(36 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Kim Bristow

Clayton, NC
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 ...
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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 High Point NC. 

River Cruising down the Danube, just made me want to cruise the Rhine, and so I did.  It is an incredible way to travel. It's hard to say which one I loved the most, since they were both so unique, however I would suggest the Prague extension on the Danube. 

When I went to Australia with my parents, I thought that was once in a lifetime, so I tried to do as much as I could.  We started in Singapore and what a way to start the trip. If you haven't visited Singapore, it's a great place to try.  My picture holding the Koala is one of my favorites. My dream was to snorkel at the Great Barrier Reef, and so I did.  A year later I won another trip, and so I decided to travel to New Zealand and back to Australia.  I was able to swim with the Hector Dolphins, which are the smallest in the world, and rare.  

If you have dreamed of going to Hawaii, and Alaska, I have been to both several times and each area is so very different, but equally exciting.  Alaska cruise tour by cruise/rail/bus is the way to go.  When I went to Antarctica and walked among hundreds of penguins, it was unbelievable. I describe Antarctica as Alaska on steroids. It was funny because I remember I kept thinking, it would be terrible not to see a penguin, and that still makes me laugh.  This is a fascinating journey and so much wildlife to be scene.  The Sea Lions were also an awesome site.  Before going on the Antarctica cruise, I arranged a private tour in Buenos Aires and my group felt so special.

The trips I have mentioned just touches on a few of the places I have visited.  When I was with the airline, we would fly all over to take advantage of the perks.  I went to St Martin, Jamaica, St Thomas and St John a few times.  Barbados was one of my favorites, however as we traveled to various islands, we found the love of cruising as well.  

I've traveled in the US quite a bit as well.  Canada New England cruise is one that I did repeat.  There is such beautiful scenery with lots of history.  My favorite route was Montreal to Boston.

As luck would have it, I was able to venture to Europe quite often as well.  Globus tours did a great job on the Irish tour for us.  Trafalgar showed us many parts of France, Germany and Austria.  Later when visitng some of the same areas on Viking River Cruises, you can see the same areas in totally different prospective.

So if you are looking for world travel experience, you have come to the right place.  There are so many more areas not listed here that I have enjoyed visiting.  If I haven't been, I will be happy to research it for you.  As  you can tell, you have found a person with the bug for travel.


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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33 of 61 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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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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Destination Expert:

  • Rhine River
  • Danube
  • Alaska
  • Australia
  • England

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  • All Inclusive
  • Family Vacations
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