Kingdom Destinations - Lissa Ryan

Kingdom Destinations - Lissa Ryan

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Can't thank Lissa enough for helping this Disney newbie out with all my plans! Absolutely loved our resort, Port Orleans Riverside. Everything went smoothly, from meeting Magic Express at the airport, to fast passes and Univnersal Studios. Thank you Lissa for making this whole thing a pleasant experience!
Lissa, thank you ever so much for meeting with Wesley and myself this evening! We are truly beginning to get excited about this once only dreamt of trip thanks to you! You are such a sweetheart and we can’t wait to plan this trip with you! 🌅
Just got back to our room to find sweet treats! Thank you- so thoughtful and yummy! 💕

I am a Travel Agent helping busy families plan luxury vacations to Disney and other family friendly destinations around the world, where parents and kids can feel like royalty.

I specialize in Disney Vacations for you and your family, but am able to book numerous destinations across the globe.

Mission: Creating magical experiences to any destination with integrity, knowledge and passion.

Operating as usual

I can't believe it's been 19 years since the 9/11 attacks. It's interesting how all of us remember that day so vividly.

I remember being on a work trip at the Ritz Carlton in Key Biscayne, Florida, watching the news while getting ready for my morning meeting. The rest of the day and the days following were so bizarre because I was "stuck" such a beautiful location while so much darkness was happening at home in the DC area, NY and PA. With the airports closed, we used our rental cars and made the long drive back home several days later.

Exactly one month later, on October 11, we decided to keep our scheduled trip to Italy. When we saw the military with their heavy armory at the airport, it was definitely a reminder that our world was a different place.

What are your memories from 9/11/01?
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Look how gorgeous this adult-only resort looks! Anyone need an escape with just the adults?

📣 We are excited to announce the anticipated launch of the All New Sandals South Coast! On sale now, for arrivals starting December 2020, Sandals South Coast introduces the first-ever swim-up South Seas Rondoval™ Suites and a completely reimagined Dutch Village.

➡️ Further exceeding expectations of next-generation leisure travelers, the resort’s Dutch Village will undergo a complete renovation setting the scene for modern relaxation inspired by the sea. The fully reimagined suites will be a nod to the water's natural beauty with a light blue and neutral color scheme. The 112-room village – comprised of 16 Butler Elite suites and 96 Club and Luxury Level rooms will include indoor free-standing tubs and showers, outdoor Tranquility Soaking Tubs™ for two, and swim-up access from a private pool for select categories.

➡️ Bringing you closer to the water than ever before, the South Seas Rondoval™ Swim-Up Suites will feature private infinity-edge plunge pools ornamented with Italian glass-clad fountains and Indonesian limestone. Hallmarks of the innovation include access to a zero-entry 17,040 sq. Ft. pool, the longest pool in the Western Hemisphere, a scalloped Tranquility Soaking Tub™ for two and a cozy indoor wicker swing with scenic outdoor views. Furnishings will be custom-made from across the globe, bathrooms will boast a suspended stone vanity with a Hollywood lit mirror, and outdoors, contemporary lounge furnishings will complete the private coral sundeck.

➡️ Designed to be a luxurious haven tucked away from the world's path, Sandals South Coast boasts a fabulous stretch of white sand beach on the unspoiled, rural south coast only a stunning and smooth drive from Mon​tego Bay filled with scenic views and ocean blues.

➡️ Reopening in just four weeks, Sandals South Coast's team is ready to welcome guests back to the #SandalsWorryFree vacation experience the industry has been accustomed to for nearly 40 years. Our Platinum Protocols of Cleanliness are in place to ensure heightened health and safety measures for travellers seeking peace of mind in the Caribbean.

🌟Contact your favorite Kingdom Destinations agent and we will get you soon on your way to experience the beauty of this resort and Jamaica!🌟

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This is Ecuador's Oriental Tropical Rainforest looking towards the foothills of the great Andes Mountains.

How do you know if you should use a Travel Advisor? If your answer is "no" to any of the following questions, then you need my travel planning assistance. 🤗

* Do you want to spend your free time researching and planning a vacation?

* Are you certain you aren't missing any must-do activities?

* Do you have time to wait on hold if you cannot find an answer online or you need to make a change?

* Do you have time to monitor special promotions after you make a reservation and apply offers to your existing plans?

When you are ready, I'll be happy to take care of everything so you don't have to.

