Monahan used to live in Thailand, and makes frequent trips there to stay up to date on the newest offerings (she’s visited four times in the past year alone, including stops at Khao Sok National Park, Khao Lak, and Chiang Mai). She'll happily plan a trip around popular hits like Bangkok and UNESCO World Heritage sites, but her real skill lies in matching clients' passions with places they won't find in brochures—ethical elephant sanctuaries, obscure temples, and off-the-wall cafés and boutiques. For a recent honeymoon, Monahan created a culinary-focused itinerary with a stay and cooking class at the luxurious new Rosewood Phuket, a market crawl in Chiang Mai, and an extensive food tour through Bangkok.
"Holly goes above and beyond as a travel specialist. She’s accessible and knows me well, even though we’ve never met. She understands the perfect balance between my desire for luxury and balancing the budget. Her vision for travel incorporates all of the important aspects that one would need — culture, nature, food, history, religion, luxury and adventure. She knows properties that don’t show up in a typical Internet search, and leaves no detail uncovered. Not to mention, her international relationships with vendors are impeccable. I am so thankful for Holly. She has single-handedly opened my eyes to the world beyond NYC." - Darrah Joy Clay