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Travel Advisor | Owner, Fantastical Vacations | Oklahoma

Leslie Lowry

Owner, Fantastical Vacations | Oklahoma

Dan Lowry

Travel Advisor | California

Aaliyah Hansen

Alex Plucenik
Travel Advisor | Connecticut

Alex Plucenik

Travel Advisor | Wisconsin

Alison North

Travel Advisor | South Carolina

Amy Foose

Travel Advisor | North Carolina

Andrew Byars

Travel Advisor | Florida

Barbie Miceli

Travel Advisor | Mississippi

Beth Kolb

Travel Advisor | Texas

Caitlin Everett

Travel Advisor | Oklahoma

Caroline Brown

Travel Advisor | Oklahoma

Cathy Vaughan

Travel Advisor | Maine

Chelsea Risser

Clint & Steph Hise
Travel Advisors | Oklahoma

Clint & Steph Hise

Travel Advisor | Ohio

Danielle Page

Travel Advisor | California

Donna Borchardt

Travel Advisor | Michigan

Emily Trempe

Travel Advisor | Connecticut

Jaime Eng

Travel Advisor | California

Jaime Gomez

Travel Advisor | Tennessee

Jennifer Harper

Travel Advisor | Connecticut

Jess Hine-Bardelli

Travel Advisor | Connecticut

Jordan Sisson

Travel Advisor | Ohio

Justen Hyland

Travel Advisor | Connecticut

Kathie Vrlik

Travel Advisor | North Carolina

Katie Hatcher

Kayla Buck
Travel Advisor | Florida

Kayla Buck

Kemi Mahoney
Travel Advisor | Georgia

Kemi Mahoney

Travel Advisor | Kentucky

Laura Leonard

Travel Advisor | South Carolina

Leah Griffin

Leslie Jenkins
Travel Advisor | Oklahoma

Leslie Jenkins

Travel Advisor | Wisconsin

Megan Gibson

Travel Advisor | Ohio

Megan Perkins

Mike Bowers
Travel Advisor | Texas

Mike Bowers

Nicole Wooldridge
Travel Advisor | Indiana

Nicole Wooldridge

Travel Advisor | Pennsylvania

Staci Wheeler

Stephanie Barr
Travel Advisor | Texas

Stephanie Barr

Travel Advisor | Arkansas

Stephanie Bartlett

Travel Advisor | Virginia

Stephanie Crabbe

Tammy Horan
Travel Advisor | Texas

Tammy Horan

Travel Advisor | Indiana

Zach Vaughn

Travel Advisor | Owner, Fantastical Vacations | Oklahoma

Leslie Lowry

I thought Donald stole my heart when he kissed my cheek at the young age of five.  But I was wrong.  I fell head over heels for my favorite duck when he held my son twenty-five years later, and I knew Disney would always be a part of our lives.

I have been a travel agent since April 2015 and a travel agency owner since 2020 with my amazing husband, Dan.  We have two awesome boys who love to go along on all of our crazy adventures! Our family’s love of travel started with Disney, but it didn’t stop there! We try to go as often as we can and love Universal, cruising, international travel, and exploring the United States in addition to all Disney destinations. 

Now the moment we finish one trip, I am already planning our next. I love to share all of my tips and suggestions with anyone who wants to listen!  It is my honor and joy to help other families experience the magic and wonder of travel. Let’s start planning!    

Owner, Fantastical Vacations | Oklahoma

Dan Lowry

Hi there! So, obviously we are huge Disney and Universal fans. We travel to these destinations with our two boys as often as possible and post videos and trip reports on our YouTube channel (https://youtube.com/worthmelting4) and Addicted to the Mouse, our longtime podcast (https://addictedtothemouse.com/podcasts/). Check them out if you have a minute to learn a little more about us and how we travel.

All of that said, everyone on this page is a huge fan of the destinations we specialize in. All of the Fantastical Vacations Travel Advisors are amazing and will take such great care of you and your family throughout planning your next vacation. We understand that these trips are special and don’t come around all the time. We also appreciate the opportunity to make this a truly magical holiday and the trust you place in us to do that.

Leslie and I started Fantastical Vacations to build relationships and grow an agency that is 100% invested in our clients and their experiences. We are not transactional in nature. We are not interested in simply booking a trip and moving on to the next one. Any FV Travel Advisor you choose will be there with you from the first day of finding the best package for your situation through the entirety of your vacation and every step in between. We pride ourselves in developing lasting relationships with our clients and are grateful when they come back time and time again to trust us with future bookings.

Take a look around and find the advisor that you feel like you connect with the most and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Your time is valuable and we respect that.

Thank you again for considering Fantastical Vacations as your travel agency. We look forward to working with you.

Travel Advisor | California

Aaliyah Hansen

Hello fellow travelers, I’m Aaliyah! 

If anyone I knew told you about me they’d say, I am obsessed with the Disney theme parks – some may say too obsessed! I grew up in Northern California and have visited Disneyland more times than I can count! In 2017 I had my first taste of Disney World, and I can not wait to introduce East Coast Disney to my fellow Disneyland fans. 

