My passion for travel started at a very young age when I first moved from New York City to Minnesota. At age twelve, I lived in Poitiers, France for a year, being immersed in the culture and attended a regular French school when I first arrived and finished in a class for foreign students, where I met kids from all over of the world. During that year, I traveled to different parts of France, Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg.
Travel provides an amazing opportunity to learn and as an educator, I truly believe in continuing my education. As such, I regularly attend and participate in many international and domestic trade shows, seminars and meetings which better enables me to keep up on the latest trends. Having been a member of several panel discussions, I have been able to provide insight on destinations, travel styles and how to work with a travel professional. Connecting and re-connecting with tour operators, hoteliers, trade organizations and other travel suppliers and building these relationships and partnerships with the locals, allow me to create more personalized experiences, incorporating the traditions of these destinations.
Travel is an Adventure, Experience It!
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.
We've been to every continent, and have visited more than fifty countries between the two of us. Along the way, we've camped in a tent in Antarctica, cruised through the fjords of Norway and we've ridden elephants on safari in Zimbabwe. We've climbed the Great Wall of China, stood on the rim of a volcano at sunrise, and we've 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 love to travel! I always have several personal vacations lined up and love to work with others to craft the vacation that they fantasize about. I'm a details girl, and there won't be a 't' uncrossed on any vacation that I put together. I love to make sure that all of the planning is done before you arrive at the destination so you only need to pack your bags and enjoy yourself! I'm a mom, so family travel and multi-generational trips are my favorite, but adult-only getaways and honeymoons are super fun for me to work on as well. No matter where I am, smartphone in hand, I'm always available for my clients!
Travel is my passion!
I’ve been traveling all of my life and look forward to sharing my love of travel with you, to help make your travel dreams come true.
I grew up in Southern California, where I became a certified travel agent in 1987 before moving to Germany a few years later. Not only am I fluent in English and German, but I am also fluent in Travel. Living in Europe has given me the opportunity to visit many wonderful places and experience them first-hand, including Germany, Italy, France, Austria, and the UK … along with many other countries around the world, soaking up their culture as much as possible.
I’d love to share my passion for travel with you, along with my 30+ years of experience in the travel industry. My work is detail oriented to help create experiences designed especially for you. Together we can plan your dream vacation, that cruise of a lifetime, or even just a short weekend getaway.
Beyond the Moon Travel ... an unforgettable Journey!
Looking forward to hearing from you, Susanne
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.
As a Certified Resorts & Destination Specialist, Donna is very familiar with all the accommodations, amenities and services offered by the luxury vacation resorts. Resorts, all differ from MAP to all-inclusive resorts in prime tropical locations, such as Mexico, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Bahamas, Antigua, Dominican Republic and Barbados. Donna can help her clients plan vacations in any of these Caribbean locations. As a specialist, she can also help clients make arrangements for special services like spa treatments, transportation, and candlelight dinners. She can also make pre-arrangement for special activities, including local tours, water or land sports, adventure tours, scuba diving, or a round of golf. Donna can assist couples in planning and organizing a wedding or honeymoon package at any of the luxury resorts.
Travel today is more complicated than ever. Between new entry protocols, testing and quarantine requirements, last-minute schedule changes, extreme weather events, and geopolitical tensions, it's my job to stay on top of everything so that my clients are able to travel safely and with minimal hassles. We take care of our clients before, during, and after each trip, all the while delivering authentic, destination-immersive travel experiences. I've been to more than sixty countries and have visited every continent--including Antarctica--so I'd love to plan your bucket list adventure, but keep in mind that I can also add tremendous value to a simple air and hotel booking or cruise vacation. The clients who gravitate toward me tend to be travelers, not tourists. If that sounds like a good fit for you, I'd love to talk to you about being your advocate when you travel.
Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, has a tremendous reputation for quality of service for ALL of your travel needs. Cruise Planners travel advisers will help you discover exciting adventures around the world, from cruises to land tours and completely packaged vacations, we specialize in all types of travel and will create an unforgettable vacation just for you. With our Cruise Planners experience and training, you can be assured we know the product: whether it_`s a cruise, resort, tour, excursion, or a host of other possibilities we pursue excellence in training with the best of the best. We are both Accredited Cruise Counselors and Master Cruise Counselor with Cruise Line International Association a seal of approval less than 10% of travel agents earn. We are Certified Travel Associate with the Travel Institute, a professional title most in the industry have not earned and of course ASTA Verified Travel Advisor the most sought after certification. We spent a lifetime traveling the world and continue to travel a minimum of five times a year to ensure with are continuously broadening our experience. Along with experience and training, comes service. We pride ourselves in striving to provide the best in the industry: no call center here. You call us you get us! We come to personally know each of our beloved travelers and we believe this is the number one reason our travelers remain our travelers. We the highest ratings on Google, Facebook, Angie’s List, and a myriad of other mediums our clients seem to agree. We would be honor to help you see the world, you’ve earned it!
Let’s go somewhere!
Cruise Planners – ABC Travel, LLC
685 Citadel Dr E Suite 355
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
My focus is curating unforgettable travel experiences for the sophisticated traveler. Why? Because that's what I expect every time I travel. With an attentive ear, superb communication and meticulous planning, I’m dedicated to inspiring, and more importantly, executing the perfect tailor-made itinerary to suit my client’s style and wishes - taking the stress, time and research off their hands.
We pride ourselves on providing you with a truly exceptional travel experience, precisely tailored to your unique requirements and with the resolve to provide depth of experience and impeccable service. It is our unparalleled commitment to promote profound adventures, inviting you to truly engage with the land and the people of each destination that you visit and make available to you, the very best in the world of travel.