At The Bon Vivant Traveler, we connect you to “the good life,” wherever you go. Leave “bland” and “boring” back home, as you immerse yourself in authentic adventure, all seamlessly mapped out for you. Our global connections and concierge service from start to finish will help you make the most of your custom escape.
You deserve to live life in full color. When you’ve been feeling disconnected from the world around you, from your loved ones, and from—above all—yourself, you know it’s time for a vacation.
Let our travel designers do all the work for you. Leave the research, booking, management, and troubleshooting in expert hands—and give yourself permission to indulge in luxurious, life-affirming travel experiences.
A complimentary 30-min consultation call
A comprehensive vacation itinerary, tailored to you
Exclusive perks, amenities, and upgrades granted through our industry affiliations
Full travel booking and management
Concierge service for restaurant reservations, museum tickets, and more
On-call support while you travel, so you have expert assistance for whatever you need
Our secret sauce? Connections with in-the-know locals that allow you to experience a destination authentically. Our travel experts uncover immersive, hands-on excursions (often with a culinary bent!) that reveal new ways of living and loving life.
Meander through the cobblestone backstreets of authentic Parisian neighborhoods. Cycle through the Tuscan hills, ending at a family-owned hilltop winery for a tasting paired with pasta. Catch a wave off Hawaii’s golden coast during a private surfing lesson, hop into a sleek speedboat to discover secret spots on Lake Como (that the tourists haven’t found yet), or simply indulge in gelato while you take in the sunset on Rome’s Spanish Steps.
Our travel designers have special expertise in Western Europe, South America & Mexico, and the U.S. and can craft the following kinds of vacations:
~Immersive food & wine journeys
~Luxury river, ocean, and expedition cruises
~Wellness travel and luxury resorts
~Honeymoons and romance travel
~Family and multigenerational getaways
~Active and adventure travel experiences
~Escorted group tours and custom group travel
“We had the pleasure of working with The Bon Vivant Traveler (Mary) to create our amazing family vacation this July to 3 locations in Greece as well as Venice. Mary was incredibly resourceful & patient while working tirelessly to ensure we planned a vacation that met the wish list for the entire family ( 2 teenage kids included ;-). She had personal experience & a great network she could tap into for additional insight/support when needed. Every hotel we stayed at & tour we took were of the highest quality from an amenity’s perspective as well as customer service. We had special touches from Mary along our entire trip & she was literally on "standby" at her computer at all hours to assist us with flight issues & delays. Mary ensured we were prepared before we left with great tools/apps/packing lists so we could enjoy our trip. We had an amazing trip with memories that will last a lifetime. I highly recommend working with Mary and The Bon Vivant Traveler for planning your next vacation”
“I have health conditions that are limiting me mentally and physically. I had some concerns traveling alone, internationally, with my daughter. However, knowing I always had Mary at my fingertips, with her travel app and available on the phone, totally put us at ease. She triple checked everything while on vacation with her family. I have and will continue to recommend Mary Fisher!”
“Mary did a great job of finding one the best excursions we have ever been on for our cruise! We got a private driver to take us on an ATV ride through Punta Gorda, then we held sloths and other animals at a sanctuary, and finished the day with lunch at a beautiful restaurant overlooking the port. Our driver stayed with us the whole day and really made the excursion something special. Mary was tenacious in finding this fun day for us. Traveling can be trying and stressful, but we feel confident having Mary in our corner because she listens, she is responsive, organized, communicative, and friendly!
“Mary, I want to thank you for planning me and my son’s wonderful trip to Hawaii! The place you found for us to stay was spectacular! The excursions were amazing with the Helicopter ride, the kayaking trip to the Secret Falls, and the SUV touring company turned out better than I could have imagined. You're amazing! I’m not the best planner when it comes to vacationing, and I very much appreciated all you did for us to make our trip one of the most memorable experiences!”
We’ll first chat together on your complimentary consultation, in person, over the phone, or Zoom (your choice!). This is a friendly chat where we learn more about the type of vacation you’re envisioning, share more on our process, and ensure we mesh.
Think we’re a good fit? Then it’s time to design! Once you take care of the Design Fee—$250 per trip for most types of itineraries—we’ll begin crafting your trip proposal, creating up to three tailored options for you. From there we’ll fine tune based on your feedback to create your final itinerary.
You can start dreaming of what to pack—we’ll take it from here. We’ll book and manage all the different components of your trip, monitor your deposit deadlines, and triple verify everything for you. This includes air, car rentals, hotel/resort stays, excursions, and more. Have special requests or specific needs (like food allergies, crib requests, etc)? We’ll take care of them.
Time to jet off—and leave all the stress behind. We’ll be monitoring your flights and trip progress to make sure everything goes seamlessly for you. Need assistance or want to make a last-minute itinerary change? Reach out to us directly through our travel app for swift support!
After you've had some time to unpack, I would love to hear all about your trip and see lots of photos & video!
A: We’re proudly affiliated with Virtuoso, the world’s leading collection of luxury travel companies, along with several top preferred hotel programs. Our industry affiliations allow us to often pass along special perks and amenities to our clients, such as early check in/late check out, complimentary breakfast for two, room upgrades, spa/resort credit, and more (all subject to availability and not guaranteed).
A: Yes, absolutely. With so much uncertainty around travel these days, we want to make sure your vacation investment is always protected. Plus, you’ll want to be covered in case you need medical assistance while abroad (your U.S. health insurance typically won’t cover you). When we design your trip, we can recommend some travel insurance organizations who can meet your needs.