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Caroline Knowles

Fairhope, Alabama Travel Agent
Magical DIStractions Travel Co., a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency
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CERTIFICATES & AWARDS Travel Writer for TravelingMom.com , Certified Disney Travel Agent, Listed as a Top Disney Travel Planner, by Amusement Park Rentals' article "Top 5, Disney Vacation Planning Resources."

Caroline Knowles

Fairhope, Alabama Travel Agent

Magical DIStractions Travel Co., a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Disney, All-Inclusive, Family & More!

Hi! My name is Caroline Knowles and I live in the beautiful City of Fairhope, Alabama. My husband and I have two children and we LOVE to travel! I am a travel writer for TravelingMom.com where I am known as the Gulf Coast Traveling Mom.  I own and operate a Disney blog, Magical DIStractions.

I have been listed by Amusement Park Rentals as a Top Disney Travel Planner in an article dated 6/18/15 "Top 5 Disney Vacation Planning Resources." While Disney is my passion, I specialize in many other types of travel: 

  • All-Inclusive Resorts
  • Sandals, Beaches, Grand Pineapple, AM Resorts
  • Hawaiian Vacations
  • Caribbean Vacations
  • Disney Destinations
  • Group Guided Tours
  • Cruise Vacations
  • Romantic/couples cruises
  • Honeymoons
  • Destination Weddings
  • Adventures by Disney (world-wide adventure tours) 
  • Universal Studios Parks & Resorts
  • SeaWorld Parks (Discovery Cove, Aquatica, Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, Water Country U.S.A, and Sesame Place)
  • Family Reunions
  • Group Travel (sporting events, church youth groups) 
  • Ladies Getaway Weekends
  • and so much MORE! 

My mission is to make MAGIC happen! I know how hard it is to work and save for a vacation. I want to take the stress out of the planning process for you. Let me help you handle all of the little details so you can simply enjoy your time away from reality! Leave the stress to me! Visit my website for more details - http://www.magicaldistractionstravel.com 

Gulf Coast TravelingMom - TravelingMom.com

I am a travel writer for TravelingMom.com where I am known as the Gulf Coast Traveling Mom. You can find my articles by following this link - https://www.travelingmom.com/author/cknowles/

My Reviews

6 of 10 people found this review helpful

Our favorite family vacation so far!

Reviewed By Allyn - Fairhope, AL | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Caroline made our trip to Disney our favorite vacation so far! It was easy and perfect for our family! We are already looking forward to another trip!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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14 of 27 people found this review helpful

Caroline made our vacation stress free!

Reviewed By Nanny - Bel Air, Maryland | Traveled to
I have been to Disney World three times so far, this past time I went through Caroline. There is nothing better than to have a person tell you and plan experiences that are so hard on your own to manage. She is so knowledgeable and so very pleasant to work with. I cannot thank her enough for such a Magical Time!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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3 of 6 people found this review helpful

Best Disney Trip Ever!

Reviewed By EbBebeau - MN | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Caroline is so wonderful! She listened to our needs and worked her magic to help deliver the best Disney trip we had to date. After the whole thing was said and done, I walked away with a friend as well as a travel agent. After years of booking and planning our own Disney trips, I will never worry with another detail again thanks to Magical Distractions and Caroline!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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4 of 8 people found this review helpful

Best Agent for Disney Vacations!

Reviewed By Griffin B - Birmingham, AL | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Caroline is fabulous! She planned our 1st visit to Disney World and went above and beyond to make it a magical experience. Her knowledge of Disney is priceless. If you are planning a vacation to Disney World you want Caroline to handle all of the details. She books your dining reservations, FastPass experiences, and so much more. She notified the resort that it was our first visit and we had a welcome card and buttons in the room. Seriously, the best vacation ever.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Magical Disney Trip thanks to Caroline!

Reviewed By Hadley - Mobile, AL | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Caroline was incredible and helped us every step of the way. Seriously cannot recommend her highly enough!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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3 of 7 people found this review helpful

Steven’s senior cruise

Reviewed By Satisfied cruiser - Excel, AL | Traveled to Cozumel ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Caroline was awesome!!! She was great at reminding our group of upcoming deadlines for payments, passports , etc. She made our cruise experience easy and uneventful!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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11 of 23 people found this review helpful

Prompt and knowledgeable. We had a great trip!

