About Us

Meet Travel Specialist Marilen Rose

Travel, Culture and Discovery are a huge part of who I am for as long as I can remember. My entire life has been deeply influenced by cultural diversity exposure not only by visiting foreign countries, but actually living for years in 3 different countries. I’m originally from Chile and moved to the United States over 25 years ago. My passion for meaningful travel experiences dates back to my high school times in Chile, when I wanted to become a foreign exchange student and go live in a different country, learn a new language and get immersed in a different culture. Although I did not participate in an official student exchange program, I did have the opportunity to move to the US right out of High School, and I embraced it with utmost joy and excitement. Within my first year in the US, I had the opportunity to move to the gorgeous and amazing Canary Islands. I lived there for three years before moving back to the US for good. This has been my happy home base since.

My first college degree was (naturally) in Tourism and Business, which I obtained while living in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands. I loved learning about the industry so much and my heart was so full from experiencing living in two other countries and “doing what the locals do”, that I decided I would one day do that for a living. After taking more trips around the globe, going back to college for another degree (B.A. in Psychology), several jobs that gave me great life skills and learning opportunities, and creating beautiful and tight personal and professional connections with people from all walks of life that I met along the way, I am finally back to my original passion: being a Travel Experience Specialist.


I love sharing my experience, using my unique resources and inspiring others to have the chance to truly enjoy an unforgettable journey with each and every trip. I have visited several destinations in North, Central and South America, Europe and Africa and have lived in three different countries on different continents. I’m fluent in English and Spanish, can have basic conversations in Portuguese and Italian, and have friends all over the world. My main objective is to help you: find trips that are a perfect fit to what you are looking for, have access to special additions or enhancements with the best of what the local destination has to offer, and to come back home with a unique and outstanding experience that will forever live in your memory. What better gift can there be in this life than an experience of a lifetime?

A little more about me: In my free time I enjoy being active, exploring my local town and surroundings, going outdoors, having fun with my family, reconnecting with old friends or making new ones, knitting, networking, enjoying live music and festivals, going on wine tasting escapades, cooking, learning more about health and wellness, designing and planning life-changing experiences and retreats for my business, and I’ve been known to play tennis and basketball when the opportunity presents itself.

If you’re ready, let’s talk about the travel experience you dream of and make it happen! My favorite trips to plan are culturally rich experiences, unique adventures to unique places on Earth, wellness-focused getaways, transformational retreats, mountain sports year round, epic safaris, celebration and milestone trips, family and group trips, honeymoons, women trips, learning (from the source!) trips for cooking, cycling, survival, motorcycle, wine-making, sustainability, homesteading, the sky’s the limit.

Destinations I Specialize In

More than just destinations, I specialize in unique, local and global travel experiences that are life-enhancing or transformational, and on classic historic and culture-rich gems. North, Central and South America, Central Oregon, Pacific Northwest, Texas, Chile, Mexico, Galapagos, Patagonia, Iceland, Spain, Italy, France, Slovenia, Canary Islands, Scandinavia, Japan, etc.

Types of Travel I Plan Often

Experiential Travel, Family Celebrations, Group Travel, Active/Outdoor Adventures and Expeditions, Culinary Travel, Elopements/Honeymoons, Health & Wellness, Retreats, Mountains, Specialty Cruises.

Travel Brands I Know Well
My Favorite Properties/Ships
My Favorite Trip(s)