Marnie Wilkes 

Cedar Falls, United States
Travel Specialties
  • Honeymoons
  • Beach & Sun
  • Family Travel
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Sports & Outdoors

  • Mexico
  • Jamaica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Costa Rica
  • Italy
Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

Growing up on an Iowa farm gave me the desire to travel, experience and explore any place different from what I already knew.

My favorite class in school was history so I have always had the desire to find out how the rest of the world lived in the past compared to how they live now, challenge myself to new ideas and be exposed to new places, people and cultures. Travel is a “great escape” from the stress of regular life. Seek what you don’t have at home: better weather, gorgeous scenery, exciting experiences and you will return home with the best souvenirs of all – memories of your incredible adventures.

After several years away from the travel industry, I returned to my first love and passion: Travel! So whether you are seeking a romantic "off the grid” secluded honeymoon, a family vacation at a lively and luxury all-inclusive resort in the tropics or a European trip of a lifetime – I can assist with every step to create a travel itinerary uniquely for you!

Places I Have Traveled

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Sister Trip

By: Ally

Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2018

Marnie was fabulous to work with. She is timely and has an eye for detail. No questions went unanswered. My sister and I were able to take a trip of a lifetime, thanks to Marnie!


By: Cabo fun

Reviewed on: 29 Mar 2018

Very organized, Knowledgeable and great follow through. We had a great time.


By: Lori

Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2018

Working with Marnie and Humble Travel always makes our trips stress free as they take care of literally everything for us!


By: Sheila

Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2018

Marnie was great. She helped us plan a fun trip to Oahu and Kona in January. We wanted specific experiences and we're very pleased with our tours, our housing and our transportation. Marnie communicated with us well. She explained every detail of our trip well and researched and responded to all our questions. We will consult with her for future travel.

A week of fun!

By: Golf Nut

Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2018

Marnie worked extremely hard to plan our vacation. Getting the best deal was important to her, but when I said my mom is 90, Marnie started to plan for an older person. She understood running through airports was not an option. She redid our flight making it a direct one. The effort she put into the planning was more than anyone else would have done. After our trip, she wanted to know how everything went. She wanted feedback to help her with future vacationers.


By: Julie

Reviewed on: 05 Apr 2018

Easy. She was able to accommodate our busy schedules to stay in contact with us in appropriate forms of communication. Helped make sure everything was in place before we left.


By: Erica

Reviewed on: 06 Apr 2018

Marnie is fabulous! Highly recommend. Our trip was everything we wanted and more. We even had a name mix up with our airline on our tickets and Marnie fixed them right away! This is why we go through a travel agent for now on for all our vacations!


By: Ashley

Reviewed on: 06 Apr 2018

Marnie made vacationing even more relaxing! We didn't have to worry about anything. We told her what we wanted, and she took it from there. Nothing went wrong because of Marnie. We will be going through her again in the future! Highly recommend!

Punta Cana

By: Bruce

Reviewed on: 05 Apr 2018

Great! She was helpful with picking a destination.

By: FahtahFam

Reviewed on: 05 Apr 2018

It went well. She was very helpful.

Pinkerton west coast trip

By: James Pinkerton

Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2018

Wow. There are not many people you can rely on like you can Marnie. Our trip was more complex than most. We had parameters due to my wife's MS. My wife does well, but tires easily. So: Fly out of Minneapolis (no lay overs) Fly into San Francisco for 2 days. Drive no more than 3 hours/day. Stop at scenic high points. From San Francisco we had overnights in California - Bodega Bay, Westport, Ferndale, Crescent City. Oregon - Brandon, Newport, Seaside Washington - Tacoma, Camano Island Marnie worked with us picking stops. Willing to make changes, dealing with changes of vehicle drop off. She was there as a highly trained, caring professional . We were still tired, but my wonderful wife was exhausted. A wonderful trip. I would and will have Marnie help us on our trips. In these modern times, I know a person can do it themselves, but my work and life prevents me from spending time researching. I have already referred others to her. W/ gratitude, Jim Pinkerton

Great service

By: KB

Reviewed on: 30 Jun 2018

Excellent. She thoroughly researched prices and options.

