Adventure Marketplace

Owner/Founder - Nancy J. Dorrans CTC

Adventure Marketplace is a member of the Adventure Travel Trade Association working together to create impactful experiences that are more sustainable and offer community building partnerships.

Travel Is My Passion

It is what I love to do.  In 1982, I started working as a travel agent/advisor. In 2014, I ventured out on my own and opened Adventure Marketplace, an independent travel company based in Portland, Maine!

As an independent travel advisor and inspiring explorer for close to 40 years, I have the experience needed to give you the personalized attention required during the design of your next adventure.  I will help you reduce risk and stress, add value and convenience and make sure you have the best travel experience possible.

Nancy J. Dorrans, CTC


In 1985, I travelled to Scotland with my 92 year old grandmother. This trip is my most memorable and cherished adventure to date. It fulfilled my childhood dream and I was catapulted deeper into my career as a travel advisor. Click here to view my 6 minute Pechu Kucha presentation to learn more about my journey.

I truly believe that travel can transform lives, change perspectives, and allow us to learn through experience. Travel shows us that exploring cultural differences, in people, food, architecture, music, even clothing ~ helps us accept one another and appreciate those differences as much as our similarities.  Travel teaches us about cultural blending, and broadens our sense of place. We become part of a global community.

Help me help you plan your next adventure ~ Thank you!

Member of:
  • Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA)
  • American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA)
  • The Institute of Certified Travel Agents (ICTA).

Adventure Marketplace is working to offer trips that are more sustainable and offer community building partnerships. Through hundreds of world-wide contacts made as a member of the Adventure Travel Trade Association, Adventure Marketplace is developing and organizing small active group adventures to “out of the ordinary” (non-touristy) areas. This will help you and our planet (and the effects of over-tourism) as you experience new trails, cultural immersion, meet local specialists and enjoy some insider hospitality!

Some of My Favorite Adventures