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Tara Schwan

New Richmond, Wisconsin Travel Agent
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Tara Schwan

Tara Schwan

New Richmond, Wisconsin Travel Agent
A Full-Service Travel Leaders Associate Agency
45 Reviews | 100% Recommended
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Group Travel Consultant

Girls' Trip along the West Coast
Girls' Trip along the West Coast

Even before becoming a travel agent with Travel Leaders Travel Now in their New Richmond office, Tara had been coordinating group travel and events for years. Bringing people together with a wide range of ages and interests is a specialty of Tara’s. She is great at coming up with destinations and activities to satisfy everyone in the group. Whether you are a party of 2 or party of 52, finding your next adventure is her passion. With past experience in hospitality and also as a promotions coordinator, her transition to travel agent was a perfect fit. Tara is also a huge sports fan and sits on the Season Ticket Holder Board of Advisors for the Minnesota Wild. She is active in her community and volunteers with fund raising for the local police department’s K9 unit and is a member in the local Lion's Club. She makes being busy look easy with her high organizational skills and attention to detail, which will put the perfect touch on your next get away.

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Rating: 4.9 45 Reviews | 100% Recommended

Weekend Getaway

Reviewed By Maci - New Richmond, WI | Traveled to Sedona ~ Arizona ~ USA
Timely, efficient and accommodating!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
34 of 50 people found this review helpful
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Girls Week Getaway

Reviewed By Hannah - Plymouth, MN | Traveled to Bahamas ~ Caribbean
She was very quick to respond to our emails with information and booking was very smooth. I'd use her again for another trip!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
27 of 45 people found this review helpful
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A magical trip for a mom and her two children

Reviewed By Allison - Lake Elmo, MN | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Tara you made a single mom taking two small children on her own to a foreign city feel so comfortable and at ease. I can't thank you enough for helping me surprise my kids with a trip of a lifetime. Your experience with your recent visit there and knowledge of the mobile app made it very easy for me to understand and know what I was getting into :) Thank you for ALL your help and patience with my crazy schedule! I appreciate it so much!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Tara Schwan responded:
Thank you Allison! I am so happy it was exactly how you hoped and that the kids had a blast. I'm sure it will be something they never forget!
17 of 28 people found this review helpful
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Unforgettable memories

Reviewed By MrSexylegs2018 - Shakopee Minnesota | Traveled to Honduras ~ Central America
Couldn't ask for a better agent.. would take days to write.. thank you
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
14 of 23 people found this review helpful
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A great winter get-a-way!!

Reviewed By Sarah - Star Prairie WI | Traveled to Fort Myers ~ Florida ~ USA
I have worked with Tara before; she is very organized, detailed and wants you to get the most out of your vacation that you can. You can see how much she loves her job and is so excited about traveling and making sure everyone has the best time possible.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
13 of 24 people found this review helpful
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Mother daughter vacation!

Reviewed By Sara - Osceola, Wiscinsin | Traveled to Arizona ~ USA
This review may be unfair due to talking to several agents and then Tara had to pick up the pieces. It took a while to get everything coordinated and to gather all my conversations with other agents to get the end product. In the end Tara did deliver a wonderful vacation for myself and my daughter!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
14 of 26 people found this review helpful
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Fabulous Trip!

Reviewed By Knittapper - New Richmond, WI | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Tara did a wonderful job helping us organize our trip. She was available for all of our questions. Everything went very smoothly thanks to Tara's help!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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Awesome Trip

Reviewed By Jeni - Northfield MN | Traveled to Honduras ~ Central America
Tara was awesome. She was on top of everything. Always one step ahead of every question I had. We did a cruise out of New Orleans, hitting Cozumel, Costa Maya, Belize and Honduras and it was epic
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
12 of 23 people found this review helpful
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AACHEN & REGION

Reviewed By Europa - New Richmond WI | Traveled to Aachen ~ Germany ~ Europe
Tara has been extremely helpful to me the two holidays I have worked with her.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Mexico with the Grandkids

Reviewed By Jane Ann - New Richmond, WI | Traveled to Cabo San Lucas ~ Baja California Sur ~ Mexico
Thank you so much for planning a wonderful trip for us. The Hyatt Ziva was better then we hoped. The kids and I lacked for nothing, it was safe and a very welcoming staff. Thanks again!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
9 of 18 people found this review helpful
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Fun adventure and Tara made it easy!

