Helen Buckner

  • Travel Advisor
  • Houston, Texas, USA



Before Becoming An Advisor …

I was a kindergarten and first grade teacher for 14 years. I enjoyed sharing my travel photos with the kids and explaining about other parts of the world. I believe that the best education you can give a child is the gift of travel. Experiencing other cultures is eye-opening for them and broadens their world.

My Favorite Travel Experiences

I have traveled to 41 countries around the world and have thoroughly enjoyed each and every one! Among my favorite trips was to Paris, Switzerland and Italy with my family. Our kids were teenagers and it was great to experience Europe through their eyes. They still can’t believe their mom (who is afraid of heights) ran off a mountain in Zermatt and paraglided down to the city below. And we still laugh about running out of euros and not being able to use a pay restroom in a train station in Italy. My favorite place in all the world is a little village in Switzerland called Lauterbrunnen, with a waterfall in the middle of town — I call it my happy place. I also enjoy taking exotic trips with my husband and learning about other cultures, such as our recent trip to Morocco and the Sahara Desert. Riding a camel and spending the night in the desert on my birthday was just amazing. The stars were unbelievably bright and abundant … truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience for me. Of course my kids love to ski, so we’ve done our share of spring break ski trips as well. Any time we travel together, it is a blessing to make memories as a family.

Helen Buckner

Why I Love My Job

The two things I love most are teaching kids and traveling. This job gives me the opportunity to put both passions together. I love planning exciting trips for families where children can broaden their views, experience new cultures and see where history was made. Knowing that what I do helps build family memories is extremely rewarding. I plan each trip as if I were planning for my own family, and I want your family to be blessed the way mine has been. I can’t wait to start planning your next family adventure!

Let Ciao Bambino! Plan Your Dream Trip with Kids
Get the latest family travel news, exclusive deals & more!

Sign up for our newsletter and you’ll be the first to know about special promotions, perks, tips and hot destinations.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Sign In

Want to save all the great intel and tips you are finding on Ciao Bambino? My Trip Planner allows you to bookmark articles, family-friendly hotel reviews, and family vacation packages. Simply click the heart icon on anything you want to save. Site registration is required to get started. Happy planning!

Create an Account

Please fillout the form below to create your free My Trip Planner account.

Coronavirus Update

This is a challenging time for our clients given the uncertainty around the spread of coronavirus, particularly for those with near-term travel plans in impacted areas. We’re working with our suppliers on being flexible with their booking conditions, and enabling families to postpone travel to a later date without a penalty, when possible. Likewise, given the unpredictability around destinations that may be impacted in the future, we’re helping clients planning new trips and understand ways that they can protect themselves until the situation improves. We are ready to help our clients work through questions and concerns.

Learn More

Happy Thanksgiving!

Our offices are closed for the holiday. We will respond to your request on Monday, November 28th. If you are a Ciao Bambino client experiencing an emergency while traveling, please leave a voicemail on
(855) 589-8865.