Charlene Daley

Essington, Pennsylvania Travel Agent

An independent agent with Magical Travel in Drexel Hill, PA, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Cruise, Island & Theme Park Specialist

Thank you for stopping by to visit me here & I hope to be planning your next adventure with you soon!

I have had the good fortune to travel extensively with my husband & three (now grown) children.  We've visited 3 continents, sailed on many cruise lines, flown to Europe, Canada, Mexico & Jamaica, and we still haven't even managed to touch the tip of the iceberg on this big, beautiful blue circle we live on called EARTH. With family living in the USA, Mexico, Switzerland, South America & Italy, I am fortunate to have close contacts all around the world.

I have turned my hobby, my passion, my LOVE of travel into a business & I am really a great travel planner. My years of accounting & number crunching have made me an ideal penny-pincher who truly appreciates life.

So if you need expert advice or help pricing your trip, please contact me today & let's start planning!  My services are always FREE, from start to finish.  Beginning with your FREE quote, continuing with your detailed itinerary & ending with a great vacation!  Can't get any better than this!  I LOVE to travel plan everywhere & my travel planning services are always FREE!

E-mail me for more information anytime:  Charlene@magicaltravel.com or CharlenesMagicalTravel@rcn.com .

 

Have a "magical" day!!

 

 

 

Travel Planner who LOVES her job!

Cruise ships docked at Belize May 2016
Cruise ships docked at Belize May 2016

As I lay here exhausted  I just cannot sleep because I am replaying this fabulous day in Disney over in my head.  Their smiles & the giggles were just amazing!  I just want to thank Charlene Smith Daley for helping us plan this amazing trip!  I think my girls have thanked Chris and I about 50 times since we have been here, and each time I am thanking you Char for making this possible. Chris and I were cluelss before planning this trip we booked it only a month ago and she totally worked her "magic."  made this the most amazing experience for us and our girls! Everything has been perfection!  If anyone is planning on going to Disney please contact her she truly is the best!  She loves her job and it truly shows!

My Reviews

Dreams do come true!

Reviewed By Amy/Josh - Cherry Hill, New Jersey | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Charlene is the best of the best when it comes to vacation planning! From the very get-go, she really listens to what you want and works her magic to make all your vacation wishes come true. She was extremely knowledgable when it came to our Disney trip, and made everything a breeze, which was great for our busy schedules. Throughout the 2 months of planning we had for the trip, she always kept in touch and sent us valuable information to keep us updated on what we should do to prepare for our trip. I found it very helpful how she sent our itinerary for our entire trip and really went above and beyond with everything, down to what we should pack on our trip. I was impressed with all the sit-down dinner reservations she planned for us, especially our last night at Epcot where we had an AMAZING Morocon dinner overlooking the fireworks! Wow!! She really knows the best spots at Disney! Will recommend her to anyone planning a vacation to Disney, etc..
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Charlene Daley responded:
Dear Amy & Josh, I'm so happy to hear that your Disney trip was magical! The last night at Epcot was built for you to top off your AMAZING trip & it most certainly did! Absolutely wonderful!! It was my pleasure working with both of you & I look forward to travel planning again in the future with you. Sincerely, Char
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Our First Family Cruise

Reviewed By Kristy S - Essington, PA | Traveled to Bahamas ~ Caribbean
Char is the best at what she does. I wouldn't go to any other travel agent after using her. She was very helpful in picking out the perfect cruise for our family. This was our first cruise ever so I asked a thousand questions and Char was quick with an answer each and every time. She helped us book transportation to and from the port. Explained all the fees that we would encounter and explained all the different food and beverage packages. We had zero surprises on this trip because Char informed us of EVERYTHING we needed to know. She even answered emails from me while we were on the cruise. She was a pleasure to work and I look forward to booking our next trip with her. I will also be referring her to all of our friends and family.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Charlene Daley responded:
You & your family were a blast to work with planning this cruise! Anthem of the Seas was the PERFECT fit for all of you, including Mom & Dad. Thank you for taking all of my advice. I truly look forward to planning many vacations with you in the future!
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Awesome trip

Reviewed By Lisa & Bobby - North Wales, PA | Traveled to Montego Bay ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Char is awesome she insured we were kept informed and provide us with the different options we had and she shared her recommendations. She was just a phone call away at all times. She's AMAZING!!!

