Fun Facts About Me
What would you name the autobiography of your life?
A Grassroots Life
What songs would be included on the soundtrack to your life?
Life is a Highway
What movie or book makes you cry every time, no matter how many times you watch/read it?
The Divine Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood
What is your biggest food weakness?
The never ending search for the best IPA (Indian Pale Ale)
If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
I would live in Switzerland!! It is so beautiful, welcoming and rich in culture. My brother and his family live there with their 3 little girls. Switzerland is surrounded by beautiful Alps and many amazing countries are just a train ride, river boat ride or short flight away. The rumor is: the happiest people in the world live in Switzerland!!
Are you a morning or night person?
Morning...my feet hit the floor and I am running :)
What's your favorite color?
Orange and Blue...GO GATORS
What's your favorite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon?
Every Sunday, my family of 20 comes to my house to eat family dinner. I fix dinner for them all and love everything that goes along with putting together the menu, theme, decorations and always a cake for a birthday celebration. One of my greatest joys in life is giving back to this amazing family with which I have been blessed.
Do you have any hidden talents?
I am a great cook and I was a collegiate soccer player.
Where were you born?
Fort Payne, Alabama...Home of the country music band Alabama...it’s our one claim to fame :) “And from Fort Payne, Alabama...Merry Christmas tonight”
Jamie was born and raised in beautiful northeast Alabama. After graduating from high school she moved to Florida and attended college at the University of West Florida, where she received a Master's Degree in Education. She and her partner Georgette, live in Orange Park, Florida and are the proud parents of 2 amazing and busy little boys. They live 2 hours from Walt Disney World and love a good day trip or long weekend getaway to the parks.
Jamie, an elementary school teacher with extensive experience creating, promoting, and delivering quality education content, is passionate about planning and organizing dream vacations for her clients. Her teaching background allows her to connect with her clients by understanding the importance of scheduling and constant communication.
Jamie's outstanding strengths include leadership, communication, organization, facilitation and influencing. Jamie enjoys taking leadership roles and serving within the community. She currently volunteers with the American Cancer Society, Friends of Hemming Park, Jacksonville Vision Inc. and the Florida Brewers Guild.
What is one guilty pleasure that you have to indulge in each time you visit Walt Disney World?
We love rope drop and watching the characters come into the train station to perform for us at the Magic Kingdom. I also love for my first stop to be Starbucks...the kids get their (non caffeinated) fun drinks and we have our venti to start the day on the right foot :) We watch the trolley parade and dance along side the towns people. It is so magical and exciting for our boys!!
If you could have a job at Disney World what would you do?
I would love to be a Wedding Planner at Walt Disney World. How magical would that be!!!!
How old were you when you first visited Walt Disney World?
10 months old
If you could be a character in a Disney movie or TV show, who would you be?
Baloo (from The Jungle Book). He is so funny, friendly and enjoys making Mowgli feel so loved.
If you could visit an empty Disney park, all alone, which would it be and what would you do?
I would visit Animal Kingdom and ride Everest over & over again, then take a private, extended Safari, visiting all of the African animals. For our boys, I would make sure all of their favorite characters were tagging along too.
What’s your favorite special event at a Disney park?
Epcot Food and Wine Festival!! It is so amazing!! The best food around and so authentic.
FAQs about my services:
Why are your services free?
Pixie and Pirate Destinations, nor myself, ever charges our clients anything for our services. I am paid commission from the companies I book vacations with - Disney, Universal Vacations, Norwegian Cruise Lines, etc. You will pay the same amount of money booking a trip with me as you would if you booked it directly through the company itself. And sometimes I am able to find a better deal because of the special promotions that are available. A reservation transfer may be an option if you have already booked a vacation.
As a Dream Vacation Planner (DVP) I work strictly off of commission and I hope that if you decide to book a vacation you will choose to book your vacation with me. Please keep this in mind if I do a lot of research on a vacation for you. Regardless of the number of hours I put toward helping a client plan, I am not paid hourly,
Why should I book my vacation with you and Pixie and Pirate Destinations?
I have an honest passion for Disney and the Disney destinations. And my Disney knowledge is up to date since this is my career. I have guidelines to follow that are put in place by Pixie and Pirate Destinations. I have been trained to provide you with the best customer service in the industry. And I am willing to work "with" you in planning your vacation.
At Pixie and Pirate Destinations our motto is "go above and beyond for each client's individual needs." As a valued client, I will be here every step of the way to help you with your concerns or questions. You will have an email address and phone number where you can reach me when you need to. Once your vacation is booked I will continue to help with dining reservations, a personalized daily itinerary, an updated personal web page where you can track your reservation and more. I am here to see you through to the end of your vacation to make sure you have a magical time.
What is the first step?
The first step in the vacation planning process is to request a quote for your desired Disney destination. When you request a quote you have the option of choosing me as you DVP - so please be sure to click on my name or add it into the comments. Once I have your quote request I will listen to your needs and expectations, and guide you through the best options for your family.
How do I pay for my vacation?
To process deposits and payments for your vacation I will need your address, phone number and credit card information. I can either schedule a phone call for you to give this information over the phone, or you can use our
secure website to submit for a payment.
Pixie and Pirate Destinations, nor myself, will EVER personally make a charge to your credit card. You will see a charge from the Walt Disney Travel Company (or another travel vendor such as Universal Travel, Norwegian Cruise Lines, etc.). I use your card information to process your deposit or payment directly through the travel vendor (Disney, etc.). And your CC information will always be kept private. If you ever see a charge that you think is fraudulent contact your credit card company immediately.
What will you do for me that I cannot do for myself?
Of course you can book a Disney vacation on your own - that's easy! But when you book a Disney vacation with me you have my knowledge and experience to tap into at your disposal. You will be working with someone who "knows" Disney and understands how Disney travel can change minute to minute. Because of this you can be assured that I will be able to guide you in the right direction at all times. If I do not know the answer immediately, I WILL find it out. In addition, you can count on the following "extras" from me:
All of the above services are FREE to my clients that book a Disney reservation with Pixie and Pirate Destinations. Some of my clients prefer to take advantage of ALL of these services. While others only need me to do one or two. Your vacation planning is important to me, but I never want to step on your toes - you are always in control!
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