Some Vacationkids Fun Facts:

  • Our main office is in Pennsylvania, USA
  • We work virtually from home offices with our clients
  • World wide travel expertise
  • Sometimes Our Kids Drive Us Crazy Too
  • Everyday Is Like A Vacation For Us
  • We Like Tacos
  • We Love Making Vacation Dreams Come True

Sally Black

Founder of Vacationkids
Author of "Fearless Family Vacations"

It took Sally a while to figure out exactly what she wanted to be when she grew up.  In the meantime she's been a single mom to three kids, a Pediatric Nurse who delivered babies, an internet pioneer and all while circling the globe while knitting. After all this hard work she finally settled on the idea that vacations are something she does best.

Sally is author of the book "Fearless Family Vacations - How to Make Everyone Happy Without Losing Your Mind"

She enjoys her position as Adjunct Professor at NYU teaching itinerary building and tour operations to Master's degree students at the Tisch School of Hospitality.  Sally also consults with many well known travel brands when it comes to internet marketing and best practices.  She has also been an advisory board member for the FTA and GTM travel agent conference.

When she's not on the road, she lives and works in Pennsylvania with her husband Brian and their shelties Scully & Fergus.  But her favorite job of all is being Grandma to Bear and Ruby!

Email:  Mom@vacationkids.com

 

Mary Ellen Nunes

Tours, Groups, Cruises and Resident Geek

Mary Ellen is one of our senior team members with worldwide expertise. She loves managing groups and reunions. Her attention to detail and organizational skills are second to none.

Email: MaryEllen@vacationkids.com

 

Alycia McHale

North America, Europe, Cruises & Middle East

Alycia knows there's no place like home, and by that she means right here in the US. Dude Ranches, Road trips, beach stays, mountain escapes and guided tours for families right here in the U.S. are her specialties.  Alycia is also a specialist in all the family friendly cruise lines. Her most recent adventure was to the Middle East.

Email: Alycia@Vacationkids.com

Lea McCastle

Hotel & Resort Afficionado

Lea has years of experience working in the hotel operations department of one of the most respected vacation tour companies. Her specialties include the Caribbean, Bahamas, Mexico, Disney & Vegas Baby!  (Because grown ups need some fun time too!)

Email: Lea@vacationkids.com

 

Carla Little

Family of 5 Specialist, Europe & Asia

Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii,  Asia - This "Jersey Girl" knows how to get around this planet. She also knows how tricky it can be finding hotel rooms and cruise cabins when traveling together with a spouse and 3 kids. She's our resident researcher and Chief problem solver.

Email: Carla@vacationkids.com

 

Vanessa Smiley

Latin America Specialist and U.S Destinations

As a child, Vanessa spent her vacations visiting her family throughout Mexico. Ella habla español con fluidez y tiene una pasión por explorar el mundo. When she's not out exploring another fun destination with her husband and daughters, she's helping the rest of us improve our Spanlish.

Email: Vanessa@vacationkids.com

 

Linda Griffith

Cruise Planner

If there is water where you're headed, then Linda knows the perfect cruise for you - Alaska, Caribbean Islands, Mexico, Europe and more. Remember it's not just about the cruise but making the most of your experience with the right sightseeing in port. When she's not out at sea, she can often be found in Florida visiting a theme park.

Email: Linda@vacationkids.com

 

Scully

Office Manager & Director of Play

Scully is a tough office manager, always barking orders. His main responsibility is alerting us to the arrival of the UPS guy.  He's like a shadow always watching what we're up too.  That said, the hospitality industry is his true calling. He was once a wanderer who rescued us. He loves to welcome and make visitors feel right at home. He  firmly believes in taking a break from work...and he's always right - a quick ball toss break or afternoon walk jumpstarts creativity and put a smile on our faces.

Fergus

Intern

Our intern Fergus is the newest member of our team. He's learning to be Scully's assistant in the play department. In the meantime his main jobs are continuous cuddles and paper shredding