We will be using her for future trips.

Thanks Char!! :)
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Charlene Daley responded:
Thank you for planning your Jamaican travel with me. It was great fun booking this trip for you to Rose Hall! You are welcome Lisa & Bobby!
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Our trip of a lifetime

Reviewed By Marge - Aston, PA | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Charlene was with us for every step of our trip....from the day we first met with her until we got on our flight to our first destination, she was always e-mailing, calling, texting to make sure everything was in perfect order. I have to say our trip went so smoothly due to Charlene's diligence. A+++
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Charlene Daley responded:
Your trip was one of the most exciting for me to plan Marge! Italy is a beautiful destination & I am so happy that you were able to experience this land & sea vacation with your friends! Thank you.
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Dedicated repeat customer

Reviewed By George - Jensen Beach, Florida | Traveled to Caribbean Sea ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
Charlene, is very detailed throughout the entire booking process. My wife really enjoyed all her helpful hints. This is the 2nd cruise that I booked with Charlene and I enjoy using her rather than booking online because she makes it so much easier to compare dates, ships, cabins, excursions, etc.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Charlene Daley responded:
It is always a pleasure working with you & your family George! I hope the Harmony of the Seas was everything you dreamed of & more!! Thank you for your continued support of my small business. I truly appreciate it. I can't wait to work with you & Claudia again on your next vacation plan. Have a *magical* day!
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Great 30th Anniversary Trip

Reviewed By Beth - West Chester Pa | Traveled to Puerto Rico ~ USA
Charlene made great recommendations to us about where to visit on our vacation, and for the hotel, restaurants and activities. We booked a tour to the rain forest through Charlene and the guide was fabulous! Hotel choice was top notch- everyone at hotel was super friendly and the location was great.Our room was wonderful and had a great view of the ocean. Beach was beautiful, and hot tub great! Char's information about many great choices of food all around us was correct- we enjoyed Puerto Rican food and many other choices. This is a great area to visit. I was so comfortable knowing that Char knew the area and our budget!
I would highly recommend Charlene and will have her plan my next vacation!!!!!
Thanks Charlene for helping make our 30th Anniversary special!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Charlene Daley responded:
Congratulations on your 30th Wedding Anniversary! I'm glad you enjoyed Puerto Rico & I look forward to travel planning with you again soon. It's been a pleasure working with you Beth & Bob!
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Wonderful Honeymoon

Reviewed By Suemcd - Prospect, Pa | Traveled to Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
Char was wonderful. She helped my husband and I plan our honeymoon to Punta Cana. She did everything for us including printing our flight tickets because we were busy with the wedding. When we called her for help on our trip she answered right away and assisted us with any issue we had. I
She is a great travel agent that goes above and beyond, I will continue to recommend her to everyone I talk with.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Best vacation ever!!

Reviewed By Bobbilynn W - Essington Pa | Traveled to Mexico
Charlene was so helpful with everything from beginning too end, She was always available for any questions we had about everything!
We also loved the resort she picked for us and had so much fun every day!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Great Follow Up Every Step of the Way

Reviewed By George - Jensen Beach, FL | Traveled to
No matter what the question was, Charlene had the right answer and followed up every step of the way with emails and website information. She relieved a lot of confusion about the booking and cabin selection process. By the way, she got us a great cabin location at mid-ship 8th deck. It was perfect. I really enjoyed having her in the process and will definitely be using Charlene again!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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The best on every level!

