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Penny Carpenter

Clinton, Oklahoma Travel Agent
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Penny Carpenter

Clinton, Oklahoma Travel Agent
An independent agent with Travel Leaders in Oklahoma City, OK
25 Reviews | 100% Recommended
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Travel Leaders Active And Adventure Specialist

Ama Waterways Bike Tour
Ama Waterways Bike Tour

For the past 18 years, I have I been blessed to have the best job in the world, there is nothing better than planning a wonderful trip.  My clients are the best, I get so excited helping them plan where they are going, what they are going to do and see once they arrive.  I become absorbed in the destination, along with discovering and learning the history and all about what there is to do.   That’s what travel really is all about.  I love when my clients say we were in town and just had to come by and give you a hug.  My motto is “I make Dreams come true!

”My job has allowed me to travel to 22 Caribbean countries, 7 European countries along with several Canadian Cities, multiple Mexican Cities and wonderful US destinations like Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.  I love the quote by Ibn Battuta…”Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” 

As a TL Active & Adventure Specialist and TL Leisure Travel Specialist I strive to give you the attention and detail for every aspect of your trip you deserve.  I offer a wealth of experience and an abundance of knowledge and will work hard to provide the trip you want.  You will also find I am a very kind, caring and honest person.

I come from a family of college athletes, (I led my team to Nationals, a fete that hasn’t been done since, plus my Dad and Brother were both college athletes along with my daughter) For 38 years I have been an avid snow skier, love trekking, riding motor cycles, scuba diving and water skiing.  Not only have I put together packages for individuals and families, I have booked numerous trips for my Brother, a retired scuba instructor, and his students, so you can see I understand the ends and outs of this world, not only is it my job, it’s my life.

All the Caribbean Islands are so different, each has its own history, which has changed so much, giving each one a totally different cosmetic makeup, a diverse personality, and each a distinct twist on food.  At every Island, you can usually find great diving, along with some wrecks to dive and because many are volcanic islands, great trekking.  We were diving in Barbados and a huge shadow passed over us, I thought it was a boat, I rolled over to see it wasn’t a boat but a huge Eagle Rey.  Up until recently, college has been free for the Barbadians, which means this Island has a very low unemployment rate so the Island People are much friendlier, less aggressive and have fewer beggars.    Cozumel, MX is a wonderful place to dive, plus a great place to ride motor cycles, on the back side of the Island, you will find a light house and a great place to boogie board.  It has wall dives, cave diving along with good shore diving and they offer Nitrox dives.

My Favorite European Country is Spain, you can take the train from Madrid to Barcelona and then on up the coast to Castell de Fels, all three of these cities are so drastically different, you will feel like you have visited 3 different countries.    Each is steeped in history and totally different cultures, wonderful food that is a world apart from each other along with great people.  Plenty to do, with soccer games, have dinners with Flamenco dancers, watch a bull fighter or participate if the Bull Run.  The Canary Islands offer wonderful trekking and the Catalonia area has plenty of ship wrecks to satisfy any divers.    But then there is the history of Rome and Naples, with great trekking nearby and wonderful diving off the Amalfi Coast so it is really hard to say one or the other is really my favorite.  I love to go off the beaten path and really enjoy the local culture.

Snow skiing is such an exhilarating sport, you can take the family, give everyone walkie talkies and be in communication with each other.  The less experienced ones can be on one mountain and those that are more experienced on another.  And those in the middle can catch up with you at the bottom and ride the lift to the top and just take a different run than you.  Wolf Creek is a favorite as it always has snow, plus you can go earlier and ski later than most other locations.   We were skiing in a white out would ride the lift up stop and get hot chocolate then it took us 15 minutes to ski the face down.  The last day we were there the weather moved out and it was beautiful, but for some reason now that we could see what we were skiing we couldn’t do it any quicker than 20 minutes. 

