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Carolyn Sandgren (Kempf)

Cape Girardeau, Missouri Travel Agent
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Carolyn Sandgren (Kempf)

Carolyn Sandgren (Kempf)

Cape Girardeau, Missouri Travel Agent
A Full-Service Travel Leaders Associate Agency
Years of Experience: 25+
25 Reviews | 100% Recommended
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Awarded Top 25 Travel Advisor in the Nation

Your dreams, my decades of world travel complimented by my hospitality and tourism degree to map out the perfect adventure together.

My Travel Specialties

You Can't Google Experience

Nothing like going back Home - Mt. Hood Oregon
You can't Google experience Life is Short Make A Difference Honest recommendations Good Listener Mutual Respect  Unique experiences - No cookie cutter trips Value versus price 100% guest satisfaction goal  Diffuse data Discussion points What research you have done so far Returning phone calls - open communication Honest feedback Vacation investment - Budget  With over four decades... Read more from my You Can't Google Experience bio.

Bespoke Itineraries

Wayne Newton retired plane
Bespoke “Trip Designers”what I do best Bespoken Travel is like a finely tailored piece of clothing Pre-populated online vacations are not a perfect fit as they are mass produced Investing in a great vacation takes time to tailor make something to fit YOU A bespoke... Read more from my Bespoke Itineraries bio.

Humanitarian Travel

Painting and building a school in Haiti
We are all world Citizens Travel is not between places it’s between people has been my motto since 1992.  What is humanitarian travel? Traveling to bring a message of hope Caring for those in need as a planned travel event Taking time during vacation to do a... Read more from my Humanitarian Travel bio.

gastro-tourism

Lets grab Gastro-tourism  with both hands
Gastro-tourismFoodie Culinary touring is perfect for those who love to: Views food as art Love sampling authentic global cuisine Enjoy to see how food is grown and harvest Enjoys lending a hand in meal preparation Savor the world's flavors against a back drop of a foreign... Read more from my gastro-tourism bio.

Equestrian Dude Ranch Specialist

Saddle up - Lets Ride
There is something majestic yet tender about a  horse.  I have loved horses my entire life.  Spending summers in Montana and both of the Dakota's gave me exposure to a deep love of both mountain life and survival on the prairie.... Read more from my Equestrian Dude Ranch Specialist bio.

R.V. Rentals in American and Canada

My love for America started at a young age camping, rafting and fishing with my father.  I have traveled across the world, but one of my favorite past times is road trips across the United states.  Most of my childhood was... Read more from my R.V. Rentals in American and Canada bio.

Let me help you take a bite out of the Big Apple

Ground Zero area train station
New York is more than Times Square Secrets Spots you won't find in a book or on your own Best "Foodie" spots Most scenic walk NYC certified Location Location Location - ask me where to stay it might surprise you... Read more from my Let me help you take a bite out of the Big Apple bio.

Unique & Unusual Accommodations

Unique & Unusual  Accommodations
Unique and Unusual Accommodations Yurts Geodomes Casitas Glamping Cabins Treehouses... Read more from my Unique & Unusual Accommodations bio.

Visa and Passport Assistance

It is important you start off on the right foot and know what citizenship you need to have.  You do not have to work on getting your Visa alone,  and if you suddenly realize you do not have the proper amount... Read more from my Visa and Passport Assistance bio.

deals2vegas.com

I help you win by planning the perfect experience
I help you win by planning the perfect Las Vegas experienceI  started in service industry and a high work ethic at the age of 12. The daughter of a Pastor you might question why I love what is known as the "Gambling Capitol of... Read more from my deals2vegas.com bio.

CERTIFICATES & AWARDS

Certified ASTA Travel Agent
Book with Confidence
40 years of Travel Experience
Holland America Certified, Princess Cruise Cert
Top 25 Agent - Peoples Choice Award 13 plus years
Top 25 Agents in the Nation, 500 Club, BBB A+
Top 25 Travel Agent in the Nation
Top Cancun Advisor
Top Vegas Producer Las Vegas Convention & Visitors
BBB Torch Award, BNI Go Getter of the Year
Carnival Cert Royal Caribbean Certified
Hospitality and Tourism Degree
North America Top 25 Agent
NYC Certified
Peoples Choice Award 14 years in a row
Top Producing Cancujn Agent - MLT Vacations
Better Business Torch Award
DLV Diamond, Golden Apple
Jamaican Touris Board Top Producer
Numerous at sea trainings
Platinum 500 Club ALG
500 Club - Silver Status
A+ BBB Rating
Better Business Bureau Torch Award
Peoples Choice Award 14 years in a row
American Society of Travel Advisors ASTA
Peoples Choice Travel Agency 14 years in a Row
Top 25 Advisors in the Nation

My Travel Stories

Why Elite Travel - An interview with our President
Elite Travel
Elite Travel Inc - You can't google experience
Better Business Torch Award Winner
Why you need a Travel Expert
Better Business Torch Award Winner Elite Travel Inc
Our Guests love us - Jill S - Missouri
Client Trips Rob S - Missouri
This lodge has incredible views
Eagle Ridge View Hawk Ranch Montana

Humanity In Travel http://www.fundraising.care/

Travel is not between places…it’s between people.” This ideology is exactly how I and My  team approach each travel request, no matter how big or small.

