(34 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Kim Bristow

High Point, NC

Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii and Honeymoon Specialist

My history in the work force started out in the engineering industry, but in 1989 I figured out my passion was in the travel industry. My employment history starts out at American Airlines in reservations and FlyAAway Vacations, and after 5 years I went to work as a Travel Agent. Well as the story goes I never left the travel industry.

My love of helping others plan that special trip, helps to make my job special. Several years ago I was fortunate enough to visit Oahu and stayed at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, which was amazing. The Hilton was a great location and walking distance to many areas of Waikiki Beach. We stayed in a corner suite, and could not believe it but the USAF Thunderbirds were there, and what a show we received. Visiting Pearl Harbor and seeing the Thunderbirds was a once in a lifetime event for me. My life so far has been amazing, with travel to Hawaii(8 times), St Thomas/St John(spent my birthday week at the Westin), St Martin(planned my son's destination wedding, and it was beautiful), Grand Cayman, Barbados(spent an awesome 8 days), Aruba(drove a jeep all over the island), Alaska(once by land, once by sea, and best was the 13 day cruise/tour), Austria(Christmas Markets are amazing), Germany, France(Paris, Nice, Monaco, Monte Carlo, UK( including London and Wales), Switzerland, Italy,Netherlands, Belgium, Mexico(including Cancun, Cozumel, Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco), Singapore, Indonesia, Australia(including Darwin, Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Brisbane, and Sydney(including the Blue Mountains).

I have been fortunate enough to have toured with Globus(spent Thanksgiving in Ireland and Globus makes sure it is a fun event) and Trafalgar; also cruised with Princess, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Celebrity, and Disney. My love of travel not only extends to international destinations, I also love to travel within the USA. Some of my many favorite spots are Disney, Key West, Singer Island, West Palm Beach, Charleston, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Napa Valley, Hollywood, Branson, Memphis, Hilton Head, New York, and Niagara Falls. I returned to Australia for a 2nd time a couple of years ago, but New Zealand was my focus the 2nd time around. Delta Airlines service on each flight made the experience worth the trip. The route in New Zealand was different, and so were the experiences. The picture of me holding the Koala is really special. It was on my bucket list, and what a special time.

Are you looking for that perfect all inclusive or FIT vacation? Let me help you with a Funjet Vacation. Funjet and I will be with you each step of your planning process, and take a look at their all in one travel protection to give you peace of mind from the what ifs. Also Travel Guard has excellent coverage to ease your mind from worries of the unexpected issues, either sickness or death, before, and during your trip. Ask about the plans that offer kids free travel protection.

Have I mentioned how cool it is to go on the Hogwarts Express between Universal Orlando and Islands of Adventure?  Don't forget you need a park to park ticket in order to enjoy the Hogwart's Express.  

Well after completing the Viking River Cruise Specialist Course, and winning a trip on the Viking Var, I look forward to sharing my experiences with you. Imagine arriving Budapest, and cruising through Austria, and Germany. We also added a 3 day extension in Prague, and I'm sure the Viking experience will be amazing there as well. Last year I was able to cruise the Rhine with Viking.  Both were spectacular. Try Avalon Waterways with their suite view. The view from your room will never be the same.

I can also tell you about Celebrity cruises to Antarctica and sailing on the beautiful Harmony of the Seas with Royal Caribbean. Give me a call, and let me help you dream.

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And another thing!

So are you ready to dream! Yes that's me up there!
So are you ready to dream! Yes that's me up there!

As you can tell, I love to travel, which allows me the chance to share my experiences with my clients. There are so many experiences that are once in a lifetime moments like hugging a Koala, riding an elephant, snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, and watching Crocodiles jump 18 ft above the water, right in front of you and sailing some of the most beautiful ships with cruise lines like Royal Caribbean on the Harmony of the Seas as well as several of their other ships like Oasis of the Seas and Freedom of the Seas. My experience not only includes leisure travel, I have corporate travel and corporate group travel experience. Some of my corporate clients have been with me since the 90's.Ask me about the 5% discounts on tours with Globus Family.

