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Karlene Penick

Youngstown, Ohio Travel Agent

An independent agent with Dugan's Travels in Los Alamos, NM, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Romance Travel Specialist

Whether you have just entered into a relationship with someone special, or you are celebrating 25 years of marriage, everyone could use an extra touch of romance in their lives.

Traveling to an exotic location, relaxing together and experiencing a new adventure is the best way to indulge in your relationship and enjoy quality time with one another. As a travel professional, I specialize in romance travel and I am known for the personal service that I provide to all of my clients.

These are the types of romantic trips that I love to plan:

  • Honeymoons — I am the preferred travel agent of David's Bridal in Youngstown, Ohio, which has afforded me the opportunity to plan hundreds of luxurious honeymoons for young couples in the region. I love that I have the chance to help them plan their first big adventure together as a married couple.
  •  Destination Weddings — These intimate experiences are a wonderful option for many couples, and I help them navigate their choices during the planning process. I assist in selecting the right resort, connecting them with vendors in their chosen location and helping their guests make their own travel arrangements.
  • All-inclusive resorts — I specialize in helping my clients select the right all-inclusive resort in destinations such as Mexico and the Caribbean. I also work to ensure that all of my clients get the most valuable vacation package possible.

My favorite place to book is the Caribbean. I am in love with every aspect of this destination. From the white sand beaches to the turquoise waters, you'll never find a more beautiful view. In addition, there's something for everyone: culinary experiences at authentic Caribbean restaurants, fine dining opportunities, adventurous excursions, romantic spa treatments and of course, miles and miles of beaches.

The travelers who have booked with me rest easy knowing that I am available to help them at any point. Every client receives my personal e-mail and cell phone number, and I am responsive to all of their needs.

If you want to immerse yourself in romance with the person that you love the most, then contact me today. I will help you plan a trip that the two of you will never forget!

My Reviews

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Trustworthy

Reviewed By Eleni Caldwell - Youngstown, OH | Traveled to
Googled vacation planners and Karlene popped up for my area. She turned out to be wonderful. Told her what we wanted and she delivered. Made some changes, she had no problem. She took my calls (yes, I was a bit of a pest) she was patient, kind, and helpful. We had a glorious "bucket list" vacation visiting south west USA. In fact, we have asked her assistance once again for a future getaway this Fall. Recommend her? Absolutely!
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Great experience

Reviewed By Jim - Austintown, OH | Traveled to
Karlene planned our honeymoon. I did research myself thru various websites and she saved us a lot of money. She also gave us several options. The resort Secrets Maroma was unbelievable as she said it was. She also prepared everything for us and gave us a custom bag to use on the beach which we did. We will definitely be using her for all our vacations.
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Sit back and relax

Reviewed By Darcey - Pulaski, NY | Traveled to
She was very helpful and if you have any questions, Karlene can answer them! She booked our first cruise and I had so many questions. She made everything so easy.
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Family trip to Disney!

Reviewed By Kelly - Clarence, NY | Traveled to
Karlene was very knowledgable, thorough, helpful and available for all my questions both before and during the trip. I would highly recommend her!
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So helpful

Reviewed By Mandy - Green Bay, Wi | Traveled to
Karlene was incredibly helpful in the months and days leading up to our trip and even during. She was our peace of mind and it was so nice to have someone make the plans and be there for us if we needed anything. She even sent us a very nice gift! We were so glad we worked with her and will be using her for our next trip!
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A Caring, Helpful and Understanding Agent

Reviewed By Carrie - Austintown, OH | Traveled to
I'll admit that my review is biased because Karlene is not just my travel agent, she's my friend! I remember Karlene first thinking about becoming a travel agent and have enjoyed watching her and her business grow over the years. She has booked over a dozen trips for me, my friends and my family. I admire that she is always learning and trying new things to improve her services to her clients and her knowledge of travel destinations. I recommend that you contact Karlene to help with your next trip because she will honestly try to understand what you need and want in a vacation and strive to find the trip that is best for you. She really cares about her clients. She's also honest. If she doesn't know as much about a location she'll let you know that, but she'll reach out to her network of other agents for their help. If you usually book your trips on your own, you might wonder why you need a travel agent. It doesn't costs more to go through Karlene and sometimes it even costs less. Unless you are doing only a flight (which has just a small reasonable fee) and she gets paid by the big companies and since she searches more sites, group rates and companies than you have access to online, sometimes she even finds it cheaper than you could. If you have problems, she'll call and complain for you! Everyone who travels should have an agent, and you can't do better than my agent, my friend, Karlene.
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Best Travel Agent EVER!!

Reviewed By Bill - El Paso, TX | Traveled to
My wife and I absolutely love Karlene! She has booked us on four cruises to-date (with a fifth upcoming), and every single one has been spectacular. This woman knows her job! She seems to be available 24/7/365. As an experienced cruiser herself, Karlene can give firsthand information to her clients. This is invaluable to me. Karlene always gets us the best prices on the most favorable sailings, and goes out of her way to ensure our smooth sailing (pun intended). Karlene will always be my "go-to" agent. Thanks, again, Karlene for everything you do for us.
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Disney

Reviewed By tgp - Pittsford NY | Traveled to
Karlene was very helpful for our family as we planned and coordinated our trip to Disney with a few other families. She answered countless questions and was very kind, knowledgeable and helpful.
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She did all the work, we had all the fun

Reviewed By Bill - Orlando, Florida | Traveled to
You want to go somewhere? Tell Karlene when and where, and what you want to do. She'll do the rest, putting together a superb list of choices from which you can pick and choose. She is thorough, knowledgeable, professional, and above all, courtesy. You can't go wrong using her services.
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