It’s about the person and the experience they need for that particular trip.

The location is just one of the details. You cannot get that level of commitment,... Read more from my Humanity In Travel http://www.fundraising.care/ story.

Rafting the Martha Brae River in Jamaica

I'm a huge fan of the Jamaican Islands.  I joke and tell people I'm "Jamamerican" because I've been so many times.  Visit Jamaica describes the History of this region best.  (see below)  I found it a fun relaxing day, and something i could mark off my bucket list.  The best part... Read more from my Rafting the Martha Brae River in Jamaica story.

My Reviews

Rating: 4.9 25 Reviews | 100% Recommended

Carolyn and Elite —our travel agency for 19 years

Reviewed By Luv2travel - Cape Girardeau Missouri | Traveled to Scotland ~ Europe
We met Carolyn when searching for a travel agency. We have used her services for many trips over 19 years and plan many more
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Carolyn Sandgren (Kempf) responded:
Wow - Long time - thanks for the 5 stars!
24 of 31 people found this review helpful
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Fun and relaxing!!

Reviewed By IL - Steeleville, IL | Traveled to Lexington ~ Kentucky ~ USA
Very good experience. Had a great trip
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Carolyn Sandgren (Kempf) responded:
Glad your experience was a good one...and I love the word GREAT!
22 of 29 people found this review helpful
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Great family trip!

Reviewed By Whitey - Senath, Missouri | Traveled to New York City ~ New York ~ USA
Carolyn and her team are very detailed and make every effort to make sure that your trip is everything you expect it to be and more. They are accessible to help with any question that you would have.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Carolyn Sandgren (Kempf) responded:
I do have an incredible team - they make me look great every day. We have worked together for over a decade and so I'm thankful you mentioned them. Much Thanks! Carolyn
22 of 32 people found this review helpful
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To Rome/Tuscany Sustainable Food Tour.

Reviewed By SAS - Damascus, OR | Traveled to Rome ~ Italy ~ Europe
Our family appreciates Carolyn SANDGREN (Kempf) as a travel expert for many reasons, but the main reason is because she is a Travel Expert. She seeks out the best options for her clients, she will do research by travelling to these destinations as a research-work related fact finder to make sure they actually stand by what they offer her clients. She listened to us if we had any concerns about our trip, the location, the political concerns we have now days, the best bang for the buck and most of all, for our health and welfare while travelling. She and her staff are absolutely the best travel group we have used.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Carolyn Sandgren (Kempf) responded:
Thank you for letting us partner with you on your trip to Italy. I loved being with you every step of the way.
18 of 25 people found this review helpful
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Unforgettable trip!

Reviewed By RJ - Cape Girardeau, Missouri | Traveled to Panama Canal ~ Panama ~ Central America
Carolyn does an awesome job in assisting in our travels. We have used her for 20 years now and have taken at least one trip per year. She assists us with not only a great resort or cruise but with our excursions, to get the most for our budget .
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Carolyn Sandgren (Kempf) responded:
Thanks...wow time flies when you are having fun! Whew 20 years seems just like yesterday! Here is to 20 more!
19 of 28 people found this review helpful
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Best trip ever besides Mediterranean cruise

Reviewed By Dana - Cape Girardeau , MO | Traveled to Hawaii ~ USA
Carolyn and her staff are friendly and quite knowledgeable about travel destinations. Carolyn treats you like one of her family members and always seeks out the best travel destinations for her clients. She’s available 24/7 to aid her clients if something happens on their trips.she is wonderful to work with.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Carolyn Sandgren (Kempf) responded:
How kind, thank you so much for your kind words! We appreciate your vote of confidence
18 of 27 people found this review helpful
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Referring fiends to Carolyn

Reviewed By JTR - Cape Girardeau, MO | Traveled to Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
I have referred many to Carolyn and she handled with ease and professionalism.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Carolyn Sandgren (Kempf) responded:
Thank you for referring friends and family, We take your vote of confidence seriously and will always treat anyone you send our way like family.
16 of 23 people found this review helpful
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One of the best trips of our lives!!

