Thunderbird Travel 

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Thunderbird Travel Agent, Phyllis Marsack-McClellanMy name is Phyllis Marsack-McClellan and I have been helping travelers find their dream vacations since 1988. I started my career in travel as a secretary for an agency in Tulsa, OK. I apprenticed with senior agents at that agency and became one myself. When my husband and I moved to Marion, IL in 1993, I went to work for Thunderbird Travel. 

I specialize in the following areas:

Cayman Islands

Couples Resorts

DisneyWorld Resorts and Theme Parks

Disneyland Resorts and Theme Parks

Disney Cruise Line

Mexico - Cancun & Cozumel

Puerto Rico

Philippine Islands

Sandals Resorts - Certified Sandals Specialist

St. Lucia

I am a College of Disney Knowledge graduate. This means that I have taken Disney's course which studies the different cruises, guided tours, resorts, packages and parks that Disney has to offer. Having been to DisneyWorld and Disneyland on several ocassions, I'm personally acquainted with certain resorts and theme parks and their benefits for you and your loved ones. Being a mother of three, I can help you get a handle on what a family with teens, tweens and smaller children can expect and the kind of fun you can have. I have information about each of the parks at my fingertips and in my brain.


  I've also become a Certified Sandals Specialist with Sandals Resorts. I'm familiar with their properties in the Caribbean - Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica and St. Lucia. I've put together a FREE wedding at a resort in Jamaica which has given me a tremendous experience in how, when, where, what and why they do what they do when it comes to weddings. It's an amazing all- inclusive set of resorts that gives you more than just a place to stay and your meals and drinks. 


Born and raised in the Philippine Islands, I have a special place in my heart for its people and its destinations. From its beautiful oceans and beaches to its centuries-old churches and from Cagayan in the far North to Davao in the deep South, you can experience scuba diving and culinary masterpieces like never before. Their assortment of fruit are too many to mention and in my opinion, mangoes are the most delicious fruit on the planet.

I've also vacationed in Cancun and Cozumel, Mexico. In fact, my husband and I honeymooned in Cancun. It was a long time ago. But, I keep up on the latest changes and trends by taking specialist courses from time to time.. Puerto Rico is another wonderful place to visit; especially since you don't even need a passport to go there.  

I also work with a lot of people looking for something to do close to home. We've developed quite a portfolio of travel opportunities in our backyard within a 1 to 10 hour drive. We'll help you "Explore  America".