Meet Your Dream Team

GIVE THE GIFT OF A MAGICAL EXPERIENCE

A Disney vacation is truly a magical experience. However, planning a Disney vacation can be quite daunting….because….well… so many details!

From the hotels, transportation options, park reservations, new apps to navigate like the Genie Service, park hoppers and more —  it has become increasingly difficult to know what to book, when to make reservations, and where you can save money!

As an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner, Fox World Travel has an expert team of certified Disney vacation advisors ready to assist in answering your questions and helping to plan a memorable vacation with Walt Disney World® Resort, Disneyland® Resort, Adventures by Disney® or Disney Cruise Line®.

Our specialized knowledge and secret insider information allows us to custom tailor your Disney vacation just for you! Let us introduce you to your amazing Dream Team!

 

Andrea Lewis

Hi Disney Friends! I am one of the biggest Disney fans on our team, as I’ve been to Disney World at least 100 times and twice to Disneyland Paris. I’ve  also sailed with The Disney Cruise Line. Having personally stayed at all the Disney hotels in Walt Disney World, I am happy to recommend the best fit for you. Disney is a special experience for everyone, no matter how old, young, big, small, able-bodied or disabled. Contact me to find out more about how you can make this a dream come true.

Chelsea Sarauer

Hi, I’m Chelsea – a lover of all things Disney! I worked for Walt Disney World during the opening of the World of Pandora as a participant of the Disney College Program back in 2017. I continue to visit Disney multiple times a year, with my favorite times to visit being fall and Christmastime. My travel goal is to visit all the Disney Parks around the world. I am also very familiar with Universal Orlando and the state of Florida as I travel there frequently. I can’t wait to help you book the most magical trip!

 

Gail Peters

Hi I’m Gail! One of my favorite things about Disney is how it has something for everyone. It makes for a great experience for a multi-generational adventure. Grandparents, parents, teens and children can all go together and make unforgettable family memories. I find joy in planning these special custom experiences and adding all those “magical” extras, like dining with your child’s favorite character or VIP limo service to your resort. When it comes to Disney, it’s the personal touches that make the memories. You’ve got a friend in me, and I’ll be sure to make your dreams come true!

Katie Hock

Heigh-Ho everyone, I am Katie! There is something about Disney that allows everyone to feel like a kid again! Disney is magic for EVERYONE, which is why it will always be the most magical place on Earth. One of the great things about Disney is their ability to keep the magic and wonder special no matter how many times you visit. New experiences, new characters, magical extras, and all those secret hidden Mickeys – I love all these extras to keep bringing the magic to you, time and time again. At Disney, there is always something new to explore just around the riverbend!

 

Kendra Harris

Hi! I’m Kendra and I am a true Disney enthusiast! I have been to Disney World countless times and created some of the most magical memories at the happiest place on earth. I truly believe I can make any wish your heart makes come true for you and your family. My favorite thing about Disney is that there is no dream that is too little or too big. You can really bring your imagination to life. Magic feels real when you are alongside Mickey and friends! I’m just a small-town girl living in a Disney World. Let’s plan your next greatest adventure. We’re never too old for fairytales.

 

Marisa Pifher

My name is Marisa, but those that know me, like to call me “Tinkerbell” because I love to sprinkle pixie dust on every one of my client’s trips to make them fly. Disney World is almost like my second home, because I have been there more than 20 times! Looking for a Disney Cruise or trip to Disneyland, don’t worry I have sailed the seas and walked the board walk time and time again. One of my other passions it to make sure that ANYONE can experience Disney. Stroller, wheelchair, or mobility scooter rentals are no problem and I am also certified in ‘Autism Travel,’ to assist families with any special needs. Everyone needs a little bit of Disney magic; all it takes it faith and trust – and a little bit of my pixie dust.

 

Morgan Zwick

Hi everyone! My name is Morgan and I truly love all things Disney. I’ve been to Disney World many many times. My favorite part about my job is helping clients plan a magical trip that they are dreaming of. My favorite part of Disney is exploring all the new and different adventures every time I visit. I’ve played volleyball for 3 years at the Disney ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex so I am very knowledgeable with the different Disney experiences. I have a true passion in working with clients to book a magical vacation for all.

