Welcome!

I want to personally welcome you to Living With The Magic Vacations, LLC. Living With the Magic Vacations started out as a simple blog where I could share all the in’s and out’s of planning Disney vacations. I shared with readers how my family LIVES with the magic each and every day. 

That philosophy continues to live on as Living With The Magic Vacations helps create the magic for guests, year after year.  Each client is special to us, not just another number.  We take the time to create personalized Disney vacations that help you experience all the magic Disney has to offer.

To our return guests…thank you! We value your business! To our new friends…welcome! Take a look around and we look forward to working with you!

Amanda | Owner

Amanda Mann | Owner

My name is Amanda and I am the owner of Living With The Magic Vacations!  My love of Disney began at the age of eight when I came across a biography about Walt Disney, written just for kids…I was hooked! I spent the rest of my childhood dreaming of going to Walt Disney World (and working there someday).  My first trip took place the fall after I graduated from high school…and just a few weeks later I began working there! Walt Disney World has always felt like home for me.

Specializing In: Disney Destinations, Disney Fairytale Weddings and Honeymoons, Traveling with Young Children, Adult Only vacations, Cruising, Group Travel

Certifications include Disney College of Knowledge Graduate, Royal Caribbean, Trafalgar, Sandals and Beaches Resorts, Alaska Railroad Specialist

Megan Keebaugh | Managing Agent-Sales Support And Development

Hi! I’m Megan, Lead Travel Agent with Living with the Magic Vacations .  From the age of 2 most of my family vacations were to Disney World, which is where my love for everything Disney began. I currently live in Ashburn, VA with my husband and our  son.  After meeting my husband I introduced him to the world of Disney vacations, and not surprisingly he fell in love with it just as much as I did.  In 2012 we were married and honeymooned in Disney World and now love sharing our love of Disney and Disney vacations with our son!

Specializing in: Disney Destinations, All-Inclusive, Cruising, Group Travel, Travel with Young Children

Certifications include Disney College of Knowledge Graduate

Jennie Garst | Junior Lead Agent

Hi! I’m Jennie Garst, a lucky Travel Agent with Living with the Magic Vacations and life-long Disney fan! My love of all things Disney began early on, as I had the privilege of growing up in a family that made many wonderful memories together with our nearly annual trips to Walt Disney World. This special Disney legacy has now been passed on to my own family. It began when, on our first trip as a couple to Disney World, my husband proposed to me. It has continued as we have taken our two children on multiple Disney vacations–Disney World, Disneyland, and, our current favorite, Disney Cruise Line! I have stayed in Disney World hotels at every resort level, experienced Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party in full family costume, sailed the Fantasy in multiple room categories, and have experience Walt Disney World in a multitude of ways: at almost every age; as a high school student conducting my school’s marching band; as a professional attending a conference at the Contemporary Resort; as a couple; and, best of all, as a parent. I have the experience to plan your unique vacation!

Specializing In: Disney Destinations, Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Aulani, Adventures by Disney, Traveling with Young Children, and Adult Travel

Certifications include Disney College of Knowledge Graduate, Royal Caribbean-Bachelor Of Adventure,  Beaches Resorts

Beth Chatterton | Travel Agent

Hi!  I’m Beth, Travel Agent with Living with the Magic Vacations!  I visited Disney World once as a child, but my obsession didn’t begin until the first trip my husband and I took with our oldest daughter in 2006.  Since then we’ve taken every opportunity possible to visit with our 3 girls, from a single day at Magic Kingdom with family after my brother-in-law’s wedding to our most recent trip when we surprised the girls by adding a family vacation onto the end of my oldest daughter’s girl scout trip to Disney.  It helps that my husband loves Disney as much as I do!  I’ve explored Disney World with 1 toddler and 20 teens, each experience was unique and so much fun!

Specializing In: Disney Destinations, Traveling with Young Children, Teens and Adult Only Vacations.

Certifications include Disney College of Knowledge Graduate, Princess Cruise 

Brianna May | Travel Agent

I’m Brianna May, a Travel Agent with Living with the Magic Vacations. My love for all things Disney started when I was a small child; my mother and I lived right outside of Orlando for quite some time and would go as often as we could. Those trips left such lasting memories on me that I now enjoy sharing my love of Disney not only with my own family but with my friends and clients as well. My husband and I have been married for sixteen years and we have two children. Our children’s first trip to Disney World was also my husband’s. It was so very magical to see Disney through their eyes and continue to get to watch their love of Disney grow. Any chance we get, you will see us making a trip to The Most Magical Place On Earth!!

Specializing In: Disney Destinations, Military Travel, Traveling with Young Children and Adult Only Vacations.

Certifications include Disney College of Knowledge Graduate

Ashley Berndsen| Travel Agent

Hi, I’m Ashley Berndsen, a Travel Agent for Living with the Magic Vacations. I have loved all things Disney since I was a little girl, with my first trip to Disney World at just three months old. I now have a family of my own and our favorite vacation spot is always Disney. The little touches that Disney creates makes the magic, from the exceptional service, delicious food, to the state of the art attractions and shows, it truly makes for a wonderful getaway at any age! We have traveled to Disney World as a family each year for the past 8 years, embraced a Disney Cruise with an infant, and prior to children, enjoyed adult time at Disney World and single time at Disneyland. I have years of experience and Disney knowledge that I am eager to pass on, especially tips and trick to save money and snack credits while in the parks.

