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Erin Collins

Kansas City, Missouri Travel Agent

An independent agent with Picture This Travel in Parkville, MO, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Custom Vacation Specialist

One of my favorite destinations : Santorini
One of my favorite destinations : Santorini

I consider myself one of the lucky ones!  About 15 years ago my dream of living in Europe came true.  Falling in love with the beauty and history of Europe is easy to do.  Spending several months immersed in another culture forever changed my perspective on travel and the world.  This is when you might say I caught the travel bug.  Now I get to take great pride in creating custom vacations for others.  I can't imagine a better job!

If a traditional European vacation isn't your cup of tea, don't worry.  I'm extremely passionate and experienced in planning tropical getaways and vacations involving cruising.  Whether it's kicking back in a lounge chair in the Caribbean, cruising alongside a thirty story glacier in Alaska, or learning how to surf in Hawaii, I can help! 

Having done a destination wedding for my own vows, I have a strong passion for assisting others in planning a non-traditional wedding.  For those simply wanting to celebrate a honeymoon or anniversary, couples trips are certainly one of my passions. 

The most important part of my job is creating a personal and customized vacation experience and combining that with the best value.  My goal is to make vacation planning easy and accessible.  Whether it's a simple trip with a friend, or a large complex group, I'm dedicated to putting together comprehensive travel plans around the globe.  Whatever you PICTURE, I look forward to making it a reality!

My Reviews

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Best river cruise

Reviewed By European traveler - Kansas City, MO | Traveled to Russia ~ Russia & Northwest Asia
We booked our Waterways of the Czars River Cruise through Erin. She secured the exact dates we wanted on the Viking Akun (rated #1 among the four Russian Viking river boats). We loved the cabin she was able to get for us at the front of the boat where it was very quiet. She handled all the necessary transfers and excursions for us making this our most relaxing European trip ever! Without a doubt we will book through Erin again!
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Very relaxing Anniversary Trip!

Reviewed By Christi - Parkville, MO | Traveled to Grand Turk ~ Turks and Caicos Islands ~ Caribbean
Working with Erin was a great experience. I felt like I could tell her when I wanted to make changes when trying to make the initial plan. She worked hard, responded quickly to my emails, and answered all questions that I had up until the day of the cruise.
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Erin is the best!

Reviewed By Nicholas - Kansas City, Missouri | Traveled to France ~ Europe
Erin Collins works efficiently and tirelessly for her clients. Your comfort and convenience is her goal. You’ll often receive updates, suggestions to economy, hints to personal security in a foreign land.

Whether you are a first-time traveler or many times travelled, Erin is your guide, your encyclopedia—she is there for you.

Her worldly experience places her above the rest

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Cannot wait to book another trip!!

Reviewed By Alicia - Overland Park, KS | Traveled to Riviera Maya ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
The entire process of booking the vacation went smoothly from beginning to end. She took into account what I was looking for, my budget and also particular things I didn't want included.

She even helped book an excursion which turned out to be fantastic!

She was extremely knowledgeable about the different resorts in mexico as well as being able to give direction and expectations once we arrived.
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Honeymoon in paradise, best vacation ever!

Reviewed By Trudi - Billing, MO | Traveled to Maui Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
I was referred to Erin by a distant relative that had a great experience in planning her honeymoon. I initially tried to plan my honeymoon trip to Maui by myself using the internet. It was very frustrating trying to schedule flights, hotel stays and car rental on a limited budget. I handed it over to Erin and was thrilled to hear that it could be done! I was even more thrilled to learn that the accommodations were much nicer than what I was looking at on the internet. Erin made the process seamless and stress free!
When we returned she inquired as to how everything went and sent a thank you card with brownies! Awesome customer service!!
We will be using her in the future and we will be referring our friends and relatives to her as well.
Thank you Erin for helping us to plan a great trip!
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Dream vacation

Reviewed By Rainbow Chasers - Topeka, Kansas | Traveled to Maui Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
Erin helped arrange a vacation for our family of 14 to Hawaii. She was always professional but still gave us the personal touch to make us feel as if we were the only ones she was working with. Erin made suggestions for things to do without being pushy and always receptive to what we asked her to do. She was easy to work with and did an excellent job of making our vacation exactly what we had hoped for. We will definitely have her help us with future travel.
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Dream Honeymoon

Reviewed By Kate - Lenexa, Kansas | Traveled to Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
Erin helped plan the honeymoon of our dreams. With the hustle and bustle of planning our wedding and getting married, Erin added so much peace of mind and ease when it came to planning our honeymoon. She was easy to contact and she was very quick to respond via email. She provided us with several affordable options to choose from. In the months leading up to our vacation, Erin provided us with a lot of information to make our trip go smoothly - from tips to getting our passports efficiently, to what kind of clothing to pack, and other things we wouldn't even have known to ask about. When the big day was over, we had all of the information we needed to get to the Dominican Republic safely and easily. Everything we needed to know was organized in an easy to view document via email that my husband and I accessed frequently during our travel. The entire trip was seamless. I highly recommend Erin's services to anyone wanting to plan a beautiful vacation!
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The best trip of our lives

Reviewed By Wanda - Olathe KS | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Erin did an awesome job in helping us plan our Alaskan Cruise. She was on top of everything from the get go, from answering all our questions, making suggestions and finding the best deals. She is definately the best travel agent we have ever worked with.
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Erin knows exactly what you want!

