Fun Facts About Me
What movie or book makes you cry every time, no matter how many times you watch/read it?
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. I am a sucker for a good love story!
What is the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
I spent 5 weeks in bed at Johns Hopkins Medical Center before my second son was
born, 2 months early. I was discharged from the hospital and had to go home (70 miles away) and leave my baby in the NICU. Spending all that time away from my 3 year old then having to leave my baby in the hospital was by far the hardest thing I have ever done in my life!
The best part of waking up is?
Folgers in your cup! Kidding! Actually, it’s a brand new day! So many
What is your biggest food weakness?
Potato Chips! Martins potato chips!! And Sushi! Yes, raw fish!
What is one thing you wish you would be great at (but you’re not...)?
I wish I could sing like nobody’s business! I am so jealous of people who can belt out a tune!
Do you have any hidden talents?
Lots! I can hula hoop and even won the hula hoop contest at Disney’s Old Key West Resort! I can use chop sticks like someone who grew up in Asia!I can twirl a fire baton and tap dance but I usually don’t do them both at the same time! And I can bake a pretty mean pan of brownies that has passed the muster with a team of Varsity baseball players!
Bungee jump or sky dive?
NEITHER!! Why would anyone want to jump off a bridge or out of a perfectly good
What animal would you want to be and why?
A dog or cat living in my house, my sister’s house or my parents house because we
treat our animals like family and they are the Queens of the house!
Are you the oldest, youngest, middle or only child?
I am the oldest of 2 girls. My sister is 3 years younger and I am definitely the older, bossy one!
Born in Harrisburg, PA (Three Mile Island!), raised in Dover, PA (yes, we were in that 13 mile evacuation radius when TMI melted down in 1979!) and currently residing in Hagerstown, MD (rather uneventful town!), Lisa is married to Mike and has two teenage sons - Cole, a college sophomore and Max, a high school junior.
Half of her life is Disney. The other half is baseball. With two boys, her family is always on the go with baseball games and tournaments. From March to September her family can be found at any variety of baseball fields from high school fields to the big league stadiums. Cole plays baseball at college and Max is on his high school varsity baseball team and also plays on a showcase team that travels the east coast. Often times she and her husband must “divide and conquer,” with games in different states! In December 2012, Lisa’s sons were invited to play in the national tournaments in Florida - right near Disney World. The Conrads are even a host family for the Washington Nationals Single A team - the Hagerstown Suns. Over the years a total of 17 players have lived under their roof, as they’ve watched their adopted baseball “Suns” move up through the ranks of baseball, and even debut on major league teams. They currently have "Suns" playing for the Washington Nationals, the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Minnesota Twins.
Lisa has traveled all over the world - Portugal, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Caribbean, Mexico - but her heart, is and always will be, at Walt Disney World. The atmosphere, the friendliness, the great restaurants, the relaxation and fun, are just some of the qualities her family loves about Disney travel. Her son Cole said not too long ago, “Mom, every kid should go to Disney at least once. Heck, I'm in college and I still love going to Disney.” Lisa can’t disagree.
Who is your favorite Disney character?
Tinkerbell - I love Tink’s sassiness!! My husband is always telling me I am just like her - Sassy!!
Do you consider yourself a Pixie or Pirate?
I am a Pixie. A 5’10” Pixie but still a Pixie. It’s all about the
What is one guilty pleasure you have to indulge in each time you visit Walt Disney World?
I MUST buy Christmas tree ornaments for me and my two boys! I have my very own Disney Christmas tree that after I put it up, I make my husband, and 2 teenage boys gather round and look at it. And every year they say, “Your tree is beautiful, Mom!” Plus, I have to buy ornaments for them because one day they will have families and thank me for all those wonderful
If you could have a job at Disney World, what would you do?
I would be the lady that stands at the exit to the Magic Kingdom who wears the big Mickey hand, waves goodbye to all the guests and tells them to, “Have a Magical evening and come back!”
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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