Honeymoon & Destination Wedding Specialist
Hi! I'm Ashley and I own Alpaca Your Bags Travel. Our name is funny, but our service isn't: We plan amazing destination weddings, romantic getaways and vacations to the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii and more.
Have no idea where Warrensburg is? That's ok! I work with clients all over the globe. In fact, 85% of my clients are NOT in the Missouri area. We can FaceTime, Skype, Gchat and Facebook message until the job is done,
About Me: I'm a travel agent, former destination wedding bride (that's my real wedding photo!) and author. I specialize in Destination Weddings, Honeymoons & Romantic Getaways. Curious about working with a travel agent?
Here's 5 Reasons Why We Should be Working Together!
- My Expertise: Agents invest thousands of hours in destination training, supplier training and visiting properties to make sure everything is as it should be. Why should you spend hours online when we know the answer in minutes?
- I will save you time & stress: It's easy to get overwhelmed with the sheer amount of information online. I can quickly cut through the clutter and help you find what's right for YOUR trip.
- I will save you money: Have you ever bought something only to find it wasn't what you needed? We hate that feeling! Our planning process is designed to uncover all of your wants and needs, helping you to find the best value for your money.
- I've got your back: Unlike a big box store or anonymous website, I'm a real person who will be your advocate. My service does not stop when your final payment is made. We follow you along your journey until you return home, making sure everything is right each step of the way.
- If you book online, you're already paying for an agent and getting NONE of the benefits! It's true; if you book a trip online, your rate actually already has the travel agent commission built in. If you book direct, that commission goes back to the giant corporation, not a local business.
When you book with a travel agent, you pay the *exact same* rates for your cruise, hotel or resort, but you get a LOT more for your money. You will benefit from our years of expertise, our access to the industry, our ability to fix problems and advocate on your behalf.
Since you’re paying anyway, why wouldn’t you book with an agent and get the service you’ve already paid for?
Finally, when you book with a travel agent, you’re supporting a local business, putting dollars into our community and for us, supporting a military family.
What are your qualifications?
I am a certified member of the Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Specialists Association and a graduate of the DWHSA Boot Camp. In 2017, I won a Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award and was invited to attend the prestigious Romance Travel Forum, an elite event for only 175 agents worldwide. Finally, I'm also certified by the Gay Weddings Institute. Alpaca Your Bags Travel is committed to a culture of diversity and acceptance. For more details, visit our website to read our Inclusion policy.
Where can I find more info?
You're welcome to visit my site at www.alpacayourbags.com or visit us on Facebook.
One last note: I am the proud author of The Ultimate Destination Wedding Planning Guide, a book that is rated 5 stars on Amazon! To read more, visit www.ultimatedestinationweddingguide.com
Ashley's Destination Wedding - Bavaro Beach Punta
What can I say.. I would be lost without Ashley Morris and Alpaca Your Bags Travel! She has kept me sane throughout our entire wedding destination planning from meeting with us to help us figure out what we even wanted, to helping us track down the representatives at the venue to ensure we have all the info we need to keep planning. She took the time to personally get to know our personalities, likes and dislikes, quirks and must-have and came back to us with such well thought out and thorough recommendations. She's quick to answer any questions and always has our best interest at heart ... I highly recommend Ashley for any upcoming travel needs or destination weddings! - Alicia, Destination Wedding Bride
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She does all the work for you
Ashley is a joy to work with
Worth every penny!
Ashley is my "Go-To" for All Things Adventure!
Superhero for our Honeymoon!
Ashley was super helpful with planning our honeymoon!! She answered all of my questions (I had a ton) and she made sure that we were taken care of while we were at our resort! We had a great experience and we will definitely be using Ashley and this company again!
Will go TO BAT for you!
So there's a lot of reviews that mention how excellent of an organizer and personally involved Ashley is in your travel. I 100% agree. But you should also know if anything goes wrong for whatever reason, she will go TO BAT for you. During a destination wedding, we had an incident arise: a bus broke down and the company neglected to communicate any of their alternate travel arrangements to the waiting parties at the resort. Ashley was on top of everything: talking to us and the travel company, escalating way up the chain until she got the answers she needed, and fighting for us on taxi reimbursement. It's worth mentioning here this was not a quick or easy process for her - after TWO MONTHS of phone calls hounding them and escalating things (with regular updates to us over email, both prompted and unprompted), we finally got our refund. Incredible support, and this level of dedication and having our backs is why I'd gladly use Alpaca Your Bags again, and would recommend it to anyone.
I'd be lost without Ashley Morris and Alpaca!
What can I say.. I would be lost without Ashley Morris and Alpaca Your Bags Travel! She has kept me sane throughout our entire wedding destination planning from meeting with us to help us figure out what we even wanted, to helping us track down the representatives at the venue to ensure we have all the info we need to keep planning. She took the time to personally get to know our personalities, likes and dislikes, quirks and must-have and came back to us with such well thought out and thorough recommendations of places and venues to get us started. She's quick to answer any questions we have and always has our best interest at heart whether we're talking about sticking to our initial budget and aspirations (as I often get off track :)), the best flights, destination venue package prices, or things she doesn't even have to worry about like wedding site faq questions and how best to get ppl to respond. I highly recommend Ashley for any upcoming travel needs or destination weddings!
Destination Wedding Guest
Recently went to a destination wedding in the DR that had approx 50 friends and family that joined. Ashley was a great travel agent. She handled everything for the entire group. Flight, transportation to and from the resort, two excursions, the wedding, etc. you name it and Ashley took care of it! One of the best destination weddings I've been too!!!
When my fiancé and I started planning our honeymoon, we really had no idea where to start, what pricing we could afford or what was feasible for us with our budget. I had never used a travel agent before and had always thought we couldn't afford it. Boy was I wrong and will never plan another trip without one. Enter our greatest ally, Alpaca your bags. Ashley's travel expertise is unparalleled. She made us feel completely comfortable when determining our European honeymoon and had amazing advice on where to start and what to consider within our budget to fit what we wanted. We ultimately ended up getting exactly what we wanted exactly within our price range with even extras included like day trip excursions and travel to and from the airport. We honestly cannot say enough about how happy we are with our decision to work with Ashley and can't wait for our two week honeymoon in Spain!
Excellent organization skills. Great communication. Caring and compassionate of her clients, and will work with you to accommodate your budget. Highly recommended!
Destination Wedding Success!
Ashley was great! She was very responsive with all communication from beginning to end and always confirmed email receipts even if she did not have the answers at that time. She gave us many options to chose from and in the end she was able to give us exactly what we were looking for. She communicated with the resorts in which we were considering with any questions that we had without hesitation. I have no doubt we found the PERFECT travel agent to help with plan our destination wedding! If you are looking for a someone who truly cares about your big day, choose Ashley with Alpaca Your Bags Travel!!