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.   Vince Lombardi

CERTIFICATES & AWARDS

Certified ASTA Travel Agent
Certified Active and Adventure Travel Specialist
Alaska Enthusiast St.Lucia Destination Specialis
Cancun Specialist Royal Caribbean Cruise Expert
New York City Specialist Rocky Mountaineer
Puerto Rico Travel Expert
Florida Active Specialist Gogo WWV Certification

Related Travel Stories

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Snow Skiing
Sea of Cortez
Sea of Cortes Un-Cruise
Retired Fire Chief still looks for the Firestation
Ama Rhine River Cruise The Ama Sanota
They even have John Deere's in Germany
The Black Forest
Scuba Diving included
Sandals wrapped my car!
Diving Catalina Island in Punta Cana

Un-Cruise Sea of Cortez

We met a couple in Houston, and they were headed to Los Cabos on the same cruise we were going on.  Un-Cruise on The Sea of Cortez.  

In Los Cabo we were met by a representative who guided us to our transfers and they took the 4 for us to the... Read more from my Un-Cruise Sea of Cortez story.

Ama Waterways Rhine River Cruise

We flew with United on a Boeing 767-300, ECONOMY now has leg room, my 6'5" son would have been very comfortable.  We flew into Amsterdam, caught the Ama bus to the AmaSonato, a beautiful ship, with a heated pool, an elevator, walking track and large chess board.  The food was the... Read more from my Ama Waterways Rhine River Cruise story.

Hike and Drive throught the Black Forest

After our Ama Waterways cruise, our Foreign Exchange Son picked us up in Basil Switzerland and took us through the Black Forest.

We saw Frieburg, where he attended college.  A great town for shopping and a park to hike in right in the middle of town.  Great view from the top, well... Read more from my Hike and Drive throught the Black Forest story.

My Reviews

Rating: 5 25 Reviews | 100% Recommended

This was the best vacation - unil the next one!

Reviewed By R.J. - Clinton, OK | Traveled to Seattle ~ Washington ~ USA
Penny was wonderful! Like she has done for us many times before, her travel knowledge and guidance made this cruise another great experience! I can't imagine making travel plans without her help!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Penny Carpenter responded:
Thank you so much for you kind words. I have enjoyed working with you and am so glad your trip was a success.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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Wonderful Alaska Adventure

Reviewed By JP - Cordell OK | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Penny helped us plan our Alaska excursion and we had a wonderful trip. Not only does she give great tips for the trip, she has great people she has worked with for excursions. Penny is there for you during planning, while on your trip and return. Thanks. Penny will be my trip planner from now on. Ready for the next one!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Penny Carpenter responded:
Thank you so very much for your review. I really appreciate it and am so glad you had a great trip. I look forward to working with you in the future.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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Our first time in Cozumel

Reviewed By vc2345 - Clinton, OK | Traveled to Cozumel ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
This was our first trip and we’re glad we chose Penny. She was very helpful and nice! We didn’t have a problem with anything! She was great.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Penny Carpenter responded:
Thank you so much for your review. I really appreciate it. I'm glad everything went smoothly for you, due to inclement weather and other circumstances it doesn't always go the way you want it too. I'm glad yours went well. Thank you, have a blessed day,
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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Alaska an absolute success

Reviewed By Berrong - Clinton, OK | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Penny,
We could not have been more pleased with our Alaska Holland America experience! The professionalism and attention to detail by Holland America while meeting all our travel needs, made our choice to see Alaska an absolute success! We would highly recommend seeing Alaska by land and by sea!. Our train excursion was fantastic and our on board ship experience was excellent. Service was fantastic along with the finest food and high quality on board entertainment. It will go down for both of us as time well spent together as we explored a fascinating and beautiful land.

Thank you for your professional expertise and personal approach in helping us plan our great adventure to Alaska!

David and Janice Berrong
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Penny Carpenter responded:
I am so glad you had a great trip and created memories to last a lifetime. Thank you for your kind words.
3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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First trip to the Bahamas.

Reviewed By T Hdez - Clinton Oklahoma | Traveled to Bahamas ~ Caribbean
Always willing to answer questions and find the best deals for my group. She has gone above and beyond.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Penny Carpenter responded:
Thank you so much for your review. It is always a pleasure to work with you and your group. Thank you, have a blessed day,
4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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A trip to remember!!

