Hello everyone! My name is Leslie Jones, Vacation Planner for Starts with a Wish Travel Agency!

There was a time when I wasn’t absolutely obsessed with Disney, it’s true, there was. I don’t remember much about that time of my life, as I was quite young, but I do recall the moment in which I fell in love with the Magic of Disney. It was a chilly fall morning, I couldn’t have been more than six or seven years old at the time. I was laying on the living room floor, curled up in my fuzziest blanket, and I was watching cartoons. It was a pretty typical Saturday morning. My mom brought in a VHS tape that she had bought and put it in the VCR. At first, I was upset as she had just cut off an episode of Tom and Jerry that I hadn’t seen, and the chance of finding out how Jerry escaped Tom’s devilish plan had just vanished completely. However, within minutes I was completely enthralled. I still look back on the memory and the Tramp’s voice fills my ears and my heart.

“Look, there’s a great big hunk of world down there, with no fence around it. Where two dogs can find adventure and excitement. And beyond those distant hills, who knows what wonderful experiences? And it’s all ours for the taking, Pige. It’s all ours”

It was only as an adult that I realized just how much of an impact that scene had on my life. I’ve been living by these words for so long. Traveling has and will always hold a special place in my heart. Even so, nothing could have prepared me for the feeling of seeing the Magic Kingdom in person. Having first gone as a child, I’ve returned many, many times through my teenage and adult years. Since becoming a mother, my children have also been fortunate enough to visit Disney World on multiple occasions. We continue to make it a yearly tradition, and I look forward to sharing my knowledge of Disney with you. I’ve also been to Mackinaw Island, Virginia Beach, Washington DC, Las Vegas, and Canada a few times. I look forward to helping you with all your travel needs.

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