Hello. My name is Karen Kalinowski. I live in Vernon Hills, Illinois with my husband, David, and my two children, Josh & Haley. Josh is 11 and Haley is 9. I have been taking trips to Florida since I was an infant. My mother and 94 year old grandmother live near Cocoa Beach. Every time we travel to Florida, we have to stop at either Walt Disney World or Universal Studios Orlando. My favorite theme park is the Magic Kingdom. My favorite resort at Disney World is Disney’s Contemporary Resort. My favorite resort at Universal Studios Orlando is The Hard Rock Hotel.
With my 18 plus years’ of experience booking travel, I am the perfect person to help you on your next vacation. I completed travel school in 1996 and worked as a full time travel agent booking clients all over the world. I joined Travel with the Magic’s team in May 2012.
I am a Disney College of Knowledge graduate, Royal Caribbean University of WOW graduate, Legoland Specialist, Atlantis Specialist, SeaWorld Parks Specialist and Marriott Hotels Sales Specialist. I also help manage the agents with Travel with the Magic.
In July 2013, I attended an Agent Education Program at Disney World. I toured many different Disney Resorts and also Disney’s Dream Cruise Ship. In May 2014, I traveled to Disney World for the opening of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride. My family took their very first Disney cruise in February 2014 on the Disney Dream. We are going back on the Disney Dream in February 2015 with my entire family. Before we travel on the Disney Dream, we will be spending 4 nights at Disney’s Beach Club Resort.
I have a LOVE for helping people book their dream vacations and also the knowledge of locations all over the world. My services are always free. You can find tips and travel information on my Facebook page.