(36 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. I just returned from a Dutch Waterways River Cruise with Tauck and it was spectacular. 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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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

41 of 72 people found this review helpful
Experience of a lifetime
Kim made everything so easy. I never could have planned this fantastic trip on my own. She was always available for questions and advice.
By  Wilfords   from  Lake Mary, FL
Traveled to  Italy ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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36 of 66 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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37 of 68 people found this review helpful
Best river cruise ever!
Kim is a fantastic agent. From booking all the normal arrangements she goes it off her way to make sure you experience that little something extra that makes your trip special. She goes the extra mile as well. Recently while my wife and I were about to leave on our trip, problems occurred with our flights. Kim, who was preparing to go on her own vacation, stopped and contacted the airlines and made the corrections necessary for our trip to go off without a problem! The best agent hands down.
By  Ed&Beth  from  Raleigh, NC
Traveled to  Danube ~ On the River ~ At Sea
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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40 of 76 people found this review helpful
Trip to see our new granddaughter
My granddaughter and I were going to see my daughter in Portland, Oregon. Kim was very professional and found the best way possible with our timeframe. Thanks Kim for a great trip!
By  Brenda  from  Garner, NC
Traveled to  Portland ~ Oregon ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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33 of 62 people found this review helpful
Our Thelma and Louise Trip
Kim never leaves a stone unturned when searching for that special travel experience. I have always looked forward to hear recommendations and even more thrilled at time of travel to see the many places booked and the thought and time that went into planning each. I have always had an enjoyable trip and is evident the many hours of planning and meticulous care that goes into each trip. It was difficult to choose just one travel experience Kim has booked as Kim has booked many wonderful trips with positive experiences.
By  Cindy  from  Angier, NC
Traveled to  California ~ USA
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
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Princess Cruises®
  • Disney
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Globus
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Rocky Mountaineer


  • 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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