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 –

Arlene in Ireland

When you seek advice, especially for something as important as your travels, you naturally want someone seasoned and wise—a real expert. That’s precisely what you get when you choose me as your Travel Agent.

Imagine having a travel buddy who’s always got your back, from the planning stages through to your adventures, and even after you return home. That’s me! I’m here to ensure you have the most authentic and deeply engaging travel experiences. Whether it’s a relaxing weekend getaway or an epic world tour, I’m excited to bring incredible value to your journeys.

My background as a librarian and technical writer means I ask the right questions and dive deep into research to ensure you get the best vacation possible. I’m proud to hold certifications such as Certified Travel Advisor (CTA), Verified Travel Advisor (VTA), and Accredited Cruise Counselor (ACC), and I’m recognized by top travel organizations and cruise lines worldwide.

Each destination I recommend comes with a promise of quality and excitement, thoroughly researched to ensure you have the best experience. Whether you’re dreaming of cruising the rivers of Europe or exploring exotic locales, I have the insider knowledge that makes a good trip great.

Recent times have shown us how crucial it is to have a competent travel advisor. When you reach out to me, you’ll always connect directly with me—no automated responses, just real, heartfelt communication. I am here for you, always ready to help craft your dream vacation.

Ready to start planning? Get in touch! Let’s make your travel dreams a wonderful reality.

“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