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Melinda Jarrell

San Marcos, California Travel Agent

An independent agent with Nexion, LLC in Irving, TX, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Cruise, Hawaii, Alaska and European Travel Expert

As a child, I often dreamed of becoming a flight attendant. Seeing strange new places and experiencing it with others!

While I didn't do that, I think I found something that suites me even better! I am now the owner of Winner Destination and have the opportunity to help others explore the world every day. 

Even though I have been to over 60 countries and 49 states, there is still so many places on my list.

If you are someone who would like to travel for business or pleasure, I would be happy to:

  • make your reservations
  • provide a bit of expertise on the area
  • help you with the extra special activities that are a must see 

I continue to add to my education by taking webinars, going to travel shows and taking on-line specialist training for different areas in the world

I love to help other people discover this wonderful world we live in.

In addition, I have been on many cruises both ocean and river and on many different cruise lines. This is a great way to see everything and you only have to unpack once!

Ready to explore a new destination?

My Reviews

Travels down under

Reviewed By Evy - Newbury Park, CA | Traveled to New Zealand ~ Australia & New Zealand
Melinda helped organize a trip to New Zealand for me. I told her all the things I wanted to see and do and she was able to put it all together and recommend timing and places to go and stay. The trip went perfectly and all the B&Bs that we stayed at were excellent.
She also coordinated a wine cruise in France and helped us set up side trips, and went out of her way to meet with our group and explain all the activities that would occur on the cruise.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Exceeded expectations.

Reviewed By Kay - Big Sky, MT | Traveled to France ~ Europe
We were first time river-cruisers and happened into Melinda's realm based on the recommendations of friends. Melinda stayed on top of all trip details, helped us pick a cabin, answered my questions promptly and emailed regularly as deadlines approached. We loved our AmaWaterways cruise, plan to travel again with them, and Melinda will be our go-to agent.
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Great resource for any vacation

Reviewed By Martha - Autin, TX | Traveled to Maui Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
Melinda is good. She is also patient with changing requests. I like the feeling that everything is taken care of, with very little effort on my part.
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Amazing Trip

Reviewed By Sibyl - Reno | Traveled to Scotland ~ Europe
Melinda went above and beyond to meet our travel needs. Her expertise allowed us to save a great deal of time and money - and to have a terrific vacation.

We would highly recommend utilizing Melinda for any travel you are contemplating. She will save you money and exceed your expectations.

It was a pleasure working with such a serious professional.
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She helped with all details and made planning a pleasure.

Reviewed By ladyretired - Pickerington, OH | Traveled to
Melinda has planned four different trips for my husband and me. The first three were done in every detail and with information that had we not used Melinda as our consultant we no doubt would have missed some of the attractions and sites that are some of our most memorable times. Currently we have a cruise that starts in Fort Lauderdale and winds up in Copenhagen; however, since she knew we wanted to visit Norway and Sweden while in the area she found a cruise that did just what we wanted to do and we don't even have to change ships or rooms. Melinda has taken care of all the details including tours and the sites she would recommend that we see while on our trip. Since there are physical limitations on walking and the like she has taken that into consideration when scheduling tours and what we would be able to do. She planned our first three and they were fantastic so we feel certain that our upcoming trip will be just as wonderful. Melinda not only has planned our cruises but has given the full service with travel arrangements, hotels and any other needs we may have while on our trip. Melinda has always kept us up to date on our itinerary which is great so we can let our family know where and when we are going to be in certain places.
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Transatlantic & Northern European Adventure

Reviewed By Flyer75 - Atlanta, GA | Traveled to
Melinda asked the probing questions to ascertain our wishes/desires for this trip. With our goals and physical limitations in mind, Melinda charged "Full Speed Ahead" locating the cruise, cabin class cost/availability, pre-cruise hotels, shore excursions for our evaluation and selection. The broad range of choices provided by Melinda was outstanding - the really difficult problem was making a decision on which ones to choose. The only logical option is to let Melinda schedule another cruise so we may experience some of the other opportunities she presented.
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Our trip to Costa Rica was seamless

Reviewed By Sandy - San Diego, CA | Traveled to
We were extremely happy with the trip Melinda scheduled for us. We were able to see the sites we requested, she scheduled our activities, from hanging bridge walk tour, hiking Arenal volcano tour, river tours in Tortuguero, zip lining, Baldi hot springs spa, white water rafting and the banana plantation tour. Melinda booked all of our activities for us, arranged for transportation van/buses; the drivers were on time, friendly and very informative. Melinda booked our hotels accommodations at 4-5 star hotels, we really felt pampered. She sent us the itinerary for our 10 day stay and everyday we knew what was planned, names of hotels and transportation used, the pick up times, how long the activity would last, and the meals that were included. We will use Melinda again, when we plan our trip.
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Worry free Travel with Melinda!

Reviewed By A.S. - Vista, California | Traveled to
In this day of online booking, many people forgo a travel agent but after my wonderful experience with Melinda as my travel agent, I will never again bother with trying to figure travel arrangements out myself. She took care of everything. The hotel she booked for us was not only well within budget but perfectly situated and much nicer than expected near the port the night before our cruise. Our flight arrangements were comfortable and there was no rushing around desperate not to miss any connecting flights. The cruise arrangements were also so marvelous and she was always touching base along the way to make sure everything went off without a hitch. It was one of the most relaxing vacations I have taken and to know all the details were promptly and skillfully handled was such a relief. I will certainly be using Melinda and Winner Destinations for all my future travel needs!
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