Reviewed By Mandy N - Center City, MN | Traveled to Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
We started using Tara for our vacation travels and we haven't been happier with a travel agent. She helps us find the lowest rates and lines up transportation and excursions. She also has great resort suggestions.
One perk to working with an agent (Tara) vs online vendors is that she can request modification to your stay. For example, we asked Tara to request for us to be in a standard suite as close to the beach as possible on the second floor. Sure enough, we were as close to the beach as we could get (without upgrading) and on the second floor... and with a bottle of champagne lined up for us mind you! You just can't make those requests online.?? I'm a repeat client of hers and have confidently referred her to others and will continue to do so.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
14 of 28 people found this review helpful
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Bahamas was the best!

Reviewed By Lauren - Minneapolis, MN | Traveled to Bahamas ~ Caribbean
Tara was so easy to work with! After having problems with a different travel agent, we turned to Tara and had our trip booked within hours! Thanks Tara!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
13 of 26 people found this review helpful
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Wedding Tag-a-longs

Reviewed By Lucky Larry - New Brighton, MN | Traveled to Belize ~ Central America
Our trip was scheduled almost a year in advance. Even though it was a long time Tara always kept us updated with all important information. She gave us plenty of time so there was never any rush to get anything done. I think our situation was unique but the value was exceptional!

In my opinion Harvest Caye would be the "must see" destination. We were unfortunate and visited on a day with poor weather but it was perfect. Maybe a little touristy but it had everything I love. A swim-up bar in a huge pool, gigantic beach with super nice sand and plenty of places to relax in the sun. Plus it was one of the longest days trips.

Roatan was interesting but we just walked around the town with one of the locals. He was very informative but I didn't really need to go there without seeing a beach.

We stayed in the Marriott 555 and yes I would recommend it. Beautiful room and super nice bar with great access to Bourbon street.
Thanks for a great trip Tara!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
13 of 26 people found this review helpful
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Perfect trip!!!

Reviewed By Danielle Rowe - Hastings MN | Traveled to Las Vegas ~ Nevada ~ USA
She did a great job and found us a great deal!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
13 of 26 people found this review helpful
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Family Fun!

Reviewed By Holly - New RIchmond WI | Traveled to Puerto Vallarta ~ Jalisco ~ Mexico
We were traveling with our 17 year old daughter and wanted a two bedroom option, as well as a fun place to be active. Tara was accommodating in finding a variety of places that met our vacation wants and needs. She was prompt in replying to our questions and kept us informed in the planning process. Tara is the first travel agent we have worked with and we would welcome the opportunity to work with her again. Thanks Tara!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
11 of 22 people found this review helpful
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Couples 40th birthday trip

Reviewed By Amber - New Richmond, WI | Traveled to Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
Tara was great to work with, first time using a travel agent and I cant complain. Worked especially well that I was able to do 90% of it over email. When you work in the cities that was key to getting things handled. Also having someone who has been to the actual resort we stayed at was great, as she knew we were going to be going to a top notch resort.
Her knowledge of destinations/locations off the top of her head to get us going in the right direction was amazing, being that we had no idea WHERE we wanted to go. Great agent to work with, knowledgeable and had things handled in a timely manner!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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Mazatlan

Reviewed By Arb - Hammond wisbarb | Traveled to Mazatlan ~ Sinaloa ~ Mexico
Everything was perfect
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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Tara: The BEST darn Travel Agent around!!

Reviewed By Tiffany O. - Hudson | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
I have booked 2 vacations with Tara and was AMAZED with how easy & stress free she made our experience! Tara was thorough with making sure we got the best “Bang for our buck”. She went above & beyond to make sure our vacation had everything we were looking for, giving us numerous options for location, as well as giving personal suggestions on flights, hotels and other activities! I cannot speak highly enough of her & Travel Leaders and STRONGLY suggest them for anyone who wants to plan a vacation completely stress free!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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We WILL return to Jamaica

Reviewed By Marge - Balsam Lake | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Everything was absolutely wonderful. She answered every question we had.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 15 people found this review helpful
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Beautiful Destination

Reviewed By John - Durand, WI | Traveled to Ixtapa ~ Guerrero ~ Mexico
Working with her was a very good experience!
Timliness was excellent
Very helpful
appreciative of my needs
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
10 of 21 people found this review helpful
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The Perfect Trip

Reviewed By Leah - Saint Cloud, MN | Traveled to Florida ~ USA
Tara found me the best rate for my trip to see friends and family in Florida! She found me the best deal ever on a non-stop round trip with a rental car. Tara worked hard finding me the flights even when I was back and forth with the dates I needed and the location I wanted to fly into. She was available by phone whenever I needed her. I HIGHLY recommend working with Tara for your next trip. She has a lot of experience booking trips for groups and has been to many unique, beautiful, fun places!
-Leah Egan
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
10 of 21 people found this review helpful
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10 beautiful days exploring Ireland and Amsterdam

Reviewed By Beckers - New Richmond, WI | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
Tara was incredible to work with while planning our trip! She paid such close attention to detail, gave us numerous options and suggestions, and answered my never ending questions with a smile. She was super quick to respond and truly made everything seamless. I will definitely be booking all of our future travel with her!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
12 of 25 people found this review helpful
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Best beach vacation ever!!

