About Us

Elite Escapes travel agency was founded by myself (Leah Dugan) and my husband when I began helping couples plan their destination weddings, honeymoons, and romantic trips. Very quickly I began working my way into the general public by helping to create romantic leisure vacations for couples from all walks of life. I take to heart all of my clients’ needs and desires and treat the planning process as if it was my own vacation. 
Research and a constant eagerness to learn as much as possible keeps me at the forefront of the romance travel industry. I travel to the various destinations, train on-site, retain my certifications, and attend travel industry seminars. As a charter member of the Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Specialist Association, romance travel is my passion.

I chose romance travel as my focus because I am a mother and a wife and I know what it is like to get caught up in the daily busy-ness of life. It is easy to become distracted from your spouse and other loved ones. My goal is to share in a couple’s excitement the thrill of planning a romantic getaway and re-connecting through exotic destinations, culture, and the thirst for wandering.



Get to know Leah a little bit more; there may be a pop quiz later:

• Favorite color is blue
• Animal advocate and volunteer
• Supporter of shopping local and fellow small business owners
• Sushi lover
• Wife and mother of 1
• Self-proclaimed Southern Indiana gin rummy champion
• Beach lover
• Reading is a favorite pastime
• Musical instrument playing ability: Flute and Piano


Meet the rest of the team.

We are here to help you!

Travel Agent

Hi my name is Shayna. I am a wife and mother of one. I cherish the time I get to spend with my family and friends; even just the few hours I get to see my husband and son each day. We all know it is hard to make time between work and kids schedules in order to spend quality time with each other. Creating memories with your family is priceless and just to see the joy on your children's faces will bring a smile to yours. I would love to help you plan a family vacation that your children will talk about for years to come.  All it takes is knowing where you want to go, how much it will take to get there, and a little bit of saved money. It is easier than you may think to go on a vacation with a family. Contact me and lets chat about your options!

Let Elite Escapes help you plan your dream vacation today!

Destinations . Excursions . Memories

Why Choose Elite Escapes

Handpicked Destinations & Excursions

Whether it's the place that you are going, or the activities you do when you get there, we help you in customizing a trip that specifically serves your desires and needs. Elite Escapes makes sure that the entire trip runs smoothly.

Custom-Designed Itinerary

Don't plan a trip that matches the trips of those around you! Plan a trip that nobody else will have ever had! Elite Escapes specializes specifically in personal itineraries that are custom-designed to fit you!

Unsurpassed Service

Let one of our wonderful travel agents take on the challenge of the busy work that planning a vacation always requires. You will be able to rest from the conception of the trip all the way through the return home!

What Customers Say

  • Leah is absolutely wonderful! She helped us book a dream honeymoon and helped us stay in our budget. She is kind, thoughtful, professional and knows her stuff!
    Paige & Spencer