My husband and I love to travel to tropical all-inclusive vacations too, but Disney has a special place in our hearts. In November 2018, we got engaged in the Happiest Place on Earth! Our travel bucket list seems to be never ending! And now… we get to share our future travel adventures with our son, Owen. 

Let me help you and your family get started on planning your next memorable vacation!

Travel Advisor | Connecticut

Alex Plucenik

Hello there everyone! 

My name is Alex and my favorite things about vacationing are the many MEMORIES and EXPERIENCES! 

I have been in love with Disney for as long as I can remember. I remember my first trip with my family to WDW when I was in fifth grade and ever since then it has become a huge part of my life!!! 

Creating new experiences and making memories became even more magical when I was able to do it through the eyes of my own kids. 

Nothing is more special and magical than a family vacation! I would love to help you plan a vacation your family would never forget!

Let’s create some magic!

Travel Advisor | Wisconsin

Alison North

Hello!  My name is Alison North.  I’m a Disney loving wife and mother.  My family and I discovered the magic of Disney just a few years ago.  I now find myself researching and learning as much as I can about Disney.  We find ourselves talking and dreaming of Disney daily.  As a family we love to ride Slinky Dog Dash, try seasonal snacks and explore Walt Disney World beyond the four parks.  

Our first family trip to Disney was equal parts amazing and completely overwhelming.  I wish I had used a Travel Advisor to help with the planning portion.  Let me help you plan an unforgettable Disney or Universal vacation so that your trip is 100% amazing. 

Travel Advisor | South Carolina

Amy Foose

I love to sneak down to Disney every chance I get. I love to vacation with my two girls, and have been helping others with planning for some time now. Let me help you with your next vacation!

Travel Advisor | North Carolina

Andrew Byars

Hello all!

My name is Andrew. I have been a travel advisor for almost two years now. Anyone who knows me and my family knows that we are obsessed with all things Disney. Surprisingly though, our first trip ever to Disney was in 2015 and since then we have been 10+ times to multiple different Disney destinations, including Aulani in Hawaii and Disneyland Paris!

My love for Disney and constantly giving friends tips and tricks of traveling lead me to becoming a Travel Advisor specializing in Disney vacations. Although Disney is my first love, I have ventured out and can help book other vacations as well, including Universal, Sandals & Beaches resorts, and major cruise lines.

I look forward to helping you plan Fantastical Vacations in the near future!

Travel Advisor | Florida

Barbie Miceli

Hello everyone!

My name is Barbie and I love all things Disney! Growing up in Orlando, Disney World was a huge part of my childhood. Every visit was pure magic but that’s what Disney is. It’s simply MAGIC! Now, my husband and I continue that tradition with our 3 awesome kids every year. From the first time they saw Cinderella Castle while walking on Main Street USA or soaring through the air on Dumbo the Flying Elephant, these are the unforgettable memories I will cherish forever. 

I shared with you all my first love, but my second love is Universal Studios Orlando! My daughter and I are huge Harry Potter fanatics! It doesn’t matter how many times we walk into The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley or Hogsmeade, we are still in awe and feel so much excitement. 

My love for travel and planning inspired this wonderful adventure of being a travel advisor. Over the last couple of years, I have done hours of research and have come up with my own tips and tricks for our vacations. I’m so happy to be able to use all that knowledge to help you have the best vacation ever! Whether it’s an adult-only trip, family vacation or multi-generational family trip I am here to help you make memories that will last a lifetime. After all, everybody deserves to have a Fantastical Vacation! 

Travel Advisor | Mississippi

Beth Kolb

Hello! I love to go on vacation…especially to Disney! My first trip to Disney World was in 1985, but my true love for traveling to Disney started when my family and I started going to Disney World in 2014. That’s when I began to research and learn everything I could…the resorts, the parks, the food, the fast passes – all of it! Planning a vacation is one of the best parts for me, and I quickly learned not everyone shares that passion for planning. That’s why I love being a travel advisor. I can lend my knowledge and experience to others and it doesn’t cost them a dime. 

We are a family of four – David is my husband and Maddie and Will are our teenagers who share our love for traveling. We hope our experiences can help you plan the perfect vacation for YOU! It’s your trip…I’d love to be in your corner to make it exactly what YOU want it to be – whether it’s Disney, Universal, Cruises or something else! Remember what Walt Disney said, “Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever.”

Travel Advisor | Texas

Caitlin Everett

Welcome Home! My name is Caitlin Everett. I am one of those “Disney adults” that everyone on social media talks about, but lets be real…Disney adults are AWESOME!

I have been going to Disney since I was a little girl and have been going every chance my family (and now my husband and I) can get. When I took a semester off from college and moved to Florida to work for the Mouse, everyone told me that Disney would never be the same for me. I have to say that I have never lost my pixie dust and it has been 5 years since I left Magic Kingdom, and magic making, behind to finish my degrees in Social Work. 

I thought I loved Disney as a child, but I never could have imagined how much my Disney love would grow until I took my husband for his first ever trip. He loves it almost as much as I do and as they say, the rest is history. We try to go every year to stay up to date on all things magical. I cannot wait to make magic for you and your families as we plan your Fantastical Vacation! 

