Michelle Shumate, VTA

Michelle Shumate, VTA

Travel Advisor

Fairy Godmother Travel

Elizabethton, TN

United States


I am a Travel Advisor specializing in family vacations, ocean and river cruises, all-inclusive resorts and SO much more! I take care of all the details of your trip, so that you can relax and look forward to having fun and making amazing new memories. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Chris, for 13 years. We have three children who constantly keep us on our toes! I've been a travel advisor for over 5 years now, and I'm blessed to be able to run my small business from home. I also homeschool our two oldest children, and I'm so thankful to be able to do so. I'm been traveling all over the world for as long as I can remember, and my parents really instilled the love of travel in me. Now I get to pass that love on to my kids, and it's an amazing thing! Watching their eyes light up as they experience new places is my favorite!

Travel Specialization

Accessible/Special Needs, All Inclusive, Amusement/Theme Parks, Barge/Canal/River Cruises, Beach Vacations, Budget Travel, Cruising - River, Cruising/Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Disney, Family Fun, Family/Multi-generational, Group Vacation, Honeymoon, Hotel

Destination Specialization

Caribbean, Europe - Eastern, Europe - Northern, Europe - Western, Greece, Latin America & Mexico, Pacific Islands - Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., South America, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Florida, U.S. - Hawaii

Spoken Languages




reviews (15)

Reviewed on Oct 05, 2022

Reviewed on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 1:52:41 PM

Michelle is truly the most professional, competent, thorough travel advisor. My family has used Michelle twice in planning vacations. We will never plan a trip without her! You will not go wrong by choosing Michelle to help you plan your vacation or travel needs.

Reviewed on May 23, 2022

Reviewed on Monday, May 23, 2022 3:19:58 PM

I will never use another agent after having Michelle book my trip! She is prompt with answering, even when the question is a silly one! She made our first family trip an enormous success, and I will not hesitate use her again in the future for various destinations. Do yourself a favor and use her services, you’ll be able to enjoy your vacation thoroughly!

Reviewed on May 21, 2022

Reviewed on Saturday, May 21, 2022 9:23:25 AM

Michelle helped our family plan a trip to Disney in late April 2022. Disney can be overwhelming with lots of choices and she made it easy to find where to stay, what to do, and where to eat. She also made sure we got the best deal! Her packing tips and help with last minute changes were so helpful! The app-based itinerary is very convenient and she has recommendations for everything to make your trip smooth. She’s quick to respond, knows all-things-Disney, and is very professional. I’ve known Michelle for a long time and she’s truly a fairy godmother for your travel. If you’re thinking about reaching out to Michelle, do it. You’ll be glad you did! This was our first family trip to Disney and, because of her, we were able to book with confidence. ??????????

Reviewed on Mar 05, 2022

Reviewed on Saturday, March 5, 2022 2:32:33 PM

Michelle was very responsive and worked hard to get our reservations booked. One restaurant was full and she got us in right on time! I highly recommend using Michelle!

Reviewed on Jan 05, 2022

Reviewed on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 2:22:42 PM

Michelle was the best to work with. Any questions we had she was quick to answer. All my 13 year old wanted to do while in Disney was build a light saber. At first we were not able to get in, but Michelle worked hard and was able to book him a slot.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2021

Reviewed on Monday, December 27, 2021 8:45:38 AM

Michelle has planned a couple of Disney trips for us over the years. She is very responsive to questions, and works hard to make sure all the details are taken care of. Highly recommend!

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

Reviewed on Monday, November 29, 2021 4:01:23 PM

Michelle is the best! She handles everything and knows all the answers. She makes our trips less stressful because she does so much so I don’t have to. This is my 3 trip in 2 1_2 years she has planned for me. She’s awesome!

