Elena Cafaro 

Cedar Falls, IA United States
Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Family Travel
  • Honeymoons
  • Escorted Tours
  • Ocean Cruising

  • Mexico
  • Dominican Republic
  • Jamaica
  • Canada
  • United States - Alaska
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

In high school in rural Minnesota, one of my teachers owned a motorcoach company and organized a tour every summer. Not only are those some of my best memories, but it gave me a great case of wanderlust! I have always loved researching and planning vacations, searching for the best itineraries and deals. Doing it for a living is a dream come true. Nothing beats the reactions of clients who are happy with their vacation.

Places I Have Traveled

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Great service

By: Nancy

Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2017

Very helpful!!!
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Jamaica, wedding anniversary

By: MrsGreer

Reviewed on: 15 Sep 2017

Elena was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful in planning and organizing our trip. She answered every question we had and walked us through our trip so we felt comfortable with everything. This was my first trip out of the country and Elena helped me with my passport paperwork and taking my passport photo for free. She also helped us with trip insurance in case anything unplanned happened. She responded to emails in a timely manner and was always very bubbly and pleasant to work with. Elena also reached out to us after we returned from our trip to follow up and see how everything went. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a travel agent and we look forward to working with her again in the future!
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Trip to Slovenia/Austria

By: Deb K

Reviewed on: 28 Sep 2017

Elena gave us much confidence for our trip to Slovenia & Austria. She was friendly, helpful, resourceful and curious. If she didn't know the answers to our questions, she followed up with answers. She let us make our decisions based on our own goals and expectations; she was not pushy.
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Dream Vacations!


Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2018

AWESOME!!! This was our 2nd trip Elena arranged for us and she did not disappoint at all! Elena goes the extra mile to make sure everything is perfect so we don't have to worry about any arrangements once we reach our destination. In addition, she always reviews everything with us to make sure we are getting our dream vacations. We absolutely love working with Eleana and already have an idea for her to work on for next year!
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family vacation

By: dar

Reviewed on: 10 Jan 2018

Elena was very responsive to our many needs and found us a fantastic trip for a family vacation
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Elena Cafaro recommendation

By: Wittouwsky

Reviewed on: 01 Feb 2018

Elena Cafaro was very professional and quick to respond to my questions or concerns via email or phone messages. She was positive and listened to my interests on our desired trip. I found her to be well organized and on top of things throughout the planning and pre-trip preparations.
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trip to jamaica, mon

By: david and mary ferrell

Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2018

I actually worked with Lauren, but if it was Elena who did the backroom work putting our trip together, she did a great job. Connections were perfect, everything about the destination location was accurate and we had a good time with absolutely no hitches. Thank you. df
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Elena is awesome!

By: Bluesunit

Reviewed on: 17 Feb 2018

Working with Elena took the hassle out of vacation planning. I sent her an email letting her know what we were thinking for our budget and she replied with options and helped us through the whole process. She shared a review of the property we were considering from someone who’s gone and that was very helpful in deciding. Very impressed and will use her for vacation every year! We got a great deal and she is responsible for taking the mystery out of working with a travel agent for us! This is the second year I’ve had her and won’t do it myself ever again. I didn’t know what i was missing.
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Good times, thanks to you’s!!

By: Kosmo

Reviewed on: 21 Mar 2018

Amazing! She is so fun and full of energy and excited to help you plan your trip! We were easy to please, but she went above and beyond to make sure we had all our ducks in a row and also helped by giving us a heads up on the cool places to visit! We’d never traveled with humble before, but will be doing it again next time!!! Top notch service and great prices! ❤️Thanks for helping make a vacation to remember!!!
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New Zealand Trip

By: Steve J

Reviewed on: 02 Apr 2018

I really enjoyed working with Elena. She always kept us up to date with the planning and stayed on top of everything for us.
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Family Vacation

By: Party of 4

Reviewed on: 04 Apr 2018

Elena was great to work with!! She helped us find the perfect spot for our family vacation. She gave us several options within our budget and was timely in answering any questions we had.
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Not Recommended

Trip to Wales

By: Andrew Paige

Reviewed on: 21 May 2018

Honestly Elena was very professional and she seemed well versed in the area I was travelling to however I was planning on renting a car for the trip, I spoke to Elena and confirmed that my age wouldn't be a problem with the rental company months before my trip. However on the night I got to Manchester to pick up the vehicle I was quickly informed by every rental company except for Sixt that the minimum age was 23 for rentals and that had an extra fee. Elena scheduled a replacement rental car for me however I had initially budgeted for a rental car cost of 400-500 $ and the new company cost was a total of $2,000. I couldn't come up with the extra $1,500 at such short notice and due to the changes I had to cancel all of the hotels and plans for the rest of the trip. Elena was very nice to work with and did refund me for the error however it still caused a major problem on a vacation I had been planning for almost 2 years.
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Europe Viking cruise

