips with Mary

By: Lew and Deb

Reviewed on: 31 Mar 2017

Mary is excellent. She steers you clear of properties that you should not stay at when you think you should. And she's always right! Her experience working with international colleagues pays off as she's been able to plan exceptional trips for us overseas. Itineraries are always followed and, if for some reason a service is not provided, she assures that we receive a refund immediately. We cannot say enough about working with Mary Stershic and recommend her to everyone we meet.

Round trip to St. Martin

By: Dinghy

Reviewed on: 24 Apr 2017

Working with Mary was seamless. She even made me aware of a travel app that I love. We have used her many times for travel plans.

Rome and Amalfi Coast Vacation

By: Paul

Reviewed on: 08 Jun 2017

Mary was great. She handled the booking with Perillo and explained all of the travel documentation clearly. When the flights to Rome were delayed more than once she called Perillo to let them know of the new estimated arrival time in Rome. We could not have expected more from our travel agent.


By: Charlotte

Reviewed on: 22 Jul 2017

Wonderful Mary is always responsive and very helpful and resourceful

Great experience with Mary.

By: Babs

Reviewed on: 06 Sep 2017

Mary provides exceptional service. She always has ways to improve any trip planned and is extremely professional. I wouldn't call anyone else.

Review 1

By: Chowder

Reviewed on: 24 Sep 2017

Easy! She knows my likes and dislikes and makes the trip smooth!

Auto Europe

By: Duccio

Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2017

She is always extremely helpful and knowledgeable.

Memory of a lifetime

By: Diane Doyle

Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2017

Mary was very helpful when planning my trip and guiding me along the way. She was knowledable and efficient and could not have done it without her! She listened to me carefully and selected hotels that were just what I had hoped for. Already have her in line and planning our next trip! Thanks Mary!

Another Great trip by Mary

By: Lew

Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2017

As always fantastic.

On the Go

By: Sally

Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2018

I gave Mary a rough idea of what I wanted and she filled in the blanks very nicely.

Harmony of the Seas Western Caribbean

By: Matt

Reviewed on: 01 Apr 2018

Mary was very helpful in selecting and reworking our cruise booked on board a previous sailing!

A Superb 2018 Transatlantic on Viking Sea

By: MezzoMagic

Reviewed on: 24 Apr 2018

Mary is always great to work with and takes very good care of us. She's arranged our international vacations in 2016, 2017, and 2018 perfectly.

The Best!

By: Peg

Reviewed on: 29 May 2018

Mary Stershic is an absolute pleasure to work with. She is totally professional, responsive, and every vacation she has planned for us has gone off without a hitch! She takes care of every single detail, she anticipates what may be needed, she estimates the times and distances properly -- all this attention to detail and great organizational skills are the reason the vacations go so smoothly. The flights, hotels, tours, all the things she has recommended have been excellent. Mary has travelled so much that she has first hand knowledge of many of the places which is a huge help as well. Mary is pleasant, calm, and competent, I would highly recommend her.

Trip review

By: Mark

Reviewed on: 08 Jun 2018

Totally Awesome!


By: Me

Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2018

Mary was great. Pleasure yo wirk with her.

Great vacation

By: Mark

Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2018

Everything went off without a hitch. All plans were seamless. Thanks.

Milestone trip

By: Gina

Reviewed on: 22 Jul 2018

Wonderful as usual!

Great Trip!

By: BJ

Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2018

Super! We had a very complicated trip that included 14 people, some of whom were traveling from different cities and different departure dates. Frankly, I don't know how she did it! Thank you, Mary, for you patience and expertise!

Patient, thorough, and very helpful

By: Greg

Reviewed on: 20 Jul 2018

Mary was an immense help in making our trip to France as smooth as it could be. She presented several different options for the trip as we settled on what we wanted to do, and when our initial plans fell through, she calmly and clearly walked us through the process planning an independent travel trip (and waited patiently as we decided among all of the hotel and tour options). Mary also helped us to find a very reasonably priced flight. The documentation that Mary provided was quite detailed and answered all of our anticipated questions about our trip. When the occasional hiccup happened during our trip (train strikes and such that are out of anyone's control), Mary was quick to respond to emails and help us arrange alternate plans. Mary was instrumental in helping us to create the exact trip that we wanted.

Awesome European vacation

By: P.B.

Reviewed on: 08 Aug 2018

Mary was our expert travel prep person, setting up tours and hotels and plane tickets, and handling all kinds of other details before our trip to Europe. For our family, it was a trip of a lifetime, and a great success -- and to a large extent we owe that to Mary's knowledgeable recommendations, and her hard work and attention to detail! We strongly recommend her for all your travel needs.

Best Trip EVER to Scotland

By: mededitor

Reviewed on: 20 Aug 2018

Fantastic. Mary is excellent to work with. I cannot recommend her highly enough. She has arranged two outstanding trips to Scotland Highlands for us: one a total surprise for my husband's birthday and the second a running vacation along the Spey river on the Speyside Way. Every step of each trip went exactly as planned--no mixups, no mistakes, no surprises. We would eagerly work with her again for planning major trips anywhere in the world.

Amazing Mary

By: April

Reviewed on: 28 Sep 2018

Mary Stershic has been our travel advisor since 2014. She is always helpful and addresses our needs in a most professional, warm manner. The main requirement for this trip was that it include Lake Bled, Slovenia. Mary suggested some possibilities, of which the Azamara Quest Amalfi and the Dalmation Coast was the one that most interested us. We had a wonderful vacation and Mary made it a reality.

Mary is the best

By: Verna

Reviewed on: 19 Oct 2018

I would never plan a trip without Mary’s help. She is thorough, helpful and professional. Always available and responds almost immediately to concerns. She is there for her customers and aids in helping plan the best of trips.

Great travel agent

By: Joanie

Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2018

Wonderful experience. Mary is top notch.

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