Our Team

About Denise

I'm Denise, founder of Travel Brilliant - I make your vacation an unforgettable experience. It's my job to ensure that you find the perfect destination for a family vacation and tailor one-of-a kind experiences so everyone in your group has fun.

Everyone deserves a vacation, and I'm here to make sure you get one. You may plan your trip once every year, but I do it multiple times per day! It can be hard for some people to relax on their vacations when they have so much planning stress - that's where my services come in handy because I take all the worry off of your shoulders so you can enjoy yourself while still feeling like everything is taken care of.

I’m an avid traveler and have been all over the US, Caribbean, Central America, and Europe. I have visited many of the locations I recommend and have personal relationships with the vendors we use. 

My personal travels have brought me through tiny Mediterranean villages and lush tropical rainforests staying in places off the beaten path. I love to experience the culture first-hand and can help you find itineraries that are luxurious AND authentic.

Let me help you plan your next great adventure, let me help you travel brilliantly!

Denise Ambrusko-Maida
Denise Ambrusko-Maida, Founder/Agent

About Erik

My name is Erik, wellness and active lifestyle specialist. I knew that biking was an activity enjoyed all over the world so when I found out about this job as a wellness and active lifestyle specialist travel planner, I jumped at the opportunity knowing how much time we would get to bike around other countries while organizing itineraries tailored towards health-conscious travelers looking for more of everything like myself.

Life is about balance, and it's important to take time for yourself. Sometimes we all need a little break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life - so why not spend some quality time at one of these wellness-focused resorts or ranches? From spa treatments to yoga classes, they're sure to make you feel rejuvenated!

Whether you’re ready for your next great adventure or looking to completely relax, let me help you travel brilliantly!

Erik Maida
Erik Maida, Wellness and Active Lifestyle Specialist