Tristen is a native New Englander and a Disney & Harry Potter fanatic. After visiting Disney World a few times as a child, and both Disney and Universal for her honeymoon in 2010, she counts Disney World and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter as her favorite vacation destinations. As Disney and Universal continue to change and grow, so does each visit back, because there is always something new to experience!
She and her husband have their favorites, too, and make sure to include those as part of each trip. Tristen decided to become a travel planner specializing in Disney after so many years of helping family and friends plan their trips. Aside from her love of Disney, Tristen is an experienced world traveler. She loves to draw from her personal experiences to help people craft their own, perfect vacations.
Tristen lives in Beverly, MA with her husband Brian and their two cats, Ben and Prudence and works for a local college in the Office for the Dean of International Education, helping to plan short-term faculty-led trips abroad, and working closely with the Study Abroad and International Exchange team to craft memorable experiences for students.
Favorite Resort: Animal Kingdom Lodge
Favorite Attraction: Haunted Mansion
Favorite Snacks: The Master’s Cupcake (with the Grey Stuff) at Be Our Guest; Peanut Butter Cold Brew (Gideon's Bakehouse); the Funky Chicken Sandwich from Everglazed Donut (Disney Springs)
Favorite Restaurants: Yak and Yeti (Animal Kingdom); Sanaa (Animal Kingdom Lodge); the Biergarten and Teppan Edo (Epcot); The Boathouse (Disney Springs)
Universal Orlando Favorites:
Favorite Park: Islands of Adventure/Diagon Alley side of Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Favorite Snack: Butterbeer Ice Cream from Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlour
Favorite Restaurants: The Three Broomsticks; Big Fire (CityWalk); Confisco Grill
US: Boston, MA; Denver, CO; New York, NY; Ogunquit, ME; San Luis Obispo, CA; Savannah, GA
Europe: Bern and Zurich, Switzerland; Heidelberg, Munich and Muenster, Germany; Salzburg and Vienna, Austria; Strasbourg, France