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Lori Swinderman

Lori Swinderman

AGENCY President

As the President of Travel By La Buena Vida, Lori has a passion for exploring the world and experiencing new cultures. Lori has planned travel all over the globe, specializing in Mexican and European travel in recent years. This focus has refined her expertise to offer unparalleled travel experiences.
Lori is a respected leader within the travel industry, dedicated to providing exceptional service and helping people ‘Live the Good Life’ through travel (La Buena Vida). She is the co-founder of TeAmo – Travel Experts in Appreciation of Mexican Origins with her business partner Daniel Scheiman, a foundation that supports Mayan Villages in Mexico, reflecting her commitment to giving back to the communities that enrich travel experiences.

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Favorite Vacation…  Visiting Scotland and seeing Mary Queen of Scots throne!

Can’t travel without… Phone chargers and compression socks!

Bucket list vacation… Touring Egypt!

Travel Specialties… Mexico & Caribbean locations and European Destinations

Favorite seat on airplanes… Always the window!

Favorite airplane snack… Coke Zero and a Cow Tail

Best travel advice… Get out of your backyard and see the world around you!!

Jodi Comm

Jodi Comm

Managing Director

As the maestro behind this wildly successful travel agency, Jodi’s passion for supporting travel and tourism runs deeper than landscapes or museums.  Her true passion is the local musicians in every corner of the globe: the rhythm of its streets and the melodies of its people.  Without music, our travel memories would be dull.

But don’t let her penchant for percussion fool you; behind that laid-back demeanor lies a sharp mind and a knack for turning dream vacations into reality.  She has helped countless wanderers navigate the maze of travel planning with ease, all while cracking jokes that are almost as good as her travel tips.

With Jodi, your next adventure is sure to hit all the right notes.

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Favorite Vacation… African safaris and game drives, South Africa and East Africa

Can’t travel without… Compression socks and a power strip

Bucket list vacation… Norway to visit the fjords and view the aurora borealis

Travel Specialties… Disney Parks and tours around the world and European River cruises

Favorite seat on airplanes… First Class in a window seat

Favorite airplane snack… Shelled and lightly salted pistachios paired with a glass of Wild Turkey

Best travel advice…You wouldn’t listen to a bad musician so don’t listen to bad travel advice.  Hire a professional.

Leslie Sobnosky

Leslie Sobnosky

Travel Expert

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Favorite Vacation… That’s a tie between my stay at La Casa de la Playa and our Celebrity Reflection cruise where we visited Southern Italy and Greece!

Can’t travel without… My cell phone. Second, would be a refillable water bottle (this girl loves her Stanley)

Bucket list vacation… This has become a never-ending list!  But I will say a wine-themed river cruise on the Rhône

Travel Specialties… Destination Weddings & Affinity Groups, Custom European Itineraries, and Luxury Travel. 

Favorite seat on airplanes… Aisle seat for sure

Favorite airplane snack… Coffee with a Biscoff cookie

Best travel advice… Don’t be so quick to decline a cruise or escorted tour!  Sometimes these are not only the most economical way to see the destination you are looking at, but they also offer unique experiences and access that you can’t get through going alone!

Breanna Webber

Breanna Webber

Travel Expert

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Favorite Vacation… My Favorite Vacation was the first one my husband and I took after having kids. Our daughter was 4, our twin boys were 1 and we needed to get away and relax. It was our first experience at an All-inclusive resort (just the 2 of us) and we quickly realized, “this was the vacation for us”!  As exhausted parents, not having to cook, clean, leave the resort, or take care of anyone but ourselves. We left so relaxed and fell in love with the idea of going once a year, just us!

Can’t travel without… Everything! Haha! I tend to overpack because I feel like I need everything I own just in case.

Bucket list vacation… My bucket list vacation isn’t necessarily a destination, but more so the idea of getting my whole family on a trip together again. It’s not as easy anymore to get everyone together and I think being able to get all of my family and my husband’s family on one vacation, would make for some amazing memories! 

Travel Specialties… I specialize in Mexico and Caribbean vacations! Mainly All-Inclusive resorts. This is my favorite type of vacation! 

Favorite seat on airplanes… The Aisle seat! I’m too shy to ask people to move so I can go use the restroom. LOL!

Favorite airplane snack… Anything crunchy or salty. Mainly Chips or some sort of crunch snack.

Best travel advice… Use a Travel Advisor, duh! We know our stuff and we can truly give you the best vacation possible without you having to stress over the research and planning of the trip. We are here for you every step of the way!

Jill Benn

Jill Benn

Travel Expert

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Favorite Vacation… Norwegian Breakaway Cruise with my family in January 2015.

