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Mary Gladstone

Encino, California Travel Agent

Specializing in Unique Private Tours

The best way to create deep joyful travel memories is to engage local experts to guide you and illuminate the sights, sounds and stories of the regions you visit. I have assembled contacts with tour guides, passionate and widely educated in countries across the world from Italy to Argentina, China, Southeast Asia and Scandinavia. I bring you, the traveler, together with these warm, enthusiastic story tellers to craft a unique, colorful travel gem.

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Travel Specialties

After a day of wildlife viewing in Kenya!

Luxury Travel Designer

I caught the travel bug as a child growing up in Colorado.  My family spent summers traveling around the U S for my father’s work and to visit relatives in other states, always stopping along the way to enjoy the National Parks ... Read more from my Luxury Travel Designer bio.

Mariinsky Theater St Petersberg Gala Evening

Luxury Travel Designer

I have traveled all my life and it is my passion. As a child I accompanied my parents around the US to visit family or for my father's geological field work. This gave me alternate experiences from my suburban housing development ... Read more from my Luxury Travel Designer bio.

Travel Experiences

Spain, festival of flavors

The best kept secret of Europe, Spain offers distinct regions with special architecture, cuisine, history and personalities. Madrid is a uniquely engineered European capital with train lines instead of rivers which bring commerce and wealth to the capital to fuel the culture. The Prado and Thyssen museums are world famous, gastronomy ...Read more from my Spain, festival of flavors story.

Reviews

16 of 25 people found this review helpful

The family vacation of our dreams

Reviewed By Bill S - Orange County | Traveled to France ~ Europe
We arrived home from our trip safely yesterday afternoon. Thank you so much for your help and support for making a wonderful family vacation for us with lots of wonderful memories. Everything came off without a hitch. All of the accommodations, activities and tours were perfect. Everyone showed up on time and treated us wonderfully. The Segway tour in Paris, the bike ride in Versailles, the cooking class in Rome were all remarkable.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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14 of 23 people found this review helpful

Best Travel Partner for Life

Reviewed By Jill D - Los Angeles | Traveled to Hawaii ~ USA
Mary Gladstone has been my travel agent for well over 25 years. She was my travel agent before online airline and hotel booking sites existed. I confess that I have sometimes checked out online sites and Mary consistently gets me better rates across the board then any such sites. Using Mary via email is easier, quicker, cheaper and costs me less time as she can instantaneously access all available options and deals more efficiently than what online sites provide. Also, working with Mary allows a personal connection to hotels and venues so that any special requests and upgrades are accomplished. There are some things that the internet cannot improve upon. Mary Gladstone is one of those things, the original is better.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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My Travel Experience

Places I’ve personally traveled to or destinations I’ve booked for my clients.