Kelly SantaLucia

Hamburg, NY

Family Travel and Disney Parks Specialist

When my husband Mike and I opened SantaLucia Travel, LLC in 2013, we had the primary ambition to help people see the world while making memories with the people they love, just as we did with our family when our two sons accompanied us on travel to dozens of countries by land and sea while they were young. As a former elementary school teacher, I have a passion for family travel and truly believe in the value of culturally immersive experiences. Travel has been invaluable in the lives of our children as well as us as parents.

We've immersed our family in the culture and history everywhere we've traveled, criss-crossing the globe from Estonia to New Zealand with numerous trip to Europe, the Hawaiian Islands, Alaska, and even Oceania in the land Down Under and New Zealand. Each journey creating not only memorable experiences for our children, but also firsthand personal knowledge to Mike and I in some of the top destinations throughout the world, including multiple trips to Europe visiting Ireland, Scotland, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, France, Spain, Italy, as well as the Scandanavian countries of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, and even Estonia and Russia in the Baltics! Ireland and Scotland in particular have a special place in my heart as my roots trace back to both of these amazing countries.

Domestically, there is no place we love more than the sun-kissed shores of Hawaii. As Hawaii Destination Specialists and frequent visitors to Hawaii, we can create specialized land or cruise itineraries that give each client a chance to explore the hidden gems far outside the crowded tourist zones. Explore a piece of Hollywood history at Oahu's Kualoa Ranch, sip on barrister-brewed coffee at Koloa Mills in Kauai, see the majestic humpback whales off the coast of Maui, or hike to see Kilauea’s ava on The Big Island of Hawaii. A cruise is an efficient and streamlined way to see all 4 major islands in just 7 nights. From active adventures like snorkeling with Manta Rays to simply kicking back with a cold cocktail and watching the waves, the incredible Hawaiian Islands have something for everyone, and I'm here to help you discover it all.

Our agency's experience with family and group travel makes us uniquely qualified to help craft personalized itineraries for families and groups and put together trips that will satisfy everyone’s needs and desires.

  • Recapture your inner child and experience the magic of Walt Disney World, Disneyland and/or Universal Parks Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
  • Tour the castles, cathedrals and spectacular history and scenery of Ireland and Scotland
  • Head north to Alaska and soar in a helicopter to the awe-inspiring Norris Glacier, where you can experience dog sledding on a glacier!
  • Enjoy the diversity and beauty of Australia and New Zealand by hugging a koala or visiting the enchanting Shire made famous by the Lord of the Rings
  • Create lifelong multi-generational family memories with grandparents, cousins and friends on cruise.

I am a graduate of The Travel Institute's Certified Travel Associate (CTA) program as well as an Accredited Cruise Counsellor (ACC) with the Cruise Line Industry Association (CLIA). I constantly stay on top of the ever-changing theme parks, particularly Walt Disney World which touched my heart as a child and the magic continues to this day. In addition to annually keeping up with the numerous training opportunities in Disney's College of Knowledge certification program, I also personally travel to the parks multiple times each year.

Whatever your travel dreams, we put our expertise and passion for the industry to good use to plan a hassle-free vacation you'll remember for years to come. Ready to plan your next vacation? Let’s get started!

There's just no word's to describe our experience.

Fireworks over Cinderella's Castle
Fireworks over Cinderella's Castle

I can't thank you enough for the amazing week you orchestrated for my family. For the past 2 years we've been struggling with an incurable stage 4 cancer diagnosis, a parkinson's diagnosis, and now our 3 year old grandson is facing surgery for Hirschsprung disease. A Disney vacation was a chance to forget about everything for a little while, however with 15 people and 7 of the 15 being between 2 and 8, we knew there would be stress worked into the escape. You have taken all of the stress out of the equation. Thank you for guiding us and dealing with all of our repeated questions & turmoil and contacting management about our stay. 

There's just no word's to describe our experience... except what the kids said, this was the best vacation EVER!

Destination Expert:

  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Alaska
  • Ireland
  • Scotland

Travel Specialist:

  • Disney Vacations
  • Universal Parks & Resort Vacations
  • Family Vacations
  • European Culture
  • Cruises

Top Travel Partners:

  • Disney Cruise Line
  • Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa
  • Disneyland Resorts
  • Palace Company
  • Sandals and Beaches Resorts


  • CTA
  • CTA
  • ACC
  • Disney College of Knowledge Graduate
  • Hawaii Destination Specialist

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