(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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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

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:

  • 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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