About Us

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Storybook Trips has been in the business of helping people for over 15 years. We are not a “transaction” based agency. We value our clients’ time and budget, and want to ensure they get a personal vacation planning experience. Just like there are so many reasons why people take vacations, there are so many ways to experience vacations. We view ourselves as your partner. Getting to know you, your family, and your vacation needs are essential in helping you navigate all your choices. We strive to not only meet your expectations, but to exceed them.

We hope that you will find our services are earned. We will help you as much or as little as you would like. Some of our clients like the “turn key” approach and have us help with most everything. Other clients enjoy planning as much as we do, and like to make most of the arrangements themselves so they come to us for the latest information and current details. Whichever type you are, or perhaps you fall in-between, we are confident you will enjoy the experience with Storybook Trips.

Our services are immeasurable when you are traveling with a large family group. If you are the “planner” of the group you will find yourself spinning in circles with information as all the family members are trying to plan the “perfect” vacation, Not to mention all the choices! This can leave your head spinning faster than the tea cups. We have been there, and the information you need is at our fingertips. Let us save you the time and hassle, we are just a phone call or email away. We’ve already done the research for you.

Our services are free when you book your vacation with us. We are upfront about that, so you know there are no hidden costs. We get paid by the vendor after you travel. Whether you use our services or book the vacation direct, the price is the same. Still want to book yourself? Go ahead, but then we kindly ask for a $200 planning fee. After all, we do need to put food on our table too.

Feel Free to contact our agents directly to see how they can best help serve you and your vacation needs.

Our Team of Professional Agents


Kim LaCour 

Luxury Disney Specialist

As a lifelong Disney fan, I’ve shed many happy tears on Disney vacations (as well as sad tears upon my departure!) and I’m eager to share my passion for planning a magical trip with you!

I enjoy providing a concierge experience for my clients – I love sharing my knowledge and expertise to truly customize a journey that’s unique for each family. I want to help create a vacation that is even more magical than you would imagine!

While I enjoy planning trips at all Disney resorts, I specialize in Disney Cruise Line and the Deluxe resorts of Walt Disney World. Those are my favorite for so many reasons and I can’t wait to tell you why!

When I’m not planning Disney vacations, you can often find me spending time with my husband and three children or on a yoga mat.


Victoria Ogier

Destination Wedding

and Beach Specialist

After working several years in the corporate world, I decided to step away and do something that I absolutely love! I started as a travel planner with Storybook Trips in early 2017; putting my planning, marketing and travel experience to use. 
I specialize on beach vacations in Mexico and the Caribbean, but also work on Asia and Europe packages with clients. I have experience and knowledge on family-friendly vacations, adult-only resorts and corporate travel. Destination weddings are another favorite!
I love working with clients to find their perfect destination and providing fun and detailed planning services. 

My family currently resides in Iowa. My husband and I are often in the middle of a remodeling project when we’re not working. Our two young daughters and over sized dog keep us on our toes. In our spare time,  we’re traveling or spending time with family and friends or both! I am a beach junky and a Vegas regular, but my favorite vacation is when my family is with me! 

  • Mexico (Cancun, and my own Destination Wedding in Puerto Vallarta)
  • French Polynesia (Bora Bora, Moorea, Tahiti)
  • Asia (Shanghai, Beijing, Busan, Fukuoka)
  • Hawaii (Maui, Honolulu)
  • Europe (Paris, Munich, Italy)
  • Several U.S. Destinations (love Florida and Vegas)
  • Cruising
  • Walt Disney World!
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Mary Jensen

runDisney Specialist

I started out as a fan and avid park goer. Once I realized how great a trip could be with the help of Angela, I knew I wanted to help share all things Disney with my friends and family and was presented with an amazing opportunity.

Not only does visiting one of the parks give me joy, it also helps me reach my fitness goals. I am very passionate about the runDisney events and earned my 2017 Coast to Coast Challenge Medal at the Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend in May. I ran my first full marathon (Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, MN) in June 2017! I can’t wait to earn my Castle to Chateau Challenge Medal in September 2017 where I will run all 3 of the Disneyland Paris race weekend events; a 5k, 10k, and 21k to complete the inaugural Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo Challenge! A runDisney race is like none other; costumes, characters, and chEARing fans galore!

