Superior Destination Knowledge
I'm Kellie Bishop, President and Chief Possibility Officer at Travel Leaders in Charlottesville, VA. I am a curious and avid traveler, and love to explore the world! I have traveled to over 40 countries and have extensive destination knowledge and contacts. I am constantly exploring new locations and properties for my clients. My passion for travel and bringing my clients superior service, will provide the foundation for planning your perfect, luxurious dream vacation or honeymoon.
My Travel Specialties
My Areas of Expertise
CERTIFICATES & AWARDS
My Travel Stories
The best trip of our lives!!
Traveling with Kellie
Saved my sanity!
A wonderful experience. In the top three.
Our special River Cruise.
Trip of a lifetime with my daughter
I'd recommend Kellie to anyone and will gladly use her again.
Because of Kellie, Everything Went Perfectly
Perfect First Trip to Italy
Kellie is so well traveled and able to use her experiences to put together the kind of trip she knows will make you happy. She has the gift and the desire to make you a happy traveler. My next trip will definitely have the Kellie Bishop touch!
Our Week in Heaven
Best cruise ever
Our AWESOME Alaska Trip and Cruise
The cruise was a dream of a lifetime. Kelly suggested a smaller ship with all inclusive cost. The Regent Line was superb. The accomodations were first class all the way. We were upgraded 3 levels, thanks to a tip from Kelly. Restaurants were 5 star.
Our entire trip was absolutely PERFECT
All that Kellie has arranged have been exceptional
Wonderful river cruise!
Finally seeing the land of our forbears
Incredible Traveling Experience
She has found great Bed and Breakfasts, has recommended incredible tours, and has made the traveling experience much less stressful.
She has helped me with 3 trips with grandchildren and several mission trips to Africa.
Years and years of great trips
I also know that if something goes sour while I'm gone, an email to Kellie will either solve the problem or she will have suggestions on how to solve it. Just about everywhereI go, she's already been herself. When I was on a world cruise, she had set up some private tours for me, and when my walker broke 2 days before one of those tours, she contacted the tour operators and they arranged for me to be taken to a medical supply store in Myanmar. You don't get that kind of assistance when you book it yourself online.
Lastly, I enjoy knowing Kellie as a person and that counts f
The best is yet to come in May 2016!
We have another trip planned with her for May 2016 to Paris and a Viking River Cruise. Again, she has been indispensable and has managed every detail, follow up, suggestions for the right time of year, not a detail has been overlooked. She responds promptly when contacted and is eager to be of service.
My physician, whom we referred to Kellie, has been very pleased. He has booked his trip and happily praised Kellie for her knowledge, professionalization, and follow thru. He is looking forward to his trip.
I highly recommend her and would not plan a trip with anyone else.
An Unforgettable, Wonderful Voyage
My husband and I have been very satisfied with her services.
Kellie is fun, energetic, creative, and cost conscious. She hones in on what is desired --- luxury, economy, etc. --- and doesn't try to change your mind.
We have referred friends, family to her, and everyone has been well-pleased.
Kellie's experience and knowledge make her fees well worthwhile. If you get delayed somewhere, she's there to help you get out of the tangle.
Kellie has guided us through many trips --- business and pleasure --- all over the US and several trips to Europe. The space below only allows one destination, apparently, but we've taken trips with her planning.
Alaskian cruise and land tour
Without Kellie we would not be traveling to exciting destinations. Our next trip for Kellie to plan for us is an European river cruise.
Thank you, Amy!
A Great Experience!
Kellie, Got back early this morning from our trip. I really wanted to thank you for all of your help. All of the travel, hotels, etc you helped set up were perfect. The hotels were all amazing. It was a great experience and Molly and I truly enjoyed the entire trip. Thanks so much for your help.
HATS OFF TO KELLIE BISHOP AT TRAVELLEADERS
I love travel and especially cruises! Just unpack once and you are on your way to a different city every day. I took many bus tours when I was younger and lots of big ship cruises but no more. I have taken river cruises in Russia, China, Vietnam and Cambodia and on most of the rivers in Europe and would highly recommend them.. I just recently took a 15 day ocean cruise on a small (900+passengers) vessel. That was so enjoyable that there is another one planned for 2017. The small ships are wonderful. I have sailed on ships from several companies and Kellie works with all of them .She has arranged all of my travel including pre and post hotels and air transportation. She is widely traveled herself and can give you a worms eye view of the many places she has visited. I could not ask for a more dedicated, knowledgeable and personable travel agent. Give her a call if you have a destination in mind and she has probably been there.
Wonderful Viking River Experience
As children who grew up during and after WWII who had parents and relatives who served in Europe, my wife and I often talked about visiting France, the Normandy beaches and the American Memorial and Cemetery. In 2012, we contacted Travel Leaders and Kellie Bishop to help us make that a reality and to assist us in planning the trip. The result was the most wonderful travel experience Sue and I could have imagined. Included were a couple of nights in Paris, and Viking river cruises on the Seine (Paris to Normandy) and Rhone (Paris to Avignon) rivers. Beyond the endless photo opportunities, the service on Viking exceeded our expectations; from the meals, to the accommodations, to the many guided tours, and the courtesy and helpfulness of the crews. Without qualification, if you are planning to travel anywhere in the world, and wish to have a predictably great experience, Sue and I recommend that your first contact should be Travel Leaders and Kellie Bishop; the best of the best.
"Dear Kellie, Just wanted to thank you again for your kindness, PATIENCE, and expertise in helping me book flights yesterday. It's never easy with our family. So glad that I could use some of my miles sitting in my lowly account. You definitely are a stellar travel guru!"
Dear Kellie, Just a quick note to tell you how fabulous the Tauck tour to New Zealand was, and how grateful we are to you for making all of the arrangements. It was a care free, once in a lifetime trip that we will never forget. It was top of the line all of the way (accommodations, travel, and cuisines), and we had plenty of time to enjoy things on our own with new found friends. Without the tour, we would have missed so many beautiful sights and wonderful adventures. We truly appreciate your attention to details and your constant availability. Thanks again.
We had the pleasure of working with Kellie Bishop and the team at Travel Leaders in planning our recent two week trip to Italy. Her expert advice guided our choices every step of the way - train versus auto, Pompeii options, using the train system, travel insurance. Air travel was seamless. Every option in every category of travel was offered to us - with no pressure. Most of all, Kellie is an excellent communicator - answering questions for us immediately, regardless of how inane the questions were! Polite, courteous, informative, and, very importantly, a great sense of humor (which we ALL need when traveling out of country). I must tell you that her services, and the services of the company, were excellent Not only did she work within our budget, but she found the best values in the neighborhoods we requested, and secured guide services where needed. Thank you Kellie and team! See you down the road!