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For Women Only: Tours That Emphasize Adventure

New York Times, October 2017
Taking some time off from a tech job in Chicago earlier this year to contemplate a career move, Shannon Elarton signed up to visit Tanzania in May…
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These Companies Will Plan Your Honeymoon So You Don’t Have To

The Knot, December 2017
Anyone planning a wedding knows it’s more than simply planning one event. Besides welcome cocktails, the rehearsal dinner and day-after brunch, there’s the added task of organizing your honeymoon.
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Quit Your Job And Travel: Tips from 4 Women Whose Vacation Led To A New Career

Forbes, December 2017
Anyone with a case of wanderlust knows the feeling of coming home from a vacation feeling refreshed and inspired. These four women took that feeling and turned it into a new career.
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This Woman Quit Her Job To Help Other Women Travel The World

Brit + Co, January 2018
Travel is more than just a vacation; for many, it’s a way of life. According to a 2016 survey by group travel provider Topdeck Travel, more millennials are willing to cut back on their wedding budgets to travel more…
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How to Live Big in Business and Life: Mary Cecchini

Liberty, March 2018
Mary Cecchini is the Founder, Chief Adventurer and Travel Designer of Living Big Travel, a travel company that offers hosted small group adventures and travel design to support women in making their vacation...a vacation!
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Corporate Marketer Plans Worldwide Trips for Women

Side Hustle School, February 2018
Frustrated with climbing the corporate ladder, a marketer finds adventure waiting for her at the bottom when she starts a travel planning service for women.
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Interview with Mary Cecchini, Founder at Living Big Travel

USA Weekly, February 2018
Starting a business is a big achievement for many entrepreneurs, but maintaining one is the larger challenge. There are many standard challenges that face every business whether they are large or small…
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Choose You: There are Different Ways to Live Your Life

Go Solo Live, February 2018
Mary Cecchini is currently based in Portland, Oregon and hosts both international and domestic trips for groups of women of all ages. Mary was burned out in her corporate career and when her mother got sick, she had a real wake up call…
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Four Women-Only Travel Group Experiences That Might Change Your Life

Elle Decor, January 2018
Mountains of snow in the Himalayas, mountains of Parmesan cheese in Italy — there's a women-only travel group ready to lead you on whatever adventure you seek.
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5 Tips to Travel Like a Pro During the Holidays

Darling Magazine, November 2017
While there’s no place like home for the holidays, there’s no denying that the journey to get there can be stressful.
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Women’s Travel Companies Take Center Stage

Leisure Group Travel Magazine, October 2017
Women’s-only travel companies have been around for decades, but as the sector of the travel industry matures, diversification of product and customized experiences are being curated…
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Interview with Mary Cecchini

Getting Work to Work Podcast, June 2017
Mary Cecchini is the founder and chief adventurer of Living Big, an adventure and travel company that brings women’s vacations to life. I met Mary years ago in a class and have enjoyed watching her travel the world in pursuit of her dreams…
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The Power of the Stretch

The Outdoor Project, June 2017
I started Living Big in 2013 with the goal of getting more women traveling and helping women experience the adventures they may have always dreamed about but have been unable to bring to fruition for one reason or 100 others.
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13 Things You Have to Do Before You Leave For Vacation

Reader’s Digest, May 2017
Before you hit the road, chances are you’re so focused on not forgetting to pack your toothbrush and making it to the airport on time, that you forget to button things down on the home front. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
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Real Talk with Mary Cecchini, Founder of Living Big

Earn, Spend, Live, April 2017
Mary Cecchini has a passion for travel and a dedication to “Living Big.” A few years ago, she combined the two and started her own women’s-only travel agency.
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This Former Marketing Pro Quit Her Job To Travel And Is Empowering Women To Explore The World

Huffington Post, October 2016
Mary Cecchini spent years as a marketing professional in corporate America but was compelled to re-evaluate her life after watching her mother suffer from a brain aneurysm. She decided to leave her job to pursue a life of traveling.
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Women in Business: Living Big is the Best Revenge

Portland Tribune, May 2016
The concept is simple: women often want to travel to exotic places, but they don’t want to do it solo. They also don’t want the group dynamic that comes with a mixed-sex trip: all that mansplaining, flirting and competition can distract from experiencing the host country.
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Living Big: Travel for Women

Misadventures Magazine, February 2016
“Living Big” may be Mary Cecchini’s mantra, but it’s more than a state of mind—it’s an international destination.
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Meet the Four Ladies Who are Helping Other Women Explore the World

Afar – The Wayfarer, January 2016
These ladies-only tour operators are on a mission to get women traveling—and often.
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If 2016 Is Your Year To Quit The Grind And Travel, Look To Mary Cecchini For Inspiration

UPROXX, December 2015
How many times in the last twelve months have you looked down at your Sad Desk Lunch, looking pale yellowish-green under the dismal fluorescent lights of your office, and thought, “I have got to get out of here?”
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Rule Breakers – 10 Travel Planners to Follow

Leisure Group Travel, December 2015
Through creativity, ambition, and plenty of hard work, these people have carved out a niche for themselves in the travel marketplace.
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This Portland Woman’s Travel Group is Taking Off

Portland Monthly, January 2015
“Sometimes people need a buddy to make travel happen and I want to play that buddy,” says Portlander Mary Cecchini.
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