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Karla Germann

Bowman, North Dakota Travel Agent
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Karla Germann

Karla Germann

Bowman, North Dakota Travel Agent
Specially Designed Travel, LLC, an independent agent with Nexion, LLC, a Travel Leaders Network Affiliate Agency
Years of Experience: 4
30 Reviews | 100% Recommended
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Beach or Mountains; Your Travel Advisor

Bavaro Beach
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Being from North Dakota where we can have pretty brutal winters, I live for my beach getaways; but having lived in the Mountains for 15 years, I also embrace our winters by taking advantage for family ski getaways.

Because of my love of travel, I have always been the geek researching resorts and planning itineraries for myself, friends and family. When I was given the opportunity to pursue my own business as a travel advisor, I jumped at the chance!

I’m excited to have my associates at Specially Designed Travel, LLC as my mentors as I build my own clientele. The advantage of my working with them is that gives my clients access to three agents with different areas of expertise in vacations to Alaska to France as well as Caribbean beaches and ski resorts - we match you with the destination expert.

Let's get started on planning your dream vacation!

CERTIFICATES & AWARDS

AM Resorts Master Agent
Hawaii Destination Expert
Rocky Mountaineer Specialist
Princess Cruise Specialist
Certified Sandals Specialist

My Reviews

Rating: 5 30 Reviews | 100% Recommended

Fun trip learning snowboarding!!

Reviewed By CTC - Austin, Texas | Traveled to Keystone ~ Colorado ~ USA
Karla was amazing from planning the trip through to the follow-up after the trip! She was easy yet extremely professional to work with and found a great location for my family to do a "snow sports" vacation over Spring Break. The trip went smoothly because of her preparations (transportation, lodging, ski/snowboard rentals (and even an exchange), snowboard lessons, etc.). She even moved our whole first day after she'd made reservations when I realized we needed a day to acclimate. Karla verified all reservations right before we left and reminded me to check in for the air travel. She was in contact during the trip to make sure everything was going well, which it was. She even planned some special treats for me as the trip was over my birthday! Afterwards, she was receptive to my feedback about the resort and how I might do things differently next time. I can't say enough wonderful things about working with Karla and will definitely contact her when it's time to plan our next vacation!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Karla Germann responded:
You are so kind! Thank you for the review and I look forward to planning another winter resort getaway for you.
19 of 25 people found this review helpful
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Vacation!

Reviewed By Gator State - Bowman, ND | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Karla listened to our needs as a family
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Karla Germann responded:
It was my pleasure to work with you to make your Orlando vacation all you wanted it to be!
17 of 23 people found this review helpful
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Best Travel Agent!

Reviewed By Tammy LH - Mandan, ND | Traveled to Hawaii ~ USA
She is very knowledgeable and easy to work with! She made the trip so easy because she took care of everything!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Karla Germann responded:
I'm glad you had a great Hawaii vacation and made awesome family memories!
18 of 26 people found this review helpful
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Wonderful and relaxing vacay!

Reviewed By Leah - Scranton, ND | Traveled to Riviera Maya ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Karla was easy to work with, looked up several options that would work for our trips. Very responsive to silly questions that I needed to double check and sent us all of our travel documents a couple weeks before our trip. When our flight was cancelled she was easy to reach and she was in another country. She connected us with another agent we could work with in case her service got spotty and then helped us start all the claims for our travel insurance. She has so much knowledge and so helpful! I will absolutely go through her again.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Karla Germann responded:
Thank you so much for your kind words. I too appreciate that when things do go awry, we have someone from our team that is here for you. I really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience!
12 of 15 people found this review helpful
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Couldn’t be Easier

Reviewed By Emilee S - Bloomington, MN | Traveled to Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
Karla was great! This was my first time traveling out of the country other than being on a cruise. She kept our minds at ease and answered questions we didn’t know we had. Our vacation was everything we wanted! She is excellent at supporting you every step of the way and making sure that your vacation will fit what you are looking for.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Karla Germann responded:
I'm so lad your trip was exactly as you wanted it to be! Thank you for the review.
13 of 19 people found this review helpful
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very exciting trip great experience

Reviewed By hardash - Bowman | Traveled to Arlington ~ Texas ~ USA
great experience very impressed with karla
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Karla Germann responded:
I put a lot of emphasis on matching the best experiences with your interests, so I really appreciate your review!
12 of 17 people found this review helpful
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Amazing 60th Birthday trip!

