Melinda Patton

Danville, KY

Certified Travel Specialist

Having entered my fourteenth year as a travel specialist, I enjoy arranging travel for clients. I enjoy creating once in a lifetime experiences that people can talk about and share with family and friends for years to come. Travel is about immersing oneself in the local culture and history of the destination.

My Travel Specialties

Hawaii Specialist

Aloha! Have always dreamed of going to Hawaii? Hawaii is one of the top "bucket list" destinations.  With my help, I can make sure the stress drifts away with the tide as you relax on one of Hawaii’s picturesque beaches or enjoy an authentic Luau experience so the only worry you have is what’s for...
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A view of iconic Diamond Head

Italy Specialist

I traveled to Rome, Naples, Sorrento and Sicily in May 2019. It is my second trip to this amazing destination. What is not to love? There is so much rich history and culture plus the food is absolutely phenomenal. There is so much to see and experience in Italy. It is still one of my favorite destinations...
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Amalfi Coast

Los Cabos Specialist

I traveled to beautiful Los Cabos/Cabo San Lucas in August 2018. This destination has so much to offer. I am grateful for the opportunity to travel to Los Cabos and Cabo San Lucas to experience the local culture and scenery. The food, the service and the people are wonderful. I cannot wait to go back...
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Australia Specialist

Australia is amazingly beautiful and so diverse. I was blessed with the opportunity to travel to Australia in May 2018 and had an amazing time. Australia has so much to offer. 

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Aussie Specialist

Alaska Specialist

Looking for an exotic adventure but still want to stay within the United States? Very few places in the world, let alone in the United States, rival the natural beauty of Alaska. The state’s untouched landscape is something that begs to be explored, whether you’re taking a cruise along the Glacier...
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Glacier Bay National Park

Eastern and Central Europe Specialist

I traveled through France, Luxembourg, Germany, Bavaria, and Austria in July 2017. The countryside through these beautiful counties is unparalleled. If you are seeking cultural, historical, sight seeing, culinary, or nightly fun Europe is a wonderful place to explore. 

The Beaches of Normandy...
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Beaches of Normandy

Ireland Specialist

Who hasn’t dreamed of an adventure through Europe?

The rustic and serene landscape of Ireland is something many
have fallen in love with, including myself. Natural landmarks such as the
Cliffs of Moher or architectural wonders like St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin...
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Destination Wedding Honeymoon Travel Specialist

Every little girl has dreamed of her wedding day. She has imagined how her dress would flow or how her ring would shimmer in the light. From a simple barefoot ceremony on Wailea Beach in Maui or an elaborate wedding at a castle in Ireland, I can customize your destination wedding to be everything...
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My Travel Albums

Cabo 2018
Driving to Punch Bowl
Ireland 2017
France, Germany, Austria

My Travel Stories

Europe Summer Travel 2017

My family and I just returned from a week in Europe. We toured the beaches of Normandy,  Paris, and the beautiful countryside of Northern France. We visited the iconic historical sites in Berlin, Germany such as Check Point Charlie and The Berlin Wall. We traveled south through Bavaria into the Alps,...Read more.

Customer Testimonials

Always Ready to Help

Travel Leaders makes my life so easy. They are efficient, swift and professional. Whether their main phone line or their emergency assistance line, they are always able to find a solution and get me to and from where I need to be in the best way possible. I primarily work with Melinda and she is so friendly, honest and is always willing to go the extra mile to assure my travel plans are up to date and work with my hectic schedule. Whether it is a last minute travel change or a special request to get home due to illness or celebration, Travel Leaders is always on my side and read to take the next step to fulfill my travel needs!
Tiffany A.

A Lifesaver!

It is a pleasure to work with Melinda, at Travel Leaders, when booking my upcoming travel needs. I know she helps countless people every day, but she always finds time to answer my call or promptly return my emails. She provides the personal touch you rarely find in today's frenetic pace. I recently had a travel mishap with the airlines canceling almost all of their flights into a particular city. Rather than stand in the long lines at the airport, Melinda was on the phone with me discussing my options. She then searched for an alternate flight plan and contacted the airline to get it booked. I made it to my destination and more importantly didn't miss my business meeting. Melinda Patton has my highest recommendation and continues to exceed my expectations.
Kris K.

