Trust us with your important travel plans!

“Serious research at the Hard Rock Resort, Los Cabos!”

Ellen Paderson is the driving force behind the success of?Smiles and Miles Travel, tirelessly advocating for her clients to help them realize their travel dreams.

Whether your dream is a relaxing sojourn at a Caribbean beach resort, a family adventure in the rain forests of Costa Rica, or an intimate, once-in-a-lifetime Honeymoon trip, Ellen’s knowledge of travel trends, destinations and deals ensures that you will travel with confidence.

Her guarantee: you will be surprised and delighted by every?Smiles and Miles Travel?experience.





A travel agent for over 22 years, Ellen was among the first to embrace such concepts as?Destination Weddings, now a major focus of her business. In 2007 she created a subsidiary,?Bar Mitzvah Vacations, to provide a relaxed alternative to elaborate and costly Bar/Bat Mitzvah events.

Taking place on cruise ships and in resort areas worldwide,?Bar/Bat Mitzvah Vacations appeal to a broad range of families, including those of mixed religious background or heritage, as well as those with special needs.??Bar Mitzvah Vacations?is today the premier choice of families celebrating their child’s coming of age with a?Destination Bar/Bat Mitzvah.

Smiles and Miles Travel?has been recognized as one of the?top 15 virtual travel agencies in the U.S.?by the Network of Entrepreneurs Selling Travel (NEST).

Ellen Paderson is an?IATAN?certified travel agent and a member of?The Affluent Traveler Collection, an elite group of independent travel consultants. She was recently honored by Travel Impressions as one of the year’s “Best of the Best“. She has served on the Editorial Advisory Board of Travel Market Report, and has earned a myriad of certifications, including the Travel Institute’s Destination Specialist and Special Needs Expert Agent. Ellen has studied and become certified as proficient in many travel products and destinations, embarking on familiarization tours of dozens of countries; she is certified by numerous travel suppliers and ocean and river cruise lines.

We’re the best – and here’s why:

Smiles & Miles Travel has the expertise to find and negotiate the best vacation experience for you, at the most reasonable cost.

Smiles & Miles Travel is certified in many destinations and areas of travel expertise – including Destination Weddings, honeymoons, multigenerational travel,Bar Mitzvah Vacations and River Cruises, to name a few.

At Smiles & Miles Travel, we know that discerning travelers want memorable excursions and activities, from museum exhibitions to jungle zip-lining. ?We arrange experiences that please a wide range of tastes and ages.

Why take a risk? We offer the best in accommodation for couples and families, from all-inclusive luxury resort properties, to fabulous ocean and river cruise staterooms, to top-class villa rentals.


Enjoy a vacation with no unwelcome surprises. Your family’s time together is too precious to waste! – Get in touch with Ellen today.


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