Christmas Disney Cruise-Bogle Family

We have used Tavel With Nikki for all 3 of our Disney Cruises. In November of 2017 we took our first cruise on The Disney Fantasy. Nikki did such a great job at helping us select our rooms, dining time, as well as activities. She was there every step of the way during our planning process. Her suggestions were amazing.

This Disney Cruise was the most amazing vacation! Disney is the way to go with families. No casinos, good food, nice sized rooms and endless amounts of entertainment and character interactions. Plus Disney’s Castway Cay is a very magical private island! You are never to old to enjoy Disney!!

We sailed on one of the Very Merry Christmas itineraries. A very Magical way to spend the holidays for sure. The Boat is decorated with every details from a large tree, thousands of lights, even a ginger bread house… and there is even an opportunity to make your very own ginger bread house while on board.  Mickey and crew get dressed up in formal wear and pose for perfect family pictures. 

We wanted to recreate a picture take from our 1st disney cruise back in 2008. Here is our magical recreation. My how time flies and our boys have grow. 

Disney also has a fun Pirate night and does fireworks at sea. One of a kind experience that you won’t want to miss! They even have a special late night pirate dinner buffet after the fireworks. They have huge turkey legs that are a must try, and of course lots of chocolate! 

 

Our family had an amazing time aboard the Disney Fantasy, the kids can’t wait to go back again and the adults are all having a hard time getting back to reality. When you are on the boat you are spoiled with no cooking, cleaning, or driving. EVERYTHING is done for you. Your job is to relax and enjoy every moment of your vacation! This vacation took vacation to a whole new level. The kids loved the children’s clubs, the adults actually had time to spend alone and everything was taken care of for us! It really was a Magic, Wonder, Dream, Fantasy come true! 

Orlando Trip 2016

In October of 2016 my husband and I took a vacation to the Universal Orlando Resort and Walt Disney World. Nikki's detailed tips helped us out so much! Everyday we checked her lists and tips and did everything she suggested and had a great time with all of it! I don't know what we would have done without Nikki telling us the hints and tips of Disney.

Of the two locations Universal Studios was our favorite!! Harry Potter world is hands down the BEST place in the world! We truly enjoyed everything about it and it was great that our hotel was only a 5 minute walk to the park and 5 minutes to the City Walk! Everything was right there and it made it so easy to commute and enjoy our time without transportation everyday. Staying at the Hard Rock Orlando was a great option as if offered us the Express Pass for FREE! 

We would suggest that if you can, spend more time at Universal Studios! 2 days is a good length  to be able to do everything, but longer would be even better! For Disney World take advantage of those Fast Passes each day! It helps and will help guarantee a spot in whatever ride or show you'd like. 

We had a great trip! Everything was planned out and so detailed for us on Nikki's end we are so pleased to always be working with her on our trips.

The Beekman, A Thompson Hotel in NYC

I had the privilege of staying at The Beekman, a Thompson Hotel last week in New York City. This hotel is BRAND new only opening in August.

I have nothing but great things to say about this hotel. The building is amazing, and has such a rich history! (The US debut of Shakespeare's Hamlet was performed here, Edgar Allen Poe wrote here and it was the first skyscraper in NYC to have elevators!)

The decor is rich and inviting. The rooms well appointed and spacious.

What really sets this hotel apart is its staff! They are all so welcoming, personable, and approachable! Their staff is available via text for any issues, and concierge recommendations. SO HANDY when you are out in the city all day and want a restaurant recommendation! I loved that we were able to get a text on our check in date, confirming my room request I submitted, as well as when our room would be available!

If you are looking for somewhere new to stay in the city, The Beekman is it! It is located on the South End of Manhattan island, walking distance to the up and coming Seaport district, financial district and World Trade Center. As with most hotels it is less than a 5 minute walk to a Subway station that has access to a variety of lines.

We had only a small issue with getting our room refreshed during our stay. The staff was very apologetic, sent up a HAND WRITTEN note, and a few goodies.

The AC went out one evening, we called the front desk and within 10 minutes a pleasant maintenance man was at our door, and fixed the problem in under 5 minutes.

I know there are TONs of hotels in NYC, but I don't know if I could go back again, and NOT stay at the Beekman!

Dominican Honeymoon

On June 12, 2016, I went on my dream vacation (my honeymoon) in Punta Cana at Secrets Royal Beach. Nikki went out of her way to make it special, but the most amazing thing that she had planned for us was a romantic dinner on the beach. It was gorgeous and made me and husband feel so very special. It was the most romantic thing that either of us had been a part of. We were in the middle of paradise had a 7 course meal, which ended with a piece of chocolate cake surrounded by a heart that said, "You and Me" I will never forget this. It is the most special thing I have been a part of.

Thanks again Nikki for making our honeymoon so wonderful!! We could not have had a better time and would highly recommend you to anyone and everyone. Nikki is on a different level than her competition. We were incredibly impressed with how easy you made it for us and how accessible you were the entire time. Thank You!!

~Sarah and Patrick Nunner June 2016

Orlando Vacation

Nikki helped us plan a wonderful vacation to Orlando in June of 2016. We enjoyed making memories with our Grandkids and providing an experience they'll never forget. Nikki helped make our trip magical by providing us with a a complete itinerary that was easy to follow. She was available for questions along the way and even while we were at the parks. 

~Scot Anderson June 2016

London-In Photos

In April of 2016 Travel With Nikki helped me plan a fun trip to London to meet a friend. I wouldn't consider a travel plan without touching base with Nikki, and as usual, I was glad I did. Nikki booked my flights and arranged for my friend and I to sit together on the return. She then came up with a beautiful boutique hotel, The Chesterfield Mayfair. The location was perfect, we were able to walk to most everything! I arrived days before my friend, and Nikki helped me pick an excursion to enjoy. She provided ideas that truly enhanced our experience! 

My trip in photos can be viewed below