Meet your Classic Travel Connection Advisors

Classic Travel Connection was founded on Christen's love of all things travel and her desire to see others experience the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and cultures of our amazing planet.  Each of our advisors has that same love of travel and it shows in everything we do, from the planning stages of your vacation to "beyond the itinerary".  Disney World to Europe, New York City to Africa, or the Caribbean to Hawaii, we've got you covered. Your vacation is a huge investment that we don't take lightly. 

You are important to us, your vacation is important to us, and we are looking forward to crafting your special getaway! 

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Christen Perry

Owner & Travel Advisor

Birmingham, AL

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Travel Specialty? Romance Travel, Destination Wedding, Cruise, Europe, Adventure Travel, and Family Vacations.

Favorite vacation? Anywhere spent with my favorite humans... my family.

Bucket list vacation? African Safari

Favorite travel quote? God made this world for us to see, discover, experience and enjoy. Let's get busy! We've got a lot of ground to cover!

Favorite hobby? Starting my day at The Path Gym!

Favorite drink? Red, red wine

Favorite song? "So Will I" by Hillsong Worship

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Katelyn Mitchell

Agency Administrator

Birmingham, AL

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Favorite vacation? This is ever changing - but right now singing in Carnegie Hall is at the top of the list!

Bucket list vacation? Staying in a treehouse in Africa!

Favorite travel quote? Travel opens your heart, broadens your mind, and fills your life with stories to tell. (Paula Bendfeldt)

Favorite hobby? Running, sunset chasing, Adventuring with my puppy, and the occasional skydiving.

Favorite drink? Fountain Sprite and a Peach Bellini

Favorite artist? JohnnySwim

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Cindy Frey

Client Care Representative

Birmingham, AL

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Favorite vacation? Amsterdam, Netherlands

Bucket list vacation? Amalfi Coast, Italy

Favorite travel quote? “I'm in love with cities I've never been to and people I've never met.” – John Green

Favorite hobby? Hiking

Favorite drink? Wine ;)

Favorite artist? Chelsea Cutler

 
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Brittney Smith

Travel Advisor

Birmingham, AL

MORE ABOUT BRITTNEY

Travel Specialty? All Things Disney

Favorite vacation? It's a toss up! Disney Cruise Line and Adventures by Disney run a close race!

Bucket list vacation? Mediterranean Disney Cruise or Adventures by Disney River Cruise

Favorite travel quote? "At the end of it all, I hope my Bible is worn and my passport is full!"

Favorite drink? Cranberry Sprite

Favorite artist? Highlands Worship

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Clarissa Winchester

Travel Advisor

Birmingham, AL

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Travel Specialty? Romance Travel, Destination Weddings, All Things Disney, Family Vacations, Homeschool & Educational Travel

Favorite vacation? Washington D.C.

Bucket list vacation? China

Favorite travel quote? "I want to make memories all over the world."

Favorite hobby? Photography & Reading

Favorite drink? Lemonade

Favorite artist? Elvis Presley

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Dawn Finnegan

Travel Advisor

Trussville, AL

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Travel Specialty? Romance Travel, Cruise, All Things Disney, Europe, Adventure Travel, Family Vacations

Favorite vacation? Backpacking through Italy and France.

Bucket list vacation? Iceland

Favorite travel quote? We travel not to escape life...but for life not to escape us!

Favorite hobby? Travel anywhere even if for just a day.

Favorite drink? Coca-Cola

Favorite artist? Lauren Daigle

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Dawn Garza

Travel Advisor

Woodstock, GA

MORE ABOUT DAWN

Travel Specialty? Romance Travel, Europe, Adventure Travel, Family Vacations, Cruises, Certified Autism Travel Specialist

Favorite vacation? My honeymoon in Hawaii

Bucket list vacation? South Africa with my hubby

Favorite travel quote? We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us. Anonymous

Favorite hobby? Teaching group fitness and reading

Favorite drink? any flavor of wine

Favorite song? Even If, by Mercy Me

 
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Debbie Breneman

Travel Advisor

St. Louis, MO

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Travel Specialty? Romance Travel, Destination Wedding, Cruises, Europe, Adventure Travel, Family Vacations, Multigenerational Travel

Favorite vacation? Greek Isles

Bucket list vacation? Tahiti, Bora Bora

Favorite travel quote? Go everywhere, talk to everyone, eat everything!

