Helping you see the world, one experience at a time.
About Us - Marilia Candeloro
My name is Marilia (I know, a little difficult to pronounce but it's like you were saying "Mary" + "Lia"). I'm originally from Brazil with Italian heritage.
My husband and I have been traveling a lot since the day we met. We got married, our two boys came, and we were still traveling. From Alaska to Patagonia to Australia, and lots of places in between.
In 2016 I was looking to switch careers and decided to follow my passion and help people see the beautiful world we live in. I already had lots of experience in travel planning I just decided to do it professionally. This is when I founded Happy Hour Travel. The first years were a series of lots of training and clientele building. Then the agency started to grow: clients were happy with the service, would book their next vacation with me, and send incredible referrals that I am so thankful for.
In August 2022, I welcomed a new travel advisor, Gina Smith, who was formerly one of my clients that traveled a lot (I guess I lost her as a client? lol). I'm beyond excited for this addition as she is so experienced and now we are a team!
What an amazing ride it has been... I always say that becoming a travel agent was like putting on a pair of new shoes that felt like old ones. It just fits.
I absolutely love what I do as I believe traveling is one of the best investments anyone can make. Travel helps us have fun, learn, and connect! And how important is that in a world that is just busy all the time?
One of my favorite quotes is from Roberto Balaño. He says "Every few hundred feet the world changes". I am looking forward to helping you explore our big amazing world of ours.