Connie Riker

Rochester, Washington Travel Agent
Create The Moment Travel, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency
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CERTIFICATES & AWARDS Identified by USA Today as Romance Travel Expert, Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Specialist Assn, Mexico, Caribbean, Jamaica and Thailand Specialist, Hawaii & Tahiti, So Pacific & Asia Specialist, Europe Specialist

Connie Riker

Rochester, Washington Travel Agent

Create The Moment Travel, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Weddings, Honeymoon, Family, LGBT, Groups, Cruises

At Create The Moment Travel, I will partner with you to plan and book your best customized trip, destination wedding and/or honeymoon, ensuring you receive the highest value for your dollar.

Finding the travel experience you are looking for by using our years of personal experience and trusted relationships with companies from around the globe, I will save you time and energy while providing incredible value. I take the time to get to know your interests, lifestyle, and budget to help you plan the wedding and honeymoon of your dreams!

No matter what you are planning I can help:

  • destination wedding
  • honeymoon
  • multi-generational
  • standard family vacation
  • a quick getaway  

My favorite part of this business is working with couples in love who are starting their lives together. I want to help you find your perfect wedding destination where you will have amazing ceremony. I have been recognized by USA Today and Bride's Magazine as a destination wedding specialist.  www.weddingandhoneymoon.travel

You and your guests can enjoy all the opportunities the destination has to offer, so that everyone has a fantastic time. Where would you like to enjoy your special time?

I have specialty knowledge in destinations and vacation trips all over the world including Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska, Europe, Thailand, Bahamas, and Caribbean as well as ocean and river cruises. If you want to go there, I can get you there!

I spend time traveling to the destinations and checking out the resorts so I can tell you what to expect, and ensure I am recommending just the right destination, accommodations, and activities to exceed your expectations

Complete the Traveler Information & Trip Request form to get your trip planning process started!

https://createthemomenttravel.com/travelerinformationtriprequestform

Review from a Happy Traveler!

Connie Riker with Create the Moment Travel was by far the best travel agent I got to work with. I was planning a super complicated wedding proposal in Antigua which included private landing areas for a helicopter, beautiful scenery, specific airlines, and all sorts of other gimmicks. While many others said ‘impossible’, Connie worked day and night to help make the experience perfect. She was very honest in terms of cost and what I would need but it’s exactly what made the experience so enjoyable. She asked all the right questions and gave me multiple solutions to which I could decide where to go. Even on a strict budget, she made the ‘impossible’ very much POSSIBLE! In the end, everyone in a different cou

My Reviews

9 of 15 people found this review helpful

So responsive!!!!!

Reviewed By EMA - Surprise, AZ | Traveled to
That says it all
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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6 of 10 people found this review helpful

Amazing Destination Wedding- Superior Travel Agent

Reviewed By Lea M - Port Orchard, WA | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Connie organized my destination wedding in Mexico. From the start she recommended a series of hotels and resorts to choose from, and then helped me narrow down based on my needs of my guests and dates. Her attention to detail and ability to negotiate is unmatched.

The hotel (as many do) tried to swap charges and she was ON IT! Never letting them off the hook for anything! The wedding was perfect, and she traveled with our entire group making sure everything was easy, convenient and perfect.

On site, she is a invaluable resource. Full of tips, ideas, information, and direction. If I was doing a wedding again, I would put all my faith in her to coordinate all my travel and details. Truly a professional!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 of 9 people found this review helpful

Amazing trip!

Reviewed By Jen - Port Orchard, WA | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Connie was amazing. She dealt with any issue. Made sure that the trip and my friends wedding was perfect. She was such an asset. Will definitely be using Connie for all our vacations.
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8 of 16 people found this review helpful

Stress freee and Easy

Reviewed By Jay - Yelm WA | Traveled to
After trying to go it alone and find the perfect place to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. I reached out to Connie and after a few questions to determine what I was after she had several options for us, I was blown away. We then narrowed it down to the best option and booked air and a great all inclusive resort to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Could not have asked for better service and attention to detail.
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4 of 9 people found this review helpful

Easiest trip to plan ever!

Reviewed By Jed & Connie - Phoenix, AZ | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Connie was super easy to work with and very responsive to inquiries. This is a delayed honeymoon for us so it is important that we have the experience that we imagine. She had valuable feedback about the vacation we were originally considering and ended up
helping us find something else that will fulfill our expectations. Looking forward to our trip and working with Connie again on future vacations!
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5 of 11 people found this review helpful

Trip of a lifetime

Reviewed By Barbara - Port Orchard | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Connie was amazing. She arranged everything for us. I hadn't traveled outside the US in years. She helped me properly prepare every step of the way so that my trip went seamlessly. No surprises.

