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Anneke Marchese

Bend, Oregon Travel Agent

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

Leisure & Adventure Travel Specialist

Travel has a way of surprising you. While traveling with my spouse on a cruise, we had stopped in an unlikely port of call. The destination was Zihuatanejo, and we weren't sure what to expect.

As it turns out, we all fell in love with this charming and isolated little corner of the world. We strolled down cobblestone streets and explored the tiny village there. We ate fresh fish on homemade tortillas. After a round of ice cold beers and delicious guacamole, we spent the day in the sun on a magnificent beach. We were utterly alone, and it was perfect!

These are the memories that I want each and every one of my clients to make on their travel adventures. I help you navigate your travel plans from the beginning until the very end. I specialize in the following:

  • Adventure Travel — Those who are seeking thrill and excitement need to choose the right destination. My experience allows me to provide my clients with expert recommendations. I am familiar with Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park, for those who want to go hiking and exploring. Those who want to experience an active volcano should head to the Big Island of Hawaii. Costa Rica is a wonderful option for those who want to combine the best of the beach and the jungle.
  • Leisure Travel — Many vacations should be about rest, relaxation and luxury. I frequently book trips to Antigua, Belize, Hawaii and Mexico, all of which are ideal destinations for relaxation.
  • Special Needs Travel — As a mother of two special needs children, I know the unique considerations that need to be made for this type of travel. Whether you need to find allergy-friendly restaurants, or you need certain equipment with you at all times during your trip, I will make sure you can enjoy a fun, stress-free vacation with those that you love the most.

Whatever destination you choose, you can expect premier customer service from me. Each of my clients receives an electronic copy of their itinerary that they can easily take on the go. This itinerary includes directions, instructions, confirmations and answers to some of the most commonly asked travel questions. You never feel like you're on your own when you book your trip with me.

Contact me today, and we will begin planning your most memorable vacation yet.

My Reviews

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

She made me feel like a VIP!

Reviewed By Kelly - Surprise, AZ | Traveled to
Had a girls trip to Las Vegas and she called the resort and ask them to do whatever they could to make our stay amazing. The hotel had a chilled bottle of champagne waiting for us in our room. What a great start to our fabulous trip! Thanks so much Anneke!
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She took all the pressure off of me!

Reviewed By Our Gateway to a Great Spring Break! - St. Louis | Traveled to
I know St Louis might not be what most people think of when they think “spring break” but for us….it was perfection! I gave Anneke the dates and she put together a great trip. She booked our travel, car, hotel and riverboat cruise! I didn't have to worry about a thing. The city is friendly and fantastic. As a bonus, our hotel was the host to the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade! We didn’t have to leave our hotel room to enjoy it. Tens of thousands of people came downtown for that event and we were already in the heart of it. The zoo is the best we have ever seen. Everything went very smoothly until our return flight to Phx….weather caused a delay. Mother Nature happens! Everything else was lovely. I am a single, working mom. My son and I enjoy our adventures very much but I don’t always have the time to plan it all out in advance. Putting everything into Anneke's capable hands made this a terrific, stress-free vacation. She was just a phone call away when I had a question about our riverboat cruise. Joyfully, she answered my question and we were back on our way! I won’t hesitate to reach out again for her professional assistance.
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The greatest help possible.

Reviewed By Steve & Emmy - Surprise Az | Traveled to
This was our 1st cruise, being married over 40 years, this was on my wife's bucket list. Anneke was the best. We had so many questions, and called her day and night, she was always there to help. She helped with everything from the trip to the airport, flights, hotels, trip from the hotel to cruise ship, excursion trips and what to expect when we got there. We would highly recommend her to everybody we know. Great and friendly service with knowledge to match. We would never think of doing another cruise without her help and knowledge.
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2 of 6 people found this review helpful

Truly amazing service exceeding every expectation

Reviewed By Yvonne - Phoenix Az | Traveled to
Anneke has helped book two travel arrangements for me. She got involved in the first booking after my husband and I had already started making reservations. When we arrived at our destination we discovered it wasn't as we expected. Though Anneke didn't book the resort, she went out of her way too see if there was any way she could make it right. As it turned out, my husband and my error really turned into our benefit. Regardless, Anneke was more than helpful. The second trip was a bachelorette party in wine country. She booked us a house that was well situated to the places we wanted to visit. The guests who attended did nothing but rave about how amazing the accommodations were. I wouldn't have found the house without her help. No matter what time, day, night, or weekend, Anneke will respond in an amazingly short period of time. I would recommend her to anyone!
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1 of 4 people found this review helpful

No Stress Planning

Reviewed By Megz - Lodi, CA | Traveled to
I told Anneke what I was looking for when wanting to go on a cruise for my friends 40th birthday! She planned everything we could have ever wanted! She had great recommendations for excursions and helped us through a mishap with a shuttle company, on a weekend!!! She was always available for us and even checked on us midway through the trip! We bombarded her with questions throughout the whole booking process. She was so patient and got the answers promptly! The champagne was the topping on the cake!!! YOU ROCK!!! I'll be referring everybody I know that wants to go on vacation to Anneke!!! I've already asked her to help plan my next vacation!!!
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Never take a trip without her!!!

