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.
I am a veteran in the industry and my passion for travel is still as strong as it was in the beginning. I feel you learn so much about history and culture when you travel , but you also lean more about yourself.
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.
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.
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 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 30 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.
I recently lived in Japan for 2 years and I have traveled the globe. I love planning unique family adventures, luxury getaways and any kind of custom itinerary you can dream up. Lux Life Magazine awarded me the honor of Best Japan Travel Advisor. I was honored by G Adventures as an Ambassador of Change for my focus on sustainable travel. I was named Rookie of the Year by my travel partners at Uniglobe Travel Center. I will take the best care of your travel dreams. My favorite travel experiences include glacier hiking in Iceland, cherry blossoms & snow monkeys in Japan, climbing inside an Egyptian pyramid, cruising in Ha Long Bay, making TikTok videos with my daughter while walking 10K on the Great Wall of China, exploring Angkor Wat, to name a few! I love to put the puzzle pieces together to make an amazing vacation experience. Let me help you plan a big bucket list adventure of a lifetime anywhere in the world. All you have to do is e-mail me to get started. I cannot wait to talk to you.
I have been to more than 30 different countries around the world, which means that most of the places my clients choose for their vacations are destinations that I have visited myself. My personal experiences allow me to confidently recommend hotels, tours, restaurants, shops and more. Whether you want to see the pyramids in Egypt or experience the sights and sounds of Thailand, I can provide you with tips and advice based on my own experiences in those destinations.