About

Nichole and Gretchen at Far Far Away Travels are here to help you plan your trip. Whatever the reason you’re traveling, we’ve got you covered.

Need  to book a hotel for your family reunion in Petoskey, and you refuse to sleep in your Great Aunt Tallulah’s guest room because it smells like mothballs? Don’t worry, we’ll find a place for you.

We can book you in a guesthouse in Japan, a yurt in Kyrgyzstan, or a Hilton in New York City. Whatever it is that you're looking for, we can help you find it!

Working with us gets you personal service from the owners, Nichole and Gretchen. We travel extensively ourselves and can provide you with the best possible travel experience--designed specifically for you! We not only arrange and book travel, we fill you in on attractions and deals you might not know about.  We like to save money ourselves, so we like to find savings for you. 

We belong to one of the biggest travel networks, Cruises and Tours Unlimited, so we can search multiple travel suppliers to get you the best deals available.  All this at no cost to you!

We also love Disney and are Authorized Disney Travel Planners as well as Universal Authorized Travel Professionals. We have years of experience at Disney and Universal properties, and we'll give you our tips, tricks, and suggestions to make your trip more special. We can help make your travel dreams come true!

We also love cruising--and research cruises like crazy. We provide our clients with special tips we have gleaned either from cruising the line ourselves or obsessively researching on your behalf.

Contact us with your questions and let us help plan your travel. Our joy is to take the stress of traveling planning off your shoulders. We pride ourselves on going the extra mile to make certain you have the perfect travel experience.

--Nichole Bates-Dziadosz and Gretchen Dziadosz

 

 

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Where Have We Been?

Walt Disney World and Universal Studios

Disneyland

Japan

Egypt

Greece

Italy

France

Lebanon

Turkey

Falkland Islands

Uruguay

Argentina

Chile

Peru 

Netherlands

Nicaragua

Costa Rica

Bahamas

Dominican Republic

Scotland

England

Ireland

Germany

Poland

Austria

Puerto Rico

Curacao

Bermuda

Colombia

Mexico

Canada

Hawaii

Alaska

Every U.S. state 

Our Certifications:

Authorized Disney Planner (both)

Universal Studios Authorized Travel Planner (both)

Spain Specialist -Spain 360  (Gretchen)

Cruising

We have cruised on multiple lines to Alaska, Hawaii, Bermuda, the Caribbean, Peru, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Curacao, Columbia, Panama (Panama canal cruises are great!), Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Mexico. We love to provide our cruise clientele special insider secrets and tips.

Not sure if cruising is right for you? You might be surprised. There many very short (2 to 5 days) cruises so you can try it out. Today's large new ships have great stabilization systems, making sea sickness pretty minimal.

Cruising gives you an opportunity to get a taste of many ports so you can come back later to those you love. For example, it is great for a first visit to Hawaii so you can experience the islands and decide which you like best.

Not having to pack and unpack all the time allows you more time to relax and enjoy.  Besides, you always have someone cleaning up after you and you always know where your next meal is coming from.

Cruise lines specialize in different experiences and passengers--if you want to try cruising we work with you to find the type of cruise line, ship and itinerary that matches YOU.

Research less, relax more..let an experienced travel professional plan your hard-earned vacation.
 

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