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 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 been on on safari in South Africa and 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 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 have lived abroad and I have traveled the globe. I know Japan and SE Asia very well. 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, 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. I can 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. Let`s Go Round the World!
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.
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!