(34 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

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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