Ted Blank

Forest Lake, Minnesota Travel Agent
An independent agent with Travel Leaders in Stillwater, MN,
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Ted Blank

Forest Lake, Minnesota Travel Agent

An independent agent with Travel Leaders in Stillwater, MN,

European, Culinary & Luxury Travel Specialist

I specialize in memories - designing personal, engaging, authentic, and inspiring vacations around the world for couples, families, and single travelers. My personal travels have taken me across the world, including Europe, Asia, and the Americas, and on nearly two dozen river, small ship, and ocean cruises. As a European, Culinary and Luxury Travel Specialist, my goal is to help you create travel memories for a lifetime.

My Travel Specialties

Beautiful Korcula, in Croatia

European, Culinary & Luxury Travel Expert

I first went to Europe in second grade with my parents, and it left a lasting impression that continues to inspire me today. I traveled with my family extensively throughout my childhood, and I always knew that traveling would be my ... Read more from my European, Culinary & Luxury Travel Expert bio.

Landing on a Glacier in Denali National Park

Luxury Hotel Barge Specialist

Luxury cruises by hotel barge along the quiet canals of France and Europe offer the very best way to discover the country's beauty, history, culinary delights, and wines. 

Barges operate primarily along the network of canals and small waterways that meander through ... Read more from my Luxury Hotel Barge Specialist bio.

Boutique Cruise Ship in Croatia

Boutique Small Ship Cruise Specialist

For me, cruising on a boutique small ship cruise is like enjoying a fabulous meal at that local gem of a restaurant - the one that is just off the beaten path enough that it's never packed with tourists, but serves ... Read more from my Boutique Small Ship Cruise Specialist bio.

Luxury River Cruise Along the Danube

Luxury River Cruise Specialist

Luxury river river cruises allow you the opportunity to discover unique, off-the-beaten path destinations without the crowds that can characterize large cruise ships. I find that the intimate size, personal service, and unique destinations of these cruises make them a great ... Read more from my Luxury River Cruise Specialist bio.

Minerve in Southern France

European Culture & Culinary Travel Expert

Europe is a rich, diverse, and fascinating place full of rewarding travel experiences, culture, great food, local beers and wines, and history everywhere.

As a European Travel Expert, I have the knowledge, expertise, and connections to make your trip rich and memorable. ... Read more from my European Culture & Culinary Travel Expert bio.

My Travel Experiences

The Queen's Room with Nightly Dancing
Unmatched Style and Discovery on Queen Elizabeth
Deluxe cabin on UnCruise Adventures' SS Legacy
Rollin' on the River with UnCruise Adventures
A quiet tropical park in Hong Kong
China!

What's New at Sea?

Cruising is one of the most popular types of vacations for Americans. According to the Cruise Lines International Association, over 12 million Americans have cruised during the last decade. Some cruise lines boast a repeat factor of over 90 percent, meaning that once guests have traveled with them, they come back ... Read more from my What's New at Sea? story.

An Introduction to River Cruises

Have you dreamed of gliding along Germany’s Rhine River, admiring the castles and medieval cities? How about sipping a glass of Oregon Pinot Noir as you follow in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark on the Columbia River? Or, for the more adventurous, discovering the magic of the Temples of Angkor ... Read more from my An Introduction to River Cruises story.

China's Many Faces

China.  An emerging Asian superpower.  One of the wealthiest countries in the world, yet with some of the poorest people.  A Communist nation that has embraced capitalism, with bustling cities full of modern skyscrapers.  A deeply traditional nation that reveres its past yet worships progress and newness.  These are just some ... Read more from my China's Many Faces story.

My Reviews

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

Un-Belizeable Vacation!

Reviewed By Jenny V. - Forest Lake, MN | Traveled to Belize ~ Central America
Ted listened to what we wanted in a vacation and gave us a few options to choose from with different price points to meet our needs.

Our trip and itinerary was laid out perfectly . Everything went smooth and we had a very relaxing get away without any worries. Ted thought of everything. The resorts were fabulous, our excursions were personal - no big crowds and our experience was priceless.

As a seasoned traveler himself, Ted knows the ins and outs of how to get an exceptional vacation that is worth every penny.

I am a believer that you get what you pay for and I will not take another vacation without Ted's assistance.

If you are planning a vacation, contact Ted. You will be glad you did!

I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Ted Blank responded:
It was a pleasure to help you plan your trip, and I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time!
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8 of 11 people found this review helpful

Ted made our trip happen!

Reviewed By Kayla - Lindstrom, MN | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
We were referred to Ted through friends. Initially, I was nervous to reach out to Ted because I've never worked with a travel agent before. He was easy to reach and very friendly. He made our fears of traveling disappear! He met with us several times to go over details and help us plan our time in each country or city that we would be in! He made our trip that we dreamed about, a reality! Btw we traveled all of Ireland and Northern Ireland, London and Paris!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Ted Blank responded:
It was a pleasure working with you, and I look forward to helping you plan your next overseas trip!
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Great trip

Reviewed By Alex - Forest lake mn | Traveled to Seattle ~ Washington ~ USA
Ted did a great job with our trip. He went above and beyond with his help and tips. I won't use anyone else. Alex
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Ted Blank responded:
I was happy to help, and am glad you had a great trip!
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Amazing Greece and 4 day Agean Cruise

Reviewed By Jeanne and Bob - North Branch MN | Traveled to Greece ~ Europe
Ted is very knowledgeable, energetic, fun to talk with and great at communicating with his clients. He always has ideas for what to see and do where we are traveling. He is always making sure we have what we need to have the best trip possible. I highly recommend Ted and have already booked another trip through him (we just came back two weeks ago from Greece). When my husband experienced a fall in Greece, Ted responded to my text immediately and called our travel insurance people to notify them. I was grateful for his assistance and are glad we booked with a travel agent as savvy and on top of things as is Ted.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Ted Blank responded:
It is a pleasure to work with you!
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7 of 13 people found this review helpful

Yah Man!

Reviewed By Dale & Lee - Marine on St.Croix, MN | Traveled to Negril ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
We told Ted where we have travelled in the past, what we like, and that sunny relaxation was a requirement. He offered us several choices in Jamaica, in different parts of the country, and at a variety of costs within our budget range. This preview made it easy on us! We had just a few questions and Ted took care of everything. He made sure we received all of our pre-trip info and gave us some tips for our journey. Not a single hitch in the plan and one of the best vacations we have had in years. If you are looking for an agent whose knows of what he speaks from first hand experience and is willing to tailor-make your vacation, call Ted Blank!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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