Kay Merrill

Kay Merrill


My passion for seeing the world began when I attended a college program abroad. I lived in a 13th century convent in Fiesole, Italy . With the opportunity to travel all over Europe, I enjoyed adventurous trips by ferry, yacht and train. That was the start of a lifetime of wanderlust. I have always experienced the excitement and joy of direct, personal contact with other people, other lands and other cultures.

Once I married and had a family, I found new ways of doing what I love. In 1994 I created Are We There Yet? Family Travel. My years of experience, not only traveling with my own family but also planning trips for other families provided a strong foundation of knowledge and skill. Family travel can be so much more satisfying than simply reciting a list of where you went and what you saw. Ideally families will return enriched by their travel and by the memories they created as a family.

Are We There Yet ? has continued to grow. I have realized that many of my clients are interested in travel without their children. Some clients have become empty nesters. It’s Our Time was established to customize trips for couples yearning for a romantic getaway or an adventurous trip.

  • CondeNast Top Specialists 2004 to 2016
  • Travel & Leisure A-List 2004 to 2012
  • Recipient of the 2011 Virtuoso Award Most Admired Advisor USA and Canada

Honeymoon to remember

Kay made helped organize and plan our honeymoon, and it was fantastic! After spending the better part of a year planning a wedding, the last thing you want to do is more planning. We had a pretty strong idea of where we wanted to go and what types of rooms we wanted, and Kay took care of the rest! We didn't have to worry or think about a thing, which was a very very welcome change of pace. All the ground transportation, location changes, inter-island flights/ferries were fully laid out and handled for us. We just had to show up and enjoy. It was fantastic


Exploring the endless medinas of Marrakech and Fes, riding a camel at sunset in the Sahara and hiking the High Atlas Mountains to reach the Berber home of our guide for tea are just a few of the many and varied experiences we enjoyed on our recent trip to Morocco. Thanks to Kay and her contacts, our 10 days in this chaotic, colorful and culturally diverse country were never dull and our itinerary was well coordinated. Morocco was more intense than some of our other travels but the colors, the smells, the scenery and the food made it well worth the visit. Another wonderful trip that worked like clockwork, thanks to Kay.

Grecian Holiday

Excellent, she helped craft a perfect trip to Greece, every detail was worked out and the travel was easy, flawless and just what we wanted!


Kay is very good and organized. I trust nothing will go wrong when she plans my trips!

Morocco and More

Kay is wonderful to work with. She understands how we like to travel and designs our trips with our preferences in mind. Every detail is well thought out and planned which makes our travel relaxed and effortless. We thoroughly enjoy the little extras that are woven into each trip and are possible only due to Kay's personal experiences and her contacts throughout the travel industry. We know that any trip planned by Kay will work like clockwork and will be memorable. Morocco is next on our calendar and we can already tell from our itinerary that this trip will not disappoint.

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