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Jo Varnum

Blue Springs, Missouri Travel Agent
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Jo Varnum

Jo Varnum

Blue Springs, Missouri Travel Agent
An independent agent with Cruises & Tours, Unlimited in Jacksonville, FL, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency
28 Reviews | 100% Recommended
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Disney, Family, and Honeymoon Specialist

My passion is providing concierge service to families and honeymooners looking to make memories of a lifetime!

When I first began as a Travel Specialist, I focused solely on my favorite vacation destinations: Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland. In order to best service my clients, I make sure to experience these destinations multiple times per year. I've graduated from the College of Disney Knowledge and have attended multiple onsite Agent Education Programs.

After a while, it became time to start servicing additional destinations at the requests of my clients. I began by adding Universal Studios, resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean, and multiple cruise lines including Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Princess, and MSC.

I now service destinations all across the world and have booked clients in Tahiti, China, AustraliaIsrael, and all over Europe.

My goal is always to save you as much time, stress, and money as I possibly can so that you can simply look forward to your vacation!

I also am thrilled to share my personal experiences of traveling both domestically and internationally with a child with autism. Special needs traveling can present an additional challenge for families, and it's a passion of mine to equip and educate others so that traveling as a family is a magical and enjoyable experience for everyone.

Jo's Monogram Vacations - All You Need is a Suitcase and a Dream!

Testimonials

Sailing with Mickey on the Disney Wonder!
Sailing with Mickey on the Disney Wonder!

"Thank you for helping us plan a wonderful vacation. Several times during the flight down Angie mentioned how surreal it felt. It was as if we hadn't "planned enough" for this trip. I had the same feeling, but it was all because of the work you did to make it a magical Disney experience. Everything went so smoothly. From FastPasses to our meals, everything was great. The French Quarter was beautiful!" - Brad B. from Greenfield, OH

"Jo's vacation booking was very well-planned and thorough. We enjoyed having Jo's guidance throughout the process and it make our vacation a whole lot easier! Jo customized our trip to accommodate all of our family members needs. We really enjoyed working with her. A++!" -Rachel L. from Mandeville, LA

My Reviews

Rating: 5 28 Reviews | 100% Recommended

Amazingly fantastic vacation to Disney World!!!

Reviewed By Sinclair Family - Independence, MO | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Jo was absolutely fantastic at helping us through every step of our vacation to Disney World. Her help through the process really took so much stress off of this vacation. She responds super fast to emails and really helped us maximize our experience at Disney World! Thank you for helping us make lifetime memories for my family!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jo Varnum responded:
Thank you so much for your feedback! I'm so glad your family had such a wonderful vacation!
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Jo Varnum is the best Disney expert on the planet

Reviewed By B & A - Seattle, WA | Traveled to Europe
We historically have not use a travel partner/agent in the past as we are do-it-ourselves kind of people. We didn't see the value and felt we would pay a premium for low value assistance. Jo Varnum changed our mindsets and is our most trusted partner for our Disney related travel. Disney's prices are all set and published, so the prices re fixed; however, the value comes in her knowledge, tips, and coordination around everything around the trip. We trust her fully and she is awesome. She responds quickly and gives the most accurate information. Everything she has recommended or coordinated has moved forward smoothly, just how she described. We cannot imagine planning any Disney related trip without her.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jo Varnum responded:
Thank you so much for your kind words! It's an honor to work with your family on your vacations!
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First Time to Disney

Reviewed By Sgm - Blue Springs | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Jo was prompt with our requests and gave advise that proved to be invaluable. Excellent service.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jo Varnum responded:
Thank you so much for your feedback!
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The best travel agent around!

Reviewed By Carrie - Pensacola, FL | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Jo is extremely responsive, patient, thorough, and thoughtful in helping to plan our vacations. We have used her services for Disney many times when we know what we want - but she has also helped us with trips to Atlanta and Tampa. She really is the best!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jo Varnum responded:
Thank you so much Carrie!
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Great trip!

Reviewed By Tacky Tourist - Pensacola, Fl | Traveled to Hong Kong ~ East and Southeast Asia
Thank goodness for Jo!! She was so helpful and knowledgeable when it came to booking our vacation!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jo Varnum responded:
You da best! :)
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Perfect magical trip to Disney World