In my spare time when I’m not training, traveling, or helping others plan their unforgettable vacations, I work as an accountant and enjoy spending time with my husband Tim and our pets; two dogs, Walt and Moxie. I enjoy running and cross training for local races, with half marathons being my favorite distance.

Contact me today to get your “race-cation” in motion!

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Janelle Tlusty

Family Vacation Specialist

My love of Disney began as a young child during our family vacations to the most “magical” place on earth.  As an adult, I couldn’t wait to take my kids to Disney and I’m happy to report that they love it as much as I do.  
I translated my love of Disney into a career as a travel agent with Storybook Trips.  In this position, I am able to share my knowledge of Disney and assist families plan a “magical” experience they will never forget.  
I look forward to helping you plan your Disney vacation.
When I am not planning “magical” vacations, I enjoy spending time with my family.  My husband, John, and I have two very active boys.  As a result, we spend a lot of our free time in gyms, on baseball fields and attending cross country meets.  We enjoy being on the go and supporting our boys in all of their endeavors.  
When we have time off, we enjoy taking family vacations.  Whether it be to a lakeside cabin, beach or Walt Disney World, we like to relax and try new experiences (zip-lining, parasailing and surfing to name a few).
  • Walt Disney World
  • Hawaii – Maui and Kauai
  • Bahamas – Atlantis
  • Mexico – Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas
  • U.S. Destinations – Wisconsin Dells, WI, Black Hills, SD, Scottsdale, AZ and others
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Lilly Garcia

Family Vacation Specialist

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After years of contemplating of becoming a travel planner I finally decided to open up my horizons and start on this long-awaited dream. I started with Storybook Trips and I could not be happier to assist families in the planning of their unforgettable adventures.

I focus on Disney Destinations such as, Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Aulani (A Disney Resort in Hawaii), and Adventures by Disney. I would love to help you make one of these destinations your “Home away from Home.”

If I’m not planning Disney vacations, you can find me spending time with my husband and children. Staying active at church, reading a good book and going to the movie theater are some of the other things I enjoy doing when I have time off.

  • Walt Disney World!
  • Disney Cruise Line
  • California (Sacramento and San Francisco)
  • Illinois (Chicago)
  • Mexico (Cozumel and Central Mexico)
  • Australia (Sydney)

Betsy Burau

Family Vacation Specialist

Disney has had a special place in my heart since I was young.  Rounding the corner onto Main Street or hearing my name as they welcome my family aboard a Disney cruise ship never ceases to fill me with joy.  That’s the experience I want to share with you as your Disney travel expert!  Let me put my passion to work for you and make your next vacation the easiest, most amazing trip you’ve taken. I’m your personal travel concierge for the best rates, destinations, discounts and credits.

While Walt Disney World holds a special place in my heart and will always be a place I return to frequently, my family and I have found a love for Disney Cruise Line! What’s not to love about seeing amazing new places every day while still being surrounded by the Disney magic? I would love to share my Disney knowledge, especially Disney Cruise Line knowledge with you! 

And don’t forget, if the magic of Disney isn’t what you’re looking for this time, I can help you plan an amazing adventure just about anywhere in the world. So what are you waiting for?  Reach out today and let’s start planning your next great adventure!

When I’m not planning magical vacations, you’ll find me spending time with my husband and two kids, as well as spending time at the barn riding horses, watching my kiddos in their various activities, and catching up with friends.

  • Disney Cruise Line
  • Walt Disney World
  • Many Caribbean Cruises
  • Europe (United Kingdom)
  • Many U.S. Destinations

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Nicole Hill

Nicole Hill

Family Vacation Specialist

I have been a Disney fan my entire life.  Disney was a tradition in my family and I could not wait to make it a tradition for mine.  After our first family trip, I knew I wanted to help other families experience the same joy we did.  I decided to put my love of Disney and planning into a career; and I am so happy I joined the Storybook Trips Team. My goal is to help families get the most out of their vacation with personal, one-on-one guidance.  I specialize in navigating Disney parks with young children and aim to make your vacation as magical and stress free as possible. 

