Michael & Shannon Pickens have always enjoyed traveling and spending time together as a family. As Michael neared retirement from the Military and a decision on our future loomed we began our search for a perfect retirement vacation. For years we have always been asked “Where are you guys headed next?” and “What do you recommend based on your experience?” As God has a plan for everything He directed the right people into our lives and has allowed us to partner with the right companies to share our experience and knowledge with our friends and family. It excites us to provide families an opportunity to share lasting memories with an excellent service without getting lost in the confusion of the internet and reviews by biased ratings.
We entered the travel business in early 2015. We understand personalized service, experience, and attention to detail as a key to a stress free vacation. While many Internet sites promise special deals, travelers are often unaware of restrictions, exceptions, and fine print. Making the right choices based on price alone is not always the best course of action for travelers. We hear too many stories of travelers who wished they had used a travel professional to save them time, energy, frustration and money.
A few of our travel experiences include eleven ocean cruises and a river cruise on the Danube River. We have taken a lot of trips to Disney World and Disneyland, Grand Canyon, New York City, Washington, DC, Alaska, Hawaii and many other areas in the United States. We have cruised to Alaska, the Mediterranean Sea, Adriatic Sea and the Caribbean (Eastern and Western).
In our spare time, we enjoy traveling with family and watching college football. You can find us in Clemson, SC tailgating in the fall and a quick beach trip is never out of the question. We love the soothing sound of the ocean and the beautiful sunrises and sunsets around the world. Our favorite beach (so far) is Aruba.
With today’s technological advancements it allows us to travel and take care of your needs at nearly any location in the world. We look forward to building our business and helping you get the best getaway.
Five Fun Facts:
- We met on a blind date and married within 6 months after meeting
- We have traveled to 35 countries and 35 states in the USA.
- We love watching college football together.
- Michael retired from the military after serving 28 years.
- Our very favorite place to travel as a couple is Aruba.
All into Travel, LLC is an independently owned company. We are aligned with Gifted Travel Network. GTN is accredited by ARC, IATAN and CLIA. All into Travel, LLC is also a member of the Lexington Chamber of Commerce, and has a passion to seek the best service possible with tremendous partnerships for our clients.