Monday, September 17, 2018

Surfers Healing Virginia Beach

In August, Kristy and I spent 2 glorious days on the beach with over 450 surfers and their families at the Surfers Healing Camp in Virginia Beach.  We were there sharing what travel services we can provide for those families who have special needs to consider when making their travel plans.

For 21 years Surfers Healing, an organization whose mission is "to enrich the lives of people living with autism by exposing them to the unique experience of surfing"  has been hosting camps where surfers from all over the world, help children on the spectrum experience surfing.  This year marked the 14th year the camp has been held at Virginia Beach.  The event is so popular that families register in order to participate in a lottery to win slots for their children to surf.

We fortunately had our tent next to the speakers tent and the massage tent where the surfers and event organizers congregated. We met surfers from all over the world, including Hawaii and Australia who traveled to surf with these children.

 Event organizers thought of everything - including tents to shade surfers as they awaited their turns.

Families watching their surfers

One happy surfer!

We met families from faraway states who traveled for this event.  We are happy to help with any travel plans you may have to participate in my local event or any other events across the country.  With the exception of the Hawaii 2018 camps, which are TBA, registration for all 2018 camps is closed.  2019 is just around the corner though!

If you would like more information about Surfers Healing Virginia Beach click here.

For information on Surfers Healing Camps nationally click here.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Meet Becca, the Newest Member of Our Team!

 Today, we'd like to introduce you to the fabulous Becca!  Becca is a mom of five, wife to a navy veteran, military mom, homeschooling mom, and Disney lover extraordinaire.  Please help us welcome Becca to the team as she tells us a bit about herself!

My favorite way to spend time is helping friends plan their Disney trips.

I love sharing tips and tricks along the way to help make their vacations more memorable and stress-free. Planning itineraries, making dining recommendations and reservations, making fastpass recommendations
 and reserving them for you - these are all services I provide with pleasure! If you’re looking for a travel specialist who feels like your knowledgeable Disney friend - you’ve found her! Message me for a quote today and let’s start making your Disney travel
 dreams come true. ❤️

My first disney World trip was in 1989, followed by another in 1992, when I was a teenager. I began taking my own family in 2002, followed by trips in 2005, 2006, 2007... you get the idea! We visit
 our favorite magical destination nearly every year, sometimes more than once. ;-)

Though our first family trip was as a family of four, our latest trip included all five of our children and our new son-in-law! We have stayed multiple times at Disney’s Pop Century, Disney’s Caribbean
 Beach, Disney’s Port Orleans (Riverside and French Quarter), and at Animal Kingdom Lodge - as well as a few nights at a Disney Springs Resort.

After my family’s second trip, I discovered that the planning is one of my favorite parts of going to Disney World. I started sharing that love with friends and planning itineraries that worked
 for them, too. My friends and family have finally convinced me to put my passion to work, and now I am excited to make it official - and I can’t wait to help you with all of your Disney booking and planning needs!