Reviewed By Sarah - Hudson, Wisconsin | Traveled to Montego Bay ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Tara was extremely helpful finding us the perfect spring break get-away. Especially because we decided to go 6 weeks out from spring break, peak week for traveling. She made sure everything was set for us from flight, transportation, resort and all-inclusive. She was even cheerful with my frantic behavior being we had such little time to plan. I would 100% recommend her in helping you setup whatever sort of vacation or trip you are planning. She took all of the guess-work out of the equation, especially in a country we’ve never travelled to.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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Chic punta cana

Reviewed By Heather - New Richmond | Traveled to Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
Tara is wonderful to set up a vacation with. She has been to lots of locations and can give you first hand advice. When I couldn't book my return flight seats she offered to book them for me.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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A beautiful magical birthday

Reviewed By Karen - New Richmond, Wisconsin | Traveled to Edinburgh ~ Scotland ~ Europe
She put together a couple of trips for us and she did a fabulous job with both of them… Including good places to stay with Transfers as needed.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
3 of 8 people found this review helpful
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Great experience, great price

Reviewed By Eskimom - New Richmond, WI | Traveled to Mexico
Tara has been exceptional at helping plan a trip with our interests in mind!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
3 of 8 people found this review helpful
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Spring break 2019

Reviewed By Dan - St Croix falls wi | Traveled to Mazatlan ~ Sinaloa ~ Mexico
I've taken 3 trips that Tara has planned. Everyone of them have been great! She keeps us updated with emails and notifications about the trip and other minor details. I got sick on 2 out of 3 trips, hard to say if she had anything to do with that but other than that she's great!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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Family Vacation 2019

Reviewed By MrsS - Roberts, WI | Traveled to Mazatlan ~ Sinaloa ~ Mexico
Appreciated the ease and reliability of transportation that was setup by Tara. She did her best to get us two rooms close for convenience of traveling with family.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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Vegas Newbie!

Reviewed By Haley - Beldenville, WI | Traveled to Las Vegas ~ Nevada ~ USA
Tara was so helpful and answered every one of my million questions! Not only was this my first time going to Vegas but it was also my first time planning a trip and flying by myself! She made everything so easy for me and gave me many recommendations for things to do! I also had to make some last minute changes and she was very accommodating and worked out the kinks for me! When i was stuck between a couple hotels she gave me the pros and cons to both and personal experience at each one! It made my decisions so much easier! I definitely reccomend her to anyone who mentions they will be traveling!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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Trip of a Lifetime

Reviewed By Fory's - Arizona | Traveled to Europe
Capturing our month-long odyssey in a few paragraphs is difficult. Your coordination and rapid responses to our needs and changes made this an almost snag-free 31 days through Europe! We can’t say enough praises for the work you did on our behalf, your hotel selections were wonderful. We enjoyed each location and would gladly stay in each one again! Tara, this was indeed a trip of a lifetime, and we look forward to more! You made this an absolutely effortless trip for us! We did all the planning and coordination for our trip last year by ourselves, but once was enough! We anticipate more travel, and we will be delighted to once again lay all our requirements at your doorstep! Your attention to detail, your anticipation of requirements, and your enthusiasm for your work are revealed in our worry-free execution of your plan! You are marvelous! Thank you!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 16 people found this review helpful
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Best Trip Ever

Reviewed By Natasha & Cole - Medina, MN | Traveled to Florida ~ USA
Tara was always there to answer any questions I had. She always knew how to answer it and if she didn't, she got your answer.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
11 of 24 people found this review helpful
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Thank you Tara, I will be in touch next year's vac

Reviewed By Eskimom - New Richmond WI | Traveled to Mesa ~ Arizona ~ USA
Tara worked to ensure my short notice trip, with special request to make pick up and drop off convenient for others to do possible. Then to top it off about 6 hours later I suddenly had to add a hotel with shuttle to the airport for one of the nights, the location she found was conveniently located near campus, walking distance to many food establishments, a wonderful "adult watering hole" and a billiard Hall where we were able to rent a table for $8.50 per hour, I will definitely book again with Tara
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
9 of 20 people found this review helpful
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Fill your life with adventure ??

