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Ardene Emmelkamp

Sioux Center, Iowa Travel Agent

Leisure Travel Specialist

Skagway
Skagway

I have been planning travel at The Travel Advantage in Sioux Center for over 18 years. I love to travel and want my clients to experience that same passion for a destination.  Along with my love for travel, I enjoy learning about new destinations and take every opportunity to research or participate in destination conferences or to explore the destination in person.  My pledge is to offer superior service from our initial contact through welcoming you home. My job is not complete until you've returned from your trip with a wonderful story to tell. The world is waiting to be explored and I can't wait to help you make new memories! Call, email, or stop in at The Travel Advantage in Sioux Center!

My Travel Experiences

more bridges on the St Lawrence
Canada & New England Cruise
Los Arcos Marine Park in the Banderas Bay
Puerto Vallarta
Buena Vista Tour - natural Hot Springs
Costa Rica

Canada & New England Discovery

Do you want to experience Europe without the long flights?  You can get a real taste of Europe on this Canada & New England Discovery Cruise!  The French and British influence and history resonates very strong in this part of Canada.  We started in Boston and ports of call were Bar ... Read more from my Canada & New England Discovery story.

The Pacific Side of Mexico - Puerto Vallarta

I wasn't sure I was going to like the Pacific side as well as the Caribbean side; but guess what, I loved it!  Maybe the sand wasn't quite as white or the water quite as turquoise; but the water was warm and I enjoyed the waves of the Pacific.  A little smaller ... Read more from my The Pacific Side of Mexico - Puerto Vallarta story.

Ecological Wonders of Costa Rica

Do you want some beach time combined with some great activities?  Costa Rica is a great choice!  Rain forest, volcano, zip lining, hanging bridges, hot springs, a water slide through the jungle, natural thermal pools, horseback riding, even white water rafting.  Lots to choose from and many people in the tourist areas speak English. ... Read more from my Ecological Wonders of Costa Rica story.

My Reviews

37 of 68 people found this review helpful

Pool family gathering

Reviewed By Pool Group - Byron Center | Traveled to Catalina Island ~ California ~ USA
Ardene was very helpful every step of the way. Everything was organized for us on ship before we arrived. beyond our expectations. we highly recommend her expertise.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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39 of 73 people found this review helpful

Good trip

Reviewed By Paul & Maria Hooyer - Sioux Center, IA | Traveled to Puerto Vallarta ~ Jalisco ~ Mexico
She was very thorough, easy to work with, always available, pleasant.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Ardene Emmelkamp responded:
It was great working with you and look forward to helping you with a trip in the future!
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23 of 43 people found this review helpful

Alaskan trip

Reviewed By Gene - Rock Valley, Iowa | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
We had a very enjoyable trip and Ardene did a very good job with getting everything arranged. Thanks again!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Ardene Emmelkamp responded:
I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip and look forward to help with your next adventure!
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32 of 61 people found this review helpful

A wonderful family time

Reviewed By No nickname with my review - Rock Valley, IA | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Ardene was very helpful in working out the details of our trip to Disneyworld. When she was out of the office, we appreciated her making sure her base was covered by another agent as it was important to us to keep lines of communication open.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Ardene Emmelkamp responded:
I enjoy so much helping families create memories that last a life time! So glad the trip went well.
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Only in my imagination!

Reviewed By Jack and Betty - Mitchell, S. Dak. | Traveled to E
I can't imagine anyone being better than she was.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Ardene Emmelkamp responded:
Thank you for those kind words, Betty. It was great working with you and I'm so glad to hear everything went smoothly, even with the wheelchair!
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Very relaxing vacation

Reviewed By Joy - Sioux Center Ia | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Ardene did a great job helping us plan out trip. She booked our trip thru Delta Destinations. Delta was a huge help when we arrived in the airport in Cancun and also when we left again. We were very confused on what to do both ways and someone from Delta Destinations found us in the airport and helped us getting to our location and then again checking back in when we left.
We have used The Travel Advantage a few times now to help us plan trips and have been very pleased. Hopefully in a few years we will be able to go on a big trip like this again and will ask Ardene for help again.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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37 of 74 people found this review helpful

The trip was awesome

Reviewed By No Nick Name - Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada | Traveled to From Great Falls Montan to Salt Lake City Uta, From Uta to Ontario California, From California to C
We found that she was fast and efficient in getting our trip together. We could just sit back and relax while she did all the work.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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34 of 72 people found this review helpful

A much needed vacation with friends!

Reviewed By Hleewier - Sioux Center, IA | Traveled to Los Cabos ~ Baja California Sur ~ Mexico
Ardene was very helpful throughout this entire process. She answered any questions that we had in a very timely manner and when she was away from work, she had it arranged with a co-worker to retrieve her messages so that we always had a prompt answer.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Ardene Emmelkamp responded:
We do our best to make sure our clients are well taken care of, so we can have a day off now and then! So glad your trip went well!
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