Belleville, Illinois Travel Agent
Romance Travel Expert & European Travel Enthusiast
Greetings! My name is Janet Caraker and I enjoy fun, food and culture around the world. There is nothing better than exploring new areas to absorb the local cuisine and culture. Our world is an amazing place with so many beautiful places for you to discover.
I started in the travel industry in 1987 fueled by my own travel experiences and a desire to share them with others. My main specialty is all-inclusive travel to Mexico, Costa Rica, and the Caribbean. My passion is working with clients who want to EXPLORE the world on escorted tours, river or ocean cruising, safaris, rail adventures or complete custom vacation itineraries in the USA or around the world.
Over the years I have served on many boards of travel and professional entities such as American Airlines, Travelocity, Jurni Network, and Women's Business Network. I have also participated in local activities such as Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, and Women's Business Owners Group.
BIG NEWS!!! We are REBRANDING to reflect the growing travel experiences requested by our loyal clients. As of October 31, 2017 Island Jack's Travel will become Janet Caraker, Custom Vacation Designer. Our main website will be https://customvacationdesigner.com/ .
I am dedicated to YOU and your travel experience. Please contact me and/or fill out a Travel Quote Request at https://customvacationdesigner.com/ to get started. I'm looking forward to meeting you!
Morning View from my room at Excellence Riviera Ca
Jeff said, "Janet was so great to work with. A perfect combination of professionalism and FUN!"
Kristen said, "Janet was amazing! We had some issues w our room while in Mexico and I was able to get a hold of her while we were there and she was able to help is fix it and get into another room. She was amazing from the very beginning giving us many options to fit perfectly in our budget!"
Jill said, "Janet is awesome! Always responds quickly, very knowledgable and sends us to fabulous vacation spots every year. I highly recommend her!"
Daughters first big trip!
I am so glad she had a great time! My family traveled a lot when I was growing up and those memories are priceless to me. Very glad I was able to get hold of the customer service manager at the resort that night. You deserve to have a GREAT vacation! Thank you so much for choosing to work with me.
Wow! Just wow!
Thank you so much! I was so excited when you told me you wanted to go to Quebec. It has been years since I have been there but I remembered how beautiful it was, the great food, fun things to do ... and the Chateau Frontenac. So glad you enjoyed it as much as I did. Looking forward to working on your next adventure! Thank you, Janet
Best Trip Ever
Thank you so much Michelle! So happy to hear that you had a great time. I am very excited about your next vacation choices and can't wait to dig into them. You know I travel vicariously through you! Thank you, Janet Caraker
Thank you so much! As always, I LOVE to see all your pictures and hear about your travel adventures. Thank you for letting me be a part of it!
Very good trip
Thank you so much for your review. I really enjoyed putting your itinerary together. It is one of my bucket list trips too!
An awesome trip!
Thank you so much for your kind words. It was my pleasure to help you with this fun family trip!
Great family vacation!
Welcome Home Melissa! I am so glad you and your family had a wonderful time. I am happy the small problems in the beginning could be worked out. Thank you so much for choosing Island Jack's Travel!
Thank you so much Mark! You are always a joy to work with and I am so glad you had another great trip.
Wonderful Couples Getaway!
So glad you had a great time! Looking forward to helping you with your next fun trip.
Best Honeymoon we could ask for!!!
I am so happy you had a great honeymoon! Thank you so much for your kind review. Please let me know when you are ready for your next trip!
Thank you so much! I love working on well deserved vacations. So glad you had a wonderful time. Looking forward to your next adventure!
Amazing trip booked by an amazing travel agent
Thank you so much Trek!! I appreciate you too and always look forward to hearing about your adventures. I am so glad you had a great time in Jamaica. Janet
Amazing trip booked by an amazing travel agent
Thank you Trek!!
Best travel agent ever!
I hope you all had a wonderful time! Thank you so much for the great review. I am looking forward to working with you and your family again!
Thank you so much Julie! Looking forward to working on next year's adventure. I will get some information over to you later this afternoon.
4th trip and counting!
Hello, I am just seeing your review. Thank you so much for your confidence in me. As always, you were a pleasure to work with. I can't wait to see what your next adventure will be! Janet Caraker, CTC Island Jack's Travel
She was very helpful every step of the way
Thank you so much for your review! I loved getting to know you and the other members of the group. Looking forward to your next adventure! Janet Caraker, CTC Island Jack's Travel
All fun and No Worries
Thank you! That is the point of a great vacation .... relax and have fun! Looking forward to working on your next trip! Janet Caraker, CTC Island Jack's Travel
She planned our amazing trip with ease
You are so kind!! I loved your group. They were a joy to work with. I would have loved to have been able to go to your wedding myself. I really appreciate the referral you gave me for the Howard Vow Renewal. Looking forward to hearing about that trip too! Janet Caraker, CTC Island Jack's Travel
We can always count on Janet to provide a worry free trip out of the country.
Thank you so much! I really appreciate your confidence in me and look forward to planning your next trip. Where will we go next?!? Janet Caraker, CTC Island Jack's Travel
Perfect to the last detail
It is fun for me when I see that your honeymoon dollars go further than you think it will. What a great deal you got!! I remember how excited I was when I saw that. So glad we could pull it off for you. Looking forward to working on that anniversary trip! Janet Caraker, CTC Island Jack's Travel