Travel has always been a big part of Mattie’s life, having traveled abroad on annual family trips since she was a young girl. These trips laid the foundation for her lifelong desire to explore, discover, and experience all this extraordinary world has to offer.
For as long as she can remember, Mattie has spent her free time researching emerging destinations, new hotels, and the latest and greatest hotspots all over the world and creating endless must see, eat and do lists. Coordinating countless trips for friends and family, Mattie realized that she had a talent for planning and organizing trips and could seamlessly tie together even the most complex itineraries. After a ten-year career in healthcare marketing and sales, Mattie decided to pursue her life-long passion for adventure and founded MDM Escapes.
Mattie loves getting to know each of her clients personally and listens closely to she can understand their unique wants, needs, wishes, and dreams. She takes what she learns and then uses her expertise and vast network of global travel partners to design one-of-a-kind itineraries filled with memorable experiences and personalized touches. With thoughtful and thorough planning, she makes sure that every detail is taken care of so that her clients can focus on enjoying the experience.
Mattie’s idea of the ultimate escape balances adventure and immersive cultural experiences with moments of relaxation. When traveling to different destinations, she loves to taste the unique local cuisine and wines, connect with the native people, wander off the beaten path, and explore the culture and experiences. Some of her favorite travel moments include attending a six-week cooking school in Florence, chartering boats and island hopping in the British Virgin Islands, spotting the Big Five on safari in Kenya, driving through the rice terraces and visiting local villages in Ubud’s countryside, and sampling world-famous Malbecs in Mendoza.
Where will you escape to next? Whether it’s a bucket list trip, your honeymoon, a multigenerational vacation, or a short weekend getaway with friends, Mattie would be honored to work with you and help make your travel dreams a reality!