Sally Portera

Sally Portera Mankins - Wish Upon a Star with Us Vacation Planner

Welcome! I am so happy to be a vacation planner specializing in family vacations! Throughout my life, I have loved travel. It started with our family trips to Florida where nearly all my extended family lives. These frequent trips always included a visit to Orlando and a visit to either Disney World or Universal. Back then, there was so much less to do and things were so much less complicated.


Now, planning a trip to both Disney World and Universal Studios can be a very complex and stressful process. I am here to make the planning process as pain-less and stress-free as possible, so that you can just look forward to and then enjoy your great vacation! I use my expertise visiting all the major theme parks in Orlando and Central Florida to help you plan a vacation that fits your family, whether you are traveling as a couple, a family, or a large multi-family group. In addition, to my focus on Florida vacations, I have traveled to most and plan trips to all Disney destinations, including Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Disney’s resort in Hawaii, Aulani, and Disney’s beach resorts, Vero Beach and Hilton Head.

Our family loves Disney Cruise Line, because they allow you to see new places and enjoy the same exceptional Disney service and Disney characters in a more relaxed environment. Likewise, we love to visit Aulani in Hawaii for a wonderful vacation to Hawaii with a touch of Disney.

Through my work as a travel planner, I have learned that families also find difficulty planning the right cruises for their wants and needs. With so many choices out there, let me find the right cruise line, ship and destination for you! I have access to every cruise line that you can think of including Disney, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Norwegian, Holland America, Princess, and Carnival Cruise Lines. Whether you are thinking of a quick jaunt to the Bahamas, snorkeling in the Caribbean, discovering Alaska, or touring Europe, I will design the right cruise vacation that can include pre or post-cruise trips in the local areas where your cruise departs. I also can plan an amazing European river cruise experience for you!

Designing the right vacation for your family can be a stressful process for you, but it’s what I do, what I love to do! Another great part for you is that all my vacation services are provided at no extra cost! You could book a trip on your own for the same cost, but without my planning and expertise. Now, why would you do that? Whether you are thinking about a trip to Disney World, Universal, Sea World, a Alaskan cruise, an All-Inclusive Caribbean vacation or just want to get out town and aren’t sure where to go, call or email me today so that I can being designing your next vacation! Wishes can come true! Let me get you there!

Sally Portera
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Sally did an AMAZING job planning our Disney World vacation.

Sally did an AMAZING job planning our Disney World vacation. She communicated promptly and efficiently through the whole process. She really made it all very easy. She organized meals and activities that I would have never known about without using her as a planner. She even checked in us while we were at the resort to make sure everything was going smoothly. I’ll definitely be using her service for when we plan to go back.

Matthew B.

So easy and stress free…

Sally made our last trip to Disney so easy and stress free. She booked everything for us and dealt with all our crazy I recommend her I hear someone say “we are thinking of going to Disney”. 

Michelle G.

Made all our vacation dreams come true…

Sally is a true professional. She asked what experience we were wanting and made sure it happened! She ensured that everyone in our family (from special needs toddler to older grandparents) were set and had everything they needed prior to departure. We can’t thank Sally enough for all her work to make our vacation truly amazing. She made all our vacation dreams come true and I’m excited to work with her again on our next adventure!

Kristin C.

Sally went above and beyond!

Sally went above and beyond to help us plan our first trip to Disney on our own. Even when the airline had to cancel flights due to a snowstorm, she acted quickly to get us back on track to have the perfect trip! We are using her again for our travels next Spring and know we are in great hands!

Amanda Y.