Combining her passion for travel with her degree in interior architecture, Mackenzie loves to help others discover the beauty of the world.

From a young age, Mackenzie was drawn to traveling. The ancient cities, grand estates turned hotels, famous pieces of art and gorgeous gardens were a constant inspiration to her. This interest led her to get a degree in interior architecture. But during her years spent in the world of design, she kept finding herself planning travel for friends and family. Realizing she could combine both of her passions, she happily transitioned to being a travel advisor. Although she loves traveling with her own growing family, Mackenzie’s primary focus is helping couples plan unforgettable trips; honeymoons, anniversaries, and bucket list travel are full of once-in-a-lifetime moments that she curates for each couple.

Mackenzie is a proponent of slow travel, settling in and really getting to know a place rather than moving to a new location each day. For her, this kind of travel starts with selecting the perfect hotel or villa. She believes that your trip is enhanced by where you choose to call “home” while you’re away, especially if you are staying for a while. You’d be surprised how often she designs an entire trip around one particular hotel that is a perfect fit for her clients rather than around a destination.

What is your most memorable travel experience?

Without a doubt, it was waking up to an unexpected view in New Zealand. Blanket Bay was the final stop on our honeymoon and we arrived after dark. Imagine my surprise and delight when we woke up the next morning to breathtaking views from our balcony overlooking the blue waters of Lake Wakatipu with the snow-capped peaks of mountains reflected in it.

Which destinations are you looking forward to visiting and why?

I love every island that I have ever seen in Europe but I haven’t had the pleasure of visiting the Balearic Islands yet. Spanish culture, seaside cuisine, crystal clear blue waters, and beautiful hotels all await the lucky visitor here, and I hope to be one of them soon!

Travel Tip

  • Slow down. There is no point rushing to check off every "must-see" location on a trip if you don't stop and savor the moment.