My name is Christine Earls, and I’m the owner of You and Me by the Sea. I have over 30 years of expertise in customer service and a passion for travel that enables me to guide my couples from their dreams to destinations. I help my clients create vacation memories that last a lifetime. As your personal travel concierge, my job is to ensure that every detail of your Destination Wedding/Honeymoon is handled personally, professionally, and made by utilizing insider knowledge that is focused on delivering you an experience that is uniquely perfect for you. My mission is to take the stress, the hassle, and guesswork of planning your vacation out of your hands. All you need to do is grab your bags and go. I treat you as if you are family because you are my family ❤
You and Me By The Sea Travel
The Wedding Industry
I decided to focus on the bridal industry because I wanted to help brides and grooms plan their dream Destination Wedding & Honeymoon. During the planning stages of a wedding and honeymoon it will be exciting, stressful, and overwhelming all rolled up together. My goal is to make the process as seamless as possible for the couple. I truly enjoy sitting down with couples and listening to exactly what they envision their special day to be like. From the information provided, I draft a few different ideas, and together, we create a beautiful memory.
The Wedding Memories
Every memory is unique because it comes from the heart, so it's hard to pick just one that stands out. For all the couples I have worked with, I enjoyed learning about their journey, which brought them to the next chapter of their lives together. While some stories have tugged on my heartstrings, others have made me laugh. One of my family wedding memories is of my niece Lisa's wedding. My niece designed her bouquet to feature lockets with images of everyone who passed away that had a special place in her heart: her Mom, Nana, Grandmother, and Grandfather.
YOU AND ME BY THE SEA is a boutique travel agency specializing in bespoke experiences, such as Destination Weddings, Honeymoons, Pre-Wedding Celebrations, Bachelor's and Bachelorette Getaways, All-Inclusive Resorts, and Cruises. The areas in which my travel specialties are: French Polynesian, Hawaii, Caribbean, Mexico, Disney, and Cruises. I am also a Sandals and Beaches Specialist.
Christine Earls spent most of her career in the customer service industry. Whether it was at the corporate level with global companies such as Kintetsu World Express and Canon USA, at the national level with mid-level accounting firms, or at the retail level with Home Depot, providing the best customer care has always been a big part of Christine's professional life. After 30 years of working to improve the customer experience, she decided to combine those years of experience with another of her personal passions, the love of travel. Whether it was planning a Hawaiian honeymoon, a family trip to Disney, a Caribbean cruise, or even a romantic weekend in the city, she has always been dedicated to finding new and exciting travel experiences. The result of her customer service experience and personal interest is the creation of You & Me By The Sea Travel, her own travel agency where she strives to give every client a personalized approach and attention to detail that no travel website can provide.
Q: How much do your services cost?
For honeymoons, I do not charge a fee.
People often have the misconception that it costs extra to use a travel advisor.
By utilizing a travel advisor and asking for their expertise, you are saving needless hours of researching and frustration.
I also offer payment plans.
I have been a ballroom dancer for over 18 years. I enjoy being on the dance floor learning new choreography and perfecting my technique. I love the creativity of working together with my instructor in preparing a showcase to perform in front of a live audience. I am also currently attending American Sign Language classes. I had always wanted to further my education in ASL so I decided to take the next step. I am looking forward to incorporating what I have learned from my hobbies into my travel world and connecting with clients.
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We contacted Christine for our honeymoon to Greece because of her reviews and recommendations in brides of Long Island. Christine worked with our budget and sent us a very detailed itinerary and when we asked for modifications she did what she could to help out! We ended up getting an offer accepted on a house in this process and unfortunately weren’t able to move forward with booking but when we’re ready we will be circling back to you and me by the sea!
Christine was absolutely wonderful! She made things so easy for us. She even booked our excursions. There was no hassle or confusion. I couldn't have asked for a better honeymoon!
I was planning a cruise for 16 people with 5 rooms. We had specific needs that needed to be met, Christine was so helpful. She put up with multiple phone calls in a very short time, multiple room, ship, and date changes. She worked hard to get us the best price we could get with the most perks. She kept in mind what we really wanted and made it happen. All the while being professional, friendly, and super understanding. Would definitely recommend 10/10
Excellent service with our honeymoon plans to Antigua! From the research to the ticket confirmations and check in, Christine Earls was great. Thank you!
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After spending countless frustrating hours trying to research places to go for a much needed quick getaway, I gave up and decided to try a travel agent. I belong to a women's business group and went to the list of members and found Christine at You and Me By The Sea Travel. We spoke for about 30 minutes and within 2 days, I booked the exact vacation I had envisioned. Christine listened and got everything right. I have recommended Christine to family and friends-all very satisfied!
Christine has been a pleasure to work with. We knew the type of honeymoon we wanted but she helped us by providing options. Recommend some items, but never pushed us into anything we didn't want. She would happily go do some research and come back. She has many forms of communication and has answered all my concerns, worries, and questions at all hours of the day or the week. I am very grateful that my first experience with a travel agent has been with Christine.
Christine was great! I reached out to her in the summer to plan a dream 2-week honeymoon in French Polynesia. Christine was able to coordinate everything with plenty of time in advance, and most of our communication was spent ironing out some of the fine details and dates regarding the trip. Christine had extremely helpful knowledge and location skills so that we were able to book a perfect trip. We ended up going to 4 different French Polynesian islands over the course of 13 nights. Every hotel welcomed us with plenty of honeymoon amenities and prepared us some of their best rooms available due to how early we put in our honeymoon requests.
Even when dealing with potential concerns, Christine was great. We booked about 5 different excursions during which local guides were to pick us up from our resorts at a given time. The very first excursion (Day 3), no one showed. Through the resort and Christine, I was able to easily rebook the excursion for another day, and got refunded due to the inconvenience. The rest of the excursions took place on time.
Thanks to Christine's help in travel planning, my wife and I had the honeymoon of a lifetime. We've been across the world together, from Thailand to Tel Aviv, and had pretty high expectations for our honeymoon. Our expectations were plenty exceeded thanks to the detailed itineraries Christine put together with us.
My fiancé and I first met Christine at a Bridal Expo at the Garden City Hotel. She was so personable and gave us a TON of great info. We ended up having a phone meeting with her where she helped us navigate the Sandals website and narrow down which resort we want to stay at for our honeymoon. She has been amazing ever since, guiding us to which excursions we want, daily activities, and even flights. Christine has been great with communication and has always been transparent. We highly recommend her as a travel agent for your honeymoon or any vacation!