Lutz, Florida Travel Agent
Romance, Family & Cruise Travel Expert
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I love all types of vacations, and I get excited when I can help families and couples connect in beautiful destinations around the world. I enjoy being part of the whole process, and I give each itinerary my full attention to make it perfect!
I originally worked in the health care industry for over a decade before switching to travel. I come from a long-family-line of travelers, and traveling has been part of my life since I was little. In 2009, I joined a local travel agency and began my journey as an agent. A little over a year later I opened my own agency where I can now work closer with my clients.
I specialize in destination weddings, honeymoons, and family vacations. I love working with groups especially family and friend groups. I know how to make traveling with kids and grandparents easier than ever, and I will remove any stress or worries you have before departure. I will walk you through the booking process so you never have to get bogged down in the details, and I will listen to you to find the best personalized options in any destination.
I have years of experience in the Caribbean, Europe, and beyond. One of my favorite ways to travel is by cruise, and I love helping people enjoy the perfect cruise in scenic destinations. I'm an accredited Master Cruise Counselor, and I have a number of certifications with top cruise lines and land resorts including:
I love finding unique activities for my clients, and one of the most memorable ones was the Tomatina Festival in Spain where they celebrate by throwing tomatoes at one another in the streets. One of the most romantic vacations that I’ve booked was a honeymoon in Paris with a special surprise for the wife. The husband and I secretly booked a table at the deluxe Michelin rated restaurant at the top of the Eiffel Tower. They had a wonderful dinner with an amazing view, and I was so happy to help make it possible!
I love working with Brides! Destination Weddings are the perfect time to reconnect with those you love most! It is such an exciting time for not only bride and groom, but also the family and friends. I negotiate the group rates with the resort and handle all the guests travel needs. I like to customize options for each Destination Wedding group I work with to make it special and reflect the bridal couple as well.
I’m a very optimistic person and always see the best in every situation. I enjoy helping people discover ways to make their trip an amazing and unique experience. Whether you want to explore the ancient cities of Europe, cruise around the Mediterranean, or lounge on a sunny beach in the Caribbean, I’m ready to book your next adventure today!
Best Travel Agent EVER
The best travel agent!
I always can go to her to even just get information for future travel and I don't ever feel like I HAVE to book it.....she is very upfront and informative and willing to always assist in anyway she can!
I would and have recommended her to family and friends!!!
The Best Trip I Can Remember in a Very Long Time
Group Alaska Trip
Kelley is very detailed with her client portfolio's and once we give her our time line and area, she knows our personal preferences and has never disappointed us. Kelley helps us stay on budget and has been very helpful to assist everyone with special needs, especially with our large groups.
I have used several travel agents as well as on line services over the past 30+ years, but Kelley has always shown to go above and beyond and will continue to be our travel agent.
I have and do highly recommend Kelley Hardesty.
The best travel agent!
Service Beyond Delivery
Amazing agent and talent
Kelley Nails It Every Time
Kelley listens and understands our travel needs and wants and also helped us arrange a trip to Mexico at a resort that our teenagers would not find "boring" Plenty of down time for all of us, activities for the kids and the absolute perfect resort for us - not too big, not to small and a perfect family friendly getaway.
Can't wait to use her services again - she really thinks of everything, so that we can relax and enjoy our time away.