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I was born and raised in Southern Germany.

“Growing up it was not unusual to spend weekends in neighboring countries like France,Austria, Switzerland and Italy. I was exposed to different cultures,lifestyles and food from an early age. During my High School years I was an exchange student in England to further my language studies."

After graduating from High School and Business College, I joined the prestigious Hapag Lloyd Travel Group and completed a 2 1/2 year apprenticeship as a Certified Travel Counselor. I moved to Maryland in 1980 and continued my career as a travel consultant.

My travels have taken me to many countries in Europe, Egypt and South Africa. I have also visited many Caribbean Islands and Mexico by cruise and resort stay. I am an Accredited Cruise Counsellor and a French Destination Specialist. I hold many specialist and expert certifications and take pride in continuing my education and training by visiting destinations and learning with online courses.

"I started my career when travel was booked by phone and air tickets were written by hand. The travel industry has evolved over the years and with the technology today we have access to booking engines and excellent planning tools to provide great customer service."

"I love working on complex international itineraries and enjoy the challenge of research. My travel experience allows me to plan the dream vacation for my many loyal and new clients.

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“Travel takes me out of the ordinary and into a world of wonder, magic, and adventure.” Walt Disney World is Anita's favorite destination. “I love the smells on Main Street, the corny jokes of Jungle Cruise, the uniquely themed restaurants, and the general excitement of feeling like a kid again. Disney tells a story with every attraction and resort.”

Anita graduated from Hood College in 1987 with a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation. She has a professional background in Parks and Recreation. After 30 trips to Walt Disney World and years of sharing her Disney secrets and tips with others, she became an independent Travel Professional in 2014 associated with a Florida agency. She is thrilled to share her love for Walt Disney World with her clients at Antietam Travel Service. Anita is also enthusiastic about helping travelers enjoy the western United States, Alaska, and the all-inclusive resorts of Mexico and the Caribbean.
"I retired early from the Federal Government. I always wanted to be a travel agent when I grow up."

Prior to starting her career in travel, she worked for the U.S. Department of Energy. She has nearly 13 years experience as a Travel Consultant at another Frederick travel agency. Burdette has traveled extensively in the Caribbean, Europe, Mexico, and Alaska. She is a cruise enthusiast, having cruised nearly 50 times.
I loved summer vacations as a child. We traveled across the United States, and my first trip to Walt Disney World was in 1972. During high school I was fortunate enough to travel to Europe and Mexico with school groups.

After high school, I went to travel school before joining Antietam Travel Service in April 1988, where I did mostly corporate travel. As the leisure business grew, I became a Mexico, Caribbean, leisure, and cruise specialist.

I enjoy sending my clients on all-inclusive vacations to Cancun and Riviera Maya in Mexico and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, as well as other Caribbean destinations. I also like to book cruise vacations to the Caribbean and Alaska and escorted tours all over the world.
I fell in love with travel after taking a few trips to Europe. I wanted to see and do more. I began my travel career in 1984 and joined Antietam Travel Service in 1985.

As a leisure specialist, I like helping clients with all-inclusive trips: train, Ireland, Scotland, USA, Hawaii, and many other destinations. I am also the ATS train travel expert for both Amtrak and rail vacations. Planning river and ocean cruises is another of my favorite activities.

My specialty is putting together self-drive or escorted vacations to Ireland. Scotland, and Hawaii, as well as road trips to U.S. national parks. These types of trips include detailed itineraries for airfare, hotels, and insurance.

We are here to help anyone who needs assistance with their travel.