Reviewed By Sarah - Overland Park, KS | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
We had never been to Disney World, so the thought of planning the trip was very overwhelming. Jo helped to put our minds at ease from the start. We did not make it easy for her because we did our trip over the busiest time time at Disney--over Christmas/New Years. With her magical fairies as my daughters would say (I would say with her hard work even in the very early morning hours), she managed to get every fast pass and dining experience we wanted. My daughters were able to see every princess, including their favorite part of eating dinner on New Year's Day at the Royal Table. We booked our our flights, but she still e-mailed me when the flights opened to be sure I would be able to get tickets. She texted us while we were there just to make sure we did not have any further questions. There is not a single thing I would have changed about our vacation and we have Jo to thank for that. We will be using her to plan our trips to Hawaii and Turks and Calcos in the future.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jo Varnum responded:
Oh thank you so much Sarah! Your famly is so sweet, and I'm just thrilled to have played a part in such precious memories!
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Disneyland Magic

Reviewed By Havilah - Kansas City, MO | Traveled to Disneyland ~ California ~ USA
Jo was amazing every stage of the process. We had never used a travel agent before, but the idea of plan a Disneyland trip on my own was daunting! Jo took all the stress out of the planning process. All I had to do was answer a few questions, choose from the list of places to stay that fit our budget, and pay the bill. Jo was so helpful in giving us information about the parks, tips and tricks, eating recommendations, etc. She got us hooked up with the Disneyland app, photo pass, Maxpass, and Fastpass. My husband was so impressed with my knowledge at the park, but it was all from Jo! She was also available via cellphone anytime I needed when we were on our trip. We had THE BEST trip ever. We made priceless memories our family will cherish. Thanks to Jo we just showed up and had fun!!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jo Varnum responded:
Thank you SO much Havilah!
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Best Travel Agent EVER!!!

Reviewed By Meg/James - Lake Charles, La | Traveled to Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
Hands down the easiest experience! She always answers every email without hesitation! Gets us the best deals always!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jo Varnum responded:
Thank you so very much!
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She makes it fun

Reviewed By James - Lake Charles, Louisiana | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
The extra mile is the norm for Jo. She turns great customer service into an art form. We have used Jo three times and will not book a vacation any other way.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jo Varnum responded:
Wow, this is very high praise! Thank you so much!
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Wonderful Trip!

Reviewed By Whitney - Pensacola, FL | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Jo was absolutely wonderful! She answered all my questions quickly and made the planning of our trip so easy! She had great insight into all accommodations. Will definitely use her again and again and again.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jo Varnum responded:
Thank you so much Whitney!
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I NEVER do Disney without Jo!

Reviewed By Varner Fam - Pensacola, FL | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
I will never do Disney again without Jo. Wether it’s a quick weekend trip or a full on family of 15+ planned to the minute trip, I will never do Disney without Jo. Jo is quick with info and communication, easy to work with, professional, gives great tips and advice, and absolutely sweet as pie. Jo literally goes above and beyond without it being expected each and every time. We love you Jo!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jo Varnum responded:
Thank you so much! It is such a pleasure to have worked together on so many vacations - so many precious memories for your family!
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Disney vacation

Reviewed By Tina - Pensacola, Fl | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Jo was very patient in planning my Disney vacation. I had no idea what to do and her suggestions were perfect.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jo Varnum responded:
Thank you! I'm so glad I was able to help!
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Magical Memories

Reviewed By Auti44 - Pensacola, Fl | Traveled to Kissimmee ~ Florida ~ USA
Very responsive and helpful in planning our family Disney trip! About to plan our next an Jo will be our go-to -she’s a gem
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jo Varnum responded:
Thank you so much!
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First Family Vacay

Reviewed By DisneyLover - Blue Springs, MO | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Talk about stress reliever! I suffer from anxiety and planning a simple vacation stresses me out! No took the fuss and stress right out of it so we could fully enjoy our trip! She even answered questions while weere on vacation to make our experience the best it could be!!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jo Varnum responded:
You are so kind, and thank you so much for sharing this! I'm so glad I was able to play a part in making your vacation experiences so positive!
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We Love Jo!

Reviewed By Kamber - Blue Springs, MO | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Jo is the bomb dot com. Seriously. She’s amazing! My family and I never used a travel agent before Jo and she has planned our last 3 trips. So far we’ve traveled to Disney World twice and we were able to take a Disney Cruise in December 2018. We’d be lost without her when it comes to traveling. She knows all things Disney, and she’s always expanding her knowledge and staying up to date on the latest travel information. Jo also has great customer service skills and goes above and beyond to get you everything you’ve been dreaming for your trip, and more. You won’t be disappointed.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jo Varnum responded:
Thank you SO much Kamber!
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Dipping our toes into Disney waters

Reviewed By MJ - New Orleans, LA | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
I think Jo has done a great job introducing me to Disney and getting me hooked on it!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jo Varnum responded:
Thank you! The magic gets in your blood, and I'm so glad your family is enjoying it together!
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I highly recommend using Jo!

