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Debbie Carstensen

Meridian, Idaho Travel Agent

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

Carribean, Mexico, Cruise & Disney Travel Expert

Virgin Gordo Bath was great fun!
Virgin Gordo Bath was great fun!

After a magical family vacation to Tulum, Mexico, I diagnosed myself with the travel bug. That trip was our first getaway together as a family, and it took a lot of hard work and sacrifice to make it happen. The reward was well worth it — the memories that we made playing in the sand, kayaking along the waves and just spending time together have lasted a lifetime.

Since then, I have spent years traveling with my husband and my children. Our experiences throughout Mexico and the Caribbean lead me to begin my career as a travel professional. My enthusiasm for creating a new itinerary is infectious, and my clients can't help but get excited about their upcoming adventure. I specialize in the following types of travel:

  • Caribbean vacations — Each Caribbean island has its own flavor and atmosphere, which is why it is so wonderful to travel throughout this tropical region. I can help match you with the island that fits your personality and allows you to enjoy your dream vacation.
  • Mexican vacations — Whether you are hoping to see ancient Mayan ruins or experience the culture of Cabo San Lucas, you will find that each region of Mexico is filled with friendly, welcoming people and beautiful resorts. Allow me to plan a Mexican vacation that is suited perfectly to your needs and desires. I can provide you with expert recommendations based on my professional credentials and my personal experiences.
  • Cruises — Cruising is more than just a means of transportation, it's a vacation experience all its own. When you are floating on a luxury liner, you have every amenity you could imagine at your disposal. In addition, every day you will have the opportunity to explore a new destination. I am certified with both Princess and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.
  • Disney vacations — I am a certified Disney specialist, and can help you plan a trip to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. In addition, I can help you create a personalized Disney Cruise Line itinerary. Don't miss out on a chance to experience this magical trip with your family!

As my husband always says, "Life is the adventure." Let's start talking about your next unforgettable adventure today. I can't wait to hear about your ideas, and bring your dreams to life. Contact me today!

My Reviews

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

2 Trips - 5 STARS

Reviewed By John - Boise, Idaho | Traveled to
Debbie help us with 2 trips and both went perfect. Pure AWESOMENSS!!! If felt more comfortable using Debbie, knowing I had someone to call if things didn't go as planned, but everything was great!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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A great value

Reviewed By Betty and George - Nampa, ID | Traveled to Hawaii ~ USA
Debbie is a great help for finding the best options and value. She keeps in touch so we always feel informed. We will ask for her help again and again as we plan trips in the future.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Debbie Carstensen responded:
Thank you so much. I really love working with my clients and it is important to me they have a good experience.
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Amazing first trip!

Reviewed By Brooke - Meridian, Idaho | Traveled to Puerto Vallarta ~ Jalisco ~ Mexico
Our experience was amazing!!! Debbie was extremely helpful the many times I contacted her with questions. She went above and beyond!! She even printed our itinery and had it ready for us in our own little pouch, which I kept it in through our whole vacation as a way to keep it neat and tidy and easy accessible. I highly recommend her and have already referred friends and family over to her!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Debbie Carstensen responded:
Thank you so much Brooke. I appreciate your kind words.
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This was a very relaxing and enjoyable trip.

Reviewed By Amelia - Nampa, Idaho | Traveled to Puerto Rico ~ Caribbean
Debbie tried to fulfill our desires.
The Motel " La Playita ' in San Juan was a little expensive for the looks of the motel but the location and the service was excellent .
Our travel to Ponce, Puerto Rico was great except that we were there on a Tuesday and many of the tourist sites were closed on Tuesdays.
In general this was a very enjoyable trip.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Debbie Carstensen responded:
Thank you Amelia for letting me help you plan your trip.
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This was a very relaxing and enjoyable trip.

Reviewed By Amelia - Nampa, Idaho | Traveled to Puerto Rico ~ Caribbean
Debbie tried to fulfill our desires.
The Motel " La Playita ' in San Juan was a little expensive for the looks of the motel but the location and the service was excellent .
Our travel to Ponce, Puerto Rico was great except that we were there on a Tuesday and many of the tourist sites were closed on Tuesdays.
In general this was a very enjoyable trip.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

The best trip with teenagers.

Reviewed By Sheldon - Meridian | Traveled to Puerto Vallarta ~ Jalisco ~ Mexico
Debbie was fantastic. She met with us before the trip to finalize things we should do and not do. She also supplied options for activities and trip insurance. Very professional. And last she followed up with our trip after. Will definitely use Debbie for future travel plans.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Debbie Carstensen responded:
I am so happy you enjoyed your time in Puerto Vallarta. I have to say I think you were brave taking 5 teenagers. :-) Thank you for using DR Travel for your travel needs.
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2 of 5 people found this review helpful

Amazing travel agent!

