Melissa Gladney

O'Fallon, MO

Agent specializing in Romance, Europe, and Cruises

I have had the pleasure of helping brides creating lasting memories for their special day and guests. Destination weddings are special for me since my husband and I exchanged vows on the Grace Bay beach in Turks & Caicos. From that moment, we have not stopped experiencing destinations together with family and friends. I have had the pleasure of relaxing on the beaches in Hawaii, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Dominican Republic, Cayman Islands, Greece, and amazing Bora Bora. I also specialize in guided vacations, France, Italy, Greece, Spain, and Croatia; which is a family favorite. A couple of my favorite trips are traveling through the Canadian Rockies on the Rocky Mountaineer and cruising the Rhine and Seine Rivers. I would love to help you create a memorable experience as unique as you.

My Travel Specialties

Certified Leisure Travel Specialist

With an early passion for travel and exploring the world-at-large, I now spend my days helping families, couples and solo travelers navigate the myriad of options available for their travel desires and needs. As a travel agent, I specialize in river cruising as well as exciting and fulfilling trips...
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Masai Mara

Destination Wedding Concierge

Destination Weddings have become ideal for brides that are looking for the romantic and exotic destinations where they will create an unforgettable backdrop to say "I DO.' As a destination wedding specialist and destination bride myself, I understand the demands and the process of creating that magic...
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Destination Wedding on the Beach

Honeymoons and Romance Travel

A romantic dinner on the beach, a sunset walk on the shoreline, or zip lining together through a rainforest are just a few of the ways to enjoy any honeymoon or romantic getaway. It can get overwhelming trying to find the perfect place for a romantic getaway. Your honeymoon or romantic getaway should...
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Romantic Dinner on the Beach

Disney and Family Vacations

Vacation is a time for the family to get away and have some time off from work and school. It's also the time when lifelong memories are made. As a parent, I know the struggle all too well of finding a place for your kids to go and be entertained. Disney has a brand that can't be matched, and it doesn't...
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Family Vacation Memories

My Travel Albums

African Safari

My Reviews

18 of 30 people found this review helpful
Mom's First Cruise
She is always professional and very knowledgeable, answered all of our questions. We felt confident that our vacation plans were in good hands. Melissa made us feel like family! Thank you, Melissa!
By  sja0473   from  St. Louis
Traveled to  Nassau ~ Bahamas ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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18 of 32 people found this review helpful
Destination Wedding Cruise 2019
Melissa booked our wedding cruise for dates August 10-14, 2019 (a cruise/ destination wedding). Everything was lovely and put together! Everyone had clear instructions up until the cruise itself, she was easily able to be reached with any and all questions, giving updates to all invitees each month. If she didn't have a definite answer to questions regarding the trip, she did the work necessary to get the needed information, quickly and efficiently!
We will be booking ALL future trips through Mrs. Gladney, she was a complete pleasure to work with, all around.
By  Jasmine Dixon  from  Covngton, GA
Traveled to  Bahamas ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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15 of 28 people found this review helpful
Greatest trip ever in our life
Knowledgeable about the area or destinations you want to go and willing to work within your price range
By  Travel better  from  St. Louis Missouri
Traveled to  Bahamas ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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19 of 37 people found this review helpful
Melissa was very helpful and easy to communicate with whenever I had any questions! She provided complete pricing for multiple resorts and multiple options at each resort to allow me to compare the pricing and amenities for each option. She interfaced with the resort and transportation service for me. Setting up our room and private transportation to and from the resort. Although I booked our flights myself with points from work travel. She is able to provide pricing for good flights as well. All in all, she was amazing to work with and I highly recommend her services!
By  Robby  from  Saint Louis
Traveled to  Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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12 of 31 people found this review helpful
The Best Trip Ever!!
She is wonderful to work with! The Best Travel Agent I ever had!
By  Jennifer  from  Leavenworth, KS
Traveled to  Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Kenya
  • Caribbean
  • Dubai
  • Hawaii Island
  • Maui Island
  • Belize
  • Sri Lanka
  • Kauai Island
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Aruba
  • Maldives

Travel Specialist:

  • Beach Vacations
  • Couples & Romance
  • Destination Weddings
  • Family Vacations
  • All Inclusive
  • Honeymoons
  • LGBTQ+ Honeymoons & Destination Weddings
  • Luxury
  • Adult Only
  • Spa & Fitness
  • Safari

Top Travel Partners:

  • Avalon Waterways
  • Disney
  • Inclusive Collection – World of Hyatt
  • Disney Cruise Line
  • Funjet Vacations
  • Iberostar
  • Micato Safaris
  • Intrepid Travel
  • Palace Company
  • Delta Vacations
  • Viking
  • Virgin Voyages

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