Manager and Leisure Travel Specialist
I became a travel agent directly out of college and had fully planned on it being a "stepping stone" job to something different in the future. I fell in love with the industry and the people at The Travel Advantage in Sioux Center and have now been here for over 20 years. I've sailed with multiple cruise lines including Carnival and Royal Caribbean, traveled to the sandy beaches of Cancun and visited domestic destinations such as San Francisco, Washington DC, Las Vegas, Colorado Springs, Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Memphis, New Orleans, Nashville, and Dallas. And my bucket list is long when it comes to other great locations! I now manage the office and have cut back on the amount of traveling planning in my day, but I still enjoy piecing together getaways and researching new destinations. Whether dealing with corporate accounts, leisure clients, or the office team, building relationships is the favorite part of my position. I guess you can say "I know what I want to be when I grow up" and I'm enjoying it right now. Call, email, or stop in Sioux Center at The Travel Advantage today!
My Areas of Expertise
My Travel Stories
What better way to experience a city than with a group of friends? Besides having a population just over 140,000 people, Waco boasts a small-town feel. Due to a horrendous tornado in 1953, the ALICO building is the only skyscraper in sight. In fact, the downtown area is filled with open spaces... Read more from my Wandering in Waco story.
Nashville is built on music and music continues to be the heart and soul of the city. From the hotels to the restaurants to the sightseeing, music is woven into the culture and the social life of this exciting tourist destination.
One big part of this culture is the historic Ryman Auditorium, home of the... Read more from my Music City USA story.
New Orleans, nicknamed the "Big Easy," is known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music and spicy cuisine.We explored much of the vibrant city including the French Quarter. Established by the French in 1718, The French Quarter encompasses stunning architecture, balconies decorated with intricate ironwork, and courtyards filled with lush greenery and beautiful... Read more from my The Big Easy story.
Amy could not have been more helpful in leading us through the details of our trip. She was able to find us affordable flights and she was able to identify an off-site house that would accomodate a family of five. She even found us a house with an on-site pool, arcade, miniture golf, ice cream parlor and fitness room. The house was only five short miles from Disney World so our drive time each morning was very convenient.
I would certainly recommend Amy Eben and The Travel Advantage to anyone!
I am so glad you enjoyed your first trip to Orlando. I loved seeing pictures during your adventure!
Awesome first cruise experience!
Thank you so much for your kind words Pam. It was a pleasure to help plan your first cruise vacation. Looking forward to seeing where your next adventure takes you!
NCBA work Trip
Thank you for your kind words. I'm so glad your group made it to their destination safely and that everyone was able to enjoy the trip!
Great time in the Dominican!
Punta Cana family vacation
I'm so glad you enjoyed your family vacation and that we were able to make your daughter's graduation trip special! It was my pleasure to work with you and I look forward to your next adventure!
Had a great vacation with my wife.
Thank you for your kind words Jay. I'm so glad you enjoyed your cruise Jay. Surprises are the best! Looking forward to planning your next anniversary trip!
Loved our trip!
Thank you for your kind words Rebecca! I'm so glad you had fun on your family vacation! I can't wait to help plan your next getaway!
Rush to Alaska
Thank you for your kind words Lanan! The relationships I've built over the years are my favorite part of being a travel consultant and a true blessing. I look forward to planning your next adventure!
This was the best trip we have taken together.
I'm so glad you enjoyed your time together! I look forward to planning your next getaway!
Great Disney Vacation!
Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to assist with your family vacation to Florida!
What an adventure!
Thank you for your kind words Shelby. It was my pleasure working with you and I look forward to planning your next adventure :)
From start to finish she was kind, thoughtful informative and understanding!
Definitely will be contacting her from any trip here on out!
Will recommend to everyone!
Thank you for your kind words. It was my pleasure to assist you with your honeymoon plans. I'm so glad you enjoyed the Hard Rock! Looking forward to helping plan your next adventure!
The first of many oversees vacations.
Thank you for taking the time to review my service. I am thrilled that you enjoyed your honeymoon. I love working with you and your family and can't wait to help plan your next adventure!
An adventure as big as our family
I am so glad that you had such a great experience at Disney. It was my pleasure working with your family to make this a special adventure!
One of the best trips of our lives
Our Favorite Trip Yet
It was my pleasure to guide you in your honeymoon planning. I'm so glad you had a fabulous trip to commemorate your new life together.
Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to give your comments. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed your trip to Puerto Vallarta. Now that you've developed your love for travel, I look forward to helping with your next trip!
Perfect vacation for us!
It was a pleasure to assist you in planning a relaxing getaway. Your trust in my service is appreciated!
A good trip with the family
Thank you for your review Mike. I'm so glad your family could enjoy time away over the holidays!
One of our favorite trips!!!
Thank you for your kinds words. I'm so glad you were able to enjoy your first all-inclusive experience! I look forward to helping with your next big adventure!
Sounds like you had a wonderful trip to Cancun. It was a pleasure working with all of you on this girls getaway!
Amy also arranged transportation from the airport to the resort, and back again. It was so nice to not have to worry about this when traveling. Amy also provided us with flight schedules that allowed plenty of time to make connecting flights and to navigate through security and customs.
I stayed at the Hyatt Zilara in Cancun. I would recommend this resort to anybody who travels to Mexico! It is a little on the pricey side, but I felt it was well worth the money spent. The resort is beautiful, excellent food, and friendly/helpful staff. The view from my room was outstanding, and I would definitely go back!
Thank you for your kind words. It was my pleasure to work with you and I'm so glad you got the relaxation you so deserved at the Hyatt Zilara!