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Vacations 256 believes travel is all about bringing home unforgettable experiences. Because there are no “do-overs” for a vacation gone wrong, we will be here for you from the moment you book your trip until after you get home. We understand that time is your most precious resource, so whether it's a small family trip, a large group of friends, a romantic getaway, or a solo adventure, we eliminate the stress of travel planning so you can focus on exploring new places, relaxing, and creating new stories.
Meet David and Ann
Vacations256 helps couples and families experience effortless and unforgettable vacations. Our agency is dedicated to creating custom itineraries that deliver exceptional vacation experiences, complete with luxurious touches and extra special surprises. You will experience the world, not just dream about it!
Meet David and Ann
After enjoying a successful career as a teacher, Ann wanted a career that would combine her love of travel with her organizational skills and keen eye for detail. Whether it's a romantic getaway, family travel, or an adventurous endeavor, she loves designing extraordinary travel journeys for clients. Following retirement, David's role in the company became full time. He has great people skills and loves building relationships with clients so he can prepare a customized travel experience.
We want every traveler to feel that their vacation is completely tailored to them. We will assist you with every step of the travel planning process from our first conversation to your return home. Our preferred partner status and the personal relationships we've built with suppliers give our clients exclusive amenities, authentic experiences, and VIP treatment when they travel.
We would love the chance to help with your next weekend getaway or bucket list vacation!
How We Work
We offer full-service travel advisory services including:
- Consultation and Design- each trip is unique to the client
- Booking- hotels, resorts, and villas, air, transportation and private transfers, and tours
- Concierge Services- restaurant recommendations, culinary arrangements, reservations, special event celebrations, special requests
- Convenience- we do all the tedious research, double-checking, confirming, and coordination so you don't have to
- Travel Protection- we offer many plan choices so you can have peace of mind when you travel
- Personal Touch- we are attentive to your needs, not a 1-800 phone number with voice prompts
- Extra Perks and Amenities- we try our best to use our connections and work with suppliers on each and every trip to give all of our clients the VIP treatment
As with any professional service, one expects to pay a fee to receive the value-added from the years of education and experience of the professional advisor. The best travel advisors out there will always charge a professional fee for the time and love put into each and every trip. We are a network of independent business owners; therefore, we all have different fee schedules based on our individual areas of expertise and the level of service we provide. Pricing will also vary based on complexity, length, number of travelers, and other factors.
Trip Design Philosophy
We fully understand and appreciate the value of a great vacation experience and we want to make every vacation you book with us magical, memorable, and priceless. We know everyone has a different budget that they can work with and often times, people are just not aware of the true cost of travel, especially to certain destinations. We focus primarily on VALUE when designing your vacation, rather than PRICE. Of course, we are respectful of your budget, but if we know that for a nominal amount you can have an exponentially better experience, that is something we'll recommend!
Travel Gift Cards
International and Domestic Flights
Customized Group Travel
Honeymoon and Trip Registry
Luxury Train Tickets
Travel Protection Plans
Passport and Visa Services
Special Needs Equipment
Private Aviation Charters
“My family just returned from a trip of a lifetime. If you want to tour Alaska from top to bottom and have no idea how, David is your man. The accommodations that David booked us in were the best any of the stops offered and every place we stayed was fantastic. I can’t find the words to adequately describe the entire vacation. It was everything we had hoped for and more. David also saved us money by helping us book, instead of me trying to do it myself. He listened to all the things we wanted to go and do and then set it up perfectly. Thank you David Jones for a trip of a lifetime!” - N. Groomes
“Thank you, Ann for all your help in planning our St. Lucia trip. We couldn’t have planned it without you. You were so patient and thorough with our many questions and we appreciate your time and effort!” - A. Maddox
“Thank you Ann Jones. Our trip was everything we expected and more. I appreciate your patience with us and cannot tell you what a wonderful vacation it was. Memories of a lifetime- feeling thankful.” - M. King
Ann's Alaskan Adventure
If you want to turn your vacation pictures into a very special souvenir, I highly recommend using My Memorable Moments! This company is owned by a friend of mine, Mike Stansky, and he can turn your vacation photos into a beautiful video. He created one for me not long ago that you can see below. Mike can also post your video directly to YouTube if you'd like so that you can share it on social media. There are more sample videos on the website at www.mymemorablemoments.net.
We have exciting news for you! You can now purchase Gift Cards from Vacations256. It’s easy to give the gift of travel to all your loved ones. This is not your traditional gift card, so here's how it works:
·You choose the amount you want to give.
·You choose whether you want the gift to be sent to you or directly to the recipient.
·You enter a personalized message to be included with your gift.
·The recipient will contact our office when they are ready to book.
·Your friend or loved one embarks on their fun adventure!