Reviewed By Iris - Kansas City, MO | Traveled to
I worked with Erin for few vacations throughout the past couple of years. That includes trip to Hawaii, Cancun, and our latest trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica. When I met her, me and my husband was newlywed and now we have two little children. Each vacation, we had a somewhat unique situation of adding family members, toddler, infant, adult only, etc.. she was so great and helpful for all those occasions. Her communication skill is excellent and she wants to know and really listens to you and your family's needs. I'm so grateful that she can deliver/sugguest 10 things when you only mention 1 or 2 and that is so helpful and made things easier when I was trying to plan a family vacation. I higly recommend Erin I cannot wait to plan more trips in the future with her!
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Was very helpful

Reviewed By chill - Denton, TX | Traveled to
Started working with Erin about a year before the cruise. After reading a review we asked if she could change our cabin and it was taken care of swiftly. Any questions were promptly answered. This was our 2nd time to use her and will do so again when the travel bug bites.
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Very attentive!

Reviewed By Charla - Shreveport, LA | Traveled to
We actually started working with Erin about a year ago to book our New England/Canada cruise. From the onset she was very attentive to our needs and requests and went above and beyond to ensure all were met. She's great at maintaining contact and being available to her clients and makes you feel that having an amazing trip is the most important thing to her. She is there 100% for you before your vacation and makes a point to check with you after to see how your vacation went. Would definitely recommend her to anyone booking a vacation!
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Great travel agent

Reviewed By cji - KC, KS | Traveled to punta cana
Erin was great to work with. We had actually contacted her a few years ago about a possible trip. She did all the leg work and we ended up backing out. She was very gracious and understanding so we contacted her again this past fall to help us with an upcoming trip.

Erin was very knowledgable and took into consideration our time frame, what we were interested in and our budget. Having her arrange everything took the stress out of planning this trip. She had some great tips as well and answered all of my questions as our travel got closer. We are enjoyed our stay and the resort/plane reservations went perfectly.

As our trip came to an end, we had weather issues the day we were to fly. She contacted us and let us know she was keeping an eye on our flights and would give us any information if things were to change.

We will definitely use her again and have already recommended her to a friend.

Thanks, Erin!
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Europe Vacation Genius!

Reviewed By Brittany - Washington, DC | Traveled to
Erin helped us with our honeymoon to Dublin and our 1st year anniversary trip to Paris. I honestly can say that Erin helped us have a beautiful honeymoon and a wonderful 1st trip to Paris. Not only will she help you book your flights and hotels, but she will help figure out your trip schedule! She recommended some of the best places in Dublin and helped us make reservations for things like the Hop on Hop Off Bus (which saved us so bad)! I don't think we will plan another trip without her! Highly recommend contacting Erin for all of your travels!
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Fun Time

Reviewed By Kay - Topeka, KS | Traveled to
Erin did an excellent job in working with me. The resort was excellent for a couple who did not want kids around
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Erin made our trip perfect!

Reviewed By Laura - De Pere WI | Traveled to
It was so wonderful working with Erin! I gave her a general idea of what we were looking for she nailed it! Our trip was a surprise to my husband and Erin helped me in every way to keep it a surprise. Her advice and reccomadatuons were spot on. I would refer anyone to her! We will absolutely book with her for our next trip! Thank you erin, you rock!
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San Juan, Puerto Rico=early Christmas Gift

Reviewed By Jamie - Kansas City, KS | Traveled to
Erin was a blessing and so helpful! With short notice, she arranged a memorable trip for us. Erin coordinated tricky schedules and was flexible, approachable. She followed up with information on excursions. After the trip, she followed up with the hotel to to secure a promised refund for unforseen issues, going ABOVE AND BEYOND. I can't say enough how grateful we are for her help! As a side note, San Juan was amazing!! If you're thinking of a beach destination, consider Puerto Rico! If you go, do the biobay tours! (Take a flash light or hat with a light on it.)
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Planned and re-planned our vacation!

