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.
Do you like being heard when you tell someone what you want on a vacation? Do you want to give an agent a budget and not have to worry about them going over it? Well, then I am your agent. We don't cookie cutter our vacations. I have a questionnaire asking what you want, what you don't want, what do you expect your trip to be. I need to know these things to find the right vacation for you. Too many agents are only order takers and not dream makers. You save a long time for your trip - let me make it everything you have your heart set on. I am also a Verified Travel Advisor (VTA) with ASTA and have completed legal and ethics courses.
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’m passionate about travel. Meeting new people, finding great paces to eat and drink, and really immersing myself in a city is rewarding to me. I love to find places to recommend to clients: a fabulous little restaurant, a great place to get your hair or nails done, where to buy underwear if the airline loses your bag (oh, it happens)...and fun things such as a sing-along piano bar, a cooking class, an unusual museum or shop--or how about a not to be missed chocolate tour! Finding and suggesting experiences that make a trip less about ticking off boxes and more about creating memories you’ll cherish.