Reviewed By Melissa - PA | Traveled to
I have know Mrs. Daly since I was a young child so when the time came to make my daughters dreams come true I knew she was the only trip advisor to use from previous reviews! I had no idea how to "do Disney" and she helped plan every step of the way! I even called and texted her for the 1st cpl days when in FL with questions and she walked me right through it as if she was there the whole time. Our trip felt as if we were Disney pros and was flawless! I plan to only use her for more Disney trips and even some sandy beach getaways. We loved her before but now we have this new connection and would be lost without her :)
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Exciting

Reviewed By Sandra D - New Jersey | Traveled to
I was referred to Charlene by my sister a few years back. She planned my husbands 50th birthday trip to Disney which was flawless. Then we had her plan our families vary first cruise because she is great at her job and I knew we were in good hands with her!!! I have referred her to my friends and they also used her and love her!!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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She's the best!

Reviewed By Ange - Folsom, PA | Traveled to
I was referred to Char by my neighbors to help us plan our first vacation to Disney. This trip was a big deal to us, because we had been promising our son we would take him for years, and finally we could... but had no clue where to start! Char sat down with us and explained everything in detail, gave us tips to help us enjoy our trip more, booked everything for us and gave us an itinerary. She knew all the best restaurants and shows to go to. She even sent a bottle of champagne to our room because the trip landed on me and my husband's wedding anniversary! She really does care that you get the trip of your dreams and will do whatever it takes to make that happen. Can't wait to use her for our next trip!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Punta Cana Fun!

Reviewed By Terrence - Drexel Hill, PA | Traveled to Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
Char is a fantastic travel planner. She helped my family and I with our recent trip to Punta Cana. After having to make a date change at the last minute she took care of everything and we were able to go leave when we wanted. Her attention to detail and the specifics of what we wanted was impeccable. We would definitely recommend her services to anyone needing to book a trip. And not for just Disney (although she is the Disney expert), but ANYWHERE! Thanks Char!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Charlene Daley responded:
You are an easy-going & fun-loving family.... a travel agents dream to work with! Thank you so much!
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Great Times!

Reviewed By Ric - Newark, Delaware | Traveled to Las Vegas ~ Nevada ~ USA
I would like to take this time to Thank Char (Charlene) for all her efforts in planning my trip so I could have some of the Best times. Working with Char via phone/computer she gave me ideas of things to do and places to go.. I planned my itinerary accordingly from those ideas while having some Awesome fun and Enjoying myself immensely! Char was easy to work with and had an open communication policy with any questions or concerns that might come up.. I plan on calling Char for my next vacation/trip and let her take the lead..
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Charlene Daley responded:
I'm happy that your Vegas vacation was awesome! I look forward to travel planning with you again Ric! Thank you, Char
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Family cruise 2017

Reviewed By Moe - West Chester, PA | Traveled to Bermuda ~ Caribbean
I am a pain in the butt when it comes to my vacation and getting the best deal, altering plans or adding people. Charlene is always patient and responds promptly to my emails.
She truly cares and ensures all details are attended to.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Charlene Daley responded:
You're very particular about your cruise vacation planning & expect nothing but the best! I hope I delivered this for you dear. Can't wait to travel plan your next adventure with you! Thank you, Char
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Wonderful Honeymoon

Reviewed By Suemcd - Prospect, Pa | Traveled to Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
Char was wonderful. She helped my husband and I plan our honeymoon to Punta Cana. She did everything for us including printing our flight tickets because we were busy with the wedding. When we called her for help on our trip she answered right away and assisted us with any issue we had. I
She is a great travel agent that goes above and beyond, I will continue to recommend her to everyone I talk with.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Charlene Daley responded:
Thanks Sue & Chuck! Here's wishing you both the most "Happy Ever After!"
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Was a perfect time to relax

Reviewed By June - Essington | Traveled to Florida ~ USA
Great!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Charlene Daley responded:
I'm happy you were able to relax & enjoy the Polynesian Village Resort at Disney June! Club Level ALWAYS makes for a GREAT vacation!! Thank you for booking your vacation with me.
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Family Cruise - Bermuda

Reviewed By Donna - Essington, PA | Traveled to Bermuda ~ Caribbean
It's always a pleasure working with Charlene.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Charlene Daley responded:
Likewise Donna, it is always a pleasure travel planning with you! Bon Voyage!!
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Family getaway