Travel Advisor | Oklahoma

Caroline Brown

Hi, I’m Caroline! 

Disney or Cruise? That is always the debate for me when dreaming up my next vacation! Travel has been my passion from a young age, and my family traveled to Disney or a cruise on every school break growing up. My honeymoon included a pit stop in Walt Disney World to grab our bride and groom Ears, followed by an all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean (see, you CAN have it all!). Now that I have a family of my own I endeavor to share those same special experiences with my kids. The most precious memories in life are often made when you step outside of the ordinary with loved ones! While the places and vacations may change, the one thing that stays the same is how it makes you feel. 

My goal is to help you discover those extraordinary moments that will turn into lifelong memories. I’ve traveled the world from Alaska to Africa, and I understand and respect all travelers’ paths. Whether it be once-in-a-lifetime luxury or a budget friendly getaway, let me help you plan your dream vacation. I specialize in travel with kids, getaways for couples, friends trips, and family reunions. 

From my own experience planning my family vacations, I know that a little extra planning can go a long way. I have three kids, one with special needs, so I recognize the guesswork that can go into planning a vacation. I will arrange all the details and logistics to make it as easy as can be. My hope is to elevate your vacation from good to “Fantastical”!

Reach out today, and let me help you plan your next memory!

Travel Advisor | Oklahoma

Cathy Vaughan

Hi, my name is Cathy and I recently became a travel advisor with Fantastical Vacations.  My husband, twin teenage daughters, and I live in Oklahoma where I am a cheerleading coach and cheer mom!  My husband Travis and I started our lives together with a honeymoon to Hawaii almost 20 years ago.  Our love of travel really started with that amazing honeymoon.  When our daughters were 3 years old, we went on our first vacation to Walt Disney World, and we have been back 13 times since!  Over the years we have taken 3 different Disney Cruises and made a return trip to Hawaii with a stay at Disney’s Aulani Resort.  Our love for all things Disney carries to our pets with our Jack Russell Terrier named Tinker Bell and our newest Beagle named Leia.  

I have planned all our family vacations big and small with the most recent being a Christmas trip to Walt Disney World with a party of 18!  I am the family planner and I absolutely love doing it!  Over the years many of our friends have traveled with us or I have helped them with their planning.  

My family has so many wonderful memories from all our vacations and every time we go, we experience something new and exciting.  I would be honored to be a part of your family’s memory making experience!  

Travel Advisor | Maine

Chelsea Risser

Hello All! 

I absolutely love the magic of Walt Disney World and the thrill of Universal Studios.  There is no better feeling than walking down Main Street with that Mickey pretzel in hand while having your friends and family by your side, or using your new wand from Ollivanders to perform feats of magic throughout the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. 

My love of Disney started at a young age, and has only gotten stronger with time. My husband and I, often along with our close family and friends, travel to Disney World and Universal Studios every chance we get.  Being from Maine, I especially enjoy heading to Orlando in those cold winter months.  With everything Disney and Universal has to offer, I look forward to many years of magic to come.  

Planning a vacation to Disney World or Universal Studios can be very overwhelming.  It takes dedication, time and attention to every single little detail in order to make the absolute most out of your time. There are so many ways to enjoy your time in Orlando, whether you are a diehard go-getter who wants to maximize every second at the parks, or you are just looking for a leisurely vacation full of rest and relaxation.  Finding the perfect balance is one of the things I enjoy the most when planning vacations, and oftentimes as we finish one trip I’m already planning the next.  

I love to share my knowledge of Disney with anyone who wants to listen.  I love being a part of planning vacations for others, and I would truly love the opportunity to help your family experience all the magic and wonder a Disney or Universal vacation can bring.  I can’t wait to help you start planning your dream vacation!

Travel Advisors | Oklahoma

Clint & Steph Hise

We are a husband and wife team that is passionate about traveling and helping others plan amazing vacations! We specialize in family, couples and multi generational trip planning. We have been traveling as a couple since before we got married and now love taking our family on vacations! Our first big family trip was to Disney World in Orlando and we were hooked!

One of our favorite parts of a vacation is the planning process which led us to become vacation planners! Let us help you plan your next vacation!

Travel Advisor | Ohio

Danielle Page

Walt Disney is often quoted as saying, “If you can dream it, you can do it,” and my job as an agent is to help your vacation dreams become reality!

Since first spreading my wings abroad in college I have discovered a love and passion for not only the details of travel planning but for the beauty of truly building an experience that captures the heart. 

As a two-time graduate of the Disney Institute and well-traveled individual with familiarity of domestic Disney parks on the east and west coasts, I can speak to the ins-and-outs of how to build a memorable vacation that even the biggest skeptic (or smallest budget) will love!

Whether you’re looking to plan a first trip with kiddos or a solo-getaway, a family reunion or a celebratory blow-out following a big life event, I would treasure the opportunity to learn about what YOUR vacation dreams are and make it happen.

