Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii and Honeymoon Specialist
My history in the work force started out in the engineering industry, but in 1989 I figured out my passion was in the travel industry. My employment history starts out at American Airlines in reservations and FlyAAway Vacations, and after 5 years I went to work as a Travel Agent. Well as the story goes I never left the travel industry.
My love of helping others plan that special trip, helps to make my job special. Several years ago I was fortunate enough to visit Oahu and stayed at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, which was amazing. The Hilton was a great location and walking distance to many areas of Waikiki Beach. We stayed in a corner suite, and could not believe it but the USAF Thunderbirds were there, and what a show we received. Visiting Pearl Harbor and seeing the Thunderbirds was a once in a lifetime event for me. My life so far has been amazing, with travel to Hawaii(8 times), St Thomas/St John(spent my birthday week at the Westin), St Martin(planned my son's destination wedding, and it was beautiful), Grand Cayman, Barbados(spent an awesome 8 days), Aruba(drove a jeep all over the island), Alaska(once by land, once by sea, and best was the 13 day cruise/tour), Austria(Christmas Markets are amazing), Germany, France(Paris, Nice, Monaco, Monte Carlo, UK( including London and Wales), Switzerland, Italy,Netherlands, Belgium, Mexico(including Cancun, Cozumel, Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco), Singapore, Indonesia, Australia(including Darwin, Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Brisbane, and Sydney(including the Blue Mountains).
I have been fortunate enough to have toured with Globus(spent Thanksgiving in Ireland and Globus makes sure it is a fun event) and Trafalgar; also cruised with Princess, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Celebrity, and Disney. My love of travel not only extends to international destinations, I also love to travel within the USA. Some of my many favorite spots are Disney, Key West, Singer Island, West Palm Beach, Charleston, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Napa Valley, Hollywood, Branson, Memphis, Hilton Head, New York, and Niagara Falls. I returned to Australia for a 2nd time a couple of years ago, but New Zealand was my focus the 2nd time around. Delta Airlines service on each flight made the experience worth the trip. The route in New Zealand was different, and so were the experiences. The picture of me holding the Koala is really special. It was on my bucket list, and what a special time.
Are you looking for that perfect all inclusive or FIT vacation? Let me help you with a Funjet Vacation. Funjet and I will be with you each step of your planning process, and take a look at their all in one travel protection to give you peace of mind from the what ifs. Also Travel Guard has excellent coverage to ease your mind from worries of the unexpected issues, either sickness or death, before, and during your trip. Ask about the plans that offer kids free travel protection.
Have I mentioned how cool it is to go on the Hogwarts Express between Universal Orlando and Islands of Adventure? Don't forget you need a park to park ticket in order to enjoy the Hogwart's Express.
Well after completing the Viking River Cruise Specialist Course, and winning a trip on the Viking Var, I look forward to sharing my experiences with you. Imagine arriving Budapest, and cruising through Austria, and Germany. We also added a 3 day extension in Prague, and I'm sure the Viking experience will be amazing there as well. Last year I was able to cruise the Rhine with Viking. Both were spectacular. Try Avalon Waterways with their suite view. The view from your room will never be the same.
I can also tell you about Celebrity cruises to Antarctica and sailing on the beautiful Harmony of the Seas with Royal Caribbean. Give me a call, and let me help you dream.
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As you can tell, I love to travel, which allows me the chance to share my experiences with my clients. There are so many experiences that are once in a lifetime moments like hugging a Koala, riding an elephant, snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, and watching Crocodiles jump 18 ft above the water, right in front of you and sailing some of the most beautiful ships with cruise lines like Royal Caribbean on the Harmony of the Seas as well as several of their other ships like Oasis of the Seas and Freedom of the Seas. My experience not only includes leisure travel, I have corporate travel and corporate group travel experience. Some of my corporate clients have been with me since the 90's.Ask me about the 5% discounts on tours with Globus Family.
My Areas of Expertise
CERTIFICATES & AWARDS
My Travel Stories
Best Agent Ever
The best birthday trip
My last trip was my 50th Birthday celebration in Costa Rica with a group of 11 women. Kim helped with narrowing down a destination, creating a payment plan a year in advance for the group, following up with air schedule changes and connections, and many other details. The trip was a huge success from departure until return.
I appreciate her excellent customer service and I always refer her to anyone that I know that is travelling.
Excellent Travel Agent !
Out of this World!
Our Thelma and Louise Trip
Best agent in the world!!!
21 day trip
However she blew it out of the water this time. doing all the research & options.
21 day NZ,Austraalia & Fiji. Kim made it so easy to plan it, set it, & do it.
Kim was always available down to the day before take off.. We told her what we where wanting to do. She made it work down to even set us up in First Class. Which i was OMG the best think she could have told us to do.. 13 hours of flying made easy... If you don't use her you are missing out on a 1st class experience . She had finished up our next vacation for this coming June. Can't wait to do this Cruise Thank you again Kim for loving your job!!!
Catch the Wave
Trip to see our new granddaughter
Every trip we take through Kim is the best ever!
She always has really good recommendations for planning our trips. I have had friends and family try to book their own vacations. Most every time, I here of something going wrong. I always tell them that they should have called Kim Bristow with Travel Leaders. Most every time, they call her and let her take over all of there trips going forward.
She offers excellent service! What a jewel!
Bucket List Trips
Best river cruise ever!
Business and Personal travel throughout the USA
Best Agent In The Business
looking out for our best interest! Whether we are traveling for business or personal, we always know we can count on Kim!!
So many places , so little time !!
All business travel
Best travel agent I have ever worked with
Best Vacations Ever!
Amazing Trip.....Fantastic Travel Agent
Kim is great!
All teavel has been business
Antarctica in the summer!!!
Went Above & Beyond!
From our very first call we knew we made the right choice, as she had travelled in Australia extensively and had some great first hand recommendations.
During the entire booking process, she was always quick with you response. She gave us a lot of great options for us to choose from and we were happy that we could customize our vacation to fit our needs.
Once everything was booked, she continually checked -in to make sure we were all set.
Even when we were in Australia she helped when some booking changes came up.
If you are thinking of going to Australia, you should hands down contact Kim.
Thank you Kim! We will be back!
The travels of our lives!!!
Blast in Costa Rica
Experience of a lifetime
One of the top trips in my life.
Thanks Linda! Such an awesome adventure.
Antarctica was the best with Kim!!
Thanks Mary! A trip of a lifetime.
Great Prices, Great Support
The ideal travel planer
We love working with her and enjoy the friendship that has developed over the years. We have planned more than 14 cruises with her help and hope to do many more.
Kim is a 5 star travel agent! She is just wonderful; she has made travelling a breeze for us. She can make a multiple stop/multiple accommodation trip a simple endeavor. We simply tell her when and where and what price point on the accommodations and she works her magic. The accommodations are always perfect and the schedule is always correct and non-rushed with satisfactory layover times. She has saved us several hundred dollars each in the past because of her interest and attention to our travel plans. We frequently travel with other couples from different locations and she is able to get us to the destination at the same time without problems. i know she has worked on our travel plans on weekends in order to get the best flights/accommodations possible. I would not travel without her help!!!