Bespoke Travel Concierge
As the president and founder of You Deserve It Vacations, I specialize in "bespoke destination travel" and turning buck-list items into realities. For more than 20 years, I’ve lived by a mantra that began with a girlfriend getaway to Hot Springs, Arkansas: You Deserve It! We all deserve to explore the world and expand our horizons for a more fulfilling life. Travel can do exactly that.
As a Bespoke Travel Professional, I like to take traditional itineraries and put a spin on them. I truly believe that having a traditional itinerary to some destinations is perfectly fine, but there should be something unique and/or personalized in that itinerary just for you. It's all about the everlasting memories that you can talk about for years to come.
Love for family is fundamentally the reason for my success, and it has informed my perspective as a travel professional. Being a wife and mother underscores the importance of living a high-quality and eventful life, so planning family vacations and luxury getaways for friends enables me to share my expertise with others in meaningful ways.
My education built a solid base for skills needed in the travel industry, including a BBA in Human Resources from the University of North Texas and a subsequent MBA from the University of Phoenix. After receiving my Travel Agent Certification from Brookhaven College, I’ve continually expanded my knowledge base with a host of certifications qualifying me as a specialist in the world of travel. They include a CTA (Certified Travel Agent), a Certified Jamaica Specialist and a Certified Honeymoon & Destination Wedding Specialist.
I’ve personally been to at least 34 countries and have a network of relationships that now benefit fellow travelers who put their trust in me. When my clients need or want anything, it's an email or phone call away. My agency has a hashtag of #BeenThereDoneThat, reflecting our deep level of expertise in traversing the globe. We want everyone to experience off-the-beaten path journeys and receive VIP treatment from us that exceeds impersonal online travel bookings.
I love making people’s dreams come true. When not pouring my time into doing that, you’ll likely find me seeing more of the world or enjoying life at home in Texas: dancing, playing cards and making memories with my husband.
The "Olivia Pope" of Travel
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It is my pleasure to recommend Queen Meador, her performance in working my destination wedding in St. Lucia was impeccable. Our group consisted of 18 people and she and her team handled all of their bookings, which allowed me to focus on what was important....the wedding! My favorite part is when she had each person in the group to send her "selfie" pictures when they arrived at the airport so I could relax, knowing that everyone would catch their flight. Just call her the Olivia Pope of travel because if there was ever an issue, she handled it!