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Charlotte Hackett

Wichita, Kansas Travel Agent

Above and Beyond Travel, Inc., a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Luxury, Europe, River Cruise & Group Travel Expert

My 35 years in the travel industry spans from many years at the airport ticket counter in customer service, then to handling VIP’s with corporate incentive groups, to owning my own business now for over 16 years.

Above and Beyond Travel, Inc. is unique in that I have never advertised, and my clients are all referrals and recommendations from suppliers, such as Travel Leaders, formerly Vacation.com.  I love to listen to your travel desires and then match the destination, the cruise, the tour and the style of hotel to your specific likes.

“Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but those moments that take our breath away”.  This is my motto for creating memorable travel experiences for my clients. I want you to experience places, events, foods and people that they could not do on their own. 

As I say “I do the hard trips". Those trips that intrigue you, but are much too complicated to attempt on your own.  My 35 years of travel to over 60 countries affords me the opportunity to give you insight into many interesting places such as:

  • Barcelona
  • Paris
  • Germany
  • Venice
  • Amalfi Coast
  • Florence
  • Antigua
  • St. LuciaBarbadosGermany
  •  and many more

A five star experience is always my goal, but your budget and time are carefully taken into consideration.  My clients appreciate my expertise as a Certified Travel Counselor and an Elite Cruise Counselor on top of a Business degree.

Some of my specialties include:

  • Luxury travel in the Caribbean with beachfront, “feet in sand” accommodations.
  • Five star European vacations covering multiple cities all carefully planned to expedite your travel time.
  • River cruises amongst the most famous rivers of the world – Danube, Rhine, Rhone, Mekong and more. 

I am a huge wine and food enthusiast and I always try to incorporate the food and the wine with the culture by hiring guides for a one on one experience in the markets, vineyards or farms. How about hunting truffles in France, or crushing grapes in Italy, or buying the cheese and meats right from the creator in the family run shop?  All of this is possible with Above and Beyond Travel.  I work only with:

  • top notch suppliers
  • award winning cruise lines
  • reputable hotels
  • expert tour operators. 

In most cases, I will have seen the hotels and resorts I recommend, cruised that river or I have firsthand accounts from my clients.  I travel internationally about six times a year and know the ins and outs of airports, train stations, ports and the little details that I share with you to make your trip seamless.

Above and beyond our expectations !

"I am beaming with the happy memories of our trip. What an exceptional job you did seeking out unique adventures for our group! Certainly, your business name measures up perfectly "Above and Beyond", thus earning you a fantastic reputation as a "Travel Designer"... I know that I speak on behalf of the entire group of 28 when the accolades for planning and executing a fabulous trip were over the top!     
     J. Anderson, Newport News, VA

"Thank you, thank you for making our first cruise so enjoyable and easy.  It helped so much to have you walk us through it and answer all of my questions.Thank you for the bottle of wine, it was very mu