I’m continuing the blog series called “Feature Friday,” where I’m featuring some of the amazing businesses we have in our community. I’m super excited to share this next business with you. Shannon Kitchell owns and operates Boulder Travel Agency. I first met Shannon when I photographed her adorable baby boy, Jack. Since then I’ve used her to plan our 10 year anniversary trip to Italy. My husband and I haven’t been out of the country since our honeymoon, so we were a little overwhelmed at the thought of planning such a big trip. I contacted Shannon and she has been incredible. From helping us decide where to go, booking the flights, finding good hotels, booking train tickets, and reserving attractions, Shannon, has helped us every step of the way. As you will read below, Shannon is the 3rd generation owner of this business that started 70 years ago by her grandparents. Isn’t that incredible!?! Whether you are booking a small family trip or a big getaway, I highly recommend Shannon!
SHANNON KITCHELL: BOULDER TRAVEL AGENCY
Tell us about yourself and your family:
I’m Shannon! I’m a 33 year old Colorado Native. I’ve been married to my husband Tim for almost 5 years and we’re first time parents to our sweet little guy Jack who was born in November. We moved to Erie in 2014 and it was one of the best decisions we ever made. I absolutely love this town and the wonderful community here. I’m a work at home mom and run my business, Boulder Travel LLC. Tim is a marketing specialist for Mesa Labs in Lakewood. Jack’s job is to be adorable and he’s great at it 🙂
Tell us about your business. When did you start it? What inspired you to start it?
Boulder Travel was actually started 70 years ago by my grandparents! My dad was in charge once they retired and I took over after him. It is truly a family business. We were based in Boulder but with the changing times a storefront didn’t really fit anymore so I moved Boulder Travel to a virtual platform. I now run the business out of my home in Erie. I work with clients over the phone and email and can even meet them in person where ever is best for them (their homes, coffee shops..anywhere!). I’ve been doing travel for almost 9 years and I love it. It is such a fun job! Every day is different and I get to help people realize their travel dreams. I genuinely love what I do!
Tell us about the products/services you offer:
I help with any and all travel! Airline tickets, custom itinerary planning, cruises, tours, all inclusive packages, Disney, train passes, hotels…you name it and I can do it! Anywhere you want to go and anything you want to do! . My favorite things to plan and book are honeymoons, babymoons, destination weddings and family travel. In most cases it costs NOTHING extra to use me and I can help you select a vacation that’s best suited to you and deal with all the behind the scenes stuff to make sure it’s a wonderful trip.
Share 5 fun fact about yourself
I’ve lived in Colorado my whole life (born and raised in Boulder, went to college in Fort Collins and now in Erie)
My favorite place I’ve traveled so far is Spain followed closely by London
I met my husband on a dating website 9 years ago..so yes they really can work 🙂
My favorite place to vacation in Colorado is Steamboat Springs. I love it so much I got married there!
In my free time I love to snowboard, travel (of course!) and spend time with my wonderful family and friends
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Jessica Lee Photography is a Boulder & Denver Photographer who specializes in maternity, newborn, baby, and family photography in Boulder & Denver Colorado and surrounding areas including Erie, Broomfield, Lafayette, Longmont, Superior, Louisville, and Frederick.
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