What part about vacation planning do you dislike or struggle with the most?
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Off the mass-tourist radar, Procida Island is one of Italy's best kept, picturesque, secrets in a country that defines picturesque.

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Oceans take you to destinations – but an AmaWaterways river cruise takes you through incredible cities and villages in Europe, Southeast Asia and Africa. Discover local culture and fascinating sights along the river.

River cruising is so different than ocean cruising. For starters, the ships only hold around 150 guests. It almost feels like you are on your own personal yacht! Secondly, the selection of excursions are all included.

⭐️ Plus, if you book by September 30, 2020, AmaWaterways will pay for your airfare from several US cities!⁠ ⭐️

If you would like to learn more about river cruising and how you can plan a future trip in 2021 or 2022, please comment below or contact me for assistance.
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Time for a spa vacation?

Beaches Turks & Caicos is the ultimate WOW... the vacation your family will talk about forever! On a 12-mile ribbon of Caribbean sand—renowned as one of the world's best beaches lapped by clear turquoise waters—everything is included and unlimited.

A 45,000 square-foot waterpark; four magnificent villages; endless fun activities for everyone, from tots to tweens and teens, featuring Sesame Street® characters, the Xbox Play Lounge and a sizzlin' teen disco, Club Liquid at Beaches—all located on one of the world's best beaches.

Do you think your family would enjoy this resort?
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Our little secret? Shipwreck Beach in Zakynthos, Greece.

Love those Mexican powder beaches!

📘 Today is National Read a Book Day! 📘

Here's a Fun Fact to celebrate!

Did you know that Universal's Islands of Adventure theming is inspired by fictional stories? Yes, you "read" that right! 😆

From superhero and other comic books to best-selling novels like Jurassic Park, Harry Potter and Dr. Seuss classics, Universal's Islands of Adventure showcases book references in each of its themed lands.

What is one of your all-time favorite books or a book you are reading right now?
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If you have not seen Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom, it's something you do not want to miss on your next Walt Disney World visit. Here you can discover a beautiful land that celebrates the magic of nature.

One of the must-do attractions in Pandora is Avatar Flight of Passage. It's such a unique ride experience combining 3D effects and ride simulation. You truly feel like you are riding on the back of a mountain banshee flying above the forest with drops and turns along the way. Even my 5-year old nephew claimed it was his very favorite ride at Walt Disney World!

Due to its popularity and slow loading procedures, the wait time for this ride can be quite long. It's not unusual to see at least 1-2 hours of wait time posted. When you are ready to plan your next visit to Walt Disney World, I will give you ALL the TIPS you need to minimize your wait time.

Have you ridden Avatar Flight of Passage? What would you give it on a scale of 1 to 10?
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Enjoy your long weekend everyone :)

Have you heard the news?! 📰 This week, many of the U.S. airlines have decided to eliminate their change fees permanently! Now you will have peace of mind knowing that you can change your flights without penalty should you decide to modify your travel plans at a later date.

Here are the following airlines who currently have no change fee policies:
✈️ United Airlines
✈️ American Airlines
✈️ Delta Airlines
✈️ Alaska Airlines
✈️ Southwest Airlines

Most airlines will only waive their change fees for domestic flights but some have expanded it to other nearby regions like Mexico and the Caribbean. Some airlines will also refund the difference if your airfare is reduced. It's also important to note that change fees will not be waived for basic economy tickets.

🙋If you have any questions about these exciting new changes, feel free to submit them below or send me a message. Happy flying!
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Ahh Hawaii, it will never disappoint.

Anyone else climb Diamond Head for the spectacular views?

Are you tired of take-out? 🥘

As a member of the prestigious international culinary society La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, AmaWaterways serves exquisite locally-sourced cuisine paired with complimentary free-flowing wine served with every lunch and dinner on board.

AmaWaterways is currently accepting reservations through 2022.

Would you like a vacation with free-flowing wine and delicious meals every day?
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This is 'urban sprawl' in The Netherlands.

Have you ridden Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure yet? It's Universal's Islands of Adventure newest Harry Potter roller coaster and a favorite all-time thrill ride among the Kingdom Destinations family.

With Hagrid as your guide, your adventure takes off as you board magical motorbikes to fly far into the dark forest. Hurl past impossible obstacles and dodge fierce beasts you’ve never seen before on a freewheeling coaster flight that will bring you close to some of the wizarding world’s rarest magical creatures.

