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Ellie Carolus

Fort Wayne, Indiana Travel Agent
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Ellie Carolus

Ellie Carolus

Fort Wayne, Indiana Travel Agent
A Full-Service Travel Leaders Associate Agency
34 Reviews | 97% Recommended
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Leisure Travel and Europe Specialist

I have only been in the travel industry for four years, but travel has been a part of my life for as long as I remember.

I combine my passion for discovering off-the-beaten-path adventure with the vast network of preferred suppliers to create unique and memorable itineraries for my clients. My goal for every trip I plan is to ensure that the client gets the best value for their time and money.

My most recent trips were to the urban oasis of Vancouver, the wilds of Whistler, and Iceland, a place of fierce beauty. I've also taken short jaunts to San Antonio, Seattle, Toronto, and the Adirondack mountains in New York.

My favorite type of vacation is exploring the Great Outdoors. Additionally, I enjoy roaming around urban cities and local villages on foot or by bicycle to get a feel for local culture. Spending a year in Europe taught me to take half as many clothes and twice as much money when traveling.

I firmly believe that travel is essential for personal growth and that "the world is a book; those who don't travel read only a page."

Client Testimonial

Crans-Montana, Switzerland
Crans-Montana, Switzerland

"Ellie is amazing!! She created a phenomenal European adventure for my family, on a budget and with short notice. This organization is a pleasure to work with! They also beat any pricing I found on the many online services I researched. We had the peace of mind that we would have everything we needed in both our accommodations and travel." -Karen J.

CERTIFICATES & AWARDS

Certified ASTA Travel Agent
Certified Leisure Travel Specialist
Certified Switzerland Specialist
Vancouver Specialist
Jamaica Travel Specialist - One Love Agent

My Travel Stories

evening from the Knockranny House Hotel restaurant
Ireland with Avanti - March 2019

My Reviews

Rating: 5 34 Reviews | 97% Recommended

Our Dream Vacation

Reviewed By Lechners - Bluffton, Indiana | Traveled to Mexico
She was Great! She made it carefree and no hassles. We truly will recommend Ellie to friends and famil. we will be booking with Ellie for next year to return to Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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A great experience in Paris!

Reviewed By PJ - North Manchester, IN | Traveled to Paris ~ France ~ Europe
Ellie quickly understood my concerns for traveling alone on this trip and provided me with thorough instructions and great reservations for the location of a hotel within walking distance to the sights that were important to me.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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A relaxing, romantic honeymoom

Reviewed By Cassandra - Indianapolis, Indiana | Traveled to Vancouver ~ British Columbia ~ Canada
Ellie was wonderful and so helpful! She had great recommendations and helped us experience a wonderful honeymoon that was everything we had hoped for! She had so manygreat ideas and we definitely wouldn't have had so many fun adventures on this trip without her!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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The most relaxing vacation following our big day!

Reviewed By Tim L - Indianapolis, IN | Traveled to Vancouver ~ British Columbia ~ Canada
Ellie was quick to understand our desires and help us pick the honeymoon location that was perfect for us! Her itinerary was a great help as we decided where to go and what to see and do each day, and her detailed notes saved us a lot of time and stress!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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Roaming around Rome

Reviewed By Ned - Marion, IN | Traveled to Rome ~ Italy ~ Europe
Ellie was very personable and helpful throughout the entire process. We greatly appreciated her expertise.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Ellie Carolus responded:
I appreciate your feedback - I'm glad you enjoyed your trip to Italy!
12 of 22 people found this review helpful
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guernsey literary & potato peel pie society

Reviewed By k.fallon - los angeles, CA | Traveled to Guernsey ~ Europe
she's lovely! very efficient and knowledgeable.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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Great trip, can’t wait to return again.

Reviewed By Terry E. - Fort Wayne, Indiana | Traveled to Oahu Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
Ellie is fantastic. It’s great knowing that you have a travel professional available if things don’t go as planned. In my case a flight cancellation that left my return plans in doubt. She handled the situation quickly and got things back on track.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Exactly what we were looking for!

Reviewed By Morgan - Columbia, SC | Traveled to Caribbean
Ellie had great suggestions and made booking a vacation easy and painless! We loved not having to deal with as many logistics and were able to relax from the get go. We went on a cruise of the Eastern Caribbean for a delayed honeymoon, and it was everything we wanted out of our trip!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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A very needed , relaxing get a way.

