ABOUT

Welcome to Sparkling Concierge!

Hi! I am Marina, and I will be your Personal Travel Concierge.

Let me tell you a little bit about the story behind Sparkling Concierge.

I was born in Lisbon, Portugal. And for the longest time, I never really appreciated its beauty, the warmth of its people, the amazing food that makes your taste buds dance and last but not least the endless sunshine that greets you every morning. Until the day I became an expat!

In total, I have moved 9 times, lived in 5 different cities, crossed oceans, learned 4 different languages, became a certified packing professional, accumulated countless frequent flyer miles, and became very familiar with the word SAUDADE. A Portuguese word that has no possible translation into any other language, but can only be described as a mix of different emotions such as: longing, sadness, extreme desire to see something or someone that we miss dearly.

Every time I would visit Portugal, my heart would break a little when it was time to leave. I would stock up on as many memories, sensory recollections of the smallest details that make my country so exceptionally breathtaking!

After all this time abroad, I decided it was time to share the love and passion I have for my country with others. So I chose to use my decade-long professional career in the luxury industry where I worked with the most beautiful gemstones, noble materials and intricate craftsmanship; to replicate these ideals into the service I will be providing for you today, a sparkling touch to create your dream vacation.

To learn more about my services, please visit Travel Planning Made Easy.

Enjoy your stay in Portugal!

Marina