Martin Travel is a travel agency based in nothern Virginia. Surprised travel agencies are still a thing? We were too. But it turns out that a real, live human who understands your likes & dislikes is pretty good at planning the vacation of your dreams.

One of the first questions we asked: who the heck is Martin?

The boring answer is it’s Dr. Tom Martin, founder and then-Athletic Director at Roanoke College. The advertising answer is he’s your personal travel guru, the face of a whole staff of smart humans who know the hottest travel destinations inside and out.