Martha has been working at the family-owned Pioneer Valley Travel for 44 years. Martha plans specialty trips for golfers, barge and small river boat trips, and African Safaris.
Martha has traveled to Australian and New Zealand where she challenged the golf courses, tried fly-fishing along with scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef. Martha bravely conquered the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb as well. Martha has played golf on the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland, the White Witch at Rose Hall, Jamaica and the Whitehouse in Jamaica.
Martha has experienced stays at the all inclusive Club Med in the Turks and Caicos and can advise you about several Sandals and Beaches Resorts throughout the Caribbean as well as Couples and Swept Away in Negril-all wonderful all inclusive.
Other warm weather trips Martha has visited are the Dominican Republic, St. Barts, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, Tortola, Bequia, Anguilla, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Aruba, Curacao, Barbados, Bahamas, St. Lucia and the Grenadines to name a few.
Italy is a specialty destination along with Africa especially South Africa and Australia and New Zealand for those who need customized individualized itineraries.
Martha has taken groups to China cruising on the Yangtze River with a brief stopover in Japan. Some of the River cruising has been on the Nile, Danube and Rhone Rivers.
Two Trips to Alaska especially with the land tour in Alaska followed by the Inside Passage was a special trip. One of Martha’s favorite trips was sailing on the Sea Dream out of San Juan for 7 nights. It is a yacht like ship with 114 passengers and 95 crew members and the whole experience is to live outside and enjoy the water.
Martha has visited the brand new Le Boreal owned by Ponant which is another small yacht like cruise ship and lovely with its French influence.
Martha is an expert at planning multi-generational trips. She just returned taking her children and grandchildren on the Disney Dream on a 4 night cruise with a stay in Disney.
Martha loves to book Villas and family get togethers at exotic destinations. Martha’s taken on a new concierge/host program started by Pioneer Valley Travel’s consortium Vacation.com.
Martha has been host on the Crystal Serenity from Barcelona to Venice stopping all through the Mediterranean, the Regent Seven Seas Navigator from Ft. Lauderdale sailing to the Western Caribbean. Some newer Host opportunities will be on the Celebrity’s Silhouette sailing out of Bayonne NJ for an 11 day cruise to the Caribbean and a Black Sea Cruise on the Crystal Serenity from Venice to Istanbul to visit brand new ports on the Black Sea.
Martha is an Ada Comstock Scholar at Smith College. Martha has been awarded the Spring Technical Community College Western Massachusetts Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame Achievement Award for Hampshire County and is also one of the top 100 Woman Owned businesses in Massachusetts. Martha is on the Board of Directors of the Northampton Co-operative Bank and is a director on the Fine Arts at the University of Mass. To contact Martha, e-mail her at: email@example.com