Mary McWilliams

Brighton, CO

Africa and Ireland Travel Specialist

I took my first real big trip abroad when I studied in Europe in law school in 1994.  I put a backpack on my back and traveled before my classes started in Ireland.  I spent time in London, Greece, Italy, Austria, Germany, France, Amsterdam, Switzerland, Ireland and the Czech. Republic that summer.  It took 20 years before I was able to go back to Europe.  But my passion for travel was re ignited in 2014 with my fabulous trip to Italy. I decided then that I loved to plan and research vacations.  The travel bug hit me hard!  Slowly I started to do all my own research.  An idea came to me as I planned my daughters senior trip to Greece this spring.  It crystallized as I spent some time in Mexico with my family in June.  I wanted to become a travel agent.  Spring forward to now.  On a Whim Travel, LLC is a reality.  

I am an independent contractor with RSVP Events & Travel ( and

I am so excited to have the partnered with Marcie and her team. I am certified as a South African Travel Agent, an Ireland travel agent, a Mexico travel agent.  I continue to learn and expand my knowledge base. Every chance I get I am trying to learn as much as I can.  The thought of helping people plan their adventures sounds incredible.



Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore ~ Andre Gide


Certified South African Specialist

Lioness hunting in Botswana
Lioness hunting in Botswana

Traveling- it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller ~ Ibn Battuta


I am confident that myself or Marcie and her team can happily take care of any travel need you or your friends or family might have.  No trip is too big or too small...even if it is just a trip to Las Vegas, or a short trip to Seattle, or perhaps it is your destination wedding, or you have a large group traveling! On a Whim Travel, LLC and RSVP Events & Travel has you covered!!!!Did you know booking your vacation through a travel agent never costs more than booking it yourself? Not only can it save you money, it saves you hours of endless online research.I am here for you before, during and after your trip.  No Extra Charge.

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As we set out for Zimbabwe it wasn't the trip we had hoped for..our bush plane couldn't fly due to the rain, so it was a long overland journey first in a bus and then in a safari car with Bee our guide. A safari car has "African Air conditioning" and as they like to say "African massages". We also...Read more.

My Reviews

4 of 8 people found this review helpful
African a Safaris with Gorillas and the Big Five
I went to Rwanda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana. This review will only allow me to add one destination. Mary does A LoT of research. She knew I wanted to visit Rwanda amd the gorillas as well as your typical Africa. Safari. Mary made my dreams and ideas a reality. If you have a question, Mary will find the answer. Everything was well planned, accommodations were great as were the food and staff.
By  Sue  from  Wilmington NC
Traveled to  Rwanda ~ Africa
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Mary McWilliams responded:
Thanks for the great review! I am glad you enjoyed your trip.

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Destination Expert:

  • South Africa
  • Mexico
  • Ireland
  • Zimbabwe
  • Rwanda

Travel Specialist:

  • Adventure
  • All Inclusive
  • Photography
  • Safari
  • Global Travel

Top Travel Partners:

  • Monograms
  • Accor
  • CIE Tours
  • AMR Collection
  • Universal Parks & Resorts Vacations


  • Certified South African Specialist
  • ASTA Verified Travel Advisor Certification
  • CIE Tours Shamrock Certification Course
  • Silver Certificate Ireland Specialist
  • Mexico Specialist, AM Resorts Master Agent

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