Robin’s love of travel grew from the many trips she took as a child with her parents & grandparents. She is a seasoned traveler from coast to coast; she has also visited Mexico, Canada, Scotland and the Caribbean. Walt Disney World® is her favorite vacation destination-having first visited there in 1973. She also completed the Disney College program in 1993. Robin had an Annual Pass for Disneyland® when she lived in CA & has sailed on Disney Cruise Line®. In 2008 Robin started taking her own family to Disney Destinations annually. One year she did what her husband called the “Disney Trifecta”: Disneyland® in May, followed by Walt Disney World® and The Disney Cruise® over July 4th.
Robin has helped plan other vacations such as Caribbean trips & cruises for families and honeymooners. She has sailed on Royal Caribbean & Carnival and has a Norwegian Cruise Line vacation planned for next year.
Robin has an Associates of Applied Science in Hotel, Restaurant, and Travel Management from Nassau Community College. She has a CTA (Certified Travel Associate) through the Travel Institute and she has graduated from the Disney College of Knowledge®. She attends many workshops, and webinars as well as the Disney Agent Education Program to further her travel knowledge. Robin has been a Vacation Specialist for a total of 9 years. She started from 1994- 2001, and returned to her love of travel (once her daughters matured)–to focus on helping her family & friends with their dream trips. She can’t wait to help your family enjoy your magical vacation. Robin likes to say, “I don’t sell trips; I sell experiences & memories!”
Ashley grew up in a family that deeply valued vacations and were quick to pack up the mini-van and take a road trip to many state parks and attractions in the southeast. Ashley’s first plane ride, at the age of 15, was to New York City with her mom, where her passion for musical theater and culinary arts were ignited. Since that trip, Ashley has logged thousands of air miles and visited many states for work while in the beauty industry as a corporate educator. She looks forward to completing her goal of visiting every state in the USA by the time she’s 40 (she’s holding steady at 30 states so far!)
Ashley is married to her best friend, Stephen, and is the mother to a fearless toddler named Arden. The Bunger family resides in Orlando, FL, where they are Walt Disney World® annual pass holders. Visiting the Disney theme parks is a weekly occurrence for them. Ashley and Stephen have been on numerous cruises to the Caribbean, and can’t wait to take their love of adventure on the road to Ireland next year as they celebrate their 5-year anniversary.
Kristen’s love to plan travel began at a young age. In middle school her Dad gave her the job of planning a cruise for her family of 6. That is whenher passion began. It has always been her dream to plan other families’ vacations. Her specialty is in planning trips to Walt Disney World ® Resort. She started going to Walt Disney World ® as a small child and has been going back as often as possible. As a mom now, she understands how taking trips is a great way of making memories that will last a life time. She has traveled and planned vacations throughout the USA. Kristen has a large extended family and enjoys planning the trips they take together.
Anna has always enjoyed traveling. Since she can remember, family vacations were always very important and taken annually. These trips consisted mostly of visits to the North and South Carolina Coasts but have included some trips to New York, California, Disneyland ® and numerous trips to Walt Disney World ®. Since having children of her own she has developed a passion for not only visiting Walt Disney World ® but for planning trips there as well. After planning multiple trips of her own and assisting friends and family with their trips, she has decided to make a career of travel planning. Anna loves traveling with her husband and three children, values the importance of family vacations and the lasting memories they create. She would love to help you plan your next magical vacation.
Laura has had a passion for helping people her whole life. One of her life’s mottos is, “A stranger is just a friend you haven’t met yet.” This core value and belief combined with her zest for life have served her well in her professional life. She has been a social worker, therapeutic foster parent, and case manager for people with all kinds of health differences; advocating for children and adults with differing cognitive, mobility, sensory, hearing and visual abilities. In her personal life, she is a self-professed foodie, lover of winter and downhill skiing, and geocaching newbie. She has also been involved with animal rescue organizations. Through her extensive experience in stage managing shows for community theater, Laura discovered that she had a gift for and found great joy in coordinating complex projects with many moving parts from behind the scenes to bring together an amazing production and have it all run seamlessly. She was able to start putting those skills to use planning multiple trips for large groups of young people and their families and/or chaperons while doing youth work with local communities of faith.
