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Rachel Blankfield

Matthews, North Carolina Travel Agent

An independent agent with Travel Leaders in Albertville, MN,

International Travel Specialist

I am Rachel Blankfield, owner of Mad Travels. What I love about traveling are the possibilities. There are so many great adventures out there for every person and I want to help make that possibility come true! Give me a try on your next vacation and I guarantee you'll become a Mad Traveler! 

My personal passion for travel is what drives my travel agency and its success. I LOVE researching new and old places and planning the next great adventure whether it be my own or a clients. I have traveled to 12 countries and 20 states. While I specialize in honeymoons to the Caribbean and custom trips throughout the US and Europe, I am enthusiastic to expand my own knowledge and create beautiful trips to any destination in the world.

 

Hawaii Destination Specialist

Hawaii Destination Specialist
Hawaii Destination Specialist

I am a certified Hawaiian Destination Specialist curating custom itineraries for travelers all interests and budgets. Hawaii provides options for everyone, including options for the golf enthusiast, art & culture, outdoor recreational traveler. It's also one of the top destination for romance and destination weddings! There are endless options of relaxation and/or activities to participate in. The best part for U.S. travelers is that no passport is needed! 

 

My Reviews

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Spring break In Costa Rica

Reviewed By Susie - Charlotte NC | Traveled to Costa Rica ~ Central America
Rachel was super helpful in planning our spring break trip to Costa Rica!
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Trip of a lifetime

Reviewed By jane - Charlotte nc | Traveled to Scotland ~ Europe
Rachel is everything you want in a travel agent. She is so helpful and goes the extra mile for you all the time. I highly recommend her.
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Honeymoon

Reviewed By Jess - Charlotte, NC | Traveled to Cozumel ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Rachel was always just an email away and had an answer to every question! Very professional and friendly.
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Best trip I have ever taken

Reviewed By Twaugh - Statesville, nc | Traveled to Negril ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Rachel done a great job working with me through emails and calls to get the right honeymoon stay for me. I looked back and we exchanged over 60 emails communicating about price and what was included. She did whatever it took to help me get the best experience possible. I had a fantastic trip there was absolutely no hiccups and I cannot wait to go back to the same resort. 10 out of 10
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Honeymoon!

Reviewed By Ashley - Charlotte, NC | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Rachel was so GREAT to work with! She helped us plan our honeymoon and was with us every step of the way! We will absolutely be using her again when we travel- which we hope is sooner than later! I can't say enough good things, she was so organized and helped us plan our dream honeymoon to Jamaica! Even giving us recommendations of things to bring and have with us on our trip. Rachel was simply fantastic!
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Honeymoon

Reviewed By Adam B - South Bend, IN | Traveled to Kaanapali, Maui ~ Hawaii ~ USA
Rachel was great! She gave us plenty of options and recommendations. With this being our first trip to Hawaii, and our honeymoon, we wanted everything to go as smoothly as possible. That is exactly what we got! Highly recommend and we will use Rachel again in the future. Thanks!
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Traveling w/Rachel

Reviewed By Kayla - Indianapolis, IN | Traveled to Costa Rica ~ Central America
It's so easy to jump online and begin searching for a trip but those processes all use logarithms to narrow down options and those processes do not learn your personality. That's why I keep going back to Rachel. This was our 2nd trip with Rachel's assistance; she is fantastic at staying within our budget while finding exciting adventures. Rachel saves me hours and weeks of research and planning. All I have to do is send her a note and BAM! My whole trip is mapped out. From flights, destination shuttles, excursions, lodging, food - ALL OF IT.
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Rachel made our trip absolutely fantastic

Reviewed By Bill - Charlotte, NC | Traveled to Europe
Rachel is the best agent around. We dumped an unorganized wish list on her for our recent trip to the UK and France and she ran with it. Not a single detail was overlooked, all arrangements and reservations were perfect and mostly, she showed incredible patience with us while we tried to decide what/when/where. My advice, let her worry about everything so you can enjoy your stay. Rachel found us terrific hotels, restaurants, activities, tours, train and airfare and we will now use her for our future travel needs. Rachel is a tremendous asset and has our highest support possible.

Our trip was to London, Paris and Normandy, with a few excursions along the way. Every day was perfect down to the last detail (I think Rachel even ordered perfect weather for us).
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An experience we will never forget!

Reviewed By Dana - Fort Wayne, IN | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Rachel was a tremendous help scheduling our Alaskan Cruise. All my husband and I had to do was pick our excursions. The rest was smooth sailing! We were able to just show up at the airport and begin our vacation. We had no issues whatsoever!

I had several questions along the way about the cruise and the excursions. Rachel was very knowledgeable and provided great answers to help us make our decisions.