Trip to Florida July 2018

By: Jill

Reviewed on: 29 Jul 2018

She was easy to work with. I just told her my budget and what we liked to do and she had 4 resorts for us to choose from. Would highly recommend Marnie😁

Cabo San Lucas

By: Shannon

Reviewed on: 24 Sep 2018

Super easy to work with and very organized

Ireland-The trip of a lifetime

By: Brenda

Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2018

Marnie is so amazing at her job!!! She took care of arranging absolutely everything for us with nothing left for us to do but relax, take it all in and enjoy!! Hotels, flights, rental car and a recommendation of an outstanding tour that she also took care of booking for us. Marnie is a gem to work with and every trip for us from now on will be hands down planned by Marnie with Humble Travel.

Trip to Sonoma/Napa

By: Darcy

Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2018

Marnie did a great job helping me plan my 50th birthday trip to Napa/Sonoma California. My sister and I both would highly recommend her to help you with your trip. She helped us take so many options and narrow them down for our first trip. The places we stayed and the organization of the trip was perfect. We didn't have to worry about anything.


By: Katie

Reviewed on: 02 Nov 2018

She was very good about getting our hotel reservation ready for our honeymoon. She also looked into stuff for us to do when we were on our honeymoon! I highly recommend her!

Great Experance

By: GW

Reviewed on: 17 Nov 2018

Very professional. Returned calls and was easy to contact. We left everything Her and she did an outstanding job for us. This is the first time we used a travel agent and we were pleasantly surprised at how easy it went. We are planning on using Her again in the future to plan vacations.

Awesome trip!

By: Tim

Reviewed on: 28 Dec 2018

Marnie was great to work with. She made everything straightforward and simple, even though it was our first trip out of the country! We will definitely be working with Marnie and Humble Travel again!

Marnie Wilkes

By: Barb

Reviewed on: 28 Dec 2018

I would highly recommend working with Marnie Wilkes at Humble Travel when planning your next vacation. I know I will be working with her again! She explained all aspects of our trip thoroughly and I felt comfortable and prepared to travel in a foreign country. Thank you, Marnie, for a great vacation!

Beautiful Mexico

By: AliciaBarron

Reviewed on: 08 Feb 2019

Marnie did a spectacular job with our entire trip to Playa Del Carmen Mexico! The hotel we booked was called The Royal but had since been bought by Hilton. Marnie made sure to call and let us know that it changed. We had 2 excursions that she booked for us and those were wonderful. Every part of the trip from the flight, to the transfers and the excursions went just like it was supposed to. I will most certainly be working with Marnie again in the near future!

Marnie did great!

By: Lori Jo

Reviewed on: 08 Feb 2019

We had some challenges making this last trip work with a family of 5's work schedules, but with Marnie's help and guidance we pulled off an amazing family vacation that was enjoyed by all!

Fun Trip

By: Lynn

Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2019

Very kind and helpful. Timely in responses. Easy to get ahold of and arrange meetings. I don’t feel as though she was as knowledgeable about our resort, location, etc. We were told by her that we booked King rooms, and upon arrival our entire group was place in doubles. The paperwork then said King upon availability. This would have been nice to know in advance.

Very Professional

By: J

Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2019

Very smooth and informative. Excellent service!

Great vacation

By: Bun

Reviewed on: 06 Mar 2019

Marnie was very helpful with planning our vacation. We had a problem with the 1st resort we booked but Marnie was able to get it switched to a different one for us!

Birthday trip

By: Rasta

Reviewed on: 26 Feb 2019

Marnie was amazing to work with on our recent birthday trip.


By: Schmitz

Reviewed on: 03 Mar 2019

She did a great job and laid everything out for us well. She even answered emails after hours to make sure we were taken care of. We really enjoyed working with her and would work with her again.

Dominican Trip

By: Chelle

Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2019

Marnie did a fabulous job for us in finding the best all inclusive resort to vacation with friends in the Dominican. In fact, we had one resort booked and she kept an eye on the reviews that were coming back on this particular resort and decided this resort wasn't in our best interest. She researched other resorts for us and found a better one that rated high. She kept the price in our range as well. We had an excellent time while there and would recommend this resort to others for sure as well as Marnie's services!
Not Recommended


By: Mike Rosteck

Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2019

Vacation sucked Motel 6 room with a patio. Bad bar food and lack of entertainment But the people were nice. total lack of communication
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The perfect honeymoon!