Can’t travel without… Snacks

Bucket list vacation… Greek Island Cruise

Travel Specialties…Cruises, all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico, and European Vacations

Favorite seat on airplanes… Aisle

Favorite airplane snack… Southwest’s trail mix packs

Best travel advice… Be organized with your travel documents and have a plan! 

Tracey LaPaglia

Tracey LaPaglia

Travel Expert

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Favorite Vacation… Jan 2023 with my family and friends to Beaches Turks and Caicos to renew my wedding vows and having my boys both walk me down the aisle.

Can’t travel without… Portable fan

Bucket list vacation… Taking my boys to Shanghai Disney

Travel Specialties… Family Travel and Adults Only travel to destinations all over the world

Favorite seat on airplanes… Aisle seat always

Favorite airplane snack… Strawberry Twizzlers

Best travel advice… Relax and do NOT sweat every tiny little detail of your vacation.  Have fun and be in the moment.  Work with a travel advisor so that you don’t have to worry about every little detail because we have you covered. 

Tricia Samuel

Tricia Samuel

Travel Expert

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Favorite Vacation… Hawaii with my family!

Can’t travel without… Airfly & a good travel fan

Bucket list vacation… Japan, Greece, Ireland/Scotland

Travel Specialties… Cruises, Caribbean, Mexico

Favorite seat on airplanes… Window if with my son Carter & Dan, middle if just with my husband Dan!

Favorite airplane snack… Biscoff cookies

Best travel advice… Take the trip!

Joy King

Joy King

Travel Expert

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Favorite Vacation… Palafitos Overwater Bungalows, The Rockhouse, Breathless Soul Cancun, shall I keep naming!!!

Can’t travel without… My passport & phone

Bucket list vacation… Greece, Africa, Bali, Indonesia

Travel Specialties… Adults-Only Groups, Baecations, and Luxury Travel

Favorite seat on airplanes… Window, duh unless it’s a #Baecation then next to him!

Favorite airplane snack… Biscoff Cookie, please. I start sucking up to the flight attendants the moment I walk on! #Greedy

Best travel advice… Book the trip & don’t wait on someone else’s schedule to determine your journey as we only have 1 shot in life to see the world. #Solotravel is a blessing! You can eat & drink as much as you want without judgment!

Cassie Bishop

Cassie Bishop

Travel Expert

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Favorite Vacation… My favorite vacation so far would have to be taking my completed family of 5 to Walt Disney World after Covid restrictions were lowered. It reminded me how much my family enjoys traveling and needs to explore. My oldest yelled between laughter on Toy Story Mania  “I LOVE THIS, I AM SO HAPPY WE ARE BACK”. My youngest (one year old at the time) would have the largest smile with every Minnie Mouse statue, character or even picture she would see and my middle child cried when it was time to leave.  Even my husband stated he was so glad he was back to Disney, it is the one place he can be a kid again.

Can’t travel without… My camera. I love reliving moments by looking at the pictures that were taken. 

Bucket list vacation… Traveling throughout the British Isles exploring the history, countryside and towns. Pretending to be in Outlander would be a bonus too 😉

Travel Specialties… Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, All-Inclusives, and working on more!

Favorite seat on airplanes… I need to be by the window!

Favorite airplane snack… Gum or gummy candies. I have a major sweet tooth. I will say, Southwest Airlines Snack Mix bag is pretty tasty too.

Best travel advice… Try not to see it all and just embrace being in the moment of what you are doing. It is so easy to fall into the trap of ‘missing out’ and stressing over what we need to or still want to see, but then we miss out on the amazingness happening in front of us. 

Lori King

Lori King

Travel Expert

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Favorite Vacation… India

Can’t travel without… An iPad or my laptop

Bucket list vacation… Hawaii

Travel Specialties… Solo Traveling

Favorite seat on airplanes… Aisle

Favorite airplane snack… Something crunchy

Best travel advice… Always get travel insurance

Andrea Huguley

Andrea Huguley

Travel Expert

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Favorite Vacation… Sandals Grande Antigua

Can’t travel without… Portable phone charger

Bucket list vacation… African Safari

Travel Specialties… Kid-friendly Family Travel

Favorite seat on airplanes… Aisle, always!

Favorite airplane snack… Biscoff cookies

Best travel advice… Utilize technology resources! Download the resort or cruise line app before travel. Use a Currency Converter app, translation app, and Whatsapp to make your travel experience easier. 

Lori Doughty

Lori Doughty

Travel Expert

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Favorite Vacation… Munich Germany

Can’t travel without…A small fan

Bucket list vacation… Greece

Travel Specialties… European Travel

Favorite seat on airplanes…  Window seat

Favorite airplane snack… Biscoff

Best travel advice… Tomorrow waits for no one,  so travel as much and as far as you can!

