Trisha Rathke

Raleigh, North Carolina Travel Agent

An independent agent with Kingdom Magic Vacations in Vero Beach, FL, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Luxury & Family Travel Specialist

I have over 20 years of experience in the Travel Industry.  As a Travel Planner and former Flight Attendant, I use my own personal and professional experience to help design your perfect vacation.

I look to experience new destinations as often as possible. I love to experience, explore, and eat all there is to offer.

When I begin planning my own vacation, I start by doing research. I research the destination area, the people, the hotels, the cuisine, the nightlife and the activities. When there are things to learn, I will find a way to become an expert!

I like to familiarize myself with all the Best Kept Secret things to do and see in each destination I visit.  I plan my visit and also like to go off the beaten path to explore the things not in the travel guides. 

I love to share that "inside info" with my clients when planning their vacation adventures.  I take the same care and attention to detail with my clients’ vacation plans as I do with my own. Together we determine what they want to do, and what their goals are for their trip. Perhaps they know they want to visit the Caribbean, but hadn’t considered what island or resort, or even what travel documents will be required when leaving the country. I take the time to work with each client until we have put together the perfect vacation package.

That is why my clients work with a Travel Specialist like me! I know the questions that need to be asked and the details that need to be considered.

While I currently hold certifications from various cruise lines and tour operators, I am also a licensed member of IATAN and CLIA.

Whether it is a weekend getaway or a 3 week road trip across the country, I am always ready for an Adventure! Travel is my passion, and I have curved that passion into the most fulfilling career as a Travel Specialist.

My Reviews

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

Italy with out the stress

Reviewed By Karen - Atlanta, GA | Traveled to
We just got back from a trip of a lifetime. Trisha planned every aspect of our Italy vacation. 4 cities in 10 days. It was such a pleasure having her plan the finest details of our journey. She found us the best prices on the finest hotels. Trisha guided us with train tips, restaurant recommendations, and just reminded us to slow down enough to "live" in the moment. We have already asked Trisha to start planning our trip next year to China. It was truly a VIP experience having Trisha on our side.
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Her detailed planning made our first Disney trip perfect!

Reviewed By Brooke - Virginia | Traveled to
Trisha literally took care of every aspect of our trip. Her knowledgeable hotel recommendations were great, and she was even able to get us an upgraded room when a new promotion came out after we booked! She helped with our dining and fast pass reservations, and was always only a quick phone call or text away. Couldn't have survived Disney for the first time without her!
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She was equally as excited as we were about our vacation!!!

Reviewed By Triple C & G - Durham, NC | Traveled to
Trisha was a joy to work with in setting up our vacation. She had "inside tips" that she shared and a wealth of knowledge to boot!! I can't wait to work with her again on future vacation plans.
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Heaven in Tahiti

Reviewed By Jessica - Raleigh, NC | Traveled to
Trisha is the BEST! She planned a custom 3 week itinerary throughout Tahiti, Bora Bora, and Tikehau. Every detail was thought of. She even surprised us with a few special touches along the way. I highly recommend using Trisha - The Travel Planner when planning your vacations. We will use her services every year from now on.
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Amazing insight on Disney

Reviewed By The Cohen Clan - Apex, NC | Traveled to
Trisha helped plan our Disney cruise with two rooms to accommodate a grandmother. Her attention to detail, making sure our rooms were adjoined, we knew what restaurants to go to, the excursions she told us about based on our preferences of what we like to do as a family was fantastic. She is very knowledgeable on "hidden gems" throughout the trip that if you tried to plan yourself, you would never know. Trisha is great...can't wait for her to help us plan another trip to Disney.
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Excellent Planner - Excited for my trip

Reviewed By Chrissy - NC | Traveled to
Great communication and response time! Trisha was very helpful!
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Can't go wrong with Trisha!

Reviewed By Kate - Lehi, Utah | Traveled to
Oh my!!! She made our Disney Cruise so much fun. She was super knowledgeable and organized. She made everything fall right into place. I highly recommend her to anyone!
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Perfect Experience

Reviewed By Loren - Charleston | Traveled to
We use Trisha's free planning services every time we travel. We have visited Disney World, an Alaskan cruise, Italy and Mexico with her assistance. Yes, I could've booked it myself. But, why not take advantage of her expertise. It doesn't cost me anything. In fact, she saves us money each time with her travel tips and constant searching for the best pricing. You are losing money if you aren't booking with Trisha.
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Really knows her stuff

Reviewed By Angela - Mobile, AL | Traveled to
I am currently using Trisha to help me book my upcoming Disney vacation. I didn't know how much I, a seasoned Disney veteran, would really like having a travel agent for a Disney trip but thought I would give it a try. Trisha has been spot on. She has answered all my questions and has been step ahead of me the whole way in this planning process. She has never complained about the dozen changes I have made. I have no doubt that our trip will be smooth sailing. My favorite part is that she is great at answering my crazy "opinion" questions but hasn't once been pushy. She knows that every family is different and has their own taste. I have already recommended her to 2 friends who are also using her for their upcoming vacations.
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Saved us money!!

Reviewed By Allison - NC | Traveled to
I've never used a travel agent before but will use one (Trisha) for now on!! She was able to get us extra savings and gave us excellent Universal/Disney planning tips!
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Detail oriented.

Reviewed By Alison - Burlington, nc | Traveled to
We've booked several trips with Trisha and have referred all our friends to her as well. She is thorough, knowledgeable , and detail oriented. Trisha always adds the personal touch!
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I didn't have to worry about a thing!

Reviewed By Thomas - Brooklyn, NY | Traveled to
Trisha planned my trip to Ireland and Italy. I didn't have to do a thing. I set my dates and budget and she did everything else. It was an amazing experience to enjoy a vacation without the stress of planning. The itinerary was detailed and she really stretched my dollar to give us a 1st class experience at a 3rd class price!
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Awesome travel Agent!

Reviewed By Jam21694 - Buckhead, GA | Traveled to
I have used Trisha for a trip I'm planning next year on a Norwegian Cruise. She's very helpful, knowledgeable and understands my Autistic adult child's needs better than most people. I can't wait to use her again when we travel on a Royal Caribbean cruise and when we go to the Toy Story hotel opening soon at the Disney Resort in Shanghai. Trisha is very responsive and will communicate with people outside of normal business hours which is great! I highly recommend Trisha Rathke as a travel agent, her knowledge base is unbelievable!!
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One amazing travel agent

Reviewed By mweschler - Apex, NC | Traveled to
Trisha was so extremely helpful in all aspects of planning our first cruise. I'd never been on one before, and had a million questions for her. She was very thorough. I felt so prepared when we left for our trip. It was a fabulous vacation! I will use Trisha again for sure.
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Awesome Travel Agent / Planner

Reviewed By Len - Orlando | Traveled to
Trisha's knowledge and travel history really makes her a delight to work with. She will find you the best deal and best options and itinerary to fit your family.
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Expert at what she does!!

Reviewed By Jennifer H - Redondo Beach, CA | Traveled to
My family and I enjoyed working with Trisha. She is very patient, which is the kind of person that I need to work with. Lol
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Trisha made us feel like VIP's

Reviewed By Paula S. - San Antonio, Texas | Traveled to
Trisha assisted us with every aspect of our vacation. We went on a Disney Cruise to the Caribbean. She arranged dining reservations, spa appointments, and excursions for our entire week. She even provided us with tips for getting the most out of our trip like character signings, gift exchanges and more. Trisha sent a lovely gift to our stateroom and fun surprises before and after our cruise. We have already booked our next vacation with Trisha. Can't wait to visit Hawaii this fall!
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