Hello. My name is Karen Kalinowski. I live in Vernon Hills, Illinois with my husband, David, and my two children, Josh (18) & Haley (16). I have been taking trips to Florida since I was an infant.
My favorite theme park is the Magic Kingdom. My favorite resort at Disney World is Disney’s Riviera Resort. My favorite resort at Universal Studios Orlando is The Hard Rock Hotel.
With my 26 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 10 years ago.
I am a Disney College of Knowledge graduate, Sandals Specialist, Royal Caribbean University Masters of Adventure, Master’s Degree with Norwegian Cruise Line, Commodore with Princess Cruise Lines, Atlantis Specialist, SeaWorld Parks Specialist and Marriott Hotels Sales Specialist. I also help manage the agents with Travel with the Magic.
I have toured or stayed in all of the Disney and Disneyland Resorts. My family took our very first Disney cruise in February 2014, on the Disney Dream. We have since been back on the Dream in 2015, 2018 & 2019 and the Fantasy in 2017 & 2019. Also, I sailed on the Disney Magic with the Travel with the Magic team in February 2020. In November 2019, we explored Norwegian’s Encore in New York City. My husband and I cruised on Royal Caribbean’s Odyssey of the Seas (November 2021) and enjoyed a Perfect Day on CocoCay. Cruising is my favorite vacation.
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 when booking a vacation package with me.