Smiles and Miles Travel Named in Top 15 Home-Based Travel Entrepreneurs in U.S.

Ellen&LeonBOSTON, MASS. (Issued July 2014) — For the second consecutive award cycle, Ellen Paderson of Easton, Mass., (shown in photo with husband Leon) and her Smiles and Miles Travel, Inc., have won the coveted Golden Egg Award from the American Marketing Group’s Network of Entrepreneurs Selling Travel (NEST).

Paderson and Smiles and Miles Travel were recognized from among hundreds of travel professionals as one of the top 15 home-based industry entrepreneurs across the U.S. The group has over 500 member agencies.

NEST rankings are based on the value of member travel bookings. NEST helps home-based travel agencies “achieve greater success financially, professionally, and personally by championing solutions and opportunities for them.” The organization, comprised of the finest home-based agent professionals in the industry, connects suppliers, such as cruise and resort operators, with travel agents to create opportunities, strengthen partnerships, and enhance profits.

The presentation was made by NEST President Kathryn Mazza-Burney at the Global Travel Market Conference at the Boca Raton Beach Club and Resort in Boca Raton, Florida.

For more information, contact Ellen Paderson: 508-238-4088 / Fax.508-238-9817; Email: / Website:

– By Stanley Hurwitz / 508-269-0570


Sail across the sky!

Another item checked off the bucket list – ride in a hot air balloon!

Leon and I had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to soar over beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona on a clear day – smooth sailing with phenomenal views!  The ride was a huge thrill we’ll never forget.  Our experience was planned by ScottsdaleTourism for myself and other Affluent Traveler Collection members Now I can add hot air ballooning to zip lining, parasailing and my other favorite recommendations for discerning travelers!

Leon and I (left) getting ready for our spectacular balloon ride over the Arizona desert!

We’re adventurous here at Smiles and Miles Travel and Bar/Bat Mitzvah Vacations!   We love planning exciting activities for your destination wedding, honeymoon, Bar/Bat Mitzvah and other family celebrations, in a range of locales from relaxing to exciting to exotic.

Contact Ellen now to start checking off your bucket list – up, up and away!