Belle Meade Vacations

Creating memorable travel experiences!
Bernadette has been in the travel industry for over 10 years and began her association with Belle Meade Vacations in 2008. She turned her passion for travel into a career after graduating from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Art History. Bernadette has gained valuable first-hand destination knowledge by traveling extensively throughout ...Europe, Asia, and the US. Some of her travels include Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, the Caribbean, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia, China, Thailand, Nepal, Japan, Turkey, Egypt, Israel, England, Italy, France, Ireland, Greece, Hungary and her husband’s homeland of the Czech Republic. website Bernadette loves to help her clients by creating memorable vacations, whether it is a weekend getaway or the dream trip of a lifetime!! More
I started selling group and individual travel in 1988 on the British Island of Montserrat. I moved to Nashville, TN in the 1990's and sold luxury leisure travel before relocating to Surrey England with my family for my husband's work. We used every available opportunity to explore the United Kingdom, Italy and France. I have been living in Nashvil...le for the last nine years doing what I thoroughly enjoy, using my travel experiences and knowledge to create memorable experiences for each of my existing and new clientele. Whether it's a weekend spa escape, a destination wedding, an elaborate European or Safari tour, or exploring hidden and forgotten dynasties, whether it's savouring the wine, the food or just enjoying the astounding and natural beauty of your surroundings, I enjoy creating unique and unforgettable experiences through the art of travel. More
A long time ago when film had to be loaded into large heavy metal cameras, J.C. Bark studied the great photographers and thought she’d become the next Dorothea Lange, but when she reckoned all the pitfalls that come with success; like jealousy, money, fame and hard work, she decided to pursue a simpler vocation. The travel business seemed a natural... since she already loved to travel, how hard could it be? By the time she realized that becoming a Travel Agent involved actual work she was hooked. Since then, she sold travel, taught travel and managed travel in Kansas City, Nashville and Tucson, (where she drank her fair share of tequila hobnobbing with Caballeros). Back in Nashville with Belle Meade Vacations she's arranging amazing, life changing travel adventures for her clients. Rumors that she was passing herself off as a Tibetan Faith Healer at Base Camp are completely unfounded. She still follows the advice she received from a Lebanese street musician at midnight in Cuzco many years ago, “before climbing mountain finish you cognac”. JC Bark, Travel SpecialistPhone:615-386-9876Fax: 615-425-3234Certifications:Virtuoso AccreditedDestination Specialist:Europe, South America, Central America, Hawaii, Caribbean, Pacific Rim, Mexico More
With over 30 years experience in Leisure Travel, I have had the pleasure of planning journeys for many people, their children and now their grand-children! I have traveled extensively in Europe, on the majority of luxury cruise ships and all over the US/Canada/Mexico/Caribbean. What’s next – space travel on Virtuoso’s Virgin Galactic ship! I have p...lanned many destination weddings over the years as well as organized group travel in the US and Europe (please see my tour to Italy for 2010 under “Destinations”). I will be happy to help you plan the vacation/honeymoon/special event of your dreams! More
Cynthia Anne Kear, a native of Knoxville Tennessee, knew at the age of 13 that she wanted to be in the travel business. She did her 8th grade speech on how to be a "Stewardess". Many years later and after a brief stint in sales for Waste Management, Cynthia has now been in the travel business for 15 years and loves every second of it. She starte...d with Belle Meade Travel and is now a partner at Belle Meade Vacations. During this time Cynthia has visited 4 Continents, 40 Countries, 42 States in the US, hundreds of cities, several different cruise lines and never tires of traveling Cynthia loves her clients and she loves matching them up with fabulous trips - nothing excites her more than planning a complicated Foreign Independent Travel itinerary. Cynthia also is the VIP Travel Coordinator for the Nashville Film Festival and enjoys working with the entertainers and filmmakers, and the many challenges involved in performing that role. this site Favorite Trips: London, England - December 2008 - View Our Photo Album Costa Rico - January 2008 - View Our Photo Album Mexico - June 2009 - View Our Photo Album More
Laura began her travel career in Nashville in 1977, after relocating from a small town in Ohio. As a corporate agent dabbling in a bit of leisure, she soon realized that planning vacations was her passion. So she turned her focus to leisure travel 17 years ago and fortunately associated with Belle Meade Travel. It was here where Laura joined an ...excellent group of agents who together took a leap of faith and formed Belle Meade Vacations in 2002 Laura has traveled often to the Caribbean, Hawaii, Mexico and Europe. She is a huge fan of cruises and has cruised with most of the major lines in many parts of the world. Some of her favorite travel destinations include Italy, Tahiti and most recently Rio de Janerio. She looks forward to traveling to destinations that she has yet to visit including Asia, Africa and Dubai Laura believes that listening to the client and matching them with the perfect destination is the most important part of her work. She would love to help you create your next unique travel experience! Favorite Cruises: Caribbean, Hawaii, Mexico, Europe Favorite Destinations: Italy, Tahiti, Rio de Janerio More
Lee grew up in Nashville and began her travel career after graduating from the University of Alabama in 1983. After working at several travel agencies during the 80’s and 90’s, Lee became the Managing Partner of Belle Meade Vacations when it was formed in 2002. In addition to being a full time Leisure Travel Consultant, she taught Adult Travel at St John Fisher College and has escorted several travel groups to Europe and the Mediterranean. Lee’s personal travel experiences include the USA, Canada, Alaska, the Caribbean, Mexico, Bermuda, Tahiti, Brazil, Ireland, England, Scotland, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Holland, Switzerland, Hong Kong and Thailand as well as numerous Caribbean, Mediterranean and Transatlantic cruises. One of her favorite trips included a flight on the Concorde from New York to London in 1996 ! Lee enjoys snow skiing and has visited Vail, Jackson Hole, Keystone, Breckinridge, Beaver Creek, and Whistler, British Columbia as well as smaller ski resorts in upstate New York. Favorite Trips: - Concorde Flight from New York to London - Snow skiing trips - Colorado, Wyoming, British Columbia and upstate New York - Group Trips to Europe and Mediterranean. - South Africa and Botswana - Casa de Campo - golf resort in the Dominican Republic - Northern Italy and Lakes Region More