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By Greg Mattson, ERV Editor - Updated: Dec 29, 2017

Thanks for visiting Excellent Romantic Vacations. Wondering who we are? Here’s some information about us and this website…

Meet Our Writers:

Greg Mattson

Publisher and Founding Editor of ERV. Greg got his “wings” as a Travel Agent, graduating with a Travel & Tourism Diploma in 1987 and immediately started work selling tours and flights to the South Pacific with ANZA Travel. After a 17-year career with 2 major airlines and over 350,000 miles of travel, touring and researching, he settled in to travel publishing full-time in 2008. Favorite Destinations: Auckland, NZ, Ireland and New York City. Contact Greg here 

Maureen Mattson

Maureen Mattson

Sales & Marketing, Staff Writer. Maureen is a published author and travel writer. She loves researching and visiting romantic destinations, and experiencing different cultures. Paros, Greece, Quebec City and Cairns, QLD rate as her most cherished travel memories. Maureen's favorite things include afternoon naps, historical fiction and vanilla ice cream. She lives in Vancouver BC. Contact Maureen here.  

DaleAnn Shellborn

DaleAnn Shellborn

Contributing Writer. DaleAnn lives with her husband Kerry in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, and has worked with words for more than two decades as a reporter, writer and newspaper editor. She lists her most romantic experiences as a cruise on an Arab dhow in the Indian Ocean, a stay in a 13th century castle in Spain, and an afternoon on the beach at Surveyor’s Lake in southeastern British Columbia. Contact DaleAnn here.

Excellent Romantic

  • Started in 2003.
  • Annual audience of over 1,000,000 readers.
  • Quoted, sourced and linked to by many digital and print media channels, including USAToday.comSan Jose Mercury and
  • One of the leading independent sources of online romantic travel articles and reviews. By not partnering with any major hotel or resort chain, we're free to give unbiased opinions and coverage.
  • Excellent Romantic Vacations is wholly owned by GMM Travel Inc.

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We’re based in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.