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Travel in Virginia Beach, Virginia,
(757) 295-8742

About Us

I am a Travel Consultant for Journeys Travel Inc. specializing in honeymoons, destination weddings, vow renewals, anniversary trips, bachelorette/bachelor trips and family travel.

Member of the Destination Weddings and Honeymoon Specialist Association (DWHSA), Certified Sandals and Beaches Specialist, Certified WeddingMoons Specialist, Graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge, Jamaica Specialist, St. Lucia Specialist, Palace PRO Agent, AM Resorts Master Agent, Graduate of Hawaii Specialist Training, WOW Destination Wedding Specialist, Dominican Republic Specialist

I work very closely with my clients to create a customized travel experience. I usually start with a 30 minute phone consultation to get to know you and better understand your travel interests and needs. After our initial conversation, or if you have completed my online planning form, I will start by sending you up to 3 options to review that I feel will be the best match for you based on the information you provide. This part of the process sometimes takes a little back and forth to make sure we have found a destination and resort option that you are 100% excited about visiting! Once we have your travel package booked, I will continue to send you information to help you prepare for your trip and make the most of the destination you are visiting - I will send you recommendations for tours and activities that you can do, destination specific information, pre-book tours if you'd like and more. My job is to help you create your dream travel experience, take the stress out of this process, and help you make the most of your travel experience through information and preparation. I look forward to helping you plan your destination wedding, honeymoon, or special occasion trip!

For Destination Wedding groups, I not only help you select the best resort and destination for your wedding, but I will negotiate room rates for your group contract to ensure you are getting the best value for you and your guests (if you decide on a traditional group contract), take care of all of the travel arrangements for you and your guests, keep you on track with your wedding planning and act as a liaison between you and the wedding planner with the resort to ensure you are getting all of the information you need, ensure you receive all of the group amenities and benefits you have earned through your group, and make sure everything runs smoothly for your big day!

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Laken Widener

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  • Shannon McAfee with Journeys Inc. was wonderful. She helped us plan our dream honeymoon. She is very helpful with recommendations. As we were planning a wedding, I was more than happy to allow her to plan the honeymoon! It was a trip we will NEVER forget all thanks to Shannon! We went to Kauai, Hawaii.

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you so much, Laken. I truly enjoyed working with you and I'm so glad that your honeymoon was everything you hoped it would be! I look forward to working with you again and best wishes for a wonderful first year of marriage, any many more!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Travel

    What types of travel do you specialize in?

    Destination Weddings, Family Trips, Group Travel / Tours, Honeymoons, Luxury Trips

    What destinations do you specialize in?

    Caribbean, Central America, Hawaii, Mexico, North America

    What travel services do you provide?

    Travel Insurance

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