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Planning A Vacation ~ Spring Break or Anytime

As you may or may not know, I used to be a travel agent. Planning a vacation was one of my main job duties. I was actually employed in the travel industry for 25 plus years. As well as being a travel agent, I also worked in the reservations department for Apple Vacations for a couple of years, and worked for United Express Airlines for 14 years. All that to say, I’ve planned a vacation or two in my day 🙂
Lots of things have changed since I graduated from travel school in the 80’s … the internet being the most profound one. Planning a vacation online is easy for anyone with even a modest familiarity with computers.
Many people book their own travel these days. Most travel websites are very user friendly, guiding the user along each step of the way. After just a few clicks of your mouse and entering in your credit card info, you can pretty much start packing your bags 🙂
Perhaps these check lists (that I’ve found online) will be helpful to you as you plan your next vacation …

Always remember, if you don’t have the time or just plain don’t feel like it, I would be happy to “help” you by doing all the vacation planning research for you … I’m just a phone call away 🙂

Planning Your Summer Vacation

It’s summertime !!  Where did you go on your vacation ?

What ? You haven’t had one yet ?  Don’t worry, there’s still time 🙂

That being said, remember that time has a way of flying by quickly.

What kind of vacation do you like? Do you like laying on the beach, soaking up the rays? Do you like visiting theme parks with thrill rides? How about spending time in the great outdoors enjoying nature? Or maybe you like being pampered at a spa? Are you a history buff?

There are so many different choices … just choose the one that fits your idea of the perfect vacation.  Then, of course, there are multiple forms of transportation to get you there … plane – train – car – boat. If you choose a cruise, your transportation is part of the vacation 🙂

For me, I think I’d have to say my favorite would be a cruise. Waking up each morning in a new place is a fun adventure (and you don’t have to keep packing and unpacking) … but I also love Disney World.  I believe everyone should be a kid at heart. So, for my dream vacation, I would love to book a Disney Land and Sea Package. For a week long vacation, you can choose 4 days at sea and 3 in the parks, or 3 at sea and 4 in the parks.  You can customize it to work with how many days your vacation is, for example 3,7,10 or more days.  I think I’d like to do the parks for the first part of the week, so then I can rest my poor tired aching feet while lounging poolside sipping a Pina Colada or, perhaps, a Bahama Mama on deck.

John thought this shark wanted it's belly rubbed.

My husband thought this shark wanted it’s belly rubbed.  Umm … Honey, it’s not a dog.


I just love being on vacation, our last trip was a romantic cruise to the Bahamas celebrating our anniversary!  While I love traveling, I also love the researching and planning part of it.  I love searching for the best price. Sometimes I really miss being a travel agent.  I loved meeting with my client and discussing their dream vacation; finding out their interests and their budget, and then putting together a trip that they’d always remember 🙂

While I don’t currently work with an agency, I can still use my knowledge and many many years of experience to plan a wonderful trip for you.

There are so many online booking options. Let Tracy Helps You do the time consuming research and planning for your next vacation.  With my extensive experience, I’ll put together a great trip for you and help you make the reservations online. BTW, sorry for all the smiley faces, but planning vacations makes me happy.

Leave a comment telling me about your dream vacation 🙂