My family and I, originally from New England, are living in North Carolina.  If I am not planning vacations or visiting Walt Disney World, you will find me spending time with my boys or in the barn.  We are animal lovers with two dogs and three cats at home and an amazing horse, Lucky, at a farm down the rode.  I love going on trail rides and being outdoors on horseback.  My little ones love visiting parks and spending as much time outdoors as we can.  We love baking, traveling, and having dance parties before bed.

  • Aruba
  • St. Thomas
  • Walt Disney World
  • SeaWorld
  • Discovery Cove
  • Las Vegas
  • California

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Tracey Welch

Family Vacation Specialist

My most memorable moments of my childhood revolved around travel.  We didn’t travel often, but the times we did meant so much to me. The memories we made are etched forever inside. All those little family vacations we took, lit a fire for me to see and do as much as I can!

This passion for adventure and exploring has led me to this opportunity as a travel professional. Being an agent with Storybook Trips allows me the opportunity to organize, plan , and help create lasting memories for a multitude of families!  Whether you are dreaming about Disney World, sandy beaches, or even standing on a glacier; I am happy to help make those dreams a reality! Traveling with food allergies and special needs are two areas I specialize in. I look forward to helping you on your next adventure! 

 I have 3 great passions in my life travel, photography, and my family. My husband and I have 3 beautiful children! We have a special needs son who is on the spectrum and twin girls who keep us on our toes!  We reside in North Alabama and enjoy getting away together as often as we can! Whether it be a short 2 day trip to unplug and be together, or a 10 day Disney trip, we are always up for an adventure!  

Disney World
Disney Cruise Line
Alaska (Girdwood/Anchorage)
Universal Studios Orlando
Washington DC
 Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge

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Darrin Bleess

Family Vacation Specialist

I have been a Disney Parks/Resort fan my entire life.  I have sailed on the Disney Cruise Line and have visited both Disney World and Disneyland countless times.  My favorite Disney World resort is Port Orleans, Riverside.  I enjoy reading and researching all that the Disney Parks have to offer.  As a middle school teacher, I have become known as the “Disney guy” throughout the community.  My favorite Disney characters are Chip and Dale and my favorite Disney parade, which as been since retired, “Spectromagic”.

Darrin teaches middle school band throughout the school year.  He enjoys spending time and traveling with his wife and two children.  The Bleess family also has a ragdoll kitten named, “Chip”.  During the summer months, Darrin performs in the pit orchestra for the local community theatre programs.   Darrin also performs in his local community band playing clarinet and/or saxophone.

  • Walt Disney World

  • Disneyland

  • Disney Cruise Line

  • Universal Studios, Orlando

  • Universal Studios, Hollywood

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Nicole Newfield

Nicole Newfield

Family Vacation Specialist

Disney is my happy place!  Walking down Main Street with my family is the BEST and I treasure these magical memories!  I love planning and will design an itinerary based on what is important to you and yours.  I will share tested tips and tricks to make your vacation stress-free!  Want an incredible experience outside of Disney?  I can make that happen for you as well!  Let’s get you set for your journey!

Nicole is married and has 3 daughters who keep her busy with basketball, softball, and dance.  She is an occupational therapist and works with infants and toddlers with special needs and their families.  Her husband is a veterinarian and they have 2 rescue dogs.

  • Walt Disney World

  • Many US Destinations

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Angela Larson

Angela began Storybook Trips as Angela’s Adventures over 18 years ago. After several years in the business, interested individuals started to inquire about working with her, and thus the name change to Storybook Trips. Angela has extensive vacation planning experience from singles and couples planning a getaway to large family groups of over 30 people, including corporate events. Prior to specializing exclusively in travel, Angela worked corporately and enjoyed her administrative duties and event planning there.

Angela is married and has three children. Their ages vary, and they keep getting older! When not working for others, she can often be found planning her personal vacation, volunteering at church, or watching one of her kids at a school program or sporting event.

  • Walt Disney World Extensively
  • Universal Orlando Resort
  • Disneyland Resort
  • Disney Cruise Line
  • Multiple Caribbean Cruises
  • Multiple Alaskan Cruises
  • Norway – Adventures by Disney