Our first date was over a glass of wine (or two) on the patio of a favorite restaurant in Dallas, Texas that lasted over 2 hours and we have been inseparable since that day. As our relationship grew, we talked seriously about having a business of our own – something we could brand and build together that would combine our interests, experience, and love for life. Our dream became a reality when we made the decision to form Pura Vida Global Travel, LLC. Since that life-changing decision we made in 2018 to legally form Pura Vida Global Travel, we made another major life-changing decision and married on October 17, 2020! We had the most beautiful sunset ceremony (during a pandemic) in our backyard, surrounded by a very few select friends and family! Our love of a lifetime continues to shine bright through everything we do together!
To us, the name PURA VIDA (Pure Life) is exactly the way we feel when we are with each other, our family, and our friends as we travel the world gaining lifetime experiences. PURA VIDA GLOBAL TRAVEL gives us the opportunity to bring our curated travel experiences to as many people as we possibly can.
Between the two of us we have over 55 years of combined travel – visiting over 90 countries and seeing some of the most spectacular sights in the world including the finest hotels, cruise lines, fine dining, cultural tours, spas, and adventure excursions you can imagine!
Our travel portfolio includes countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America, and we can bring many unique opportunities to you like preparing meals with some of the most renowned chefs in the world, staying and dining in some of the most celebrated hotels and restaurants, working with the best tour companies and individual guides (who we know on a personal basis), obtaining access to exclusive sights and tours, and establishing outstanding relationships for clients to enjoy Pura Vida Global Travel benefits every time you travel with us.
Prior to Pura Vida, Mohinder Paul has practiced over 20 years as a surgeon specializing in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, and Maria spent over 30 years in retail leadership (fashion merchandising) and business development fields. Our work experience also gives us the unique ability to forge relationships based on the trust and rapport that not only our clients hold in very high regard, but also the suppliers we work with.
We are so excited to bring our Pura Vida travel experience to YOU and we welcome you as one of the family!