Amanda Achord

Norman, OK

Travel Planner

The magical canals of Venice
The magical canals of Venice

Before my career in travel I helped operate our three Raising Cane's Chicken Finger franchises for 15 years.  It was about 8 years ago when I decided that I would shift my focus to something I am truly passionate about... TRAVEL and that included building a career helping my community with planning memorable vacations. 

From a young age, I enjoyed traveling all over the Caribbean and the Rockies with my family and going to Walt Disney World every summer with my grandparents.  In my young adult years I spent a summer in Rome and was hooked.  The culmination of all those travel experiences is what inspired me to become a Travel Planner. I believe that “it is better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times”.  I am passionate about adding value to my client’s vacations by saving them time and delivering a stress-free, unforgettable vacation.  I like to call myself “a personal shopper for travel”, adding a human element to my client's vacation while planning trips that are packed full of wonderful experiences and lifelong memories.  I am a graduate of Disney’s College of Knowledge and completed training courses on all the major cruise lines including Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, Carnival and Princess as well as many of the major hotel brands and travel suppliers.  My main areas of experience include the Caribbean, Mexico/ Central America, US and Europe and I have gotten my feet wet with Japan and Australia.  I have personally traveled all over the US, Western Canada and vacationed in several tropical destinations including Hawaii, Mexico, Bermuda, Aruba, Cayman Islands, Bahamas, Belize, Antigua, Turks and Caicos, Dominican Republic, Tortola, St. John, St. Martin and St. Thomas.  I have also spent a lot of time in Italy and traveled to France, the UK, Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic, Greece and Croatia.

One of the things I love about my travel career is helping my clients check destinations off their bucket lists!  My personal bucket list includes any island in the South Pacific, Japan and New Zealand.  

I graduated from Louisiana State University and made my home in Norman, OK in 2005 with my husband, 18 yr old son and 15 yr old daughter.  In my spare time, I enjoy traveling of course, LSU and OU football and watching my kids play sports.

My Reviews

7 of 11 people found this review helpful
Best Thanksgiving get away!
Amanda makes everything easy, no stress and I felt like she had so many tips we wouldn’t of known with out her.
By  Dillard beach 2020  from  Norman, ok
Traveled to  Florida ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Amanda Achord responded:
Thank you Andrea for your repeat business! I appreciate you so much!

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5 of 9 people found this review helpful
So much fun!
Amanda is fantastic to work with. She listens, executes and goes above and beyond to make your trip exceed your expectations. No request is too big or too small and she gives attention to every detail. She plans trips like she would for her own family!
By  AAA  from  Norman, OK
Traveled to  Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Amanda Achord responded:
Thanks Marissa! It was a joy to plan yet another Disney trip for you and your family! I am glad you all got to experience Universal this time as well! Looking forward to helping you all again, hopefully in the near future!

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6 of 11 people found this review helpful
Can't wait to go back!
Our trip to Exuma over Christmas break can be best described by my 9yr old, Reese…."This must be what Heaven is like". Our family wanted beautiful surroundings along with a super chill environment and Exuma was it. The Grand Isle Resort was not only beautiful, the staff was courteous and the food was amazing. Our private charter to tour the islands was the hit of the trip. From swimming with the pigs and sharks to hand feeding sting rays and turtles.

The Bahamas have implemented many safety precautions to ensure the health of their people, staff and visitors. We felt very safe during our entire stay. We will certainly be back again very soon!

Thank you Amanda for taking care of all our travel needs. Your attention to detail was above and beyond anything I could have asked for.

By  Melissa L  from  Baton Rouge, LA
Traveled to  Bahamas ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Amanda Achord responded:
Melissa! I am glad you and your family had such a wonderful experience! I am looking forward to helping you plan your summer trip to the Bahamas. Thank you for your loyalty and I look forward to being your travel planner for many years to come!

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Destination Expert:

  • Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Mexico
  • Walt Disney World
  • Hawaii

Travel Specialist:

  • All Inclusive
  • Beach Vacations
  • Family Vacations
  • Independent Travel
  • Cruises

Top Travel Partners:

  • AmaWaterways
  • Classic Vacations
  • Avanti Destinations
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Project Expedition

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