Favorite hobby? Exploring with my Hubby, snuggling with my grandkids

Favorite drink? Unsweet white tea with strawberry infusion

Favorite artist? So many! Love classic rock, r&b, alt rock, contemp Christian

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Denise Alvarez

Travel Advisor

Nashville, TN + Birmingham, AL

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Travel Specialty? Romance Travel, Destination Weddings, Cruises, Europe, Adventure Travel, Family Vacations, Faith-Based Travel

Favorite vacation? Family Vacation to Hong Kong

Bucket list vacation? Maldives/Fiji

Favorite travel quote? "Jobs fill your pockets, but adventures fill your soul."

Favorite hobby? Spending time with family/friends, traveling, going to church and reading

Favorite drink? Coffe in the morning, something fun later on.

Favorite artist? Barry Manilow...don't judge me, I'm old

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Ebony Aelterman

Travel Advisor

Troy, AL

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Travel Specialty? Romance Travel, Cruises, All Things Disney, Family Vacations, Certified Autism Travel Specialist

Favorite vacation? Europe Summer 2017! My family and I toured six cities over 11 days. My {then} six year-old daughter painted Monet's waterlilies in art class that year. Seeing the original panels through her eyes at the Musee de l'Orangerie, and the Water Lily Pond painting at Musee d'Orsay are moments I'll remember forever. Also, watching my {then} eight year-old son who is fascinated with architecture - explore Mini Europe in Brussels was a pure delight.

Bucket list vacation? Four-way tie between Giza, Santorini, Havana, and everything India.

Favorite travel quote? “I’m in love with cities I have never been to and people I have never met.” ~Anonymous

Favorite hobby? Gardening

Favorite drink? Mojito

Favorite song? Lenny Kravitz's Again

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Heidi Ramey

Travel Advisor

Alabaster, AL

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Travel Specialty? Romance Travel, Cruises, All Things Disney, Europe, Family Vacations

Favorite vacation? My favorite family vacation spot is anything Disney related. My favorite couples only vacation spot is anything tropical and relaxing.

Bucket list vacation? My bucket list vacation would be staying in an over the water bungalow in Bora Bora.

Favorite travel quote? To Travel is to Live- Hans Christian Andersen

Favorite hobby? Wood crafting/ Refurbishing old things

Favorite drink? Lacroix

Favorite song? Our Song/ Elton John

 
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Kathy Richards

Travel Advisor

Birmingham, AL

MORE ABOUT KATHY

Travel Specialty? Romance Travel, Destination Weddings, Cruises, All Things Disney, Europe, Family Vacations

Favorite vacation? Italy with my Dad

Bucket list vacation? Italy with my children

Favorite travel quote? "To Travel is to Live"

Favorite hobby? Grandson time

Favorite drink? Wine

Favorite artist? Harry Connick Jr

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Katie May

Travel Advisor

Long Island, NY

MORE ABOUT KATIE

Travel Specialty? Romance Travel, Destination Weddings, Cruises, All Things Disney, Europe, Adventure Travel, Family Vacations, Hawaii

Favorite Vacation? Hawaii - I visited Oahu and Maui for 2 weeks. The aloha spirit shines through, and the islands of Hawai’i are unlike anywhere else!

Bucket List Vacation? My bucket list vacation is a hard choice! My top 2 would be visiting the Greek Islands, as well as traveling to South Africa.

Favorite Hobby? Besides spending time with family and friends, watching the sunset everyday makes me happy.

Favorite Drink? Wine

Favorite Artist? Say You Won’t Let Go by James Arthur has a special meaning to me, but I truly can’t stop jamming out to the Greatest Showman soundtrack!

