Margaret was born and raised in New York State. After a career in Washington, DC, that included White House editor on Presidential publications, she retired early to pursue travel as a full-time career. She moved to Tucson in December 2004 and joined Bon Voyage Travel. Margaret has made several visits to Italy, including Rome, Umbria, Tuscany, and the Italian Lakes. She especially enjoys tailoring a trip to her clients' particular interests. In addition, Margaret is a luxury cruise specialist; she has cruised on Celebrity, Cunard, Disney, Holland America, Norwegian, Princess, Regent Seven Seas, and Seabourn. She is a member of the business organization Women at the Top and enjoys Broadway theatre (she grew up 45 minutes from Broadway), walking, collecting antiques, movies, and reading English mysteries. Margaret's favorite destination is the British Isles; she has visited the United Kingdom more than 20 times. On most trips, she has spent two weeks in the UK with one of the weeks in London. For the other week, she has visited Cornwall, the Cotswolds, Scotland, the Lake District, East Anglia, Wales, and Yorkshire. She participated in the first tour to James Herriot's Yorkshire. (Herriot was the author of the All Creatures Great and Small series). She has visited Yorkshire several times since that initial trip. On one trip to Cornwall, she planned an itinerary that included visits to all of the King Arthur sites in Wells, Glastonbury, and Tintagel. On another trip, Margaret stayed in Cambridge and visited many of the World War II sites connected with the U.S. Eighth Air Force, including the American Cemetery in Cambridge and the still-active British Airfield in Duxford where the Imperial War Museum has a major collection of airplanes from that era. Ireland runs a close second to the United Kingdom for Margaret, and she has visited there six times. The most memorable was a 3-week driving tour throughout the country. She also attended a family wedding in Donegal and saw the very rugged beauty of the northwest counties. In October 2008, Margaret escorted a group of Bon Voyage clients on an historic transatlantic crossing on Cunard's Queen Mary 2. The QM2 escorted the Queen Elizabeth 2 on her 806th and final trip across the Atlantic. The two ships departed New York Harbor for Southampton, England, sailing in tandem for the duration of the crossing.
23 YEARS EXPERIENCE
A visit to New Zealand.
Alaska, British Isles, France, Hawaii, Italy
AmaWaterways, Celebrity, Cunard, Hurtigruten, Norwegian, Regent Seven Seas, Seabourn, Windstar
Escorted Land Tours, Luxury Cruises, Transatlantic Cruises
We have been clients of Bon Voyage for quite some time and are always pleased with the service we receive. In particular, Margaret Donohoe has been just a gem. She is very personable and professional, a delight to work with, quite experienced, attentive to details, and full of excellent suggestions. We always look forward to sitting down with her, not just as a travel agent, but as a friend who has our interest central. But then I am sure you already know that! - George D. We have been customers for a number of years. Margaret Donohoe has always been our agent. Over the years, we have had many travel agents. Margaret surpasses them all. She is expedient, considerate, always looks for the best deals and discounts, gives us great advice on what to do on our European trips, and displays the utmost in competency and reliability. She is a true professional. - Dr. and Mrs. S.Margaret is very efficient and always pleasant to work with. She answers all of our questions. Margaret’s arrangements have always been spot on and we know what to expect. She has also helped our children with their travel plans. - R. Pelley