Reviewed By Katy M - Chicago, IL | Traveled to
Caroline is the perfect person to help pks your Disney Parks vacation!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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12 of 25 people found this review helpful

Absolute MAGIC

Reviewed By Karen K - Charlotte, NC | Traveled to
Caroline is an incredible agent that answers all my questions. She is incredibly knowledgable about all things Disney and was a great help with my trip to Walt Disney World and my Disney Cruise! She is responsible and works hard to research all the details so I don't have to stress out about my family vacation. I know she will be great when I book my trip to Italy next year too!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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3 of 8 people found this review helpful

Always a Magical experience!!

Reviewed By Angie047 - Daphne, AL | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
She has planned our last two Disney trips and done an amazing job. She always goes out of her way to make it as magical as possible. She is quick to answer any questions we may have and always gives the best tips and suggestions to make the vacation even more memorable!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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0 of 3 people found this review helpful

My Disney Go To

Reviewed By LillieTina - Mobile | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Caroline has planned all of our Disney Trips and they have been flawless!! She’s amazing! Definitely recommend her for anything! Especially Disney!!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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1 of 5 people found this review helpful

Amazing Disney Experience

Reviewed By Chris - Fairhope AL | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
She was absolutely amazing and helped with every little detail.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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2 of 7 people found this review helpful

Disney Life

Reviewed By Beth - Fairhope Al | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Caroline has planned several trips for my family and co-workers. She is a professional with expertise in all areas. I can’t imagine planning a trip without her by my side to answer my endless questions. She has handled dining reservations, booked fast passes, stroller rentals, help plan for special life events, coordinated travel for my entire office staff and their families to celebrate 20th year anniversary....the list goes on and on!!Thanks to her all of my trips in the last 1 1/2-2 years have been perfect and seamless! I feel blessed beyond measure to have her as my family’s travel agent!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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9 of 21 people found this review helpful

Highly recommended

Reviewed By K Gross - Fairhope, AL | Traveled to
Caroline was wonderful! Not only was she so helpful and knowledgeable, but she took all of the stress of planning our trip off of me. From the first time we spoke on the phone, she made planning a trip for 11 family members go smoothly. I have, and will continue to, recommend her to everyone I know looking to book a trip. Thank you for all of your advice and suggestions for our large party. It was a great trip!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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11 of 25 people found this review helpful

MUST-HAVE AGENT for Disney!

Reviewed By Jackie W. - Fairhope, AL | Traveled to
I don’t think there is anyone else in this world who has a love for Disney more than Caroline! She planned our last Walt Disney World vacation and it was absolutely flawless! She prepared a binder for us with every last detail down to the address and reservation number of the resort we stayed in in Tallahassee on the way down to Orlando, to the dining reservation numbers of every restaurant we ate in in WDW (with sample menus attached). I wouldn’t recommend another travel agent to anyone wanting to go to Walt Disney World! Prior to using Caroline we always booked our own Disney vacations. That is definitely a thing of the past. Never again will we use anyone else! Sure we know to book our own Disney trips, but why would we? Her services are free and she is a class act! She knows all of the secrets, tips and up to the minute changes and discounts. I highly recommend Caroline!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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3 of 10 people found this review helpful

Best trip and AGENT ever!!

Reviewed By Awesome Disney Experience! - Daphne, AL | Traveled to Florida ~ USA
Caroline is so very knowledgeable of all of the trip excursions! We are planning another trip to Disney (second trip planned by Caroline) and she has us already booked and since we will be spending my son’s birthday and my parents’ anniversary while there, she has already given me some AWESOME suggestions on how to celebrate them! Caroline is always available for any and every question and I even spoke with her about a food credit question while on our trip! What travel agent does that???? Caroline Knowles does and I can’t wait to finish planning this year’s Disney trip and a “mom and daughter” trip to NYC for next year! You can DEFINITELY tell that she LOVES her job and we LOVE her!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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9 of 22 people found this review helpful

Best Vacay Ever

Reviewed By MKB - Fairhope, AL | Traveled to
Caroline helped book and plan our recent trip to Disney World and it was, by far, the best vacation I have ever had! She was very helpful through the whole process-and continued to answer questions and offer advice while we were on the trip!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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11 of 26 people found this review helpful

Only Agent I will use!!!

