Magical Destination Honeymoons – Disney, Cruises, Sandals

Magical Destination Honeymoons – Disney, Cruises, Sandals

Today’s guest blogger is Sheila from Magical Moments Vacations.  If you need a vacation, I highly recommend her! Here is what she has to say:


“I am completely humbled and honored to have been asked to be a guest blogger for Karen’s blog!  I first met Karen Stauffer at the church I previously attended.  Her talents as a photographer were immediately apparent to me, thus the reason my husband, Shane, and I chose her to do our business headshots in early 2015.  We were not disappointed and highly recommend her for business needs (in addition to the plethora of family and wedding portraits she already does so well!).

I am an independent travel agent for Magical Moments Vacations.  The best part:  my services to plan vacations are at NO COST to my clients. No hidden fees. Ever.  I am as passionate about planning vacations as Karen is about capturing the perfect shots!  I am known around here as the “Disney Lady” because 90% of the trips I book involve Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, and the rest of the Disney travel destinations.  However, on occasion, I also help with planning and booking other cruise lines, and all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean.

In 2015, I was able to help plan several honeymoons.  I love working with brides (and grooms).  I help take the stress of coordinating their guest accommodations off of their shoulders. I especially love destination weddings because I make sure the group all get to where they are going to keep the bride and groom calm. Ha!  Honeymoon destinations are endless, from local weekend getaways to overseas to everything in between.

As your honeymoon planner, I help ensure that you pick the right destination for your budget and personality and ensure that you have the documentation you need, are aware of any “hidden” costs at the destination that you may not have planned for, and that you understand everything you need to know for your trip. Wouldn’t it be awful if you booked a Weddingmoon at Sandals Negril and found out AFTER you arrived that the little flower girl that came all the way from the USA wasn’t allowed on the property because it’s an adults-only resort?!  Whoa!  I do all of this while you are focusing your planning on your WEDDING instead!

Below are some pictures and testimonials from a handful of my 2015 honeymooners.  (Note: some pics are from Karen, some are not…I’m sure she would have loved to taken the ones in Jamaica or Cabo or on the cruise ships!)  If I can help you or anyone you know with your honeymoon plans in 2016 or after, don’t hesitate to contact me!  There is no obligation, ever, to book with me if you contact me, I promise.  You can get in touch with me by emailing me at, or calling me at (309) 261-0494. You can also fill out a contact form here.  Just make sure you let me know where you heard about me!



Jenna & Matt – Sandals Negril Weddingmoon – January 2016disney weddings

“Sheila provided excellent service while planning our wedding and honeymoon for us! She was available at any moment to answer any questions or concerns we may have had. If there was ever a question she wasn’t sure about, she quickly found someone to answer the question for us. It was a great pleasure to work with someone so caring and passionate about what she does. She truly helped in making our planning process completely stress free! I have already recommended her to other family and friends. From the moment we stepped on the Sandals Negril resort, we knew we choose the perfect place to have our wedding and honeymoon. The staff was extremely friendly and treated us like we were family; they knew us by name by the end of our first night. The day of our wedding was 100 tress free and the ceremony was something out of our dreams; so perfect and beautiful! Our honeymoon was just as great; from walks on the white sand beach, a catamaran cruise, our couples massage, snorkeling, cooling off in the pool or watching the most beautiful sunsets. We are already talking about planning our next visit!”





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Heather & Ross – Walt Disney World –  2015

“Sheila Nowell has helped our family plan several magical vacations. She manages all of the details for us… Fast Passes, dining reservations, transportation, requests around our room… every detail is cared for.  For example, when a special Star Wars Breakfast opened up, she called us right away to get us into the experience. The family still talks about it today. We recently got married at Walt Disney World and she took care of all of our guests and ensured that everyone had a wonderful experience. In addition, she worked tirelessly on coordinating all the details between guests so we could relax and enjoy our special time.  Sheila helps you with all of the inside tips and tricks that even experienced Disney-goers don’t know. I recommend her to everyone I know!!”







honeymoon disneylandErin & Derek – Dreams Cabo San Lucas & Carnival Cruise – 2015

“Sheila helped my husband and I plan our honeymoon, twice and a trip to Cabo for a family wedding. Our honeymoon plans changed multiple times and Sheila rolled with every single one of our changes. Our final choice was a Carnival cruise to Mexico and Grand Cayman Islands. 4 days before we were set to sail, Carnival informed Sheila that our reservation had been cancelled due to a miscommunication. Sheila worked tirelessly to get my husband and I back on that ship. We ended getting back on the ship and were able to have the time of our lives, all thanks to Sheila!!

In the midst of all this scheduling she also scheduled a 4 night 5 day trip to Cabo San Lucas for Derek’s sister’s wedding. We contacted Sheila on a Saturday evening, 3 weeks before the wedding, that we were finally financially ready to book. Within 30minutes, Sheila had us a room! She is so fantastic to work with and my husband and I will never book a vacation with anyone else!!!”





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Veronica & Brendan – Royal Caribbean Cruise – 2015

“My husband and I had the honor to work with Sheila Nowell while planning our honeymoon last June. Our entire experience was fantastic, and we would recommend her services to everyone!”




















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Michael & Stephanie – Walt Disney World Resort – May 2015

“We went to Disney for our honeymoon and used Sheila as our Disney travel agent. During all the post wedding chaos, Sheila worked with us wonderfully during the planning of our dream trip. Not only did she teach us all the tips and tricks of the parks, but she was patient with our schedules and successfully reserved spots at all the restaurants and rides that we requested. We wanted a more relaxed schedule, and she worked with that as well to give us some specifics and still give us plenty of time to be spontaneous. On our next Disney trip, we will not hesitate to call Sheila and have her help us to plan again. “












Magical Vacations

Let’s get YOUR Disney Vacation planned!

Sheila Nowell

Travel Planner with Magical Moments Vacations

Call/Text: (309) 261-0494

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Magical Destination Honeymoons - Disney, Cruises, Sandals


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