Barbara Vanderheyden

Coon Rapids, MN Trusted Advisor

Disney Destination and Ireland Specialist

I have 30 years of experience planning travel for individuals, groups, meetings and incentives, leisure, destination weddings, bachelorette and bachelor vacations and much more!  There is so much that I love about the travel industry, but nothing is better than when my clients can take time from their busy lives and experience the many joys this world has to offer. I have traveled the world to gain more knowledge and experience to better serve my clients. So give me a call to start planning your next vacation!

My Travel Specialties

Disney Destination Specialist

As a Disney Destination Specialist, I can help guide you to an amazing Disney experience. Who wouldn’t want to get a chance to feel like a child again? This is why I love Disney vacations. It offers a chance for the whole family to be together and feel the magic that Disney World and Disneyland have to offer.

The memories, joy and wonderful moments that you share as a family or group will stay with you forever. Bachelorette parties, family reunions, or even dance competitions can seem overwhelming to coordinate and plan. But as a group travel specialist, I can make sure every detail of the trip runs smoothly for you and the rest of the members traveling.

 

Destination Wedding Specialist

I love to see couples starting their lives together. Being able to share wonderful moments with family and friends while relaxing in beautiful locations is why I love destination weddings. There is no better way to start out a new life! Let me help you make the process of planning your destination wedding a smooth and worry-free experience!

 

Ireland Travel Specialist

My favorite international destination is without hesitation, Ireland. I love being in a destination such as Ireland, where you see people from all around the world who are just like us, yet so different. I have taken five trips to Ireland, and each visit is just as amazing. The castles and 700ft Cliffs are truly a sight to see. I always feel like it is time to go back. Ireland and its people make you feel right at home, who wouldn’t want to go back?

Every destination I go to for the first time is my favorite. But the destinations that I really love are the ones that come from my heritage. Ireland, Scotland, England, and Sweden. I can’t wait to discover more of these amazing destinations that reflect so much of who I am.

Destinations

Alaska, Ireland, Hawaii, Scotland, Sweden, Caribbean, Europe, Norway, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica
Ready for an Escape? Mexico Awaits

Ready for an Escape? Mexico Awaits

Mexico has a whole world of elegance and distinction that will make you feel like royalty. Spa treatments at the seashore, exclusive access to restricted places, personal concierges and author cuisine: all of these, elements for a luxury experience.PLAYA DEL CARMEN,...

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Eat & Drink like you are on Vacation!

Eat & Drink like you are on Vacation!

 EAT & DRINK  LIKE YOU ARE ON VACATION  Are you needing some new recipes to try? We are here for you and have our FAVORITES listed below! Disney Churro Bites *Info from disneyparks.disney.go.com 1 cup of water  8 tablespoons butter  ¼ teaspoon salt  ¾...

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My Week with Contiki

My Week with Contiki

              A year ago today, I was traveling overseas in Hungary and Croatia with not a care in the world. As it hits that year mark, I want to reflect on the amazing time I had.              I was on a weeklong travel advisor educational trip with the tour company...

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10 Reasons to Use A Travel Advisor

10 Reasons to Use A Travel Advisor

ONE In this constantly changing world, travel advisors are on the ground experiencing, discovering and researching for their clients. Travel advisors add the human element—a human voice and an element of trust. Travel advisors are invested in client happiness and...

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22 Travel Activities To Add To Your Bucket List

22 Travel Activities To Add To Your Bucket List

And yes, we’ve already checked them out for you! 1. Visit walled cities in Italy  “The tradition that is still upheld is unreal.” 2. Ride in a hot air balloon in Cappadocia, Turkey  “A truly magical, once in a lifetime experience. Breathtaking views, surrounded by...

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Interests

Destination Weddings, Disney Vacations, European Culture, Escorted Tours, Groups, Beach Vacations, Family Vacations, Bachelorette & Bachelor Parties, All-Inclusive

Supplier Partners

Delta Vacations, Funjet Vacations, United Vacations, Pleasant Holidays

Certificates/Awards

  • Disney Destination Specialist
  • Hotel Excellence with Marriott
  • Starwood Pro
  • Riu Specialist