I am very fortunate to have been able to travel all over the world! Traveling is something I have
such an incredible passion for, and I love to be able to share my excitement, love and knowledge of
other countries. My travels have taken me to over 40 countries; throughout the United Kingdom,
Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, Morocco, Central America, Mexico, Canada, the
Caribbean and the United States. Not only do I love experiencing new places and things, but I also
love to meet new people and experience other cultures. There is such an amazing world out there for
us all to discover!
One of the first things people always ask me: "So, what's your favorite place?" That question is so
difficult for me to answer, because I hold a very special place in my heart for almost everywhere I
have been but each for different reasons. It all depends on what YOU are looking for in YOUR next
getaway, whether it be a destination wedding, a romantic honeymoon or anniversary trip, a fun party
vacation, adventure travel, corporate incentive trip or just an overall much-needed getaway.
That's why it's so important to seek the services of Beach Bum Vacation. Because each destination and
hotel/resort has its own "vibe," and while it may look and sound good online, once you get there, it may
not be all you had imagined. Myself and the other Travel Concierges at Beach Bum Vacation visit countless
resorts each year, so that we may help you make a well-informed decision by matching you with a place
that best fits what you are looking for. We do not charge any fees for our services, so why not use our
help to make sure you choose the best destination and resort for YOU!
I have even experienced celebrating a destination wedding in the Riviera Maya, Mexico, and it was an
absolutely AMAZING experience! I know first-hand how confusing and discouraging it can be to plan a
wedding long distance, and I am here to help support you all the way. I had a wonderful group of 39
people join us, so I am aware of the challenges in handling everyone's questions and reservations
about leaving the country for a wedding. I can help eliminate the added stress and you can enjoy the
fun things in planning a wedding. I am full of ideas and photos, so feel free to use my knowledge to
help create the wedding of your dreams!
Why get a travel agent?
We never used travel agents in our day-to-day vacation travels.
After debating, we decided to use Beach Bum Vacation (based on Knottie reviews) and got
Melissa. Super happy about this! Melissa compiled guest list information for me, sent me
updates on my guests' travel schedules, and responded to emails immediately. The compiled
guest list may not seem like a big deal, but when you're on location and trying to remember
when who's coming in when, it's awesome to have. Also, on the day we left, we realized we
had forgotten our transfer vouchers, hotel food and beverage voucher, and other needed
paperwork. I called and emailed Melissa and got a response within 5 minutes (and I even woke
her up!). She called the shuttle/transport provider and the hotel and faxed each of them
all the necessary paperwork. That's why you get a travel agent. Love her.
~Peter & Elizabeth, St Thomas 2008
We can provide you with unmatched personalized customer service that I know internet websites and most
travel agencies cannot offer. I provide support from our initial contact and will continue until the day
you return home. With such a special trip, it's nice to know that someone is on your side if anything
happens and I will be there to help because I truly care. Honeymoons, destination weddings and vacation
getaways are special times to spend with the people that mean the most to you, and I truly want
everything to be as perfect as you do!
|The Beach Bum Vacation Team is proud
to announce that Melissa John
has been given the honorary distinction
personally by Gordon "Butch" Stewart
(the owner of Sandals/Beaches) as
a Lifetime PLATINUM Member
from Your Beach Bum Team
This is such a wonderful
award to receive!
I work very hard each day
to make your honeymoon,
vacation or destination wedding
stress free as humanly possible.
Please feel free to contact me by using the email link above