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Cindy Sanborn

Maple Grove, Minnesota Travel Agent

Agent Specializing in International Travel

I have been in the Travel Industry for over 20 years, loving every minute of this fast paced, ever-changing and exciting profession. I am constantly learning and experiencing new destinations and confess that my two favorites so far are Portugal and Africa! I'm passionate about my work and strive to make each persons dream vacation become one of their life stories. I specialize in Independent tours designed individually for my clients traveling to Europe, Africa, Asia and South American.

My Travel Specialties

Experienced Europe Expert

If you haven’t had the pleasure of visiting Europe, I highly recommend you do. In fact, once I started my European adventures I couldn’t stop. My travels have brought to the follow destinations in Europe: Portugal, Spain, England, France, Italy, Greece, ... Read more from my Experienced Europe Expert bio.

Adventures in Asia

I’ve had the good fortune to travel to Philippines, Taiwan, China, and Japan. I hope to continue to extend my travels through Asia and educate myself on the many beautiful countries Asia has to offer. My tours in Taiwan were unforgettable. ... Read more from my Adventures in Asia bio.
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Customized Travel in Europe, Africa & Asia

I am passionate about travel and experiencing the world and strive to make each persons dream vacation become one of their most memorable moments. I specialize in Independent tours custom designed for each of my clients no matter where they choose ... Read more from my Customized Travel in Europe, Africa & Asia bio.

My Travel Experiences

Fanciful Bottle stoppers!
Taiwan
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The Philippines
Check one more off my bucket list
Australia

Customer Testimonials

Aussie Specialist

Cindy is an Aussie Specialist. She has had much training and experience with sending clients to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. She has traveled to the Northern Territory of Australia in September of 2015. Cindy’s knowledge and confidence in creating trips to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific will ensure that you have the most amazing trip whether it’s for work or pleasure!

Provided by Ward Reid, Travel2

My Reviews

14 of 25 people found this review helpful

Switzerland Spring Break!

Reviewed By Jane - Maple Grove, MN | Traveled to Switzerland ~ Europe
When our son chose Amsterdam, Switzerland (6 cities), and Vaduz, Liechtenstein for his senior spring break trip, I knew I would need some help and guidance in planning this trip. Cindy exceeded my expectations in both of these areas. I started by giving Cindy the cities we wanted to visit and the sights we wanted to see. We worked together to come up with a travel plan for the order that made sense to visit the cities, the appropriate amount of time to spend in each, and the area of the city to stay in. I was very pleased with all the hotel selections she made for us and they met all our criteria I had given her. Cindy spent a lot of time with me answering questions and explaining what I should expect. She also guided us through choosing the right Swiss Travel Pass for our needs. Cindy made reservations where needed and gave us a detailed rail schedule that was easy to follow. When I need help with another trip I will definitely be calling Cindy!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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12 of 23 people found this review helpful

Hawaii

Reviewed By sandy - st.paul, mn | Traveled to Maui Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
Nice. Easy to work with. Very helpful. Very friendly. Great person.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Cindy Sanborn responded:
Thank you for your kind words. I truly enjoyed assisting you with your travel plans and look forward to the next time.
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12 of 23 people found this review helpful

Perfect travel experience

Reviewed By Laura - Chapel Hill, NC | Traveled to France ~ Europe
Cindy has done a great job coordinating multiple European vacations for us over the years. These trips have involved booking as many as 10 hotels on one trip, securing airline and train reservations, arranging for rental cars, providing museum and transit passes, etc....Cindy handles it all accurately and with ease. She is pleasant, responsive, and makes a real effort to understand our wants and needs. I can't imagine planning a major vacation without her!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Cindy Sanborn responded:
Thank you both for taking the time to write such a nice review. I appreciate the opportunity to assist you with your travel plans and look for to helping you with your next one!
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Cancun -year 2

Reviewed By TJ - bloomington MN | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
She was very helpful. Kept us up to date with emails. Answered all our questions. Really appreciate that she got us the TSA pre-check both going and coming back. Will use her next year.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Cindy Sanborn responded:
Thanks TJ, I had a great time working with you and Ed and look forward to next year.
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Relaxing and Warm!

Reviewed By Dan - Minneapolis, MN | Traveled to Playa Del Carmen ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Cindy was very easy to work with. We sent her our budget, specific area we were looking to vacation and a few other special caveats we wanted. She was able to find specific resorts that fit our criteria and sent a list of 4-5 to choose from. It literally saved us hours and hours of online research to find a place that fit our needs.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Cindy Sanborn responded:
Thanks Dan, I look forward to helping you plan your next trip.
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1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Amazing Great Britain Trip!

