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Award Winning Destinations with Character Travel is a Full Service, Disney EarMarked Travel Agency Specializing in Cruises & River Cruises, All Inclusive Resorts, Theme Park Vacations at Disney, Universal, SeaWorld & Bush Gardens Parks, Tours, Dude Ranches, Hotel Bookings and MORE.
We strive to provide our clients with a Hassle Free & Stress Free vacation experience. Our clients range from singles to multi-generational families from all walks of life. Our clients come to US from across the United States & Canada, looking for a travel agency to trust with their vacation memories. We Offer Customized & Personalized Vacation Services, to all Destinations based on our client’s Specific Needs and Desires.
Our Work Ethic, Pride In Our Work, and Attention To Details are why the Majority of Our Clients become Repeat Clients!
Our mission is to provide a hassle and stress free vacation so you can focus on creating memories.
Experience That Provides Unmatched Value
While the Disney, Universal, SeaWorld, & Bush Gardens Theme Parks offer a wide variety of packages and lodgings to suit almost every budget, planning a vacation can still be an expensive, planning intensive, and stressful experience for many. In addition, when looking for a cruise or all inclusive resort, sorting through the number of options available such as cruise lines, ships, resorts and included activities, can be a daunting task. We provide first-hand knowledge of a majority of our offerings and can help guide you through the variety of great dinning experiences trips with as many details as you would like. We also continually update our training of our cruise lines and all-inclusive resorts to maintain a high level of knowledge to offer our clients.
What’s Our Difference
Vacations can be an expensive, planning intensive, and stressful experience for many. We provide first-hand knowledge of a majority of the resorts and can help guide you through the variety of great dinning experiences trips with as many details as you would like. We also continually update our training of our cruise lines and all-inclusive resorts via training courses and in person experiences, to maintain a high level of knowledge to offer our clients.
What We Offer
We offer knowledgeable and friendly services to our clients to assist them in the planning and booking of their vacation experience with our Cruise lines, All Inclusive Resorts, Disney, Universal, SeaWorld & Bush Gardens Parks.
Strong Values Bring Great People Together
All of our travel consultants are all Graduates of the College of Disney Knowledge.
We believe in providing you with a personal travel consultant to ensure you get the best out of your trip.
We pride ourselves in our work and attention to detail, giving you a hassle free, no stress vacation process.
Meet Our Team of Expert Consultants
Our travel agency is family owned and operated and is an authorized Disney Vacation Planner. All of our team members have passed the College of Disney Knowledge and all annual assessments.
We are Don & Tina the Owners of Destinations with Character Travel.
We are living our dream of making travel available to people of all walks of life! We are life long travel and Disney fans starting with family trips as a child to Disneyland, Universal Hollywood, Silver City, Branson Missouri, Grand Canyon National Park, the Walt Disney World Resort, Clearwater Beach, the Bahamas, and dozens of other U.S. destinations.
As adults we’ve traveled to many locations including dozens of trips to Walt Disney World at the majority of Resorts including Concierge and Club Levels, Disney Vacation Club Resorts (We own 2 DVC contracts), Russia, Germany, Singapore and Cambodia. Owning our own agency is a dream come true and a way to realize our goal of making travel available to everyone, no matter what their background or budget.
Our agents work together as a team, sharing their knowledge and helping each other to make sure all of our clients get the same level of service. We take pride in the fact that we will be available for you from the first day of planning right up until the day you return home.
Remember we are, “Someone To Trust With Your Vacation Memories“, because we believe, “No One Should Be Denied A Vacation Based on Needs or Budget“. We are here to make your vacation as Magical as possible!
My name is Colin Hile and I currently call the Great Lakes state home with my fiancé! After college, I left Michigan to live in Florida for 7 years. Calling Orlando and then the Tampa Bay region home. During my time in Florida I worked with the Walt Disney Co. and I created magic at the Magic Kingdom and Grand Floridian resort. While in Florida you best believe i took advantage of every travel opportunity I could. From going on cruises, traveling to Florida destination towns, and of course visiting the several theme parks and events! My hope is to build a connection with any client I work and to share my previous travel experiences to make your future travels a breeze. I will use all my tidbit information I’ve learned and show you how make the most out of your dream vacation! I am beyond excited to be part of the Destination with Character team and can’t wait for my opportunity to speak with you!
I currently live in the quaint shoreline town of Mystic, CT with my husband Wayne and two boys, William and Jordan. Before settling here We lived all over the US and in Hawaii before my husband retired from the Navy. I love to travel and am a frequent visitor of Walt Disney World and was even lucky enough to visit Disneyland in Tokyo a few times. While living in Waikiki, on the island of Oahu for three years, I was able to experience the history and culture of the Hawaiian islands and became very familiar with all that these beautiful islands have to offer. I would love to help you plan the island vacation of your dreams!
I am a lifelong Disney fan and I enjoy helping my clients and friends to plan dream vacations and make memories that will last a lifetime. I am very familiar with the parks, resorts and restaurants at Disney World and the Disneyland resort (and also knowledgeable about the Southern California area and attractions, having lived in San Diego). From booking your vacation, to taking care of dining plans, special events, fast passes and any other details to make your trip special, I am there every step of the way to make sure your vacation is as magical and memorable as possible.
