by Melissa LaScaleia
Pampered Journeys offers unique, customized travel excursions for those looking for exceptional travel experiences. The company is the brainchild of Marina Foy, who’s had the travel bug in her blood since she was a child.
As an adult, she satiated it via a career in corporate America that took her into the world of luxury travel and exotic locales. Seven years ago, after twenty-five years in the medical industry, she relocated to Myrtle Beach to take care of her mother and to have the support of family nearby, and began Pampered Journeys.
“My whole idea of traveling is to take in the culture and also to be well taken care of while I’m on the cultural journey,” says Marina. “So that’s how I came up with the name. I love the words of Maya Angelou: ‘People will forget what you said and what you did, but never how you made them feel.’ I use those words as a guide when putting together a trip for my clients.”
Marina offers high-end, experiential, and very personalized travel trips for her clients. She isn’t a traditional travel agent, and does not offer cookie-cutter tours.
“I take a special occasion in a person’s life, like an engagement, birthday, anniversary, graduation, or retirement, and wrap it into a unique travel experience,” she says.