I’ve always had a love for experiencing other cultures. Before 2016, I was free to travel the world solo or with my husband enjoying places like Japan, Argentina, Fiji, Scotland and many more. Since then we have had two fabulous children who we cannot wait to take with us on our adventures. My family bucket list includes: Africa, Thailand, Iceland and New Zealand.
Maui. There’s something magical about the magic isle of Hawaii that gets me every time I visit. I’ve had the opportunity to visit many a special place, but the feeling of sheer relaxation and peacefulness I encounter in Maui is unlike anything else. There’s a little something for everyone on Maui and the Hawaiian culture, food and beaches are world renown.
The Hippie Fair in Ipanema, Brazil on Sundays is a terrific stop for all your Brazilian goods, gifts, musical instruments, art and delicious tastes of Rio. Located in the Praca General Osório, this is not a typical flea market, but a gathering of artisans, since the 1960s, that is popular with tourists and locals alike.
I am third generation in the travel industry. My grandmother started an agency with her sister in NYC in the sixties and I am pleased to have found my own way for over a decade in this industry and with Valerie Wilson Travel since 2018. I specialize in leisure travel, especially working with families, and have a passion for culinary as well as sun & fun destinations.