Visions of Blue Vacations, LLC is an award-winning boutique travel agency owned and operated by Lee Anne Battiston, an Independent Travel Consultant, whose desire to help your dream come true is rooted in the understanding that vacations are for much more than sightseeing alone. Currently, Lee Anne is accepting requests for new clients on a wait-list basis only.
This world begs to be explored, and it's my pleasure to help people discover just how they would like to explore it.
While I love helping with all types of travel, I find it especially rewarding to help large families! As I have one myself, I know that traveling with large families can sometimes cause logistical issues. We may not be the norm, but I love making travel accessible for such families.
I am a travel advisor who is also a travel enthusiast. So designing interesting itineraries for my clients never seems like work.
In fact, I actually get a lot of enjoyment from creating special trips and then imagining the enjoyment that my clients will get out of their personalized journeys.
I have been in the travel industry for over 16 years and am now the Director of New Agent Training in the agency I work for, Ticket to Travel and am an ASTA Verified Travel Advisor. Over the years, I have worked with countless clients, including one of my biggest, The Real Estate Guys, who have a nationally syndicated radio program. It is my responsibility to put together their annual week-long seminar at sea, which is a challenging task that includes taking care of all of the event planning logistics.
Fortunately, I'm not afraid of challenges or taking on an itinerary that will require extra work. For example, I also recently helped four couples who wanted me to design a custom trip to Europe for them. They wanted to go by train to:
• Germany for Oktoberfest
It was a very complex itinerary that required great attention to detail and took a lot of time to put together. In the end, my clients were very happy that they didn't have to do all of this hard work themselves.
Besides designing custom trips, the other areas in which I excel include:
• Booking cruises – both ocean and river
• Producing seminars at seas
• Group travel
When you book with me, you are getting an agent who will go above and beyond to ensure that your vacation is hassle free. I have a reputation for my outstanding attention to detail and am always available to my clients -- even on nights and during the weekends.
I am also a world traveler who has been to a number of destinations, including but not limited to many countries in Europe, New Zealand, Tahiti and numerous Caribbean Islands. I have also been on many cruises over the years. The information that I've learned during my
I have been to every continent, and have visited more than fifty countries along with the other half of Huckleberry Travel. Along the way, we have camped in a tent in Antarctica, cruised through the fjords of Norway and ridden elephants on safari in Zimbabwe. We have climbed the Great Wall of China, stood on the rim of a volcano at sunrise, and eaten our way through the best barbecue restaurants in Kansas City. Our love of travel and passion for once-in-a-lifetime experiences have led us here: to help others have a fantastic time seeing the world.
I live and breathe the travel industry! I love talking to clients and matching clients up with the right vacation -On land or by Sea. I listen and carefully hand craft vacations, matching expectations with budget. I do the research which saves clients tons of time and money. I spend a lot of time and money to go out and see the product, taste the food, experience the service so I can make solid recommendations and shape forever memories. I do not work in a call center. I'm a Travel Advisor - not just an order taker. Please know this research & advice takes time - I provide Value.
Price is what you pay- Value is what you get.
I am an overachiever and a servant leader. I left the Corporate World where I worked as a Talent Acquisition Manager right out of college for 7 years, to follow my heart and passion and make a difference in the travel industry. I have never looked back. I now own my own home-based travel agency and love what I do. I love building relationships with the suppliers and my clients and assisting my valued clients to travel wise and enjoy life. Allow me to make your dream trip come true!
I am a graduate of Harding University and owner of RLX Travel Group, LLC. In addition, I'm a proud U.S. veteran and have been married for 29 years to my husband, a retired U.S. Army Special Forces soldier. The military afforded my family many opportunities to travel and I developed a desire to see the world! Several years ago, my husband and I decided to make major changes in our lifestyle. We sold our home and personal belongings, purchased a tour bus and toured the United States for a couple of years. While on the road, we often parked the bus at the nearest airport and jumped on a cruise ship for a change of pace! One cruise highlight was the 26-Day Transatlantic and British Isle Cruise we were able to experience. Amazing! In order to share our dream of travel, we decided to open a travel agency to help others experience the joy and excitement we've seen firsthand.
Escape! Webster’s Dictionary describes the word as - “to get free of: to break away from.” I believe the word describes perfectly what an incredible vacation is all about!
As a Certified Travel Counselor (CTC) with over 20 years in the industry, I strive to create magical dream escapes for all of my guests that will remove you from the stresses of today’s world and deliver you into a remarkable holiday experience! My belief is that vacations come into our lives all too rarely and, as such, it is vital to provide you with value packed, amazing, personalized travel stories and experiences where YOU are the star when your vacation time does appear!
It is with that goal in mind that I work with my guests to provide you with a customized escape that is not only value packed but is also perfectly designed to match your dreams, wishes and desires! From destination weddings, honeymoons and other romance celebration escapes to weekend getaways, family vacations or soothing health and wellness holidays imagine your perfect vacation. I’ll make it happen!
I lived in Nepal for 18 years operating tours, treks and expeditions throughout South Asia and Tibet. Our specialties have expanded to include most of the rest of the world with Cuba being the hottest destination lately.