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My name is Karen Walton and I’m a professional travel planner from Central Kentucky. I live on 150 acres of bluegrass where my family has a large farming operation. When I’m not in the barn, I’m either on vacation or planning the next. Wife of a Battalion Chief, serving since 1995. We have two children, Courtney (professional nanny) and Dakota (full-time and volunteer fire-fighter).
One of the best decisions I ever made was becoming a travel planner. Not only do I get to help people which is my true calling in life, but I get to help them achieve their vacation goals. It is truly rewarding to see families make priceless memories. My absolute favorite vacation was our trip to Alaska. I cannot put into words what that corner of our world looks like that would do it any justice at all. Once you’ve been, you just have to go back.
I have lived in North Carolina since 1994. I grew up outside of Cleveland, Ohio and moved south to be closer to my grandparents. I adore my family and they are my why. My husband Mike has been in the fire service since 1984 and currently is the Fire Chief/Assistant Town Manager of Southern Pines Fire & Rescue as well as Fire Chief of Cypress Pointe Fire/Rescue. To say his life has been dedicated to the fire service is an understatement, but our family could not be more proud. Our children have grown up within the fire station walls and we have made friends that will forever be our fire family.
My entire career has been in Travel & Tourism from the beginning. I began in private and corporate aviation for 20+ years and transitioned to running my own travel business in 2014. We have three grown children, Reece, Riley and Rebecca. One adorable grandson, Wyatt and our spoiled dog Charlie.
I specialize is Family, Couples, Groups and Multi-Generational vacations. Although I’ll book any destinations within my wheelhouse, my favorite destinations include Alaska, Hawaii, Costa Rica, all-inclusive resorts, cruising and travel out west!