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Ted Blank

Forest Lake, Minnesota Travel Agent

An independent agent with Travel Leaders in Stillwater, MN,

European Culture & Culinary Travel Expert

Minerve in Southern France
Minerve in Southern France

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. My personal travels have taken me to 14 European countries, some several times. Switzerland, France, Croatia, Greece, and Germany are personal favorites, and I love exploring by train, river cruise, or small ship cruise.

Whether you're interested in exploring Norway's spectacular fjords on the world-famous Hurtigruten Coastal Voyage, discovering Italy's magic as a couple, bicycling through Provence, or rediscovering your heritage in Ireland, I can help you craft the perfect trip to any part of Europe.

Related Travel Experiences

Mosque in Bosnia
Croatian Coastal Cruise
Sun Deck ofRiver Cruise Ship in Basel, Switzerland
Rhine River Cruise
Beautiful Korcula in Croatia
September Cruise in the Eastern Mediterranean
Abbaye de la Bussiere, luxury Burgundy hotel
Barging in Burgundy
La Scala Theater in Milan
Venice and Milan, Italy
What a great place for a glass of wine!
Royal Clipper Mediterranean Cruise
Comfortable accommodations on a French hotel barge
Exploring Southern France by Luxury Barge
The Queen's Room with Nightly Dancing
Unmatched Style and Discovery on Queen Elizabeth

Milan and Venice, Italy

Located in northern Italy, Venice and Milan offer a contrasting perspective on this charming Mediterranean nation. 

Venice is a maritime city of canals, bridges, gondolas, as well as the quieter Lagoon Islands.  Venice is best explored on foot, where different perspectives unfold around every corner as narrow passages open onto beautiful courtyards ... Read more from my Milan and Venice, Italy story.

My Reviews

10 of 13 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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10 of 17 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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5 of 8 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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4 of 7 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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8 of 17 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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