We are Vacays4U. We are passionate about travel. We place as much care into your travels as we do ours.
We are a premier travel company that specializes in custom Europe itineraries, the Caribbean, Oceania, adventure travel, and cruises of all types. We are affiliated with one of the largest travel consortia on the planet, giving us access to hundreds of travel suppliers.
We know you work hard and your money should also work hard for you. That’s why we focus on providing the best value for your vacation dollar.
We are your advocates. We are educated & trained professionals in travel. We are vacation specialists, cruise coordinators, and partners to all major cruise lines, airlines, tour companies, and hotel chains. We are value enhancers and all-inclusive resort connoisseurs.
We are here to fulfill YOUR Travel Dreams! We are here to plan your extraordinary vacation.
“Travel far, travel often, and travel without regrets” – Oscar Wilde
– Arlene Hogan –
When you look for advice from someone in any given profession, you expect someone who has experience and real life, real world knowledge. Your Travel Agent should be no exception.
As your Travel Agent, you can be assured you’re hiring a professional who continuously strives to improve her knowledge and skills.
I attend to my clients before, during, and after each trip, all the while delivering authentic, destination-immersive travel experiences. From weekend getaways to world tours and bucket list adventures, I can add tremendous value to your travel plans.
I use my skills as a former librarian and technical writer to ask the right questions in order to do the right research so that I can recommend the right vacation experiences for my clients. I hold certifications as a CTA (Certified Travel Advisor), VTA (Verified Travel Advisor), and ACC (Accredited Cruise Counselor).
Before recommending my clients to any destination, I make it a point to thoroughly research the destination and find the best vendors. As a result, I have am also certified with many suppliers and destinations, including, AMA Waterways, Aruba Certified Expert, Riviera River Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Globus, Cosmos, AMTRAK Vacations, Rocky Mountaineer, Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Lines, and many more…
I have transformed my passion into a fulfilling career as a travel advisor. Let me help you transform your dream vacation into reality
Recent world events have really demonstrated the value of having a competent travel advisor in your corner. When you dial my number, you will speak to a real person. When you email me, you don’t get a computer-generated response. You get a personalized response. I’m always available to my clients. My only goal is to design the best vacation for you.
“The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself” – Wallace Stevens
– Ellen Papera –
An attorney by trade, Ellen combines her love of travel and adventure with her legal skills to create an impeccable travel experience for her clients.
Ellen operates under the name “Memorable Adventures by Ellen”. She specializes in luxury adventure; she believes every travel experience is an “adventure” and must be “memorable”.
From start to finish, Ellen will ensure that your journey is filled with the highest-end accommodations and impeccable services. She can curate a full itinerary tailored to your preferences, delivering a seamless and unforgettable experience.
Whether your heart yearns for a lavish resort in the enchanting landscapes of Sedona or a private villa nestled in the captivating beauty of the south of France, Ellen has the knowledge and resources to design the perfect luxury trip for you.
She is experienced booking travel adventures in exotic locations such as the Amazon, Machu Picchu, South America, Central America and Iceland. She is very experienced with travel throughout Costa Rica. In addition, Ellen has planned memorable adventures for clients throughout Europe, the Caribbean, Bermuda and the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii.
She is also experienced with luxury resorts, cruises, tours (both group and custom) and hiking/cycling trips. Ellen loves the outdoors, and has a great deal of personal experience with the national parks in the United States and Canada.
Ellen believes in customizing a travel experience specifically to her client’s needs. The world is waiting to be explored…on every budget.
“See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream…” – Ray Bradbury
– Samantha Hogan –
Sam loves the thrill of arriving in a new city and discovering all the hidden histories and off-the-beaten path adventures.
She’s passionate about seeing new sights and exploring new cultures. She doesn’t mind packing light and traveling to as many places as possible during a trip.
Like many Millennials, Sam also likes to travel for mental wellness and relaxation. There’s nothing like travel to reduce overall stress and anxiety.
Sam is certified with multiple travel suppliers and has extensive personal travel experience. She believes traveling helps us reconnect with ourselves, form stronger bonds with our traveling companions, and focus on what’s really important in life…living for today.
She specializes in helping Millennials and Zoomers alike achieve their travel dreams, whether it’s hiking in Ireland, experiencing the magic of Machu Picchu, marveling at wildlife in the Galapagos or Africa, cruising the Caribbean, or train-hopping in Europe, Sam can help everyone travel the world.
Traveling shouldn’t break the bank, and everyone should have access to the amazing experiences provided by traveling this beautiful planet.
“Travel is the antidote to ignorance” – A.A. Gill