Reviewed By JWoods - Cape Girardeau Mo | Traveled to Riviera Maya ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Carolyn took really good care of my husband and I when we came to book our trip to Mexico. She has so much experience, she gave us all the to do’s and don’ts and the must see’s! She took her time to make sure all our questions and concerns were addressed prior to our leaving her office that day!!
The process of booking our resort was easy and everything was exactly like Carolyn and her team said it would be.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Carolyn Sandgren (Kempf) responded:
Wow this is great feedback - thanks for the 5 stars - APPRECIATED!
16 of 23 people found this review helpful
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Connections to great places.

Reviewed By LG - Cape Girardeau | Traveled to Tennessee ~ USA
We wanted a perfect mountain chalet and Carolyn had the connections, at a great price. It wasn’t the largest trip she was working on for sure but she took the time to make it great for our family.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Carolyn Sandgren (Kempf) responded:
Thank you so much for your kind words
17 of 26 people found this review helpful
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Greatest anniversary trip ever

Reviewed By Doug - Cape Girardeau MO | Traveled to Hawaii ~ USA
Carolyn was a pleasure to work with. I have used her to plan my honeymoon, 5 year, 10 year and 15 year anniversary trips. She has helped me plan 2 trips to Cancun (one with multiple couples), a trip to Hawaii and California. She does a wonderful job making sure everything is planned out for you. All I had to do was show up.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Carolyn Sandgren (Kempf) responded:
Great Review - you are dating me now hahah showing how many decades I've been here. It's a privileged and an honor you continue to trust me with the important times of your life.
17 of 26 people found this review helpful
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Wouldn’t trust anyone!

Reviewed By Tripp - Jackson, MO | Traveled to Mexico
Carolyn and her team have always taken excellent care of my family when we travel. I wouldn’t trust just anyone with the most special people in my life and the most special moments of traveling together with just anyone. She is absolutely wonderful and I would highly recommend her.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Carolyn Sandgren (Kempf) responded:
Thanks for letting us care for your family, they are the most valuable thing on the planet for sure!
19 of 30 people found this review helpful
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Travel agent for 19 years with excellent service

Reviewed By Happy Travelers - Cape Girardeau MO | Traveled to Paris ~ France ~ Europe
Carolyn and her staff have been our travel agents for 19 years. They do an excellent job of planning a great trip of our choosing.
When unexpected issues occur during the trip, they respond and help us with whatever we need.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Carolyn Sandgren (Kempf) responded:
Thank you so much- especially for your loyalty and friend ship.
14 of 21 people found this review helpful
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The “honeymoon” we always wanted... 25 yrs later.

Reviewed By One Happy Traveler - Fort Worth TX | Traveled to St. Thomas ~ Virgin Islands ~ Caribbean
I will never ever use another agent again! Carolyn went above and beyond in making our dream vacation a seamless perfect reality. She arranged everything from point A to Z! And added little tips of advice on our stay that I would never have thought of. I have and will continue to recommend her to all my friends and some strangers (when I overhear anyone talking of vacation).
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Carolyn Sandgren (Kempf) responded:
Thanks for spreading the word - I am so glad you finally had the delayed Honeymoon! Here is to a lifetime of love, laughter!
17 of 27 people found this review helpful
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Wonderful restful week!

Reviewed By cinlar22 - Cape Girardeau , MO | Traveled to Montego Bay ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Carolyn is wonderful to work with. She always listens to what you want and has great ideas for trips.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Carolyn Sandgren (Kempf) responded:
I always have to work on my listening skills haha thus says my family. Thanks for the feed back - It means so much to me. Thanks
15 of 23 people found this review helpful
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Don't leave home without elite travel!

Reviewed By Thomas family - Cape girardeau mo | Traveled to New York (La Guardia) ~ New York ~ USA
Simply amazing. Carolyn and her team give the best advice tailored to our preferences and help us each step of the way.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Carolyn Sandgren (Kempf) responded:
Wow great review- thanks so much - the team and I are so grateful for your kind words and vote of confidence.
16 of 25 people found this review helpful
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Fantastic trip!

Reviewed By Chris C. - Cape Girardeau, MO | Traveled to Florida ~ USA
The best in the business! Super knowledgeable and makes sure no stone is left unturned for her clients! She had everything laid out for us and explained it the day before so we knew exactly what would happen!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Carolyn Sandgren (Kempf) responded:
I do like doing handcrafted experiences, so I am very flattered by your beyond review. Thanks so much.
16 of 26 people found this review helpful
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Excellent Experience!

