Fun Facts About Me
If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to?
I've always been in love with the name Julia.
What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
Saying goodbye to my baby brother when he was killed in a vehicle accident in 2007
The best part of waking up is?
Hearing the breakfast requests from my 4 little ones, yes usually 4 different requests.
What is your biggest food weakness?
If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
Knoxville, Tennessee! I completed a few internships there, LOVE the people, the town and who could not love the Smoky Mountains that are right around the corner!
What is one thing that you wish you would great at (but you’re not…)?
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?
Full House, you got it dude!
What's your favorite color?
Pink and Turquoise
Growing up, what was your dream job?
I wanted to live in Nashville and sing country music but since I can't carry a tune, I didn't get very far!
What's your favorite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon?
Go to the zoo or park with my family
Rachel grew up in a small town in South Louisiana. She married her high school sweetheart in 2003 after they both graduated pharmacy school. The couple lived in several cities before settling down on Rachel's parents' farm - the farm that she was born and raised on throughout her childhood. They now have 4 children, a St. Bernard and a Chow puppy that keep them on their toes.
Rachel can usually be found on most evenings at cheerleader practice, watching a soccer game or photographing her children. She has always dreamed about becoming a mom and now that she has the opportunity to do that, she doesn't want to miss a thing.
Her first trip to Disney was at the young age of 23. However, she's making up for lost time! She and her family have vacationed in Disney World at least once a year every year since then - sometimes three times yearly! While at Disney, you will probably find her riding "It's a Small World" since that is all of her children's favorite ride.
Who is your favorite Disney character?
If you could have a job at Disney World what would you do?
I would be the greeter who got to chose which families rode in the Mickey's Jammin Jungle Parade at Animal Kingdom.
If you could be a character in a Disney movie or TV show, who would you be?
Anna of course
If you could visit an empty Disney park, all alone, which would it be and what would you do?
That's an easy one, Magic Kingdom! I'd dance right down the middle of Mainstreet USA!!!
What is your favorite Disney attraction or show?
Festival of the Lion King
What's the one thing that you have to take home from your Disney trip?
A Christmas ornament with the year's date
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 Rachel S. as your preferred Dream Vacation Pixie!