Reviewed By Tiffany - Roseville, CA | Traveled to
Anneke made our trip so stress free! From the hotel, down to never having to worry about where to eat! It was one of the most relaxing trips I've ever been on. I will never again take a trip without Anneke having my back! Thank you, Anneke! You are an angel!
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Simply the best!!!

Reviewed By Joscelyn - Tracy, Ca | Traveled to
I hadn't worked with a travel agent before. I thought they were expensive. I was wrong! Working with Anneke was so easy and stress free! She found deals I couldn't and took all my requirements and made it happen. I will definitely use Anneke for future travels.
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Best Vacation Planner Ever

Reviewed By Debbie - California | Traveled to
Anneke has put together for us a soon to be Great time! With 4 girls going we all had different requests and she juggled and juggled until all of us were satisfied with rooms, upgrades and excursions.. Thank you Anneke! I am so looking forward to just vacationing and not thinking. You did all the thinking for me!
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Fabulous trip!

Reviewed By Tracy - Folsom, CA | Traveled to
Planning this trip was a breeze! We had already secured our accommodations and airfare when I found Anneke BUT we had not done any of our excursions and such! I had been looking and looking and looking and looking and just could not decide on where to start! THIS is where Anneke came in and took over and I am SO GLAD she did!! There is nothing like someone else doing all of the research and sending you just a couple options to choose from! It was fabulous! We had the most amazing zip lining trip in Hawaii- one my kids will never forget! THANK YOU Anneke for taking the pressure off of me to dig through all the activities and options. I will definitely be coming back to YOU from the start of of vacation planning next time!!
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1 of 5 people found this review helpful

Fantastic Leaf Peeping Trip

Reviewed By Arby - Fort Collins, CO | Traveled to
I usually try to plan my own trips and vacations. Never again! Anneke took all the stress out of this trip. My wife and I planned to travel to the northeastern U.S. this fall to view the fall colors. However, we knew nothing about the area, lodging, or good areas to view fall foliage and other interesting sites. We wanted stay exclusively in B&Bs, so we told Anneke generally where we wanted to go and when and she took care of all the rest. I can sum the experience up in a single word - fantastic! I heartily recommend Anneke as the travel planner for your next getaway.
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Absolutely Amazing Alaskan Cruise

Reviewed By Anneke - Surprise Az | Traveled to
Anneke is absolutely amazing, she was always available when I needed her. She went above and beyond what was expected to make sure my husband and I and a very memorable 10 year anniversary Alaskan Cruise. I was so impressed with all her hard work she planned my husband and son's San Diego deep sea fishing trip. We are also going on another cruise with our children this March, and again Anneke is helping with all the arrangements, I highly recommend her.
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Anneke is amazing

Reviewed By nancyb - Wisconsin | Traveled to
Anneke was able to suggest ways to make our stay in Barcelona special. She followed through and got us tickets at a good price. We felt so much better knowing that she was taking care of securing reservations for us - especially ones that needed to be make after we left home. You can count on Anneke.
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AM/FM was EZ!

Reviewed By ShelterBoss - Inland Empire, CA | Traveled to
My wife and I got married on our 6th year anniversary of being a couple. It was a beautiful August afternoon under a canopy of coastal oak trees, and regardless of it being in the middle of summer, the breeze was delicious. After the ceremony, we had our reception dinner at an ocean-front resort in the port of Los Angeles looking out across the sea toward our honeymoon destination: Maui. I'll be honest. I don't bring in a whole lot of income. We work for a non-profit that provides shelter for the homeless. That said, I was determined to give my wife the honeymoon she had been dreaming of, that is, on an island paradise. Anneke made our whole process worry free from day one, regardless of my budget. The day after I contacted her for travel itinerary ideas, we were pleasantly surprised to receive an email with travel and boarding options custom matched to our needs and our means. She hand selected a few options that she knew from experience, and crafted it into an easily navigable "menu" of sorts, from which we could pick airline info, hotel stay options, and rental car packages. It really was as easy as 123. Her personal travel experience lends itself nicely. We originally thought we wanted to go to Oahu, due to its famous activities. Still, Anneke urged us to look into the majestic twin mountains that is Maui, and we couldn't be happier with her advice. Maui really is "da best". Before we left, she sent me a PDF itinerary I could open on my phone :) When we arrived at our resort, there was even a bottle of champagne with a custom note from Anneke congratulating us once again on our marraige!!! Talk about a personal travel experience! Anneke makes you feel like family, and does all the stressful work that goes into planning the perfect vacation, and packages it all nicely so you only have to worry about what kind of sunblock you want to use. Then again, she may have some tips about that, too! Travel with Anneke. You won't be dissapointed. Happy Travels!
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1 of 5 people found this review helpful

The most stress free vacation planning, ever!

