Our Team

Wendy Hershey

Wendy started her career in travel many years ago as a Hotel and Restaurant Developer.  She has had the privilege of traveling around the world for both business and pleasure. After starting her family, which now consists of four children, she decided to share her love of travel and adventure with others. She wanted to help families and couples create fabulous memories and yet stay within a manageable budget. Her kids have quite the love for Disney and have experienced all the parks have to offer, along with cruises and the Adventures by Disney vacations. Wendy loves helping her clients experience these once in a lifetime moments that keep our clients coming back year after year. She has a wealth of knowledge in cruises, all inclusive family and couple destinations.

Lauren Verlander

Lauren was raised in a family of travelers. Her grandparents lived modestly, but traveled extensively. Her parents saw the value in seeing the world and experiencing cultures that differed from their own. She has passed her love of travel onto her own children who are constantly asking when they are going on another trip. Lauren has a great deal of Disney Cruise experience, including staying in the Walt Disney Suite onboard the Disney Magic. As a Spanish major, she studied in Costa Rica while in college and always encourages others to visit the beautiful country. Lauren lives in Davidson, NC with her two children and loves the excitement of planning trips and the connection with her clients and their families.

Josephine Hauser

Josephine is a native Charlottean. Her love for travel began in college when she traveled through Europe tasting and seeing the sights. Before having her three children, she was a litigation paralegal where attention to detail was a crucial part of her job. Josephine has been responsible for planning everything from family vacations to girls weekends in New York. After children, to fulfill her creatively, Josephine started a life and style blog that covers everything from style to food, parties and travel. Wendy and 101-vacations helped plan her first family trip to Disney World for 10 people. After seeing Disney through the eyes of her sons and daughter, she knew it would be always special place for her and her family. Josephine knows how hard in can be to travel with both boys and girls and keep everyone happy. From Star Wars Dessert Parties to Royal Breakfasts with Princesses to Wine Tastings in the World Showcase, she knows that all of these important details will make your trip the most memorable. Josephine is looking forward to making sure that every detail of your trip is carefully handled to assure trip is wonderful and hassle-free.

Kelly Brown

Kelly resides in Lincolnton, NC with her husband and two daughters. She has homeschooled both of her daughters since the very beginning of their schooling allowing the family to travel throughout the year. Her favorite place to travel with the family has always been to Walt Disney World. In fact, she and her family are annual passholders. Because the family has always enjoyed flexible schedules, Kelly has become intimately familiar with Disney throughout each of their seasons and special events. She knows the best times to vacation there as and is extremely familiar with the various promotions that accompany each. This knowledge has made her the go-to Disney planner for her friends and family. Kelly has been a travel agent focusing on Disney vacations for more than three years allowing her to aid her friends and family in planning their own Disney vacations. When planning Disney trips, Kelly takes a budget-minded approach so that she can get the most out of each trip at the least cost for her clients. Although Disney has always been one of her favorites, Kelly has been to many places throughout the world with her family. She also enjoys going on cruises and adventurous excursions to tropical places. Kelly is excited to be part of your journey in planning your next Disney vacation!

Denise Long

The best way to describe Denise is to imagine Mary Poppins, Dory and Goofy all rolled into one. She first came face-to-face with Mickey Mouse when she was 10 years old and has since enjoyed Disneyland, Disney Cruise Lines and has all but taken up residence within Walt Disney World. Since leaving legal administration, she’s become her family’s full-time Chief Disney Planner. Her partners in Disney crime are her husband of 19 years, a 17-year old son and a 15-year-old daughter, who are all Disneyphiles in their own right. From toddler to teen, she’s fluent in both princess protocol and pirate-speak. Disney oozes from her doors and windows and the neighbors swear Mouse Ears hover above her house! Disney Vacation Club membership enables her to indulge in frequent trips to Walt Disney World (all in the name of research) and she’s eager to put her knowledge to work for your magical vacation.

Jessica Wastson

Jessica started her career in interior design after completing her degree from Appalachian State. She spent 7 years working for a commercial photography studio, and focused on design as well as account management before transitioning to a new career in Higher Education. A native of North Carolina, Jessica has always been the trip planner for friends and family. She takes pride in finding the best deals at the best places–especially if they are Disney related. Seeing the Most Magical Place on Earth through the eyes of her 4 year old son, Parks and 1 year old daughter, Hattie, has made her appreciate Disney World in a whole new light. She understands the stresses of traveling with young children and the importance of a well-planned vacation. Whether it’s your first trip or your 10th, Jessica is eager to put her knowledge and expertise to work for your next Disney experience!

Ben Eige

Ben grew up in Florida going to Walt Disney World many times as a child. He took a 20 year break until 2013 when he visited Walt Disney World with his wife and 3 (now 4) children and got hooked all over again! Since then he’s been to Walt Disney World and Disneyland multiple times and loves helping others plan their own vacations. Ben has also traveled throughout the United States, to Mexico, Europe and Asia. He’d love to help you plan your next adventure!

Dance Brunswick

Having been to four continents, Dance, our Memphis agent has seen more of the world than most people ever get the opportunity to do. An expert in cruising, she has sailed on many cruise lines including Disney, Costa Cruises, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises. Dance is a Platinum Castaway Club Member and has sailed on over 15 Disney cruises, on all four ships, in accommodations ranging from a 1-bedroom suite to an inside stateroom. Disneyland Paris, Disneyland in California and the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida are some of her favorite vacation destinations. She has been going to the Walt Disney World Resort since the age of 13. In total she has visited WDW over 100 times and stayed in eleven of the resorts. She has planned trips during all four seasons of the year which has expanded her knowledge of Disney’s special events including EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Going on a fireworks cruise, dining with an imagineer, taking the Backstage Magic tour and even going on a safari have been among the experiences that have brought a smile to her face. She is so knowledgeable of the parks that it is not uncommon for her to only wait 10 minute to ride attractions such as Star Tours during the Christmas season!

Robin Huwe

Robin lives in Wake Forest, NC with her husband and 2 boys. She grew up going on road trips all over the US with her family. They traveled from Disneyland to Yellowstone National Park to Walt Disney World and many places in between. Robin would visit her grandparents in Florida every year where they introduced her to the magic of Walt Disney World. They took her on her first trips to Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Hollywood Studios. After marrying her high school sweetheart, Chris, they spent their honeymoon at Walt Disney World. This was when Robin’s love of Disney was renewed. Since that trip she has traveled there many times with her 2 boys, extended family and friends. Her hobby of helping friends and family plan their trips helped her gain more knowledge over the past few years. She loves reading blogs and listening to podcasts to keep up with the latest Disney news and travel tips. Her favorite thing about Disney Destinations is there’s something for everyone and each trip can be a brand new adventure even if you’ve been there before. Robin loves the challenge of planning for a large group and finding something special for each person to experience. She is eager to share her Disney knowledge and enthusiasm with clients to help them plan the trip of their dreams.