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Travel Expertise

Favorite experiences
  • Sea Dream Yacht Club Cruise to Italy and Croatia with a group of friends
  • Regent Seven Seas cruise on the Seven Seas Navigator to Greece
  • Tasmania
  • Hawaii
  • Mexico
Most recent trips
  • Italy and Croatia on SeaDream Yacht Club
Specialties Certifications
  • Signature Select Travel Expert
  • Four Seasons Preferred Partner
  • AMResorts Master Agent
  • Ritz Carlton Star Agent
Awards & Accolades
  • TravelStore Chairman’s Club

I love to help people with memorable vacations.

Wendy Sandridge

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Wendy's Story

Some people are lucky enough to have a job that is both their vocation and their avocation. Luxury Travel Specialist Wendy Sandridge is one of those lucky few. Wendy, AKA Travel Mom Wendy, not only loves to create amazing trips for her clients, but she also loves travel and visiting destinations around the world herself. In this case, her vocation and her avocation are vacations. It really comes as no surprise that she has landed in this business; after all, she’s followed in her mother’s footsteps.

Growing up, she regularly traveled with her family, but she also had the opportunity to hear about all the amazing trips her mother Barbara was planning for her clients at the travel agency she owned and operated in Manhattan Beach, California. Barbara still works in the industry today. Wendy gained her own “travel mom” title, however, in 2004, when her own children were younger. Thinking she wanted to get a few friends together to plan a cruise for families, she ended up coordinating a trip for 385 people. That was just the beginning. Now she’s worked with thousands of clients, coordinating trips around the globe, and she herself has traveled to dozens of countries.

Wendy has a passion for travel because she loves to see new things and meet new people and see different cultures. It’s evident when talking to Wendy that she is equally passionate about what she plans for her clients. Her mission is to make the clients happy. Wendy loves it when she sees one of her clients posting pictures on social media of their travels, so she can see that they’re having a great time. The way she sees it, she plays a big role in helping to create memories, and she goes above and beyond in making sure each client has personal touches that make the trip extra special.

Jordan C. has utilized Wendy’s services for years. “Wendy is amazing, the travel queen! We work with her on every vacation we plan. She has helped coordinate trips for me and my husband, my family, girlfriends, and last-minute getaways. No matter what the occasion, every experience is top-notch and memorable. Her vast connections in the industry ensure her clients always have a one-of-a-kind experience.” Wendy, furthermore, planned every detail of Jordan’s honeymoon through Europe. “At every hotel stop, we were greeted with a welcome gift and note from our Travel Mom Wendy, always a highlight for us when checking in to a new place. Ultimately, with her assistance, the entire honeymoon felt seamless and easy, as does every vacation with her, which allowed us to fully relax and enjoy every moment stress-free.”

TravelStore, of which Wendy is an independent affiliate, says, “We’ve been where you want to go.” That is certainly the case for Wendy. Now that her children are older, she’s had the freedom to travel even more. Her favorites are cruises, especially with friends, finding it more fun to travel with a group. Over the course of her career and her own trips, she’s been able to establish personal connections with hoteliers and suppliers, which allows her to make each trip unique, often with special perks or suggestions. Wendy helped Lisa J. plan a multi-city trip through Italy with her family. Lisa says, “Wendy has built some incredible relationships over the course of her career. Her wonderful relationships with hotel managers across Italy made every check-in a dream and scored us multiple upgrades during our trip, along with incredibly friendly service. Beyond accommodations, Wendy suggested a boat tour of the Amalfi Coast instead of a driving tour to eliminate all the steps down and up (for Dad with bi-lateral knee replacement). Our boat tour was a fantastic alternative, making everyone physically comfortable while giving my parents the opportunity to make friends with fellow travelers, as they often do! Our cooking class in Florence was much the same. Great instructors, great tour of the market, and terrific new friendships begun.”

So what does her mom think of it all? Barbara says, “I’m very, very proud of her. It makes me feel very good to see her follow in my footsteps.” Barbara adds, “I think she is a phenomenal advisor, and she’s very good to all her groups.” She should know; Barbara has been to over 65 countries herself during her four decades in the travel business. There’s little doubt where Wendy’s passion comes from. When Wendy planned that cruise that was the start of her own travel career, she could not have known that today she’d be planning honeymoons for the kids on that trip. Considering that travel is in her genes, Wendy has a lot more memories to create.

Wendy's Travel Journals

© Wendy Sandridge
Jul 20, 2022 Avatar Wendy Sandridge Wendy Sandridge

French Polynesia and Windstar Cruise

Windstar has really improved since the last time I sailed with them and I would be happy to go again or tell you more about it.

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Mar 04, 2020 Avatar Wendy Sandridge Wendy Sandridge

First Time Aboard Oceania: A Client Review

We love it when clients send us their travel stories, and we’re happy to share this Oceania cruise review from Emily...

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    • Abu Dhabi & Dubai
    • Alaska
    • Antarctica
    • Arctic
    • Argentina
    • Australia
    • Austria
    • Belgium & the Netherlands
    • Belize
    • Bermuda
    • Bhutan, Nepal & Tibet
    • Bolivia
    • Botswana
    • Brazil
    • British Isles
    • Cambodia
    • Canada
    • Caribbean
    • Central Europe
    • Chile
    • China
    • Colombia
    • Costa Rica
    • Croatia
    • Cuba
    • Czech Republic & Slovakia
    • Denmark
    • East Africa
    • Eastern Europe
    • Egypt
    • England & Wales
    • Ethiopia
    • Fiji
    • Finland
    • France
    • Galapagos & Ecuador
    • Germany
    • Greece & Greek Isles
    • Greenland
    • Guatemala
    • Hawaii
    • Hungary
    • Iceland
    • India
    • Indonesia, Bali & Borneo
    • Ireland & Northern Ireland
    • Israel
    • Italy
    • Japan
    • Jordan
    • Kenya
    • Laos
    • Malaysia
    • Maldives
    • Mediterranean
    • Mexico
    • Morocco
    • Myanmar
    • Namibia
    • United States
    • New Zealand
    • Norway
    • Panama
    • Patagonia
    • Peru
    • Philippines
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Puerto Rico
    • Russia
    • Rwanda & Uganda
    • Saudi
    • Scandinavia & Nordic Countries
    • Scotland
    • Singapore
    • Slovenia
    • South Africa
    • South Korea
    • South Pacific & Oceania
    • Southeast Asia
    • Southern Africa
    • Spain
    • Sri Lanka
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • Tahiti & French Polynesia
    • Tanzania
    • Thailand
    • Türkiye (Turkey)
    • Uruguay
    • Vietnam
    • Western Europe
    • Zambia & Zimbabwe
    • Adventure Travel
    • Custom Travel
    • Cycling Vacations and Bike Tours
    • Destination Weddings
    • Escorted Tours
    • Expedition Cruises
    • Family Vacations
    • Food and Wine
    • Genealogy Travel
    • Group Travel
    • Honeymoons and Romance
    • Hotels and Resorts
    • Incentive Travel
    • LGBTQ Travel
    • Luxury Travel
    • Ocean Cruises
    • Private Travel
    • Rail Vacations
    • River Cruises
    • Social Impact & Voluntourism
    • Solo Travel
    • Spa Vacations & Wellness Travel
    • Space Travel
    • Sports Travel
    • Villas and Homes
    • Wildlife Encounters
    • Yacht Vacations