Reviewed By Ljones - Arapaho, OK | Traveled to Maui Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
Penny was AMAZING to work with! We had a group of 17 planning a trip. Penny spent countless hours educating us and finding the right excursions to make our trip one for the books!!! We had some emergencies and had one in our party not able to attend our trip and Penny helped through every step of recovering those lost funds from the insurance. I know she worked so hard for us and I promise she will work tirelessly for you too!!!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Penny Carpenter responded:
That is so sweet, thank you so much for your kind words. I'm so glad you all had a great trip!
4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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Hurricane Harvey didn’t disappoint us!

Reviewed By Jerr - Clinton, Ok | Traveled to Belize City ~ Belize ~ Central America
She is able to find the plan we want and books our trip within an hour!
Penny also takes care of all the little details so we don’t have too!

Last year our trip coincided with the hurricane. Penny has a backup plan too. Within an hour we had re-booked our trip.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Penny Carpenter responded:
Thank you, I appreciate your review. Unfortunately life does happen, such as Hurricane Harvey. It is so much easier to let an agent take care of the stress when it does happen and not have to take care of it yourself.
11 of 22 people found this review helpful
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Perfect trip

Reviewed By MS Honeymoon - OKLAHOMA CITY | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Hey! The trip was perfect!

I really can’t think of anything that you didn’t do. We are so thankful we went through you! Definitely made things go smoothly!

And for the property, it was great. No complaints or surprises at all.

Thank you again for everything!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Penny Carpenter responded:
Great, I am so glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for letting me know.
2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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The best trip of our lives!!

Reviewed By Okie Red - Wister, Ok | Traveled to Vienne ~ France ~ Europe
Penny has been a life saver for me and my family. Not only have I used Penny for vacations but my mother was diagnosed with cancer and we were flying to Houston for Dr. visits, treatments and surgeries. Sometimes our agendas would change at a moments notice and I never stressed because I knew I was in good hands with Penny.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Penny Carpenter responded:
Thank you for your wonderful review. You are always such a joy to talk to and work with.
5 of 11 people found this review helpful
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4 Fabulous Vacations and counting.....

Reviewed By Peters Family of Five - Edmond, OK | Traveled to San Diego ~ California ~ USA
Penny has worked with our family to schedule a variety of different vacations. She is always able to work with our requests and give us the best possible experience in the planning and the vacation! Penny has helped us to have 4 of the best vacations to date:1. California Adventure - Lego Land, Sea World, San Diego Zoo. Penny helped us work out this crazy busy trip. 2. Disney World - Penny knew all of the details to get us in the best location, and the tips to make our trip easy and enjoyable. 3. Anniversary Crusie - 7 days - just wonderful on Royal Carribean, experince of our lives. Zip line thru Jamaica, Swimming with Sting Rays! 4. Disney Cruise - Penny give the best guide on what to do when and where on the cruise with all of the tips you need to make your vacation so enjoyable! We look forward to the next exciting adventure.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Penny Carpenter responded:
Thank you, that is so sweet. It is always such a pleasure working with you and your family. I am glad you have enjoyed them as much as I have enjoyed putting them together for you. Thanks again, Penny
7 of 15 people found this review helpful
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Trip of a lifetime!

Reviewed By Jean - Norman, OK | Traveled to Glacier Bay ~ Alaska ~ USA
Penny was so helpful throughout the planning. Her advice was spot-on too!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Penny Carpenter responded:
Thank you, glad you had a good time.
10 of 21 people found this review helpful
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Our Cruise on the St Lawrence River

Reviewed By BC - Custer, OK | Traveled to Boston ~ Massachusetts ~ USA
helpful, knowledgeable, prompt, easy to work with, good with little details, fun to work with, always wanting to make the side trips just what was wanted, good not have been more pleased
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Penny Carpenter responded:
Cynthia, Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. I really appreciate it.
14 of 30 people found this review helpful
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Alaskan Cruise

Reviewed By Bob - Broken Arrow, OK | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
She did a fantastic job for us booking our Cruise to Alaska! All went very well. She provided great advice for excursions as well. We were extremely pleased.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Penny Carpenter responded:
Macey, Thank you so much for your review. I really appreciate it.
11 of 25 people found this review helpful
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Awesome trip

Reviewed By Judy - Arapaho, Ok | Traveled to Riviera Maya ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Penny always gets us the best deals on vacations and takes care of everything so we don't have to worry about anything. I highly recommend her as an agent.

