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About us

Who Are We?

The Parnells

We’re wanderers and adventurers – curious souls who want to take in every inch of the world, meet as many of its amazing residents as possible, taste its flavors and learn its history .

Located in the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains in Southwest Virginia, we travel as often as possible, usually monthly, and as much as we love the places we visit, we’ve never seen a place as beautiful as home.

We’ve been providing adult foster care in our home to the same two wonderful gentleman for over 11 years and are the proud parents of two adult children, and the extra super duper proud grandparents of the most wonderful little girl in the world. 

Although I (Laura Beth) am the chief trip planner and do 95% of the planning, Brian occasionally assists me with travel planning – with research and ideas and most of all, he makes sure that the household runs smoothly and happily while I plan Real Good Trips.

The other thing Brian provides great assistance with is planning trips for US. So far this year we’ve traveled to Aruba for a few weeks, road-tripped around California, spent a weekend in Bristol, Virginia, a weekend in the mountains of Beckley, West Virginia, a weekend in Washington, DC, and a few other weekend trips here and there. Later this year we are booked to visit The Netherlands(Holland), Germany, and Switzerland and then a 10 day Mediterranean cruise that’ll take us from Athens, Greece to the Greek Isles to Turkey, Israel, Cyprus, and a few Italian ports before ending in Rome…and you can be sure we have a few surprise trips up our sleeves. 

I’m excited to get to know you and your family as you become a client of our agency and I look forward to planning your Real Good Trips.