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Kristine Van Etten

Travel Advisor

Raleigh, NC

MORE ABOUT KRISTINE

Travel Specialty? Romance Travel, Destination Weddings, Cruises, All Things Disney, Europe, Family Vacations

Favorite vacation? Turks & Caios, Italy, and Hawaii

Bucket list vacation? European River Crusie, Fiji, and Austrailia

Favorite travel quote? “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” ― Anita Desai

Favorite hobby? Family Time, Photography and sunsets

Favorite drink? Cosmopolitan

Favorite artist? U2

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Krystie Shirah

Travel Advisor

Birmingham, AL

MORE ABOUT KRYSTIE

Travel specialty? Romance Travel, Cruises, All Things Disney, Europe, Adventure Travel, Family Vacations

Favorite vacation? The Cayman Islands are my families favorite vacation spot!

Bucket list vacation? Exploring wildlife in the Galápagos Islands would be the top of my Bucket List!

Favorite travel quote? “I would rather own little and see the world, than own the world and see little of it”

Favorite hobby? In my free time, I enjoy capturing a memory by Photography. It’s a hobby that my husband and I enjoy doing together.

Favorite drink? Anything with a Umbrella in it!

Favorite artist? Landslide: Fleetwood Mac, and Hourglass: Mindy Gledhill

 
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Leah Jacobs

Travel Advisor

Birmingham, AL

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Travel Specialty? Romance Travel, Destination Weddings, Cruises, Europe, Adventure Travel, Family Vacations

Favorite vacation? My favorite vacation, was my destination wedding in Jamaica at Sandals South Coast. However, some of my favorite destinations are Exuma, Turks and Caicos, Costa Rica, and St Lucia just to name a few.

Bucket list vacation? Ireland still remains at the top of my bucket list

Favorite travel quote? I'd rather have a passport full of stamps than a house full of stuff.

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Lynda Hower

Travel Advisor

Pittsburgh, PA

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Travel Specialty? Romance Travel, Destination Weddings, Cruises, All Things Disney, Europe, Family Vacations, Corporate Incentive Trips

Favorite vacation? So many to choose from. Beaches Turks with Abby for a girls trip. Vegas for 25th Wedding Anniversary Vow Renewal and Coles 21st Birthday Bash. My Graduation trip with my Dad to the Bahamas.

Bucket list vacation? Would love to see Bora Bora, Ireland and Greece

Favorite travel quote? Collect Memories, not things!

Favorite hobby? Watching my kids sports, reading, walks with my dog, naps

Favorite drink? Cosmo

Favorite artist? Back Street Boys are my jam

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Melissa Bostic

Travel Advisor

Greenville, SC

MORE ABOUT MELISSA

Travel Specialty? Romance Travel, Destination Weddings, Cruises, All Things Disney, Family Vacations

Favorite vacation? It will probably always be a three week trip across the United States with my family as a child. A close second would be to Turks and Caicos to see my niece get married.

Bucket list vacation? The Netherlands, specifically Amsterdam. I want to ride a bike everywhere and stay in a skinny house on the water!

Favorite travel quote? "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the tradewinds in your sails. Explore. Dream, Discover." Mark Twain

Favorite hobby? Attending concerts, plays, musicals, or anything on stage

Favorite drink? Water...seriously.

Favorite artist? This changes constantly. I like anyone who sings something I can dance to.

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Pam Smith

Travel Advisor

Birmingham, AL

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Travel Specialty? Romance Travel, Destination Weddings, Cruises, All Things Disney, Europe, Adventure Travel, Family Vacations

Favorite vacation? Italy with Adventures by Disney (Rome; Florence; Tuscany & Venice)

Bucket list vacation? Rhine River Cruise; Paris & London

Favorite travel quote? "To Travel Is To Live" - Hans Christian Anderson

Favorite hobby? Spending time with family & friends

Favorite drink? Margarita

Favorite artist? Any artist from 1970's

 
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Rachel Digirolamo

Travel Advisor

Baton Rouge, LA

MORE ABOUT RACHEL

Travel Specialty? Romance Travel

Favorite vacation? My favorite vacation is my family trip to Beaches Turks and Caicos. It is such a great property with so much to do for all ages!