Let my obsession and hours invested in learning all the tips and tricks do the work for you!

Travel Advisor | California

Donna Borchardt

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Hiya folks! I’m Donna Borchardt.  I was born and raised in Southern California, so Disneyland is like my second home. I have been going to Disney my whole life with family and friends, on couples trips with my husband, and even solo trips when the mood strikes me. I celebrate almost every big occasion at Disney. 


 I love to plan trips to Disney for birthdays, anniversaries, or just for fantastical vacations. Disney has a special place in my heart and I love being a part of the magic. One of our favorite parts of Disney is the food because they have so many amazing options! There is always something new to try whether it is Festivals, Holidays or their many, many restaurants. We consider ourselves to be regular Disney Foodies.


 I would love to help plan your next couples or family trip to the parks. I specialise in Disneyland and WDW, as well as Universal, which has so many fun things to do as well.  Let me help make your next trip a breeze no matter which coast! 

Email:donna@fantasticalvacations.com

Website:https://www.agirlandhercastle.com

Travel Advisor | Michigan

Emily Trempe

Hello!  I currently live in Michigan, but my heart is divided in equal parts between Ohio, California, and Florida.  Michigan is just for a season, and some day, we hope to call Florida home. 

I love planning vacations!  Anywhere and everywhere, I spend months researching planning for our family prior to every trip we go on.  I want to put all the enjoyment I get out of it and expertise I’ve gained to help you with your vacation as well!

I have been married to my wonderfully supportive husband for 14 years, and we have two boys that are 14 & 10.  My husband didn’t have many opportunities to travel much growing up, so he loves to be able to provide amazing vacations for our children now.  I, however, got to go on many vacations growing up all over the country, often more than once a year, and even got to go to Denmark.  I was so blessed to have those amazing experiences!  My favorite destination, though, was always Disney.

I was not even 2 yet when I went on my first trip to Disneyland.  We went every year while we lived in California, and every time it was just so magical.  When we moved to Ohio, I still got to go to Disneyland when we visited family, but I also had my first experience with Disney World.  I loved them both for so many reasons, I couldn’t even choose a favorite! 

My whole family has always loved Disney, and my uncle has even done many imagineer projects for Disney and Universal over the years.  Once I was finally able to take my husband to Disney World for his first time when our boys were 6 & 8, he was hooked right along with me.  My boys call my love for Disney a problem, but my husband calls it my passion.  As soon as one trip is over I’m busy planning the next one.  We’ve gone several times since that first trip, and went to Universal as well.  Every trip is just as magical as the last, and it never gets old. 

Some people say Disney is just for kids.  I would disagree!  If that is your opinion, perhaps you just haven’t experienced it right, yet!  We are foodies and dream of the wonderful meals and snacks we get at Disney that are one of a kind.  We even taken trips there without the kids.  It’s a whole different experience!

It would be my greatest joy to put my passion to work helping you plan your dream vacation tailored just for you and your family!  Let me do all the work for you, so you can just sit back, enjoy, and make amazing memories!

Travel Advisor | Connecticut

Jaime Eng

“Never lose sight of one thing, It all started with a mouse”… for me it started with a “Pink Castle Cake.” In 1996 for the 25th anniversary, my new dad took me as a young adult to Disney World. It was our first trip as a family. I was amazed and in awe of all that families could do TOGETHER!!! 

Since then, I have become a huge fan of everything Disney, visiting as often as I can, and challenging myself to explore and try something new every time we visit. I have traveled as:  a couple, a parent, an extended family, a girls trip, and in a group, customizing it for the needs of everyone on the trip. I take care of all the details so the trip is as stress free as possible. Recently, I traveled to Disney with my service dog and I am learning how to accommodate people with disabilities, so we can all easily enjoy the magic and beyond. 

 I have been fortunate in my adult years to travel to many places around the globe. I would welcome the opportunity to make your next dream a reality!!!!

Travel Advisor | California

Jaime Gomez

I live in Southern California with my wonderful husband and three amazing kids. Growing up in California, Disneyland was one of our favorite family vacations. I have so many amazing memories of going to this happy place with my extended family and our friends throughout the years. Now, as an adult, it is so thrilling that I get to experience the magic of Disney through the eyes of my kids and we get to create memories together. My husband and I also enjoy visiting Universal Studios Hollywood and my children are always excited to walk through the world of Hogwarts and Butterbeer is always a must. 

Besides visiting theme parks, I have also developed a love for cruising. My husband and I experienced our first cruise together in 2007. It was such an amazing experience, that we have tried to cruise as often as we are able to get away and on occasion, we even bring the kids! It was after these magical cruise experiences, that I realized how much I love planning the trips. I enjoy researching and learning everything there is to know in order to have an amazing time. My goal has always been to make sure we hit everything on our list and still leave room for some unexpected adventures.

Planning vacations takes a lot of time and resources and, as your travel advisor, I would love to help you plan the best vacation without all of the stress! Our services are 100% free of charge and my number one priority is to help you plan an amazing trip and make memories that will last a lifetime. So, whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or a fun family trip, I look forward to making all of your dreams of a “Fantastical Vacation” come true!