 

Tammy Uecker

Hello Disney Dreamers! My name is Tammy and if you are looking for help planning your next Disney vacation, “You’ve got a friend in me!” I’ve visited Disney many times, and truly enjoy helping our Fox friends plan that special and magical trip. My favorite part of the Disney experience is being able to explore the endless unique adventures because Disney always has something new and exciting! Equally, I am very familiar with Universal Orlando and the general FL area because I resided in Florida while attending college. Animal Kingdom is my absolute favorite – especially the Kilimanjaro Safari ride. Whatever is on your wish list, let me help you book a magical vacation because when it comes to Disney – laughter is timeless, imagination has no age and the memories are forever. Hakuna Matata Friends!

 

If you are looking to give the Gift of Disney this holiday season, watch our Give the Gift of Disney virtual travel show, now available on demand, to learn more about the tips, tricks and trends happening around the Disney parks! Listen in as our expert Dream Team guides you through the planning process and get started on planning your next vacation.

If you are ready to book your next vacation today, reach out to one of our Fox vacation travel advisors.

 

 

Global destinations with Uniworld: How far will you go?

If your yearning for discovery has no boundaries, let our team of cruising experts help get you there! Let us introduce you to, Uniworld Boutique River Cruising. While people often hear of European river cruising, there are global destinations to explore beyond Europe! This cruising option allows you to venture to place that once seemed out of reach. And, of course, you are cruising in all-inclusive luxury the entire trip!

FOLLOW THE PATH OF PHARAOHS.

In a land of temples and tombs, cruise along the Nile as great figures of history once did. Special moments aboard S.S. Sphinx are just as rewarding as your journey on a felucca, a traditional Egyptian sailboat.

 

SAIL THE SACRED GANGES.

Spend days exploring India’s glorious Golden Triangle before stepping onto Ganges Voyager II. From Kolkata, local villages line the river’s edge, and each day leads you to bustling markets, monuments and temples.

 

EXPLORE THE INCA EMPIRE.

Aria Amazon is your guide through the Peruvian Amazon, connecting you to excursions to wild jungles and glimmering lakes. The culmination of your voyage is the magical Sacred Valley and the sprawling ruins of Machu Picchu.

 

JOURNEY THROUGH TIME.

From modern-edged metropolises like Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh to the communities that lie in between, a voyage through Southeast Asia is one of dramatic contrasts. Sail the all-suite Mekong Jewel to enjoy cultural enrichment and regionally inspired cuisine along the way.

 

TRAVEL FARTHER THAN EVER BEFORE.

Forty-six incredible nights, nine countries, five sleek Super Ships. Cross the globe with Uniworld’s inaugural Rivers of the World cruise and navigate great rivers in style — from the mythical Nile to the glorious Douro River Valley.

BONUS!

The elegant meals when dining onboard are unrivaled! You are treated to world-class cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients from the destinations you visit. Uniworld even allows you to experience some of their featured recipes from the comfort of your own home specially designed by the expert chefs at Uniworld.

If exploring the world in all-inclusive luxury sound like the perfect vacation option for your next adventure, reach out to one of our expert advisors today!

Why Explore the World by River?

Hi Fox Friends! I’m Morgan Zdroik, Vacation Travel Advisor based out of our Sheboygan office. I recently returned from an amazing Danube Dreams river cruise with Avalon Waterways on the Illumination ship visiting Budapest, Hungary – Bratislava, Slovakia – Vienna, Austria – Durnstein, Austria – Melk, Austria – Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic – Linz, Austria – and Passau, Germany. Why explore the world via a river cruise?

 

Check out my top 5 reasons to choose a river cruise along with tips and tricks for ensuring an amazing river experience.

There are so many destination options!

What’s the first place that comes to mind when you think of river cruising? Probably Europe, right? Home to the Danube, Rhine, Moselle and many other rivers, Europe is by far the most popular continent to explore by water. Although there are so many European rivers to sail, the opportunities outside of Europe are endless! Just imagine swimming with pink dolphins in the Peruvian Amazon or basking in the grandness of Luxor Temple on the Egyptian Nile. Long haul flights not your thing? Stay close to home and sail along the Mississippi River or the Columbian in the Pacific Northwest. No matter which river floats your boat, there’s a cruise itinerary out there for everyone!

Low key and stress free!

Unlike ocean cruising, river cruises have guided tours built into their itineraries; no need to plan! Explore the big cities & quaint towns alongside a local expert guide who will make sure you experience all the destinations highlights. Want to explore even more? Immerse yourself in the culture by signing up for an optional excursion offered by the cruise line; transportation included! To make your experience even more hassle free, you only have to unpack once. No need to live out of a suitcase!

