About you

You are incredibly busy - whether with planning a wedding, a career, or with family responsibilities - you can’t even think about planning a vacation even though you seriously need one. With only a few days of vacation a year, you know you need to make them count but you don’t know how to choose a destination or hotel that’s right for you.

You believe that travel is one of the best things you can do with your life and you’re willing to spend a little more for quality experiences and accommodations.

In the past you’ve booked your own travel, and sure, it was fine but there were those times when you accidentally ended up in an odd neighborhood or in rooms that did not match the pictures you saw online. You’re not willing to take that risk again.

Since you’re here, you’re looking for travel plans that exude style, luxury, rejuvenation, and adventure.

So it comes down to this:
You’ve got a trip to plan and I’m the expert to help!

I’m Marisa,

the founder and luxury travel advisor behind DeSalvio Travel.

I became a travel advisor because travel absolutely changed my life.

In high school and even in college, I was pretty shy and introverted.

At just 22, I moved to the Middle East to become an English teacher. I learned how to navigate rooms of people from all different cultures and I learned how to be brave.

I traveled solo to the Maldives and China, hiked the Everest trail, swam with sharks - each time surprising myself that a shy girl from the middle of nowhere upstate NY could jump into these fantastic adventures.

I grew confident and courageous because of the people I met, the experiences I had, and the cultures that taught me new lessons.

After traveling to nearly 30 countries, I became a travel advisor because I love helping my clients experience the transformational power of being in a new place.

My business is affiliated with Brownell Travel, the best and most respected travel agency in the country. Through their wonderful partnerships, I have access to the most exclusive hotels and travel experiences in the world.

I love helping my clients plan adventurous Honeymoons and family trips they'll never forget!
If this sounds like a match for you, please click the link below to get started.

Marisa's personal travels include:
Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Austria, UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Greece, Turkey, Qatar, UAE, Oman, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Thailand, Nepal, Indonesia, China, Japan, South Africa, Colombia, Costa Rica, Turks & Caicos, Bermuda, Mexico, Canada, Australia and the US
Sound good?
Let’s get to work - you’ve got a trip to plan!
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As an independent associate of Brownell Travel  I'm able to offer you exceptional travel experiences. Founded in 1887, Brownell Travel is a premier member of Virtuoso, the top travel consortium in the world. Because of our relationships with the finest global partners, I'm able to offer you exclusive amenities, rare experiences and privileged access. I'm proud to be part of such an illustrious team of travel professionals, recognized as the top experts in our field by the editors of Conde Nast Traveler and Travel+Leisure magazines. I'm also able to draw upon the resources of some of my most knowledgeable and well-traveled advisor partners in the industry to provide you with the best choreographed experiences.

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