She also knew the resort were I stayed inside and out. I appreciated the personal touch and comfort know she was over seeing our activities. This was truly an amazing experience.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 of 11 people found this review helpful

Outstanding Destination Wedding

Reviewed By Jim - Port Orchard, WA | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Connie did a wonderful job of overseeing every detail of my daughter's destination wedding. Without her efforts the event would not have been such a resounding success. In addition, she took care of all needs of our wedding guests and made their experience pleasurable.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 of 11 people found this review helpful

Connie fought for the best prices the whole trip.

Reviewed By Mama Lynn - Port Orchard, Washington | Traveled to Moon Palace
Our Daughter was married at Moon Palace, Cancun, Mexico December 13 2017. Connie made all the arrangements working with my Daughter and her fiancé. The ceremony was on the beach, barefoot, with the reception following in a huge enclosed, decorated gazebo. It was perfect!! The flowers, cake, meal, music and even the animated DJ. We stayed a whole week. Went to several places and even made pottery. The photographer took Lea and Mark the day after the wedding to a private cenotes. This is a gigantic pool of clear rainwater trapped in limestone caverns that connect for many, many miles in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. They wore their wedding clothes and he photographed them swimming and kissing underwater. What an experience. Also she arranged for a white, one-horse open carriage to pick them up after the wedding and take them to a private place for even more wedding photo shots. The whole trip was inclusive and in the end we spent far less than we normally do when we stay in MX.
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6 of 13 people found this review helpful

Mexico

Reviewed By Relaxed - Olympia, WA | Traveled to Cabo San Lucas ~ Baja California Sur ~ Mexico
Great ideas to tailor our needs and interests to the right spot. Excellent.
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9 of 19 people found this review helpful

Knowledgeable + Patience + Excellent Customer Service = No Brainer

Reviewed By My son thinks I am Superman - Atlanta, GA | Traveled to
The planning experience with Connie Riker has been a pleasant journey. From the very start, Connie has expressed the patience, kindness, and willingness to find us the best deals possible for our graduation celebration trip. When we started our planning process, we searched multiple websites and read multiple reviews but something was missing...the experience factor. After several conversations (again, did I mention patience?), Connie informed us about several resorts solely based on her own personal experience and interaction with each resort. Her honesty was refreshing and truly appreciated. It made our planning process that much easier. We simply indicated what we preferred and expected and she was able to narrow down the search based on everything we wanted. Furthermore, she gave us several details that we did not even consider prior to speaking with a travel agent (i.e. distance from the airport, safety, excursions). The trip we planned is a celebratory trip honoring our recent accomplishments. After several years of experiencing life, my fiance and I decided to pursue our bachelor degrees in order to become a better example to our children. Due to the hard-work and dedication, we were finally able to finish an important chapter in both of our lives. Without Connie's assistance, we would still be searching for our ideal trip. She made the process fun and enjoyable and we cannot wait to celebrate. Since we have family members and friends traveling from different locations, Connie is willing to work with each party individually to guarantee that everyone's needs are accommodated. We will certainly be planning our future trips with Connie...hopefully sooner than later!
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12 of 25 people found this review helpful

She made my trip very easy and enjoyable. We will use her service again and again.

Reviewed By Paul - Seattle | Traveled to
Connie is an knowledgeable travel agent and a people person. She follow up on every step. She is number one in my book. We will use her service on our next vacation and many more to come. I will gladly recommend her to my friends and relatives.
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4 of 10 people found this review helpful

Outstanding Destination Wedding

Reviewed By Jim - Port Orchard, WA | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Connie did a wonderful job of overseeing every detail of my daughter's destination wedding. Without her efforts the event would not have been such a resounding success. In addition, she took care of all needs of our wedding guests and made their experience pleasurable.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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10 of 22 people found this review helpful

Awesome

Reviewed By Joey - Maryland | Traveled to
Connie is a lifesaver. Disney options overwhelmed me. She is so knowledgable. Having her make all the arrangements will guarantee the perfect experience without the hassles.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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7 of 17 people found this review helpful

High level of attention to detail

Reviewed By TR - Seattle, WA | Traveled to
Connie has been great to work with. She knows her products and she cares to make sure the delivery is top notch. When I incorrectly overpaid on a cruise confirmation, she stopped the payment and contacted me immediately. Plus, she has a great sense of humor and a wide streak of practicality.
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8 of 19 people found this review helpful

Planning the Dance Cruise to Mexico

Reviewed By Lynne M. - Covington WA | Traveled to
Connie Riker has made the planning and payment process fun and easy.
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8 of 19 people found this review helpful

She "got us" and planned perfectly suited to our style

Reviewed By b&l - charlotte nc | Traveled to
Perfect International vacation planner!
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9 of 22 people found this review helpful

She's amazing!