River Cruises = Small + Relaxing!

You won’t be sailing down the river with 1000s of other travelers, instead, you’ll have a more intimate experience. Most river cruise ships can accommodate up to 150 passengers allowing you to develop friendships with fellow travelers & even some crew members from around the world. You also won’t find casinos or large entertainment areas on river cruises. The social areas on board offer chances to read a book or enjoy a cocktail while taking in the views. Still want some entertainment? Don’t worry! Many river cruise lines offer happy hour or live music from a local musician.

Check off your bucket list!

River cruising is a great option for those trying to check off destinations on their bucket list. Depending on your cruise itinerary & length, you can travel to up to 9 countries in one trip. I recently returned from a week-long cruise & was able to visit 5 countries; Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Germany.

Incredible views!

Even when you’re not docked in a destination, you’re able to experience the beauty of the country you’re sailing through. Every changing landscape allows you to take in quaint towns, fairytale castles, unique vineyards, beautiful mountain ranges, and lively cities. There is always something to see while river cruising!

Top 3 Tips & Tricks

  1. I definitely recommend arriving a day early, not only to make sure you get there on time for the cruise, but also to give yourself a day to get acclimated since you get so jet legged!
  2. Bring outlet converters for your pre and post night and for the cruise because our ship had European outlets and guess who forgot her converter. 🙃
  3. Don’t forget to bring Euros at your port destinations. Bathrooms are not free.

Interested in learning more about the many river cruising vacation options? Our vacation travel advisors can help match you up with the ideal river cruise itinerary, ship and cruise line for you.  We partner with well-known and trusted cruise lines, like Avalon Waterways and Uniworld Boutique River Cruises.  Reach out to Morgan or schedule a meeting with any one of our expert travel advisors.

Here’s what we having coming up for European river cruises guided by Fox Tour Managers!

Traveling solo with your kids: A single parent’s outlook

Anxiety? Check. Weeks of prep? Check. Numerous conversations with my children about behavior, expectations, manners and please listen the first time? Check, check, CHECK.

Traveling with kids is a challenge (wincing, please don’t pull on the airplane seat of the gentleman in front of you.) However, even through the budgeting, planning and preparing — it is SO worth it.

I get it! I am a single mom with two under the age of 12 so travel is an investment of time, money and sanity. BUT. When you see their faces light up, making memories they will never forget, it’s hard to imagine a better gift. (What did you buy for Christmas that would leave as much of a lasting mark?) If you need some inspiration to get your kids’ passports stamped, check out my top ten favorite experiences, during our 2022 spring break cruise!

10. They Learned Travel Etiquette.

Yes maybe a little anticlimactic, but it’s important. We want to raise considerate, smart humans who can learn to navigate the world. Teach them to read their airline ticket, let them lead you to the gate, teach them how to tip. The world is their oyster once we help open it.

9. They Explored Famous Places.

Whether on your way to, or as a part of your intended trip, don’t miss the gifts in front of you! Here we spend some time downtown New Orleans just before our cruise munching some authentic Café Du Monde beignets, taking in a parade, seeing street artists and of course, getting some beads.

8. They Appreciated The Souvenirs.

Sure it’s fun to shop, but I watched them admire the art, take note of the intricacies, and really immerse themselves in the culture. They learned how long it took a woman to weave a beautiful turtle and the time it took a gentleman to carve a knife. It truly is a lesson of culture arts coupled with a take home memento to keep the memories and stories alive.

7. They Tried New Food!

While the steak house, hibachi and the noodle bar were favorites of ours on the ship, the kids also went outside the box indulging in sushi, nibbling a caper, sampling shrimp, and thinking about oysters (no, those didn’t actually go down.) They learned they liked at least half of what they tried and Caesar salad is now a request in our house. That’s not bad right?

6. They learned to LET GO! Dance! Have Fun! Make new FRIENDS!

5. They Gained a Little “Maturity.”

(in a good way)

My son, who dug his heels in about a button-down shirt, let alone a tie, was often addressed at diner as “Mr. Lincoln.” He turns to me, a pensive look on his face and says, “I like being called Mr. Lincoln.”

4. They Learned to Invest in Relaxation and Selfcare.

Ok, maybe a bad idea on my part starting her early, but I love a good massage as next as the next person. I asked, “Do you want to try it?” and she was all smiles.

