Hello! I'm Kelly

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kellyv@livingwiththemagic.com
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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.

Specializing In:

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.

Certifications:

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), Certified Autism Travel Professional

 

Melissa L Kietzman Avatar

positive review  I wanted to thank Kelly for helping us book our 2022 Spring Break trip to Deerfield Florida. We had a rough start & our flights got cancelled but Kelly helped us get our flights refunded with in 3 days. We stayed at Club Lux Resort & it was perfect, it was clean, had a pool & was with in walking distance to the beach, restaurants & shops. I would definitely recommend Kelly! Thanks Kelly ☀️ 🏝

Melissa L Kietzman
Alex Fischer Avatar

positive review  I cannot recommend Kelly enough. The hard work and passion she has for her job and clients is incredible. Not only did she help us with changing our reservations last minute, but she helped my fiancé pull off an amazing proposal on the island of Cozumel. I can’t wait for our next vacation!

Alex Fischer
Melanie Koopmans Rundhaug Avatar

positive review  Kelly did an amazing job helping our family with our Universal trip! She was very knowledgeable and was always there to answer any questions. She went above and beyond to make our trip go smoothly. We had a wonderful trip and I would highly recommend using Kelly for your next trip!!

Melanie Koopmans Rundhaug
Adri Elysia Garibaldo Avatar

positive review  Kelly is awesome, she has so many great tips. Will give you multiplie proposals with quick turnaround. Her best attribute for us is that she can help families who have children with disabilities. Unfortunately we live in CA and she ended up not being able to book us but if we didn't live here I'd use her in a heartbeat. I'd definitely recommend Kelly anytime. 🥰

Adri Elysia Garibaldo
Christine Claudio Avatar

positive review  Kelly took the traveling headaches out of the way.
Various quotes and selections and choices for our party of 10… which you could imagine.
Every detail was sort out.
Great service with care to details, from start to finish.

We’re definitely traveling with Kelly’s advise and services soon ✈️

Christine Claudio
Carol Bertolo-Gamill Avatar

positive review  Kelly has patiently answered all of my questions and has even changed our vacation plans when our trip fell through. She even surprised me when she got me a bigger savings when I wasn't aware of it. Always going above and beyond!! ❤🖤💛🤍

Carol Bertolo-Gamill