Reviewed By Neisha - Atlanta, GA | Traveled to
The appreciation that I have for Connie during the planning of our trip is infinite. She has been extremely patient and accommodating. She NEVER made us feel like we were taking up too much of our time. She spoke with us several time reviewing several different options before deciding on our final destination. She has booked trips our friends and they feel the same way. Connie is awesome, trustworthy, and extremely helpful. There is no doubt that we will continue to use her in the future.
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8 of 20 people found this review helpful

Very helpful

Reviewed By Review - Schaumburg, IL | Traveled to
Connie has been absolutely helpful so far with our wedding planning. We still have 6 months left till the wedding but she has been great so far.
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9 of 22 people found this review helpful

She gave me excellent personal attention.

Reviewed By Travel novice - Charlotte NC | Traveled to
Connie is the travel coordinator for my son and his fiancee for their wedding. The day I called Connie to finalize my trip she was technically not working for that weekend and was in fact on her way to the airport to pick up an out of town guest. While on route she managed to get my trip booked and help me through the required online submissions, payments, etc. I am not a seasoned traveler (first time out of the US) and have basic computer skills so having a travel expert like Connie to help me out was so appreciated. She has all of those qualities above with the five stars but mostly she is friendly and easy to relate to. I would recommend her to anyone but especially those planning a special travel event.
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9 of 22 people found this review helpful

Best agent ever!

Reviewed By Natasha - Spanaway, WA | Traveled to
Connie was very helpful in finding the best vacation deal for us. She worked hard to accommodate our needs and was very patient with me when I kept calling and messaging her with my concerns. I appreciate all the time and effort Connie made to ensure that we have a great and fun experience during our vacation which we did! Overall, Connie is a very friendly, patient and knowledgeable travel agent who knows and does her job very well!!
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6 of 17 people found this review helpful

So helpful when filling out form for payment on room and getting back to us fast.

Reviewed By Lynda - Bellevue, WA | Traveled to
Love working with Connie Riker. We're going to be a large group si she has a lot on her plate. Very patient with us on filling out forms. Really appreciate her.
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7 of 19 people found this review helpful

She was very reachable and answered all my questions!

Reviewed By Gina - Charlotte, NC | Traveled to
Connie was very experienced and answered all my questions very quickly! She was very accommodating and found us the room we really wanted! I would definitely recommend her!
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10 of 26 people found this review helpful

Best Travel Agent EVER!

Reviewed By C.L.R. - New York, NY | Traveled to
I was skeptical about using a travel agent ... not anymore! Saves me time, money, and made for a very smooth trip. I just told her what I was looking for and she put it all together for me, making all of the arrangements and IT DIDN'T COST ME ANYTHING more than the trip itself (which was also a better price than I expected).
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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7 of 21 people found this review helpful

She's very helpful and patient with all our complicated questions.

Reviewed By Maria - Chino Hills, CA | Traveled to
Looking forward to attending a wonderful destination wedding/vacation planned by her.
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8 of 23 people found this review helpful

Best Customer Service on the planet!

Reviewed By CurlyD - Gig Harbor, WA | Traveled to
Connie is amazing. Most knowledgeable and almost always available no matter the time. She got us the best deal for a fun girls trip to Vegas. I highly recommend her and will continue to use her services for all my personal travel needs.
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7 of 21 people found this review helpful

She made trip planning easy!

Reviewed By Katie - Nashville, TN | Traveled to
Super fast communication!! Easy to work with and got exactly what we wanted!
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7 of 21 people found this review helpful

She was very helpful & found us the best possible flight saving us $

Reviewed By Kristi - Florida | Traveled to
Very personable
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7 of 22 people found this review helpful

Honeymoon

Reviewed By Mitch Price - Fort Drum,NY | Traveled to
She was very easy to workhorse work and worked hard finding is exactly what we wanted. Always available to talk and answer questions about anything.
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6 of 20 people found this review helpful

She made it easy!

Reviewed By DS - Pennsylvania | Traveled to
Agent was quick to respond and very helpful!!
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5 of 18 people found this review helpful

She gave me some great tips about the resort we were staying at.

Reviewed By Stan K - Rockledge, Fl | Traveled to
She was a pleasure to work with.
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4 of 16 people found this review helpful

Very helpful, knowledgeanle and great to work with!!!

Reviewed By Heather - United States | Traveled to
Friendly, quick and extremely helpful! A pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Connie to others looking to travel.
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