By: The Brockmeyer’s

Reviewed on: 03 Mar 2019

Marnie was absolutely wonderful. She was quite patient with us newlyweds who were a bit indecisive as to when and exactly where to travel. Many quotes were put together and sent to us by Marnie. We feel she kept our interests at heart when making suggestions. She was very timely when responding! Easy to contact. Will certainly book through Marnie at humble travel again!! Hoping rather sooner than later. 🙂

Trip to Cuba

By: Pat Harper

Reviewed on: 14 Mar 2019

It was very easy to plan my trip. She had all the answers to make it smooth and stress free.
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Not Recommended

Belize-first time using an agent as it was a surprise gift for my husband

By: Cindy Mennenga

Reviewed on: 14 Mar 2019

A very nice person, but attention to detail was lacking. Air travel was good, resort was fantastic, but communication was sketchy. Money is no object for us. If we had known the details of the water taxi and area surrounding the inn, we would have opted for inter-island flights. More information should have been given to us. I am sure Marnie is fine with areas she has actually visited, but no "on the ground" knowledge left us with a less than satisfying trip. We have shredded the $50 certificate mailed to us as compensation. Please use the money for someone who needs it. We have traveled extensively on our own for over 35 years. My husband has been overseas over 50 times and we have traveled to almost every area of the world. We normally plan our own trips without a travel agent. I am sure Humble has a good reputation, but with our upcoming trips including a journey to Italy, Germany, France, and Switzerland this Fall, we will be on our own and using our personal resources.


By: Sue

Reviewed on: 22 Mar 2019

Very good and very helpful
Not Recommended

good then bad

By: stephanie

Reviewed on: 21 Mar 2019

She was very nice and all went well until the week of travel She said she would call and go over the fin al plan. I finally called her the day I left as I had some questions. I was told she was out of town . I would have appreciated her telling someone else to take over.
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Outstanding Service

By: Becky

Reviewed on: 04 Apr 2019

Wonderful. We were glad for her help as our flight was delayed and we would have missed our connecting flight. By the time we got to the airport Marnie had changed our flight plans and when we printed our tickets we were good to go. No waiting in line at the airport having to figure out what to do about missing the connecting flight. I will definitely use Marnie again and not book a flight through an online discount service. The personal service you get from a travel agent is hassle free.


By: Elcuv

Reviewed on: 10 Apr 2019

Marnie was great to work with. Very organized and accommodating. Pleasure to work with.


By: Joyce

Reviewed on: 06 Apr 2019

Very personable. Solved any issue that arouse.


By: T

Reviewed on: 05 May 2019

Easy and seamless.

Vacation to Hawaii

By: Frosty

Reviewed on: 29 Apr 2019

Very friendly help in every way and double checked all of our stuff

Marnie was wonderful!

By: Jean & Bailey

Reviewed on: 28 May 2019

Marnie was very cordial, well organized and knowledgeable. She was easy to communicate with, answered our e:mail inquiries in a timely manner, and if she didn't know an answer to our questions, she would find out without hesitation. We especially appreciate the detail she put into our travel documents.


By: Sara

Reviewed on: 30 Jun 2019

Fantastic! Very knowledgeable and thorough

Well organized

By: Couple

Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2019

Marnie was great at finding the travel plans that best suited us. Easy to communicate with and always addressed any questions with insight and ideas! When our trip was finalized she walked us through highlighting every detail we need to be aware of on our complex itinerary.

Las Vegas/Tahoe

By: Monty

Reviewed on: 14 Jul 2019

Excellent! Marnie kept us well informed and up to date on the vacation package. She took care of any changes without hesitation to make sure we were satisfied and communicated through emails or phone calls. She reviewed package thoroughly and highlighted items that we needed to follow up on during the trip. She had our flights and excursions that were planned all separate which made it so easy on our end. There was not a flaw in the package and our trip went smoothly. We appreciate Marnie's time spent planning to ensure our trip was fantastic!

Jamaica honeymoon

By: Brandon

Reviewed on: 24 Jul 2019

Marnie was great! She gave me plenty of destination options and worked with me on choosing a great destination.

Cape Cod

By: Marie

Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2019

Marnie arranged flights so my sister from Texas and me from Iowa arrived in Boston at the same time. Our luggage even came to the same carasol. She helped us find the perfect inn within walking distance of many restaurants and sites.


