Family Vacations

Family vacations are the time when you get to unplug, unwind, and be with your favorite people.

Want a trip where there are activities for all? Prefer a vacation where all there is only downtime? I can help with that.

I have been taking our girls on trips since they were babies and have so many ideas!

Gretchen The Chains
The Chains

"Gretchen's planning of our family vacations has consistently exceeded our expectations. She attends to every detail with precision and thoughtfulness. Each of us from age 3 to 65 sing her praises."

Gretchen McAllister Jackson Family
McCalister-Jackson-Collins Family

"I book my travel with Gretchen for family group trips of 10 to 12 people. She coordinates the flights, hotels and activities, saving me time and money. If you are planning your vacation for the family or group, I recommend you contact Gretchen to help plan your trip and make the travel arrangements. Gretchen is great to work with, helpful, and will make it easier for you to go and have fun." 

Melissa Engelmann and Merri Tarrant
Melissa Engelmann and Merri Tarrant

"All of Gretchen’s personal recommendations were spot on for our Disneyland Trip!  We had such peace of mind using her vast Disney knowledge."

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Vacation Report: Rhine River Graduation Celebration

I just returned from the most beautifully orchestrated trip of a lifetime with my 18-year-old daughter.  During the incredible changing landscape of a pandemic and travel, our trip was canceled, moved, and modified 6 times.  I would have given up on the entire process if it were not for Gretchen.  Every time there was a …

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Adapting to a Transitional Time in Travel

(Disclaimer: The following information is as of August 24, 2021, and is subject to change.)  Travel, like everything else, came to a screeching halt in March 2020. The return is back, but it is different than pre-pandemic. I’ve visited Europe, Mexico, Jamaica, New York City, Walt Disney World, and Hawaii – in some cases multiple …

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Updated Hawaii Travel Protocols

UPDATED 8/12/2021 (Disclaimer: The following information is as of August 12, 2021, and is subject to change.)  I’ve had the opportunity to visit Hawaii twice since the islands began allowing travelers from the mainland to visit – Maui in January and Oahu in May. In that short span, a lot of things changed. As of …

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Finding Magic: Orlando Theme Parks Open!

I’ve been wanting to see how theme parks are operating now that they’ve re-opened. So, last weekend, we visited four theme parks in three days! It was a whirlwind – packed with fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom Park, Universal’s Island of Adventure, and Universal Studios Orlando. Before you go – please make sure …

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Vacation Report: Pursell Family Vacations

Gretchen has planned such wonderful and memorable vacations for my husband and me, and for our family.  We have traveled to Hawaii, Italy, Greece, the southwestern United States, and been on a Disney Cruise – and have plans for a European River cruise and a trip to Turks and Caicos for the upcoming year.   …

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Cancun 2020? Check!

“How was the flight?” That’s right! I just returned from two resort visits in Cancun. It was so exciting to travel again. Southwest was amazing! Clean, orderly, respectful, middle seats blocked, and everyone in masks. I felt completely at ease and safe. It was hard to believe I hadn’t been on a plane for over …

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