Meet Merry Jennifer Markham, Founder of MMarkham Travel

I started MMarkham Travel because I’ve always been a planner—and I’ve seen first-hand the power travel has to open minds and hearts in my own family. Whether they’re tearing through the Louvre on a private treasure hunt or leading a dog sled across a gleaming glacier in Alaska, my children always return home from our trips filled to the brim with burning curiosity about the world around them. 

I was also inspired to start my travel agency by my other great life passion: medicine. I’ve worked as an oncologist for the past two decades, and I’ve shared many heart-rending moments with my cancer patients through the years.

If there’s one thread that ties far too many of my patients together, it’s regret. They regret what they didn’t do in life—not spending more time with their loved ones, away from their offices and hectic schedules. 

I wish I could turn back the clock for them, and give them that precious time back. That’s what I hope to do for my clients today through MMarkham Travel—create moments that foster fierce connection to the most important people in your life, and to the beauty that surrounds us all. Through authentic travel, you can fill your time with vibrant experiences that transform into memories you’ll treasure forever. 

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At MMarkham Travel, we believe that a vacation is never just a vacation. It’s your chance to dive deep into cultural discovery, immerse yourself in wonder, and share it all with the ones who matter most to you. That’s why we dive into the research, cultivate the industry connections, and craft a personalized itinerary that elevates what your vacation can be. 

Because your time is too precious to waste on travel that disappoints instead of delights—or on struggling through the details to plan it all. So leave it all to us. 

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my current obsession:

• My Remarkable 2 tablet. 
• The Audible app and my Kindle - having a book available at all times is key
• Almond milk lattes

my favorite destination

All of them! Okay, if I have to name one, I’ll say Paris. There is so much to see and explore in Paris, and I could walk those streets for hours taking it all in. And I have!

my best piece of travel advice

Be flexible. Travel is unpredictable - because life is unpredictable. Take deep breaths and be patient when things don’t go quite as planned. 

my favorite travel memory

One of my favorite travel memories is of sitting at a picnic table on the balcony of the Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House in Banff National Park with my family after an intense hike up the mountain from the shores of Lake Louise. As we sat there enjoying slices of chocolate cake and cool lemonade, we heard only the occasional quiet conversations of the other hikers who’d made the trek, the chatter of birds in the trees above us, the murmur of a snowmelt-fed creek nearby, and the periodic rumble of avalanches echoing across the valley from the neighboring mountain.

"The team from MMarkham Travel was exceptional in every way. From tailoring the perfect trip for our 20th anniversary celebration to ensuring that not a single issue was not thought through in advance to checking in on us during the trip, to picking out the perfect restaurants and excursions, our trip was simply magical. This was our first time using MMarkham Travel but it most certainly will not be the last! 5 out of 5 stars. Very highly recommend."

Mike, greece

"Amazing does not even begin to describe our experience with MMarkham Travel. My husband and I both agreed that these summer trips are more than just vacations; they are investments in our family with the realization that our children are growing up faster than we would like to admit. MMarkham Travel made the planning process (as well as our time during vacation) seamless and effortless, which allowed us to just focus on what was important: quality time with our children."

JL, Maine

"MMarkham Travel helped us plan a perfect family vacation to Belize and Guatemala combining adventure in the jungle and relaxation along the coast with deluxe accommodations that had a local vibe, which was just what we were looking for."

Patricia, Belize

"Spain captured our hearts. The tours were wonderful, every hotel exceeded our expectations with location, cleanliness and hospitality and the car transports were perfect. Thank you for putting together an excellent itinerary. We are so grateful for everything. These memories we will cherish forever. We are already thinking about our next travel adventure and can’t wait to work with MMarkham Travel again."

Avan, Spain

"I had never worked with a travel advisor before, so I didn't know what to expect. Merry Jennifer exceeded all expectations with her well-informed and creative planning, as well as her patient and upbeat attitude. We got to see so much more of the country than we ever would have been able to do on our own, with almost no stress."

RG, Iceland

"MMarkham Travel provided flawless communication about how to prepare, what to expect, & anticipated my needs before I knew them. Paris was wonderful—the hotel views & service, the brilliant private guides and delightful food tour, and the suggested touches along the way—très magnifique!"

Stephanie, Paris

"Merry Jennifer did an excellent job of listening to our requested activities, understanding the mobility limitations of one of our travelers, and doing all of the work to puzzle together the timing, tours and drivers to fill out our agendas! It was wonderful to have someone do the legwork for us -- we just had to pack our bags and go!"

Wendy, Paris & London

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