Reviewed By Callie - Kansas City, MO | Traveled to
Erin started helping my husband and I plan a trip to Europe in January of 2014. Over the months leading up to our trip, she was very organized and responsive with all of our trip decisions and questions. She made the process very simple and easy. We were planning on going to London, Paris, and Belgium over Thanksgiving of 2015. Literally the week before we left, the terrorist attacks happened in Paris. We were not comfortable vacationing in Paris so soon after the attacks and Erin helped us make last minute changes to our trip. Then, we arrive in London and began to receive travel alerts from the US government warning us not to travel to Brussels (yes, this trip seemed a little doomed at this point!). Thankfully, we had an amazing travel agent and Erin literally saved and re-planned our trip for us while we were out being tourists in London. We ended up spending the remainder of our trip in Ireland. It was a wonderful experience. Erin went above and beyond for us. She is great at what she does and I would (and will) recommend her to everyone!
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Our permanent travel agent

Reviewed By Retired Traveler - Bentonville, AR | Traveled to
We are working on our fourth long duration vacation with Erin. Our trips require Erin to schedule Curises, air travel, hotels, and multiple-day bus tours / excursions. She has scheduled our trips to Alaska, Canada, Panama Canal Cruise, Boston to Montreal Curise and is currently working on our planned two month vacatioin to Europe. We give Erin a rough outline of what we'd like to do and she turns it into a wonderful, memorable vacation. She is prompt, thorough and professional in all of her work. If you are looking for a travel agent, we highly recommend Erin Collins.
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Erin is Amazing!

Reviewed By Montica - Kansas City | Traveled to
I booked a birthday trip to Montego Bay Jamaica for a group of my girlfriends. Erin was knowledgeable, helpful in picking the proper location for our requirements and followed through all the way until we arrived safely back at home. I would highly recommend using her services for your travel needs. We weren't easy and she hit it all just right. We had a great time at an outstanding all inclusive resort.
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Great trip

Reviewed By YM - Newburgh, in | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Erin was great. She notified us in advance of little things we would need fir the trip and kept us informed of flight changes before the transportation team even knew!!
Absolutely will recommend and use Erin again. Thanks for a great vacation
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best trip!

Reviewed By Dave - overland park, kansas | Traveled to Maui Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
worked with several times- from hawaii, to bahamas - the best for planning trips!
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The best trip of our lives!!

Reviewed By Julie Baker - Kansas City | Traveled to France ~ Europe
Erin helped us with a trip to France this spring, 2017. She helped us book hotels, tours and a car. She sent us a folder with the intinerary, a sheet with all bookings and notes on the order in which to do things that saved us time and money.

The tours she set us up on were incredible and I doubt we would have ever found these on our own. The tour guide, particularly to the Normandy region, was outstanding and literally *made* our trip. I cannot say enough about how great the whole trip was. When you're on a limited time frame and want to see a lot--we could have never planned this and had as good a time as we did without working with Erin.

She also set us up with tickets at the last minute after we had arrived in France.

She's the best!! Jeff & Julie Baker, Kansas City
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Mexico Christmas with the family

Reviewed By Justin - Denver, CO | Traveled to
Erin has helped plan three vacations for me and my family: 1.) Napa Valley - where my wife and I got engaged 2.) Hawaii - where we took our honeymoon 3.) Christmas in Mexico – Memorable family vacation with kids and grandparents Each one of these trips had their own unique budgets, challenges and expectations. For our most recent trip, I simply talked to Erin about our desire to have a fun family beach vacation that would include our two kids and both sets of grandparents. We wanted a resort that would cater to kids, however; still provide enjoyment and relaxation for the adults. Erin very quickly came up with a hand full of ideas and options that met the criteria for our trip. With her intimate knowledge and experience, Erin was able to guide us through the pros and cons of each option. Our son says this is the best Christmas break he has ever had and I for one and grateful for the wonderful memories we made with our kids and the grandparents. I should also mention that the day of our flight, my mother in-law’s flight got cancelled due to weather. I e-mailed Erin, who immediately got in contact with my mother in-law (on a Sunday non-the-less). Within a short period of time, Erin had her rebooked on a different flight. Talk about customer service!! Erin is extremely customer focused, responsive, and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Erin to anyone traveling. As for my family, we will continue to use Erin for our future trips.
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Great Trip to Mexico, Finest Playa Mujeres

Reviewed By Mike - Wichita, KS | Traveled to
My wife and I went to Mexico to celebrate our ten-year anniversary. We've known Erin since our college days, and that's fortunate, because she was terrific throughout the process of helping us select our best destination, resort, details, etc., all within the allotted budget we discussed. She handled all of the major details, plus helped us find a great deal on our all-inclusive package, that I'm almost sure we wouldn't have been able to find, even if we wanted to engage in all the legwork of finding flights, finding a resort, and figuring out all of the other specifics that we weren't really that familiar with, when it comes to international travel. Finest Playa Mujeres was an awesome resort, with excellent food, beverages, activities, and accommodations. I highly recommend it as an all-inclusive resort option for those who might be looking. It's only been about four months since we went on our vacation, but my wife and I are already dreaming of the next opportunity when we'll be able to plan and go on another all-inclusive trip. Thank you, Erin, for helping us plan and enjoy one of the best trips we've ever taken!
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Helped plan a great trip!