Reviewed By Crystal Erickson - Rhame, N.D. | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Karla went above and beyond for us.From the very beginning of our travel plans up until the end of our trip. She was very helpful and professional.We had a lot of airline problems & she was so helpful getting us connected while we ran to get on our next plane.Kudos to Karla! She was awesome.Always communicating with us.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Karla Germann responded:
I'm glad I could assist your group with those delay issues and I'm looking forward to helping you plan your next adventure!
13 of 19 people found this review helpful
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Dream wedding ??

Reviewed By Sierra - Bowman, ND | Traveled to Mexico
Karla was absolutely AMAZING! Not only did she help me find the wedding venue of my dreams, she booked every-single one of our guests (30 people) she made sure we all had everything we needed to fly out of the country, provided us with fun little tips we needed to know being tourists in another country. Karla took the time to call and check in with each of us to make sure we were on track with our documentation, she also sent us each a bamboo straw pouch because our hotel was a plastic straw free hotel!! She made my wedding planning experience so much easier! A HUGE THANK YOU to you Karla!!! Thank you for making my life easier and helping me plan the wedding of my DREAMS!!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Karla Germann responded:
It was my absolute pleasure and I was honored you chose me to help you with your wedding! Congratulations!
10 of 14 people found this review helpful
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60th Birthday Trip

Reviewed By Cheryl - Rhame, ND | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Karla helped our group of 4 couples pick the resort. Great pick!! We encountered some airline delays and she went above and beyond to get us on another flight to avoid missing any precious vacation time!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Karla Germann responded:
Thank so much for the kind review. We all work hard for those vacation days so I'm glad you didn't miss any of them!
11 of 16 people found this review helpful
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Best Wedding Trip!

Reviewed By Aubrey - Flowery Branch | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Karla made planning our trip so easy! She was always available to answer any questions we had and got us the best deals she could when we booked our trip. We went to Cancun, Mexico for my sisters wedding last month. Prior to our trip, Karla sent us all of our travel documents in the mail along with a pack of bamboo straws to take with us to Mexico (our resort was a plastic free resort)! She went above and beyond and I would definitely recommend using her to plan any trip!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Karla Germann responded:
I was honored to be a part of the planning for the wedding! And thank you for the kind review!
12 of 18 people found this review helpful
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25th Anniversary Trip - A year late!

Reviewed By Wendi - Fairmont, MN | Traveled to Puerto Morelos ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
It was wonderful working with Karla. Our trip was planned for last summer, but Covid hit. Karla helped us navigate through everything and schedule our trip for this summer. She gave us different options throughout the planning. We were also given updates on the Sargassum in the area of our resort and options if we wanted to move to a different area in Mexico. Karla gave us wonderful directions from security to the Cancun airport to transportation and Covid testing. Karla kept in touch with us when we were on our trip to make sure we got to our destination - Now Sapphire and were prepared for our trip home. She also heard there was a lot of rain during our stay and gave us ideas for possible excursions that could be done in the rain! I would highly recommend Karla if you are planning a trip and need a travel agent. THANKS Karla!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Karla Germann responded:
Travel in the last year has presented many challenges; I am so glad you were finally able to celebrate with this trip. I appreciate your review!
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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A great travel experience

Reviewed By Marsha - Bowman, ND | Traveled to Yellowstone National Park ~ Wyoming ~ USA
Karla was great to work with; she kept me informed of any changes. She had to revamp our travel plans a bit due to a family event. Hotels were great. I had no idea where to go on this trip so I enlisted the help of Karla. She gave us an itinerary to follow and suggested an app which was very helpful.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Karla Germann responded:
I am glad we were able to make this work so you could spend this family time together!
7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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Dream Vacation

Reviewed By jsruggles - Bowman, North Dakota | Traveled to Ocho Rios ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Karla was so wonderful to work with. Traveling during Covid brings on new challenges and Karla helped us navigate them all. She took all of the worry out of our travel so that we could just concentrate on having a great time. Karla was so organized, even giving us a travel folder and gift. She kept on top of things every step of the way. I would use Karla again in a heartbeat and would recommend her in a minute.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Karla Germann responded:
Someday travel will resemble some normalcy; but for now it is tedious to navigate! I am happy you had a great trip and thank you for your kind review.
7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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Great Travel agent!!

Reviewed By Sheilan - Scranton, ND | Traveled to California ~ USA
Karla was very helpful in helping me figure out how to get to California to bring the grand kids back for a visit. She made phone calls and helped me figure out the best way to do it!! She was awesome
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Karla Germann responded:
Have a wonderful time with those grandkids and thank you for the review!
14 of 24 people found this review helpful
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Loved Our Family Vacation in Mexico!