Which seat would you prefer to ride in: motorcycle or side-car?
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A beautiful clear day at Iceland's Ice Lagoon to check out its ghostly procession of luminous blue icebergs.

Hi there! 👋 If we have not spoken before, I'm glad you have joined my page where I love to discuss luxury vacations with Disney and other family friendly destinations, where parents and kids can feel like royalty! 👑

You possibly don't know much about me so I wanted to introduce myself to you.

Hi! 😊 I'm Lissa Ryan with Kingdom Destinations and I love musicals!

Ever since I was a little girl, I loved listening to Disney music on my record player ...because back in the "olden" days, we didn't have VCRs to watch Disney movies all day long 😆. Some of my favorite musicals as a child were Annie, Peter Pan, Sound of Music and Fiddler on the Roof. I'll never forget when my parents surprised me with front row seats to see Annie on Broadway - it was the happiest day of my 8 year old life!

My husband and I share our love of musicals together and we try to see at least 1 or 2 shows a year. My favorite musical of all-time is Phantom of the Opera! 🎭 We even incorporated the music into our wedding ceremony.

Some other favorites of mine include Les Miserables, Wicked, Jersey Boys and Hamilton (which I currently can't stop watching on Disney+!) My favorite all-time Disney musical is Frozen and I was so sad to hear it closed on Broadway during the pandemic.

Do you love musicals like me? Which are your favorites?
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August 31st already? Where did your summer go? :)

Little visited and largely unknown, the Bisti Badlands is an amazingly scenic and colorful expanse of undulating mounds and unusual eroded rocks. It's hidden away in New Mexico's high desert in the northwest. Interested in a little adventure?

It's the end of summer but today let's celebrate National Beach Day!

I believe a day at the beach is better than any type of therapy.

Let's see YOUR beach photos in the comments below.
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Manchebo Beach in Aruba! Lots of great resorts to choose from here. I absolutely loved the food in Aruba too!

Whether you have a little prince or princess, a visit to Walt Disney World is every child's dream. However, for parents, planning a visit to the most magical place on earth can be very confusing and stressful.

When is the best time to go? Which is the best resort to stay at? What if you miss out on an experience your family would have enjoyed?

If find yourself overwhelmed planning a Walt Disney World vacation, continue to follow me and I'll share everything you need to know about planning your ultimate Walt Disney World visit.

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All About Me!

My name is Lissa Ryan and I am an Travel Advisor / Team Leader with Kingdom Destinations, LLC. My business is located in Herndon, Virginia in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.

I was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in the small town of Ridgefield, Connecticut. I graduated college at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia and fell in love with the area (not to mention my husband who I’ve been married to for over 20 years!) Our family consists of our two children ages 15 and 10 who constantly amaze us with their love and admiration for each other.

The four of us have traveled to many destinations over the years, but the one place we can always agree on is Disney! We started our vacations at the Disney parks when my daughter was only 11 months old. She was not a very good on-the-go napper, but we have fond memories of her falling asleep on “it’s a small world” - which is ironically one of her favorite rides today! Every time we visit the parks, we have such a fun experience and the memories we create are ones that will last a lifetime.

When we are not on vacation, my family and I enjoy having “family game nights” and each one of us takes turns selecting a game to play that night. Currently, our favorites are Telestrations and Apples to Apples (the Disney version of course!)

In my spare time, I love decorating cakes -especially children’s themed cakes! Many days you will find me at my local gym where I enjoy taking fitness classes like yoga, dance, barre, etc. One year, I even won a gym sponsored contest with a free trip to Hawaii because I “checked in” to my gym on Facebook enough times to qualify for the drawing! How lucky is that?! I also do a lot of volunteer work with my children’s schools and and I am very involved in their after school activities.

Before I started my adventure as a Travel Agent, I was a Senior Marketing Manager at Sprint and then took some time off to raise my children full-time. Today, I am happy to say that I have found my dream job planning vacations for families! It is so exciting to talk to clients who are looking for a memorable family trip where they can escape and re-connect. I love to be that person who can help make their vacation dreams come true!

Whether you are looking for a trip to a Disney park, a cruise, all-inclusive resort or a guided international tour, I will help you along the way. My planning services are included when you book a trip with me. With Kingdom Destinations, your vacation magic awaits!

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