Bucket list vacation? Africa, Italy and Ireland

Favorite travel quote? "Travel opens your heart, broadens your mind and fills your life with stories to tell"

Favorite hobby? Anything outdoors!

Favorite drink? Coffee & Wine

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Rebekah Parks

Travel Advisor

Atlanta, GA

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Travel Specialty? Romance Travel, Cruises, Europe, Adventure, Family Vacations, Caribbean

Favorite vacation? I have to pick two because they were both on my bucket list for so long! My solo trip to Italy in 2017 was amazing! I fell in love with coffee and got to experience the picture perfect Amalfi Coast. Secondly, Africa! Exploring Cape Town and then 4 days on a safari with family was a trip I will never forget.

Bucket list vacation? Southeast Asia, Greek Islands, and Bora Bora

Favorite travel quote? "Traveling - it leaves you speechless then turns you into a storyteller."

Favorite hobby? Running

Favorite drink? Iced Latte with Almond Milk, 1 pump caramel, and Whipped Cream

Favorite artist? Adele

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Stacy Nelson

Travel Advisor

Traveler's Rest, SC

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Travel Specialty? Romance Travel, Cruises, All Things Disney, Family Vacations, Golf Trips

Favorite vacation? Hard Rock Riviera Maya

Bucket list vacation? Bora Bora

Favorite travel quote? “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer”

Favorite hobby? Spending time with family, Couponing, Playing the Piano

Favorite drink? Diet Coke

Favorite artist? Colbie Caillat

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Susan Pate

Travel Advisor

Trussville, AL

MORE ABOUT SUSAN

Travel Specialty? All Things Disney

Favorite vacation? Adventures by Disney Backstage Magic to Disneyland and Southern California with my daughters.

Bucket list vacation? Australia with Adventures by Disney

Favorite travel quote? Collect memories, not things.

Favorite hobby? Photography, hiking, and anything I am able to do with my family.

Favorite song? Go the Distance from Hercules

 
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Tracy Phelps

Travel Advisor

Easley, SC

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Travel Specialty? Romance Travel, Destination Weddings, Cruises, Europe, Adventure Travel, Family Vacations

Favorite vacation? Touring the entire island of Saint Lucia and viewing the coastline via catamaran which included being up close and personal to the world famous Pitons.

Bucket list vacation? African Safari

Favorite travel quote? Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness. Mark Twain

Favorite hobby? Spending time with family, Playing softball, Watching college sports

Favorite drink? Raspberry White Mocha Latte from Starbucks

Favorite artist? Kenny Chesney

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Tai Trice

Travel Advisor

Boonville, IN

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Travel Specialty? Romance Travel, Destination Weddings, Family Vacations

Favorite vacation? Chartering a 42 foot catamaran and barefoot sailing the beautiful British Virgin Islands with my family!

Bucket list vacation? So many! Thailand, Galapagos Islands, Australia, African Safari, and more!

Favorite travel quote? "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -Mark Twain

Favorite hobby? Camping, boating, watching my boys race motorcycles

Favorite drink? Nothing better than a fresh margarita on the rocks, no salt ;)

Favorite song? I know it's cliche...but I love Don't Stop Believin by Journey

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Wendy Mercer

Travel Advisor

Asheville, NC

MORE ABOUT WENDY

Travel Specialty? Romance Travel, Destination Weddings, Cruises, Europe, Family Vacations

Favorite vacation? My favorite vacation was my first trip to the Caribbean with my husband. Everything was so magical and romantic! The atmosphere was so casual and relaxed, the food was great, the weather was beautiful and the water was so blue!

Bucket list vacation? My bucket list vacation is always to go somewhere I haven't been before! I love to explore new places and immerse myself in culture. This vacation would be made most perfect if my hubby and kids could all go along.

Favorite travel quote? My favorite travel quote is "collect memories not things". What a wonderful gift to give to your loved ones!

Favorite hobby? I love, love, love to hike!

Favorite drink? For real....it's apple juice!

Favorite artist? Danny Gokey