(17 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Maureen Janke

Apple Valley, MN

Travel Concierge Specialist

Traveling provides a new perspective on our own lives. It gives us pause to see ourselves in a world so very different than our own. It’s relaxing, inspiring, and breathtaking. I’ve been a traveler for as long as I can remember, and since 2007, I have been helping others experience their best vacation yet! ~ I am an Army Veteran, having served for 30 years and know how to quickly respond to any situation. I bring these skills over to the travel industry 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! ~ 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!

My Travel Specialties

River Cruising: Sail through the Heart of Europe

Germany – The history! The architecture! The traditions!

Traveling on a river cruise has so many advantages.  Unpack once and see the diversity along the river towns.  Exploring each unique destination as you only can by arriving right in the city center. The ship has wonderfully appointed...
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Avalon Visionary on the Moselle River

Hawaiian Seascapes:UnCruise Luxurious Adventures

Hawaiian Seascapes UnCruise Adventures is an experience like no other! Whales, Turtles, Culture and so many kinds of fish! This is a luxury experience with opportunities of adventure daily.  It is a luxury experience while having an abundance of adventure available.  Small ship cruising provides opportunities...
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Hiking in Hawaii

Germany's Hidden Gems

If you’ve ever traveled to a new city, you know the confusion and uncertainty in what tours to take, what tickets to buy and what are the must see places in the City.  You can research it yourself and keep your head in the travel journals so you don’t mix it all up along the way or you can trust a...
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Rudesheim, Germany – Private Kaffee Tasting

New Zealand: Unspoiled Land Waiting to be Explored

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...
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Winery on Waiheke Island

My Travel Albums

Avalon River Cruise
Top Deck

My Reviews

30 of 43 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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21 of 31 people found this review helpful
Grand Canyon Plus more!
Maureen was helpful, responsive and always willing to make things work the way we needed them to. We took our family of 5 to Las Vegas, Bryce Canyon, Antelope Canyon, the Grand Canyon and Phoenix AZ. Great vacation, accommodating hotels at a reasonable price.
By  Trey  from  Farmington, MN
Traveled to  Grand Canyon ~ Arizona ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Maureen Janke responded:
Thank you for your feedback - it was fun researching the areas you wanted to travel to and putting this family vacation together for you. Maureen

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14 of 18 people found this review helpful
European Dream
Ms. Janke was truly terrific! My trip is very involved because we were not taking a tour as we usually do. We were going on our own to Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. We had lots of places that we just "had to see" on the itinerary. She did her research and was very helpful in making sure that we were able to create a trip that would be a family favorite for years to come. She suggested opportunities for unique exploration that I did not know about. It is important when spending your hard earned money for a trip that things go smoothly. A travel agent "has your back". Maureen was there for us to answer all questions and find those little out of the way places that make memories. Maureen is that travel agent to help you have either a trip of a lifetime or just a quick fun weekend trip.
Our trip was canceled due to the Coronavirus. That is where the quality travel agent really comes in handy. I made one call to Maureen and she took care of all of the cancellations.
By  Kim  from  Farmington, Minnesota
Traveled to  Switzerland ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Maureen Janke responded:
Thank you for your kind words. It makes all my work worthwhile knowing you had a good experience. The last few months have been overwhelming for travelers and agents alike - so glad I was able to be there for you and I'll be here when you are ready to take the trip. Hopefully - very soon! Maureen

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22 of 35 people found this review helpful
It exceeded our expectations.
She paid attention to details. She was very knowledgeable about our tour and gave us good hints and tips.
By  Alaskan geek  from  Rosemount, MN
Traveled to  Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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22 of 35 people found this review helpful
I will ALWAYS use a travel agent now
Maureen provided an excellent service, and her help proved invaluable. I told her what I wanted and what I wanted to spend- a girls weekend at an adults only all exclusive in Mexico with great spa services. She suggested a resort I had never heard of, and would have NEVER considered because it’s well out of my price range according to the online sites. And the resort was AMAZING! Airfare and transportation were taken care of by Maureen. The trip would have been more expensive if I booked it on my own, and I didn’t have the headache. Thank you!
By  Girls Weekend!  from  Apple Valley, MN
Traveled to  Riviera Maya ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Germany
  • Auckland
  • Oahu Island
  • Europe
  • Christchurch
  • Trier
  • Lihue, Kauai
  • Hawke's Bay
  • Berlin
  • Cologne
  • Maui Island
  • Bavaria
  • Black Forest
  • Kona, Hawaii
  • Koblenz
  • Mainz

Travel Specialist:

  • Adventure
  • European Culture
  • River Cruises
  • Cruises
  • Luxury Cruises
  • Wine Country Vacations

Top Travel Partners:

  • Avalon Waterways
  • UnCruise Adventures
  • Viking River Cruises
  • Globus
  • Rocky Mountaineer Rail Tours

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