Group Travel Specialist
For bookings that involve coordinating travel for multiple people, using a travel agent can save you time, money and frustration. Let me help you plan your next destination wedding, family reunion or school group.
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Did you know there is a designated Delta Group check-in spot in the lower level (Level T) of Terminal 1 in Minneapolis? If you are lucky enough to be traveling with 10 or more people in your group, then you can use this fast check-in line. There is a Delta representative ... Read more from my Checking in as a Group at the Airport story.
Always ready to help!
In fact, when she left the travel business for a while, I was truly at a loss. I'm delighted she is back and helping me to sort out all of the travel needs for our busy College.
KT it is a pleasure working with you. I am so glad I am back. I truly enjoy working with you and 'our little darlings'!
Everything we were told it was going to be!
The resort she recommended was everything she stated it would be. The value of what we paid for the Adult Only, All-Inclusive resort was absolutely amazing.
I would highly recommend that people talk with Darla and explain to them their wish list and their budget and listen to her recommendations.
Thank you Shelly! I'm so glad this trip was everything you wanted it to be. I love working with you. Until next time!
Great customer service!
Thank you Beth! I do have fun planning your trips!!
A very good trip.
Thank you TW. It was my pleasure working with you!
Book a trip effortlessly with Darla Orchard!
a complicated itinerary was a must, and Darla came through with flying colors. Darla’s voice and professional presence were very uplifting and reassuring. I would highly recommend Darla as a travel agent!
Thank you Patsy! It was such a pleasure working with you. I hope I can help you plan your future travels.
A great, perhaps once in a lifetime, experience!
I found Darla Orchard to be completely helpful with my travel arrangements. She showed experience with traveling and was very good at answering my many questions as I had not traveled overseas before for many years. She went out of her way to schedule my travel arrangements in the way that I needed them to be.
Thank you Tony! I loved Norway when I was there and that is what made planning your trip so fun!
Thanks Beth! I do have fun helping you plan your trips. Keep them coming!
From the outset, Darla was wonderfully thorough and responsive in addressing our questions, and never lost her patience with the various travel options we explored. She then obtained the flights we sought, including the seat choices our daughter preferred, and helped us look into appropriate travel insurance.
THEN, after the whole trip was in place, on very short notice she helped us change the itinerary when our daughter's circumstances suddenly changed, and even helped us get (very unlikely) refunds for much of the cost of the original tickets.
While I don't think one can reasonably assume that Darla can always get refunds for changed travel, I think it is totally reasonable to assume she will be patient, careful, attentive, and helpful. Because she is all that!
Thank you! And thank you for the flowers! It really was my pleasure working with you both.
Month-long stay at Kaanapali Alii on Maui.
Thank you Mr. Z. It is a treat when you come in the office and I can plan something for you!
Amazing Destination Wedding!
Thank you Denise. I loved helping you and your guests. Your wedding looked amazing!
Super fun trip, everything i expected & more!
Thank you Shelly! And now that you have your first passport, I'm hoping to help you use it for more vacations!
Thank you! I hope you had a wonderful honeymoon!
Two Fabulous Trips
For the Disney trip, Darla got us a suite in the Bay Lake Lodge with a view of the Magic Kingdom. We were able to see the nightly fireworks from our balcony. She made dinner reservations at a variety of restaurants, most with appearances by Disney characters and all with great food choices. Our grandkids still talk about their Disney vacation.
Darla and I worked together to create a fabulous 2 week trip to Alaska ending with a 7 day cruise from Seward to Vancouver. Every stop on our tour - from gold dredge tours to riverboat cruises to train rides to sled dog tours went off without a hitch. Our itinerary showed us where and when we should be for our next stop. We enjoyed 4 days in Fairbanks, 4 days in Denali National Park, 4 days in Anchorage and 4 days in Seward before boarding our cruise. It was the trip of a lifetime!
Darla is great to work with!
Thank you Sue. I loved helping you plan both of those trips.
Our first visit to the Pacific side of Mexico
Thank you Eric. I have fun planning your trips!
Beautiful Wedding, Great Resort, Easy Planning
Thank you Rhonda!
Our wonderful 25th Anniversary Dream Vacation
I wanted to share just how helpful Darla has been in our travels. Because one of our trips was International, I had a myriad of questions. She was always so pleasant to work with. She got back to me promptly and was always so helpful. We went through many brochures to pick the perfect place to celebrate our big day. It is important to us that when we have questions the person return a call quickly. She did that in every instance. Working one on one with her was a joy. I would highly recommend Darla to anyone with future travel plans.
Thanks so much Darla for the great service on the many trips you arranged.
Thank you Sue! It's such a pleasure planning your trips.
A fantastic get away
The trip she planned for us fulfilled everything we were looking for.
We will be using her for our up coming trips.
Thanks Dave! I look forward to helping you plan many more upcoming trips!
A great cruise
I especially appreciated her time connecting with the cruise company to adjust a transfer that would suite our plans better.
Thanks JP! I loved helping you plan your trip with your son. I'm so glad you had a wonderful time.
Thank you Mike. It was a pleasure working with you!
I know I'm biased, but you two are so cute! I love planning trips for you!!
Our First European Trip Together
Thank you Dave. It is a pleasure working with you and your wife. And I really appreciate you following me from River Falls to Red Wing!
Best travel agent you can ask for!
Thank you Emily! I am so glad you tracked me down and are willing to drive to come and see me. I appreciate that! And I promise if I ever move offices again I will let you know :)