Starts With A Wish Travel

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My name is Nicole Emmons, and I am the owner of Starts With A Wish Travel. I specialize in family vacations to all Disney destinations, Universal Orlando and cruises. I have a deep love of Disney that started after our first family vacation to Walt Disney World. Before then, I thought a Disney vacation was something we would do once. Boy was i was wrong!

When we booked our first trip back in 2007, the agent gave me a Walt Disney World brochure with a sticky note and phone number on the front. She told me to call and make dining reservations. I’m now embarrassed to say I called the Disney dining line and let the Cast Member pick the restaurants for our dining reservations. We were given no additional information about the dining plan, tickets or parks. We missed so many things that first trip because we just didn’t know! I fell in love with Disney on that trip but knew that we missed many things because we just din’t know about them. I vowed that I would never be that unprepared again. I became obsessed with reading and studying everything about Walt Disney World and all of the other fabulous Disney vacation options. 

After several more Disney vacations, I found myself helping my friends plan their trips and realized I could make a career doing what I love. So I began working as a travel agent, and in 2014 founded Starts With A Wish Travel.

My goal is to ensure that every client has a thoughtfully planned out, magical vacation and never feel like they are missing out on anything. I provide excellent service. I keep them on track throughout the planning process to make sure everything is planned out at the appropriate time and the way they want. They are given an itinerary with all of the important information and must-do activities and travel tips. They know I am just a text or phone call away if they have any problems while traveling. 

I enjoy sharing my love of Disney with others and helping families plan their vacation. I love seeing pictures of the kids with characters that they love and hearing about all of the fantastic food they ate or how much they loved the fireworks. I have built a fabulous team of people who love helping families as much as I do. 

There are so many things to consider when planning a family vacation, especially a Disney vacation, and most people don’t have time for all the research required. I would love to use my expertise to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

If you would like to schedule a time to talk about your dream Disney vacation you can schedule a Vacation Planning Session.

I can be reached by phone at 573-579-0823 and by email at

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