While on vacation have you ever had the feeling the same old vacation you’ve been taking for years was getting kind of boring? Chester resident Krista Hutchins was in the midst of trying to avoid that same old vacation when she stumbled upon VisitOrlando.com and noticed the “Win a Free Vacation” link. That was only the beginning of a “vacation makeover” that any family would die for.
But Hutchin’s had some work to do. She had to write a 500 word essay on why her family needed a vacation makeover. Her family was one of five winners, and each vacation was customized by Emily Kaufman, the TravelMom.
“I was interviewed by Emily via Skype to talk about our vacation challenges with our family,” said Hutchins. “My winning entry talked about trying to stay in a hotel room with a family of five... who’s going to sleep on the floor? Mom and Dad having a “date” in the hallway while the kids were sleeping.”
The Hutchins family trip consisted of plane fare, a four bedroom house with pool, movie theater, playroom, chef for three days, Discovery Cove (swimming with dolphins), Reunion Resort (golf and spa), Universal Resort (seeing the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter), Disney (Magic Kingdom and Epcot) and Sea World.
Hutchins said, VisitOrlando wants everyone to know their website has tools so everyone can makeover their vacation.
“We were extremely shocked and surprised that we won, and extremely grateful for our once in a lifetime dream vacation,” Hutchins said. “They did a great job of customizing our vacation for us. It was definitely the best vacation we’ve ever had.”