Travel Advisor | Tennessee

Jennifer Harper

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I don’t know about you, but I need an escape right now! For me and my family, the best place to escape to is Walt Disney World. Even if we can’t be in the parks, we escape by dreaming and planning for future trips. That’s why I would love to help you plan your own escape. I specialize in planning for Walt Disney World but I am also knowledgeable about Universal Studios and I cannot wait until we can escape on cruise ships, again! 

There are so many decisions to make, so many details to pay attention to, and so many factors that lead to a fantastical vacation. When you visit a place like Walt Disney World without having identified your travel goals, it makes the process even more stressful. As your travel agent, I not only book your trip and take care of the details, I plan with your unique travel goals in mind. 

I take the time to get to know you and your travel group. As a psychologist, I know what questions to ask to identify the needs and personalities of each person and will make personalized recommendations based on the important characteristics of your group. 

Email:Jennifer@fantasticalvacations.com

Website:https://blueprintsformagic.com

Travel Advisor | Connecticut

Jess Hine-Bardelli

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I have always loved Disney World, and was fortunate enough to experience it often while visiting my grandmother in Florida as a child.  I’ve also had the opportunity to enjoy it many times as an adult, both with my family and as a kid-free experience with my husband.

My husband Jon and I have two beautiful children, Gavin & Timothy. We all absolutely love Disney, and look forward to visiting together for many years to come! 

I have truly loved seeing the wonder and magic in the eyes of our children when experiencing Disney, and I also loved experiencing it as an adults-only trip with my husband – both are wonderful in different ways!

My Current Travel Certifications:

  • College of Disney Knowledge Graduate
  • UniversalandU Training Program Graduate
  • Norwegian Cruise Line – Master’s Degree
  • Royal Caribbean International – Master of Adventure
  • Celebrity Cruises – 5 Star Academy Graduate
  • Azamara – Explorer Level Graduate
  • Princess Cruises – Commodore Level Graduate

I would be honored to help you and your family plan a fantastic vacation to the most magical place on earth! 

Email:jess@fantasticalvacations.com

Website:https://www.myonelittlespark.com

Simplifying the Magic Podcast:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/simplifying-the-magic/id1555120298

Travel Advisor | Connecticut

Jordan Sisson

I cannot recall a time when I haven’t been head-over-heels in love with Disney. Growing up with a Disney-loving dad during the Disney Renaissance of the 1990s, I was raised on a steady diet of now-classic Disney and Pixar films. The only vacation destination my family traveled to during my childhood was Walt Disney World, starting with a trip to celebrate my 6th birthday. I’ve gone on to mark just about every milestone with Disney, from multiple birthdays and graduations, to my honeymoon and babymoon while awaiting the birth of my daughter. This was the foundation that ultimately led me to become a travel advisor specializing in Disney Destinations in 2018. Since then, it’s been a joy to help dozens of families of all sizes and budgets plan their dream vacations, completely stress free. I truly love being able to give my clients the peace of mind that all they have to worry about is making magical memories that last a lifetime. I’ll handle the rest. 

While Disney is my passion, I can also help you travel to Universal (I’m a huge Harry Potter fan, and a Hufflepuff, for those who are curious!), cruise on most major cruise lines, and plan getaways to Sandals & Beaches resorts.

I’m so excited to help you make magic on your next Fantastical Vacation!

Travel Advisor | Ohio

Justen Hyland

Hey! I’m Justen! I’m a “girl dad“ from Dayton, OH. 

When my oldest daughter turned three, my wife Esther and I bought her a Snow White dress for her birthday. I didn’t think too much of it – I just figured little girls like dress up! But when she put that dress on and started singing and twirling through the grass on that perfect summer day something snapped in me! I knew we were gonna be a Disney family, and that I had to figure out how to take my princesses to Disney World. 

We do Disney with a preschooler and a toddler in the double stroller plus a baby in a baby carrier on our bodies, so I’ve got the real experience to help you plan a truly special trip even with your littlest loved ones!
Now, in my day job I’m a Worship Leader and Pastor at a wonderful church in Ohio, not a surgeon or an AI engineer. So, I’ve had to figure out how a young family can do Disney without selling off vital organs. I can guide you to the right trip without busting your piggy bank.

I’m an avid lover of travel  (nine countries on three continents and counting)- but it’s not about the travel. It’s about the people we travel with—the laughter and the joy and the forever memories of being together—that’s what I want to help you create!

Travel Advisor | Connecticut

Kathie Vrlik

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Hello! How can I help you plan a Fantastical Vacation? 

Hailing from the Northeast, I am a graduate of the Disney Institute with expertise in large group travel and a love for multi-generational trips. As the proud Mom of three (now teen and up) kids, travel has always been a huge part of our life and planning experiences for tough audiences is a challenge I enjoy.  Favorite destinations for us include Disney, cruising, Mexico and the United Kingdom.  

Favorite ride? Tie between Haunted Mansion and Flight of Passage. Favorite snack? Dole Whip Float, please! Favorite character? Gotta be the Boss Mouse himself- Mickey.   

