Kari Satre

Brainerd, Minnesota Travel Agent

Traveler's Fare Inc., a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Family Fun, South Pacific and Corporate Consultant

The definition of a great trip is different for everyone. My goal is to guide customers to the ideal vacation that perfectly suits their needs, dreams, budget, and style.

My specialties are South Pacific and corporate travel, but I have helped everyone from singles to honeymooners to families see the world over the years.

I have earned the following certifications:

  • Aussie and Kiwi (New Zealand) Specialist
  • Princess Cruise Specialist

Using my training and my first-hand experience, I can easily craft a spectacular cruise or land adventure for my clients.

Asking where I haven't been would be a much shorter conversation than for me to tell you about all the amazing sights I have seen. My burning desire to travel was ignited at a very young age.

My variety of personal travel adventures allow me to focus on sharing unique ideas for experiences with my clients to ensure they get the most from every moment of their adventure.

Whether I'm working with a corporate group or a family, I manage all aspects of the journey from transportation to lodging to special needs. I'm always available to answer any questions before, during or after the trip!

Travel is not my only passion. I'm also very committed to giving back to my community and am a dedicated member of the the Great Plains Camp Sertoma Club. I love to volunteer my time on projects especially during Camp Sertoma which is a week long Camp held at Confidence Learning Center near Brainerd MN for deaf and hard of hearing children.

My combination of small-town caring and international experience come together to help me guide travelers as they plan their ideal journeys.

Whether I use my skill as a Princess Cruise specialist to book a relaxing trip over the water or my expertise in South Pacific travel, I can help you make the vacation of your dreams even better than you expected!

My Reviews

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

Kari was very helpful. She gave me lots of ideas I would never have known about!

Reviewed By Cathy - Mn | Traveled to
Thanks to Kari our trip was very organized. Each day was organized with all our passes ready to go for an awesome adventure at Universal Studios. Meal plans, park to park passes, unlimited express passes for rides, special breakfast experiences at Three Broomsticks and The Leaky Cauldron and an awesome photo shoot at shutterbutyons! My whole family had a blast! They think I'm awesome for planning a great family vacation, but I couldn't have done it without Karl's help so thank you Kari!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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4 of 7 people found this review helpful

Kari enabled us to have several stress-free trips.

Reviewed By Joanne - Minneapolis, Minnesota | Traveled to
We first contacted Kari in '08 after hearing the positive experiences friends had had using Kari as a travel agent. She met our needs, and surpassed our expectations! Every request (even those that came late in the planning process) was addressed quickly and thoroughly. She is very attentive, very professional, and very thoughtful. She presents multiple options and guides the potential traveler through the pros and cons of each. Kari Satre is an excellent travel agent--I would recommend her to any individual/family seeking a fun and meaningful travel experience.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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4 of 7 people found this review helpful

enjoyed making arrangments with her

Reviewed By jim - Brainerd MM | Traveled to
Was very friendly and fast at finding what we needed and will contiue to use her service
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Great Cruise Experience!!!

Reviewed By Fred & Mary - Brainerd, Minnesota | Traveled to Panama Canal ~ Panama ~ Central America
Kari did a fantastic job arranging our cruise including flights to and from ports and necessary hotel reservations. She didn't miss a thing.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kari Satre responded:
Thank you so much. I am very happy you had a positive experience and hope to help with many more of your adventures.
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Our Middle East Adventure

Reviewed By MarDon - Fifty Lakes, MN | Traveled to Mediterranean ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
We had a great experience in having Kari guide us in planning our trip. As we expanded our original trip plans, she helped us make the right decisions, and this helped make this our trip of a lifetime. As questions arose, whether in regards to our cruise, side tours, transportation to and from ports to and from hotels and airports, she had, or found, the answers we needed to get the right choices for us.
Thank you Kari for all that you contributed to us, to make this adventure come true for us.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kari Satre responded:
Thank you for the kind words and confidence you placed in me. I am so glad you had an awesome trip. I will look forward to hearing more about your adventure.
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Alaskan cruise

Reviewed By John - Brainerd, MN | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Kari is EXCELLENT! She goes above and beyond to help answer questions, reassure, do what she can to make sure you have a wonderful trip.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kari Satre responded:
Thank you so much for you kind words. I look forward to helping with more of your travel needs long into the future.
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Interesting tour of Maritime Canada!

