For me, a dream trip isn't just a highlight of life; it is my life. I feel incredibly fortunate to spend all my time studying, discussing, designing, and visiting destinations that most only dream about. Even luckier are my two daughters, Olivia and Alexandra, who enjoy all the benefits without having to work for them!
Growing up, my parents ran a small business, instilling an entrepreneurial spirit in me from an early age. I ventured into my first company, a diamond importing business, but soon realized that the best part of the industry was the travel. I never looked back and founded Mason Horvath Travel, which became my true passion. Along the way, I also established successful niche travel companies like Blue Petal Destination Weddings and Into the Vineyard - Wine Inspired Travel, both of which I eventually sold to new owners who continued their success.
Wine has a special place in my heart, perhaps stemming from childhood vacations spent beside a vineyard. I've incorporated a wine component into my travels, even obtaining an Advanced Wine Certificate from WSET. My daughters have been part of this wine journey from an early age, as we explore the finest wine regions together. Food is equally important during my travels, offering a glimpse into local cultures and traditions. I often plan my trips around visits to the World's Best Restaurants, though I'm far from becoming a chef myself.
Though my thirst for adventure has been tempered by my young companions, I've managed to experience thrilling moments like racing Ferraris in Tuscany, hiking Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, biking the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, and diving with sharks in South Africa and the Galapagos.