Life is the downtime between vacations- Let’s make some memories!

Email:kathie@fantasticalvacations.com

Website:https://themousekeeper.com

Travel Advisor | North Carolina

Katie Hatcher

Hello! As a native Floridian, Disney was our favorite family vacation destination and I fell in love with the parks very early on in life. I spent a semester at the University of Central Florida in Orlando working in the Magic Kingdom. It was there that my fascination with Disney grew and my appreciation of their unique ability to create a magical vacation experience developed even more.

After getting married, I moved to Chicago in 2012.  My husband, Brandon, and I have three children that we love to take on road trip adventures. Our favorite places to go are Disney and Universal! We recently relocated to Charlotte and love our new area, especially being closer to the parks (and farther away from Chicago winters!)

I have always loved planning vacations and my family and friends have never hesitated to let me work my magic with their vacation planning! I have been the go-to person for all things Disney for as long as I can remember. My goal as a travel agent is to help families navigate their vacations so that they can focus on the gift of spending quality time with one another, rather than diminishing that gift with the time-consuming details that come with planning. We’ve all seen (or been!) those parents that look expended before lunch. Let me take the wheel of all of your vacation needs and steer you towards your next Fantastical Vacation!

Travel Advisor | Florida

Kayla Buck

Hey, y’all!

My name is Kayla, and as a person born in the 90s, I was RAISED by Disney! From the time I could talk, I would speak almost entirely in quotes from Disney movies, and as I grew older, my love for the Mouse grew with me.

I went to Disney World for the first time when I was 11, and since then, I have been more times than I can even count. One fun story that I love sharing from my park adventures was actually meeting my husband, Chris, in Epcot when we were both there for New Years! (If you want the full story, let me know!) In addition to being a lover of all things Disney, I am also a major Harry Potter nerd (I’m a Hufflepuff!), so Universal is like my home away from home.

My husband and I recently moved down to Florida in order to be closer to the parks, and I am actually now a Cast Member in Epcot! I hope to share all of my Disney and Universal experience with you as we begin planning your vacations. Whether it is a once-in-a-lifetime family trip or a fun couple’s getaway, I’d love to help make your vacation Fantastical!

Travel Advisor | Georgia

Kemi Mahoney

Hi, my name is Kemi! I’m a wife and mother and I love going on vacations! They’re such a good time to take a break from daily life to unwind and re-charge.  I especially love going to Disney and Universal. I’ve taken many trips with big groups, girls trips, alone with my husband, pregnant and more recently with toddlers and grandparents. I understand the challenges that can arise and how to prepare. Since becoming a mom it’s been wonderful to see and experience it through my children’s eyes. It’s always an amazing time for our family as we eat our way through the parks, relax at the resorts, enjoy the sights and sounds on Main Street and stare in awe of the firework shows. 

I also love planning vacations just as much as I love going! I find so much enjoyment in the preparations, the countdown and the anticipation of the next one. Worrying about tickets, dining reservations, fast-passes and transportation are all things I enjoy. Life can get busy and the thought of another thing to do can be too much. As your travel advisor, I can help take the stress away. I will use my years of experience going to the parks to help you navigate through the many overwhelming details. I have lots of tips and suggestions to help simplify and can especially help parents that are unsure how to navigate it all with little ones!

I would love the opportunity to get to know you and your family to help plan the vacation of your dreams! Together, we can plan vacations that will bring great joy and wonderful memories for years to come!

Travel Advisor | Kentucky

Laura Leonard

Hi, my name is Laura. I’m a Disney wife and mom. My husband and I have three amazing children and we love to travel, especially to Disney World and Universal. In 2014 we took our children to Disney World for the first time. That is when many would say the obsession began, but I call it a passion! I found myself searching and learning more about the wonderful world of Disney.

We have traveled to Disney World many, many times – at least twice a year. We have taken family trips, couples trips and solo trips. This past year I became an annual pass holder and signed up for my first RunDisney race! My Disney bucket list is to stay at every Disney resort at least once and I am halfway there!! We have attended the Halloween, Christmas, and after hour parties. We have traveled with young children and now with teenagers. Visiting water parks and experiencing all the extras there are to offer (golfing, boating, bicycles) are a must for us.

I have completed the College of Disney Knowledge and Universal and U training and it would be my pleasure to help you and your family plan a Fantastical Vacation and make your dreams come true! Let me help you take the stress out of planning your magical destination.

Travel Advisor | South Carolina

Leah Griffin

Hello! I am a native of Charleston, South Carolina! I am married to a wonderful, Disney loving husband and have created two Disney addicted children! Our favorite moments are when we can disconnect and visit the parks!


As a young kid, I recall trips to Disney and distinctly remember the magic and fantastical emotion the rides, fireworks and monorail created! As an adult, I’ve learned a new appreciation for all Walt Disney World does to create magical moments and a superior experience! My husband and I also love taking trips to Universal Studios. We love the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Dr. Seuss Land.


