Tina Montana

Independent Travel Advisor - NYC

Asia, Europe, North and South America, Africa, Antarctica, Arctic, Space Travel

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About Me

“Go where you have never been” . This is my motto that has never let me (or my clients) down.

Favorite Place

Amsterdam, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, Istanbul, Paris, London, New York, Hong Kong, Venice, Hanoi, Buenos Aires, Antwerp, Berlin, Vienna, Bangkok, St. Moritz, Cape Town, Marrakech, Lausanne.

Hidden Gem

Outdoor sculpture garden at Foundation Maeght on the French Riviera, drinking caipirinhas on the beaches of Buzios, Brazil de Janeiro, eating a croute au fromage on a mountain top after a day skiing off piste in Crans Montana, Switzerland,  shopping Tokyo’s Sunday shrine sales for beautiful textiles and imari porcelain, contemplating Buddhism in Bhutan, shopping for local treasures in the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, wine tasting in Mendoza, Argentina, learning about the “hidden people” in Iceland highlands, swimming in the Aegean Sea in September, hiking Angels Landing in Zion,  shaman blessing in the Yucatan, Mexico


I lived abroad for 21 years, working, studying and raising two children in Brazil, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Switzerland, Belgium and Argentina. Travelling has always been a priority for me as I am passionate and curious about learning new cultures, languages and traditions. I appreciate history, nature and active travel. I also love the arts of all kinds and anything made by hand. I am an avid skier with extensive skiing experience in Japan, France and Switzerland. I am fluent in Portuguese and can speak French and Spanish. My first trip overseas was a language study program in Nice, France while obtaining a BA in International Business at Hofstra University. After working for 10 years with in finance in a major multinational company in New York and Brazil, I focused my  time planning trips for members of Newcomers groups in Japan, Switzerland, Belgium and Argentina. In 2016 with a move back to the New York, I officially started as a Travel Advisor with Valerie Wilson, an icon in the travel industry.