Our Team

Wendy Hershey

Owner
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

Owner
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

Agent
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

Agent
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

Agent
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.