Laura’s love of travel begun when her parents decided that at the age of six, she was ready to fly solo to visit her grandparents in New York City. There she was treated to such experiences as a production of Swan Lake ballet at Lincoln Center, the Rockettes’ show at Radio City Music Hall, and lunch at the Carnegie Deli. As she and her siblings grew older, vacations became road trips that included historical venues, amusement parks, and cultural experiences. She often camped in Canada and all along the east coast with activities such as hiking, canoeing, digging for clams, deep sea fishing, sailing ,star gazing, nature talks and white water rafting. It was through these experiences that Laura learned that for some people, “vacation” meant doing as much as possible and for other people a vacation means doing as little as possible.
Laura nurtured that love for travel during high school as president of the student exchange club, helping to match international students with local homes. She also participated in a Girl Scout program that allowed her canoe the Erie canal, back pack for two weeks in the Adirondacks, and bicycle from Buffalo, NY, to Toronto, Canada.It was during those experiences that Laura discovered travel is about both the journey and the destination. It is about forming and strengthening relationships with others and with ourselves. It is about moments of unbridled joy or breathtaking splendor and it is about the chance to revel in beautiful cultures and traditions of others.
In the many years since, she ventured out into the world traveling to Walt Disney World® Resort, Disney Land®, Universal Studios® Orlando, and has a personal goal to ride a rollercoaster in every state. Her international travel is also extensive, with adventures in France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Zaire, Kenya, Senegal, Quebec and Isla de Mujeres. Through cruising with Disney Cruise Line® and Royal Caribbean International, she has experienced Haiti, Jamaica, Nassau and life on the high seas. Laura is completely committed to assisting individuals, families, and groups of people with differing abilities and challenges have the vacation of their dreams. Let her help you see there are No Boundaries to a great vacation!
Donna has always loved to travel. It started with Girl Scout Wider Opportunities to places like Oklahoma, California, camping up and down the Rocky Mountains, and an amazing trip to Alaska. Growing up in multicultural South Texas gave her a true feel for the richness of other cultures around the world. As an adult, she married her husband in 1999 and has been relocated multiple times around the country. Spending her honeymoon at Sandals in Jamaica was the first foray into other countries and she hasn’t stopped since. While living in Seattle, WA, Donna completed a Bachelors of Arts degree with concentrations in Culture, Literature and Art. As her final class to graduate, she traveled to Italy for study. By then the European bug had bitten and she has since gone back a number of times to see more of the continent. Since she routinely travels with her family, Donna can anticipate the needs of families looking to explore this great big world and would be happy to help in any way possible.
Some of Beth’s fondest childhood memories are wrapped up in family vacations. From road trips to Florida to visit her great-grandparent’s winter home, to church retreats in the mountains of North Carolina, or skiing the peaks in West Virginia, Beth learned at an early age that experiencing new places added important layers of relationship to her and her family. Her first trip abroad was in the summer of 1976 after her first year in college, when her grandparents invited her to join them on a trip to Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Germany and she fell in love with Europe. In 1981 she spent a summer in Scotland after she graduated from college, and shortly after, she accepted a position with Piedmont Airlines, which added fuel to the proverbial travel fire deep inside her.
In 1985 she was hired by a travel agency in Charlotte, NC where she was trained in the fields of corporate and leisure travel and her desire to travel increased. Since that time, Beth has visited much of Europe (some countries several times!) and the British Isles with her husband, Jim, including England, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Russia, France, Germany, Poland, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Majorca, Spain and Egypt, some on land and some by sea. Besides Europe, Beth and Jim have cruised Alaska and many of the Caribbean Islands.
Beth first visited Israel in the early 1990’s on a trip lead by her Mother, and in the years to follow, she became part of the planning process. They would lead more than 8 groups together before her Mother passed the baton to her in 2012, and due to her deep faith and love for the people of Israel, Beth hopes she will continue leading groups there for many years to come.
Beth joined Outlander Travel in December, and by adding her expertise in the corporate market to the list, Outlander can now serve your travel needs, no matter the type. Email Beth today and let her be your “window to the world.”
From a young age Amy was exposed to traveling because of her family’s love of travel. Her parents were avid travelers and took Amy with them on many an adventure. When she was in her early twenties, Amy became a Flight Attendant so she could travel and experience the world and her travel experiences have been rich and exciting. Just to name a few examples: riding a camel in Egypt at the Pyramids, Christmas markets in Germany, and a safari in South Africa. Amy is excited to share her love for travel with you as she helps you plan your vacations. Whatever you wish to experience — a River Cruise on the Rhine, an all inclusive resort in the Caribbean, touring Europe or cruising any one of Earth’s oceans or seas — your vacation should be spectacular! Amy will provide you personalized service catered to you and you will have a better vacation to show for it.
And always remember Amy’s favorite quote: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor.” -Mark Twain