Join me on a hiking trip to Madeira in Nov '24
Explore verdant landscapes on one of the most scenic islands in Portugal

Discover the wild and varied scenery of Madeira, from gentle strolls along flower-lined levadas (centuries-old waterways) and spectacular coastal footpaths, to more demanding forays among the jagged ridges and peaks of the volcanic interior. Relax by the sea in the village of Machico, see waves crashing close to shore in Porto Moniz and discover the historic importance of Funchal, an old trade centre famous for exporting sugar and wine to the Indies and New World.

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Packaged Itineraries

If you are looking to purchase a packaged itinerary, either to a sand & sun desitnation, an independant rail itinerary, a cruise, or accompanied tour, I can help you identify the ideal itinerary for you, at no extra charge to you. My service includes:

  • Initial consultation call
  • Proposal with 2-3 options that meet your criteria
  • Follow-up call to help you choose the best option for YOU
  • Securing, confirming and managing your reservations
  • Destination specific travel tips & tricks
Custom Itinerary

You have specific destinations and activities in mind and you prefer to travel independently. I can help you craft the perfect itinerary for YOU.

For these more complex itineraries, various service levels are available, as described below.

Stop calling it a dream - start calling it a plan

Why should your ideal travel destination be a fantasy? I am here to help you turn your travel dreams into reality by helping you plan a personalized getaway, catered to your individual interests and needs, and in line with your budget and time constraints. My travel experiences have brought me all over the globe for various types of travel: relaxation, adventure and culture. Whether you are looking to see the sights, relax and unwind or go on an exciting adventure, I can provide you with the tools you need to have a fun and successful trip. I work one-on-one with my clients and offer custom solutions.

Who is Shawna from Viva

Fifteen countries, over eighty unique destinations, and hundreds more to come. I am Shawna Woods Roy and I am an avid traveller. From a very young age, I was, and still am, fascinated by the world we live in. I have been awe-struck by natural wonders, from Mont Blanc in the Alps to the Na’Pali Coast in Hawai’i. I have stood where history was made from the Colosseum in Rome to the Great Pyramids of Giza. I have revered architectural feats of genius from la Sagrada Familia in Barcelona to the Eiffel Tower and Notre-Dame de Paris. And then there’s the food! Fresh salsa on a Mexican beach, a glass of wine in Tuscany or a cheese fondue mountainside in Switzerland; all are unforgettable experiences that I will cherish forever. And that is why I make travelling a priority: to witness all that this world has to offer. My motto is “Don’t call it a dream; call it a plan”. 

Although being a travel consultant is a new role for me, the skills required to do this job well are not. My strengths include a passion for travel, paying attention to details, a love of reading and researching anything to do with travel, and being a good listener.  These skills will allow me to narrow down your options so that you end up with an itinerary that suits YOU.  

So wait no longer, get in touch with me and let's start planning your dream vacation.

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