Your Trip Hosts

Mary Cecchini
Founder, Chief Adventurer + Travel Designer

Mary started the company in 2013 after leaving full-time life in corporate America and an epic 5 month solo trek through Europe in 2012. From these experiences Mary created Living Big — an adventure and travel company for women — that allows her to bring her personal mantra of ‘living big’ to life. Outside of travel, you can find Mary enjoying her home town of Portland, Oregon, exploring Mt.Hood on snowshoes or a paddle board, hosting dinner parties, loving on her adorable nephew and spending time with family and friends.

To learn more about Mary and how she started Living Big, click here.

Lora Woodruff
Trip Host

Lora’s been traveling every opportunity she can since she was a teenager, including years studying and working in London and multiple trips each year to her second “home town” of New York City the past 10+ years. Lora lives with her husband, daughter and dog, and calls Portland, Oregon home. After years in high-tech Lora quit her job to stay home with her daughter for a couple years, and instead of returning to the corporate world she decided to follow her passion and started a travel related business doing coffee tours. In her spare time Lora loves to cook (she has a pretty decent repertoire of Indian dishes she makes), enjoys distance running, and is a huge theater buff.

To learn more about Lora, click here.

Caroline Fantozzi
Trip Host

By day you can find Caroline in the classroom as a full-time middle school teacher, but on the weekends you can find her outside enjoying all that the great outdoors of her home state of California has to offer, including hiking, skiing, surfing, climbing and more with family and friends. And when school’s out you’ll often find her exploring a new corner of the world from South America, Europe and in between. She has always enjoyed traveling, especially because of the connections she has made with other women the world over!

To learn more about Caroline, click here.