J.T. Backes

Travel Consultant

Direct Dial: 414-215-9285


  • Specializing in Disney Destinations
  • Certified Universal Resorts Specialist
  • Specializing in European Vacations

The world we live in is full of endless adventures and memories that can last a lifetime. Becoming a travel consultant allows me to give families and clients experiences that can be remembered for the rest of their lives. The great and wonderful thing about being a travel consultant is that you get to create the perfect vacation and path that’s right for each individual. Whether it’s having your young person meet their idol Mickey for the first time or experiencing the incredibly strong wild winds Cliffs of Moher for the first time, it’s all about core memories and shared experiences with each other. To me it’s all about those “first experiences” and being able to hear the wonderful, touching stories from those families and clients. That makes everything worth it. That’s why I do this work.

My favorite place to travel to is Ireland and that’s mainly due to the culture, history, and memories I have there as a child. I was taken there as child with my family and, of course, being a red-head I fit right in. Friendly locals wherever you went and beautiful scenery surrounding you, not to mention the fantastic live music. That’s also why I LOVE any Disney destination, the exceptional Disney service and attention to every detail. You feel like you fit in and belong, even though you’re only visiting!

As a travel consultant, I feel like many are surprised that I am also an equity actor for the stage and that I do comedy improv professionally. I love performing / directing around Milwaukee and beyond. My dad jokes are on point!  😉