Growing up in British Columbia, Abraham spent summers in her home province hiking and skiing—but also foraging for wild foods, a passion that eventually led to a career as a wilderness chef and appointments at lodges around western Canada and Alaska. She continues to travel extensively in the region, last year visiting destinations from Banff, in Alberta, to Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. Her knowledge allows her to create distinctive itineraries for her clients, from archaeological sites with Alutiiq First Nations guides on Kodiak Island to luxury camping in the Great Bear Rainforest. (She can also provide tips on how to make incredible meals on a camping stove.) Looking for something a little warmer? Abraham has a depth of experience planning travel to Hawaii, with recent research trips back to Maui and the Big Island.
"Marianne works in a very collaborative fashion, as I gave her a very basic outline of what we’d like to see and do in a British Columbia. We wanted to learn more about the First Nations people and be totally immersed in nature (though not “camping outdoors!”). We talked on the phone and emailed as needed until she developed our dream vacation. My husband and I even agreed to add extra days to the trip because she had so many fabulous ideas." - Ann Fudge