Fun Facts About Me
If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to?
The best part of waking up is?
What movie or book makes you cry every time, no matter how many times you watch/read it?
The Bridges of Madison County
What is your biggest food weakness?
What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
Living in Fairbanks, Alaska with 2 daughters, while being pregnant (while my husband was deployed to Iraq for over a year.)
If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
I always say that I’m a Southern girl at heart, because I’ve always loved the South (just traveling through, visiting or from when I lived in Kentucky for a few years!) Florida (nowhere right near WDW though) would be my 1st pick, as It’s always felt like home to me. Maybe Cocoa Beach? I also love South Carolina & Savannah, Georgia too!
Are you a morning or night person?
Summer or winter?
What animal would you want to be and why?
A bird. I could fly South whenever I wanted!
What's your favorite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon?
Watch LIfetime movies or a good suspense/thriller movie!
Julie was born and raised in Northwest Indiana. After meeting her husband back home, marrying and eventually moving around the US a few times, they settled down on the beautiful Mid-Coast of Maine – with her 3 beautiful daughters and a very spoiled yellow Labrador. While she is a long way from ‘home,’ she loves living near the ocean and beach, where you’ll find Julie most days during the summer.
Julie also loves to read, shop and travel. She always says that if she is not counting down for a Disney trip then she is planning one. Disney has always been a big part of her life. Walt Disney World is where she spent every Spring vacation as a child. Julie's parents started her Disney obsession and she has passed those same traditions along to her own family. In addition to a yearly family trip each year, she also sneaks off for her own, personal Disney time 'in between' with friends too. She feels very lucky to have best friends who share her Disney passion. Even after 30 plus trips, it never gets old - it's basically her 2nd home!
Julie has spent much of her career working in sales, guest relations and the hospitality industry. Her love of Disney, travel and being a people person is what made me want to pursue a career in travel sales.
What is one guilty pleasure that you have to indulge in each time you visit Walt Disney World?
I must buy a new Disney Dooney & Bourke purse before or during each trip. This has become a yearly tradition for me!
If you could have a job at Disney World what would you do?
I would love to work in guest-relations at City Hall in The Magic Kingdom! I have a long background of working in the hospitality industry & I love talking & helping people, so I think this would be a great fit for me!
If you could resurrect one retired Walt Disney World attraction, character, show, event, etc., what would it be?
I miss Mr. Toad! I have such happy memories of my brother & I going on that ride countless times, over & over again. I would love to see it back at WDW!
How old were you were you first visited Walt Disney World?
I’m guessing here, but probably 6 or 7?
If you could be a character in a Disney movie or TV show, who would you be?
I would be a cross between Olaf & Alice in Wonderland I suppose. I love 'Summer' & I'm always daydreaming & planning Disney trips!
What's the one thing that you have to take home from your Disney trip?
I always bring home a few bags of Carmel corn from Karamell-Kuche (the yummy sweet shop in the Germany pavilion at Epcot.) I also love the 'Laila' fragrance from Norway, so I stock up on things while I'm there too (to get me through until my next trip, among other things!)
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!
Read the full list of FAQs and Terms and Conditions from Pixie and Pirate Destinations.
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