Reviewed By Chuck - Bluffton, IN | Traveled to Fort Myers ~ Florida ~ USA
Ellie was very easy to work with from beginning to end. Everything was done perfectly from the flight, resort, and rental car. She made our vacation very relaxing.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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Dream trip come true

Reviewed By T - Glen Mills, PA | Traveled to Switzerland ~ Europe
Excellent! Every detail was meticulously planned and the accommodations Ellie chose were wonderful.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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The perfect triangle (3 locales for 3 people)

Reviewed By Annie - Spencerville IN | Traveled to San Francisco ~ California ~ USA
Ellie was so patient with us as we tried to figure out where we wanted to go. She promptly responded to our questions and readily sent cost estimates. We finally decided on Yosemite, Santa Cruz, and San Fransisco. We ended up getting a great price on and airfare and car rental package and she was a great help in booking our hotels and sights along the way. We will definitely be calling Ellie again for our next trip. Loved every minute!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 13 people found this review helpful
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The most magical honeymoon anyone could ask for!

Reviewed By Alyssa - Fort Wayne, IN | Traveled to Bali ~ Indonesia ~ East and Southeast Asia
Ellie was approachable, always prepared and professional when it came to our meetings and planning of the trip. We changed our honeymoon location several times yet she was extremely patient and forgiving of us. Every detail was perfectly scheduled, every car service pickup and excursion on time. She ensured that both the hotels we stayed at were aware of our reason for travel allowing the staff to treat us extra special. It was a trip that we absolutely loved and will NEVER forget thanks to Ellie!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Ellie Carolus responded:
I am thrilled to have been a part of planning your honeymoon. Thank you for trusting me with such an important life event! It was a joy to work with you and your husband.
6 of 11 people found this review helpful
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Best trips ever!

Reviewed By Travel lady - Grand Rapids, MI | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
She has booked two trips for us. One we had to cancel and then rebook and she took care of all the paperwork and rebooking of our trip. She has been great to work with and all her planning has made our trips very stress free. We are ready to take our 3rd trip we have booked with Ellie.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Ellie Carolus responded:
It has always been a pleasure to help you with your vacations. Thank you so much for your continued support and kind words!
11 of 21 people found this review helpful
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Disney in April

Reviewed By Brad - Union, Maine | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Very professional & personable. Quick response to questions. Easy and fun to work with. Would definitely stay at Sheraton Vistana Resort again.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Ellie Carolus responded:
Thank you Brad, it was a pleasure helping you take your granddaughter on her dream trip to Walt Disney World!
14 of 27 people found this review helpful
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Quite the adventure.

Reviewed By SUSAN - Albion | Traveled to Greece ~ Europe
Very thorough in defining what her role was and what our duties were.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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Perfect Spring Break trip.

Reviewed By Barbara - Chillicothe | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Awesome! Above expectations.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 12 people found this review helpful
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Yes it was the best trip we've ever been on!

Reviewed By Kate - Fort Wayne | Traveled to Fort Myers ~ Florida ~ USA
It was definately the best experience with Ellie and our trip was seamless! Fantastic!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 14 people found this review helpful
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Great trip!

Reviewed By Missy - Huntington | Traveled to Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
She was easily reached and answered all my questions.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 14 people found this review helpful
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Enjoyable Experience

Reviewed By Zack - Fort Wayne, IN | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Ellie was ery helpful, and knowledgeable. She made great recommendations and was instrumental in making our vacation a memorable experience.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Ellie Carolus responded:
Thank you, I enjoyed helping you organize your cruise. Please call me again anytime!
6 of 13 people found this review helpful
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Good trip

Reviewed By old time traveling man - Greenwood, MS | Traveled to Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
I enjoyed working with Ellie. I bragged to my wife that she immediately caught on to the type of trip we wanted. She understood the nuances that we sought and put together a trip that we very much enjoyed. I plan to use her again for our next vacation. I think she already has some Ideas for us.....
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
5 of 11 people found this review helpful
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Cuba for beginners

Reviewed By Anthony Juliano - Fort Wayne | Traveled to Cuba ~ Caribbean
Right from the start, Ellie was responsive, willing to help, and focused on making our trip an experience to remember. She anticipated many of our questions and helped us navigate the challenges that come with traveling to Cuba and planning our first cruise. Ellie allowed us to focus on all the best parts of travel with none of the hassles. I'm looking forward to working with her again.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
8 of 17 people found this review helpful
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Great trip to Sedona and Grand Canyon

Reviewed By RDC - Spencerville, IN | Traveled to Sedona ~ Arizona ~ USA
Excellent accommodations and great prices on airfare & car rental.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
10 of 21 people found this review helpful
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Sun and surf in early March !!!

