Barbara Vanderheyden

Coon Rapids, MN Trusted Advisor

Disney Destination and Group Travel 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! I have just about seen it all. 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
Minneapolis to France: Always a Good Idea

Minneapolis to France: Always a Good Idea

Having traveled from Minneapolis to Europe, it seems odd to have never stepped into France. When the opportunity presented itself, I signed up for the journey. This tale is of my motor coach tour through France that begins and ends in Paris. Day 1 I arrived in Paris...

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Luxury Mexico Escapes

Luxury Mexico Escapes

From Puerto Vallarta’s traditional ‘Old Mexico’ charm with the modern amenities of a cosmopolitan city, to Los Cabos, where the ocean joins the sea, the desert meets the beach and luxury merges with the simple pleasures – slip into a luxurious lifestyle at these...

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#WHATCOOLLOOKSLIKE

#WHATCOOLLOOKSLIKE

Set along miles of sun-drenched coastline ringed with coral reefs Antigua is known for its many sandy beaches – 365 to be exact – one for every day of the year. The island's isolated harbors provide an ideal hideaway for vacationers looking for a sunny holiday in the...

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It’s Time to GET AWAY

It’s Time to GET AWAY

Jet off to some of the world’s most epic vacation destinations from the Bahamas to Spain. Get a taste for adventure while diving into culture when you go from snorkeling amongst Australia’s bountiful underwater marine attractions straight to a show at the Sydney Opera...

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FALL in love with Vancouver

FALL in love with Vancouver

Vancouver is the perfect destination for an autumn getaway. The mild climate lends itself to long walks punctuated by spectacular fall colors and fresh autumn air. But in a city where culture and nature coexist, you’ll want to make time to immerse yourself in...

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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