Reviewed By Lou - Spicer, Minnesota | Traveled to Maritime
Kari was very helpful in planning our trip to Maritime Canada, which included Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. She answered all of our guestions quickly and kept us informed about the planning and financial aspects of the trip. Kari did a great job for us, and we did enjoy the Collette tour!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kari Satre responded:
It was my pleasure to work with you to plan this trip and am so glad you enjoyed your experience!
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Interesting tour of Maritime Canada!

Reviewed By Lou - Spicer, Minnesota | Traveled to Maritime
Kari was very helpful in planning our trip to Maritime Canada, which included Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. She answered all of our guestions quickly and kept us informed about the planning and financial aspects of the trip. Kari did a great job for us, and we did enjoy the Collette tour!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Fun Filled Trip!

Reviewed By JMS57 - Fifty Lakes, MN | Traveled to Europe
This was our first time we planned a trip through a travel agent and we thoroughly enjoyed working with Kari. She answered all our questions in a very timely many and offered ideas for us to consider. She was super easy to work with and we will be using Kari again to help us book another trip!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kari Satre responded:
It was so fun to help you plan this trip and look forward to assisting with your next adventure!
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Our Bucket List Trip

Reviewed By Anxious traveler - Brainerd, Mn. | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
I am a very anxious traveler. Kari was always more than happy to answer any of my questions and made me feel very comfortable. I feel she gave us very good, reliable answers to our questions and went out of her way to make us happy. When we had an appointment, she was always on time & very easy to work with.
Our trip went without a hitch. After talking to others on the same cruise, we were very happy with our experience and her booking our airline trip. We were one of a few who had straight through flights and never even realized that this could have been a problem.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kari Satre responded:
I am so pleased that your trip went well and you enjoyed yourself. I loved working with you and am always happy to assist!
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1 of 3 people found this review helpful

example says it all

Reviewed By goodie - Minnesota | Traveled to
Kari is always there to answer questions and find the best air and destinations at the best price. If ever a problem arises, Kari will come to the rescue. Friendly. A joy to work with.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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2 of 5 people found this review helpful

She had so many options!!!

Reviewed By wjodiet - Brainerd Lakes | Traveled to
Kari always was available for questions and was very accommodating.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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1 of 3 people found this review helpful

THANK YOU KARI!

Reviewed By Hopper - United States | Traveled to
Thanks for all your help Kari. In coordinating a Family/Friends Trip for 8, you made our vacation worry free. It let us concentrate on being parents and getting kids ready! In coordinating a fun adult traveling week, you made suggestions that we would not have thought of. Kari understand her clients and work for them! BIG THANKS RECCOMENDED
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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1 of 3 people found this review helpful

She is a professional

Reviewed By The Best! Five Stars - Grand Rapids, MN | Traveled to
Kari has extensive knowledge of Mexico and DR. She has also been to many of the resorts she recommends. She is the best!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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2 of 5 people found this review helpful

Family Fun in Florida

Reviewed By Sue - Brainerd, MN | Traveled to
Kari was invaluable as she helped plan a trip to Florida for 19 people. I could not have done it without her??
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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1 of 3 people found this review helpful

She was great!

Reviewed By scstunek - Brainerd, MN | Traveled to
Very enjoyable working with Kari, she is very knowledgable and helpful and make planning a vacation very easy, would highly recommend her to anyone looking to plan a trip of any kind.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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1 of 4 people found this review helpful

our travel angel

Reviewed By Jr - Crosslake , mn | Traveled to
Kari has always made our vacation travels worry free !!! Offers great advice and choices and works for the best deals!!! Verry knolegible in many ways and always thorough and accurate and quick to help out!!!! She has offered such great advice to us in planning family vacations!!!! I would not plan a trip without her help!!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Totally competent!

Reviewed By Bob & Sheri - United States | Traveled to
Kari is so thorough. She does research fo best options. Great peace of mind when traveling.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Very helpful and answers all our questions.