Reviewed By Eric - Denver | Traveled to
Debbie has helped us plan two trips, Jamica and Alaska. She is incredibly knowledgeable and is as responsive as one could wish for in a travel agent. The deals she finds are amazing and I wouldn't consider using anyone else.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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0 of 2 people found this review helpful

Debbie took our stress away so we could Enjoy it!

Reviewed By Howell Crew - Meridian Idaho | Traveled to New York City ~ New York ~ USA
Debbie is the best travel agent! She really listened to our needs and meet them and so much more. My husband and I have five kids ranging from 18yrs. old to 6 yrs.old. We stay very busy! We wanted to take them to NYC & District of Colombia for spring break. Debbie took our stress away and we could enjoy the trip! Debbie was organized, timely, keep us updated, made suggestions and customized our trip with a itinerary for us. The places she found were perfect for our family. WE SHOULD OF HAD DEBBIE ORGANIZE ALL OF OUR PREVIOUS VACATIONS! We will defiantly be contacting Debbie to plan our future vacations for our family and our business office trips.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Debbie Carstensen responded:
I am so happy you had a great time! I love to hear that from my clients! I look forward to your next adventure!
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1 of 4 people found this review helpful

She took care of everything.

Reviewed By The Wards - Idaho | Traveled to
We had a fantastic time on our cruise to Alaska on Princess Cruises. Debbie arranged everything and Princess took care of us every step of the way. We were amazed at the service we received from both. The cruise companion book was an added benefit to our learning about Alaska.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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2 of 6 people found this review helpful

Great Travel Agent

Reviewed By Teresa - Livermore, CA | Traveled to
Debbie helped us plan our dream trip to Italy. She was knowledgeable and responsive. She researched and answered all my questions and inquiries. She made wonderful suggestions that helped make our vacation memorable. I will continue to use Debbie's services to help plan future vacations.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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1 of 5 people found this review helpful

Debbie helped me pull off the perfect surprise!

Reviewed By Julie - Idaho | Traveled to
The initial excitement of planning to surprise my husband with a trip to a 49ers game for his 40th birthday turned into panic when I realized I didn't know a thing about the San Francisco area. Enter sweet Debbie with her poise, professionalism, and determination to help me pull off a surprise my husband would never forget. Debbie helped me find the perfect direct flights that allowed us to maximize our time in San Francisco. Our very comfortable hotel was just a few steps from Fisherman's Wharf, incredible restaurants, and our cable car tour. She helped me book a tour of Alcatraz far enough in advance so we had our pick of departure time. She even helped us find a great deal on a shuttle to the 49ers game. Debbie was always mindful of our budget, offered several great tips, suggestions, and gave us several hotel and travel options. I highly recommend Debbie to anyone who is planning a fun weekend away, a family trip, or in my case a fun surprise for a loved one! Thank you Debbie for helping me pull off the big surprise!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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1 of 5 people found this review helpful

Debbie made our trip to Hawaii everything we hoped for!

Reviewed By Chase and Janie - Firth, Idaho | Traveled to
As a young couple who had never been to Hawaii, Debbie made our planning so much easier! She even suggested which island would meet our expectations for what we wanted to do. We chose Maui and couldn't have been happier! She booked us with a hotel in kaanapali that was right on the beach like we wanted and the resort was beautiful. Our trip was care and stress free because we knew Debbie had it covered! We had the absolute time of our lives and Hawaii was everything we could have ever dreamed of because of her. We will always highly recommend her for anyone who is planning a vacation and look forward to our next vacation planning with her hopefully soon. Thanks again so much Debbie, for all you did for us to make our vacation the best it could be!
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1 of 5 people found this review helpful

disneyland

Reviewed By grandma - meridian, idaho | Traveled to
We couldn't have had a better trip than the one Debbie planned for us to Disneyland. Every detail was covered no matter how small. She was so easy to work with; she listened to every request and more than fulfilled them. Our hotels were exactly in the locations we wanted, our flights were perfect for our schedules and our rental car was quickly and easily accessed. We have never enjoyed a trip more because we had no worries. We will always use Debbie when planning vacations and will recommend her highly to friends and family. Thank you Debbie for our wonderful and happy memories.
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0 of 3 people found this review helpful

GREAT TRAVEL AGENT

Reviewed By Mary - MERIDIAN,ID | Traveled to
Debbie is a wonderful travel agent
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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2 of 8 people found this review helpful

Overcame my skepticism!! Awesome agent!!

Reviewed By Chris - Meridian, ID | Traveled to
I was very skeptical to even use a travel agent, as I thought that in this internet age I could do the same or better myself at home, for less money. After doing my own research on what our Disney/LEGOLAND trip would cost I asked Debbie to give me a quote just for kicks. As it ends up she got us into better accommodations, help arranged our trip logistics, and yes, even saved us money. We intend to use Debbie for our future travel needs!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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