Fun Facts About Me
Melissa grew up in Springfield, IL and travel has always been in her blood. Her parents would take many trips throughout the year and they took many trips as a family to various places around the United States. Her favorite vacation memories are sitting at the cabin in Hayward, WI playing cards with her grandma and fishing at the lake with her family. Today, her family still heads to the Chippewa Flowage every July 4th!
Melissa met her husband, Clifford, at Eastern Illinois University. They have been married 15 years and have one son, Ethan. As a family, they spend their time playing board games, attending Ethan’s various sporting events, and traveling. The Huntes love to cruise and would hop on the ship tomorrow if you said you had booked it for them! They think it is so magical to wake up in a different port each morning! Melissa’s travel bug increased even greater when their family had the opportunity to live in Europe for 4 years. They traveled all over Europe and enjoyed their visits to the old churches in Germany, the tulip fields in Holland, the beautiful Swiss Alps in Switzerland, and enjoyed the rich history in Venice and Rome, Italy.
Melissa’s love of Disney started when she was 9. Growing up she loved watching all of the latest Disney movies. She took Ethan to Disney for the first time when he was 2. Since then, they have visited Disney Florida many times and even ventured to Disney Paris when they were living abroad.
Melissa currently enjoys her time watching Ethan partake in any of his sporting events. She is very involved in activities around her church and loves to look at other people’s vacation pictures!
Who is your favorite Disney character?
Do you consider yourself a Pixie or a Pirate?
Definitely a Pixie! I have only boys at home so I love anything girlie for myself!
If you had to choose one Disney destination to visit this year, which would it be – Disneyland, Disney World, or a Disney Cruise?
Disney Cruise! We love cruising. Our family could live on a cruise ship for weeks upon weeks and never get bored!
If you could be a character in a Disney movie or TV show, who would you be?
Mary Poppins - I love Julie Andrews and it reminds me of my babysitting days when I was younger.
What is your favorite Disney attraction or show?
I love the parades, especially the Main Street Electrical Light Parade.
What's the one thing that you have to take home from your Disney trip?
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.
Request your Disney vacation quote - Be sure to select Melissa H. as your preferred Dream Vacation Pixie!