Reviewed By Charann - Foley, Alabama | Traveled to
Caroline gave my family an experience of a lifetime! She shared and suggested activities we never would have known about (my son still talks about the Jake and the Neverland Pirates Cruise). My family of 4 was proud of the fact that we rode at least 13 rides at the Magic Kingdom-especially since we arrived around 9 am and left early! We will never plan a trip ourselves again. Caroline supplied us with the temperatures of each day we were on vacation, maps of each park, suggested rides and attractions at each park, and restaurants and snack bars at each park (along with suggested items to try at each place). However, my favorite service was the preloaded Fast Passes (my daughter and I Fast Passed Space Mountain while my husband and son Fast Passed the Speedway Racecar Experience- right next door to each other). I highly recommend Caroline and her services to anyone who wants a vacation to remember without the stress, time, and headaches of doing it yourself!!!! Loved, loved, loved all 8 days of our time away from home and already planning our next trip!!!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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10 of 25 people found this review helpful

Fantastic Family Trip

Reviewed By MarieDel - Wallingford, CT | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
As a frequent visitor to Disney over the last 30+ years, I didn't think I would need the services of a Travel Agent, especially one that I found on Twitter...lol But seriously the park changes so vastly over the years and this was our first time going as an extended family all adults so our needs had changed. My last visit was only 2 yrs ago! Let me tell you not only did Caroline take on all the "thinking" of the details and fastpass reservations, etc, she also repeatedly checked for better prices as the seasons and pricing changed (we did plan very far ahead). This alone is a great service for the time saved, not to mention all the dinner suggestions, events, etc. As I stated, I am no stranger to Disney, even a former castmember (disney store), and had a pretty good idea of what we wanted to do, but she took on all the planning to be sure everything ran smooth. In addition, it felt like dealing with a friend not a computer! Did I mention there is no charge?!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Caroline Knowles responded:
It was an absolute pleasure working with you. I hope to continue planning many vacations with you in the future! Thanks so much for the kind words.
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11 of 27 people found this review helpful

She made the trip so easy which was enjoyable for me and my family!

Reviewed By Gar sanders - Mobile, AL | Traveled to
Caroline was amazing help and so knowledgable when planning this Disney Vacation with my family. It was our first trip as a family so I was clueless! She told me where to go, the best character dining, the best rides, times, Everything about fast passes and booked our hotel and all reservations. She made me at ease and not so stressed about the little things. Thank you Caroline! It was a great trip!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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10 of 26 people found this review helpful

Caroline ( jack of all trades )

Reviewed By C Collins - Gulf Shores , Al | Traveled to
Caroline not only booked a magical trip for myself and my family, but took the time to find out the kinds of food my diversified group would enjoy the most during our stay. Caroline also had to play psychologist when dealing with myself and my in laws to ensure everyone was happy! Thanks again for helping my family experience memories that will last a life time and thanks in advance for the Atlantis trip you are currently booking. Sincerely Chris Collins
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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8 of 22 people found this review helpful

So helpful!!

Reviewed By Emily T - Daphne, Alabama | Traveled to
Caroline was wonderful! She helped me plan the perfect birthday trip for my 5 year old daughter! She also helped me through the planning despite many crazy changes and things that had to be adjusted for on my end. I have already recckmended her to friends and will continue to do so!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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10 of 26 people found this review helpful

Highly recommended agent

Reviewed By Russell - Spanish Fort, Al | Traveled to
The ease of contact with Caroline is amazing. I had been used to a day or two contact return, but she was always in reply very quickly. With the numerous questions I threw at her, my disappointment at our initial fast pass times at Disney, she swayed through it all easily and even made our times much more manageable for our trip. She recommended a dinning place for us that we Loved! I can't wait to see how she helps with our next trip...a cruise, another Disney trip...who knows right now. All I can say is that Caroline will always have our business of she wants it as she makes the worry of setting a nice trip up very easy. Give her the opportunity and I am sure you will not be disappointed.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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9 of 25 people found this review helpful

Best way to plan a Disney trip!

Reviewed By Suzanne - Fairhope, AL | Traveled to
Caroline planned our first trip to Disney and saved us countless hours of planning and stress! She is a Disney expert and I wouldn't plan a trip any other way!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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8 of 24 people found this review helpful

Universal Spring Break

Reviewed By Finch Family Fun - Fairhope, AL | Traveled to
Caroline was more than helpful when it came to planning my family's Spring Break. She took all the worry out of planning and was available at all times to answer questions or bounce ideas off of. Magical Distractions will be the first place I go from now on when it comes to planning that great family getaway!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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8 of 24 people found this review helpful

Full Service Agent

Reviewed By Mattie G. - mississippi | Traveled to
Caroline made our vacation so easy! She helped plan every part of it (hotel, tickets, fastpasses, dining). It made our trip go so smoothly. I've never had such a stress free vacation. I can't wait to have her help me plan our next trip to Sandals!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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3 of 15 people found this review helpful

Magical times!

Reviewed By Cerena - Boca Raton Florida | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
I’ve been a client with her for so many years now. She is the best! I won’t book with anyone else. She always listens to the things I want and helps me plan the most magical vacation.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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