Notes for the Worry-Free Traveller — You. Know. We. Know. Disney. And Dana’s tips got published!

In March, Dana was highlighted in a travel agent blog, recognizing her almost 50 years of Disneyland Resort experience.

In the words of the blog’s author, Mary Stein,  “…Believe me when I say that travel agents know more than Google when it comes to insider Disneyland info.”, and these agents, “…loaded my brain with amazing Disneyland insights.” To be picked as one of three experts was an honor.

Here’s the best from Mary’s interview with Dana:

“Always get the Disney Club Service when you stay on property. It includes a simple breakfast spread and bottled water and snack service throughout the day . . . Your client can save on meals that way. When [your client] goes to Disneyland, have them start at Tomorrow Land and work their way around to the right to go on every ride. Don’t worry about long lines. You’ll waste more time running around looking for shorter lines than you will waiting in line.”

Here are Dana’s comments on different age groups:

  • Parents with younger kiddos (1-5 years): Dana believes that Disneyland is made [to engage] babies. Like Disney World, Disneyland offers character dining (which is less competitive to reserve), and it can be reeeally easy to just skip toddler meltdown blues by zooming back to your on-site resort for an afternoon nap. Also, there’s tons of amenities for little ones at Disneyland.
  • Teens and teen groups: Even though Disneyland is a baby paradise, Dana doesn’t think that Disneyland is just for kiddos. “My kids are so mad because they haven’t been Disneyland for a long time. I’m bringing my 20 and 23 year-old daughters and their boyfriends.” Dana also plans trips for high school senior groups and sport teams. With its smaller scale, Dana mentioned that she feels more comfortable letting groups romp around more independently.

Dana also shared her thoughts on the optimal length of a trip to the parks:

  • Clients who only have 3-4 days of travel: A client can see everything Disneyland has to offer in a few days. So if a client [is deciding between Walt Disney World and Disneyland with] … less available time to travel, Disneyland might be a good bet.

When asked about the optimal length of a trip to the parks, Dana recommended the 3-day Park Hopper to be able to visit both parks on the same day. While four days can be more relaxing, adding that extra night also adds to trip costs for hotel and food, — when cost is a factor, we often recommend cutting trip costs by cutting that one night’s stay.

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*Original article posted on  in HOST AGENCY REVIEWS by MARY STEIN — and we appreciate her acknowledging our passion for making Disney vacations worry-free.


Notes for the Worry-Free Traveller — Why Use a Travel Agent

Here’s what we’ve learned from listening to our No Worries Travellers.

It’s important that we book all types of domestic and international leisure trips, for a diverse range of travellers; that we maintain professional organization credentials with ASTA and CLIA;  and stay current with a ton of destination and supplier credentials.

But, it’s more than that for our clients.  Here are their Top 4 Reasons to book with noworriestravel:

Access.  Having 24/7 access to booking options through — it’s not all that we do, but it’s a good, first start. Plus, we’re here on weekdays/evenings once you’re off work, and from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the weekends.  Those hours are rare in this field, but our clients tell us they rely on our being available when they need to reach us, and we’re here for them.

Service.  Our hours are just the start of our level of dedication. Booking with us, you go beyond the limits of basic search engines, with rapid access to industry tools and easy connections to established supplier contacts who  ensure that we provide the best trip options. They may also help us secure amenities that just aren’t available without us and, if things go wrong — and they can — we have solid back-up to fix things quickly.

Relationship:  Travel is intensely personal.  The best trips match your budget, while they reflect your dreams, individuality and lifestyle. No Worries Travellers are referred to us, or find us by searching our website, blog, testimonials and reviews. We listen and connect during those initial contacts: what are you looking for, what options best fit your travel needs, you want to … wow.  Because your trip is not just a sale to us, that first contact is usually the beginning of a connection for all of your future travel.

One more thing — this is what really seals the deal — No Worries Travellers feel good when they work with us.  They share thoughts and concerns, hopes and expectation, and they relax and laugh. Put simply, every new inquiry, every repeat booking, and each and every referral of friends and family brings a new opportunity to make travel worry-free, and we love it — it’s what we do.

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Notes for the Worry-free Traveller — Raiatea View from the Top

While some choose to jog up Mount Tapioi on Raiatea, a steady climb worked for us. Over about an hour, we trekked to the top, got to know our fellow hikers, rested with some kids and a dog who needed a break, watched horses and a few cows, and shared plenty of water. Having hats, sun umbrellas and some electrolyte powder really helped out in the heat. While it may not be the tallest peak on the island, we sure enjoyed the amazing views from the top. Take a look at the lagoon, neighboring Taha’a and even Bora Bora. A trek worth making.

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Notes for the Worry-Free Traveller — Riviera Maya

Maid-of-Honor Dilemma: With a bride to support, her sweet sister was in a quandary. “We’ve got a great destination for this great destination wedding, but how can we possibly see the nearby Mayan Ruins with all of the wedding activities?” Worse, “How could we possibly miss them?” We told her that she really had options. If the day trip to Chichen Itza isn’t do-able, we recommended Tulum. It’s more of a half-day option and, with our favorite no worries supplier, the whole wedding party could even be accommodated — kids and adults alike.  Made her day — big smiles all around.

You can find your own Riviera Maya options under  “Sunny Vacation Destinations” at Check them out, and let us know if you’re ready to plan your trip.

Notes for the Worry-Free Traveller – Belize and Panama

Planning a new Belize and Panama itinerary: It helps to know that departure times may vary based on day of the week. Schedules can lead to forced overnight stays. We take full advantage of those opportunities to book excursions, or use the down time to adjust to time changes. With multiple destinations, we also like to book different kinds of properties, making the most of each locale to enrich your experience. The No Worries Travel network let’s us work through details like this for you.