Karyn Ewald 

Naperville, IL United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Safari
  • Beach & Sun
  • River Cruising
  • Ocean Cruising
  • Independent Tours

  • United States - All
  • South Africa
  • Italy
  • Aruba
  • British Virgin Islands
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

I have been in the Travel industry for over 20 years. I have always had a strong passion for travel and knew I had to pursue my dream to have a career in Travel and Tourism. Each trip I plan is a learning experience for me about all of this incredible world we live in and gives me the knowledge to help make my clients vacations the most incredible and memorable.

Warm weather, the vast blue ocean and island culture are my specialty. I love what I do!

Places I Have Traveled

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She stays on top of things!

By: LaLinda

Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2013

Karyn did a great job helping with our recent transatlantic cruise. She found good flights, and resolved problems before we were even aware of them. She has given us good advice that seems unbiased and meant to meet our objectives. I will use her for all future travel (so you can't retire - ever!).

Highly recommended

By: 5leonards

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2013

Karyn alwyas takes very good care of us when we are planning a trip. We have always been very happy with our vacations and will continue to use Karyn.

Highly recommend.

By: sf

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2013

Karyn was very helpful in helping me plan and locate the perfect hotel. She was prompt with returning calls and emails.

Highly Recommend!

By: Orland Park Plastic Surgery

Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2013

We are thankful for Karyn's expertise in travel. She has helped our office with all our travel planning, last minute airline changes, hotel accommodations and vacation bookings too. She and the staff at Hobson Travel are very professional and prompt. We have been using Karyn for over 15 years now. I highly recommend Karyn for your travel plans. I also love the virtuoso benefits I get when I make my travel plans with Karyn! Mary

Highly recommended

By: tlj122258

Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2013

Karyn has planned two trips for my family and both trips were worry free. we had an enjoyable time knowing we had nothing to be concerned about.

Excellent Virtuoso Agent!

By: Ann K

Reviewed on: 31 Jan 2014

Karyn has arranged amazing trips for us to New Zealand, China, and Europe.  She is always pleasant and professional.  I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants a fantastic travel experience!

Highly recommended

By: Deb

Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2014

Karyn handled all aspects of our trip expertly and professionally. She did an outstanding job on this trip. A memorable vacation was had by all! 

Highly Recommend

By: howlin3

Reviewed on: 14 Mar 2014

Karyn works with you in the planning process to customize a trip to suit your expectation.  Never have I need disappointed.

Karyn is outstanding

By: Tom

Reviewed on: 17 Mar 2014

Karyn is a good one.  She is customer driven and has the customer's interest a top priority.  She is a pleasure to work with.

Highly recommended

By: Bob-up

Reviewed on: 21 Mar 2014

Highly recommended

By: DB

Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2014

Highly Recommended

By: David B

Reviewed on: 10 Apr 2014

Our trip to Tulum was wonderful and that is one of a number of trips that Karyn has arranged for my familyShe is a rockstar!

Highly Recommended - Outstanding Service!

By: Patti

Reviewed on: 19 May 2014

Karyn has been helping us plan our vacations for many years.  While we tend to do some research before meeting  with her, she has extensive experience and far more information than we can pull from the internet.  With this knowledge, she is able to help us make the right decisions regarding our trips.  She knows what we like in resorts, locations, travel perks, etc.We know that we could probably put together our own vacation, but having a fabulous travel agent behind us, gives us the confidence that our vacation will be the best!

Highly Recommended

By: Barb

Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2014

Great resort!

By: Barb & Mark

Reviewed on: 04 Aug 2014

Karen always is professional and recommends great resorts! I would (and have) recommended Karen to friends, family and co-workers for all travel needs.

Perfect Family Vacation

By: Mary

Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2014

Karyn Your Awesome! I described the family vacation I wanted and Karyn planned it perfectly. It was exactly how she described it! The accommodations were top notch and the beach was perfect for the little kids. We enjoyed it so much that we are going back there again. I really appreciate all your work. I would have NEVER found this perfect family vacation on my own and my husband and I do a lot of research on line. Karyn at Hobson Travel is knowledgeable and professional. Can't wait to see what she will plan for our next trip!

Professional and freindly service

By: Ron & Shirl

Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2014

Karyn planned the most perfect Alaskan cruise for us with Holland America!! If you are thinking of a cruise, or any trip, it would be to your best advantage to check out Hobson Travel and ask for Karyn! Our 12 day trip was absolutely flawless!!! Karyn is very conscientious and fun to work with. She is willing to go the extra mile to see that you are delighted with every aspect of your adventure.

karyn did a great job

By: arthur

Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2014

every thing went very well

Seamless arrangements

By: Morty

Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2014

Karyn booked the trip expertly, without a hitch. Just what we were looking forward to. We are looking forward to traveling again, soon, on the next trip she booked for us.

Best Travel Agent Ever

By: Linda51

Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2014

Karen is the best travel agent ever. Been working with her for almost 20 years! She is very efficient and gets you the trip you asked for. She goes the extra mile too with special requests. I would recommend her to anyone, and I have!

Fantastic Trip

By: Lindsay514

Reviewed on: 19 Oct 2014

Karyn was so helpful in planning our honeymoon. She answered all my questions promptly and she made sure everything was in place prior to us leaving. When we arrived in Aruba, everything was set for us. We really did not have to do a thing. Karyn was great and definitely helped lower my stress level while planning my wedding!

Quick but very nice

By: Hubb25

Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2014

We had an awesome time. Apple Vacations made it very simple for us. We plan on going back to Secrets in Jamaica. Karyn Ewald was spot on in her recommendation and new exactly what we were looking for.

Great job, as always

By: LaLinda

Reviewed on: 17 Nov 2014

Karyn always does a good job helping with our travel. This time, I had a website issue with pre-paying for checked luggage. She came to the rescue and got the job done in plenty of time. Thanks again, Karyn, for a great trip!

Kendall Heetland

By: KH

Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2014

The trip was awesome & what a great week not to be in Chicago. I was a touch worried the kids would not be entertained all day long, but we spent the entire day everyday at the beach. The sea water was a touch warmer than the pool water, but they just wanted to be at the beach. The resort was not at all full during this time of year, so the resturants & speciality dining were easy to get into. We did do 2 excursions which the entire family enjoyed. We did one snorkeling excursion taking a boat right from our resort out to the reef. The second we took a bus to swim with the dolphins. This was so awesome & an excursion the kids will never forget. They were smiles the entire time & we have tons of video & pictures to share with everyone. The kids were very comfortable with their surrounding after the first day & were not shy about the unlimited food, flavored ice drinks & non stop ice cream. Great trip.....thanks. Why we live in Chicago I have no idea.

Everything was Excellent

By: Erin&Mike

Reviewed on: 02 Jan 2015

Karyn was wonderful to work with, everything was perfect for our trip

Fun cruise in the Caribbean

By: Tony

Reviewed on: 08 Nov 2015

Went on an Eastern Caribbean cruise on the Emerald Princess in Oct. The weather was great, excursions were a lot of fun - did kayaking in St. Marten, snorkeling in St. Thomas and tour of island in Grand Turks. I would recommend a water excursion in Gran Turk, not much to see on the island, or hang out at the beach. The cruise ship service was good, staff did a good job. Our group felt that the cruise director staff could have done more to enliven the cruise, this was probably their weakest area, we did not feel like they were as into as other cruise we have been on. But overall a good time was had by all.



Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2016


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