Fun Facts About Me
What is your biggest food weakness?
Pizza--any kind, any time, anywhere
What is your favorite TV show of all time - you've seen them all, can watch it over and over again and quote lines from it?
Friday Night Lights "Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can't Lose"
Are you a morning or night person?
I'm a Night Owl--all the way. Since birth and perfected in college.
What's your favorite color?
All shades of blue
Growing up, what was your dream job?
I have always dreamed and aspired to to be a novelist, and I thought it would be even more interesting to moonlight as an interior decorator/real estate agent. I planned to design the house and then sell it.
What's your favorite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon?
When we are not at softball fields or basketball gyms, I love to take bike rides with my family or go hiking at our favorite local spot. I love to follow that up with a book and a nap on my porch.
What is your favorite book?
For this English teacher, there are too many to count. But the one that always comes to my mind is Lords of Discipline by Pat Conroy. I read it during the summer that I lived in Charleston where it was set, and I walked the streets that Pat Conroy so beautifully described.
Summer or winter?
Summer--lightning bugs, pool days, popsicles, flip flops
Where were you born?
Nashville, Tennessee, and after a ten-year-jaunt in Alabama (Auburn, Tuscaloosa, and Montgomery), I returned "home" with my husband. We currently live in Franklin, Tennessee.
Are you the oldest, youngest, middle or only child?
I am the oldest child, and I have one sister who is two years younger than me. I also have two daughters who are two years apart.
Born and raised in the Nashville area, Kristy returned “home” with her husband after a 10-year stint in Alabama (to Auburn for college, then Tuscaloosa, and finally Montgomery) to raise their family in Franklin, Tennessee. With her husband, Patrick, and her two daughters, Addison and Ansley, you can usually find her at the softball fields, basketball gyms, or dance studios.
Her passion for travel was ignited at a young age during her family’s summer vacations to Disney World, various beach towns, and cities rich in historical culture. Her dad always incorporated catching a major league game at a nearby park, and to date she’s visited 9 MLB parks. Her husband is thrilled to continue these traditions in their own family’s travels.
As an English teacher at both the high school and college levels, and more recently at the preschool level, Kristy considers herself a lifelong learner. During her leisure time, you can usually find her on her back porch with a book—learning about cooking clean meals, making every second of life count, visiting new vacation spots on her travel bucket list, or escaping with a thrilling fictional page-turner.
Her family loves to hike at the beautiful state parks in Tennessee; they’ve explored local bike trails; and they volunteer and serve at their church and local elementary school. She is passionate about her family, her faith, and seeing as much of the world as possible.
Who is your favorite Disney character?
I love Belle from Beauty and the Beast. I identify with her always having her nose in a book and dreaming about adventure in the great wide somewhere, and I admire her for looking for inward beauty.
How old were you were you first visited Walt Disney World?
As a child, I visited Disney World for the first time as a 5-year-old and was lucky enough to come back as a 7-year-old. The same has been true for my oldest daughter, and we both love that similarity.
If you had to choose one Disney destination to visit this year, which would it be – Disneyland, Disney World, or a Disney Cruise?
Disneyland. Getting to be there during the 60-year Diamond Celebration would be unforgettable.
If you could visit an empty Disney park, all alone, which would it be and what would you do?
I would love to wander Epcot's World Showcase by myself--soaking in the details of all of the countries and cultures represented and sampling all of the various snacks.
What’s your favorite special event at a Disney park?
Taking my girls trick-or-treating in the Magic Kingdom at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party is a memory I'll always treasure. Between the "Boo to You" Halloween Parade, the Hocus Pocus castle show, and the Haunted Mansion at Halloween, our family couldn't have asked for a more fun-filled night.
What's the one thing that you have to take home from your Disney trip?
I always look for a unique Christmas ornament and a coffee mug. Currently we are collecting the Starbucks "You are Here" mugs from each park.
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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