Our recent journeys have included infants and toddlers, along with a special adult only anniversary trip. That being said I understand the dedication, time and attention to detail it takes to plan a sensational vacation. It would be my greatest pleasure to assist with planning a dream vacation tailored specifically to your family’s desires!

Travel Advisor | Oklahoma

Leslie Jenkins

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Hello, my name is Leslie Jenkins!  I’m a huge Disney junkie!!! I was raised on the classics such as Beauty & the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids! to name a few.

When I’m not working my 8-5 career as an Executive Loan Assistant, I’m volunteering with the youth at our local church or whipping up some great dishes in the kitchen! But most of all, I’m constantly expanding my travel knowledge and planning the next Disney trip! I’m passionate about real people helping real people adventure.

I genuinely want my clients, friends, and family to have an amazing vacation. They know that I’m not going to sugar coat anything. I keep it real and also have a lot of knowledge and experience. Disney brings me so much joy and is my bread and butter. Being a specialist in Disney travel is a dream that has been on my heart for such a long time. I’m so happy to live a life that I love. If I can spread magic around to others by booking a vacation, I’m so happy to do it! My clients are the reason that I have a job!

If you or your family are looking for a magical getaway, whether that be to Walt Disney World or a tropical escape, I’d love to work for you! 

Travel Advisor | Wisconsin

Megan Gibson

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I love the magic of a vacation!  There is nothing better than the opportunity for family and friends to escape their day to day and experience something new together.  It is the best way to make memories with the people we love.

My husband and I, with our three boys, travel every chance we get.  Being midwesterners, our favorite destinations include warm temperatures and sunny skies!  We LOVE Disney and have also made memories at various Carribean All-Inclusive Resorts. 

I have traveled pregnant, with little kids and with grandparents, becoming well adversed to the challenges that brings.  I pride myself in being able to customize an experience for every type of traveler and every type of budget.

Planning a trip can be an intimidating task.  The research and details that overwhelms most is what I like best! Your vacation is my vacation.  Let me plan it for you so you can enjoy every minute.

Email:megangibson@fantasticalvacations.com

Website:https://www.vacationsbymegan.com

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Travel Advisor | Ohio

Megan Perkins

I grew up on Disney! Taking my first Disney trip at three and continuing every year or few after, I have been on 20+ Disney trips. I love Disney World, but I also enjoy planning new adventures,  and visiting other properties such as Aulani, Disney’s Hilton Head Resort, Europe, Disney Cruise Line, and all-inclusives. 

I specialize in the details.  I can give you advice on the best fast passes to book, adult dining options on cruises, or organize your extra magical experiences, such as Bibbity Bobbity Boutique, holiday parties, and more! 

I want to get to know your family and travel companions. My goal is to bring value to your experience by guiding and supporting you every step of the way, while keeping your priorities and preferences in mind.  I have planned a variety of travel experiences for myself, family, and friends including honeymoons, girls weekends, family vacations, and large gatherings.  

Want to keep those toddlers entertained? I’m your girl! Having three young boys myself, I know that busy families have their hands full and don’t need the added stress when planning a vacation. Let me do the research and assist you in making your travel dreams a reality! Whether it’s dining reservations or excursions,  on land or by sea, It would be my pleasure to help you create lasting, magical memories. 

Travel Advisor | Texas

Mike Bowers

Hello my name is Mike Bowers and I’m a self described Disney Dork. My love for Disney vacations began in 2017 when my family went for my daughter’s Kindermoon. I, like many dads, thought this would be a one time trip that you must “suffer” through for the family. Boy was I wrong. As with any investment, I researched and planned, and as I was planning for our trip, my thoughts of dread quickly turned into anticipation. I loved learning all the secrets to getting the most out of our Walt Disney World Vacation. After months of planning, our vacation was more amazing than we anticipated and we were hooked.  Since that trip, we have gone back to Walt Disney World every year as well as a trip to Aulani and a Disney Cruise.

While I enjoy each and every trip, I love the planning the most and always get a little disappointed when I do not have a trip to plan. One day my wife told me I should be a Travel Advisor because I do such a fantastic job making the most of each trip and could really help people planning their next vacation. Like any good husband I said “Yes Dear.”  

If I am not on a Disney Vacation you can usually catch me cooking bbq in my backyard or on a BBQ Crawl across Texas with my wife and daughter.

I’m excited and look forward to helping you plan the perfect vacation!

Travel Advisor | Indiana

Nicole Wooldridge

Hi!  My name is Nicole and I would love to help you plan your next vacation!  I love all types of travel but I especially love Walt Disney World and beautiful beaches.  I made my first trip to Disney when I was 5 and fell completely in love with the place.  I have been regularly going since 2002!  

I am happy to help you plan your trip whether it be to Disney, Universal, a cruise, or to relax on a beach!  I have years of personal travel experience and I love hearing other’s stories on where they have been or where they would like to go!

I am the wife of a wonderful husband, Ron, that has followed me and our children on some of our trips.  My two children love Disney and the variety of things that they have to offer.  My daughter, Natalie (15), now loves to go and enjoy the various food options at all of the parks.  My son, Levi (12), loves all things Star Wars and the People Mover!  My best travel companion and Disney lover is my sister Amanda!  I have only been to Disney one time without her!  