Reviewed By rick - Conshohocken,Pa | Traveled to Paradise Island ~ Bahamas ~ Caribbean
everything went as Char planed it , not 1 problem
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Charlene Daley responded:
I am thrilled to hear that your vacation at Atlantis on Paradise Island in the beautiful Bahamas was just what you ordered & exactly what you expected....fun & sun in paradise! You definitely deserve it! Thank you for your continued patronage. I truly appreciate it! I look forward to travel planning with you again soon.
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Vacation in paradise

Reviewed By Nicole - Conshohocken | Traveled to Paradise Island ~ Bahamas ~ Caribbean
Charlene is a great travel agent. I use her for booking all my trips. She is on top of everything. If an issue arises while on vacation, I know she will make sure it is taken care of. I highly recommend her!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Charlene Daley responded:
Dear Nicole, You are such a fun person to travel plan with & I thank you so much for being a great , wonderful & loyal client! Here's to your next adventure! I can't wait to see where you will go this time!! Affectionately, Char
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WInter Get Away

Reviewed By Jo - Havertown ,Pa | Traveled to Bahamas ~ Caribbean
" Winter Get Away"
Char helped my daughter and I plan a Cruise on the Norweigen Sky out of Miami. We had an awesome time. She is very helpful and wants to make sure you have an awesome time. She checks in before you go and on the way back. Very knowledgeable , helpful , and professional.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Charlene Daley responded:
Thank You Jo, it was a pleasure planning your cruise with you. Congratulations to your daughter on her upcoming graduation! I hope to plan future travel with you again soon. Yours truly, Char
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Amazing Trip

Reviewed By Lisa - Quakertown Pa | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Charlene was meticulous in her planning from start to finish. Very highly recommended agent...looking forward to her planning our next getaway!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Our best and most memorable trip thus far

Reviewed By David - Yeadon,Pa. | Traveled to Hawaii Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
Char planned a trip to Hawaii for my wife and I back in Jan. 2017. She was extremely engaging and knowledgeable about her craft. She was very hands on, providing us with numerous options and literature regarding our trip. The manner in which she approached her job is infectious. She was very interactive and conferred with us every step of the way. The result was a fantastic two week vacation second to none and a travel agent that exceeded all expectations. Thanks Char!!!!!!!!!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Charlene Daley responded:
Dear David & Gerry, You're most welcome! Planning your trip to Paradise was easy & working with you both was delightful! I look forward to planning future travel with both of you again. Thank you, Char
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Our honeymoon cruise

Reviewed By Billy - Newport News, VA | Traveled to Bahamas ~ Caribbean
She is amazing! This was our honeymoon cruise and she helped me tremendously through the whole process. The night before our cruise, I had not know the procedure for checking in. She went through the whole check in process for us and it saved us a TON of grief. This was our first cruise and it would have been a nightmare had we not checked it right. She is truly THE BEST!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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The best trip of our lives

Reviewed By Marta - Philadelphia | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Charlene is very pleasant and easy to work with. She worked hard to meet our needs and expectations. It was so awesome my 4 year old Granddaughter did not want to live and is still talking about it. Our vacation went smoothly and we did not have any issues. I would recommend her to anyone.
Thank You Char
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Charlene Daley responded:
It was a pleasure working with you & your family Marta! Princess Aleah is adorable & I'm glad to hear she did not want to leave Disney World!
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Excellent Service

Reviewed By Adam - Media, PA | Traveled to
Charlene provided excellent service to my family in organizing our first trip to Disney World. We let Charlene know what we wanted to do and she put everything together from there...flights, hotel, attractions, transportation, meals and much more! It was a stress-free, relaxing process. We will be sure to use Charlene again next time we travel!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Char gets you excited from the very start!