Truly Dedicated Agent

Melinda was a big help to us! She promptly responded to all of our questions and concerns and always took care of the small details such as our dinner reservations and seat assignments. She worked very hard with the cruise line to get us the best price/value possible and really went above and beyond when she was booking back to back cruises for us. Thanks again Melinda!
Paula A.

Our permanent Travel Agent

Before Melinda I would usually just do research and bookings on my own, but I was always so worried about booking something incorrectly or getting the wrong dates for something. Next time around, we decided to go to Melinda to help plan our next vacation-an Oceania cruise through the Greek Isles and Mediterranean. She did such an excellent job of taking care of all the finer details-restaurant reservations, air travel-so we had no worries whatsoever. She would follow through with a phone call to make sure we arrived safely and on time and that our trip went as expected. So who are we getting to help plan our next trip to Australia and New Zealand? Melinda of course! We are truly indebted to her and I just can't say enough nice things about her.
Mary H.

Stress-Free Vacations

I have used Travel Leaders in Danville for several vacations and they have never let me down. Melinda is a pleasure to work with and she has made our complex trips worry-free! I would strongly recommend Travel Leaders Danville and I would strongly recommend Melinda!
Gary D.

Excellent planning!

Melinda was immensely helpful in organizing two Sister Cities trips to Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, Danville’s Sister City. She is knowledgeable and has excellent ideas, such as planning at the Titanic Museum in Belfast a replica of the actual dinner served on that fateful ship the night before it went down.
Milton R.

My Reviews

8 of 13 people found this review helpful
Honest, hard working and attention to detail!!!
Melinda is as thorough as i would be if i was doing it myself. If i could do it, i would; however, i totally trust her to do all my travel plans. Melinda is very honest and diligent in every detail. I love the way she does her work! Melinda keeps me updated on any event change or situation that may change and i like that way she keeps our communication open at all times!! Very easy to work with. I highly recommend her to anyone!!
By  grover  from  campbellsville, KY
Traveled to  Hawaii Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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2 of 9 people found this review helpful
Great experience booking with Melinda!
Melinda has been wonderful! She made planning and booking our trip so easy, and answers every question I had along the way. I recommend her to everyone considering travel. I will definitely be using her again in the future.
By  Cassie  from  Nicholasville ky
Traveled to  Mediterranean ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 of 16 people found this review helpful
THREE of the BEST trips I have ever taken, all tha
I would not even THINK of planning a trip without the help of Melinda. I always wanted to travel but had no idea how to go about it, then one day I stopped in to our local travel agent office and met Melinda and the rest as they say is history. Melinda has taken all the worry out of planning a trip, she makes it all so easy, and I have taken three CIE tours with her help and can not wait to start planning my next one. I tell people all the time about my wonderful experience with Travel Leaders and Melinda, and even sent some friends from church to see her and they are now booked on an Ireland trip this fall, all thanks to Melinda. As I said before I am looking forward to planning my next trip with Melinda and the great Travel Leader folks, and just know I will have a wonderful time as always. Thanks again.
By  scott  from  Harrodsburg Kentucky
Traveled to  Ireland ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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3 of 12 people found this review helpful
Great Trips!
Melinda has be wonderful, Even when I've had some unusual question. She always go above and beyond to answer them.
By  Happy Traveller  from  Harrodsburg, KY
Traveled to  Playa Del Carmen ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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0 of 7 people found this review helpful
Our Dream Vacation
Melinda took all the worry out of planning our trip. When the planning has been done for you, and everything is made simple, then you can fully enjoy your worries. Melinda was very personable, as well as professional. I would highly recommend her, and will also use her for my next trip.
By  2Doodles  from  Harrodsburg, KY
Traveled to  Ireland ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Australia
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Alaska
  • Hawaii
  • Berlin
  • Los Cabos
  • Bavaria
  • Dublin
  • Cabo San Lucas
  • Cancun
  • Haleakala, Maui
  • Dominican Republic
  • Normandy
  • County Cork
  • Kauai Island
  • Paris
  • Limerick
  • Oahu Island
  • Innsbruck
  • Killarney
  • Hawaii Island

Travel Specialist:

  • Adventure
  • All Inclusive
  • Arts & Culture
  • Couples & Romance
  • Cruises
  • Luxury Cruises
  • Honeymoons
  • Skiing & Winter Sports
  • Destination Weddings
  • Luxury
  • Family Vacations
  • Culinary & Foodie
  • Escorted Tours

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  • Disney Cruise Line
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