(34 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Kim Bristow

Clayton, NC

River Cruising, Alaska, Hawaii, Antarctica, Europe

It is one thing to say you have booked travel on the Danube or Rhine River, however there is a totally different excitement when you been there as I have. The experience is so different than other types of cruising. Europe cruises and tours are a great way to see your favorite places, but many tours like Globus Journeys, and Monograms are allowing you to see your dreams areas in a much different way. Alaska and Hawaii are 2 areas inside the United States, that are work going back to over and over. My favorite way to see Alaska is still a cruise tour and even though I have been to Hawaii by land and by sea, I do prefer island hopping. If you have enjoyed Alaska, you will never believe what Antarctica is like. I still get chills thinking about this trip. It was almost 3 of the most wonderful weeks of travel I have ever experienced, although I also say that about Australia and New Zealand.

My Travel Specialties

Viking Rhine and Danube Cruising, Alaska, Hawaii=

It is incredible to look back at all of the areas I have been fortunate enough to travel to in my 31 years in the travel business.  My travel career began with the airlines, then a travel agency, owned an agency for 10 years, and when I sold my agency, I found my current travel family, Travel Leaders...
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River Cruising, Australia, Luxury Cruising, Hawaii

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

My Travel Albums

San Diego Pics from Erik
San Diego
Netherlands
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

27 of 46 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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16 of 27 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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24 of 43 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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25 of 47 people found this review helpful
So many places , so little time !!
I have been using Kim Bristow as my travel agent for 11 years for flight, cruises and all inclusive travel plans. She is extremely through and dedicated to making sure every detail is perfect for each trip and will continue to monitor your travel plans from beginning to end of itinerary. Its always nice knowing that I can turn to her if changes occur before or during my trip and she puts 100% into making sure I am taken care of.. Thank you Kim for giving such great customer service !!!!
By  Cathy   from  Richmond VA
Traveled to  Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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24 of 45 people found this review helpful
Every trip we take through Kim is the best ever!
Kim Bristow has been our travel agent for many years now. She does such a great job. Every trip that she has planned for us has been spot on Perfect! There has only been a couple of times that I have had to call her regarding airline troubles and she has always answered the calls no matter how late it was in the middle of the night.
She always has really good recommendations for planning our trips. I have had friends and family try to book their own vacations. Most every time, I here of something going wrong. I always tell them that they should have called Kim Bristow with Travel Leaders. Most every time, they call her and let her take over all of there trips going forward.
She offers excellent service! What a jewel!
By  Ronnie  from  Garner, NC
Traveled to  Cozumel ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Rhine River
  • Danube
  • Australia
  • Alaska
  • England

Travel Specialist:

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

Top Travel Partners:

  • Royal Caribbean
  • Viking River Cruises
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Princess Cruises®
  • Disney
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Globus
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Rocky Mountaineer Rail Tours

Certifications/Awards:

  • 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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