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Karen Harkey

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Email: karenh@travelsociety.com

Phone: 928-853-7894

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About Me:

I’ve been a world traveler for more than 20 years.  In 2012 I left the Pharmaceutical Industry to help others to experience the joy of encountering new destinations domestically and abroad.

 

Keely Crowder – Custom Travel Designer

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Email: Keely@TravelLikeADiva.com

Phone: 504-701-1383

Hours: Monday- Friday 9AM-4:30PM CST, by appointment evenings and weekends

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I love developing customized itineraries for my clients to the far reaches of the world.  I believe travel is  a catalyst for growth.  The interaction and connection with different cultures, cuisines, places and people opens our minds and our hearts to our human similarities.  My life is enhanced through my travel experiences and the travel experiences of my clients.

Sustainable travel is a specialty of mine.  Before I started my travel business, I worked as a civil engineer specializing in water projects for 20 years.  I actively study sustainability and seek out sustainable and environmentally conscious travel experiences.  My intention is to deliver a high end travel experience with a low ecological footprint.

I use a collaborative travel planning process.  The travel planning process begins with me listening to my clients and understanding their travel objectives. As I learn and understand their travel style, preferences and passions, we will collaborate on their trip. Based on our collaboration, I will design their trip itinerary and handle all of the logistics. I have a vast network of travel industry relationships that I utilize while designing travel. I am available to my clients before, during and after their travels. After my clients have traveled, I will be in touch to hear how they enjoyed your trip and apply what I learn from your feedback to future trips.

 

Client Testimonials

Keely is amazing! Our trip to San Francisco for my family could not have been more special. There is no doubt in my mind that Keely is the reason for this. From start to finish she was knowledgeable, accessible, and professional. I cannot wait to take another vacation and have Keely plan it for me.
– Wayne Westerfield
We never want to travel without Keely’s help again!! We loved every detail and all of Keely’s recommendations!
-Karyn Maguregu

Vanessa Genger

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Email: vanessa@gengertravel.com

Phone: 847-902-2564

Hours: 8:00am = 5:00pm CST

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My fascination with travel began while growing up in Venezuela and Thailand. As a member of the Bangkok Aquatic swim team, I traveled throughout Europe and the Far East with my family, falling in love with cities such as Athens, Rome, and Vienna. After a career in customer relations and logistics, I launched my career as a travel advisor, and have found true passion in helping my clients immerse themselves in local culture. My goal is to make sure my clients’ trips are the right fit for them. I enjoy booking travel to New Zealand and Spain, and travel often to Prague, where my daughter is a teacher. I’ve cruised Sydney Harbour in Australia, explored both islands of New Zealand, toured Italy with my three daughters during the Xmas holidays, attended Easter Mass in the Cordoba Mosque-Cathedral in Spain, and driven the northern coast of Ireland from Galway to Dublin. I’ve been lucky to experience several trips of a lifetime, and my goal is to create similar experiences for my clients!

Zeynep Kurap

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Email: zee@travelxclusive.com

Phone: 312-560-0383

Hours: 9am-7pm CST

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I was born in Turkey, and have offices in both Istanbul and Naperville/Chicago, Illinois. I’m a destination specialist for Turkey and India, where I lived for several months in 2007 and 2008. I created the Maharajas Secret Places program, and through my on-site connections in northern India, I’ve helped my clients visit palaces, dine with the Maharaja’s , go on camel safaris, and take exclusive, behind-the-scenes tours of the area’s museums, jewelry, and sari shops.

I also love traveling to Morocco, Greece, Egypt, and the U.S. Some special touches I’ve arranged for my clients in those areas have included surprise helicopter rides over the Sahara Desert and a private yacht tour through the Greek Isles.

Katja Casson

Katja Casson

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Email: Katja@q.com

Phone: 208.788.9799 or 888-Go-Katja

Hours: 9a-6pm Mountain Time

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In the last 35 years I created and booked over half a million vacations; from custom-designing international adventures to expedition cruises, from escorted tours to honeymoons. No two trips are ever the same and the options are limitless – rent a villa in Tuscany, charter a yacht in Belize, or take the family on a canal barge in France. How about a hot air balloon ride in Myanmar or a trek in  Patagonia ? Maybe you are looking for the perfect beach getaway in the South Pacific ? I know I can make your dreams come true.

For the last ten years my special passion has been orchestrating safe adventure experiences around the globe for my clients. Whether you would like to walk with the penguins in Antarctica, photograph polar bears in the Arctic, or marvel at the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef — if you can dream it, I can help you achieve it. Picture yourself in the presence of orangutans on Borneo, lions in Botswana, or tigers in India. You can rest assured that you will never forget these experiences. These are memories of a life-time for you and for any special person you may want to share them with.

Like you, I also love to travel. My personal travel destinations include all seven continents, and too many countries to list them all. Some of my favorite places are found in South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, South America, South Georgia, as well as Australia, New Zealand, China, Myanmar, and islands from the Caribbean to the South Pacific. My travels have taken me through most of the countries of Europe and Russia; countries amazingly rich in history & culture.

I would love to share my personal insights and travel expertise with you. Let my experience and knowledge of these places translate into your next exciting and successful voyage.

Client Testimonials:

Our family had the luxury of planning a perfect and memorable trip with Katja this past summer to South Africa and Botswana. It truly was a trip of a lifetime. Katja was an invaluable part of our vacation: she planned all of our complex flights with family members flying from different areas of the country and helped us to find the exact Safari Lodges to meet our interests and needs. Katja is one of those magical agents, she listens and understands your interests and your needs and does all she can to match you to an itinerary that works for you. In addition, she provided  us with the names of exceptional guides at each location and followed through with making sure our trip ran as smoothly as humanly possible. Her attention to detail is extraordinary, her dedication to her clients is only matched by her expertise in travel and her desire to take exceptional care of all who entrust their trip with her.  She handled and facilitated all areas of our trip from complex airline reservations, trip insurance, private charters, guides and each and every one of our accommodations. There is nothing Katja isn’t willing to do for her clients before, during or after the trip. I recommend her without reservation. She is a gifted travel agent and travel companion wherever you choose to travel in the world! – J. & H. from Los Angeles, June 2013

 

Jan Nance

Jan Nance

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Email: jann@travelsociety.com

Phone: 303.499.9400

Hours: 8:30am - 5:30pm Mountain Time M-F

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I have been happily selling travel for 30 years and have traveled extensively so I’m well able to advise you on your vacation plans. I specialize in in the UK and can plan a fantastic vacation there, right up to the pub you  should go to for dinner.

Client Testimonials:

“Whether I’m flying across the country or across the world, I always rely on CareFree Travel. Their extensive knowledge and experience ensure a quality travel itinerary at an affordable price.” — Clint Fayling, A3 MEDIA NETWORK

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Dana Welch

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Email: dana@travelsociety.com

Phone: 303.563.6225

Hours: 9AM - 5PM MST - M- F

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I started my ‘adventure’ career as an instructor in the mountain program for the Colorado Outward Bound School.  That experience led me to becoming a trekking guide in Nepal and India where I worked off and on for 14 years.  I started working for a traditional travel agency in 1992, selling adventure and experiential travel across the globe.   I have lived in Zambia, working in a safari lodge and Egypt, just for the experience.  I travel extensively seeking out new ideas for dream trips for you!