A Happy Place Travel

Planning your trip should be FUN, not stressful.

About A Happy Place Travel

A Happy Place Travel is a boutique travel agency specializing in family,small group and culturally immersive vacations. We can help you plan cruises & tours in Europe (including River Cruises), the U.S. (including Alaska), Canada (including rail) & the Islands (Ireland, the U.K. including Scotland & it's many islands, the Caribbbean, Hawaii, etc), as well as golf trips and family trips. From custom itineraries and tours to family fun vacations and sightseeing, our highly acclaimed assistance and travel planning services can help make your vacation the trip of a lifetime. A Happy Place Travel LLC, is owned and operated by Kathie Snyders and is the parent company of the divisions Beyond the Crowds (specializing in small group travel) and It's Celtic Time! (specializing in Ireland & Scotland). See our Certificate of Good Standing with the state of Colorado.

A Happy Place Travel's vision is to be the most personable, trusted, go-to travel service for Culturally Immersive, Custom & Small Group Tours & Cruises.

About Kathie

Kathie is a full service Travel Agent, AmaWaterways River Cruise Certified, Disney Cruise Line Certified, Tourism Ireland Specialist, and a CIE Tours Ireland Expert and a Certified Sandals Specialist. Plus she is IATAN (International Airlines Travel Agent Network) Accredited.

Independent Contractor
"Top 50" for
Cruises & Tours Unlimited
Jacksonville, FL
FL Seller of Travel ST15578


  • Thank you again for your superb handling of our difficulties. Anyone can be successful when there are zero problems-you performed well under adversity and saved the trip for us with your creative solutioning. You are someone that cares about outcomes and can be relied upon- a rarity indeed!
    [July 2019 Custom Family Outlander Tour of Scotland]

  • We cannot thank you enough! We had the most wonderful time, perhaps the best vacation we’ve ever had as a family.
    All 4 of us thought the tour with Scott (from Inverness Tours) was incredible. It did wind up being a private day with just the four of us which was a real treat, and I am so glad it worked out that way. My husband and I loved it — the teenagers (who say they don’t like history) LOVED “all the stories” (which of course IS history.)
    We are all getting our feet back under us slowly, but look at photos or talk about our trip almost daily. Thank you again for everything, you helped get us organized and your help with the timing was wonderful, we couldn’t have done it without you!
    [August 2nd, 2018 Family of Four Scotland Tour]

  • We are delighted with the tour and would recommend it to anyone. Five stars!
    [June 12, 2016 Outlander Immersion Tour]

  • I can't believe all that you are doing. You amaze me! Thank you for all your great information and constant watching out for us.
    I tell everyone I know about you and your company. I only hope some will heed our suggestions.
    [June 25, 2016 Ireland & Outlander Immersion Tour]

  • "I should have added that the key thing you offered was personal communication, care and support!"

  • "Thanks as ever- we are having a great time and you are getting high marks from everyone!"

  • "You really are good at this and clearly this is your passion. Made me want to hop on a plane straight away."

  • "Fabulous information you have supplied. Thank you."

  • From a client who brought is family to the US: "We would like to thank you for the itinerary you had put together for us. Everything went off very well. The kids too had a great time. Hotels and the tours were great.
    Special mention on the Spiderman show which was fantastic - the seats were a great selection.
    We would be happy to recommend you to any of our friends planning a trip to the US.
    Many people were amazed that we had managed to cover the depth and breadth of the vast US with your help.

    It was time well spent planning with you."

Your Conifer, Colorado based, IATAN Accredited, award winning travel advisor.

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