By: Dan

Reviewed on: 07 Jun 2018

My dad and I booked a Viking cruise through Elena. She did such a great job of listening to our travel ideas and providing various options. Thanks to Elena Cafaro and Humble Travel for taking the stress out of planning our first European vacation!
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Trip to Greece

By: Culby

Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2018

It was a delight working with Elena. She has a great personality and easy to talk with. She has great communication skills. She listened and heard what I wanted in a trip. She answered all the many questions we had, and the information was communicated in a timely manner. She was helpful in every way. All of my paperwork, vouchers, plane tickets, and all other information was in order. Everything went smoothly when I was overseas and did not have any issues. I had a couple of special ad on trips that were arranged before I got there. Those all worked out fine. I was very happy with the companies she picked for me for these additional tours. When I returned from my trip we visited her at Humble; she enthusiastically greeted us and shared in our joy of a trip of 'a lifetime'! I would highly recommend using Elena as a travel advisor. When I plan my next trip; I will definitely choose her as my advisor.
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Hawaii trip

By: Heidi

Reviewed on: 16 Aug 2018

Elena was very knowledgeable and helpful. From the the flight, to the hotels, to the excursions everything she planned was top-notch! We had an awesome trip thanks to her!
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Alaskan Cruise

By: Charlie

Reviewed on: 07 Sep 2018

Great. She is very easy to work with and knowledgeable.
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Fantastic Honeymoon in Amsterdam!

By: Megan

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2018

We had a great experience working with Elena! When we first contacted her, we didn't really know where we wanted to go and she worked hard to come up with a couple of options for us. Eventually, we got all of the details figured out and everything went perfectly smoothly during the trip! Our flights, transfer to and from our hotel, the hotel itself, and even the day trip we booked through Elena all went perfectly and we had a wonderful trip!! Thank you!!
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By: Sadie

Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2018

Easy. She was approachable and kind.
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Great to work with!

By: Julie

Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2018

Elana was very helpful. Answered all of my questions and helped me to feel very confident about our trip.
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Cancun trip

By: Steph and Timmy B

Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2018

She was great. Got back to us in a timely manner and helped with any question we had.

An anxious traveler's best friend

By: Anj

Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2018

I'm the opposite of well-traveled; I've barely been outside of the Midwest. When I wanted to book my honeymoon in Los Angeles - the farthest I've ever been from home - Elena was there to ease my anxiety about the whole ordeal. She put up with my endless emails, silly questions and concerns with a smile. Best of all, the hotel and room she found was amazing! We had a wonderful, unforgettable honeymoon thanks to Elena.
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Wonderful travel experience

By: Kim

Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2018

We recently booked travel with Elena and it was an amazing experience. She was very responsive to any & all questions we had, and we had a lot of them. This was our first cruise so there was a lot to learn and a lot involved. She was so patient with us and we would recommend booking travel with her to anyone. Everything went so smooth & we had a perfect vacation, thanks in large part to Elena and all her hard work.
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By: Mama

Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2018

Elena did a great job and booked what I wanted however the ship was smelly and nasty and one of the two ports in Cuba was canceled and that was the absolute only reason that I chose this cruise. Ship is old and nasty
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By: Cftraveler

Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2018

Elena was great- very responsive and patient with all my questions!
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Great experience!

By: Bailey

Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2018

Elena made our honeymoon completely stress free. She organized all of our excursions with shuttle to and from each location. Everything went so smooth and the activities she suggested were all very fun! I will definitely be going through Elena for all of our vacations in the future!
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Honeymoon to the Dominican

By: Laura

Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2018

Elena was great to work with! She made the process very easy and gave us great insight when trying to pick a location. Thank you, Elena!
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Super helpful

By: Aaron

Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2019

Working with Elena was great. She made things so easy for us. She answered all my questions no matter how trivial. We would definitely use Elena again for our next trip.
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family trip

By: 25

Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2018

she was awesome, was very patient with me. It was a big decision and i had a lot of questions with everything. I will definitely call her again for my travel plans
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Hawaii vacation

By: Al

Reviewed on: 17 Jan 2019

Very pleasant, she was very patient with us as planning this trip with 15 people was not easy. When we found out that we had left our itinerary at home she e-mailed a copy to us right away. Great service.
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By: Lilo

Reviewed on: 22 Jan 2019

Excellent. Honest and thorough. Elena was very easy to work with and will call her again when we are ready to travel again.
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100% Recommend

By: SaraW

Reviewed on: 20 Jan 2019

Elena is so friendly and professional. She was so helpful from the first time we met when we didn't even know where we wanted to go, all the way until we got home. Elena planned the perfect trip for us, and we will definitely use her service again.
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Elena was great!

