Aloha! I'm Dina!
I know all too well the countless hours of research we, as parents, put into molding our vacations to fit our needs. Sending email after email, phone call after phone call, my youngest son pulling my hand to grab a snack, and my oldest son melting down because his time limit was up on Minecraft. Once all is planned, our journey is everything but smooth due to autism meltdowns, toddler temper tantrums, fumbling with strollers and probably way too much luggage, our destination becomes all that more difficult to get to.
When my oldest son was diagnosed with autism. I was simply unaware that the behaviors he was presenting were different from his neurotypical brother. I didn’t know how much sensory overload and how scared of new things he was until he was diagnosed. I thought our travels were over once I realized how difficult it was becoming to travel with him. It wasn’t until my son came home from school one day and said he wanted to visit the National Mall that I realized that our travels didn’t have to stop because of the diagnosis. Instead, they just needed to be modified to make traveling easier for him. At this point, I realized if I as a parent of a child with autism was struggling to travel and find the right accommodations for my child other families with special needs might be facing this same struggle.
This is why I founded Lily and Magnolia Travel - to help remove the stress and effort that comes with planning a vacation, especially if your family requires special considerations. I want to help make your trip smooth and as painless as possible. I will help you find the right travel suppliers, airline carriers to fit your needs and travel destinations that are a good fit for your family. I’ll make sure you are able to enjoy the travel destination to the fullest because travel is for everyone. Curious to learn how I can help you?
your leisure time is extremely valuable!
As a family with a loved one with special needs,
Vacation planning can be overwhelming, and sometimes scary if you’re planning a visit to a place you’ve never been to.
And I’ve been to quite a few places!
I grew up as a military child, I enlisted in the Air Force when I graduated high school and now travel the world as a military spouse. My youth was spent in Japan, learning the culture and language and met my husband. My truest nature came forth during my time in Hawaii. Sun, sand, and tank tops are what make my heartbeat! My extended family lives in Turkey and visiting them brings me back to my roots and fuels my wanderlust.
And as a mother of two and wife of an active duty service member, I understand how life can put your travel plans on the back burner or make traveling financially difficult. Let me help you create memories with your family that are long-lasting and worthy of your very precious family time. If all this sounds good to you, fill out my trip planning form, and let’s get started planning you an unforgettable trip for your family.
SERVICES & VALUES
YOU DESERVE A VACATION THAT IS UNFORGETTABLE
We live in a world full of distractions and obligations. Where we pack each minute of our day with something that we feel like we need to do. We put vacations on the backburner as luxuries that we can't afford to waste our time on.
Let me tell you something - our time on this earth is a limited resource and the time we have with our children is fleeting.
If you feel like:
you just can't seem to recharge your batteries
your family isn't as close as it used to be
you're sick of doing the same thing day in and day out
you don't have the money to spend on luxuries like a vacation
you’re burnt out with therapies and appointments
Then the thing you need isn't more hustle, it's a vacation.
A great vacation creates memories that will last a lifetime. It brings your family together in a way that no other experience can.
But a memorable vacation doesn't have to be challenging to plan. My passion is helping families like yours build their dream vacation that gets you to the fun without the stress.
I am here to guide you and help make the best decision for your next family vacation. I focus on how I can create once-in-a-lifetime experiences that will create lasting memories when designing you a vacation.
As with any concierge and professional service, there is a fee, depending upon which package you choose, to compensate for the valuable education and experience of a professional travel advisor. I dedicate love and care for each trip I design to make sure your trip is unique. There are no cookie-cutter vacation packages made by me!
Dont forget to ask me about Military/First Responder and Multiple Household discounts!
You fill out my trip planning form to get started planning out your trip. I'll reach out to you to schedule a trip design consultation!
If we are a good fit, we get started! I'll design a custom package for you, and upon agreement your trip planning begins! I'll keep you in the loop every step of your process.
Your trip is booked, the itinerary is in your hands, pack your bags and get on your way! I'm here for any help you may need during your trip!
WHAT CLIENTS SAY
"Dina was fantastic at really getting to know our family and our current situation to make sure that this vacation was as great as could be for us! She was incredibly personable and easy to talk to every step of the way."
- BRIANA B.
"Dina helped with the planning and logistics of the trip. Tips and talking through what to expect of Disney and things to stay away from."
"Dina was amazing to work with! She was so helpful and communicated every step of the way. I usually plan all our trips myself and it was so nice having someone help. This was our first cruise and having Dina's guidance allowed us to just enjoy the vacation rather than worry about the details.."