Mari Schneider

Travel Advisor

I became a member of the TravelPlex family in November of 2018 but have been in the travel industry since 1981. Before settling down in Carbondale IL in 1993, I worked in large and small agencies in Waynesville NC, Blacksburg VA, and Knoxville TN where I assisted both leisure and corporate clients.

In 1994, I proudly attained my Certified Travel Counselor designation. Over the years I’ve built a large and loyal clientele and even have several 3-generation families who rely on me to help make their travel dreams a reality. While my specialty has evolved into customized European experiences, I love working on all kinds of trips.

I have traveled to Australia, Hawaii, Great Britain, the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada, Alaska and many fantastic destinations in Europe - Italy is my favorite! On my travel bucket list is a French Wine Country river cruise.

My hobbies are travel (of course!), cooking, wine, reading, singing and performing with the Southern Illinois University Choral Union, and spending  time with my family.