Reviewed By Jen - Italy | Traveled to
Erin helped my husband and I plan a trip to Italy. We were impressed with the hotel selections, transportation arrangements, and itinerary Erin arranged for us. We had fantastic day tours planned that we would not have arranged on our own. Would highly recommend working with Erin to plan your next travel adventure. She is easy to work with and very accountable. We had no complications during the 2 weeks we spent traveling throughout Italy.
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First of many International Trips

Reviewed By Norma - Houston, TX | Traveled to
This was mine and my husband's first trip out of the country. I was stressing over where to go, where to stay, best rates, best resorts, etc. A friend recommended I use Erin. I was skeptical to use an agent but, I gave her a call and now Im hooked. Erin was the best. I told her what we liked, beaches, all inclusive, even down to the drinks and she made it all come true. She was so helpful and accommodating. She worked around our crazy hectic schedules and us not knowing anything about traveling abroad. She answered any email or phone call I had. I would definitely recommend Erin to anyone who travels. She takes all the stress out of planning and provides a dream vacation.
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Adult Family Vacation

Reviewed By Grier/Taylor - Kansas City | Traveled to
She has a lot of knowledge of fun places to go to customize your trip! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to book at trip. Don't let the myth of travel agents being expensive fool you. Erin found the best deals and gave suggestions on how to give my family the best vacation possible! Thanks Erin for being so easy to work with!
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Want a HASSLE-FREE vacation with almost zero effort on your part?

Reviewed By TroyWolf - Overland Park, KS | Traveled to
Before Erin, my vacation planning started with hours upon hours of Internet research and anxiety over finding the "right" combination of choices to ensure a great family vacation. Weeks of stress! Now I just email Erin with some ideas of what I'm looking for and she puts together 2 or 3 excellent options--destinations she has personally experienced and sent dozens of customers to. She continues to follow-up to ensure everything is in order. Worth noting that we always purchase the "cancel for any reason" trip insurance. Unfortunately my daughter got the flu just before our departure in May. I attest that the cancellation process was completely painless--and Erin personally handled it for me. She was also able to rebook our vacation in short order after finding a few open rooms at our resort in June. One of the biggest things for my family is the direct charter flight from Kansas City to Cancun that Erin books for us. If you go on your own, you end up flying through Atlanta or Dallas--a much longer flight experience. With her personal connections at the resorts, Erin was able to arrange a few nice surprises for us. My family has been very happy with Erin's service and the vacations she has planned for us the last 4 years. We refer her to friends every chance we get.
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Simply the BEST!!!

Reviewed By Stephanie - Olathe, KS | Traveled to
Erin came highly recommended to me by my sister to book our cruise to the Caribbean. I cannot say enough great things about Erin and the great service she provided to us from start to finish. We had not cruised for over 15 years so we felt out of the loop as to what cruise would best meet our needs. Erin was so informative and honest in her responses, and she found several options that would be the perfect fit for us. I loved how she priced several cruise lines and ships within those cruise lines, and then personally told us information about each so we were able to make the best decision for our family. I appreciated her sharing her personal experiences with us as well as things she had heard/learned from seasoned cruisers. This was so helpful in us deciding which cruise line/ship to choose! We booked our cruise pretty far in advance so as time went on I would have random questions. Erin was so prompt in replying back to any question I had and eased our minds of everything. We felt 100% prepared and were so impressed with how easily everything went.....arrival to ship, time on ship, getting off the ship and getting to the airport. She took care of our every need. I absolutely would call Erin again for future cruises or travels. She is the best of the best!
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A+ Service

Reviewed By Hobie - Overland Park, KS | Traveled to
We have gone on 2 trips Erin scheduled for us - both were amazing! She finds and sends you to the best places!!!! I would highly recommend using Erin for all your travel needs.
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EuroTrip Expert - Paris

Reviewed By Brandon - Maryland | Traveled to
This was the second trip that Erin helped us plan (the first was our honeymoon to Ireland and Northern Ireland last year) and it was absolutely perfect! Sort of on a whim, I emailed her about a potential trip to Paris for our 1st anniversary and within hours she had already responded with flight information that was half the price I was finding online! She set us up in a great boutique hotel on the left bank, literally 10 minutes from the Louvre. I've already referred Erin to other friends that are traveling abroad (I know at least one couple that she helped after our referral), and will continue to tell anyone that will listen to trust Erin to find the best prices, locations, and activities for any trip you can think of. I cannot overstate how happy we have been with Erin and will continue to coordinate with her for all our travel needs!
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