Reviewed By Mare - Baxter/Brainerd, Minnesota | Traveled to
Great to work with. Returns calls and/or emails promptly.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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1 of 4 people found this review helpful

travel plans

Reviewed By CAZ56425 - Baxter, MN | Traveled to
We recently returned from a trip to Cozumel and Kari handled all our travel plans and discussed our expectations before we went. She answered all our questions and we had a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend Kari.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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1 of 4 people found this review helpful

Very thorough and professional to work with

Reviewed By Nancy - Brainerd minnesota | Traveled to
Kari has made many trip plans for us and they have been well planned and made our trips easy and stress free
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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0 of 2 people found this review helpful

KARI EQUALS EXCELLENCE

Reviewed By Nicky - United States | Traveled to
Kari is first and foremost knowledgeable but she is also extremely pleasant to deal with. We book our trip in November 2014 for a vacation to Florida to visit various friends and family in different parts of the state. She was very helpful in knowing the best airports to fly in and out of and booking hotels. When something came up where we had to delay our planned trip from January to February she was right on it to help us figure out the best course of action. I would strongly recommend Kari to anyone looking for a travel agent. She is extremely helpful.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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0 of 2 people found this review helpful

A great travel information resource

Reviewed By Carol - Baxter, MN | Traveled to
Kari always provides excellent customer service; whether it's business or personal, she is your "go to" person. She gives personal, considerate service -- she is SO much easier to deal with than the myriad of "low cost" "bargain" websites that are out there. With Kari you know what you're getting. And It's always the best deal with excellent service. She has great insight on so many travel scenarios that she is able to put into use in her position and help you make the most of your travel.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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0 of 2 people found this review helpful

She has been to most of the places we were interested in.

Reviewed By Kari - Crosby. MN | Traveled to
Kari arranged everything. We have had her help us with 2 trips, Costa Rica and New England leaf tour. We were very happy with both trips.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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1 of 4 people found this review helpful

Very responsive and helpful!!!

Reviewed By cdahl - Inver Grove Heights, MN | Traveled to
Kari was very helpful in setting up the arrangements for 14 of us to go to Belize...quite an accompishment! And really came through with an upgrade that was reasonably priced and ultimately made the trip significantly better - we upgraded to ocean view room! Really made a difference each morning having coffee and looking out over the ocean. Kari will be my go to person on future travel arrangements...she made it easy.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Reviewed By na - minnesota | Traveled to
Kari is very Knowledgeable and detailed our family does not travel a lot so she took all the anxiety. every detail was covered. She suggested an upgrade which turned out to be wonderful...which we would not have know about if whe did not suggest it. I have recommended Kari many time.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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1 of 4 people found this review helpful

great and fun travel agent

Reviewed By save my day lady - phoenix az | Traveled to
kari has planned many trips world wide for our family and all have been great
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Took away worries

Reviewed By Cindy - Mn | Traveled to
Kari has been my "go too" for almost 20 yrs Asia, Africa, S.America, Mexico, Central America Cruises, U.S. Europe. I have never been Disappointed. Can't wait for my next adventure!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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1 of 4 people found this review helpful

Was an awesome help! Knew 'what' and 'how' to set up a wonderful vacation!

Reviewed By jim - Minnesota | Traveled to
Sought help planning our first 'cruise'. Kari did a marvelous job of setting it all up. she knew just what, and how to set it all up. We had a great vacation! Went back to her this winter to plan a Hawaiian vacation, and she again came thru for us in flying colors! We had another vacation to remember! We're very pleased with the great help she was to us! What more can I say....we'll be back!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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0 of 3 people found this review helpful

Panama Canal Cruise

Reviewed By Brenda - Baxter, MN | Traveled to Panama Canal ~ Panama ~ Central America
Wonderful! Kari was very professional. She booked everything for us, cruise, air, and hotels for starting and ending cruise. Everything worked perfectly!

She answered all questions.

We would definitely book again with Kari!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kari Satre responded:
Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I look forward to helping with your next adventure!
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1 of 5 people found this review helpful

GREAT TRIP !