We are Ken and Nikki Dangman, and we are a Disney loving family! I (Nikki) grew up going to Disney, Universal Studios, and Sea World as part of my family vacations every summer of my life. Once we were married, we knew we wanted to share Disney with our own kids. We have two boys that have been going to Disney every year since they were 2 and 18 months old. After our first trip, Ken realized how good I was at planning because we never waited more than 20 minutes for anything, and we had traveled at Christmas time too! We rode all the popular rides multiple times and went to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party! From there, our family was hooked. We have traveled to most major parts of Florida and cruised to The Bahamas. Currently, we average about two vacations a year. We try to travel and experience all Disney has to offer across the country. Our family has experienced different resorts and have done the dining plan multiple times. We have flown and we have driven to Florida. Over the years, we have experienced many Early Magic hour events, After Hour events, tours, etc. We have even done Disney without our kids, and it was amazing! Our different experiences can be very valuable in helping to plan your trip. I study all things “Disney” on the side, and have been helping family and friends plan vacations for years now. We thought it was a great opportunity to put our passion to good use and join the ranks of the official vacation planners. We look forward to the opportunity to help plan a memorable vacation for you.
Hi All!!!!!!! Amber here!!!!! I am so excited to be a part of the Destinations with Character Travel Services team! I have been obsessed with travel for as long as I can remember, and strive to keep my knowledge and experiences current, as to better help my clients!! When I signed on in October 2017, I didn’t know I would be truly discovering my passion! I knew I was a good travel researcher, and that I loved to help people with tips and tricks, but I didn’t know that it would become such a huge part of me. This is what I was meant to do!! I love helping to take the stress out of travel planning, and give my clients the opportunity to just ENJOY! I’m always available to “talk shop” and to help see if we can meet whatever budget you have in mind! Feel free to ask me anything!! I’m here to help!
Welcome! My name is Susanne Kaluzinski and I have been a travel agent for the last 8+ years. I am also a full-time project manager, wife, and mother to 3! I started being a travel agent when I saw close friends try to book their magical Disney vacations without knowing the parks, resorts or any tips and tricks. I knew so much from visiting Disney several times a year with my family, and I knew I could help clients have the most magical time.
Over the last 8 years I have grown my business into more than just booking Disney. I have specialized in all of Disney (Including Disneyworld/Disneyland/Disneyland Paris), Universal, Sandals, Cruises, All-inclusive and I continue to learn more and more! My main goal is to ensure that I am at the top of my game, staying on top of new suppliers and offers as well as always providing the best customer service for my clients from the start of just talking about a vacation all the way through hearing about how great their trip went. I am very thankful to be a part of the Destinations with Character Travel Services and can’t wait to help plan your next adventure.
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I’m Tanya, a retired officer that has been blessed to return to my first loves: Disney, travelling and photography! As a child, I loved to travel. That passion has followed me through the years and has been the driving force for my ability to focus on the individual client’s needs while helping plan everything from honeymoons to business trips to family vacations. I can help clients navigate booking hotels/resorts, cruises and transportation.
My hope is to build lasting client relationships by providing the best travel experience. Whether planning travels based on a fixed budget or the sky’s the limit, I’ll do all I can to ensure your travel dreams come true. I’m so excited to be a part of the Destinations with Character Services Team!
Hello, I am Maryanne Walsh, an avid traveler and Disney Cruise addict. I’ve had a professional career in business/finance, with a passion for travel. Planning my own trips has always been a lot of fun and I can spend hours researching destinations. I was brainstorming my dream career path with my husband, and I couldn’t get travel agent out of my head. I took advantage of a great opportunity and joined Destinations With Character to become an official vacation planner. I’ve had many visits to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, SeaWorld, Busch Gardens Tampa, Universal Orlando, along with 2 Royal Caribbean Cruises, and 3 Disney Cruises. I have also extensively traveled to Europe, visiting the major cities in Europe, and done 2 group guided hiking trips in Europe. In addition, I have spent time in Canada, Costa Rica, and the Caribbean. I’d love to help you plan a memorable vacation!
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I am a seasoned Walt Disney World traveler. I could book my own trip but everything is so much better now that I work with the team from Destinations with Character. They do all of the heavy lifting, book everything I need and gave me wonderful suggestions for our trips. If I wanted to do some planning on my own they still acted as a wonderful support system. It is wonderful to have people who love Disney and traveling as much as I do. Their knowledge made our last couple of trips amazing. They pick up their phone and answer all emails immediately. Their attention to detail and personal service puts them a step above any other travel agents that I have worked with in the past.
I’ve used Destinations with Character Travel Services for all of my vacation needs for years! From a full Disney World vacation, to a quick overnight trip, they’ve been amazing at helping us out! Their staff always finds us the best deals and the service is second to none! If you’re looking for a great travel agency who will make your trip special, look no further than Destinations with Character Travel!
We have used Destinations with Character Travel Services several years in a row. Although my family knows Disney World well, they know it better! It is great to have someone to call when we need help planning and to find the bargains for us. Relax and let them do the planning. Highly, highly recommended!
Planned our Disney vacation for a large group of ten people with people leaving and coming at different points.
Taught me how to navigate a digital Disney world. Even went in and did things for our group. Had me managing everyone from hotel visits to lighting lanes. Found us transportation to and from everywhere and scheduled us a day at universal with travel to and from. We also had a baby and booster seats/ car seats were always set up.
Helped me every step of the way. Thanks for everything!!
Amber is wonderful! She booked a perfect Disney vacation for my mom, grandmother, my daughter and myself. She also has booked a cruise for my husband, daughter and myself. She is so knowledgeable on everything travel related and if she doesn’t have an answer, she goes above and beyond to find the answer for you. Highly recommend booking with Amber!