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Josie McKinnon

Cincinnati, Ohio Travel Agent
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DESTINATIONSEurope, Paris, Mexico, Australia
LANGUAGES English, French
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Josie McKinnon

Cincinnati, Ohio Travel Agent

Leisure Travel Specialist

Inca Trail Hike in Peru, 14000 ft above sea level!
Inca Trail Hike in Peru, 14000 ft above sea level!

I began traveling at an early age and grew up with a passion to explore unfamiliar places. I have visited 29 states and 21 countries, and am always looking to scratch new cities, countries, and continents off my (never-ending) bucket list.

I graduated from Elon University in 2014, which places a strong emphasis on study abroad and the value of a global education. While at Elon, I took a three-week Communications course traveling around western Europe, and the next year I was lucky enough to live and study for a semester on the east coast of Australia. After graduation, I moved to France and spent one year living with a French family in Versailles, just outside Paris. During these periods, I wasn’t merely a tourist quickly touching on must-see sights in a short amount of time, but I was able to deeply explore these foreign cultures and discover the nooks and crannies of each city.

The best part about living in France (besides the fresh-baked croissants and baguettes) was how easy and inexpensive it was to travel to other cities in Europe. I took full advantage of this (as well as the abundance of French vacation days!), and visited cities such as Nice, Rome, Seville, and Budapest, familiarizing myself with inter-city transportation and navigation. I believe my time spent living abroad has given me a unique outlook on traveling, and I can translate these experiences to my clients to ensure a spectacular vacation. My warm and friendly personality makes it easy for me to connect with people, and my passion for traveling reveals itself in any trip-related conversation, which gets them excited to go! I bring a fresh and knowledgeable perspective to traveling, providing my clients with practical and realistic expectations while at the same time sparking their enthusiasm.

My ideal vacation involves equal amounts of relaxation and adventure; in addition to Australia and my extensive travel through Europe, I am well-versed in Caribbean cruises and all-inclusive resorts in Mexico, where travelers can enjoy the best of both worlds. One of my favorite vacations was spent in Costa Rica, where I hiked to a secret beach, spent a few hours sunbathing on the sand, and ziplined through the rainforest all in one day! In the past year I have traveled to Ireland, Peru, and Los Cabos, experiencing a variety of activities, both adventurous and relaxing. Whether you want to rail-hop around Europe, hike through the mountains in South America, or relax on the beach with a cocktail in hand, I can help you prioritize your desires to create the perfect vacation!

My Reviews

6 of 10 people found this review helpful

First European trip. It was awesome

Reviewed By Donna - Liberty Township, Ohio | Traveled to Copenhagen ~ Denmark ~ Europe
Josie made our experience very pleasant. She is personable, professional, knowledgeable, and always willing to help with any questions or details.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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4 of 7 people found this review helpful

Once in a life time trip!!!!!!

Reviewed By Shell - Wichita, KS | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Josie went above to make sure we received the best deals. Close to Cruise time she contacted us with upgrade for a Balcony which was not in our budget in the beginning. She searched out the best deals and travel all the way around. She answered a ton of questions. We don't travel much and she made it easy. Mailing us information and boarding details. She even surprised us with a bottle of Champagne to share with our friends on our trip. She gladly answered any and all questions! Very Positive and great to work with. Thank you! Josie
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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4 of 8 people found this review helpful

Honeymoon

Reviewed By Kevin - Cincinnati | Traveled to Paris ~ France ~ Europe
Josie, was great to work with! She was very helpful and knowledgeable about Europe.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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4 of 9 people found this review helpful

Wonderful Yellowstone Anniversary Trip

Reviewed By Tim - Phiadelphia , PA | Traveled to Yellowstone National Park ~ Wyoming ~ USA
Working with Josie was a great experience. She was very timely and professional and set us up on a fantastic trip.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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4 of 10 people found this review helpful

Honeymoon in Switzerland

Reviewed By Erin - Covington, KY | Traveled to Switzerland ~ Europe
Josie did an outstanding job booking our Swiss adventure! If there was a town we wanted to see, Josie made sure she routed us there and/or booked a hotel by request. She took care of all of our booking, which took a lot off of our plate and made the trip extra relaxing. I've already recommended her to family and friends. Josie's easy-going personality and her ability to truly understand individual needs make her the best travel planner!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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3 of 11 people found this review helpful

France/Italy Awesome Adventure

Reviewed By Sandi - Cincinnati, Ohio | Traveled to France ~ Europe
It was a fantastic experience working with Josie. She put together a great combination of a fun, adventurous and intellectual experience. Already working with Josie on my vacation adventure to Ireland next year.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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3 of 11 people found this review helpful

Best ever

Reviewed By Darlene - Cincinnati, Ohio | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Most pleasant experience I have ever had with a travel agent. Josie provided immediate response to every question I had.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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