By: ShellyC

Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2019

Elena was wonderful to work with! She was very attentive and patient will all of my questions and made sure we had everything we needed before taking off!

Easy to work with

By: Joanne

Reviewed on: 31 Jan 2019

Elena was easy to work with and suggested a great destination.
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By: Betz couple

Reviewed on: 01 Feb 2019

She’s very easy to talk to, always replies to my emails or phone calls within a day. I have already referred Her to my family, friends and coworkers! I plan on booking another trip through her.
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By: Mudge

Reviewed on: 27 Apr 2019

She was friendly and efficient

Hawaii Cruise

By: Deacon

Reviewed on: 11 May 2019

Excellent.....she was an effective communicator and coordinated our trip well.

Perfect Trip

By: Lennon

Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2019

Elena was helpful and accommodating when it came to planning our trip. We've never flown abroad and she was able to answer our questions quickly and easily. We loved the resort she picked for us. Elena made everything simple for us!
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By: Tootie

Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2019

She was great! Very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We had a lot of places in mind along with length of stay. Elena looked up all of our options and worked with us on the best trip. We were very impressed with how she had everything at her fingertips and navigated easily. The entire trip was taken care of and we had no problems with anything. We would recommend and use Elena for our future vacation plans.

Sandals Jamaica

By: Stacie

Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2019

Elena was great! She was very easy going and asked us what we wanted and gave us the places that she thought were similar to what we wanted! Sandals Ochi Jamaica was amazing! It was beautiful, the resort was beautiful and very easy to get around. The staff was very polite and helpful. We did the retie the knot ceremony and for $300 bucks you get a lot of perks. You can spend more to get extra things, but the package included everything we needed for a low key event for the two of us! We had a really great time and would definitley go back. We will also be working with Elena again for sure!
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Papagayo Paradise

By: Anonymous

Reviewed on: 07 Mar 2019

We travelled to Costa Rica for our honeymoon and loved it! Even being countries away, we felt right at home. After missing our connecting flight, everyone with Delta Vacations in Costa Rica kept all the information that Elena had sent them to move things a day later in our itenerary. The only downfall was that our room was by construction but we didn’t spend much time in the room to have it bother so much. We would definitely be booking another travel adventure with Elena in the future!
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Cruise trip

By: kimmel

Reviewed on: 22 Mar 2019

Elena was very efficient to work with and helpful in setting our trip up. She listened to our requirements and was prompt in getting back to us with the information she had. She was enthusiastic about our cruise and had our paperwork very organized. She took her time in reviewing our documents and answered all of our questions. We had no problems with any part of our trip.
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St. Patrick’s day in Ireland

By: Tosca

Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2019

It was great. She addressed our needs and had every thing ready for us. We had a very enjoy holiday. 😎😎
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By: Captain

Reviewed on: 01 Apr 2019

Elena was very friendly and informative. Since this was our (actually my) first trip overseas Elena was patient in asking all my questions and calming all my fears.
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Not Recommended


By: B

Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2019

Minimal involvement
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By: Jack

Reviewed on: 20 Apr 2019

Great,she did a great job
Not Recommended


By: Joe

Reviewed on: 16 Apr 2019

Needed to be aggressive to get flights booked. Air ticket seating assignments were not as requested. Not willing to use miles in booking flights. Was told do do this on my own. Not much advice given for a first time overseas traveler. No advice given for foreign currency. No guidance for using trains in overseas travel. No advice on using cell-phone during overseas travel.

Highly Recommend!

By: MaTrasa

Reviewed on: 29 Apr 2019

Elena was extremely friendly and helpful from the very beginning. She was very responsive within a timely manner and she checked in with us before and after our trip to make sure we didn’t have any questions or if we had any issues with our trip. We will definitely be using Elena on any future trips!!


By: Dawn

Reviewed on: 27 Apr 2019

She is friendly and easy to work with, we kept changing our minds and she was very accommodating. We had people coming in from 3 different destinations for our wedding and it all worked out perfectly


By: Elena

Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2019

Elena Is a great travel agent. She gives you options for different places to go and things to do. I would highly recommend her for your travel needs.

Very Helpful!

By: Bacquet

Reviewed on: 24 Jun 2019

Elena listens carefully to what the client wants to do and offers help in achieving those goals. I found her accessible and friendly.

