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New Zealand, River Cruises, and European Culture

Traveling is beneficial in more ways than one. It’s relaxing, extremely fun, and it gives us a new perspective on our own lives. I’ve been a traveler for as long as I can remember, and since 2007, I have been helping others go on their best vacation yet! I got my professional accreditation at the Travel Academy in Bloomington, Minnesota, and I continue to update my credentials to always offer you the best customized packages! I was in the military for 30 years and know how to quickly respond to any situation. I bring these skills over to traveling by always finding a way to overcome changes in plans, weather concerns, and anything else you may need while booking or enjoying your trip! I’m here to assist you at all times, and I’ll do everything I can to make your trip perfect! I love the Caribbean Islands and all of the great opportunities they provide. Nothing’s more pleasant than an all-inclusive vacation on a white sand beach, and the Caribbean is the perfect place for luxury cruises and romantic events. I specialize in numerous destinations including: · Costa Rica · Germany · New Zealand · Budapest · Amsterdam · And more! I recently helped a group rent a camper in New Zealand for the road trip of a lifetime! They love fly fishing, and I researched the best spots and got them a personal guide so they get the most out of their experience. If you want a destination wedding or romantic honeymoon, I will assist you with all of the paperwork while also ensuring you have an unforgettable time! I want you to feel relaxed before departing, and I’ll go over everything with you so you never have to second-guess or worry! My husband and I love visiting vineyards to relax and get inspiration for our own homemade wines. Everyone has their own niche, and I’ll help you find activities and destinations that speak to you. Booking on your own can be complicated with all of the options and possible configurations. I have the experience necessary to make booking a breeze, and I want to help make your next vacation amazing! Contact me today to see how I can assist you!

New Zealand

Winery on Waiheke Island
Winery on Waiheke Island

New Zealand - A world of breathtaking visas and warm and friendly people at every bend in the road.

In May 2015 I traveled the South and North Islands of New Zealand.  We rented a car and traveled the north end of the South Island, took the Inter-Island Ferry across to Wellington and traversed the North Island.  The Islands are uncrowded with breathtaking landscapes and some of the most scenic driving routes on the world.  From mountain curves, to farmlands with sheep and goats, to vineyards as far as the eye can see on land and the coast lines with miles and miles of amazing treks from easy to multi-day hikes with lodging along the way, this country is just waiting to be explored. 

Kia ora - I can help you explore New Zealand!

My Reviews

10 of 14 people found this review helpful
Cruise on the Danube
Overwhelmed by choices for a river cruise we decided to work with a travel agent for our river cruise in Europe. Within a day, Maureen found exactly what we were looking for that fit our schedule and budget. She was prompt with replies to our questions and when our outbound flight was canceled due to weather, she spent hours trying to rebook our flights. Due to the disruption in our plans, she also took care of the changes on our arrival at the destination. She was calm, reassuring, and helpful at every step of the way.
By  Bonnie  from  Lakeville, MN
Traveled to  Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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6 of 11 people found this review helpful
She thought of everything.
I have already recommended her to several friends. We have never used a travel agent before this trip. I was completely overwhelmed with the options for a river cruise in Europe. Within a day, after just 3 questions, she picked out the perfect cruise for us. Her follow up and advice along the way was so helpful.
By  Bonnie&Greg  from  Lakeville, MN
Traveled to  Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Maureen Janke responded:
Thank you. River cruising is such an amazing experience and I'm glad the trip exceeded your expectations. Recommending me to others is the highest compliment you could provide. It was truly a pleasure helping you with your trip. Maureen

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10 of 19 people found this review helpful
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By  test  from  av
Traveled to  Vancouver ~ British Columbia ~ Canada
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Maureen Janke responded:
Thank you.

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11 of 23 people found this review helpful
River journey
She was very efficient and kept us informed, even to the extra effort of bringing paperwork to our home.
We will absolutely use her services in the future.
By  Viking river trip  from  St. paul, mn
Traveled to  Nice ~ France ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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0 of 3 people found this review helpful
Fifth Anniversary
From our first chance meeting on a dreary Saturday morning when happen to catch her leaving the office, she was all about helping us have a great vacation
By  Dean  from  Bloomington, MN
Traveled to  Kona, Hawaii ~ Hawaii ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Maureen Janke responded:
Thank you for taking the time to review my services on your Hawaii Anniversary vacation. Glad you had a great vacation. If I can be of help in the future, please let me know.

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Destination Expert:

  • Oahu Island
  • Europe

Travel Specialist:

  • Cruises
  • European Culture
  • River Cruises

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