Specializing In: Disney Destinations, Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Aulani, Adventures by Disney, Travel with Young Children, Family Travel, Cruising, Travel with Multiple Ages

Certifications include Disney College of Knowledge Graduate, Universal Orlando Resort Specialist

Sarah Tickner |Travel Agent

Hi! I’m Sarah! I grew up as a fan of Disney but only made it to the parks once as a child. But ever since my husband and I decided to get married in Disney, we have made up for my lack of trips as a kid. The obsession really started when I was hired as a Cast Member for the Disney Store. Ever since that time, I have made about 8 trips and stayed at 10 of the Disney resorts, with a goal of staying at all of them someday. Being a Cast Member allowed me to bring Disney Magic to those who may not have had a chance to experience the magic at the parks.

My favorite part of every trip is the dining! I love trying a new restaurant every trip, as well as visiting my favorites. My favorite time of year to visit is during food and wine festival, to try even more treats from around the world. I have been “around the world” several times, and each time is a new experience.

Specializing In: Family travel, Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Universal, Royal Caribbean and Atlantis

Certifications include Disney College of Knowledge Graduate, Universal Orlando Resort Specialist, Royal Caribbean Master of Adventure, Atlantis Ambassador 

Stephanie Rose| Travel Agent

Hi, I’m Stephanie a travel agent with Living With The Magic Vacations. I’ve always enjoyed traveling, planning vacations for friends and family and LOVE itineraries. I went to Disney World a few times as a child but my love for all things Disney became a passion in 2013 when my Husband and I took our children for the first time. I have been back several times since then, each time more magical then the last and I can never wait to go back. It’s the Disney experience that makes all the difference and that attention to detail is what I strive for with my clients. I can now share my love of Disney and planning with not only my friends and family but with my clients and help them make lasting memories. As my client we will discuss the vision for your trip and together plan every detail of your vacation from where to stay, order of parks to visit, what attractions/characters are a must and of coarse where to eat. I would be honored to help you plan your dream vacation.

Specializing In: Specializing in Disney Destinations, Family Travel, Traveling with Young Children, Adult Travel, All-inclusive Travel, Disney Cruise Line

Certifications include Disney College of Knowledge Graduate

Leigh Connelly| Travel Agent

Hi! I’m Leigh Connelly, a travel agent with Living with the Magic Vacations. My love of Disney World began with my first trip at age two. Since then, I have been back more times than I can count and love balancing old favorite Disney stops with new attractions and restaurants. My love of Disney was renewed in 2009 when I completed my first Run Disney race and I got to high five Mickey as I crossed the finish line.

Specializing In: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Aulani, Adventures by Disney, Special Needs, RunDisney, Adult Only Vacations, Group Travel

Certifications include Disney College of Knowledge Graduate, Certified Autism Travel Professional™ (CATP)

Lauren Pettis| Travel Agent

Hi! My name is Lauren Pettis, and I am a travel agent with Living With The Magic Vacations. I grew up going to Walt Disney World for family vacations, and the magic that I felt as a child has never dissipated! Since having my son, however, my love of Disney has grown even stronger as I’m able to relive it all through his eyes. Travel has always been a passion of mine, and I strongly believe the experience of traveling and all that comes with it (family memories, exposure to other cultures, different cuisines, etc.) is the greatest gift we can give our children. I have planned numerous vacations across the country and internationally with our now two-year-old son, so I understand how to design an adventure-filled or relaxing vacation with the whole family in mind. I’d be honored to help you plan the vacation of your
dreams!

Specializing In: Specializing in Disney Destinations, Family Travel, Traveling with Young Children, Adult Travel

Certifications include Disney College of Knowledge, Universal Studios, Sandals, Beaches, Royal Caribbean Masters, Atlantis Ambassador, Busch Gardens/Sesame Place, Discovery Cove, Florida Parks Specialist, Blue Sky (Hawaii), Carnival Cruise, Holland America

Suzanne Prevost | Travel Agent

Hi, I’m Suzanne a Mom of two. My son is 12 (almost 13) and my daughter is 10. My first experience with Disney Parks was at Disneyland as a member of the Color Guard in my high school band. My first time at Walt Disney World was not until I was an adult, and was with my fiancée (now husband). We went back again the following year for our Honeymoon. Our first trip with our family was when our children were three and five. It was after seeing the parks through their eyes that we decided to make Disney magic a reality for them as often as we could, which has since turned into yearly trips. I also ran my first half marathon at runDisney’s Princess Half in 2013 and have since run races on both coasts and have completed Goofy three times and Dopey twice. I know what makes a great adults only trip, girls only trip, runDisney weekend and family trip. I love being able to help my family and friends plan their trips and help them find their own special Pixie Dust along the way.

Specializing in: Disney Destinations, Adult Only travel, runDisney, Traveling with young children, traveling with Tweens and Universal Orlando.

Certifications include Disney College of Knowledge, Universal Studios, Royal Caribbean (Master), Busch Gardens/Sesame Place, Florida Parks Specialist, Sea World San Diego/San Antonio

Kelly Van Eerden | Travel Agent

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.  I’ve always loved Disney but started loving it even more after bringing our kids for the first time to Walt Disney World. Watching them see the castle for the first time is something I’ll never forget! There’s nothing quite as magical as a Disney vacation. I have been multiple times to Walt Disney World with my family, big groups and just with my husband. Specializing in: Walt Disney World with young chidlren, teens, multi-generational groups, and adult only trips.  Certifications include Disney College of Knowledge, 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)

Are you ready to start making magical Disney vacation plans?

At Living With The Magic Vacations our priority is making your Disney vacation magical…a vacation of a lifetime, no matter if it’s your first or thirtieth time! We take pride in customizing each and every vacation. From start to finish we’ll be your guide into all things Disney!