Reviewed By Shirley and Tim - Fort Wayne IN | Traveled to Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
Ellie was ready, willing, and able to put together a last minute trip for the two of us, without having to tell us "no" to our many little requests......
Ellie Carolus responded:
Shirley and Tim, it was a pleasure working with you. Please let me know if you have any future getaway plans!
4 of 10 people found this review helpful
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March 2019 Getaway

Reviewed By Brad - Union, Maine | Traveled to Fort Myers ~ Florida ~ USA
2nd year in a row that we have used Ellie's help. She is very professional, quick to respond, and very easy to work with.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Ellie Carolus responded:
Brad, I'm glad you and Kelly could get away again this year! Always a treat to help you. :)
4 of 10 people found this review helpful
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Amzing place to visit

Reviewed By Jill - Ft Wayne, IN | Traveled to Cuba ~ Caribbean
Ellie made everything very easy. She also provided some great tips on what to carry on and when to arrive that were spot on!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Ellie Carolus responded:
Thank you, I enjoyed working with you.
5 of 12 people found this review helpful
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The best trip of our lives

Reviewed By Kristin - Huntington | Traveled to Cozumel ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Excellent
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Ellie Carolus responded:
Glad you enjoyed your Cozumel getaway! I enjoyed working with you, Kristin.
10 of 22 people found this review helpful
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A wonderful week of R&R, Thank you, Ellie!

Reviewed By Kelly - Union, Maine | Traveled to Fort Myers ~ Florida ~ USA
Ellie goes above and beyond and is very patient when I change my mind!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Ellie Carolus responded:
Thank you Kelly, it is always a pleasure to help you plan your getaways!
3 of 9 people found this review helpful
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Go to Cuba! You won't regret it.

Reviewed By Kristy - New Haven, IN | Traveled to Cuba ~ Caribbean
Ellie was a pleasure to work with in booking my cruise to Cuba. She answered all my questions in a timely manner and even provided a number of essential travel tips along the way!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Ellie Carolus responded:
I'm so glad you enjoyed your cruise and that I was able to help you make it happen!
5 of 13 people found this review helpful
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We had a fantastic trip!

Reviewed By Na - Rockbridge Ohio | Traveled to Rome ~ Italy ~ Europe
Ellie was great to work with. She answered my (many) questions in a timely manner. The details of our trip were covered very well, with no problems during our stay in Italy.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Ellie Carolus responded:
I'm thrilled you enjoyed your trip to Italy, it was a pleasure working with you!
9 of 21 people found this review helpful
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Best trip ever!!

Reviewed By Medic AJ - Fort Wayne, Indiana | Traveled to Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
Ellie was excellent! She helped us on a Saturday when we couldn't find our transfer van.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Ellie Carolus responded:
Thank you, I am so glad you were able to get away on your much-needed vacation! It was great to work with you, please don't hesitate to reach out in the future.
5 of 14 people found this review helpful
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Wonderful vacation!

Reviewed By Pat - Huntertown, IN | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Ellie was very attentive to our questions and changes and everything went smoothly
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Ellie Carolus responded:
Thank you, it was a treat to help you all plan your Jamaican getaway. I look forward to working with you in the future!
8 of 20 people found this review helpful
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Exceptional Adventures in Zurich, Munich, and Salz

Reviewed By Hattie and Ramsey - College Station, Texas | Traveled to Zurich ~ Switzerland ~ Europe
Ms. Carolus helped us take our trip idea from an amorphous concept to a defined itinerary, tailored to fit our needs and goals for our first trip to Bavaria, Zurich, and Salzburg. She provided a wealth of options with regards to sites, tours, and activities during our travels, incorporating feedback as we refined our ideas as to what our trip should entail. Ellie’s recommendations were top notch and led us on some of our most exciting adventures on our trip. Her guidance with regards to which hotels to book to how to best allocate our trip budget to get the most bang for our buck was impeccable. We look forward to working with Ms. Carolus on future trips abroad.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Ellie Carolus responded:
Hattie and Ramsey, I know this was a dream trip for you and it was truly an honor to help it come together. I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves and have loved working with you!
9 of 23 people found this review helpful
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Would and do recommend Ellie to everyone.

Reviewed By Stacy - Fort Wayne, IN | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Ellie has always been very professional, knowledgeable and above all friendly and willing to help with anything.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Ellie Carolus responded:
Thank you, it was a lot of fun helping you plan your trip to Jamaica. I appreciate your kind words!
10 of 25 people found this review helpful
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Great trip to Sedona and Grand Canyon

Reviewed By RDC - Spencerville, IN | Traveled to Sedona ~ Arizona ~ USA
Excellent accommodations and great prices on airfare & car rental.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Ellie Carolus responded:
Thank you for your feedback - glad you enjoyed your time in beautiful Arizona.
6 of 21 people found this review helpful
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