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We are a Travel Leaders Affiliate and proud members of CCRA, IATAN, NJ ACT, Travel Planners International

Mary McGrath originally established her agency, McGrath Travel, in 2003, drawing
from her own experience that there were
​not enough travel advisors av​ailable who with a mission of emphasizing detailed vacation planning and excellent customer service.  In 2006, McGrath Travel became The Travel Bug Vacation Planners.      ​

We invest in a continuing education and certification program to ensure that we are providing the highest level of service and value that we can offer our  clients.


The Travel Bug Vacation Planners is dedicated to designing a vacation of your dreams.  


Specialty certifications

We hold specialty certifications for the Tahiti Tiare program, South Africa Fundi, Disney's College of Knowledge, Hawaii, St Lucia, the Cook Islands, Sandals Resorts, AM Resorts, Celebrity and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.  We are charter members of the Destination Weddings and Honeymoons Specialists Association.


Concierge service

In addition to arranging vacation packages, our agency can also provide tickets to sporting events, concerts and plays. We will also arrange restaurant reservations, limousine transportation, renewal of vows and other special occasions.


about the travel bug

The Travel Bug Vacation Planners is a specialty travel agency based in Red Bank, NJ, known for our customized, luxurious vacation packages especially suited to each client's wishes. The Travel Bug will work with you in planning an unforgettable vacation. Researching is time consuming, but with our knowledgeable staff, we'll help you sort through all your options to find the perfect one-of-a-kind getaway.