(25 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Carolyn Sandgren (Kempf)

Cape Girardeau, MO
You Can't Google Experience

Life is short I want to spend each day planning trips for people who enjoy my style of consulting which includes a honest recommendation of what fits you.  I love to discuss what research you have done so far, diffuse the data  and match you with ...
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You Can't Google Experience

Nothing like going back Home - Mt. Hood Oregon
Nothing like going back Home - Mt. Hood Oregon

Life is short I want to spend each day planning trips for people who enjoy my style of consulting which includes a honest recommendation of what fits you.  I love to discuss what research you have done so far, diffuse the data  and match you with a unique experience which is not cookie cutter like everyone else.  All I ask is mutual respect of returning phone calls, and honest feed back of likes and dislikes and discussion about fair and honest pricing and value.


I try and always explain the difference between value and price.  I feel great about my track record with a 99% customer satisfaction. I would love to meet you and chat about what is important to you in vacation planning and if my style does not fit- I have some great team mates each with their own distinct personalities who may be the perfect match


With over four decades in the travel industry I learned You can't Google experience. The reality is "Travel is not between places, It's between people." This ideology is how I approach each travel request, no matter how big or small. It is about the person and the experience you need for that particular trip. You cannot get that level of commitment, service or responsiveness from the Internet.


 

My moral compass

My moral compass is founded on strict adherence to guiding principals:

  • Offer vacation products of the highest caliber
  • Never compromise superior customer service

These principals have brought national recognition for service and products, leading the way for the highest of industry recognition and awards year after year.  In addition I and my team travel extensively so we can make expert  recommendations. I learn the culture, find opportunities to enhance my clients travel experience and create custom packages which uniquely fit each interest.

Giving back to the community is paramount for me and helping other succeed.  I am active in volunteerism where ever I travel. 

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My Travel Stories

Rafting the Martha Brae River in Jamaica

I'm a huge fan of the Jamaican Islands.  I joke and tell people I'm "Jamamerican" because I've been so many times.  Visit Jamaica describes the History of this region best.  (see below)  I found it a fun relaxing day, and something i could mark off my bucket list.  The best part for me was I made...Read more.

My Reviews

17 of 22 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

Carolyn Sandgren (Kempf) responded:
Wow - Long time - thanks for the 5 stars!

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15 of 20 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

Carolyn Sandgren (Kempf) responded:
Glad your experience was a good one...and I love the word GREAT!

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13 of 18 people found this review helpful
To Rome/Tuscany Sustainable Food Tour.
Our family appreciates Carolyn SANDGREN (Kempf) as a travel expert for many reasons, but the main reason is because she is a Travel Expert. She seeks out the best options for her clients, she will do research by travelling to these destinations as a research-work related fact finder to make sure they actually stand by what they offer her clients. She listened to us if we had any concerns about our trip, the location, the political concerns we have now days, the best bang for the buck and most of all, for our health and welfare while travelling. She and her staff are absolutely the best travel group we have used.
By  SAS  from  Damascus, OR
Traveled to  Rome ~ Italy ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Carolyn Sandgren (Kempf) responded:
Thank you for letting us partner with you on your trip to Italy. I loved being with you every step of the way.

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14 of 20 people found this review helpful
Wouldn’t trust anyone!
Carolyn and her team have always taken excellent care of my family when we travel. I wouldn’t trust just anyone with the most special people in my life and the most special moments of traveling together with just anyone. She is absolutely wonderful and I would highly recommend her.
By  Tripp  from  Jackson, MO
Traveled to  Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Carolyn Sandgren (Kempf) responded:
Thanks for letting us care for your family, they are the most valuable thing on the planet for sure!

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16 of 24 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

Carolyn Sandgren (Kempf) responded:
I do have an incredible team - they make me look great every day. We have worked together for over a decade and so I'm thankful you mentioned them. Much Thanks! Carolyn

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Destination Expert:

  • Cancun
  • New York
  • Jamaica
  • Alaska
  • Jordan

Travel Specialist:

  • Destination Weddings
  • Religious
  • All Inclusive
  • Arts & Culture
  • Beach Vacations

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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