(21 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Carolyn Sandgren (Kempf)

Cape Girardeau, MO
You Can't Google Experience

I started in service industry and a high work ethic at the age of 12.  The daughter of a Pastor the life lesson was instilled my work ethic is a direct reflection of my character and belief system.  I received a degree in Hospitality and Tourism a...
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Let me help you take a bite out of the Big Apple

Ground Zero area train station
Ground Zero area train station

The first time I went to New York was in 1988 - I was working as a travel expert in Portland Oregon and I and one of my co workers actually flew from the west coast to the east coast on a red eye flight.  I was in my 20's and had dreamed of seeing what all the fuss about this city was.  Now  30 plus years later and more trips than I can count I can honestly say I find something new an exciting with each visit.  If you are looking for an expert on New York City - I'm your girl.  I know all the secret spots,  best places to visit and how to see most if it free of charge.  If you want to be more than a tourist and feel the heart and soul of New York I'd love to help.


Before we get started I would like to tell you the kind of guests I work with best so you can decide if I am the right fit for your style of travel and planning processes.  


For me travel is something very personal,  and i like to hand craft unique experiences for my guests.  I normally do not charge for my services unless there are some very special requests which will cause me to pull favors or invest an abnormally long amount of research.  I like to work with people who are honest, loyal, compassionate, patient and kind and these are the same traits I like to return back to them.  I also will always return your calls, respect your time but I also like to receive the same respectful treatment.    I will find the best value and I will always go into as much detail as you need to explain why my recommendation is the right choice.   I am only compensated for my years of expertise and time by making your reservations,  so I do ask for that consideration as we work together.   Here  is a good web page of some tours we can talk about on top of the recommendations I will make for you to be able to do all the free things the city.  www.busybeetrous.com

My Travel Albums

New York - 30 plus years of travel
Street Art is Everywear-its part of the culture

My Reviews

7 of 10 people found this review helpful
Great family trip!
Carolyn and her team are very detailed and make every effort to make sure that your trip is everything you expect it to be and more. They are accessible to help with any question that you would have.
By  Whitey  from  Senath, Missouri
Traveled to  New York City ~ New York ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 of 7 people found this review helpful
Carolyn and Elite —our travel agency for 19 years
We met Carolyn when searching for a travel agency. We have used her services for many trips over 19 years and plan many more
By  Luv2travel  from  Cape Girardeau Missouri
Traveled to  Scotland ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 of 8 people found this review helpful
Fun and relaxing!!
Very good experience. Had a great trip
By  IL  from  Steeleville, IL
Traveled to  Lexington ~ Kentucky ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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3 of 6 people found this review helpful
Best trip ever besides Mediterranean cruise
Carolyn and her staff are friendly and quite knowledgeable about travel destinations. Carolyn treats you like one of her family members and always seeks out the best travel destinations for her clients. She’s available 24/7 to aid her clients if something happens on their trips.she is wonderful to work with.
By  Dana  from  Cape Girardeau , MO
Traveled to  Hawaii ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Carolyn Sandgren (Kempf) responded:
How kind, thank you so much for your kind words! We appreciate your vote of confidence

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3 of 6 people found this review helpful
The “honeymoon” we always wanted... 25 yrs later.
I will never ever use another agent again! Carolyn went above and beyond in making our dream vacation a seamless perfect reality. She arranged everything from point A to Z! And added little tips of advice on our stay that I would never have thought of. I have and will continue to recommend her to all my friends and some strangers (when I overhear anyone talking of vacation).
By  One Happy Traveler   from  Fort Worth TX
Traveled to  St. Thomas ~ Virgin Islands ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Carolyn Sandgren (Kempf) responded:
Thanks for spreading the word - I am so glad you finally had the delayed Honeymoon! Here is to a lifetime of love, laughter!

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Destination Expert:

  • New York

Travel Specialist:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Culinary & Foodie
  • Luxury Hotels
  • Theatre & Music
  • Women's Travel

Top Travel Partners:

  • Globus

Certifications/Awards:

  • Top 25 Travel Agent in the Nation
  • Top Producing Cancujn Agent - MLT Vacations
  • Jamaican Touris Board Top Producer
  • 500 Club - Silver Status
  • Peoples Choice Travel Agency 14 years in a Row

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