Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Agent Spotlight - Karen

Where do you call home? I live in a suburb just a bit north of Baltimore, Maryland. 

Are you married? Yes, my husband Will & I have been married for over 15 years.

Any children? We have 3 kids: twin girls-Maya & Leah (11) and one boy-Carson (6)

Favorite vacation destination? Besides Walt Disney World, my favorite vacation spot is anywhere warm with sand in my toes, a palm tree by my side and a drink in my hand!

Favorite Walt Disney World Resort? Polynesian Village—I first stayed there in high school and absolutely fell in love with that resort. If you want to be close to the magic, but still feel like you are away in the tropics somewhere—this is just the perfect resort!

Favorite Walt Disney World attraction? This is a tough one, so I guess I will have to say Pirates. It’s always been the first ride we go on when we visit—ever since I was 8 years old! We just can’t break tradition!

Favorite Disney restaurant? ‘Ohana—I make sure to go every time I visit! The bread pudding is just insanely good (plus you can order a Lapu Lapu there, which is one of my favorite drinks on WDW property—2nd only to the Spikey Pineapple at Trader Sam's Tiki Terrace)! 

Favorite Disney snack? My absolute favorite is the Dole Whip at Aloha Isle in the Magic Kingdom, but there are lots of great snacks around World Showcase in EPCOT too (especially during the Food & Wine Festival—the frushi is delish!!).

Wishes, Fantasmic or IllumiNations? Wishes—it always makes me all teary-eyed. The first time I saw Wishes I was pregnant with my twins, so it’s super sentimental to me.

Favorite Disney Souvenir? Christmas ornaments

Earliest Disney vacation memory? Meeting Mickey Mouse when I was 8 or 9 years old. I was awestruck.

Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland or Walt Disney World? Walt Disney World will always be my first love.

Disney experience that brings tears to your eyes? Seeing the magic of Disney through my own kids’ eyes. It makes my heart smile.

Where have you traveled aside from Walt Disney World? I’ve been fortunate enough to vacation to many different places over the years, including the Bahamas, Mexico, Canada, Italy, and nearly every state in the U.S.

Favorite TV Show? I love Blue Bloods (Donnie Wahlberg is one of my faves), but I am also a sucker for “reality” TV shows on Bravo. Any of the Real Housewives shows are my guilty pleasure.

Favorite Movie? I love all the classic 80’s John Hughes movies: Breakfast Club, 16 Candles, Ferris Bueller, etc. I can also watch National Lampoons Christmas Vacation over and over again and still crack up. You’ve gotta love those Griswolds!

Favorite Color? Yellow

Favorite Book? I have a bit of a cookbook obsession. Name someone from the Food Network or Cooking Channel & I probably have their cookbook(s)!

If you had to pick another job besides being a travel agent, what would you do? I would love to own my own home d├ęcor/gift boutique, but in all honesty, I am so excited to be a travel agent. To be able to make other people’s vacation dreams into a reality is such an awesome feeling!

Let Karen help your family plan the perfect vacation! 

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