I have been working in O’Leary Travel since 2001 and over the years I have been very fortunate to travel the world, almost at 50 countries to date!
It’s very hard to pick but some of my favourite destinations have been Cuba, Deep South USA, The Maldives, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Botswana, Namibia and a recent favourite Georgia. Once a year I do a lazy All Inclusive sun holiday in a 4-5* hotel to recharge the batteries, nothing like a bit of R&R in luxurious surroundings!
Next on my bucket list is Colombia & Madagascar. I love getting off the beaten track, meeting the locals and finding hidden gems. Experiencing the local way of life and eating local food adds so much to your adventure & memories.
One part of this job that I love is when people come to me looking for inspiration on where to go next. After the initial consultation I suggest places based on personal experiences that I think they will like. I really enjoy putting their itinerary together piece by piece until we can come up with the perfect trip. No two people are the same so it is important we offer a very personal service based on the individual wants and needs.
My travel tip: I always get a massage after a long haul flight, it helps to wind down after the flight and start off your trip nice & relaxed!
Video: Maura enjoys a bit of busking with the locals on a recent trip to Georgia.