Jessica Clawson, ACC - Owner/Independent Travel Agent
What got you interested in travel?
I was born and raised in Delaware and did not think much about travel as there were so many amazing sights practically in my back yard. I did not take my first trip to Walt Disney World until I was almost 14 years old. It was then and there that I became infatuated with the sights, sounds and overall Magic that Disney had to offer. From then on, I read everything I could about Disney and about travel overall. I wanted to see as much of the world as I could and since that initial trip, I lived in Florida for 5 years, visited nearly 20 states and cruised.
How did your interest in special needs arise?
I had worked with my mother in a classroom for students with special needs for several years. I knew that was what I wanted to do with my life because of that experience. There is something special about watching that lightbulb click with any student, but when that student has fought for that little triumph every step of the way, it is downright magical! I went to Neumann University in Pennsylvania and got a degree in Elementary and Special Education and went right into teaching at a local school.
What did you do at Walt Disney World?
Exactly 10 years to the day of my first trip, I became an employee at Walt Disney World. I was first in Attractions and then as a Concierge and Youth Program Facilitator. For over two years, I worked within the parks and resorts helping to make magic for any guest that came my way. I learned a lot about the workings of Disney and how to make the most out of any vacation for guests. I looked in many places for a job where I could use my degree, however a company that large takes a very long time to get an idea moving.
Hear more about my time as a Walt Disney World cast member on Stories of the Magic:
When you want to go on an Adventure, look no further! Not only can the perfect vacation be achieved, but it will be done with great care and details.
SERVING SPECIAL NEEDS
Serving families with special needs is not just a mission, but a passion. Between working in school with families and at Walt Disney World, I have seen the heartbreak and concern. Families seem almost afraid to go out and have a good time for fear of the unknown. "Is that attraction too loud for my family member?" "How long is that walk, will they tire out too easily?" "What services are available?" These answers are not always the easiest to come by.
From your first thought of a location, I will be there for you with the details you are looking for. I will price match to find the best deals and find the vacation to fit all of your needs. All quotes are FREE and include such locations as Walt Disney World (FL), Disneyland Resort (CA), Adventures by Disney, Aulani, Universal Studios locations and Sea World Parks.
Cruises more your speed? I have background booking Disney Cruise Line, Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean and American Cruise Line and will search out the cruise that is right for you!
Do you have a passion you want to build your vacation around? My new line of vacations, Geeked Out Adventures, covers several of the fandoms loved by many, including Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings. Bookworms and History Buffs, I've got you covered, too!
Looking to get the most out of your vacation or maybe just need a little help in planning out those theme park days? My concierge experience guides you to the best vacation your family has ever had! From booking your dining reservations and FastPasses for you to writing out a full scale, Day-by-Day Adventure Guide, you choose the level of service. I will take every want and need into account when planning your vacation to make sure it is the perfect fit for your family.
Travel Specialist Areas
Accredited Cruise Counsellor - Cruise Line International Association
Graduate of the Disney College of Knowledge (Covering Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani, Disney Cruise Line and Adventures by Disney)
SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment Travel Specialist
Universal Studios Orlando Specialist
Masters of Adventure Degree - Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
Merlin North America Specialist (Covering LegoLand Florida and California, Madame Tussauds, Sea Life Aquariums, and The Orlando Eye)
St. Augustine/Ponte Vedra Specialist
Greater Fort Lauderdale Specialist
Certified Orlando Travel Expert