Meet Us

Welcome to Straight Away Travel!

I am Barb Strait, travel maven and entrepreneur.  I have been in the travel business since 2011 and have a background in sales and marketing and also have a dual masters in education.  I started Straight Away Travel in 2019 with a philosophy of helping aspiring travel advisors grow their business by teaching them the skills I have gathered over the years.  I am a proud wife and mom of two amazing children that support my business and passion for exploration.  I typically travel twice a month as I must know and understand the destinations in which we send our clients.  Helping families, couples, and groups design the perfect vacation involves knowing the destinations and always knowing them personally, including their desires, needs, wants and budget.  We must get to know our clients and treat them like a friend or family member.  I have accompanied numerous groups on seamless journeys, cherishing these moments as some of the highlights of my travel experiences.  I am also the founder and owner of Pickleball in Paradise, which is one of the country’s top pickleball travel companies.   

Barb Strait

Founder and Owner

Expert in Disney, Universal, Cruises, All-Inclusive, Alaska, and Group Travel

Elizabeth Schaaf

Master Advisor, Head of Mentorship, Sports Travel, and Groups

Expert with Disney, Universal Studios, and All-Inclusive Vacations

Jenny Wheeler

Master Advisor, Mentor and Head of Universal Sales

Expert in Cruises, Disney, and Universal Destinations

Megan Sexton

Master Advisor, Mentor, Chief of WDW Sales

Expert with Disney, Universal Studios, and All-Inclusive Vacations

Mindy Fontan

Master Advisor, Mentor, Head of Royal Caribbean Sales, and Groups

Expert in Disney, Universal, Cruises, and All-Inclusive Vacations

Sydney Hicks

Master Advisor, Mentor, and Head of Tik Tok

Expert in Disney and Universal Vacations including Group Travel

April Menendez

Master Advisor

Expert in Disney and Universal Destinations

Stasi Sherlock

Master Advisor

Expert in All-Inclusive Vacations, Cruises and Tours

Zak LaFaver

Master Advisor and Head of Royal Caribbean Sales

Expert in Cruises, Disney, Universal, and Europe

Kim Vague

Master Advisor

Expert in World Tours, Europe, and All-Inclusive Vacations

Kathryn Salisbury

Master Advisor

Expert in Disney and Universal Vacations

Karrie Bailor

Master Disney and Universal Advisor

Head of Universal Destinations and Vacation Sales

Elizabeth Higginbottom

Head of Pickleball in Paradise Vacations

Expert in Pickleball Vacations and Group Travel

Lisa Kennedy

Master Advisor

Disney travel; All Inclusive Specialist

Alison Meeks

Advisor

Specializing in Disney Vacations, Universal Studios, Viking Cruises, and European Tours

Karena Yager

Master Advisor

Expert in All-Inclusive Vacations and Adventure Tours, Cruising and Group Travel

Erin Dahlgren

Master Advisor and Mentor

Expert in Sandals and Beaches Vacations

Holly May

Master Advisor

Expert in Cruising, Alaska, and Exploration Travel

Monica Delgado

Advisor

Specializing in Disney and Universal Vacations

Katie Buscaglia

Advisor

Specializing in Disney and Universal Vacations

Christine Val

Advisor

Expert in Disney Vacations

Kelly Siglinger

Master Advisor

Expert in All-Inclusive, Disney and Universal Vacations

McKenzie Choate

Advisor

Specializing in Disney Vacations

Rachel Ratliff

Advisor

Expert in Disney and Universal Vacations

Amy Brown

Master Advisor and Autism Travel Specialist

Expert in Disney, Universal Studios, and Cruises

Alexis Ring

Master Advisor

Expert in Disney Vacations

Amanda Bledsoe

Advisor

Expert in All-Inclusive and Disney Vacations

Ashley Auman

Advisor

Expert in Disney and Universal Vacations

Kristie Fitzgerald

Advisor

Expert in Disney, Universal Studios, and Cruises

Tina Crosby

Advisor

Specializing in Cruises and Wellness Travel

Annmarie Wrigley

Advisor

Expert in Cruising and Disney

Christa Ambrose

Advisor

Specializing in All-Inclusive Destinations

Kimberly Keane

Advisor

Specializing in Disney Vacations, Universal Studios

Dawn Hicks

Advisor

Specializing in Cruises and All-Inclusive Resorts

Patty Klausmeyer-Wilson

Advisor

Disney travel; Disney Adults

Sherry Stone

Advisor

All-inclusive vacations, Caribbean, cruising, adult only resorts, European trips

Randy Eich

Advisor

Specializing in Disney World and Universal Studios

Jeanna Covert

Advisor

Specializing in Disney Vacations

Robin Hooper

Advisor

Specializing in All-Inclusive and Disney Vacations

Taylor Mullen

Advisor

Specializing in Disney Vacations

Mallory Mahon

Advisor

Specializing in Disney Vacations

Svetlana Auletto

Advisor

Expert in Disney Vacations

Joanne Moyer

Advisor

Specializing on Disney travel

Margo Harris

Advisor

Specializing in Disney, Universal, and All-Inclusive Vacations

Aimee Bamberger

Advisor

Specializing in Disney Vacations

Meagan Moore

Advisor

Specializing in Disney Vacations

Aimee Riordan

Advisor

Specializing in All-Inclusive Vacations, Disney, and Universal

Stacey Jackson

Advisor

Specializing in Canada, Central and South America, Europe, South East Asia, Japan, South Korea

Katie Timerson

Advisor

Expert in Cruises, Disney, and All-Inclusives

Andrew Schmenger

Advisor

Specializing in Cruises

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