I would highly recommend working with her to help you reach your destination.
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Best Agent!!

Reviewed By Melissa - Buffalo, NY | Traveled to Iceland ~ Europe
My experience with Rachel was AMAZING! Throughout the entire planning process she was timely and accommodating, and I really felt as though she was as invested in my trip as I was. She went above and beyond in order to make sure my trip included everything I wanted to do within the trip's time frame. She was also wonderful about keeping an open line of contact. Due to time differences, occasionally it would take a day or so to get a price quote or make certain arrangements. Instead of letting me sit and stew she would always make sure she let me know what was holding up any new information.

I will be using Rachel for all my future trips, and I have (and will continue) to recommend her to any friends and family that are planning trips.
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Talkington Honeymoon!!!!

Reviewed By Chad and Kristina - Indianapolis, IN | Traveled to Costa Rica ~ Central America
Rachel was amazing!!! She would with us every step of the way. We gave her our budget, a few places we were interested, and when we wanted to go. We were given a handful of options, all within budget, and she was amazing guiding us through what would be best for us. Thank you for everything. We will go through Rachel for any of our traveling needs in the future.
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European Vacation

Reviewed By Lindsey - Fort Mill, SC | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
Rachel has been wonderful to work with. She tailored a vacation to suit my needs, and kept in good communication with me through every step of the process. With stress from work and graduate school taking up the majority of my time, it was so nice to know my vacation was something I didn't need to worry about.
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Best trip of our lives!

Reviewed By James - Troutman - NC | Traveled to St. Maarten ~ St. Martin ~ Caribbean
Rachel was excellent to work with. She took all of the stress of planning a honeymoon away while we were planning our wedding! She handled all of the details, and the communication was great. We would highly reccomend her and can't wait to plan future vacations with her!
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Costa Rica Family Vacation

Reviewed By Amy - Neenah, WI | Traveled to Costa Rica ~ Central America
Rachel was a pleasure to work with. I was able to give her the basics of what I was looking for and she then researched and provided me with suitable packages. She answered all of my questions in detail and if she didn't have an answer she reached out to the experts and followed up with me in a timely manner. She was also extremely patient and helpful as we went through the vacation details and made adjustments. I would definitely recommend her services to others and will be reaching out to her again when planning my next trip to make sure my experience is as stress free and easy as this one!
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Dream Trip

Reviewed By MKC - Appleton, WI | Traveled to France ~ Europe
Our experience has been fantastic! Rachel was a huge help in outlining an overall trip vision then mapping out the details and specifics for us. She has been readily available for communication both by phone as well as email. She is quickly responsive to questions or changes as well as talking through options with us. I felt daunted with the idea of planning this trip on my own and Rachel has been invaluable in making it all come together. I would not hesitate to use her services again as well as to recommend her to other family members and friends.
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Anniversary trip!

Reviewed By Jenny - Charlotte, NC | Traveled to Costa Rica ~ Central America
Rachel was awesome in planning our Costa Rica vacation. She was very knowledgeable, answered every question, and helped us plan a great trip! I will definitely use her again in the future!
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Awesome Family Reunion!

Reviewed By Rebecca - Neenah, WI | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Rachel did a fabulous job coordinating a wonderful family reunion for 13 family members from several locations around the US. She was able to secure us the best price for the trip and was very responsive to our special requests. We will absolutely be using Rachel for our next trip!!!
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The most incredible trip you could imagine!

Reviewed By Dan - Neenah, WI | Traveled to Hawaii ~ USA
Rachel was very professional and worked hard with us to make this one of the most memorable trips we have ever had. She even continued to work to make sure we were getting the best pricing possible.

The resorts she found for us were spectacular and the ideas and arrangements for things to do were perfect. We say on the lawn outside of our room and watched the whales breach, tail slap and just play right in front of us.

Sunrise on the top of the mountain - truly something you could never forget.
Helicopter ride around the Napali coast on Kauai - if you go and do not do this you are missing the real view of the island.

We will definitely work with Rachel again and we are definitely going back.

Thanks Rachel!!!
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Amazing Honeymoon!

Reviewed By ryanfallon - Milwaukee, WI | Traveled to St. Lucia Island ~ St. Lucia ~ Caribbean
We were planning our honeymoon, and to put it simply we couldn't make up our minds. Rachel was more than accommodating in working with us to create several options (more than that even!) to help us decide where we ended up wanting to go. Rachel was extremely helpful and we will book through her again for future vacations. Would highly recommend Rachel over any other agent and as well, if you're thinking of trying to piece everything together on your own, don't - the cost and support Rachel provides is competitive and a better deal.
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