Fees

Like many people, you may not know how travel agents make money. The answer is: it depends.

Often I am paid a commission by the company or supplier I book with, with no charge to you whatsoever.

In some cases, with customized trips or vacations that require more expertise, research, and time, I charge a fee which allows me to dedicate the appropriate amount of time to planning the perfect trip for you. I will let you know after our initial consultation call if the trip you want to book will require any sort of up-front fee, and you can also get a quick feel for how my fee structure works by reading on.

Walt Disney World

Complimentary Services (included with all packages booked through me and consisting of at least a 4-night stay at a Walt Disney World hotel and at least 3-day tickets)

  • Initial consultation by phone or email to get to know your family and vacation wishes
  • Guidance on selecting a resort and ticket package, including any add-ons, to fit the needs of your family
  • Booking the trip and handling all payments
  • Advance Dining reservations (guidance and booking)
  • Fast pass reservations (guidance and booking)
  • Customized touring plan, general Disney tips and tricks
  • Disney surprise pre-trip goody box

Paid Services (only charged on Walt Disney World trips that do NOT include at least a 4-night stay at a Disney World hotel and 3-day park tickets.

 $100 $250 $350
Initial consultation x x x
Guidance on selecting resort, dates, length of stay, etc. x x x
Booking the trip and/or purchasing the tickets x x x
Guidance on advance dining reservations x x x
Booking advance dining reservations  x x
Guidance on Fast Pass reservations x x x
Booking Fast Pass reservations  x x
Customized touring plan  x x
General Disney tips and tricks  x x
Disney surprise pre-trip goody box   x

All fees above are for a family of up to 6. Add $25 for each additional individual.

Universal

Complimentary Services (with the purchase of the park-to-park option on tickets purchased through me)

  • Initial consultation by phone or email to get to know your family and vacation wishes
  • Guidance on selecting a resort, length of stay, ticket options, and add-on options
  • Booking the trip and handling all payments
  • General touring advice and tips

Fun in the Sun

Complimentary Services (for all-inclusive vacation packages and Disney Cruise Line sailings)

  • Initial consultation by phone or email to get to know your family and vacation wishes
  • Quote of up to 3 resorts or cruises that best fit your family and budget with any explanation or suggestions based on my knowledge of you and the vacation packages
  • Booking the vacation and handling all payments
  • Providing information throughout the planning process that you need for the destination, resort, or cruise you ultimately chose

In order to ensure that your trip is something that I am confident you will be delighted in, the minimum budget I accept for a Fun in the Sun vacation package is $200 per person per night (not including airfare)

Cruises
(Excluding Disney Cruise Line, which is covered above – see Fun in the Sun)

Paid Services (charged for all cruises except those on Disney Cruise Line)

The sheer volume of cruise lines, ports, sailing dates, and itineraries requires that I charge a $150 non-refundable research fee to ensure I am able to dedicate an adequate amount of time to finding the perfect sailing for you. This fee includes:

  • Initial consultation by phone or email to get to know your family and vacation wishes
  • Quote of up to 4 cruises that best fit your family and budget with any explanation or suggestions based on my knowledge of you and the vacation packages
  • One revision to the original quote (such as change of dates or itinerary)
  • Booking the vacation and handling all payments
  • Providing information throughout the planning process that you need for the cruise you ultimately chose

Further revisions or research may be subject to additional fees.

FIT (Free Independent Travel)

“FIT” is travel lingo for a customized itinerary to locations stateside or internationally – a weekend in San Francisco or two weeks in Europe, for example. These unique trips allow me the opportunity to build an itinerary that is tailor made for you and your needs using my network of travel vendors and connections with individuals that have a treasure trove of knowledge about the locations you’ll be visiting

Paid Services (charged for all FIT trips)

FIT trips are the most customized-to-you product offering that I have, so I charge a $250 non-refundable research fee to allow me to dedicate an adequate amount of time to piecing together the perfect trip itinerary for you. This fee includes:

  • Initial consultation by phone or email to get to know your family and vacation wishes
  • A customized proposal curated to your wishes within 2 weeks of initial consultation call
  • Revisions, as needed, to proposal
  • Booking all components of the trip, including air, lodging, tours, and insurance
  • Continued follow up as trip approaches to answer questions and prepare you for the trip
  • Availability during travel as needed