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The Travel Factory employs 4 full time agents with 100 years total experience in the travel industry. Our agents specialize in cruise, tour and resort vacations as well as corporate incentive and school groups. Our mission is to provide the best, most courteous, most detailed, most informative service. Our slogan, "Building vacations to your specifications" says it all.

It's Not a Small World... After All!!!

Probably the most family-fun orientated vacation that we enjoy planning is the trip to Disney World. Excitement builds in anticipation of the trip, the kids absolutely love it, the parents endure it, but looking back when they return home they discover, years later, memories of that magical trip to visit Mickey and friends.

Disney has published some “Fun Facts” about Walt Disney World that I thought interesting.  We don’t have near the time or space to talk about all of them, but just a few will whet your appetite for planning a vacation while the kids are young.  Best time for them is from 6-12 years of age. . .they’ll never forget the experience.

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Making a dream reality on "Carnival Magic"

About a month ago we came back from a cruise out of Galveston on the Carnival Magic. We had an energetic group of 130 great folks on the “Rudy Cruise”. I had done a radio show about 6 weeks ago imagining what it would be like on a cruise. Well. . . we don’t have to dream anymore. Here’s a reality presentation based on our experience on the Magic.

Put your imagination to work with me and imagine that you are awakened by the morning sun drifting through your balcony window, encouraging you to stretch and greet the morning. You do that and then the door bell rings and there is your stateroom steward with a tray of sliced and diced fruit, sweet rolls, fresh squeezed orange juice and coffee coming through your door and placing it on the table on the balcony. You relax while watching the gentle waves making a wake as your ship plows through the dark blue Caribbean waters on their way to the beautiful island of Jamaica.

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Watch Out for Travel Scams

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One of the seasonal occurrences that always happens around Fair time is the incessant travel scams that become rampant about this time of year. The Abilene Better Business Bureau had a little heads up notice about that a week or so ago, and I thought I’d alert our readers to some of the travel scams that are out there. It is important to take notice because travel scams cost consumers more than $10 billion annually... that’s a lot of chicken feed!!!

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Welcome to our new website!

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We hope you'll enjoy our new website and will get a lot of use from it. Some of the features we like the most are the Online Booking Tool, the great photos in our Photo Gallery, and of course, our new Travel Blog!

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