Reviewed By JSiebert - Cape Girardeau, MO | Traveled to Mexico
I have booked two trips with Carolyn. The experience was excellent! She and her staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Elite Travel!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Carolyn Sandgren (Kempf) responded:
Thanks for the 5 Stars - yahoo
15 of 24 people found this review helpful
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Switzerland

Reviewed By Jillybean - Colorado Springs | Traveled to Switzerland ~ Europe
Very professional, friendly and honest
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Carolyn Sandgren (Kempf) responded:
Thank you so much - Especially the honest part! Means the world to I and my team.
12 of 19 people found this review helpful
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Well enjoyed trip

Reviewed By Lisa - CAPE GIRARDEAU | Traveled to New York City ~ New York ~ USA
Professional and caring
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Carolyn Sandgren (Kempf) responded:
Thanks appreciate you taking the time to review.
16 of 27 people found this review helpful
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Cancun

Reviewed By Traveler - Missouri | Traveled to Mexico
It has been great. She is a true professional and goes above for her clients.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Carolyn Sandgren (Kempf) responded:
Thank you!!!! Much appreciated
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Carolyn SAVED us!

Reviewed By Jacob - Cape Girardeau, MO | Traveled to Amsterdam ~ Netherlands ~ Europe
Carolyn is very attentive to detail and will work at any hour of the day or night to help you when you need it most! We lost a suitcase resulting in missing a flight on our way back from Europe. Carolyn was up with us at 5 am MO time on the phone helping us resolve the issue!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Carolyn Sandgren (Kempf) responded:
Thanks for the kind words - I was happy to do it - This is what sets our team apart from a point and click experience. Thank you
14 of 23 people found this review helpful
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I’ve experienced several amazing trips.

Reviewed By Mels Bells - Jackson, MO | Traveled to New York City ~ New York ~ USA
Carolyn has been doing this for years and it shows. Her experience and knowledge of travel is unbelievable!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Carolyn Sandgren (Kempf) responded:
Glad to know I'm good at something - ha! I appreciate you give me a good review. I will work hard to always exceed your expectations
16 of 27 people found this review helpful
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Wonderful Recommendations

Reviewed By Jill S - Cape Girardeau Missouri | Traveled to Mexico
I have booked 3 trips with Carolyn and the gang at Elite Travel. All of the travel specialists that I have dealt with have been completely wonderful to work with! They are very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. They gave me a wonderful recommendation last summer for our first Mexico family vacation. My kids fell in love with Mexico and had the best vacation ever! Staying at an all-inclusive with my kids made it a very enjoyable vacation for mom too:)
Jill - Missouri
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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Loved Scotland and Ireland

Reviewed By Satisfied customer - 63701 | Traveled to Scotland ~ Europe
Carolyn has provided our travel needs for many years. We know she and her staff provide quality service at all stages of our travel.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Carolyn Sandgren (Kempf) responded:
I love Scotland ad Ireland too! Thanks for the kind words to my team, I will pass it on.
14 of 24 people found this review helpful
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Great experience!

Reviewed By Emily - Jackson, MO | Traveled to Louisville ~ Kentucky ~ USA
She was fun and professional and was willing to go out of her way to take care of us.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Carolyn Sandgren (Kempf) responded:
Thanks - It's always my pleasure!
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My Travel Experience

Places I’ve personally traveled to or destinations I’ve booked for my clients.

Customer Testimonials

Surprise Trip to Holland - Treated Like Royalty

When I finally had the chance to surprise my wife with the trip that she said was the only big trip she would ever want to take (Amsterdam during the famous Tulip Festival) I knew that Carolyn and her crew at Elite Travel was the only way to go. I grew up in a military family, so travel is no big deal to me, but to my wife who had never really been out of the country, the trip to Amsterdam was going to be a REAL CHALLENGE! Carolyn’s staff really went out of their way to explain all of the details to her. They planned all of the excursions, hotels and other details, which really helped her to worry less before the trip and let her just enjoy her “dream trip”. She loved the trip and it really was all because of the special way Elite Travel treated her. Rob S. Missouri

Provided by Rob S. Missouri

Great Family Vacations Experience

We have used Elite Travel for many of our family vacations. The team at Elite Travel helped us plan our Disney World Vacation when our kids were younger and they helped us with our Flights & Rental Cars on our trips out to California and Oregon. Both of those trips had us flying into one airport and flying back out of a different airport in a different state and the team at Elite Travel made it all work for us. I would highly recommend that people utilize their services whenever they are planning their trips - Mike H. Missouri

Provided by Mike H Missouri

Completely wonderful to work with

I have booked 3 trips with Carolyn and the gang at Elite Travel. All of the travel specialists that I have dealt with have been completely wonderful to work with! They are very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. They gave me a wonderful recommendation last summer for our first Mexico family vacation. My kids fell in love with Mexico and had the best vacation ever! Staying at an all-inclusive with my kids made it a very enjoyable vacation for mom too:) Jill S - Missouri

Provided by Jill S - Missouri