Our Team

About Denise

My Name is Denise, founder of Travel Brilliant. I'm busy business owner and a mom, I understand how important your time is and how precious your vacation is to you. You want it to be perfect, and you worry if everyone will have a good time. 

Everyone deserves a vacation let me do the hard work. You may plan a vacation once a year, but I do it multiple times a day. It can be hard to relax on vacation when you have to juggle all the logistics, let me take the planning stress off your hands so you can enjoy yourself.

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’m passionate about fitness, especially cycling and I use that passion to create customized itineraries for like-minded travelers. I seek out destinations and vendors who promote wellness and sustainability.

Some of my favorite trips include cycling and we have itineraries to take you across the globe on two wheels. I’m always up for an adventure and I can’t wait to help you plan your next epic vacation.

Life isn’t always about pushing yourself though, I also enjoy time to relax and reconnect at a wellness focused resort or ranch. Sometimes we all need to feel taken care of, and there’s nothing better than a beachfront retreat away from the rest of the world!

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