About Acadiana Travel

Established in 1960, Acadiana Travel is the first and oldest travel agency in the Acadiana area of Lafayette. We are locally owned and operated by Kristin Bodin, daughter of former owners Martha and James Cross. As a storefront agency in an online world, we are able to provide a high level of service through face-to-face meetings with our local Lafayette clients. However, we also assist in travel planning for clients located worldwide!

We are a full-service luxury travel agency specializing in customized travel itineraries, honeymoon travel, destination weddings, cruises, corporate travel, and more. Our travel advisors bring a wide range of knowledge and expertise to help you plan the custom vacation of your dreams.

Acadiana Travel is an Independent Affiliate of Cadence and a proud member of Virtuoso, the world’s premier invitation-only luxury travel network. Virtuoso is comprised of the world’s top travel agencies and the finest global travel partners, including the top-rated luxury hotels, luxury cruise lines, and tour companies. As a member, we are able to provide our clients with value-added travel perks, access to exclusive sales and promotions, and VIP travel experiences. To simplify, booking your vacation through Acadiana Travel means the best value and experiences of a lifetime.

Travel Specialties

Customized Travel Itineraries

Designing a luxury vacation from start to finish can be complicated, overwhelming, and a lot of work. The travel advisors at Acadiana Travel take the stress out of the planning process, taking care of every last detail. Our relationships with travel partners worldwide allow us to ensure you have the best possible experience. 


Using our partnerships with the world's best cruise lines, we are able to provide extras like complimentary shipboard credits, exclusive shore excursions, and more! Whether you are looking to book a family fun cruise, river cruise, or expedition sailing, we can help you find the best rate and value for your money! Click here to receive a complimentary cruise quote.

Honeymoons + Destination Weddings

Planning your wedding is a lot of work. We can help take the stress off by assisting with your honeymoon planning, or even assisting with the nuts and bolts of your destination wedding. Through our partnerships, we will provide travel perks & VIP status that makes your honeymoon unforgettable.

Corporate Travel 

Through the analysis of travel trends and by leveraging preferred supplier relationships, technological resources and our internal talent base, Acadiana Travel delivers an innovative approach to customized travel solutions. We continually strive to build partnerships with each of our clients based on the trust that comes from our dedication and support of each individual client’s travel program.


Acadiana Travel can also assist with school groups, family reunions, incentive groups, and much more! 

Our expert travel specialists

Acadiana Travel Agent

Kristin Bodin

After more than 24 years in this business, I still love to sell travel.  I also love to continually expand my travel knowledge and keep up-to-date on travel trends and offerings from around the world.  I believe in making recommendations based on your personal preferences and areas of interest.  I customize each itinerary to my client’s needs and wishes using my expertise, personal travel experiences and long-standing relationships with suppliers who have a reputation for excellence. 

Call Kristin: (337) 806-1007    |    Email Kristin →

Acadiana Travel Agent Janet Theriot

Janet Theriot

I was born with curiosity and the hunger for adventure.  I grew up in a country where travel was restricted.  After the wall came down, I got a peek at the world and traveled for several years until settling in Louisiana.  I've been working at Acadiana Travel since 1996 and helping my clients find their perfect next travel adventure is my passion.   Australia, Costa Rica, Hawaii, Mexico, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Czech Republic are some of the more recent places I’ve explored. From intricate independent trips to organized escorted tours, ocean and river cruises, honeymoons, destination weddings, or just a short weekend trip, I love advising and guiding people to their next adventure.

Call Janet: (337) 806-1002    |    Email Janet →

Acadiana Travel Agent Camille Autin

Camille Autin

My own travel experiences have drawn me closer to my passion for exploring unique cultures of the world;  Whether it’s visiting any one of Louisiana’s celebrated festivals or traveling across the world to work and live in New Zealand, Australia, and Italy. Born and raised in Lafayette, I always appreciated the deep sense of community and heritage that the people of Acadiana held dear, and I knew it was important to experience other worldly and unique cultures first hand. I believe that seeing the world is one of the most important ways to grow as a person, and I have a passion for creating exclusive travel experiences for clients who want to do just that! I specialize in customizing leisure, food and wine, and honeymoon travel, and also have experience in planning adventure travel, cruises, villa rentals, and group travel. 

Call Camille: (337) 233-6990    |    Email Camille →

Acadiana Travel Agent Steve Peyton

Steve Peyton

I have been in the travel industry for over 30 years and have traveled extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Mexico.  My goal is to help each client achieve their travel dreams and create memorable lifetime experiences.  I believe in building solid relationships and learning the preferences of each client to ensure that every aspect of the trip is complete. Travel is an adventure, and my passion is to help you achieve those dreams and make them a reality.  Don’t just dream it, do it! 

Call Steve: (337) 806-1003    |    Email Steve →

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Cheryl Derrick

I started working in the travel industry in 1999 and joined Acadiana Travel in 2006.  My passion is creating a seamless, unique and unforgettable experience.  I love planning leisure vacations to any destination particularly honeymoons to sunny places like the Caribbean, Mexico and Hawaii.  Whether it is a destination wedding, multi generation family vacation or a once in a lifetime adventure, I will listen and provide excellence in both service and travel arrangements.  It is never just about the destination, but always about the journey.

Call Cheryl: (337) 806-1001    |    Email Cheryl →

Susan Christup

I have been working for Acadiana Travel for more than 20 years and specialize in planning and escorting group travel. My groups have traveled anywhere from Hawaii to Greece and typically focus on art, music, opera, history, architecture or theater.  From school study tours to adult adventure travel, I can design a package that encompasses every detail.

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