This is My Story
Hi! I’m Kelly Van Eerden, a travel agent with Living with the Magic Vacations. I currently live in Jenison, Michigan with my husband, daughter, and son. We love to travel and one of our favorite destinations is Walt Disney World. I grew up visiting Walt Disney World with my family and continued the tradition with my children. From the first time they saw Cinderella’s Castle at the age of 4 and 7, they were hooked and still are 13 years later! As the kids have grown up, we have continued to explore new destinations as well. We went to Universal Orlando as a family in 2019 and on our first Disney Cruise in 2020. We look forward to exploring more destinations as a family this coming year. I love being able to get away as a family to relax and recharge from the day to day activities that keep us busy.
I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease and multiple food allergies in 2012. It has impacted how we plan to travel but not how often we travel. I still want to be able to experience new things with my family so I research before we go. Disney destinations and Universal Orlando have been amazing with my allergies. Both Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando are willing to speak with you before the meal and take precautions when cooking your food. On the Disney Cruise, having the same waitress for every meal who knew my allergies made it less stressful. When you can tell the chef or person placing your order understands your allergies, you feel like you can finally relax and enjoy yourself! I am also excited about traveling to Beaches and Sandals destinations because of how they handle allergies. They are able to respond to emails before you go and they also speak with you before you order to ensure a safe meal for you. There are so many other great destinations that work well with allergies that I hope to explore sometime soon.
Travel to me is an important way to connect as a family and recharge for everyday life. I have planned numerous vacations and love that I can share my love of exploring new places with my clients as I help them make memories that will last a lifetime. I look forward to using my personal experience to help make your dream vacation a reality.
Disney Destinations (Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Aulani and Adventures by Disney), traveling with young chidlren, teens, multi-generational groups, and adult only trips.
Disney’s College of Knowledge, Certified Travel Agent with the Family Travel Association, Universal Studios,Blue Sky (Hawaii), Atlantis Ambassador, Busch Gardens/Sesame Place, Discovery Cove, Florida Parks Specialist, Royal Caribbean (masters) , Norwegian Cruise (Masters), Princess Cruise (Commodore)