Reviewed By Tom & Lynn - Beach, ND | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Karla is amazing at making sure you are aware of everything you need to take care of pre-travel and what to expect once you arrive. We have used her services a few times and will continue to in the future. Thank you Karla for making our travel plans and vacation time go seamlessly!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Karla Germann responded:
What great family memories you are making! Thank you for the kind review.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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From trip to travel agent - the best vacation!

Reviewed By Taylor and Melanie Mungia - Austin, Tx | Traveled to Bozeman ~ Montana ~ USA
This was our first experience dealing with Karla Germann from Specially Designed Travel as our travel agent. I cannot brag on her enough. She is hands down the best in the industry. From the beginning she: had incredible response times, she asked for our budget and she made it work, she explained things in simple terms, she make great recommendations (again, she planned our entire trip), she held our hands from start to finish, and she is incredibly kind. My wife and I highly highly recommend Karla for your next travel needs!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Karla Germann responded:
I loved designing your Mountain week away! Thank you for the kind review.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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Amazing Travel Agent

Reviewed By Taylor - Bozeman, MT | Traveled to Mexico
Karla was extremely persistent and diligent in getting the best experience for us! We traveled to Mexico and had many flight delays, she helped us reschedule our van transport easily. Additionally, with all of the COVID restrictions, many people were having trouble getting back into the US because they didn't keep on top of all of the requirements; Karla made sure we did!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Karla Germann responded:
I am so glad you were able to navigate all of the covid imposed requirements with ease. I look forward helping you with your next adventure!
5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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Karla is the best!

Reviewed By Hilton - Bowman, ND | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Karla was super helpful in planning our trip to Disney World, anything and everything we needed was taken care quickly and exceeding our expectations. Unfortunately we ended up canceling our trip due to illness and Karla was there for that too dealing with not only the cancellations, but also calling our trip insurance to insure we were reimbursed. We highly recommend her services and will plan our next trip through her again!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Karla Germann responded:
Thank-you for taking the time to leave a review. It was sad that you weren't able to travel, but I am glad your claim went smoothly and that everyone is now healthy!
10 of 17 people found this review helpful
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very exciting trip great experience

Reviewed By hardash - Bowman | Traveled to Arlington ~ Texas ~ USA
we had a great experience with karla we would recommend her service to everybody that is planning a vacation well organized and communicated .
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Karla Germann responded:
Thank you for the kind review and I look forward to working with you again!
8 of 13 people found this review helpful
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Honeymoon/One Year Anniversary Trip

Reviewed By Kaitlyn and Jarett - Rapid City, SD | Traveled to Mexico
Our first trip to Mexico was amazing! Karla helped make it stress free! We loved working with her, and the resort she recommended was so amazing! She organized everything and gave us so many helpful tips before as we traveled and during our travels. We’re so glad we had her to help us because there were something we would have never known about, like where to book different things, paperwork needed for the airport, etc. We will definitely be using her again for our future adventures! Thank you so much Karla ??
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Karla Germann responded:
I am so glad this trip was all you had hoped it would be! Preparing you for navigating all the covid requirements certainly helped for your stress free travel. Thank you for the review!
4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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Seriously the BEST

Reviewed By Nicole - Bozeman mt | Traveled to Mexico
Very professional! Very good at checking in with changes and making last minute changes in the spot
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Karla Germann responded:
You had several post-covid related changes, but we worked through them all! Thank you for your review and I look forward to your next trip.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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Love Vacation!

Reviewed By Freier - Bowman ND | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Karla has always worked extra hard getting us the best deals possible! We went to a great resort in Jamaica in February that we booked with Karla, everything was great! Recently she took the time to research flight for a family trip. We will define use Karla in the future! Thanks for everything Karla
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Karla Germann responded:
So glad I could help; can't wait for your next trip!
6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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Akumal Bay was best vacation ever!

Reviewed By Kron Paulson - Bowman, North Dakota | Traveled to Mexico
Karla is always on top of her game when you ask her about any destination vacation! She sends info right away with great ideas to follow! We have worked with Karla many years and we highly recommend her if you are thinking about a vacation!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Karla Germann responded:
I appreciate your patronage and referrals; let's plan your next vacation!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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Amazing 1st International Trip

Reviewed By Ambo - Bowman, ND | Traveled to Mexico
Karla went above and beyond! She helped us through International travel and a delayed flight.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Karla Germann responded:
Thank you for trusting me with your travel plans and your kind review!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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Most amazing beach vacation!

