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Welcome to Vacations Designs Travel Co. We're a boutique travel agency specializing in helping our clients celebrate life's "once in a lifetime" moments. We are your go to experts for planning destination weddings, extraordinary honeymoons, and incredible group getaways! We know that travel is an investment in enjoying fun 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? 


Celebrations in paradise...

Whether it's a big bash you're looking forward to for your big day, a more intimate affair with some of your closest friends + family to celebrate a special occasion, or a truly spectacular honeymoon or vacation designed with your travel desires in mind, we're here for it! 

...stress-free fun for everyone!

I am a big believer in ditching the stress of going it on your own.  We have spent the last 8 years building relationships in destination so we know travel, and how to narrow down options that match your travel style. Ready to get started?  Every fabulous trip starts with a free consultation. Schedule yours at a time that is best for you and I will meet you there!

How we work together


Every trip starts with a quick planning session. Complete a quick questionnaire and choose a time on the calendar that is most convenient of your schedule. I promise not to take too much of your time - max 25-45 minutes depdning on what you're planning! This gives us the opportunity to learn how you like to travel so your vacation is unique to you. 


Give us a couple of days to gather the details for our recommendations. We'll present the best vacation options that align with your 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.


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 create incredible memorable moments with your loved ones without the time consuming hassle and confusion of doing so on your own. 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. I have personally visited 75+ resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean. 

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