Hi! I’m Missy Smith and I have been with 3D Travel Company since 2010. My family and I live in the Charleston, West Virginia area. I am married to my amazing high school sweetheart, Alan, who is a Chick-fil-A operator. We are the lucky parents of 2 beautiful young adults, Sarah and Allison. Sarah works at Chick-fil-A with her Dad, as well as at another Chick-fil-A in our area; in her spare time, she enjoys crafting, baking, and party-planning. Sarah is also on the autism spectrum and has Type 1 Diabetes. Allison is majoring in dance and minoring in psychology at The Ohio State University (Go Bucks!); she is very involved with her church in Columbus during her free time. She is spending this summer out in Estes Park, Colorado, participating in a Leadership Training Program with Reliant Ministries.
We have always loved traveling as a family, so becoming a travel specialist has been a fabulous way to feed that passion. When I’m not planning my own vacations, I am doing the next best thing…planning other peoples’ vacations! I know that every family is unique, so I will work to help you make incredible memories with your family and friends by assisting you in planning amazing customized vacations with and for the ones you love.
Our favorite place to travel when our girls were younger was Disney World. We have been there several times and are looking forward to our next trip. We have also been to Disneyland, out in sunny California, which is a truly different experience than Disney World. We are huge Harry Potter fans, so, of course, we have also visited Universal Orlando Resort a few times…Butterbeer, anyone? Something else we love is musical theater, whether that be onstage, backstage, or sitting in the audience. This has led us to visit New York City a few times, as well as to Chicago and Atlanta, in order to see many of our favorite shows! We have also traveled a bit closer to home…Columbus, Cincinnati, Charlotte, and more…to see Broadway shows that have been on tour. Our newest love, though, is cruising! We have cruised on Carnival, Disney, Princess, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. On our cruising adventures, we have traveled to the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada, New England, and Alaska. One of my dreams is to cruise through the Greek Isles! Because we live such busy lives, cruising is the perfect vacation for us—we can unplug and be as relaxed or adventurous as we each like; we can eat amazing food and try things we would never try at home (Why not? It’s all included!); we can experience different cultures and locations; we can try out new activities…zip-lining over a rainforest, snorkeling around a coral reef, whale-watching off the coast of Hawaii or Alaska, or dog-sledding on a glacier in Alaska; or we can see amazing shows (or fireworks) in the evenings, all without the hassle of packing and unpacking every day. I have recently discovered the fabulous world of all-inclusive resorts, too! They are ranking up there with cruises now as a favorite vacation...kind of like a cruise that doesn't go anywhere! I got to visit Sandals Grande St. Lucian this year and am heading to Beaches Turks & Caicos this fall.
So, where are YOU dreaming of traveling to? Let me be your personal concierge and help you plan your next amazing vacation! I am certified in the following specialties: Central Florida (including Disney World, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld, and LEGOLAND); Southern California (including Disneyland, Universal Hollywood, Los Angeles/Hollywood, San Diego, and more); Cruising (Disney, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Princess, Norwegian, river cruising, and more); and Luxury/Adventure Travel (including all-inclusive resorts, luxury cruises, group tours, personalized tours, and luxury/adventure vacation destinations around the world). I have also completed the Special Needs Group Certified Accessible Travel Advocate Program.