​My first overseas trip was a month in Western Europe in 1999. That's all it took. I loved it and got the travel bug immediately! I've now been to 41 countries on 6 continents experiencing the globe and its amazing cultures. 

In addition to domestic and international travel during the year, every birthday I wake up in a different country! Fabulous tradition! I highly encourage you to try it whether it be a different state or a different country.

Travel stems from a passion, and a curiosity. Out of that passion, as well as a keen interest in sharing it with others, in 2009 I created the Travel & Cultures community program to educate travelers and wannabe travelers. The group members, now over 1,100 from 8 states and 5 countries, can attend local meetings and activities, or live anywhere in the world to join us on trips and benefit from online news and Q&A. 

For years I had been the "go to" travel resource and travel planner for friends, colleagues, family and group members. After numerous people recognized my expertise in trip planning and passion for the industry, they encouraged me to open a travel agency that would help travelers plan, navigate the plethora of options, and enhance the quality of their vacations.

I pursued specialized training and also attended numerous travel industry events, ship inspections, hotel inspections, vendor showcases, travel conferences, tourism board presentations and trips, cruise expos and destination classes.​​ Then I completed the industry Certification program, got licensed and loved every minute of it.

​​​​​​Monique Benoit

Owner, ​Travel Advisor
The Travel & Cultures Company​

 travel, education and cultural experiences
​​With the formal education combined with my travel planning background, professional experience in the industry, and significant personal travel history, I enthusiastically launched The Travel & Cultures Company. 

​​I continue to use my education and expertise to facilitate client's travels, match them with the right trips and suppliers, plan amazing group and individual custom vacations, and provide additional information to enhance their travel experiences.

Thank you to everyone who for their support, and to my clients for letting me earn your business, your return business, and referrals!

Cheers to a lifetime of great vacations!​​

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