Madeline Benson

Madeline Benson

Travel Specialist

I spent most of my life working in finance and would always be counting down the days until my next vacation so I could travel somewhere new and explore. I finally realized that by pursuing a career in the travel industry, I could apply that passion and excitement to everyone around me and incorporate it into my working life as well.

The thing I love most is doing a deep dive of research into a new place and uncovering all of the amazing off-the-beaten path little hidden gems and activities that you wouldn't necessarily find in a guide book. I'm exceptionally detail oriented, and I love planning trips that are truly stress-free with every imaginable detail taken care of in advance. I believe that the best trips are the ones where every detail has been planned in advance--all you have to do is show up and have fun!

As a certified Disney travel expert, I take great pleasure in planning all aspects of Disney travel. From guided tours through the historic streets of Europe and zip-lining adventures through the Costa Rican rain forest with Adventures By Disney, to Caribbean cruises and visits to the world-famous theme parks, I help bring families together for trips of a lifetime that become treasured memories for many years to come.

Another key focus area for me is destination weddings and honeymoons. There’s nothing more special than being able to perfectly fit all the necessary pieces together to connect family members and loved ones in a beautiful setting to celebrate a once in a lifetime occasion.

What’s on my bucket list? Antarctica. The remoteness, the wilderness, the exclusivity--it’s all very appealing, especially when enhanced by the little luxuries provided by the expedition ships that take you there. I also love nature and adventure so I’m always happy to go spelunking in a cave or zip lining through the jungle, or exploring the rich history of old civilizations around the world.

At Departures Travel, we take care of every last detail so you can have peace of mind as you travel--in today’s travel climate, this is priceless! Why leave anything to chance when you can have someone with you every step of the way to make sure your holiday is nothing but memorable in all the best ways?

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