Debbie Benson

Debbie has been planning Disney vacations for more than a decade; helping her family and friends plan their vacations to not just Disney but around the globe. She would love to help you find that dream vacation destination and make it a reality! Dreams by Design Travel is an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner! Debbie can be contacted at

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Feb 03

When & Why to Use a Travel Advisor!

If you are contemplating on taking that trip, then you probably fall into one of three categories:  1.  The Self-Planner who just loves every aspect of working through the details; 2.  The Bargain Hunter who feels you can get that “deal,” and beat the odds; and 3.  The Overwhelmed who have anxiety over all of …

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Nov 27

Giving Thanks the Walt Disney Way

I think we can all find many things to be thankful about – – people, pets, the roof over our heads, the food on our table, and our general good fortune.  If we want to think in terms of Disney, we can always be thankful for the many things that Walt Disney gave to us …

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Oct 22

Oh No! You’re Sick While on a Disney Vacation!! Now what?

So, you saved, planned, and you’ve finally made it to your much anticipated Disney vacation!  Congratulations!  You’re just one day into the trip, you have a feverish, coughing, and wiped-out child, and you are secretly saying, “There is no way.  How could this have happened?  I’ve spent how much money for this?”  Okay, you’re probably …

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Aug 14

Dog Days of Disney….You can bring your furry friend!

When it comes time to take a family vacation, you really want to include the entire family, and that means your canine companion, too.  While some of you may already know about Disney’s Fort Wilderness allowing dogs at the campsites, they’ve now extended that to the cabins.  What you may not realize is, there are …

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Aug 06

The Allure of Bargain Shopping for a Disney Vacation…is it worth it?

There is no doubt that the cost of a Walt Disney World vacation can bring sticker shock to even the most affluent of travelers.  It’s also why many begin seeking out better deals through booking engines.  However, if you’re getting the notion that staying off of Disney property might save you some substantial money, you …

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