My Travel Albums

San Diego Pics from Erik
San Diego
Amazing photos
Wedding Mr and Mrs Cole South Coast Sandals
Mr and Mrs Cole Sandals South Coast Dec 2018
Catalonia Riviera Maya Wedding 2018
Johnson/Pruitt Wedding 2018
Exciting Sights Of Australia
Uluru Sunrise Tour in Ayers Rock and by Camel!
Oktoberfest 2016
Client Shares
Priest and Rochelle guests had a great time.

Customer Testimonials

Creates Magic

Kim is a 5 star travel agent! She is just wonderful; she has made travelling a breeze for us. She can make a multiple stop/multiple accommodation trip a simple endeavor. We simply tell her when and where and what price point on the accommodations and she works her magic. The accommodations are always perfect and the schedule is always correct and non-rushed with satisfactory layover times. She has saved us several hundred dollars each in the past because of her interest and attention to our travel plans. We frequently travel with other couples from different locations and she is able to get us to the destination at the same time without problems. i know she has worked on our travel plans on weekends in order to get the best flights/accommodations possible. I would not travel without her help!!!
Ron O, Troutville, Va

My Reviews

19 of 31 people found this review helpful
Best Agent Ever
Kim has been my agent for many years. Her knowledge and expertise in every destination we have traveled makes her the exception. She has always done her best to not only find me the best deal, but to tailor the trip to my families likes and desires. You can always tell when a person truly loves the job that they do. Kim's passion for the travel industry makes her the best agent ever.
By  Scott T  from  Raleigh, NC
Traveled to  Key West ~ Florida ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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17 of 30 people found this review helpful
Out of this World!
There are truly not enough superlatives to describe our experience working with Kim. She is such a perfectionist & doesn’t quit until everything is just right!
By  Faithgirl  from  Raleigh, NC
Traveled to  Antarctica ~ Antarctica
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

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15 of 26 people found this review helpful
The best birthday trip
Kim has been my travel agent for over 20 years and if you ever work with her you will understand why. She is very detailed and has great follow up and follow through. She has booked most of my international trips. Our experience includes a group of two to a group of an excess of 250 people. Irregardless of the size of the party, she makes sure everything is in place.

My last trip was my 50th Birthday celebration in Costa Rica with a group of 11 women. Kim helped with narrowing down a destination, creating a payment plan a year in advance for the group, following up with air schedule changes and connections, and many other details. The trip was a huge success from departure until return.

I appreciate her excellent customer service and I always refer her to anyone that I know that is travelling.
By  JRP  from  Apex, NC
Traveled to  Costa Rica ~ Central America
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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8 of 14 people found this review helpful
Loved our trip to Scotland!
Very helpful and worked well to help us find the best deals for our trip.
By  The Coates  from  Clayton NC
Traveled to  Scotland ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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11 of 20 people found this review helpful
21 day trip
I have know Kim for more then 13 yrs she has been helping me with my small trip here in the US & Hawaii in 2009. I knew she was ASWSOME at her job!!

However she blew it out of the water this time. doing all the research & options.
21 day NZ,Austraalia & Fiji. Kim made it so easy to plan it, set it, & do it.
Kim was always available down to the day before take off.. We told her what we where wanting to do. She made it work down to even set us up in First Class. Which i was OMG the best think she could have told us to do.. 13 hours of flying made easy... If you don't use her you are missing out on a 1st class experience . She had finished up our next vacation for this coming June. Can't wait to do this Cruise Thank you again Kim for loving your job!!!
By  Ernestine   from  Garner
Traveled to  Australia ~ Australia & New Zealand
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Australia
  • Caribbean
  • East and Southeast Asia
  • England

Travel Specialist:

  • Family Vacations
  • Honeymoons
  • All Inclusive
  • Destination Weddings
  • River Cruises

Top Travel Partners:

  • Royal Caribbean
  • Princess Cruises®
  • Disney
  • Globus
  • Avalon Waterways


  • Travel Leaders Certified Travel Specialist
  • Voted One of Top 25 Travel Agents 2014
  • Luxury Sales Secrets Revealed with Un-Cruise Adv.
  • Viking River
  • 2013, 14, 15, & 16 Travel Leaders Bootcamp Winner

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