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Exclusive European Trips & Mary Emmerling Curated Home

Explore the world of travel and antiquing on one of the personalized tours from The Vagabond International. Our tour company arranges European trips for small groups. Contact us for more information.

Exclusive European Trips

Visit overseas locales in depth on our exclusive personalized tours with Mary Baskin and her daughter, Bess. Mary has 30 years experience in the interior design and antiquing business. In addition, she has worked for and produced interior design articles for such publications as: Traditional Home, Better Homes and Gardens and Country Home.

Bess has a degree in outdoor recreation from Baylor University and has been working in the hospitality/outdoor recreation industry since her graduation. For five years, Bess and Mary have traveled and researched these unique areas to provide you with the most exclusive excursions.

You will have the opportunity to get to know the local people as well as see private homes and castles and have fun shopping the bests markets of the region. We also offer very diverse and exciting trek adventures. Areas we travel to include England, Ireland, France and Italy, with other locations coming soon.


In 2014 well-known interior designer and author Mary Emmerling joined team Vagabond. She brings with her many years of travel experience and a wealth of knowledge and an educated eye for interior design.


We are excited to announce the launch of our new line, Mary Emmerling Curated Home. Be sure and check out the article on us in the April 2015 issue of House Beautiful. New items will be added constantly as our travels reach further afield.

About Us

Our goal is to provide you a unique travel adventure in a small setting. Our average group size is 8-10. No early morning departures on large buses covering 6 cities in 6 days. We want to share our knowledge and experience in travel, including purchasing and shipping antiques from overseas.

We offer a mix of cultural outings along with visiting some of the best antiquing markets in Europe. Whether Paris to Provence, London and markets to the North, or our Irish fantasy with loads of adventure is your cup of tea... joining one of our tours you will come to understand our sense of intimate travel, exploration, lots of local color and just good fun along the way!

Read this great article written on us by the highly respected travel blog, Ginger and Nutmeg.

The Dallas Morning News

Click here to see what Helen Thompson says about our Provence trip.

NEW TRIP DATES FALL 2016   PARIS SEPTEMBER 6-10, PROVENCE 10-17

ANTIQUING AND CULTURAL TRIP FANTASTIC!!! CONTACT US FOR THE FULL ITINERARY