Amy Burbank

Travel Advisor/Owner

Riu Palace Riviera Maya, Mexico

Amy Burbank

Travel Advisor/Owner



About Me

I started Purple Palm Vacations in 2011 because after many years of traveling (including 3 continents, 23 countries, over 100 cities and counting), I decided to make a career out of doing something that I love.  I have a burning desire to see as much of this big beautiful world as possible during my short time on earth.  My goal is to take what I've learned through my travel experience to help my clients have a better vacation than they would otherwise.

I believe that travel makes us all rich in so many ways.  Not only does it help us to relax, refresh and recharge in this busy, hectic world but it brings us closer together, deepens relationships with the ones we love, and educates us in a way nothing else can.

I have lived in the Denver Metro area for the past 25 years and can't imagine living anywhere else.  I am a single mom of one 15 year old son and love to share the gift of travel with him. My other passions include reading, running, and I am an avid baseball fan.  Go Rockies!

I travel throughout the year to the destinations that are in high demand looking for quality vacation options that go above and beyond. I then write about the All-Inclusive Resorts and Cruise Ships that I feel are the best of the best and will truly provide a great vacation in my Traveling Travel Agent blog.  Happy Travels!

Sao Miguel, Azores

Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas in Alaska

Favorite Destinations


I love Alaska because of its sheer draw-dropping beauty.  I am a Caribbean girl at heart and was surprised at how much I love Alaska.  Its rugged beauty is inspiring and it is the perfect place to take a cruise to "another world" close to home.


Ireland is everything you imagine it to be and more.  From the emerald green beauty of the island to the amazingly friendly people with their lovely accents to the sweet creamy taste of Guinness, this country is a gem worth visiting!

Riviera Maya, Mexico

The Riviera Maya, just south of Cancun is a gem practically in our own backyard.  An easy 4 hour flight from Denver, you can visit some of the best beaches in the Caribbean, see ancient Mayan ruins and enjoy world-class diving and snorkeling. This destination is a great value for families and groups.

St Lucia

The Caribbean is my favorite playground and St Lucia is my favorite island in the Caribbean. This island has it all, from picture-perfect beaches and tropical mountain vistas to one of a kind activities like the Caribbean's only drive in volcano complete with theraputic mud baths plus some of the best chocolate in the world. 

Favorite Travel Quote

 "To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote, To travel is to live."  
- Hans Christian Anderson

Sunset in St Lucia

Big Ben in London, England

Credentials & Qualifications

  • Certified Cruise Counsellor (CCC)
  • AM Resorts Master Agent
  • Atlantis Ambassador
  • Certified Sandals Specialist
  • RIU Specialist
  • Sandos Specialist
  • Norwegian Cruise Line PHD
  • Princess Cruise Line Commodore
  • Royal Caribbean Master of Adventure Certification
  • Avalon Waterways Specialist
  • Riviera River Cruise Specialist
  • Antigua & Barbuda Specialist
  • Costa Rica Specialist
  • Jamaica Travel Specialist
  • ​Dominican Republic Specialist
  • Mexico Specialist
  • St Lucia Specialist
  • College of Disney Knowledge Graduate
  • National Geographic Journeys Specialist

Destination Training & Firsthand Experiences

  • Antigua
  • Azores, Portugal
  • Cancun/Riviera Maya
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Jamaica
  • Puerto Rico
  • St Lucia
  • St Maarten
  • St Thomas/St John
  • Galapagos Islands/Ecuador
  • Hawaii
  • France
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • London
  • Los Cabos
  • River Cruises
  • Alaska Cruises
  • Bahamas Cruises
  • Caribbean Cruises (Eastern, Western & Southern)
  • Disney Cruises
  • Walt Disney World and Disneyland

Amy in France