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.
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 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.
I founded Summit and Horizon Travel because I live for the moments that take my breath away, and I love to share my passions and expertise with like-minded global travelers who are committed to experiencing the very best the world can offer. Highly-personalized, fully-tailored, and meticulously-detailed journeys are my privilege and my promise to my discerning clientele, and I can't wait to bring your travel dreams to life!
Travel is transformative in all the very best ways - it brings us closer to the world, and also closer to ourselves. I take great pride in curating unique, authentic, and comprehensive itineraries that allow for full immersion into each new and exciting destination, while also ensuring that my clients always travel in comfort and with style.
Every Summit and Horizon Travel vacation is thoughtfully crafted, with each detail carefully planned for, so that the world unfolds seamlessly in all its wonder. I look forward to each opportunity to create extraordinary and meaningful moments that will become treasured memories, and to transforming my clients' visions into an amazing reality that exceeds their hopes and expectations.
Most of all, I relish the endless possibilities of knowing that, no matter how much we travel, there is always more to discover and more adventures to be lived.
Let’s go exploring!
Are you taking a large group abroad, or just yourself, and need help navigating the intricacies of global travel? Then contact me. Arranging international airfare is my specialty, and I have more than 20 years of experience helping organizations -- such as school, church and humanitarian groups -- with their often-complicated itineraries and requirements.
I also have the expertise and contacts to help my clients if travel gremlins should strike. For example:
• When an airline changed the flight schedule for a high school group I was working with, it meant that the students were suddenly going to have to overnight at JFK Airport in both directions. Knowing that this would not be acceptable to the group, I first searched for alternate flights. When I could find none that was available that could accommodate a group of this size, I then worked with the airline for more than a month. In the end, the airline modified the schedule so that the group would not have to overnight in the airport.
• When a big volcanic eruption in Iceland grounded flights for more than a week, I was able to find new routes for some of my clients. And I helped other clients to file insurance paperwork and found them places to stay until the ash had cleared.
• When a group of 35 of my clients found themselves stranded at a small airport because of mechanical problems, I was able to work closely with airline personnel to ensure that they reached their destination. And it was not easy. I had to insist that the airline fly my clients to a larger airport where they would have more options for flights. And while the group was flying to the new airport, I worked hard to find them seats on other planes so that they could get to their planned tours on time.
So, if you are planning a trip that requires international airfare, contact me immediately. As you can tell, I will be there before, during and after your flights to ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible.
I am celebrating over 40 years in the industry. I obviously love to travel and experience new cultures, wildlife and history. I have had many "pinch me" moments and the pictures that I have taken on my adventures are priceless.
Growing up in Florida a popular vacation destination, I have witnessed travel and have been motivated to explore the world myself. After working with travel agents to plan my own vacations, I knew that this was a service that I could provide to others in order to help them enjoy once-in-a-lifetime exclusive vacation experience!
I grew up in Florida and enjoyed the sunny beaches as often as possible. I never got tired of lounging in the sand and enjoying the views, and it spawned my love for trips to the Caribbean and beyond.
I eventually moved to Texas with my husband and raised our kids there. We started cruising more often to the Caribbean, and I knew that I wanted to devote my life to traveling and helping everyone have amazing vacations abroad.
I began my travel career by earning my Bachelors and Masters of Adventure with Royal Caribbean so that I could create unforgettable itineraries anywhere you want to go.
Along with Royal Caribbean, I also have certifications and extensive experience with:
I’ve worked with all types of travelers from families with small children and grandparents to newlyweds, groups of friends, and more. I will listen to you and create a personalized vacation that matches your interests and goals in any destination. I want you to love every moment of your trip, and I will do everything to ensure you have the vacation of a lifetime.
I will also make the booking process easier than ever before. Many travelers get overwhelmed by all of the options available, but I will simplify everything so you can relax and enjoy your dream vacation.