Kemei Baird

Kemei Baird

Travel Expert

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Favorite Vacation… Aruba

Can’t travel without… Headphones and books

Bucket list vacation… Traveling the islands of Hawaii, and the Mediterranean

Travel Specialties… The Caribbean & Mexico

Favorite seat on airplanes… Window

Favorite airplane snack… Popcorn

Best travel advice… Stay flexible and embrace the journey. While it is important to have a rough itinerary, it is also important to be flexible with changes occurring. Traveling can be unpredictable and things don’t always go according to plan. Embrace the journey, stay positive, and focus on enjoying the experience, even when things don’t go as expected. Sometimes the best experiences happen when you least expect them.

Lisa Adams

Lisa Adams

Travel Expert

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Favorite Vacation… Italy

Can’t travel without… Phone Charger and Immodium

Bucket list vacation… Germany During Oktoberfest

Travel Specialties… All things Disney!

Favorite seat on airplanes… Window

Favorite airplane snack… Trail mix

Best travel advice… Be Flexible

Nicole Fisher

Nicole Fisher

Travel Expert

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Favorite Vacation… Disney World and Italy ( Rome, Florence and Venice)

Can’t travel without… My Italian horn necklace, my curly hair products, and gluten-free snacks!

Bucket list vacation… Southern Italy, Spain, Ireland, Disneyland, Disneyland Paris and London

Travel Specialties… Disney

Favorite seat on airplanes… Middle

Favorite airplane snack… My own, I have celiac and not all flights have gluten-free options

Best travel advice… Relax, don’t worry and it will all work out to be the best vacation. 

Dawn Hughes

Dawn Hughes

Travel Expert

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Favorite Vacation… Cancun, Mexico

Can’t travel without… My fuzzy blanket

Bucket list vacation… Club Med in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Travel Specialties… Cruises and All-Inclusive Resorts

Favorite seat on airplanes… Middle Seat  

Favorite airplane snack… Cocktail & Peanuts

Best travel advice… Get Travel Insurance, Make Copies of Important Documents, Be Flexible!  

Nicole Christian

Nicole Christian

Travel Expert

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Favorite Vacation…This is a tough one!! Costa Rica was amazing, but I think our honeymoon in Isla Mujeres takes the crown! We loved having a week to explore everything the island has to offer! It’s such a beautiful place!

Can’t travel without…My neck pillow and ear buds.

Bucket list vacation… So many amazing places to see, but Ireland is at the top of my list, and Greece is a close second!

Travel Specialties…I love planning all kinds of travel and all destinations, but I specialize in all-inclusive resort packages and honeymoons!

On an airplane…Wear comfy clothes and if you tend to get cold easily, dress in layers and wear comfortable shoes. If you fall asleep easily and can sleep on a plane, bring your neck pillow!

Favorite airplane snack…As weird as the combination is, I always get a bag of Gardettos and a bottle of cold coffee.

Best travel advice…Download the airline app and do the early check in when you get notified of it being available. Don’t wait until the last minute or until you’re at the airport to check in just in case there are any issues with the app. Be gracious to the airline staff, being kind goes a long way! If you plan on using a streaming service on the plane, download your shows or movies on the app prior to travel. 

Danielle Herndon

Danielle Herndon

Travel Expert

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Favorite Vacation… So, my favorite vacation has been a trip my husband and I took to Curaçao. The people are amazing, the island is beautiful to explore and the beaches are so great to lay on. Also, if you travel with someone hot natured (like my husband) they will be comfortable with the temperatures. We found the trade winds kept hot days in the 90’s feeling like they were low 80’s.

Can’t travel without… I can’t travel without a good pair of shoes. Not matter if it’s to a tropical spot where I’m sitting by the pool or some place where I’m exploring a lot, I need some good comfortable shoes.

Bucket list vacation… I have many spots on my list but the top 2 are Ireland (which I plan to visit within the next 2 years) and Australia.

Travel Specialties… I specialize in all-inclusive resort packages along with honeymoon planning. I do have some first-hand experience with a few European destinations as well (Scotland, Great Britain, Wales, Italy, Okinawa, Montenegro, and Croatia). And I try to fly into different airports during each travel to get first-hand experience to help clients. 

On airplanes… Wear comfortable clothes and dress in layers or in case you tend to get cold. 

Favorite airplane snack… Chex mix or SunChips

Best travel advice… Travel with lots of patience. If you’re flying you will spend most of your first day and last day of your travel in airports. If you have some patience with lines, boarding, and the service provided you might just make it to and from your destination in a more relaxed and happy mood. If you’re driving make sure you have a playlist ready for the road trip to sing along to all of your favorite songs. It helps make the time go by faster. 

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