3. They Seek Adventure.

These kids did it all this week and it was exhausting! From turvey-swirvey waterslides to exhilarating superman ziplines. An 8 foot “walk the plank” over the edge of the ship 120 feet in the air! Yes, they even conquered their first ocean Discover Scuba Course, full back roll in and all!

2. They Get Humbled By Authentic Service.

For kids to experience the first class service of the ship crew who brightly greet you at every moment day or night with a pleasant smile, the origami dragon hand made just for you, or the towel animals we fall in love with every night…. Seeing and experiencing the gift of their talent, they were deeply in awe and appreciation to say the least. Another great opportunity for kids to learn the art of tipping with appreciation.

1. They Realize they can FLY!

Once they have the confidence to try new things, discover new tastes and passions and make new friends from around the world, the travel bug that bit you, will certainly be passed on. As “Mister” Lincoln jumped off the FIRST and tallest zip line, he soars and literally starts singing, “I believe I can fly!”

The idea of traveling with kids can be daunting! Take it from me, we can parent them at home or we can parent them in destination. Trust me, it is a lot more fun and magical for ALL of us being in destination – learning and growing together.

What’s on your kids’ travel lists? Find out where they want to go next and let us know in the comments below! If you want to book a vacation, reach out to one of our talented travel advisors today!

Top 5 Reasons to Use a Travel Advisor

Why use a travel advisor?

Yes, we’ve heard it all and we know it is possible to book your own travel. Consider this – how much time and effort does it take to put together an amazing vacation?!

Many people end up not taking (a much needed and well-deserved) vacation because they simply do not have the extra time to plan one. Especially in this post-pandemic world, planning a trip can be confusing, time-consuming, and quite a hassle.

That is where our travel advisors come in! Our teams arrange transportation, provide early booking discounts, special fares, hotel deals. Plus, they guide you through the complexities of travel advisories.

Let our advisors ease any uncertainty you may have with up-to-the-minute information and expert advice.  It is all in a day’s work in the exciting world of travel planning and building relationships!

Here are the top five reasons you should plan your next vacation with a travel advisor!

Save time!

Sure – of course you can book your own travel. Just like you can go to the store to shop. In all honestly – it’s incredibly time consuming. Shopping the best deals, researching resorts, adjusting flights, checking COVID protocols – it takes a lot of time and energy. Make the call so we can take on the confusion and stress of planning. The last thing you want to think about is whether you have a transfer included or arranged or if your lost luggage is covered.  You can sit back and enjoy a memorable experience. Let us sweat the details while you do nothing but relax!

Save money!

When most people think of using a travel advisor their first thought may not be of saving money, but this is often the case. Our vacation professionals have cultivated strong relationships and premium partnerships with countless travel suppliers giving them access to a network of lower pricing and exclusive travel packages. With the latest in computer reservations technology, our travel advisors have the most up-to-date information at their fingertips to get you the best value possible.

Travel Advocate!

Fox recognizes no two travelers are alike. We personalize your vacation by taking the time to understand your unique travel needs, interests and concerns and plan to address all of them. Ensuring you take meaningful vacations that inspire lifelong memories is our top priority. Fox has a long-standing record—more than 60 years—helping customers create that ultimate experience while being by their side before, during and after a vacation in case of the unexpected.  Whether that’s a delayed flight, natural disaster, or pandemic, we go the extra mile to make sure your trip isn’t disrupted!

One Stop Shop!

Fox is proud to offer a one-stop shopping experience for all your travel arrangements. Vacations can take on many different forms, and we can help with the details of booking that cruise, train ride, flight, or car. We take the time to learn what is important to you and create customized itineraries that can bring your bucket-list items to life.

Expertise!

Our travel advisors are knowledgeable and active in the industry. We specialize in all-inclusive vacations, destination weddings and cruises—just to name a few. Many of our advisors are certified experts to destinations like Alaska, the Caribbean, and Europe. Want to take a romantic trip through Italy? We have advisors who can key you into the perfect spot to see a Tuscan sunset. Want to plan a memorable family vacation to Disney? We have Disney certified advisors Dream Team who can make your dreams come true. Or do you want to sit back and relax as you cruise crystal blue waters? We have a team of cruise specialists who will find the best unique itinerary that caters to everything you dream about.