Reviewed By Megan - Reeder, ND | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Karla was incredibly knowledgeable and easy to work with. She responded quickly to our questions and was very thorough in the preparation both of the trip and in making sure we were aware of all changes/expectations in traveling in a pandemic world.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Karla Germann responded:
Thank you for the kind review! I hope travel resembles some sort of "normal" soon, but preparing clients for what to expect certainly helps things go more smoothly. I look forward to assisting you with your future vacations!
3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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First Mexico trip

Reviewed By Mexico - North Dakota | Traveled to Mexico
First time traveler here! Followed Karla’s recommendations and booked a great trip to Mexico. She worked to get us good rates and sent us any offers or changes that came up along the way, we didn’t have to figure any details out! I haven’t traveled internationally or really much of anywhere so I was nervous but I just had to follow Karla’s directions and everything went great!! She answered all my silly questions and our trip was beautiful!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Karla Germann responded:
Navigating travel these last couple of years has had more hoops to jump through, I am glad you felt well prepared and everything went smoothly. I look forward to assisting you with your next getaway!
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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Fantastic trip!

Reviewed By Karla - Bowman ND | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
We had a fantastic time on our trip. Karla organized everything plus gave helpful suggestions as we traveled. Karla made the trip stress free and included everything we needed for vouchers and called our sights to insure our spots were guaranteed. Thank you Karla
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Karla Germann responded:
I cannot wait to see your pictures from Alaska! Thank you for your review and I look forward to working with you on your next adventure!
3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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First, but not last trip to Mexico!

Reviewed By Scott - Bozeman, MT | Traveled to Mexico
Incredibly detailed and professional, traveling under Karla's guidance was a breeze!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Karla Germann responded:
I can't wait to assist you with your next trip! Thank you for your review.
6 of 11 people found this review helpful
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Fun, economical vacation in Akumal Bay Resort!

Reviewed By Paula - Bismarck, ND | Traveled to Mexico
Karla was so personable and helpful in helping to plan our Akumal vacation.
She was easily accessible per email or text and efficiently answered inquiries. She helped so much with understanding all the covid issues for international travel. Very informative about ground transfers while in Mexico. She was knowledgeable about the resort and what it had to offer. If she doesn't know the answers to questions, she finds them.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Karla Germann responded:
Thank you for the review! Due to covid, the landscape of travel is ever evolving. I was happy to assist your group with their plans and I look forward to assisting with your next trip!
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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Wonderful, relaxing beach getaway!

Reviewed By Jenn - Rhame, ND | Traveled to Playa Del Carmen ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
She took great care of all the details!! It made the trip so easy and enjoyable that I didn’t have to worry about a thing!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Karla Germann responded:
I enjoyed assisting you find your perfect getaway; thanks for your review!
7 of 14 people found this review helpful
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My Travel Experience

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Customer Testimonials

Would this vacation happen? YES!

"Due to the Vid [covid], this vacation was rescheduled from November to now and at times didn't even look like it could happen. To say there were hoops is an understatement. Karla was so amazing and stayed in touch the entire time to make sure we were informed and prepared. She took care of everything for plane travel, rules, and car rentals. (Even now as the snow doesn't want us to get home very easily...) She sent us ideas and links for excursions and restaurants! We don't travel much, we don't have passports, this was only the 2nd trip the kids had flown. But, we needed this to happen.... Make plans and save money for a family vacation soon! It is totally worth it! And, call Karla!"

Provided by Jen J, Bowman ND

I could go on and on!

"Our trip was fantastic! The room was perfect, service impeccable, restaurants and bars are great! I cold go on and on. Oh, and our Butler was amazing! Thank you for everything. We absolutely will be back!"

Provided by Michelle V, Bozeman MT

We can't stop talking about our trip!

"Oh my gosh... this has been the greatest vacation we have ever taken. This might just be an annual trip for us going forward. It was great to unwind and spend quality time with God each other."

Provided by Taylor M, Austin TX

She took the headache out of everything!

"Karla designed our travel to Ocho Rios, Jamaica in February 2020. She took the headache out of everything and made the vacation seamless. It was such a relief having her answer our questions. Thank you, we will definitely be utilizing you again."

Provided by Carly M, Bismarck ND

Last Minute Getaway

"Karla knows vacations! Earlier this month we booked a last minute trip to Mexico and she made sure we got the best price/deal possible. Everyone needs a travel lady to call when you’re tired of the cold and you just want to sit on a beach!! Thanks, Karla, for answering so many questions..."

Provided by Jayne L, Hermosa, SD