Reviewed By Alyssa - Lees Summit, MO | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Jo made planning our family vacation to Orlando so incredibly easy! She knew the answers to all of my questions and gave me a lot of helpful tips in order to make the best of our time at Universal. She made vacation planning stress free and we will definitely be using her again.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jo Varnum responded:
Thank you so much!
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Magical Disney Vacation

Reviewed By Mallory - Pleasant Hill, MO | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Jo is very friendly and knowledgeable. Her customer service is excellent and she goes over and beyond to make sure your vacation is magical. We have used her several times and look forward to working with her again in the future!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jo Varnum responded:
Thank you so much Mallory!
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A Personalized Travel Agent for Every Occasion!

Reviewed By Kristen - Pensacola, FL | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
For years, I planned our Disney trips. I spent many early hours trying to reserve FPs, making calls to support, googling questions about resorts and trying my best to coordinate the perfect trip. Three years ago, Jo entered my life and I've never looked back!! She handles it all, with prompt responses and flawless customer service. She's learned my likes and dislikes and always recommends the perfect plans for our trip. She's even a support when you arrive at your destination, should you need assistance. I share her contact info with anyone planning a trip to Disney, Universal Studios and beyond... for those adventurous types! Just decide where you want to go and let her do the rest!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jo Varnum responded:
Thank you SO much Kristen! This means so much to me!
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Best Honeymoon Ever!

Reviewed By Stephanie - Ponchatoula, Louisiana | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Wonderful experience!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jo Varnum responded:
Thank you!
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Disney made easy,!

Reviewed By Libby - Baytown, TX | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Jo is awesome! I have always planned my Disney vacation, but things have gotten more complicated since our last visit. Jo did all the reservations for the trip including restaurants and fast passes included. She was a dream to work with and made the planning so easy!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jo Varnum responded:
I love hearing this! Vacation planning should be fun, not stressful, and I'm so glad I can help with that!
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Best trips ever!

Reviewed By Suzan - Davie, Florida | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
She makes you feel like you’re her most important customer. She goes above and beyond to make your dream vacation amazing.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jo Varnum responded:
Thank you so much Suzan! That's a huge goal of mine - to make everyone I work with feel like a VIP!
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Book with Jo, you won’t regret it!

Reviewed By Ghd105 - Purvis, Mississippi | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Jo is phenomenal. She is always able and willing to make all of our family vacations better than I could hope for. She makes the whole planning process a breeze and always considers my family’s interests in the planning process.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jo Varnum responded:
Thank you so much! I love personalizing each vacation specifically for each client!
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Above and Beyond

Reviewed By Kyrstin - Lake Charles, LA | Traveled to Disneyland ~ California ~ USA
Jo went above and beyond for my families trip to Disney, she scheduled fast passes and dinners, and dealt with my neurotic side, of making my kids first Disney trip perfect. She did such a good job that we just scheduled our 10 year anniversary cruise with her, and again she’s dealing with my perfectionist side, and doing a great job!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jo Varnum responded:
Thank you Kyrstin! It is such a pleasure to work together on your family's vacations!
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Will never plan a trip without Jo!

Reviewed By Andrea - Covington La | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Jo had been incredibly helpful in planning our vacations the last year. She has a wealth of knowledge to offer! She is dependable and goes out of her way to make sure you get the most out of your travels.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jo Varnum responded:
Thank you so much for your kind words! I look forward to many more years of working together on your travels!
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Magical memories!

Reviewed By The Livingston’s - Pensacola, Florida | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
We have used Jo several times for traveling, and she has always been super helpful and knowledgeable.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jo Varnum responded:
Thank you so much!
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A magical time with priceless memories!

Reviewed By Jill Manny - Apex, NC | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Jo was amazing to work with on our family Disney trip. We had never gone on a Disney vacation and she was incredibly knowledgable and made everything easy. From planning meals, to Fast Passes at the park, to giving us a conveniently located room near the shuttles, lobby and pool, everything was perfect and ran smoothly. She had great tips she gave us to have the most magical time and we were able to do so many wonderful things. We had an awesome trip and hope to have her send us back soon!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jo Varnum responded:
I love that y'all were converted to Disney fanatics on this vacation! Can't wait to work together on lots of Disney memories in the future!
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Best Disney Planner

Reviewed By Ginger - Pascagoula, Mississippi | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
I have used Jo for booking and planning our last 4 Disney vacations and would not want to do it without her help. She has always been able to get us the “hard to get” dinner reservation or fast pass that we want. A lot of time and planning go into a Disney vacation and I would not want to go without her help. Her knowledge of all things Disney make her services invaluable. I highly recommend Jo Varnum for your next vacation.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jo Varnum responded:
Thank you Ginger!
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