 

Many of our travel advisors have developed long-standing friendships with clients who now trust them to make recommendations without even having to ask! Those relationships have been critical in helping our customers navigate unprecedented travel restrictions due to the pandemic. It is all in a day’s work in the exciting world of travel planning and building relationships! Contact one of our advisors today!

European Travel Your Way

There are so many ways to explore Europe. Whether you are seeking a guided group tour, a river cruise, an ocean cruise or opting for self-guided traveling – we have options to satisfy your wanderlust travels throughout Europe.

RIVER CRUISES

If you seek European exploration while only needing to unpack your bag once, then a river cruise may be a wonderful option for you! For explorers hoping to discover hidden gems tucked away in the heart of a continent, there’s truly no other way to see Europe.

There is “all-inclusive” and then there is Uniworld Boutique River Cruises which offer amenities finely tailored to your tastes. Uniworld’s amenities are luxurious and unmatched, providing you with effortless travel. Sit back, relax, and enjoy Europe.

Equally appealing is Avalon Waterways, where the ships are designed from the bottom up for comfort, space, and room to dream. These ships provide panorama suites and open-air balcony options. Whether embarking on a legendary Danube River Cruise from Prague to vibrant Budapest or experiencing Europe’s legendary cruise down the Romantic Rhine River, you’ll see Europe from an unmatched perspective.

OCEAN CRUISES

Another amazing option is to explore Europe on an ocean cruise liner and enjoy a seamless vacation with your family and friends. Why not experience a European voyage with endless thrills, immersive culinary experiences and, best of all – traveling convenience.

Princess Cruises allow you to experience all the different seasons of Europe and see famous landmarks while offering entertainment and endless thrills for every generation. From kayaking voyages in Flåm in Norway to relaxing beach days in Mykonos, Greece, you will find shore excursions that match every guest’s preference.

Another fantastic option is to cruise with Holland America and have it all! This cruise line sails close to 20 countries on itineraries ranging from seven to 35 days within the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Baltic, and Transatlantic voyages. Plus, you will get additional time to explore with more overnights in the beginning and end of itineraries for extra days in such cities as Barcelona, Rome, and Athens.

GUIDED LAND TOURS

If you are looking to travel through Europe in style, Insight Vacations provides unique experiences and authentic dining in a “small group” environment. This option allows you and fellow guests to enjoy unique experiences in exciting destinations all over the world, including Magnificent Switzerland, The Best of Italy and France, Belgium and the Battlefields.

You will get to know the people who bring these places to life, dine on deliciously authentic local cuisine, and stay at stylish hotels in prime locations. And the entire way, you’ll enjoy the kind of smooth, stress-free travel that only comes from such expertly crafted tours.

Another option is to select a Globus European Tour, which allows you to take your traveling into your own hands with “Your Choice Excursions.” This tour allows you to tailor your perfect trip. It is the ‘new way’ to tour because Choice Touring gives you the freedom and the flexibility to design a dream trip with off-the-beaten-path destinations to satisfy your pleasures and passions! Discover Croatia with premium tour experiences. Venture to London and Paris – two of the world’s most exciting cities or discover the Icelandic folklore with an Iceland Adventure.

WHY TRAVEL WITH US?

Why work with Fox to book your next European vacation? Our group tour experts hand-select the BEST group tours, cruises, and overall experiences. Plus, depending upon the tour, Fox will provide an expert Travel Director and a Fox Group Tour Manager to take care of all your needs so you can sit back and relax.

Our expert advisors specialize in global destinations. Whether you are seeking adventure in Iceland, Finland, Greece, Spain – or anywhere in between – Fox has experts that specialize in both destinations and modes of travel.

Never settle again for a European vacation that only checks some of your boxes. Whether you’re an active traveler or culture fanatic, we can help you book an amazing vacation!

When you work with us, your travels are tailored entirely to you. Discover the possibilities of a European vacation! Reach out to one of our expert travel advisors to discuss your options today!

Benefits of a group tour & meet our tour team

Are you excited to live out your wanderlust dreams and get back to traveling?! With endless global destinations to explore, you may be considering a group tour vacation. If you are on the fence whether travelling with a group and tour manager is a good fit for you, here’s the scoop on how our Fox group tour managers enhance your travel experiences! And guess what? They are booking tons of exciting global excursions for this year and 2023!

WHY CHOOSE A FOX GROUP TOUR?