Reviewed By Tricia - Richfield,MN | Traveled to Phoenix ~ Arizona ~ USA
I love working with Tara on all my travels, she has planned and organized all my favorite trips, Boston twice, San Fran, Dallas, and recently Phoenix. I will continue to do future trips through her and recommend her to all of my friends.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
10 of 22 people found this review helpful
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2019 Mexico Trip!

Reviewed By leah - New Richmond, WI 54017 | Traveled to Mazatlan ~ Sinaloa ~ Mexico
Working with Tara was great! She planned a big group of us to go to an all inclusive in Mexico. Everything went smoothly, didn't have to worry about any planning and had a great time!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
2 of 7 people found this review helpful
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not best but great trip

Reviewed By wildhare - amery wi | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
being the first time this trip was wonderful
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
2 of 7 people found this review helpful
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Mazatlaan

Reviewed By Christy R - Savage, MN | Traveled to Mazatlan ~ Sinaloa ~ Mexico
I book with Tara often, she's awesome and takes care of everything!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
3 of 9 people found this review helpful
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Spring break 2019

Reviewed By Thomas - Minneapolis | Traveled to Mazatlan ~ Sinaloa ~ Mexico
Dealing with a huge group can be tough, she did her best.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
2 of 7 people found this review helpful
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My Wedding in a Tropical Paradise

Reviewed By Theresa - New Richmond, WI | Traveled to Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
Tara was an absolute rock star through the whole planning of my destination wedding. She navigated through all the extensive details need to get married in the Dominican Republic: from communication with the wedding planner at the resort- to providing the information needed for the paperwork required for the actual ceremony. If she didn't have the answers to yy questions, she spent the extra time to find them for me. I cannot believe how far above and beyond she went to make sure my wedding went off beautifully!! I would recommend her services to anyone planning a vacation, destination wedding, or trip of a lifetime!!!! She was my Wonder Woman!! I want to thank Tara so much for helping make my dream wedding a reality!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
8 of 19 people found this review helpful
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Wonderful 7 day cruise!

Reviewed By Alexa - Wi | Traveled to Honduras ~ Central America
This was my first cruise, so I had no idea what to expect!! (Cozumel, Mexico - Roatan, Honduras- Harvest Caye, Belize - Costa Maya, Mexico) Tara managed all complaints/questions/concerns professionally when dealing with the various types of travelers involved with this large group! Unforgettable experience/memories!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
13 of 29 people found this review helpful
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First cruise

Reviewed By Ash - New Richmond, WI | Traveled to Cozumel ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
It was a great experience. She was quick to respond and helped with any questions that I had. I would highly recommend her and I will continue to use her when booking vacations.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
12 of 27 people found this review helpful
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Best trip so far

Reviewed By Brenda - River Falls, WI | Traveled to Mediterranean ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
Very helpful and informative. Made everything easy for us and was there to help when one of our flights got delayed. The cruise was amazing. Thanks for everything.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
2 of 8 people found this review helpful
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awesome trip !!!!!

Reviewed By DENISE - NEW RICHMOND | Traveled to Mexico
everything was great and how she booked & what we were told was perfect
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
1 of 6 people found this review helpful
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Great travel agent

Reviewed By Karri - Oakdale MN | Traveled to Costa Maya ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Tara was easy to work with and responsive.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
12 of 29 people found this review helpful
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Awesome trip!

Reviewed By Chase - Clara City, MN | Traveled to New Orleans ~ Louisiana ~ USA
Very easy to work with, very helpful for a first time traveler.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
11 of 29 people found this review helpful
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Ncl 7day Caribbean cruise

Reviewed By Brad And Kate - Amery, Wi | Traveled to New Orleans ~ Louisiana ~ USA
Tara is awsome.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
13 of 33 people found this review helpful
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Customer Testimonials

Sun and Sand

I have booked several trips with Travel Leaders in New Richmond, and I have always been very pleased. My agent, Tara is the best!!! I would highly recommend her and her team to anyone who is looking to travel.

Provided by Stephanie. New Richmond.

Last minute Getaway

Tara is AMAZING!!!! I had planned a last minute trip, with a group of people who have never traveled & she made it an extremely smooth-sailing experience! Our itinerary was thorough & any/all questions I had were answered right away! I would HIGHLY recommend Tara & Travel Leaders to EVERYONE!

Provided by Tiffany. Hudson, WI