Jen Boles 

Cornelius, NC United States
Explore More Family Travel, an independent affiliate of Gifted Travel Network
Travel Specialties
  • Family Travel
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Beach & Sun
  • Escorted Tours
  • Independent Tours

  • Greece
  • Italy
  • United States - Hawaii
  • Australia
  • Thailand
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

Most of my corporate career was spent in Finance and Sales Support at Gulfstream Aerospace. My final years in the corporate world were spent as a Cost Analyst negotiating with vendors to provide my company with the most valuable products at the best possible price. My passion for travel coupled with my ability to negotiate the best price on valuable products has led me to a career as a travel advisor. Naturally, I will focus on family travel because I am a mom to adorable identical five year old boys who will go to Kindergarten this fall. I want to provide families with more than just picture perfect snapshots of their vacations, I want them to engage with each other while connecting to the culture of their destination.

Places I Have Traveled

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Magical Morocco

By: Tom

Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2019

Jen knew exactly what I wanted before I did. I knew that I wanted to travel after competing in the ITU Multisport World Championships in Spain in April 2019. I wanted to experience a culture that I had never experienced before but was not interest in tours. I had done a tour in the 1970s with my wife and left at some point because it was too large and we were not given enough time at each place. Jen explained to me that there were now many small group tours available that not only made the logistics of travel easier, but also allowed me to have more local experiences that I would never find on my own. Jen suggested Morocco, and I was immediately intrigued. It was definitely the type of destination I was seeking. Between the ease of the tour and Jen's organization and assistance, I was able to focus on my experiences instead of the logistics of travel. She even booked extra day trips at the end on my tour. I highly recommend Jen at Explore More Family Travel!
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Travel advisor = a must!

By: Dusti

Reviewed on: 15 Sep 2019

Jen was fantastic through the booking process but she really amazed us by already making phone calls to everyone when a hurricane threatened the area! She worked tirelessly through the entire weekend as we had to change plans at the last minute (she coordinated that) as well as communicated with the resort to help us reschedule. All this during a holiday weekend that she could have been “out of the office” and we are grateful for her ongoing support! She was instrumental in helping us during this last minute change due to the hurricane and I honestly can’t imagine having to navigate that without a travel advisor!
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Hurricane Vaca

By: Jessie

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2019

Wonderful. Jen went above and beyond to communicate with us, the resort, and airlines. We experienced weather related difficulties and Jen made sure we were safe and helped us make accommodations. Jen also was wonderful working on the bookings and taking care of all our flight arrangements, making the process very smooth.
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Croatia Trip Exceeded Expectations

By: Beth Drinkwater

Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2019

Jen Boles planned a trip for us that exceeded our expectations. In our planning meeting we described what we enjoy while traveling and she planned a trip with top-rated guides, small groups and exceptional hotels. The trip includes an app which outlines travel plans, transfers, hotel reservations, excursions and even attaches vouchers. It allows Jen to add notes and tips for each day. Not only did Jen do an amazing job planning the trip, she touched base with us daily and communicated with our hotels and guides to ensure we had a smooth and carefree vacation. Jen suggested an eatwith experience while we were in Paris. So happy she recommended this dining experience. We went to a couple's home in Paris and shared a meal with a small group of people from 3 different countries. It felt like we were invited to our friends' home. We traveled with private drivers in comfortable clean vehicles. Our guides were well informed and very approachable. We couldn't have expected more!
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September 2019

By: David

Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2019

Jen was absolutely amazing and looked out for us the entire time. We had some excursions planned; however, the owner of the excursions had an unexpected death in the family. Our excursions were canceled but Jen notified us from across the seas to let us know and re-book alternative excursions which ended up being phenomenal. Jen always stayed in touch, which made our trip stress free. We were very fortunate to have her assigned to our trip. We truly are looking forward to having her plan our next trip. A very pleasant experience,
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Amazing trip to Spain!

By: Allyson Dixon

Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2019

I really enjoy following Explore More Family Travel's social media and weekly newsletters. I feel Jen's passion for travel through her writing. Jen is really good at tracking airfare pricing, so when she told me about flights to Spain under $300 out of CLT, we jumped at the chance. She helped us arrange our hotels and was instrumental in getting us tickets for the Alhambra when they appeared to be sold out. Thanks Jen for everything you did to make our trip to Spain a success!

My dream advisor planned the trip of my lifetime (LITERALLY!)

By: Cari P

Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2019

Working with Jen has been a dream! She has planned several trips for me after she started her business (and lead the planning on others I did with her personally years ago!). She is prompt, responsive, thorough and pays attention to the details, working out the best schedule, costs - and all within budget. A dream!

Celebrity Cruise

By: Beth

Reviewed on: 21 Jan 2020

This is our second trip in 4 months that Jen has helped us plan and we couldn't be more pleased. We are not new to cruising however, we never book through a travel advisor before. Jen helped us get great pricing and extra perks. This was our first cruise with Celebrity and we can't wait to explore another ship. I would definitely recommend chatting with Jen before booking your next cruise! Yes, you can book online or over the phone but, she may be able to get you a better deal and a few extras. Thank Jen - we are ready to chat about our next trip -- Hawaii -- Many thanks, Beth, Paul, Jim & Lauren

Great advisor !

By: Dusti

Reviewed on: 19 Jan 2020

Jen is a great travel advisor that always responded in a timely manner....made sure to give us advice after she'd researched what questions we asked. I am looking forward to having her plan another vacation for us.

Amazing trip...thanks Jen!

By: Allyson

Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2020

Jen handled every detail and was on top of all of my questions! Thanks For helping us book such a fun trip with our family! Looking forward to letting Jen book our next adventure to Mexico in June!

Herding cats

By: LW

Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2020

So many great things to say about working with Jen to plan a trip to Mexico with 20+ friends to celebrate four people in the group turning 40! Handling the bookings of 11 rooms & transportation isn't easy but Jen stayed on top of everyone to make sure nothing slipped through the cracks! She also made herself available during the vacation itself and helped some folks extend their trip...all while she was on her own trip. I'll continue to use Jen for all travel, big and small groups!

A Unico Experience

By: Kristin

Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2020

Jen was terrific - she was very responsive and sent me polite reminders to help me stay on track when I forgot to send the necessary documents to book my travel. She also helped me arrange private transportation from the airport. I would definitely recommend her and will likely use her services again for another trip! Thanks for planning such an amazing experience!

Thumbs up!

By: Regina

Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2020

Jen set up and unforgettable trip for a group of 40 friends in Mexico. We had the best time without a care in the world thanks to Jen!

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