Travel Advisor | Pennsylvania

Staci Wheeler

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What if you could wake up in the happiest place on Earth without having to plan anything? All you have to do is tell someone how to make your dreams come true!  

My name is Staci and I am grateful to have experienced wonderful vacations with my family and friends throughout my life.  I first experienced Walt Disney World and Universal Studios as a child but I never thought it would become a yearly visit. Since meeting my husband, we have vacationed to Orlando many times and 5 of them in the last 5 years with our own children.

With his family living in Texas and mine in Pennsylvania, it is a great place to vacation together as a family. From giving my little girls the gift of meeting their favorite princesses to seeing our parents smiling on each ride, these are memories that I continue to cherish each visit.    

I understand the care and detail it takes to plan a personalized vacation.  Whether you want a romantic weekend getaway or are looking to have your next family reunion, I look forward to hearing what will make your next vacation magical. Reach out for a free quote to plan your next ‘Fantastical Vacation’ and start turning your dreams into memories. 

Email:staci@fantasticalvacations.com

Website:https://www.2travelingprincesses.com

Travel Advisor | Texas

Stephanie Barr

Hi I’m Stephanie!  I have been an Army wife to my husband Nathan for 16 years.  We have lived and traveled many places (our family loves to travel).  We began our Disney journey just a few short years ago with our three boys Henry, James and Benjamin.  After one visit, I was hooked!  I love Disney. I have made several trips to Walt Disney World and have aspirations to travel to Disneyland soon.  I also enjoy beach getaways and quick weekend excursions as well.    

I love helping others find their passion for traveling!  I enjoy helping with tips and tricks to ease planning and preparation.  My love for traveling has turned into wanting to help as many as I can have a blast on whichever vacation they choose for their families!  

Thank you for letting me assist you on creating the best vacation for you and your family!

Travel Advisor | Arkansas

Stephanie Bartlett

I love vacations! I love going on them, planning them, living through others vacations…. however I can get one! My son and I practically live with our bags packed and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Coming from a family who didn’t vacation much, I really developed my love for travel when I had my son. I want him to see and experience the World! 

Vacations are magical. If you think about it, vacations have many special powers. They bring people together, pulling us out of our comfort zones and providing new experiences that strengthen our bonds. They can also mend relationships, by allowing us to get out of our busy routines and focus our attention on the relationships that are in front of us. They can be exciting, relaxing, and even a blend of both. I have always believed in the power of a good vacation. Our favorite places to visit are Disney World and Universal Studios Florida. We also love a good cruise and all-Inclusive resort. I truly enjoy making even the smallest budgets magical! As your travel agent, I will take the stress out of planning your next vacation. By getting to know your family, I will help you plan the perfect getaway.

Travel Advisor | Virginia

Stephanie Crabbe

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Vacations equal happiness for me and as Donald Duck once said, “ The richest thing we will ever own is happiness.” 

I am a true believer that vacations are good for the soul. They’re a great way to break your normal routine, creating opportunities to encounter new cultures, foods and experiences. More importantly, vacations build lifelong memories!

As a child, my family and I took many vacations together so I knew that would be an important part in raising my own family. My husband and I now love to travel with our two boys. Together, we have enjoyed Disney, Cruises and Beach vacations. Of all of the memories we’ve made, I have to admit seeing my boy’s faces as they saw Cinderella Castle for the first time melted my heart. It’s definitely something I will remember for a lifetime. 

As much as I love going on vacation, I also love to plan them! I know by putting extra effort into the planning of a vacation, my family and I will have a better experience. 

I would love to do the same for you! Whether it is a once-in-a-lifetime trip, a budget-friendly family vacation or an adult get-away, let me assist you in planning your vacation to happiness!!

Travel Advisor | Texas

Tammy Horan

Hi y’all, I’m Tammy! I am a Texas girl, wife to my best friend, and mama to the coolest 1y/o.  From the time I was young, I’ve always been passionate about travel. I just love learning about other cultures, trying new things, and making all the memories.  I have had the opportunity to live in New York, California, Rhode Island, and London. I have visited over 30 states and 8 countries…but my heart belongs to Disney. Some of my best memories were made with Disney including my first vacation ever, my first half marathon, our honeymoon cruise, and our daughter’s first vacation.

Whether you love the thrills, to cruise, lounge on a beach, or visit THE castle, I look forward to helping you plan your most magical memories!

Travel Advisor | Indiana

Zach Vaughn

Hey everyone!


My name is Zach! My love for Disney didn’t start until 5 years ago when I met my wife Jessica. If you were to look up “Disney Fanatic “in the dictionary, it would be a picture of my wife! My actual first real trip to Disney World was in 2016 and we have been going at least once every year since. If they keep adding more Star Wars attractions to Galaxy’s Edge we might just have to move to Florida! 


Planning our trips brings so much excitement and joy and that’s what makes me want to be Travel Advisor. The excitement I have is what I want to bring to other families. I look forward to helping you plan a magical experience with Fantastical Vacations!

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