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Lynne Macolini, CTA & CTIE

Agency Founder & Owner

Lynne Macolini is an owner of Coasters & Castles Travel

Not everyone can go back and identify the exact moment or event that led us to the path we are on today.  I can.  When I was 6 years old my mother allowed me to stay up until midnight on New Year’s Eve.  I was watching one of the New Year’s Eve programs and they brought the camera to Walt Disney World® and showed the guests enjoying the park.  I decided right then and there that I wanted to be in Walt Disney World® for New Year’s Eve and decided that the 1999/2000 New Year’s eve would be perfect.  At the time that seemed a long way away.

Fast forward to the year 1999.  I had a new job and even had special authorization to take that week off.  I was working in the financial industry and taking off the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day was not permitted but I arranged that as part of my hiring.  As the month got closer to this trip, I could not find anyone to go with me.  None of my friends and family wanted to go.  I had a big decision to make.  My aunt lived in Zephyr Hills and I could stay with her.  I decided to go by myself.  I drove to FL from MA.  I left my house at 8:00 PM Christmas night to start the 2100 mile journey. ​

April & Lynne of Coasters & Castles Travel visiting Mickey and Minnie in Walt Disney World.

My first Mickey hug
after the Covid closure!

April & Lynne of Coasters & Castles Travel visiting Mickey and Minnie in Walt Disney World.

This was a monumental decision as I realized several things.  One, I am responsible for making my dreams come true.  Two, I have the ability to do anything I put my mind to.  Three, vacationing by myself was a lot of fun and I met a lot of great people.  That decision is directly responsible for me being a co-owner of this amazing agency.

I have been to Walt Disney World® more than 30 times, Disneyland® 4 times (with another trip planned in late 2020) and Disney Cruise Line 2 times.  I have been to Universal Studios Orlando numerous times and Universal Studios Hollywood once.  Sea World is another one of my favorites.  I have been to Sea World more than 15 times, Discovery Cove 3 times, Busch Gardens (Tampa) once. 

My travel is starting to diversify.  In 2007, I did go to India for the job I had at the time but since have been able to use my passport to go to the Bahamas, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, & Cozumel, Mexico.  I have been to Las Vegas twice and have another trip planned there in April 2020.  Along with Disney Cruise Line, I have enjoyed sailing Norwegian Cruise Lines and will be sailing Royal Caribbean in fall of 2020.  It is fun to actually be cashing in those airline points and getting free flights because I am flying so often.  I have so many more destinations to visit to I can help our clients and our agents to be able to provide the best vacation possible.

April & Lynne of Coasters & Castles Travel kayaking in Alaska

First trip to Alaska & first time kayaking! 
Loved Both!

Carrie, Kim, April & Lynne of Coasters & Castles Travel at Rio Secreto in Mexico

Rio Secreto in Costa Maya, Mexico

April & Lynne of Coasters & Castles Travel visiting Dawe's Glacier in Alaska

Dawes Glacier

April & Lynne of Coasters & Castles Travel in Opatija, Croatia

I have not always done things in the normal time that people do them.   I got my bachelor’s degree at the ripe old age of 42.  I got my master’s degree at the even riper old age of 49.  I joke about my age but really am not bothered by it. 

I have a Bachelor’s Degree from Lesley University in Business Management and a Master’s Degree from Capella University in Leadership.  Both of these degrees have been very helpful in opening this agency.  April Botta and I have very strong beliefs about being able to provide opportunities.  We enjoy developing our agents and creating a family atmosphere for our agents and our clients.

In developing our agents, it is important that we are as knowledgeable as possible about the products we provide our clients.  We go through the same training as our clients.  I personally am a specialist in the following:

Opatija, Croatia


Industry Certifications

  • Certified Travel Associate (CTA)

  • Certified Travel Industry Executive (CTIE)


Theme Park Destinations

  • Disney Destinations

  • Universal Studios

  • SeaWorld


  • AM Resorts

  • Hotel Xcaret

  • Sandals & Beaches Resorts


  • AMA Waterways

  • Avalon

  • Azamara Cruises

  • Celebrity Cruise Line

  • MSC Cruises

  • Norwegian Cruise Line

  • Riviera Cruise Line

  • Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

  • Virgin Voyages

  • Viking Cruises

Travel Leaders Network & Other Associations

  • Anatomy of a Destination Wedding

  • PinSight

  • Roadtrips

  • Success in Honeymoon & Destination Wedding Space

  • Sports Travel

  • Understanding the Romance Market

  • Allianz


Specializing in Disney Destinations

Theme Park

Universal Orlando Resort Specialist

All-Inclusive Resorts

AM Resorts Master Agent
Certified Sandals Specialist
Hotel Xcaret Specialist


AmaWaterways River Cruise Specialist
Azamara Cruises Specialist
MSC Cruises Specialist
MSC Cruises Specialist
Norwegian Cruise Line Associate’s Degree
Riviera River Cruise Specialist
Virgin Voyages Specialist
Virgin Voyages Specialist
Avalon Waterways Specialist
Azamara Cruises Specialist
MSC Cruises Specialist
MSC Cruises Specialist
MSC Cruises Specialist
MSC Cruises Specialist
Norwegian Cruise Line Bachelor’s Degree
Royal Caribbean Master of Adventure Specialist
Norwegian Cruise Line Master’s Degree
Royal Caribbean Bachelor of Adventure Specialist
Virgin Voyages Specialist
Virgin Voyages Specialist
Virgin Voyages Specialist
Virgin Voyages Specialist
Viking Cruises Specialist

Tourism Board Training

Aruba Specialist
Aussie Specialist
Grenada Specialist
Jamaica Travel Specialist
St. Maarten Specialist

Travel Leaders Network & Other Association Training

Hotel Booking Specialist
Understanding the Romance Market Specialist
Honeymoon & Destination Wedding Specialist
Sports Travel Specialist
Destination Wedding Specialist
Allianz Travel Insurance Specialist

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