Had To Be There

Had To Be There


Memory Montages

The perfect accent for milestone birthdays, anniversaries, sports banquets, memorials, and more. Your photos and home movies are compiled into a stylized video and set to music. Include video greetings from friends near and far for an extra special touch!

The Podcast

An interview-style storytelling series where guests share their favorite "had to be there" moments they've experienced on vacations. An exciting new way to explore new destinations and ignite the wanderlust within.

Á la carte services

Additional services available on request - including graphic and website design, marketing consultation, event planning, dessert table spreads, and choreography services for weddings, flashmobs, and talent shows. Don't forget to ask about private dance lessons!

Vacations by Kelly

an affiliate of Academy Travel and MickeyVacations.com


Disney Destinations

A graduate of the Disney College of Knowledge, specializing in Disney Destinations - including Disneyland Resort in California, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney worldwide itineraries, and Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa in Hawaii.

Vacaations by Kelly

VBK Blog

The Vacations by Kelly blog is an ever-growing compilation of travel-related articles highlighting various destinations around the world, offering insight for planning your next adventure, and singling out can't-miss opportunities for your next Disney vacation. A must-have resource.

Travel Destinations

Rest of the World

While Disney Destinations are my specialty, Vacations by Kelly is here for all your non-Disney vacation planning needs as well! Whether you have your heart set on domestic or international travel, all-inclusives resorts or cruises, or any other worldwide destination, I've got you!

Had To Be There


HTBT Philosophy

Had To Be There is in the business of memories. Those little moments in life that you'll later attempt to describe to your loved ones, insisting that they just "had to be there" to truly appreciate it. These moments - the romantic surprise marriage proposal, the time Dad was called on stage at the dinner show, that vacation you never thought you'd be able to take - those are the moments that turn into lasting memories.

Had To Be There wants to help create and preserve those stories.