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Phil Gramlich – Owner & Founder

Biography

I was hit with the Walt Disney World bug at the age of 13. I took my first trip with my family to the Most Magical Place on Earth and it hit me. “I want to work here someday,” I told my parents. Six years later I was a Cast Member at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, making magic for guests each and every day.

I started Ear To There Travel because I wanted to bring a little bit of that Disney magic home to those who were in the planning stages of trips to Disney destinations. I want to make it fun, not intimidating or frustrating! Not only am I a former Walt Disney World Cast Member and Universal Orlando Team Member, but I have what many call an obsession with all things Disney. I’d call it more of a hobby, or a passion…okay, I admit it, it’s an obsession! I’ve done it all: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruises, Adventures By Disney, & more!

As I say on my podcast, it’s my job to take away all of that stress, all of that anxiety, and all of that time that it takes to book a Disney trip (because it takes an awful lot of time), so you can focus on the fun things like having a fantastic time with your family and friends and enjoying the magic!


Lauren Gaggioli – Vacationeer

Biography

A Southern California native, I have been a Disney kid for as long as I can remember. When I was 3, my family started a tradition of going to Disneyland once a year. At 4, I saw my first movie in the theaters: “The Little Mermaid.” At 6, I rode Big Thunder Mountain – my first “big girl” roller coaster!

When my family moved to Georgia when I was 7, my biggest reservation was how far we'd be from Disneyland for our annual trip.
“Don't worry,” my dad told me. “If you like Land, you'll love World.”
He was right. (I have the Annual Passes, D23 Expo tickets, and runDisney bibs to prove it!)

While I am sprinkled in pixie dust like so many of my fellow Disney compatriots, I also understand that not every member of a family on a Disney vacation will be as into the magic as the rest.

I'm here to help every member of your family enjoy their Disney vacation by using my time-, money-, and patience-saving tips and tricks to help you plan fun days in the parks, enjoy exceptional experiences that appeal to even the least magical of your party, and share incredible memories that will last a lifetime.

(If I can get my unDisney hubby to enjoy a day in the Florida heat, I'm sure I can help you too!)

Whether you are lifelong annual trippers or are looking for a once-in-a-lifetime family getaway, I can't wait to help you plan a magical vacation for everyone in your family.



Kim Sexton Daugherty – Vacationeer

Biography

My name is Kim, and I love to travel – especially with my family. My husband and I loved visiting Disney when we were dating and now we can’t get enough of sharing the magic with our 6 year old daughter and our almost 4 year old boy/girl twins. We have been taking our children to Disney since they were infants.

I have had several opportunities to travel to some really wonderful places; Pebble Beach, Monte Carlo, Hawaii, Italy, France, Mexico and many others. The one thing I have learned in my travels is that no one does it like Disney. I have been to Disney World many times, on Disney Cruises and to Disneyland. What other place can children and adults of all ages come together and have the times of their life! That’s what I want to create for you – a magical trip! I love working with first timers & families of small children.

I want to take the fear of planning out of your mind and plan the trip you dream of. Something that is very important to me when planning a trip is the attention to details.
I will listen to your ideas and help you customize your itinerary to suit everyone in your travel party.

The best part about memories is making them. I want to be the person to help you make wonderful memories. There is no charge to you for my service so don’t hesitate to ask questions or get a quote.
I am here to help!



Frank Nobert – Vacationeer

Biography

My name is Frank and I have been a life long Disney fan. Some of my fondest memories of Disney are of watching “Wonderful World of Disney” on Sunday nights. I knew that I was destined to be a life long Disney fan when I met my wife while working as a local technician when she was working as a props master on the National Tour of Beauty and the Beast back in 1995.

I have spent the last 20 years working in public safety both as a paramedic/firefighter and for the State Police and have always found ways to incorporate Disney in all aspects of my personal and professional life. I was always known as the “Disney guy” at work and have heard more than once, “You're going back to Disney again?!”. I always embraced my Disney side and may have even swayed a few hardcore “non Disney” people along the way.

When I finally left the world of public safety I decided to take my passion for Disney to help others enjoy their vacations and time together as a family. I know how hard it can be to save money for a family vacation and I am dedicated to make sure that you make the most out of every moment and every dollar.

My goal when working with you is to be your own personal “concierge” that will take all the stress, anxiety and confusion out of planning your next vacation and to make sure that nothing is left to chance. If you are ready to book your next vacation or just have questions about what we can offer, please feel free to contact me anytime and I would be more than happy to help. Just remember that there is never any cost to you and my services are completely free to you (I do gladly except Mickey cookies of you are determined to offer me some kind of payment). I look forward to hearing from you and helping you make lasting memories.



Caley Roark – Vacationeer

Biography

When my wife and I were looking for a honeymoon destination, I kept recalling the fond memories of my childhood trip to Walt Disney World. It didn't take much convincing to get her to agree to a week long stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Nearly 15 years later, we still take a yearly trip to “The World”–though now we bring our 10 year old daughter along with us. These trips are the highlight of the year for us, and are usually the best chance for us to spend time together as a family, free from the distractions of everyday life.

I'd love to help you experience the same joy I have had, whether its alone, as a couple, or an entire family. As a husband, dad, teacher, and Walt Disney World veteran, I'm confident I can be your guide for whatever getaway experience you are looking for.



Jennie Thomas – Vacationeer

Biography

Hi! My name is Jennie and I love everything about traveling! Planning the trip, packing and even sitting at a gate waiting for a flight…I find it all exciting!.

I have loved Disney movies for as long as I can remember…The Little Mermaid was even the first movie I saw in the theater! I fell in love with the Disney parks after my first trip in 2013 when Goofy tried to take my husband fishing!