Judy Smith

I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Penny Carpenter responded:
Judy, Thank you so much, I really appreciate you letting me know. I always enjoy working with all of you too.
13 of 29 people found this review helpful
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great trip

Reviewed By kent - Clinton | Traveled to Niagara Falls ~ New York ~ USA
everything was great.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Penny Carpenter responded:
Thank you,
8 of 20 people found this review helpful
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Great service every time!

Reviewed By LJT - Clinton ok | Traveled to Cozumel ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
She always gives above and beyond service and she knows the little tricks to make everything go smoothly.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Penny Carpenter responded:
Thank you, I appreciate your review.
10 of 24 people found this review helpful
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Cruising Time

Reviewed By Kritterfarm0 - Maize Ks | Traveled to Caribbean Sea ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
She has always been on top of things & works to make ones vacation the best for the money.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Penny Carpenter responded:
Thank you so much, I really appreciate your comments!
13 of 31 people found this review helpful
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Great holiday trip

Reviewed By T. - Elk City, OK | Traveled to Ocho Rios ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Always available and helpful. She takes care of all the paperwork and makes our trips stress free.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Penny Carpenter responded:
Thank you so much, I appreciate your review.
6 of 19 people found this review helpful
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Awesome Girls Trip!

Reviewed By Dana - Clinton, OK | Traveled to Riviera Maya ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Penny has been great to work with. I have always told her what I wanted and she has been able to find what I wanted and at the best price. I have been working with Penny for several years.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Penny Carpenter responded:
Thank you so much, that is so nice. I have loved working with you too.
9 of 25 people found this review helpful
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Our family vacation was wonderful!

Reviewed By MichelleF - Clinton, Ok | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Penny has always taken such good care of us. She works hard to make sure we are getting every thing we want out of our vacations, and she goes above and beyond to make it happen specifically how we ask. I feel comfortable that after booking through her, everything is done the right way!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Penny Carpenter responded:
Thank you so much, I really appreciate your review. I always enjoy working with you - Penny
5 of 18 people found this review helpful
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Great Trip

Reviewed By Amerus - Clinton, Oklahoma | Traveled to Stavropol ~ Russia ~ Russia & Northwest Asia
I have used Penny for several trips and would definitely recommend her. She is always very helpful. Very!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
9 of 26 people found this review helpful
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An international excursion

Reviewed By Buff - Clinton, Oklahoma | Traveled to Portugal ~ Europe
For me Penny has always been quick and thorough in helping me plan my at least two a year out of state airplane trips. I have been especially impressed how she has responded to my long distance call for help in solving a travel problem and especially with her unselfish response on her day off to provide services to me at the time of an emergency. We are very lucky to have Penny and her business in our community.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Penny Carpenter responded:
Oh, Buff, what a wonderful review. Thank you, it is my pleasure to be able to serve you and our community.
8 of 24 people found this review helpful
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My granddaughters first Caribbian Trip!

Reviewed By Awesome Grandma - Foss, Oklahoma | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Penny is very knowledgable about any part of the world you want to travel and gets you the best rates she can find. She will find out any info you want on any vacation your interested in.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Penny Carpenter responded:
Thank you so much for you kind words. I really appreciate it.
9 of 26 people found this review helpful
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Penny helped us plan the best trip of our lives.

Reviewed By Harvey - Weatherford, OK | Traveled to Rome ~ Italy ~ Europe
Penny is very helpful, has lots of patience and is very easy to work with. She has a lot of world travel knowledge and will spend whatever time is needed to help her clients.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Penny Carpenter responded:
Harvey, What a nice thing to say. It is always a pleasure to work with you and your wife. Thank you, I really appreciate it! Penny
7 of 23 people found this review helpful
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Love all the trips Penny has helped us book!

Reviewed By Peters Family - Oklahoma City, OK | Traveled to Cozumel ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Working with Penny is always amazing! She has booked many trips for us, and it is always so easy and everything is perfectly set up for easy trip with little effort on our part!

I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Penny Carpenter responded:
Thank you, so much it is always a pleasure to work with you all too.
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