By: Brad

Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2019

Marnie took all the time we needed to answer all our questions. She made everything easy for 2 first time travelers.

Great job!

By: MollyC

Reviewed on: 03 Sep 2019

Working with Marnie was our first experience working with a travel agent. She was so knowledgeable and helpful--she answered our many, many questions about our land/sea tour of Alaska. We really appreciated her attention to detail--she printed out all of our boarding materials, including our luggage tags, and went through all of the information with us thoroughly. We will contact Marnie again for our next big trip!

Bahamas Trip

By: luvcuv

Reviewed on: 12 Sep 2019

Marnie was awesome to work with. She was very helpful and insightful. She made everything so easy. I would definitely recommend Marnie if you are wanting to plan a trip!


By: Luke

Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2019

Our experience was excellent and the resort was amazing. My wife and I will go back to the same place again


By: Ken

Reviewed on: 02 Dec 2019

Marnie was excellent-- knowledgeable, supportive, hard working, and creative in her solutions. My family really benefited from working with her, and we appreciate her efforts very much.

Fun time in HI

By: Bob

Reviewed on: 26 Dec 2019

She was great to work with. Marnie explained everything.

Excellent service

By: darrellgreenman

Reviewed on: 09 Jan 2020

Marnie Wilkes was so friendly before and during the booking process. My husband and I felt assured of our holiday plans from the moment we made contact.


By: Cole

Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2020

Everything was set up correctly. Paper work sent to me on time. Answered all questions prior to departure. Will use her assistance again

Dominican Republic Vacation

By: TakeMeToTheBeach

Reviewed on: 22 Jan 2020

Marnie is always very quick to respond when working with her on vacation details. She is always very friendly and thorough. Very helpful when you have a specific question about your vacation. We have used her twice while booking big family vacation and everyone has always had a great experience!

Great vacation

By: B

Reviewed on: 14 Jan 2020

Easy communication via email. No issues.

review for Florida trip

By: Le

Reviewed on: 17 Jan 2020

very accommodating

Leave it to Marnie

By: Erica

Reviewed on: 06 Feb 2020

This was my second time going on a vacation planned by Marnie. I would highly recommend her. Everything is organized, and her recommendations are perfect. I had a lot of anxiety traveling out of the country the first time, but the second time I had no worries. I know I can travel confidently when Marnie plans my vacations. It is so nice to know that all of the details are taken care of. We usually travel with a group of friends, so it also takes the hassle out of getting everybody organized to make arrangements together. We also recommend taking out travel insurance. Marnie will explicitly go over it with you, and it gives me more piece of mind that if an emergency were to arise while we are on vacation, we have the resources to call. I highly recommend Marnie!


By: FrancisBlair

Reviewed on: 17 Feb 2020

Like working with family. Marnie was, as always, very helpful and understanding of what we wanted on this trip.


By: Brian and Hope

Reviewed on: 10 Feb 2020

Every aspect of our arrangements were flawless. Top Notch!!!

Fantastic Trip to Aruba!

By: Mark & Susan

Reviewed on: 09 Feb 2020

Marnie was a pleasure to work with - she provided us with some options for traveling to the Caribbean based upon our criteria. She was prompt in providing us with several options - just enough to give us some different things to consider without being overwhelming. The trip went off without a hitch - our flights were perfect and we had enough information about Aruba and our resort that we felt very well prepared. Transportation to and from the Resort -- Airport was a breeze. We took a snorkeling excursion - got to see a German ship sunk in WW II, and we did a UTV excursion as well and visited the other side of the island along with the Arikok National Park. Aruba is clean, beautiful and SAFE. Perfect weather every single day. We will go back to Aruba after this experience!

Review of Florida trip

By: Ed and Martha

Reviewed on: 19 Feb 2020

Working with Marnie is a very pleasant experience. She is thorough, but also listens to our preferences. She keeps us informed and meets with us again shortly before our trip.

Mexico 2020

By: Mexico 2020

Reviewed on: 28 Feb 2020

This is the 3rd time we worked with Marnie and everything went well. We had no issues with the information she supplied us. Marnie was also very quick at getting answers to our questions.

Working with Marnie Wilkes, 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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