I have had a lot of opportunity to travel and Walt Disney World has become one of my favorite places because of the level of customer service and the magical experiences that abound in the parks.

After working at a local non-profit for several years, I left to become a homemaker. I love helping people, but my family needed more of my time than I could give while working a traditional job. The best part of being a travel agent is that I get to combine three of my passions…helping people, planning vacations and Disney!.

I'm excited to help you plan an amazing trip…to help take the stressful part out of planning for you and help you focus on making the memories you will treasure forever!



T.D. Mitcheltree – Vacationeer

Biography

My name is T.D. and my parents and I have been going to Disney for as long as I can remember. The tradition has continued with my own family and now we continue to eat, sleep and travel to Disney as much as possible. If we are not at Disney, then we are having Disney themed parties to get our Disney fix.

To get away from the cold and stress, my wife and I have been vacationing more and more. My coworkers know where we are going when I tell them I am going on vacation, “The happiest place on earth”.

My goal is to share my love and knowledge of all things and places Disney. I would like to help you create the BEST Disney experience possible. Whether it is a short stay, cruise, or any Disney location, I will create a magical, individualized adventure for you and your family.

So let me take all of the stress and frustration from planning a vacation away so that will be able to sit back and enjoy all that Disney has to offer. Feel free to contact me when you are ready to plan your next vacation. I will develop a personal plan to create your magical escape at no cost to you. Let’s get started and make magical memories for you and your family that will last a lifetime.



Jackie Murphy – Vacationeer

Biography

Hello Friends! My name is Jackie and I have been a Disney addict since I left the womb! From my first Disney trip at 2 years old, it has become my “happy” place. I love everything about Disney whether it is Walt History, Disney movies, the Parks, being a Disney College Program Alum, watching Disney Vloggers, participating in Disney Trivia Nights, or as my family now calls me “The Walking My Disney Experience App”.

Disney has been a special place for my family because of how accommodating they are for families with someone with a disability. Disney can become that “happy” place for anyone and everyone and I hope to make that happen for you and your trip!.

I have lost count of how many times I have been to Disney, but I have also traveled throughout the United States, Caribbean, and Europe. Traveling is something I love to do whether it is solo, with family, with friends, on tour groups, with whoever and wherever. I hope to make any Disney vacation a fun, memorable, special, stress-free, and one of a kind trip! It does not matter if this is your first trip or 20th, I am your go-to Disney guru for anything and everything.



Samantha Cook – Vacationeer

Biography

Hey there, hi there, ho there! My name is Sam, I am a mom, a wife, a Disney fanatic, and I believe in magic in everything.

I grew up watching the Disney classic movies, I watched them so much I knew them by heart and I read every book I could get my hands on when it came to Disney. Disney history fascinates me. I also collect Disney Attraction posters.

I love traveling. I have been to 47 states, Mexico, and Canada and of all these places, Walt Disney World is my favorite by far. I finally took my first trip in 2007 and I have been as often as I can get there ever since.

With Disney, there is magic in every stage of the journey from start to finish and I love planning magical journeys! I am excited to help guests discover this magic and to take that worry and stress and “bippity, boppity, boo” it away so they get the most magical trip! Let me be your fairy godmother, Contact me today.



Holly Cochrane – Vacationeer

Biography

Hello! My name is Holly Cochrane, a Vacationeer with Ear To There Travel. My love of all things Disney began with my first trip to Disneyland when I was just 5-years-old. It was truly a Magical experience for me! Since then I have been back to Disneyland and Disneyworld several times and my love for it all has never diminished. In fact, when I took my children for their first trips, it only increased my affection for the joy and magic that only Disney can evoke! I love going back to the places that special memories were created and enjoy making more memories on new adventures.

I have stayed on property at both Disneyland and Disneyworld, as well as at some of the Good Neighbor hotels. I have experienced a vacation at Disney as part of a couple, a small family of 4, a girl’s trip, and a multi-family trip. I have travelled with toddlers, youngsters, teens, hangry husbands and Grandma in a wheelchair. I have experienced several situations and have tips, tricks and ideas to make each of them a great vacation for all involved. For some folks, it’s a once in a lifetime. For others, it is a yearly event. Either way, planning a vacation is a big undertaking, especially one to Disney. I however, would absolutely love to help take the stress, worry and time it takes to plan a Disney vacation off your hands. Whatever your budget, I am here to help. It is like putting a kid in a candy store…. I love to plan for Disney trips!

Please remember that all my services are complimentary and that there is never any cost to you. Think of me as your personal travel concierge! I am happy to answer any questions you might have and look forward to working with you to create your own magical vacation full of your own special memories!

    • Booked a trip to disney next year with Ear to There Travel, so excited. Great deals, travel agent Phil Gramlich took care of everything, helped me to decide on ever aspect of the trip, very informative and knowledgeable about all of Disney, we are going to have a wonderful, fun vacation/p>

      Kathy Leposki, Philadelphia, PA
    • Phil is so flexible and helpful even when I don't know exactly what I want. He treated me like family and took great care of me. Highly recommended!p>

      Aly Miller, San Antonio, TX
    • I can't think of people who know more about Disney World, love it more, and can create a trip for you better!

      Susan Mirsky, New York, NY
    • You guys are my ‘go to' for Disney advice with kids … And I live 1000 miles closer to Disney then you do! That's gotta say something!

      Annmarie McEwan, St. Pete Beach, FL
    • Phil is a consummate expert on all things Disney and traveling as a family. I'd trust him to plan any trip of mine in a heartbeat!

      Peter Leavitt, New York, NY
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