My agency, Smiles and Miles Travel, specializes in family travel, cruise tours, Destination Weddings, Honeymoons and All-inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean and worldwide.
I personally visit virtually all the properties I recommend, and I’m known as a detail-oriented advocate for my loyal clients. You will never need to worry while away on your trip – my staff and I are here to back you up!
I’m also the proprietor of BarMitzvahVacations.com, an innovative concept that plans your son or daughter’s coming of age celebration in an historic synagogue in the Caribbean, in a small Italian village, or on a cruise in the Mediterranean or Caribbean. Families love these exciting Destination Mitzvahs, combining the sacred ceremonies with an unforgettable vacation experience!
Wrapped around the ceremony is a memorable family vacation for a small or large group, based in a hotel, holiday villa or cruise ship.
I’m here to share my personal travel experiences with you, and to help make your travel planning successful and fun!
Ellen’s latest news, travel destinations, and events…
Originally published in Travel Weekly by Laura Del Rosso on August 24, 2014 Ellen Paderson was a pioneer 20 years ago. She opened a home-based travel agency during a time the business model wasn’t recognized or respected much. Today, the travel industry...read more
BOSTON, MASS. (Issued July 2014) — For the second consecutive award cycle, Ellen Paderson of Easton, Mass., (shown in photo with husband Leon) and her Smiles and Miles Travel, Inc., have won the coveted Golden Egg Award from the American Marketing Group’s...read more
Leon and I spent a relaxing week in July, cruising to Bermuda from Port Liberty, New Jersey, aboard the comfortable Celebrity Summit. It was an easy Sunday-morning drive from Boston to the port, with plenty of parking and a simple boarding process. In no time we...read more
Good news for New Englanders! Beginning in July, 2013, Copa Airlines will be offering daily flights from Boston to Panama City. This is exciting not only for travelers who want to visit Panama, but also as an alternative to connecting via Miami enroute to destinations...read more
Another item checked off the bucket list – ride in a hot air balloon! Leon and I had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to soar over beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona on a clear day – smooth sailing with phenomenal views! The ride was a huge thrill...read more
Leon and I celebrated our 39th wedding anniversary at Sandals La Toc and Sandals Grande in beautiful St Lucia. Sandals surprised us with a butler when we arrived! Thank you Sandals!! We had a wonderful time!!! Contact Ellen for help in matching your vacation dreams...read more
Got my new Mobile Office wrapped in party mode to let the world know I’m excited about Sandals and Beaches Resorts as great destinations for couples and families! Here’s how the Modern Travel Agent rolls: Sandals adult resorts are perfect for destination...read more
We just enjoyed a 2-night cruise from Cape Liberty, New Jersey on the brand-new Celebrity Silhouette, the latest of Celebrity’s Solstice Class ships. Awesome! Have a question about the Celebrity Silhouette? or just wondering which cruise would be best for...read more
I enjoyed our off-season tour of the cities and countryside of Portugal. Loved the people, the vineyards and the Old-World feel of the country! Call me if you’d like to visit Portugal!...read more
Leon and I spent a few restful days in Jamaica, and enjoyed the wonderful amenities of its Resorts! Moondance Cliffs ...read more
I just returned from a pre-inaugural cruise on the amazing Oasis of the Seas, Royal Caribbean’s new megaship. I envision this revolutionary ‘destination ship’ as a perfect vacation for Healthy Lifestyle cruisers, as well as for my Bar/Bat Mitzvah...read more
Join us for an unforgettable River Cruise through the Netherlands and Belgium at the height of the spring floral season! We are booking now for our exclusive European Spring Adventure on the beautiful Avalon Waterways’ river barge Imagery, happening April 18-25,...read more
I just returned from a brief but blissful sojourn in Italy. Our focus was northern Italy, flying into Milan and visiting Lake Como, Venice and the Cinque Terre. Everyone who visits Italy vows to return, and I can understand why. From the serenity of Lake Como to the...read more
Ellen’s Travel Dish – a travel advice blog by Ellen Paderson, president of Smiles and Miles Travel! We specialize in family travel, cruise tours, Destination Weddings, and All-inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean. I personally visit virtually all the...read more