Reviewed By Lauretta - Broomall, PA | Traveled to
Charlene is the best travel planner, period! She has extensive knowledge on cruises, Disney and other destinations. Charlene helped our family plan our vacation which was hard to do because there were 12 of us to agree on everything but Char knew exactly what we should do to have the best time. After working with Charlene we feel she is part of the family and wouldn't go plan a trip without her!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Helpful hints for Paradise

Reviewed By Jai - Havertown, PA | Traveled to
Char was refered to use by my husband's aunt who uses her services on an annual basis. She was quick to respond to all questions and very knowledgeable. She gave us great suggestions for our trip to Jamaica that only a pro would know such as bring earplugs for the really loud tree frogs if you are a light sleeper. She got us into an airport lounge and full service center, which made traveling even better. Our resort was perfect, exactly the way she described. Char made herself available through the planning and even after the trip, asking our feedback. Before our trip she even stopped by our house to drop off paperwork and make sure we were all set. I'd definitely recommend Char to anyone looking to plan a trip.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Disney Adventure

Reviewed By Disney Adventure - Avondale, PA | Traveled to
Char organized a phenomenal adventure to Disney for my wife and I and we had a great time...in a word, magic! She is an exceptional communicator, was always available to answer questions we had, very well organized, paid great attention to every detail, and has an infectious spirit which made it a wonderful experience for us and we could not have been happier as a result. I would strongly recommend Char to anyone who would like to work with a real professional who has a tremendous knowledge of all aspects of travel and we look forward with working with Char again soon.
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Amazing!!

Reviewed By Disney Nut - Essington,PA | Traveled to
I have know Char since childhood and as soon as I found out she was a Travel agent I knew I had to get in contact with her. I normally set up my own travels to Disney but this time around I was taking my nephew for his 1st Disney Trip and well 1st trip outside of PA in general and figured i'd ask her for some help. Char made sure my nephew had an amazing 1st trip with some fun extras as well as made sure my parents and my fiancé and I had a great time. Char takes her time to help make sure you have the best trip possible. I am currently in the process of booking my honeymoon with Char. I know I will never book any other vacations without Char.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Char is one of a kind!

Reviewed By Mary Jane - N. Cape May, NJ | Traveled to
We have been on many trips over the last 40 years, and can truthfully say that Char is the best travel agent we have ever used. Her knowledge and level of service is top notch. Once you travel with Char, you won't use any other agency. Plus you will have a friend for life!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Best travel agent!

Reviewed By Steph M - Pennsylvania | Traveled to
Charlene has booked 2 trips for me (Disney and Las Vegas). I have not one complaint or negative comment about her service. She is so knowledgeable, helpful and it's obvious that she loves her job. She makes booking any trip so easy and fun.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Char is awesome!

Reviewed By Caity L - West Grove, PA | Traveled to
Char made planning my honeymoon a breeze! We went to Punta Cana and didn't have to worry about a thing. Our flights were taken care of, transportation was handled, and we stayed in one of the nicest resorts! I am definitely contacting Char the next time I'm planning a vacation.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Fort Myers Vacation

Reviewed By Carol - Lester Pa | Traveled to Fort Myers ~ Florida ~ USA
Charlene is the best. Nothing is too much trouble for her. I would highly recommend Charlene to anyone planning a vacation. She even checked in with us on our trip to make sure we had no problems
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Charlene Daley responded:
It's a pleasure to plan your vacations with you! Thank you for coming back to me year after year, I truly appreciate it Carol! Where to next year??? I can't wait to hear! Thanks again, Char
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She made our first trip such a fun and easy experience!

Reviewed By Rachel & Jason - Philadelphia, PA | Traveled to
My boyfriend and I decided that we wanted to go to St. Thomas, and we were a bit nervous because we had never traveled on our own before, but Charlene made the experience so fun and easy for us! She found us a beautiful all inclusive resort and helped us plan and book all of the activities we wanted to do on our trip. It was honestly a trip we will never forget and I can't begin to explain how much fun we had. It was so beautiful that we didn't want to leave! I'm glad Charlene was able to help us through each step and she always provided updates through each part of the process. I would seriously recommend her, she's the best! We can't wait to start planning our next trip with Charlene! :-)
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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