Reviewed By John - Baxter, MN | Traveled to
Referred from friend that had used before will use again !
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Superior Service

Reviewed By BK - Baxter, MN | Traveled to
Kari is all of the above and more. I have referred others to her based on her abilities and performance. She gives me great peace of mind. She researches travel options, prices, locations, transportation thoroughly, quickly, and accurately. She is my travel genie.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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She has helped me with multiple trips.

Reviewed By Tristan - Pine River, MN | Traveled to
Kari has been excellent to work with but personally and professionally. She does a great job. She is always helpful answering questions and makes the headaches of travel a whole lot simpler. And, she always finds us great deals.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Kari is a top notch travel agent

Reviewed By P.L. - Aitkin,Mn | Traveled to
Kari has been our travel "go-to" gal for several years. She has always done an excellent job for us !
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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1 of 5 people found this review helpful

" If it ain't broke"

Reviewed By Caster - United States | Traveled to
I have had the pleasure to work with Kari twice, and both times she has been very helpful and easy to work with. I will continue to use Kari's services, as she is able to hunt down the best deals while keeping the experience fun!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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1 of 5 people found this review helpful

She went out of her way to make our trip easy for us!

Reviewed By JAJ - Brainerd, MN | Traveled to
This is the second time we have used Kari to book our cruise. She made it fun and went out of her way to save us money and make sure everything went smoothly. Have recommended her to everyone looking to book a vacation or cruise.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Kari was Great!

Reviewed By Dar & Joe - Garrison, MN | Traveled to
In 2014 we planned two trips through Kari and she was just great arranging both trips. The first one was to Puerto Vallarta in February. She helped us make the decision to go to Puerto Vallarta, after considering a variety of other destinations. The accommodations she arranged for us at the Riu Palace were totally remarkable! She arranged an overnight stay for us in Minneapolis because of the time of our early morning flight. We couldn't have asked for any better service. When we decided to take our family to Walt Disney World in October 2014 to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary, we knew absolutely nothing about our destination. Two of the families were traveling to FL by air while my husband and I were traveling by car. Kari worked with all of us to get the best flights for our daughters' families, even though there was need for a change. She kept costs in mind as she was telling us about the various flights. The accommodations she arranged for us at Walt Disney World were perfect, making sure we had three suites next to each other and on the same floor. We started early with our planning and she kept us posted as each piece fell into place. She was timely in providing a wealth of information about Walt Disney World; i.e., Fast Passes, etc. We would definitely use Kari Satre's services as a travel planner in the future.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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1 of 5 people found this review helpful

Unbelieveably reliable and responsive!

Reviewed By Careful traveler - Minnesota | Traveled to
We have worked with Kari for over 10 years and her basic knowledge as well as responsiveness and considerations for our travel needs are amazing. She will never leave you questioning.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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1 of 5 people found this review helpful

Cancun Flight

Reviewed By Charles - MN | Traveled to
We were extremely pleased with her making arrangements. When a change was needed, she efficiently and effectively did the job. I was delighted in working with Kari. and will not hesitate to use her again, and/or recommend her services.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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She is the best

Reviewed By Jw - Brainerd mn | Traveled to
Kari is a great travel agent I realy enjoy the way she makes you feel and what a great job she does
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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0 of 4 people found this review helpful

Super Agent

Reviewed By Super Agent - Denmark, Azerbaijan, Russia, Spain, South Korea | Traveled to
I have booked many flights, trips, and vacations via Kari. I have also had to make changes to my plans on the fly. Every time she has been there for me. She is very knowledgeable, professional, and of course friendly as well. I will never use anyone else.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Don't travel without her!

Reviewed By Chuck - Aitkin, Mn | Traveled to
Kari was professional, very friendly, knowledgeable. She managed the plans for the flights (several of which had to be changed due to cancellations), trains, car rental, tours, and general travel information. We were kept up to date on the information with emails and calls. She added a lot of sightseeing information and tips for our trip to Germany and Italy. I don't think we will ever be traveling without her help and guidance. She added the fun element to the trip and the planning.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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