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Welcome to Dawn Travel.  

We are a family owned travel agency and travel planning company that helps people find the right cruises and tours around the world.

​Dawn Travel is a proud affiliate of the Travel Edge Network, one of the largest companies in luxury travel with $1 Billion in annual bookings.

About Dawn Travel

Cliff started his career in tourism in 1991 during college working at a resort hotel and then working as a tour guide to Canada for Princess Cruises & Tours.  Cliff then became the product manager for all Canadian tours.  Cliff worked for over a decade in technology, launching products and creating partnerships for top travel and technology companies.  Cliff was a director at Microsoft and he managed the Microsoft strategic partnership with travel giant Expedia.  Cliff also led teams that developed products for Dell and aQuantive (purchased by Microsoft).  Cliff founded, grew, and eventually sold a leading luxury tour website that matched travelers with the best tour operators based on their needs.

Cliff has a BA in Business Administration from the University of Washington and an MBA in marketing from Arizona State University.

Cliff has traveled to 56 countries and has lived in Canada and Italy.  He has a particular love of Europe because you can see so many incredible countries so close together, but they are all so incredibly different.

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Cliff Hawk is the founder of Dawn Travel

Mary Beth worked in the luxury hotel industry for years early in her career.  Mary Beth subsequently worked in market research for many top automotive brands.  She also worked for a major online business directory that sold to a private equity firm.  Mary Beth was recruited by Microsoft and worked for a decade in digital media, digital advertising, and new product development.  

Mary Beth has a BA in Business Administration from Miami University in Ohio, and an MBA in marketing from Xavier University.

Mary Beth has traveled to 45 countries and lived in Australia.  She has traveled extensively in Europe and particularly enjoys the Mediterranean countries because of their amazing food and relaxed way of life. 

mary beth hawk
Mary Beth Hawk is the co-founder of Dawn Travel

Sofia is based in Rome and is our director for European operations.  Sofia has worked in the hotel industry and as a tour guide in Italy for over a decade.  She is a certified travel agent, speaks five languages, and has traveled to over 40 countries including most of Europe.  She has deep relationships with hotels and travel suppliers throughout Europe.

Sofia has a degree in history from Università degli Studi di Roma and also studied in the UK. 

Sofia loves to show our customers Europe and especially her home country of Italy.

sofia peretti
Sofia Peretti is the Italy destination expert at Dawn Travel

A Family Born To Wander

At Dawn Travel, we are passionate about travel.
At Dawn Travel, we are passionate about travel.
At Dawn Travel, we use our experience and passion to plan your perfect trip.
At Dawn Travel, we specialize in Europe and offer set itineraries to all European countries, or, we can craft a custom trip.
At Dawn Travel, we specialize in Europe and offer set itineraries to all European countries, or, we can craft a custom trip.
At Dawn Travel, we are passionate about travel.

CONTACT US ANYTIME

We Are Ready To Start Planning Your Next Private Tour. Are you?

Dawn Travel LLC

8201 164th Avenue NE

Redmond, WA. 98052  USA

Dawn Travel's headquarters is in beautiful Redmond in Washington State, just down the street from the headquarters of the Microsoft Corporation.

Phone: (206) 486-0674

9am to 4:30pm Pacific

Alaska Cruise Expert

Cliff has been on 25 Alaska Cruises and was a tour guide in Alaska.  He can help find the right cruise for you.

Complete the form below and we will get back to you in less than a day to start planning your custom vacation.

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