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Julie Franklin

Sandy Springs, Georgia Travel Agent

An independent agent with Destinations to Explore in Jacksonville Beach, FL, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Orlando Area Family Travel Specialist

I am a Travel Specialist with Destinations to Explore/Destinations in Florida, creating memories for my clients. 

Planning a family trip can be a daunting task, no one should need a vacation just from planning one. With a professional background in Project Planning and Customer Service, leave the planning to me. I listen to my clients and provide a vacation suited to their tastes and budget. 

The attractions in Orlando do a wonderful job of taking you somewhere magical. I visit several times a year to stay up to date on the latest developments. I have stayed budget, moderate and deluxe, and can attest there is truly something for everyone. I can take care of details regarding meals, avoiding lines and crowds when possible. Without planning ahead, you really cannot get the most of your vacation, I am here to make that happen for you.       

To know me is to know my love of Disney, my favorites:  

  • Disney Ride: Splash Mountain
  • Character: Goofy
  • Quick Service Restaurant: Be Our Guest
  • Table Service Restaurant: 'Ohana, Sci Fi Drive In
  • Disney Resort: Contemporary Resort
  • Snack: Dole Whip

I am a runDisney enthusiast completing the Tower of Terror 10 Miler, the Princess Half Marathon 5 times, the Glass Slipper Challenge 2 times, the Wine and Dine Half Marathon and the Walt Disney World Marathon. There is indeed magic every mile and race weekends are so much fun at Disney. 

Let me help you plan a vacation your family will never forget full of magical memories. My places of expertise are:

  • Disneyland
  • Walt Disney World
  • Universal Orlando
  • Sea World Orlando 
  • Royal Caribbean & Disney Cruise Line 
  • Savannah GA
  • Hilton Head SC

My favorite memories with my husband and daughter are our vacations.  I look forward to the opportunity to help you plan your magical vacation whether Orlando or beyond!

 

My Reviews

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Multi-generational Family Trip to WDW and Universal

Reviewed By Ron - Detroit, MI | Traveled to
Working with Julie was a fabulous experience. Her knowledge to WDW and Universal was spot on and recommendations were outstanding. She worked to save us a lot of money versus going at it alone, coordinated character meal times, and provided attendance calendars that ensured we went to the right parks, on the right days, at the right time to fight crowds and maximize the experience for our kids. We traveled with two sets of parents who could have never made it without her insight into crowd calendars. There are a lot of people claiming to be experts. I have to admit, I was skeptical at first, but I took the chance. Never any regrets. During the trip, I had throught we bought park hoppers and we went to a second park....couldn't get in. I called Julie and she called me back immediately. She assured me that I had opted for single-parks and she was right. With her guidance, the park gave us a steep discount for my error and will still got to experience the Christmas lights at Hollywood Studios (the last year there, in fact). Because of Julie's personal service, I got to relive what it was like 35 years ago as a child and do it again with my parents and my children. I will have no hesitation to utilize her services again and can't wait to have the opportunity. I don't normally submit ratings and followup unless the services at superior and well deserved. It would have been a disservice to other potential customers to not share my experiences. Also, it would have been disrespectful to not thank her for creating priceless memories for me and my children.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Helpful and knowledgable

Reviewed By Dawn - Florida | Traveled to
She goes the extra mile for you!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Excellent Advisor!

Reviewed By Sarah and Jerry - Wilmington DE | Traveled to
Julie was always available to answer all of my questions and was quick to respond. She knew what she was talking about and helped make my booking process incredibly easy. She recommended everything from where to stay onsite at Universal and Disney World, to where to make reservations for dinner, to even which parks to go to which days to avoid crowds. She took all of the guessing out and did a lot of the work for me with no extra charge! She absolutely made me feel better about planning a big trip to FL and was even available once we got there! I wouldn't hesitate to use her again or recommend her to a friend! Thanks for helping make our trip magical, Julie!!
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