Hi there! I'm thrilled to introduce myself as the proud owner of a thriving travel agency, Discovery Travel. With a passion for exploration that was sparked during my time in the Marine Corps, I embarked on a mission to share the wonders of the world with others. Since opening Discovery Travel, formerly Discovery Travel Planning, in 2013, I have been committed to crafting unforgettable travel experiences for my clients.
I have been married to my best friend, Janice, for 24 years. We have 4 successful, adult children that we are extremely proud of. Our other family members are a 150lb. English Mastiff and our super friendly cat with wobbly cat syndrome (otherwise perfectly healthy). Oh, and our newest addition, some CHICKENS (chicks actually).
Over the years, Discovery Travel has grown to include a team of six talented advisors, who work as independent contractors. Together, we specialize in group travel, catering to a wide range of occasions such as all-inclusive resorts and cruises, destination weddings, family reunions, and friends getaways. We also specialize in Disney, Europe, and River Cruising. We believe that these shared experiences create lasting memories and strengthen bonds between loved ones.
A US Army Veteran of 6 years, mother of 4, and reside in wonderful rural Starke County Indiana.
Travel has become my passion. As a dedicated travel specialist, Im constantly training and combing destinations to learn the best places to serve my clients needs. I specialize in domestic vacations and trips, rail, river cruising, Europe and FAMILY FUN! But I can certainly plan any adventure to any destination you choose from Dublin to Vegas.
In my military career I was stationed in Babenhausen Germany and traveled many destinations as possible in my 2 year tour there. If you have not seen real life castles you MUST take a Rhine River cruise, tour some top European destinations. Venture to Christmas markets or take part in an Octoberfest celebration! I look forward to speaking with you on any travels you may need!
Hi, my name is Crystal Macchiarella - Poradzisz. I am a travel agent with Discovery Travel in Portage, Indiana, who specializes in Disney Vacations. I want to make magic for my clients and help them have the best Disney Vacation with their families while making memories that will last a lifetime.
My husband, daughter and I are Annual Passholders at Disney World because of our love for all things Disney. We have stayed at many of the resorts ranging from Deluxe to Value. This has helped me in giving our clients the best possible direction in what they want or what they are looking for. Our family loves doing Character Dining. We do one sit down meal a day when we are in Disney and that always includes the characters. Our tradition is that our last meal of our trip before heading home is 1900 Fare at the Grand Floridian Resort, where my daughters says good bye to Cinderella, Prince Charming, the Step Sisters and Madame Tremaine, while drinking Strawberry soup, and waving “See you real soon.”
We have experienced “Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party” and Mickey’s “A Very Merry Christmas Party” which are both a must do if you go to Disney during the holidays. It truly is the most magical time of the year. When your at Disney, you forget about everything at home and lose yourself in your children's eyes where everything is magical. Its like seeing Disney for the first time.
I will help you in booking your vacation in Disney World, FL; Disneyland, CA; Adventures by Disney which is all over the world and in the States; Disney Cruises; Aulani in Hawaii; Park Tickets; Dining and Fast Passes. You name it, we do it.
If Disney is not your thing, then let me help you book a vacation at Universal Studios, Sea World, Busch Gardens, or how about all of the above. You dream it and we can plan it, together.
At Discovery Travel, we are proud to say “WE DON’T CHARGE AGENT FEES OR PLANNING FEES.” We just like to save you money so you can spend it on your family, making memories.
I believe in making Memories with your families and this happens by making moments happen, which is scheduling a vacation with me.
I’m Jeremy, and while born and raised in NW Indiana, I’m currently located in Austin, TX. I’m a 2019 Purdue University West Lafayette graduate in financial planning. Dog dad of 1. Travel is always top of mind on my end. As an avid golfer and traveler, traveling and playing/experiencing new courses has always been on a never ending bucket list. I specialize in cruises and all-inclusive resorts
Jenny signed up under the Discovery Travel Umbrella in March of 2022. Wife, and mother of 2. She is a school bus driver and her love of travel led her to dive head first into the life of a travel advisor.
Jenny has not limited her learning to any specific niche, so she can book just about anything for you.
Already sought out by friends and family to plan trips and research hotels, Brittney decided to jump into the travel agent business.
Hi! I’m Brittney! I live in NWI with my husband and high school sweetheart and our two young children. Something I’ve always been passionate about is traveling! As a family, we’ve made sure to prioritize making memories and traveling! My philosophy is simple, we may love the material things but they will never last as long as our beautiful memories! Let me help you make some core memories of your own! I specialize Disney, Universal, cruises and all-inclusive resorts but can certainly help plan any destination trip you desire. You can count on me to make sure you have the vacation of your dreams!
"I'm a 2020 Purdue West Lafayette engineering graduate. In my free time I'm an avid traveler, hiker, and cook. I discovered my passion for traveling during my 7 months of study abroad in South Korea. Since then, I've traveled to Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, Luxembourg, Belgium, Spain, and Portugal. Trips to Australia, New Zealand, France, Monaco, and Italy are in the works!"