Reviewed By Nicole - Glendale, AZ | Traveled to
Anneke is beyond amazing!! She has always gone above & beyond my expectations in ensuring a stress free vacation! Anneke was able to take my ideas & turn it into a vacation of a lifetime! She planned a five country vacation for myself & some friends.. We didn't have to worry about anything. All of our arrangements had been made, we had very detailed instructions of how to get to every sight we wanted to see. We had restaurant recommendations, tours planned, museum tickets prepurchased. All of our days were packed with exciting things to see & do. Anneke was available for us to contact as well if we needed anything & she checked in with us daily to see how things were going. This trip would have never ever been possible if it weren't for Anneke. We would have been completely lost & not thought to experience so many extra attractions. I have recommended Anneke to many friends & even my parents. She is in the process of planning a couple of mine & my family's upcoming summer vacations. Anneke is a true lifesaver. I don't know what I would do without her, I highly recommend her to everyone!
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2 of 7 people found this review helpful

Great First Trip To DisneyLand!

Reviewed By Danny - Surprise, AZ | Traveled to
Anneke went out of her way to make sure some minor hiccups during our trip were resolved in a quick manner. She is very friendly and thorough. We loved the travel itinerary that she created for our trip. We will definitely using her for our next trip, and will be recommending her to friends and family.
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1 of 5 people found this review helpful

Perfect Honeymoon!

Reviewed By AMar - Sacramento, CA | Traveled to
Anneke helped my wife and I plan our Honeymoon to Belize in Dec '15. When I say helped us plan I mean she did it all! We gave her our minimal requirements and a budget and she came back with about 15 different options from all over the world! Having only dealing with her via e-mail there were a few missed connections (on my part as well), but overall she was very receptive to tailoring our trip to us. It wasn't just her putting in all the legwork and coming up with a ton of different adventures for us, it was the personal touches. This trip was also taken over my birthday and she had a special surprise set up with the resort for me. It was unexpected and very touching. She has definitely made a customer for life out of me. So much so that I'm already having here plan 2 local trips in the upcoming year. I 100% recommend Anneke's services for your next trip.
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1 of 5 people found this review helpful

Best Trip to Date!

Reviewed By Cindy - Surprise, AZ | Traveled to
Anneke is full of great ideas and gives you all of the info you need to make your trip flawless! She followed up a few days before our trip, during our trip and after our trip. GREAT EXPERIENCE!
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2 of 7 people found this review helpful

Detail Oriented!

Reviewed By Grant - Colorado Springs, CO | Traveled to
My travel plans can be a challenge due to specific details. Anneke listened to exactly what I needed. She was able to work within the parameters she was given. Her response time to questions is quick and the information coming to you is very detail oriented. She genuinely cares about your vacation and wants it to be a memorable experience.
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1 of 6 people found this review helpful

She was soooo helpful

Reviewed By New to cruise - Phoenix AZ | Traveled to
This was our first cruise and Anneke was so patient and helpful with me. I'm hoping to plan another one next year with my entire family!!
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0 of 4 people found this review helpful

Very Helpful, Friendly, Attentive to Needs and Responseive to Last Minute Family Customizations.

Reviewed By Scott - Phoenix, AZ | Traveled to
Fantastic experience! From easy planning and deal finding, to last minute trip customizations for our toddler. Very accommodating and thoughtful. Always two steps ahead. Highly recommend your services to anyone in need. Thanks again.
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She makes traveling a breeze

Reviewed By Angie - Oakdale, Ca | Traveled to
Anneke was very helpful and understanding in planning our trip. She was very professional and answered all of my questions/concerns promptly. She made planning our trip easy. This is the second trip that she has helped me plan. Definitely will use her to plan all future trips big or small. Wonderful woman with care for making sure you enjoy your trip and it is hassle-free.
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Cruise FUN!

Reviewed By Nikki - Livermore, CA | Traveled to
My friend planned a Carnival cruise through Anneke for my birthday and we had the Best Time! Everything was taken care of, she was patient with all of our crazy questions beforehand and gave us great suggestions for excursions. I even got a champagne gift from her in our cabin! All these nice touches, and the smooth transition and travel, added up to a Great Week for all of us!
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Adventure abounds...

Reviewed By Jason - Sacramento, CA | Traveled to
Anneke helped us plan our honeymoon. We started with an idea of going to Thailand and Anneke was extremely helpful in getting together many different quotes. After we realized that our wedding and honeymoon together would deplete our vacation balances...she helped us settle on an all inclusive honeymoon in Cancun. Wow...we never could have imagined such a wonderful trip. Our stay at the Excellence Riveara was amazing and our excursion were so awesome. Do yourself a flavor and have Anneke book your next vacation.
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2 of 8 people found this review helpful

Awesome

Reviewed By Pam - Arizona | Traveled to
Anneke is the best travel agent ever!!! She goes above and beyond what's needed to insure your trip is perfect. I would recommend her to anybody who wants to plan a trip to anywhere, she has all the answers to any question. Very professional, friendly, and knowledgeable.
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