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Dana (Peterson) Blankenship

Ham Lake, Minnesota Travel Agent

An independent agent with Nexion, LLC in Irving, TX, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Adventure travel

I think a great travel agent needs to be a great listener, and I really listen to my clients. I listen to where they want to go, what they want from their vacations, and what their budget is. Then, I arrange exactly what they want. When working with travel providers, I don’t take “no” for an answer: there’s really no travel challenge that I can’t take on!

Of course, I also make suggestions when a client isn’t sure where they want to go. I’m especially knowledgeable about the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, and Hawaii. I’ve planned lots of girls’ getaways and other group travel, and have booked destination weddings all across Mexico and the Caribbean.

My family didn’t travel much when I was growing up, but I couldn’t wait to travel the world. At my high school’s graduation party, there was a travel agent who was giving away a trip; that was a job that I wanted to do. That was 27 years ago, and I’ve been a travel agent ever since.

I went to Belize for the first time last year and stayed at an eco lodge, with monkeys and toucans right outside the door. I rode a zip line over the jungle, snorkeled among sharks and took a kayak down a river populated by alligators. It was an amazing experience! With my new knowledge of Belize, I’ve been able to book similar trips for several clients.

I like to tell everyone to travel while they are young, and to not worry too much about the money; memorable travel experiences are far more valuable than money will ever be. That said, I’m ready to work with you to arrange a fabulous travel experience within the budget you set!

Thank You ! I look forward to working with you - Dana 763-413-3575

Recent testimonial


Just wanted to send you a quick note to say thanks for the advice and setting up the trip for us.

Everything was terrific, they put us up in one of the rooms at the top of the resort, which had a breathtaking view, filled the room with balloons both for Cathy’s birthday and again for valentine’s day. Service was incredible and food was good as well.

Again Thanks for the great advice and job you did for us.

Plan on a call from us to book another vacation next year!!!!


Tom L

My Reviews

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

She is truly the best and great at her job!

Reviewed By Tye - Minneapolis, MN | Traveled to
I first contacted Dana back in 2013 for a trip to Jamacia. She was very kind, helpful, patient and professional. The trip was a group trip for my birthday. We had a lot of requests. She accommendated all of our needs. Everyone on the trip was pleased and satisified with her recommendations and the resort she picked out. That was the best trip and birthday ever and I give her all the credit. Since than we have booked 5 other group trips with Dana and there has not been one compliant yet. She really is great at her job and she has been almost everywhere so she gives a great insight! I would recommend her over and over again!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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0 of 2 people found this review helpful

She made planning as fun as the trip itself!

Reviewed By Jeff - Mpls , MN | Traveled to
What can I say, when it comes to getting my family, friends and I set up on a stress-free, incredible vacation, there is nobody I'd turn to but Dana. Have worked with her on several trips over the last few years but our recent trip to Playa has to be the best yet. The Valentin was incredible from top to bottom. Thank you Dana for setting up yet another great experience.
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