Canadian Adventure

By: HumAck Trip

Reviewed on: 22 Jul 2019

Elena was personable and profession. She had many great ideas and worked hard to get us the best deals and accommodations she could. She was quick to respond especially if we had pressing questions or concerns. All travel arrangements and documents were clearly defined, labeled, what have you and she answered all our questions thoroughly. We will be suing Elena for future trips!!

Alaska cruise.

By: Ed

Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2019

Great and very thorough. Thank you Elena for the champagne. It was great. We shared with the Hills and they shared theirs with us.

Mexico and Australia

By: Tim Butler

Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2019

Excellent. She did everything we asked for, both trips, in a very timely manner and had great communication with us.

Alaska Cruise

By: Sut

Reviewed on: 14 Jul 2019

Excellent...Knowledgeable...Prompt...Easy to work with...Could not have been any better


By: Phil and Kelly

Reviewed on: 29 Jul 2019

Elena is awesome! She helped us plan and book what turned out to be a fantastic vacation.


By: Mj

Reviewed on: 22 Aug 2019

Elena gets back to me promptly if she is unavailable when I call. When the airline changed my flight times, she did let me know by phone , as I had to make a decision. She is pleasant and tries to fulfill my requests...

Trip to England and Ireland

By: jackie

Reviewed on: 15 Aug 2019

After trying to figure out a trip myself I went to Humble Travel for assistance. Elena was very knowledgeable and was able to set up a trip that involved all the elements that I wanted in the trip. Elena covered all the trip and answered all the questions I had, as this was my first trip overseas! Thanks Elena!

New York

By: Roger

Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2019

Very good. We needed an advised for parts of the vacation and got somethings lined up ourselves. Elena was extremely helpful and allowed us to do some plans our self. That can be a tough combination to find but she did it well. Our two biggest concerns were where to stay and transportation . She handled that perfectly.


By: Shep

Reviewed on: 09 Dec 2019

Excellent! will work with Elena on my next trip.


By: Dee

Reviewed on: 24 Dec 2019

Great. I had a problem with the air and I had to call her on a Saturday at home and she was a big help even though there was nothing that AMA waterways would do about it

NOW Jade

By: Marcia

Reviewed on: 02 Jan 2020

Elena was great to work with.


By: Ldm

Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2020

Your computer is pretty dumb. We canceled this trip and dodn’t Go on it.

ELENA- negril

By: Marisa

Reviewed on: 15 Jan 2020

Elena always finds what we are looking for and everything is organized and ready for us!

Elena - Aruba

By: Suz

Reviewed on: 24 Jan 2020

She is full of information and patient with all of my questions.

Amazing!! Very genuine and informative.

By: Brian & Becca

Reviewed on: 01 Feb 2020

She really went above and beyond by making some lengthy calls to get us the vacation we wanted at the price we needed. We will always use Elena in the future and would recommend you do the same. Thank you Elena, we had a FANTASTIC time!
Not Recommended

Humble Agent review

By: Chisty

Reviewed on: 10 Feb 2020

I went to Humble to get advice and insight that I couldn't get on my own. They didn't meet our expectations


By: Barb

Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2020

Elena has been our travel agent for the last two trips. She has been spot on to our requests and in giving suggestions. She is experienced and enthusiastic about her career. We are very lucky we found someone who listens to our needs and having traveled to the resorts she suggested herself is a huge plus. We will always use Elena as our travel agent.

Airline tickets

By: Mitch

Reviewed on: 17 Feb 2020

Elena did an excellent job booking my airline tickets and answered all my questions perfectly. Thank you

Review of your Advisor

By: Jo

Reviewed on: 17 Feb 2020

Wonderful advisor. Elena understands these travel challenges we face with my husband being visually and hearing impaired, works hard to plan a vacation that is relaxing and enjoyable for us. Offers good suggestions is not pushy.

Dedicated and enthusiastic

By: Jennie Morton

Reviewed on: 11 Mar 2020

You want a person like Elena in your corner when you make travel plans. She has helped my family three times with trips to New Orleans, Denver, and Vietnam. I love that I can hand over my wish list and she is happy to research the best options. I know the value of my time, and it isn't trying to find airfare deals on a million websites or figure out the closest car rental location in a city I've never been to! That's why I'm always happy to let Elena do the planning.

Working with Elena Cafaro, you will have access to:

  • - Special perks and extra amenities
  • - An experienced travel guide whom you can rely on before, during, and after the trip
  • - Exclusive luxury resorts and properties
  • - Once in a lifetime experiences

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