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Welcome to Vacations Designs Travel Company. We're a boutique style travel agency with a passion for designing memorable travel experiences for you. The kind that will leave a lasting imprint on your heart. We know that travel is an investment in enjoying unique adventures with family & friends, and we love making sure that your vacation is designed with you in mind.

Do you want the fun and excitement of designing your next travel adventure, but without the countless hours of online research?

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Plan your adventure...

Having one-on-one access to a down to earth & friendly professional travel advisor who loves travel as much as planning adventures for others, working together with you to help you plan your dream vacation. One that is tailored to your unique needs and travel desires.

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We are big believers in ditching the stress of going it on your own. Kick off your vacation pregame with an expert on your side.  We know travel, and narrowing down options that match your travel style is our speciality. Ready to get started? 

We are travelers just as much as we are Advisors & Planners so that we can nurture in destination relationships and offer firsthand experiences for your vacation. It's all in the details, so things like atmosphere, nightlife, dining choices & quality, or access to activities in destination can easily make or break your vacation experience. 

How we work together

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You will complete our Trip Designer Questionnaire and you'll have the option to schedule a quick 15 minute call so we can review it together. Alternatively, we are happy to work together via email. This gives us the opportunity to learn how you like to travel so your vacation is unique to you. 

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Give us a couple of days to gather the details for our recommendations. We'll present the best vacation options that meet your personal travel style, preferences and budget. We're happy to customize your trip. You'll secure your vacation with a deposit and the final payment will be required of you 45-60 days prior to your departure.

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All of the details of your trip will be organized into your travel documents for you and provided to you 10-15 days prior to your departure which can include your flights, transportation, hotels, custom experiences and excursions. Enjoy the peace of mind knowing that all you have to do is pack and get to the airport for your next vacation!

What our clients are saying

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Mandie has been wonderful both times we've worked with her! She planned our honeymoon to Mexico which was unbelievable. It was everything we wanted and we will always remember that special trip. We had such a great experience that we asked her to help us plan our one year anniversary trip. Again, fabulous! She is quick to answer our questions and seems very knowledgeable about locations and resorts that match our needs. I would definitely recommend working with Mandie to plan your trip!

— Lisa O.

Mandie has done an exceptional job arranging fabulous trips for us to the National Parks, Disney World and Italy. Not only has she covered every travel detail for my wife and me, but she has coordinated these trips very well with friends and family traveling with us on these trips. We can't wait to go on our next trip scheduled through Mandie!

- Peter & Debbie V. 

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Meet Mandie Rado

Founder of  Vacation Designs

Hey there, I am Mandie! Vacation Designs was founded to help you design incredible adventures with your loved ones with ease and confidence. Let's be real, most of the time making the time to explore the idea of your next vacation is over shadowed by the daily demands of life, so naturally vacation planning is pushed to the back burner. By the time you circle back to it, prices are higher and/or you're feeling rushed to make a decision with too little information, which leaves your vacation experience up to chance.  That is where I come in. 

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