Reviewed By Val - Eagan, MN | Traveled to London ~ England ~ Europe
We've been customers of Travel Leaders for about 15 years, and this is our second vacation experience with Cindy. She is amazing! We were especially impressed with the lodging advice for both London - flat in Chelsea, and Edinburgh - apartment right on the Royal Mile. She also booked our airfare, train tickets, and Stonehenge excursion. Cindy listens and recognizes what is important for us on our trips, and delivers with just the right itinerary. Her wide range of travel experience is very helpful in planning out options. We will definitely reach out to Cindy and Travel Leaders for future travel needs.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Cindy Sanborn responded:
Thank you so much, I always enjoy working to make your dream trips into realities. Cindy
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3 of 8 people found this review helpful

Once in a lifetime!

Reviewed By IMPDmom1987 - Fishers, indiana | Traveled to Mexico ~ Mexico
Cindy was wonderful.When I first talked to her, she was very patient and answered the many questions I had. The next time I asked how much more would it be for an ocean front room. Just a short time later she called back with the amount of $525.We did up grade to an ocean front room, which was totally worth it!
After a long trip, at check in, I was told our room was in a section behind the main building, it had an awkward view of the water. The clerk insisted it was an ocean front room! He asked for an additional $207.00 for a better room. I paid it, as this was a once in a lifetime trip for me. I would deal with this issue when I got home.
I contacted Cindy via email, and told her what happened. She assured me that the additional $525.00 I had paid extra was for the ocean front room,not the room I was offered and she would check into it. She contacted the hotel and indeed it was an overcharge. I just found out today that my refund will be in the bank in a few days! Thanks Cindy!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Cindy Sanborn responded:
Thank you so much for your kind words, It was a pleasure to assist you with this trip and I look forward to helping you with your next adventure.
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3 of 8 people found this review helpful

We will return!

Reviewed By Happy Grandma - Tomah, Wisconsin | Traveled to Mexico
I was a bit skeptical about vacationing in Mexico, considering the political unrest, however because I trusted Cindy, we did go and we had one of the best vacations ever. The travel arrangements were smooth, the facility was above expectations. The service, the amenities - great value! She sent us to an all inclusive resort - we could not have wanted for any type of food or beverage that was not offered. There were plenty of activities to choose from, or not; I chose to watch my new grandson, so did not participate in tours or beach volleyball, Zumba ect. But my grandson and I loved the beach, the pools....and the food...oh my the food.

Cindy did a great job with all the arrangements......no worries....jst a great time.
We will return.

I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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14 of 30 people found this review helpful

Europe trip

Reviewed By Europe trip - Champlin, MN | Traveled to Europe
Cindy was very knowledgeable, helpful, and patient with me in planning a wonderful trip. I will use her to help me plan my next trip and would highly recommend her to anyone traveling!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Cindy Sanborn responded:
Thanks Dave, I am so glad to know that you had a great time. It was a pleasure to assist you with your family trip to Europe and I look forward to assisting you with your next adventure!
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2 of 7 people found this review helpful

Whole Family Getaway

Reviewed By Peggy - Charlotte, VT | Traveled to Punta Mita ~ Jalisco ~ Mexico
Cindy helps take care of every detail so that you can truly relax on your vacation!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Cindy Sanborn responded:
Thank you for your kind words. I loved being able to help all of you to have a wonderful family trip out of the cold weather. I look forward to your next one.
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2 of 7 people found this review helpful

Best beach in Mexico

Reviewed By Old Mexico - Golden Valley, MN | Traveled to Tulum ~ Mexico ~ Mexico
Always outstanding. Never had a issue with any of our many vacations.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Cindy Sanborn responded:
Thanks Steve, It is always a pleasure to help you with your trips and I look forward to the next one.
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2 of 8 people found this review helpful

Dream Honeymoon!

Reviewed By Christopher T. - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota | Traveled to Maldives ~ Central Asia
Cindy helped my wife and I plan our dream honeymoon to the Maldives. She was very helpful and responsive during the entire process and everything went as planned. I would recommend Cindy to anyone looking to plan a vacation, especially more complicated overseas ones with multiple transfers, etc.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Cindy Sanborn responded:
I am so happy to hear that your honeymoon was your "dream come true". I appreciate the opportunity to assist you with your plans and am glad to know that all went smoothly. I look forward to helping you with your next trip.
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