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

Reviewed on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 7:35:50 PM

Michelle was absolutely amazing and handled every question and obstacle we had with a smile. Traveling during this time is not easy especially internationally but Michelle had us 100% prepared to have an amazing trip. Her recommendations on places to go and the place we settled on were 10 out of 10! We will definitely use her again in the future.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2021

Reviewed on Sunday, June 27, 2021 2:52:14 PM

Michelle is the absolute best! She planned and booked everything for our all inclusive honeymoon. I changed my mind on things and had trouble making decisions and she was beside me every step of the way. She is so knowledgeable and answered all of my questions very thoroughly. She sent me reminders the week of travel and I even text her the day of and she was happy to help me! I can’t say enough good things. I don’t think we will travel again without her expertise behind the trip.

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

Reviewed on Monday, May 17, 2021 9:21:44 AM

Michelle was a God send! She made our all inclusive honeymoon trip so EASY!! She was so patient with me, and answered every question!! I cannot wait to book my next vacation with her SOON!

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

Reviewed on Monday, April 12, 2021 11:13:14 PM

Fairy Godmother is a perfect title! Michelle handled our 11 person trip to Disney, originally planned for April 2020, cancelled because of COVID, rescheduled to September 2020, cancelled again, and then finally scheduled for April 2021. Michelle guided us through all the changes in plans, packages, resorts, reservations - helping to protect us from the sting of disappointment by handling all the tedious cancellation and rescheduling details for us. I cannot recommend her services highly enough. She is communicative, thoughtful, knowledgeable, patient, and committed to her clients. She even set an alarm to get our Rise of the Resistance boarding pass for us the morning of our Hollywood Studios day! Truly a magical experience!

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2020

Reviewed on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 3:13:06 PM

I can’t say enough good things about Michelle at Fairy God Mother Travel! Our group of three families had no idea where to begin or what to do when starting to plan and carryout a trip to Disney World. Michelle was a life saver! She helped us every step of the way. We had a group with ages ranging from 2 ½ to 58 so she had her work cut out for her in making sure everyone had a good time. She gave us park recommendations, hotel suggestions, and even took care of all our groups dinning (not an easy task during covid). She went above and beyond the call of a travel agent setting an early morning alarm and getting our entire group on the New Star Wars ride at Hollywood Studios! This ride was a highlight for all of us. Michelle answered all our questions in a timely manner and cleared up any confusion we newbies to Disney World had. I have used travel agency many times in my life and can honestly say Michelle was the best agent I have come across. Thank you, Fairy God Mother, for helping our family have the trip of a lifetime.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2020

Reviewed on Sunday, November 15, 2020 10:38:12 AM

She rocks! I tell all my friends and family to book all there trips through her. Makes everything so easy. Knows all the answers. Gets back to you so quickly. Can’t wait to plan another trip through her.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

Reviewed on Thursday, November 12, 2020 12:36:30 PM

I have worked with Michelle for over a year now planning a Disney trip for my family of three! We worked closely on resort packages, travel dates, dining reservations, and fast passes! Michelle could not have been easier to work with on planning such a specific trip for us. She is always attentive, remembers our requests and _`must do_`s_` and is a quick response away. Unfortunately, COVID has delayed our trip, but we have saved our booking and hope to go in the spring of 2021! Through the Disney shutdowns, and scramble to figure out new plans, Michelle has been wonderful. We are so so thankful to have Michelle on our side. I couldn_`t ask for a better agent!

Reviewed on Nov 08, 2020

Reviewed on Sunday, November 8, 2020 3:39:24 PM

Michelle has planned numerous trips for our family and her services are the best! She pays special attention to every little detail and makes family vacations a breeze to plan! She is quick to respond to any question and goes above and beyond to make every part of your trip perfect!





Travel advisors have the expertise and connections to enhance your trip with one-of-a-kind experiences and to smooth out any problems that might arise. Plus, ASTA members must abide by a strict code of ethics. Here are more reasons travelers are turning to travel advisors.

Time-savings and convenience

Expert Advice


Money-savings and VIP perks

Personal attention

Exclusive experiences

American Society of Travel Advisors

123 N Pitt St, Ste 400, Alexandria, VA 22314 U.S.A.

Contact Us