Mary Porter brings the Aloha spirit to her clients, having lived in Hawaii from the time she was in first grade all the way through college. She is a certified Hawaii specialist and loves nothing more than sharing her love of the islands – its rich culture, diverse natural beauty, flower-scented breezes and friendly people.
Imagine yourself in warm waters for a moonlight swim in a blue-green world that feels like liquid silk. Smell the fragrant flower lei around your neck as the gentle island breezes blow through your air. You vacation can include every thing from spectacular waterfalls to misty rain forests or watching as Kilauea’s blistering lava flow meet the sea. Experience Hawai’i Regional Cuisine, blending the flavors of Asia and Europe with only the freshest local ingredients, and you will come home from your holiday filled with treasured memories.
Mary’s daughter got married on the Big Island in 2006 and her son married on Kaua’i in June of 2009. Share your dreams with her, and she will customize your trip to meet your vision.
The trade winds have now blown Mary to the Caribbean and Mexico with their warm waters, white sand, exotic flora and fauna, native cultures and wonderful cuisines. She has explored hundreds of resorts and hotels and would also love to help you plan your next trip a bit closer to home. She will find out what is most important to you and match you up with the perfect destination and accommodation, whether it is for families, individuals, couples or small groups.
Mary has always been involved in her faith community; she comes from a long line of Episcopal clergy — her grandfather was a bishop and her father and husband are priests. She loves working with church groups and has accompanied them to England, Israel, Egypt, Turkey and Haiti. One of her favorite places in the world is Turkey. She has been there at least 10 times and can hardly wait to go back. Come with her to experience one country on the two continents of Europe and Asia, glide over the fairy chimneys and cave churches of Cappadocia in hot air balloons or experience the wonderful cuisine, ancient history and shopping bargains known only in this immense country.
Whether you plan a family vacation, cruise or romantic getaway, you will see that Mary hand selects every aspect of your trip for your utmost enjoyment. She is passionate about travel and would love to help you.
Certifications: CTC, DS (Western Europe and Caribbean)
Destination Specialties: Mexico, Hawaii, Turkey, Jamaica
Travel Specialties: Family, Honeymoons, Cruise Classic, Weddings