Hello, I am Mary Montgomery Nielson!
I’m an Idaho native, who as a child, traveled vicariously through reading National Geographic Magazines, books written in far away lands, imagining my great-aunt's experience of living her adult life in Kolcutta and Darjeeling India saving young girls from the streets, and marrying into an wonderful internationally diverse family with incredible worldly stories.
My wanderlust centers around those off-the-beaten locations, languages, culture, food, local people and their stories.
I hope this blog inspires you to explore new places. Feel free to leave a comment or follow me on social media!
Private Travel Designer
Awards & Certificates:
Harmon Travel Platinum Level Winner 2016, 2017
Top Travel Designer of the Year 2016, 2017
2016 Top 25 Performers with Travel Bound
Finalist for Signature Travel Network’s Michelle Morgan Leadership Award 2017
“A Word with Mary Nielson” | Idaho Business Review Interview October 2, 2017 | Travelwire News October 2, 2017
China Expert | http://imperialtours.net/travel_agent/mary-nielson
ILTM, Cannes, France 2016, 2017
Africa Specialist | Micato Safaris and Abercrombie & Kent
Grace & Grit . . . education for street girls in Calcutta India and those less fortunate in Chyulu Hills Kenya . . . 501(3)c nonprofit family organization | Executive Director