Turn-Key Planning

Tour managers make the plans for you! Each group tour manager works closely with our Fox preferred vendors to ensure planning is very turnkey so all you need to do is show up! Plus, while your tour manager is busy filling out paperwork, confirming transportation, meals, and attractions for the following day, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy a glass of wine.

 

Immersive Cultural Experience

Feel free to immerse yourself in the culture of each destination while tour managers handle the travel logistics.

Solo Travelers Welcome

You can travel solo without being alone. Group travel allows you to explore beyond your comfort zone so you can travel solo, but have company around you.

Make New Connections

Travelling with a tour group does not mean you need to become best friends with everyone; however, it is a great way to meet people. In some cases, you build connections with people that continue after the trip. Fox World Travel has Vacation Alumni groups, and it is a great way to make friends.

The Expertise

A tour manager chooses an itinerary created through research and experience to show you the best areas – as well as hidden gems. Our tour managers are expertly trained in these destinations – providing entertaining and informative commentary on the trip.  They’re able to answer your questions, share stories and be informed about all the places you’re travelling. You can learn a lot from your guide. Equally, they can offer their personal advice and guidance prior and during your trip.

MEET OUR TOUR MANAGERS

Charity Brown

Charity is the newest member of our Fox Tour Manager team. Her career has been filled with unique opportunities in the business world. However, Charity found herself wanting more excitement and enjoyment in her career.

The love of the story is what drew Charity to a career in travel. Whether traveling on a cross country road trip or exploring cities and villages around the world, Charity’s passion for travel is evoking the stories of adventures and new experiences. Nothing is more rewarding than being a part of life-changing travel experiences and bringing those opportunities to our group travel friends. Whether those stores are about climbing to the top of the Sydney Bridge in Australia, sailing along the Phuket coastline, swimming with stingrays in Tahiti, or listening to the beautiful Fado music in Portugal.

Her desire to explore the world is steadfast and is excited to share immersive cultural experiences with others. Charity is very passionate about curating unique opportunities for travelers to explore the world. This passion has brought Charity to join our team at Fox World Travel.

When Charity is not traveling or planning travel, she loves spending her time with her children, grandchildren, and friends.

Clarissa Demmon

 

With a Bachelor of Arts in global human geography and a minor in history, Clarissa has always had a passion for travel and learning about different cultures. She has been at Fox World Travel in the Group Vacations department since 2014 and enjoys her career immensely. Her hobbies of photography and cooking carry into snapping shots of the scenery, people and trying local dishes during her travels.

As Clarissa has traveled extensively throughout the United States with her favorite destinations including Alaska – The Great Land, California, Florida, and Nevada. She’s also traveled to Cancun and Riviera Maya multiple times – quickly becoming her favorite go-to destination for a quick escape! She’s also visited Jamaica and St. Lucia where nothing is better than the crystal-clear waters, beauty, and warmth of the Caribbean culture.

Clarissa is a Wisconsin native and takes every opportunity to spend quality time with her husband, friends, family, and dog, as well as spending time outdoors. As an avid Milwaukee Brewers fan, she takes every opportunity to get to both home and away games and enjoys going to concerts whenever possible.

She loves to be part of the guest experiences and excitement! Vacations are about having an amazing experience and seeking a new adventure!

Colleen Alsberg

Colleen began her career with Fox World Travel in 1995. After escorting her first tour, she fell in love with this career. Colleen has been all over the world in the last 25 years – meeting wonderful people and sharing unique experiences throughout Europe, the British Isles, Mediterranean, Scandinavia, Egypt, Israel, the Caribbean & Mexico, Hawai’i, and so many more! She’s explored Alaska over 30 times – exploring Denali, the Yukon and so much more! Alaska holds a very special place in her heart.

Her personal travels include Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Cuba, Russia and the Baltics, South America, the South Pacific, India, Egypt, Israel, and the Middle East. She feels truly blessed with each experience and has a deep passion to continue exploring new destinations for many years!

Colleen also enjoys being “on the road” presenting destination travel shows, educating our clients. She’s also an occasional guest host on the WTMJ Fox World Travel Show and many virtual travel shows.

When Colleen is not traveling, she spends time making memories with her family and friends. She is also a regular volunteer at EAA’s Air Venture in Oshkosh as well as other local events.  Undoubtedly, she’s never too far from an airplane!

Debbie King

 

Travel has been Debbie’s passion since college when she ventured to Spain for the first time. It was life changing! Her travel profession has taken many roads, from a vacation travel advisor, a pivot to corporate travel managing meetings and incentive programs, and now her current passion as a group travel tour manager.

