(74 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Anastasia Bender

Carmel, IN

Luxury Group & Romance Travel Specialist

I know firsthand that planning a trip is taxing and can become overwhelming within a matter of moments. Allow me to take that stress away from you so you can truly just show up on your vacation and unwind. I have a background in Hospitality and Tourism Management that includes restaurants, wedding planning, and fundraising, which allows me to use past experiences and lessons on my current endeavors. I'm also your go-to Disney vacation guide!

My Travel Specialties

My Travel Training

Hello fellow travel enthusiast! I have had a complete sense of wanderlust for as long as I can remember. What a magical feeling it is to experience new cultures, food, and people! What better way to follow my passion than to make it my career.

I am currently a Certified Honeymoon & Destination...
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Riviera Maya, Mexico

Group Vacations Expert

Group vacations are exciting to plan and they can provide better deals than travelling alone. Last year, I planned a trip for 50 employees and guests (over 100 people total) to enjoy a relaxing getaway in paradise.

From January 4th-11th the entire group was lucky enough to stay at Secrets The...
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Secrets The Vine, Mexico

Disney Devotee

If you’re looking for an agent who knows Walt Disney World front, back, and sideways, the search is over!

I’m not simply a fan of Disney; it was once a central part of my life. I completed a 5-month internship program in Orlando where I worked at Chef Mickey’s restaurant. To say it was a life-changing...
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Epcot At Disney World

Disney Cruise Vacations

One thing I always tell my clients is that Disney is NOT just for kids. I’ve been on 4 Disney cruises, and in May of 2016 my husband and I celebrated our honeymoon aboard a Disney cruise ship.

Why choose a Disney cruise? There are so many reasons! Imagine the enchanting atmosphere combined...
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Aboard A Disney Cruise

Destination Wedding Guide

Planning a wedding can be difficult. Combined with the logistics of a destination wedding, difficult can seem down-right impossible. Plan with me and it doesn’t have to be! As your travel agent, I can save you a bundle in time and money.

What we love people to know for destination weddings...
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Get Married In Paradise

My Travel Albums

New Zealand
Paris, France & London, England
Dominican Republic
Disney Cruise
Romantic Honeymoon Accommodations

My Reviews

11 of 16 people found this review helpful
Fun trip
We wanted to take our grandchildren and family to Disney World but only had a couple months to plan. Anastasia Bender was a great help in finding us a great place to stay and had wonderful suggestions to help us plan and get organized. This planning helped make this a relaxing hassle free trip. I would certainly recommend her anytime.
By  None  from  Carmel, Indiana
Traveled to  Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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11 of 16 people found this review helpful
Honeymoon was amazing
Anastasia was wonderful. She had all the answers to my silly questions, as well as very informative about the trip and what to expect.

She was super friendly and very professional. Loved working with her, in future we will definitely use Anastasia again. :)
By  Alyssa  from  Garrett, Indiana
Traveled to  Jamaica ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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11 of 17 people found this review helpful
We had a wonderful time on our trip. Everything w
Very easy to work with. I believe Anastasia always held our interest foremost in her planning of our trip.
By  Michael and family  from  Carmel, IN
Traveled to  Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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15 of 25 people found this review helpful
Disney vacation with no stress thanks to Anastasia
We did not understand the benefits of working with a travel agent until we met up with Anastasia. She put our needs first and began to customize a vacation that best suited what we wanted to accomplish. She understood our busy schedules and made things easy for us to accomplish the important details prior to our vacation. Anastasia is the most proactive person I have ever witnessed! She sent us ideas and found a phenomenal promotion did leg work on our behalf to get the promotion applied. She could have not done that, however, it is not her style. She puts her clients first and her personality kept us calm and collected during some of the stressful parts of planning and budgeting. We could have never done this on our own--Anastasia was patient with us and gave the best advice based on her wealth of experience and research. If you want someone to pay attention to the details and do what is right during every step of the process, then look no further than Anastasia.
By  Overtired Dad of Kids under the age of 6  from  Indianapolis
Traveled to  Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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7 of 10 people found this review helpful
Awesome All-Inclusive Resort
Anastasia made it very easy. We provided her a description of what we were looking for, and in one email exchange found Unico 20'87' resort in Riviera Maya.
Traveled to  Riviera Maya ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Anastasia Bender responded:
Hi Craig! Thank you so much for the kind review! It was my pleasure helping you and your family find the perfect vacation spot! I truly look forward to working with you again soon! Sincerely, Anastasia Bender

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Destination Expert:

  • Walt Disney World
  • Caribbean
  • Aruba
  • Dominican Republic
  • Disneyland
  • Riviera Maya
  • Mexico
  • Punta Cana

Travel Specialist:

  • All Inclusive
  • Couples & Romance
  • Family Vacations
  • Honeymoons
  • Groups
  • Theme Parks
  • Beach Vacations
  • Destination Weddings
  • Escorted Tours
  • Luxury Cruises
  • Overwater Bungalows

Top Travel Partners:

  • AMResorts
  • GOGO Vacations
  • Sandals and Beaches Resorts
  • Silversea Cruises
  • Globus


  • College of Disney Knowledge
  • Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics
  • Hilton Worldwide Travel Professionals Program
  • Holland America Line Academy
  • Karisma Hotels & Resorts Wedding Training Program

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