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Bon Vivant (Fr., noun): a lover of the “good life”

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.

Finely crafted vacations for travelers with exquisite taste.

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The No-Stress Solution to Spectacular Vacations

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.

Lovingly crafted by us

Our Comprehensive, Concierge Travel Service Includes:

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


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Discover your destination
through the lens of a local.

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.


Your new mantra? “Do as the locals do.” Our connections show you how.

For Whatever Flavor of Vacation You’re Craving

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

travel your way

“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”

- Tiffany Pratt

Kind Words From Our Happy Clients

“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!”

- Meghan Hoss

“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!

- Cindy and Ty Gorton


“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!”


- Bonnie Wilson

LEAVE EVERY STRESS BEHIND

Connect with us to begin planning your seamless journey today:

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MY SIGNATURE PLANNING PROCESS:

Step 1: Let's Connect

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. 

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Step 2: Design

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.

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Step 3: Book & Manage

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.

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Step 4: Explore!

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!

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Step 5: Welcome Back

After you've had some time to unpack, I would love to hear all about your trip and see lots of photos & video!


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Schedule your complimentary consultation call today.

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Q: How much does it cost to work with The Bon Vivant Traveler? 

A: As a passionate travel advisor, I deeply value the expertise I've gained through years of education and experience. Just like any other professional service, I kindly request a fee for my services. Each trip I meticulously design is tailored to meet your unique needs, factoring in elements such as trip complexity, duration, number of travelers, and more. Don't worry though, I will provide you with detailed information about the applicable fee during or shortly after our initial discussion. My approach is rooted in transparency and fairness, ensuring that each trip is handled with the utmost care and attention to detail. The primary method of my compensation comes through commissions earned after my clients have traveled. These commissions are paid from hotels, cruises, and my tour partners. For research, trip design services I charge a non-refundable per trip planning fee, see the breakdown below. Set up a complimentary consultation to learn more. 

Upfront Non-Refundable Travel Planning Service Fee Breakdown:

Multi-Destination International Travel - This covers our time researching and crafting your trip package from start to finish, travel documents, and providing on-call support while you travel. Land or cruise packages may consist of hotels, car rentals, transfers, tours/shore excursions, flights, rail, and cruise reservations.
  • 5-7 Day Trip - starts at $350 per couple per trip.
  • 7-10 Day Trip - Starts at $450 per couple per trip.
  • 10 or more day Trip - A custom quote based on length, complexity of itinerary, and number of travelers.

Single Destination Travel - Single Destination Travel is described as a vacation package with one destination, for example, a single destination within the United States, an All-Inclusive Resort in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Canada. Land or cruise packages may consist of hotels, car rentals, transfers, tours/shore excursions, flights, and cruise reservations.  
  • 5-7 Day Trip - starts at $250 per trip per couple. 
  • 7-10 Day Trip - Starts at $350 per couple per trip.
  • 10 or more day Trip - A custom quote based on length, complexity of itinerary, and number of travelers.

Single Ticketing Fee Outside of Package:  
Air: $100-$250 - depending on the complexity of air arrangements
Rail: $50 per ticket or $250 per family

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQS

Q: What kinds of perks can you get your clients?

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). 

Q: Do you recommend travel insurance?

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.

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