Debbie’s passion is interacting with the Fox tour guests. Nothing is more rewarding than introducing her groups to a new, life-changing travel experience. “Travel opens the mind and enriches my spirit.” She believes the immersive experience is just as important as the destination.

Debbie’s most recent group travel experience has taken her on a Grand Hawai’I tour – an ultimate tropical vacation.

Some of her most cherished experiences include tasting shrimp bisque at a Princess Hotel in Bermuda, taking a train through the Swiss Alps in winter to Gstaad, seeing the Eiffel Tower glittering at night for the first time, walking through the Sistine Chapel in Rome, and having the privilege of dining in a home in Sarajevo and listening to the stories of a family who lived there through four years of the Bosnian war.

 

Kate Robinson

Kate was born and raised in Oshkosh and moved to Boston in early adulthood where she began her travel career for a tour company. She had the opportunity to test a new safari trip in Kenya. This experience ignited her passion for travelling!

Kate returned to Oshkosh to work for Fox World Travel in 1987. She began tour managing our fun & sun groups and Alaskan trips. Recently, she managed our Fox Group, the Great Capitals of the Adriatic & Croatia which she describes as an experience of a lifetime! Her travel knowledge stems from visiting over 17 states in the U.S. in addition to Mexico, Jamaica, Caribbean, Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Costa Rica multiple times. Her European and exotic adventures include traveling to England, Germany, Spain, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, and Africa.

Recently, she managed our Fox Group, Spectacular Greece & the Islands which she describes as an experience of a lifetime, right next to the Great Capitals of the Adriatic & Croatia. Kate just returned from the Best of the Hawaiian Islandsher first time to Hawai’i and an amazing experience!

When she is not traveling, she enjoys making memories and sharing travel experiences with her two children, Robert and Caitlyn.

Rose Gray

 

Rose Gray is the Manager of Business Development for Vacation Sales at Fox World Travel.  Many of you may also recognize her as the expert travel voice as the host of the Fox World Travel Show heard on WTMJ on Saturday mornings discussing the latest in global travel news and discussing the best-in-travel topics. Rose has a bachelor’s degree from Lakeland College and has completed the CTC program, a two-year management course offered by the Institute of Certified Travel Consultants.

During her 35 years in the travel industry, she has traveled as far north as Reykjavik, Iceland, as far south as Porto Montt, Chile, as far west as Vanuatu, and as far east as Singapore, New Zealand and Australia.  Rose even has an upcoming trip, a Voyage to Antarctica, in 2023. And although she loves traveling the globe, her favorite vacation is Arizona in March for Brewers’ Spring Training.

Tricia Newlands

 

 

Tricia is presently the Director of Fox Group Vacations at Fox World Travel which evolved from the culmination of a lifetime of extensive travel experiences. The seed for Tricia’s inspiration to travel was planted as a child when her family hosted many foreign exchange students and teachers, offering her worldwide connections. She, too, was able to visit some of them and later became an exchange student in Mexico. Her passion for studying and experiencing cultures led her to a career and investment in travel.

Tricia graduated from UW-Stout with a degree in Hotel/Restaurant Management and a minor in Tourism and Spanish. Tricia has worked in the travel industry since college, starting as an Assistant Purser on a cruise line where she traversed much of the world; shore excursion sales; travel advisor, and manager of travel advisors. Tricia is an Elite Cruise Counselor which was earned based on a required number of sailings on cruises and volume of cruise sales within a three-year timeframe. As a tour manager, she previously led groups in Alaska, Caribbean, China, and Italy.

Tricia’s life revolves around traveling and she instills this love and opportunity to her children when time permits. Her favorite destinations are Italy and Mexico. Top on her bucket list are the Maldives, Fiji, Peru, and Argentina. Tricia thoroughly enjoys sharing her passion for travel with passengers by immersing into local cultures, enhancing experiences, and opening windows and doors to the world!

Are you ready to take the next step to plan a Fox Group Tour Vacation? We are now booking 2022 and 2023 excursions. Connect with one of our travel advisors today, and we will guide you through the process. Happy traveling!

 

Vacation Destinations in Holiday Movies

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and with that comes the traditional screening of all of the best holiday movies. We all have a favorite holiday movie and the best movies are the ones that draw us in and make us feel like part of their world. Well guess what, you can make these movies part of your world by planning your next vacation.

