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Barbara Maxwell

Clarendon Hills, Illinois Travel Agent

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

Honeymoon and Destination Wedding Specialist

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I have been in the travel industry for over twenty years and have extensive knowledge in planning incredible and memorable honeymoons and destination weddings. I've earned the Honeymoons and Destination Weddings Lifestyle Specialist designation from The Travel Institute. I've also earned the Destination Specialist Designations for the Caribbean and Alaska (also from The Travel Institute).

Since I enjoy cruising, I also earned my Accredited Cruise Counselor designation through Cruise Lines International Association. I've sailed on Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Disney Cruise Lines. I'm passionate about river cruising and I believe that river cruising is "The Best Way to See Europe."

My love of travel directed me to earn my Associate's Degree in Travel and Tourism and I started my career in travel as Travel Professional. I soon realized that I wanted to specialize in a travel niche and I then decided that honeymoons and destination weddings would be perfect.

I can advise you and help you plan your perfect honeymoon. I have the destination knowledge, experience and professional relationships with my "preferred travel suppliers" to plan that perfect "honeymoon" and I can secure special amenities to make your honeymoon very special and memorable.

My Reviews

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Barb Maxwell is THE BEST!!!!!

Reviewed By Hawaii Bound - Illinois | Traveled to
My husband, John and I wanted to "test" out a cruise to see how we would do. Barb's old office was close to mine..and thank God because it has been an awsome relationship.!!!!! Though the "test" cruise was only a week in the Keys, she paid attention to every detail, and held my hand all the way! Well, the "test" worked so we were off on a glorious Alaskas cruise for 2 weeks! Again, every attention to detail and hold my hand..it was PERFECT! So now it is April 2014 and we are going to fly to Honolulu, stay there for a week, then board the suite for a 2 week cruise. Barb handled all the side trips and again we were going to go on another magnificent trip handled by Barb.....but wait..tragedy happened, I fell down the stairs at home a fractured my right foot just 3 days before the trip..now I am in the emergency room, getting a cast, in pain, and thinking about how am I going to handle cancelling this trip...again Barb to the rescue. Thank God we had trip insurance! Documents from the doctors, hospital, ortho Dr. and we were reimbursed for our expenses! Again, thank God for Barb, and lesson learned...never complain about the cost of trip insurance, because when an accident like this happens you are grateful ...Lesson learned...always get trip insurance...OH and yes. Barb will be scheduling our 3 week trip to Hawaii in the very near future!!!!!! She IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!!! Barb, thanks for all you do for all of us!!!!!
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Great job finding a fun destination for us in Curacao

Reviewed By Scott - Chicago area | Traveled to
We were late in planning and Barb did a great job locating a place for us to go that allowed us to scuba dive among other things.
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Great job on Disney Cruise!!

Reviewed By Julia - Denver, CO | Traveled to
Would highly recommend Barbara Maxwell. She helped us plan a Disney Cruise for our extended family. She was very knowledgeable and helpful. She answered all our questions and all went just as she described. We started the process a approximatley one year before our sail date and she was on top of the various due dates throughout the planning period. Will definately use her services for future trips. Thanks again, Barb!
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Working with Barb is an amazing experience!!

Reviewed By Lexi McKenzie - Shelby Township, Michigan | Traveled to
My husband Scott and I have used Barb Maxwell to book several of our vacations over the past four years. Each time, we have had the good fortune of Barb's extensive knowledge of each destination from the best resort to stay at, delicious local cuisine, fun entertainment and the most worth while tourist attractions. When traveling abroad, Barb has been a great source of confidence for us. Just knowing that we can contact her should something not go as planned, makes our trips that much more relaxing and enjoyable. For those who may be considering a destination wedding, Barb is the BEST wedding/ honeymoon specialist around. Scott and I were married in Jamaica, and Barb handled every last detail of that trip. Because of Barb, our wedding was the perfect day, and the honeymoon attached to it was even more enchanting! We have referred Barb to many of our friends, family and colleagues over the years, and will continue to do so in the future. Barb is very thorough, very personable and helpful beyond anything words in this review can describe. Each time I have the need for a travel specialist to book a trip, I will go directly to Barb Maxwell and no one else! She is by far the best around!!
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Efficient Planning

Reviewed By MV - Chicago suburbs | Traveled to
She did a wonderful job of planning our trip. I really appreciated her efficiency. She took care of every detail and throughout the months before our trip, she kept us updated regarding any changes. She offered valuable tips for traveling in the various countries we were heading to. She also gave us good advice about the river cruise and what to expect. I would highly recommend her for trip planning.
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Barb's the Best!

Reviewed By Barb - Riverside, IL | Traveled to
We've been using Barb to plan all of our cruises for about ten years. She's so excellent at her job that she & I have become friends. She treats clients as though they are her only clients; i.e., totally attentive to their needs. I wouldn't think of using anyone else.
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Very knowledgeable and made the whole process fun and easy.

Reviewed By anthromom - Chicago | Traveled to
Barb helped me through the whole process of booking my cruise and helping me navigate the airline process and tour itineraries. She met with me recently to go over all my vacation itinerary and explain everything once again. She's the best!
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