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Mary Beth McCabe

Mary Beth McCabe

San Diego, California

Dr. Travelbest and her daughter are passionate about helping active senior women to travel independently, and for 25 years, has advised thousands of women on travel worldwide.

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Dr. Mary Beth McCabe (AKA Dr. Mary Travelbest) is known for previous publications in non-fiction. She's been traveling by herself since she was three. Just ask her mom. When The World's First Guide to Independent Travel was published in 1993, she reserved the entire San Diego Air & Space Museum for a huge book signing party. With a background in TV and radio, and good PR, she was interviewed on NBC7 and KPBS, as well as featured on the front cover of the national American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) Travel Publication Guide, and several other magazines. She is an Associate Professor at National University. Her Doctorate is in Marketing, from United States International University and MBA from DePaul University. She has circled the globe several times, visiting nearly every continent.

The co-author, Christina Shubat (AKA Ms. Christina Travelbest) graduated from St. Mary's College (CA) (cum laude) with a degree in Business Administration, and works for Genentech in San Francisco, while she studies for her Master's Degree. She is the 21-year old daughter of Dr. McCabe and has traveled globally independently to China, France, Mexico, Costa Rica, Canada and several US locations.

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Christina Shubat

Christina Shubat is the daughter of Dr. Travelbest, and has a fresh perspective on independent travel. She’s traveled solo to China and New York, and with her mom or others to France, Mexico, Costa Rica, Canada, and locations throughout the US.





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Success! The World's First Guide to Independent Travel sold 4 pre-orders by Aug. 27, 2018, was pitched to 6 publishers, and is in discussions with publishers.

$20 The Silver Lining

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This is your personal copy of the book, including shipping.

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$75 The Rocky Mountaineer

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Three copies of the book, signed by the author, including shipping. This makes three unique, personalized gifts for mom, Aunt Teresa, and grandma. Or maybe you want to keep one yourself. .)

3 copies + ebook included

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$149 The Orient Express

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One hour one on one travel planning conversation with the author via live video on Zoom.
Or one hour visiting with your "Book Club."
Your name will appear in the book acknowledgements as a sponsor.

5 copies + ebook included

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$199 My Travel Legacy

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Your name and a short travel paragraph will appear in the book as a supporter of The World's First Guide to Independent Travel for Active Senior Women.

7 copies + ebook included

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$999 Around the World

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Personal Travel Advisor planning and recommendations for your next trip. This includes up to five hours of planning, research and meeting with Dr. Travelbest. This is great for people who have not yet traveled solo and need a little push to get the planning started. If you choose, your travel story summary will be included in the book.

10 copies + ebook included

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Update #1 - Tina's video July 27, 2018

Here's Tina's video. Hope you like it!