Paris: Home Alone

Synopsis:

The McCallister family plans to escape from the Chicago suburbs to Paris, France for their annual family vacation. While the rest of the family was in a rush to make it to the airport on time due to missing their alarm, they completely forgot about one of the kids, Kevin, who now has been left home alone.

Why Paris makes the perfect family vacation:

While we don’t recommend you forget little Kevin at home, we do highly recommend a trip to beautiful Paris. We can help craft a family-friendly itinerary with something for everyone. There is so much history and culture to be experienced in “La Ville Lumière” (the city of lights) from the hill of Montmartre that is home to the Sacré-Cœur basilica to The Louvre Museum. And of course a trip to Paris is never complete without a shopping day down the Champs-Élysées anchored by the Arc de Triomphe.

 

Surrey, England: The Holiday

Synopsis:

Two women troubled with guy-problems decide to swap homes in each other’s countries over the holiday season. Amanda Woods, played by Cameron Diaz, heads to Surrey, England where she falls in love with her cottage respite and perhaps the man of her dreams.

Why Surrey, England makes the perfect holiday vacation:

Less than 30 minutes from London, the county of Surrey makes for the perfect place to visit with its charming towns and villages. If you’re looking to fulfill the fantasy that the movie gives, you can’t go wrong with traveling around the holidays. There are Christmas markets, botanical gardens illuminated with Christmas lights and unique little pubs and restaurants to enjoy a holiday meal. Because of its proximity to the city, London makes for the perfect day trip during your visit.

 

Caribbean Cruise: Christmas With the Kranks

Photo via Royal Caribbean

Synopsis:

The Kranks know how to do Christmas, but with their daughter joining the Peace Corps, Luther Krank persuades his wife to take a Caribbean cruise to escape the snow and cold instead of spending thousands on their holiday at home.

Why a Caribbean Cruise makes the perfect gift:

A cruise with Royal Caribbean will be filled to the brim with unforgettable moments. And now that cruising is back, you can finally look forward to the cruise you’ve been waiting for! With sailings to more than 7,000 islands in the Caribbean and Bahamas, Royal Caribbean has the perfect itinerary just waiting for you. The private island of Perfect Day at  CocoCay® is a must see. You are free to indulge in first-of-their-kind thrills or one-of-a-kind ways to chill. Grab a drink at the swim-up bar and soak up the scene in the largest freshwater pool or your own floating cabana. Giving the gift of island time has never sounded better.

 

Fiji: Four Christmases

Synopsis:

Brad and Kate have been living their best life together for 3 years. Instead of dealing with visiting their split families over the holidays, their plan is to head to Fiji to relax together.

Why Fiji makes the most romantic escape:

A romantic vacation in Fiji is the definition of paradise. Profess your love on sandy sun-kissed beaches and steal kisses from your sweetheart under the shaded canopy of lush Fijian flora. Whether you’re celebrating an engagement, wedding or honeymoon, or simply dreaming of a couple’s getaway, we’ll handle all the special details to ensure your stay in Fiji is filled with unforgettable moments, bringing you and your significant other closer together.

 

The North Pole: Elf

Synopsis:

Sneaking into Santa’s sack of toys as a baby, Buddy has grown up in the North Pole with his adoptive father, Papa Elf. Coming to the realization that he is, in fact, different from the other elves, Buddy decides he must leave the North Pole to find his birth father.

How to visit the North Pole:

While we may not be able to visit the real Santa Claus at the real North Pole, there is a North Pole destination you can visit – North Pole, Alaska! North Pole is a charming Christmas town just outside of Fairbanks boasting year-round holiday decorations including candy-cane striped street lights. Even the street names fit into the theme with Kris Kringle Drive and Mistletoe Lane. This is the perfect destination for the outdoor adventurer because of the nearby Chena Lake Recreation Area.

Interested in visiting Alaska? Take a look at our Fox Group Vacations Alaska itineraries here.

Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas – Western Caribbean Cruise

Calling all cruise-goers and travel lovers! The world’s largest cruise ship, the Oasis of the Seas by Royal Caribbean International, can accommodate to every traveler, which makes it a great option for families. Recently, one of our very own experienced this cruise ship and she has provided some interesting insights. Deb King, Group Product Development Specialist at Fox World Travel, has traveled around the world and been aboard many cruise ships over the years.

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