Adventure Marketplace

Founded in 2014

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

Thank you for visiting my website to learn a bit more about me.

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. 

I look forward to working with you and helping you navigate your next adventure! ~ Nancy 

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