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Why Us! 

A vacation is a terrible
thing to waste...

And that's why you need a
" personal travel planner."

Have you ever wondered why you
should use a travel agent?

For years now, folks have been able to go directly to the airlines and book flights. There was a time when a passenger had few decisions to make.

You had  First Class or Coach, Day or Night. Yet you still used the services of a local travel agent. Why? Because of their expertise, their service and their knowledge that went beyond just booking that particular airline ticket.  And that's why folks still use a travel agent today.

It may be the worst of times
to get great service....

However, it may be the best of times to find just the right travel agent who can truly help with the details and to understand your needs. You want someone you trust and who cares.  We sincerely care what happens while you are on vacation, and you can trust us to take care of all the details involved before departure to make your trip the best ever -  be it a short weekend getaway just to unwind or the trip of a lifetime!

Granted, you could go directly to the internet and try to do things yourself...

I do it all the time. I think the internet is absolutely amazing! The information is incredible!  In fact, there is so much information available to us now that it is sometimes just too frustrating and time-consuming to go through it all.  If you have the time, great!  But trying to remember where you last saw a "deal" and then to see if it is still available is something else.  That's where we come in.  We help you sort it all out and save you time which could be better spent on other endeavors - like golf, watching your favorite sport on "the tube", or spending valuable time with family...

We've been "Matchmakers"
since 1972...

We've been matching folks to destinations, cruise ships and tour companies for a long time.  You would think we would be tired of it by now, but not so! If you love what you do in life, it's never a job - it's a gift. Our mission is to help you make the right decision in how you spend your vacation dollars. If you're happy - we're happy!

How we get our clients...

Referrals and word-of-mouth from satisfied people such as yourself!
Next, from this web site. We welcome your calls at 931-484-8228 and emails at

School is never out...

We strive for the best to
make sure you get the best...

The best of our knowledge and expertise, and that is why we are constantly on the go.  It's either to a seminar sponsored by one of our suppliers to let us know what is new and exciting with their company and what they are offering for the next season, or we're off to a ship inspection so that we can let you know first hand what to expect and to let us know if you would, indeed, like that particular ship and itinerary.  There are times that we are even forced to sail on board a ship to be totally in the know - yes, it's a tough job, but somebody has to do it! It's our way of keeping you up-to-date.
Our agents are also encouraged to enroll in the many specialist programs available to us.  In addition to being a graduate of the International Guide Academy and certified as an International Tour Manager, I am also an Accredited Cruise Counselor; a Small Ship Partner; Princess Expert; Bavarian Ambassador; Forté London Specialist;  Scandinavian Specialist; Kiwi Specialist (New Zealand); Aussie Specialist (Australia); Canada Specialist; Five-Star Agent with Holland America Cruises; a Certified Sandals Specialist; and a graduate of Disney's "College of Disney Knowledge" course. Wow!  I never realized how much reading I do!  What it all boils down to is being able to help you when you need us.............  

We are a full service travel agency...

Our specialty is value-added service...
We are not an auction site.

The Glade Explorers Travel is certified and bonded by the Cruise Line International Association (CLIA).  Our business is registered in the state of Tennessee, Cumberland County, and licensed as a business in Fairfield Glade, TN - license number 18813.

Our mailing address is:
10 Prestonwood Terrace, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558

Our business hours are 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST
Our telephone number is: 931-484-8228

Try us. You'll like us!

We are never too busy for your referrals!


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What some folks say
about us!

"Thank you for helping us plan the perfect vacation. I can't begin to tell you how much we enjoyed it. We're talking about next year now!
Thank you too for the wine. It was such a surprise and complimented our dinner. Of course, we toasted our new friends with gratitude."
- Laura & David,
Crossville, TN

Culinary Maroon Swirl

Dear Elaine,

"Thank you for all your help organizing our trip. Your communications and helpful hints leading up to departure were greatly appreciated. Your knowledge of the places we visited along with your spontaneous suggestions made our trip worthwhile. Keep us posted on future trips. Look forward to joining you in the near future."

- Jerry & Judi Smith,
Fairfield Glade, TN