It is Me: Advocating for the Mentally Ill

It is Me:  Advocating for the Mentally Ill

#ItIsMe By Shellie Wylie Published June 9, 2018   This week we saw two high profile individuals commit suicide.  This week the CDC also released shocking numbers regarding the increase of American suicide rates over the past two decades.   This week is when I decided It Is Me who can do something about it.   #ItIsMe who has been and continues to be affected by mental health issues.   #ItIsMe who has witnessed first hand the...

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Adventure Disney – The Experiential Value

Adventure Disney – The Experiential Value

Unlocking the Secrets of the Luxury Experiential Value of an Adventure By Disney Vacation – Part 5 Adventure By Disney – The Experiential Value Only Provided By Disney By Rebecca Jones  Aug 2016 When you think of Disney, a few things come to mind: impeccable service, unique experiences, and luxury pricing (read: expensive).  With Adventures by Disney, you get all of those things in a first-class, one-of-a-kind family...

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Tipping Guide for your Sandals Vacation

Tipping on a Sandals Vacation Part 1 of the Sandals / Beaches All Inclusive Vacation Series By Shellie Wylie If you have done any research into the Sandals brand, you know that tipping is included in the price of your vacation.  But – not all tipping is included.  Some staff you should continue to tip.  In this article I will present to you my observations and recommendations of who and how to tip while on a Sandals or Beaches vacation. Spa...

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Adventure By Disney, Having Two Guides

Adventure By Disney, Having Two Guides

Unlocking the Secrets of the Luxury Experiential Value of an Adventure By Disney Vacation – Part 1 Adventure By Disney – The Two Guides By Shellie Wylie Aug 2016 The luxury traveler, you, want to know why exactly is this very expensive vacation experience worth your time and hard earned funds.  During our blog series, Unlocking the Secrets of the Luxury Experiential Value of an Adventure By Disney Vacation we will attempt to do just...

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Shellie Wylie, Owner

Shellie Wylie, Owner

Shellie Wylie, Owner Wishes Family Travel shelliew@wishesfamilytravel.com  864-649-1489   Shellie Wylie is the Owner of Wishes Family Travel.  She has been a Concierge Travel Planner for nearly 10 years.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration / Accounting in 1991 working for the US Treasury Department, and non-profit organizations for the next 15 years.  In 2006 her love of travel, business experience,...

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Caribbean Virus Travel Alert!

Caribbean Virus Travel Alert!

By: Shellie Wylie The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a level 1 Travel Alert for the Caribbean. The mosquito-Chikungunya Virus or Chik-V, is rapidly spreading through the Caribbean. Chik-V is transmitted by an Aedes mosquito bite. The CDC as of their July 1 update stated that the virus is now present in 19 Caribbean countries. There are reports that the virus has shown up in the United States apparently from travelers recently...

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My Norwegian Sky Weekend

By Shellie Wylie I loved it! My husband and I flew into Miami the night before our three night cruise on the Norwegian Sky. This would be our first NCL experience. As an avid Disney Cruise Line fan, I was a little worried that we would be disappointed in the service, food, and over all experience. I really had nothing to worry about! The Sky is an older ship but she is kept up well. We had a very nice balcony stateroom. It wasn’t quite as...

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Traveling with Kids: Tips for Sanity

By: Shellie Wylie, Owner Wishes Family Travel ‘Tis the season to begin planning for your spring and summer family vacations.  All of us have experienced those long car or plane rides, either as the kid or as the parent – preparing for the journey can make the difference between an unmitigated disaster or everyone remaining sane! A few weeks ago I asked for real mom’s tips on our facebook page and this listing is the best of those tips...

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What exactly are Adventures By Disney?

By: Shellie Wylie You have probably seen some advertising for the Adventures By Disney vacations, but do you really know what they are? Do you know what sets them apart? I really want to take the time to give you a good description. I want to write you a picture so you can imagine what an Adventures By Disney would be like for your family. Saying that an Adventure By Disney is a luxury guided tour vacation isn’t good enough for you. You need...

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