Carol Arnold

Owatonna, Minnesota Travel Agent

Parkview Travel, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

What a wonderful world - explore it!

Sandal Royal Caribbean Over  water Villa! Jamaica
Sandal Royal Caribbean Over water Villa! Jamaica

Parkview Travel is a small local agency that prides itself on offering friendly, professional and personalized service. We treat every trip as if we were planning it for ourselves making certain to every detail.

Carol has 30 years experience as a travel designer, and group leader. She is a certified Sandals specialist, Princess Commodore, and preferred Viking Cruise agent.

In addition, I have traveled to all corners of the world and am eager to share my knowledge with you.  Australia to Egypt, Hawaii to Jamaica, Las Vegas to Alaska, Cuba, Galapagos Islands, Machu Picchu,  - Japan, China, Korea,  - sailing the rivers of Europe, cruising the Mediterranean sea, Scandinavia, Russia, - I have have seen it all!  I would love to assist with your next vacation.

My knowledge of Mexico and the Caribbean will ensure you have the best experience possible.  Imagine having an over the water Bungalow in the Caribbean - with your own butler, and a window by your bed with a light to see the fish swimming beneath you!  How about the beautiful blue waters of Mexico or the Caribbean and pristine white sandy beaches?  I can recommend the perfect resort to satisfy your every desire.  I can make all your vacation dreams happen.  I will treat your vacation as if it were my own - making certain to every detail and request.

We proudly sell all inclusive vacations to Mexico and the Caribbean. Some our favorite hotels in the Caribbean and Mexico are Sandals, Palace Resorts, Riu Resorts, Iberostar Resorts, and Barcelo hotels.  In Punta Cana - take a look at the Majestic resorts - I have sold many happy couples their dream vacation and destination wedding to these beautiful resorts.

We offer escorted tours to all corners of the earth - including River Cruises through Europe, Guided tours of Australia and New Zealand - and have extensive knowledge of Europe, Hawaii, Alaska, and all things Disney!

Some of our favorite companies are Funjet Vacations, Viking River Cruises, Princess Cruises and Globus Journeys. We have a tried and true approach to recommending the best options for your vacation.

Contact us to make your next vacation your best!

My Reviews

5 of 9 people found this review helpful

fun and efficient

Reviewed By Bill - Owatonna, Mn | Traveled to
We have used Carol for several trips from Australia to Europe and Alaska. Carol has travelled with us on several group tours. She is the most pleasant and cheerful gal you could wish for. She is very efficient and responsive-always positive. She does special favors for her customers and is just a treat to work with. We will never seek other travel guidance as long as Carol is available. Bill and Paula
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Professional and Efficient

Reviewed By G - Owatonna, MN | Traveled to
We have used Carol in planning a winter vacation for many years. She provides us with information and suggestions and we take it from there. Once we have chosen a place the booking is done and the paperwork flow is very, very smooth from a customer viewpoint. Carol checks her emails at home and gets back with answers to any questions we may have. I wouldn't think of using another travel agent. In fact it is time to thinking about winter of 2016. :)
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Made Magical Memories at Disney World thanks to Carol!!!

Reviewed By Patty and Jody - Owatonna, Minnesota | Traveled to
For 6 years we dreamed of taking our children and grandchildren to Disney World. Thanks to Carol and all of her help, we were able to give this as a gift to our family at Christmas 2014. Then the planning began.....we were taking 6 children ages 3 - 13 and 6 adults and we seriously would not have known were to begin with out our travel agent. The new electronic world has created new arm bands called magic bands, there are fast passes, memory makers, food plans, motels, flights, Disney phone apps and on and on that were overwhelming to me until Carol was able to explain all of this and reassure me that it would all come together and it did... beautifully. It was a trip of a lifetime and everyone of children, my grandchildren, my husband would attest to the fact that it all went perfectly. We had SO MUCH FUN!!!! Thank You Carol for all you did to make this happen!
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1 of 5 people found this review helpful

Dinsey Cruise Expert!

Reviewed By ccarufel - Hudson | Traveled to
Highly recommend! Was so helpful and full if information!
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Every trip was perfect!

Reviewed By Judy - Owatonna | Traveled to
I have used Carol for numerous trips---cruises with family or friends and guided tours abroad. She has always been very helpful in helping me choose just the right vacation---She has helped with arrangements and tours to accomodate a family member who is not too mobile, and also for those who are very active and adventurous. She can provide advice on interesting places to explore and places to shop for native goods. She always has time for my numerous questions, and is very prompt and thorough in providing answers and explanations. Whether you are a novice or an experienced traveler, Parkview Travel (and Carol!) is the best!
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She is very thorough and friendly. Always feel well-cared for!

Reviewed By Sue - Owatonna, MN | Traveled to
I would highly recommend Carol for your travel planning. She researches the best deals, is very knowledgeable, has traveled a lot herself. Makes the planning a party in itself! I never feel like she is pushing anything on us. She has already planned and delivered several great European trips for us! We will continue to utilize her for our travel plans.
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She is so knowledgeable, friendly and helpful!

Reviewed By G&D - Owatonna, MN | Traveled to
Carol made our cruise and land tour to Alaska so easy. She knows all the ins and outs after having been there several times herself. All of our arrangements went smoothly. Since we were not veteran travelers, we had lots of questions which were answered quickly either by email, phone or in person. She will definitely be our choice for any future travel arrangements. Thanks for all your help! We had a great time!
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An Absolute Delight!

Reviewed By Taylor - Owatonna MN | Traveled to
Carol was an absolute delight to work with and VERY knowledgable, helpful, and organized. I called Parkview Travel and within 2 days I had my tickets and plans finished. They are so on top of things and very responsive to all of my questions and needs for my travel plans. Carol and Linda were amazing people to work with and would recommend them to all my friends and family.
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We certainly trust Carol with our trip planning

Reviewed By Sally and Ken - Winona MN | Traveled to
Carol does an excellent job with the planning, organizing, implementation and over all level of trust that this will be our best trip ever! We travel extensively and have been having Carol assist us and one of our sons with our travel plans these past few years. Carol listens and finds what best fits with our tastes, personalities and expectations that we would like met while traveling. No one will ever be disappointed with Carol's assistance.
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Always great to work with

Reviewed By Wanda and Larry - Owatonna mn | Traveled to
This trip was several countries, several flights, car, and 29 days. Everything was perfect. A lot we had to do by phone, not always available to sit with her. She is amazing. We have done several trips with her -- another this fall and would never go to another agency. GREAT JOB!
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Excellent!

Reviewed By Omaha travelers - Omaha NE | Traveled to
Carol has helped us plan four trips and has accompanied us on two of them. In all situations she has been professional, yet treated us as friends more than clients. Carol is by far the best travel agent we have worked with. We rely on her expertise and thoroughness even though we live in another state. She has helped make our overseas travel experiences more carefree and enjoyable. We will continue doing business with her in the future.
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