Angie Fanning

Angie Fanning

AwayBug Travel, an independent affiliate of Travel Experts, Inc.
Surf City, NC United States

Wilmington, N.C.’s Travel Agency for Exceptional Escapes

Custom Itineraries | Group Travel | Luxury Service

Unforgettable travel moments rarely just happen.

Without a plan, you may end up walking around in circles, wasting your precious vacation hours as you wait for the travel magic to hit.

But “travel magic” really requires being in the right place, at the right time, with the right person to show you the way.

At AwayBug, we unlock the magic for you, engineering truly unforgettable vacations. Our 10+ years of planning experience, tried-and-trusted global travel connections, and commitment to making things as easy as possible for our clients allow us to design one-of-a-kind itineraries for curious travelers just like you.

From group getaways to just-for-two honeymoons, safari adventures to European rendezvous, we’ve got you covered. So, we invite you to discover what’s possible when you plan your vacation with AwayBug—and let all your worries melt away.

Meet Your Travel Advisor, Angie Fanning

I caught the “travel bug” early—and haven’t stopped exploring since! Today, I love working with clients who want to explore beyond the surface, who aren’t satisfied with the “just check it off the list” status quo. And—who don’t want to lift a finger to plan it themselves (I’d rather you save your energy for your travel adventures, anyway!).

“The best trips, like the best love affairs, never end.” — Pico Iyer

The quote above is one of my favorites, because it perfectly encapsulates why I’m so drawn to—really, so passionate about—planning travel.

But that’s only part of the quote. Here’s the rest:

If travel is like love, it is, in the end, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed.”

At the end of the day, that’s what AwayBug delivers—a heightened state of awareness. A transformation.

Yes, you get seamless service, from the moment you reach out to us to the moment we phone you when you get home.

Yes, you get all the amazing perks, upgrades, and amenities we can provide, thanks to our industry connections.

But the MOST important thing you get—the thing I’m most proud of as a travel advisor—are the immersive, heightened experiences, the kind that plunge you right into the heart of what defines your destination as a place that can transform travelers, if they know where to look.

And, after spending several years living abroad—including stints in South Africa, London, and Ireland—I know exactly what a difference having an “in” makes to how you experience a destination.

That’s why I have my very favorite on-the-ground guides on speed dial, ready to craft custom tours, hands-on activities, and exhilarating excursions that show my clients what’s truly possible.

Whether that’s mucking around in the Alaskan mud at the foot of a massive glacier, or mixing up a craft cocktail behind the bar of a legendary literary haunt, you get a vacation that never just skims the surface.

And you’ll return home transformed, changed forever by what you saw.

Destination Specialties

  • France
  • Germany
  • Switzerland
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland
  • Austria
  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Mexico
  • Costa Rica
  • United States - Alaska
  • South Africa


  • Independent Tours
  • River Cruising
  • Ocean Cruising
  • Honeymoons
  • Beach & Sun


  • English


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