Janine Magnuson 

Ames, IA United States
Travel Specialties
  • Beach & Sun
  • Honeymoons
  • Destination Weddings
  • Escorted Tours
  • Ocean Cruising

  • Aruba
  • Cayman Islands
  • French Polynesia
  • Jamaica
  • Saint Lucia
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

I joined the Travel and Transport team in 1995, immersing myself in many different specializations including honeymoons, destination weddings, groups, as well as all-inclusive resorts anywhere with warm and sunny weather. I had the incredible opportunity to travel to Tahiti, Moorea and then spent a couple of nights on the island of Bora Bora. Staying in an overwater bungalow at the Le Meridien ~ Incredible!!!

This year I traveled to Nassau in the Bahamas and stayed at the Sandals Royal Bahamian for our 30 year anniversary. I’m very passionate about the Caribbean, traveling and participating in hotel inspections in places like Grenada, Barbados, St. Croix, St. Lucia, Mexico, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic. I’m a Certified Sandals Platinum Specialist, as well as a Virtuoso member. Recently I became a Certified Hawaii Destination Specialist and completed the College of Disney Knowledge courses. For me, it is a priority to travel many times throughout the year to gain experience that can be shared with my clients for their bucket list!

Places I Have Traveled

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Highly Recommended

By: Kim & Rick

Reviewed on: 07 Feb 2014

Janine was very helpful with information concerning 2 different destinations we were considering.  She was always timely responding to us and also very helpful with travel tips.  She helped make our vacation a wonderful experience!

highly recommend to others

By: Karen

Reviewed on: 18 Feb 2014

Janine was great to work with in the planning stages.  Weather caused us some travel problems but Janine was always there to assist us when we called her. She made sure our final destination was notified that we would possibly be delayed due to weather.  Will definitely use her again for our next trip!

By: Amesjb

Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2014

I used to book my trips myself on-line but after my friends and us went to Travel & Transport my thinking has changed. Janine went over and beyond to make sure our trip was book and that the day of travel that we were able to get out due to weather and if not what to due next to insure we had a flight. Thanks so Much for your expertise. Jim B.

Frequent Traveler

By: Beaches Beaches Beaches

Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2014

Highly recommended

By: cj64

Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2014

Janine always makes sure everything for our trips is taken care of. We go out of the country year after year and travel is a breeze with her planning. I would highly recommend her as an agent.
Not Recommended

Little Support

By: Kayla09

Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2014

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By: jay

Reviewed on: 08 Mar 2014

Janine was so helpful, competent and friendly.  She made sure we had the best possible flight and resort arrangements for our family, and was in contact with us frequently with the information we needed.  It relieved us of a lot of pressure to get everything coordinated.  We would not hesitate to use her again.  We are grateful for her assistance.

highly recommended

By: Diana

Reviewed on: 17 Apr 2014

I have used Janine several times.   She takes care of every detail!  When we go through Disney Cruise Line they comment on how we have every detail done. Janine told us what to fill out & we did.  They told us to thank our travel agent!  I have recommended her to several people!

Perfect at details!

By: TerriH

Reviewed on: 12 Jun 2014

Our dream of a lifetime was to celebrate our retirement with a trip to New Zealand and Australia.  We did not want any missteps so we turned to Janine Magnuson to plan all the details. Janine started the process of planning our 28 day trip with lots of catalogues to peruse so we could get a better scope of how we wanted the trip to unfold.  Once we outlined the big picture then we had plenty of time for the details.  This was the first large scale international traveling we have done and our success and all the "Ah! moments" are tied to the impeccable detailing and patience of Janine.  We can't say enough how professional, patient and helpful Janine was in the planning.  Not only was the trip perfect, Janine helped answer all the questions first time travelers have.  Nothing was left to chance and every day our schedule was perfect and came off without a flaw.  Bravo, Janine!


By: Tammy

Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2014

The trip was wonderful; everything went off without a hitch; I would use Travel and Transport/Janine again and recommend her to friends and family.
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highly recommendated

By: Jo

Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2014

Janine understood my needs and desire and booked me and my parents the best location on the ship.  We had a two connecting rooms which makes the spaces seems much bigger, yet have privacy.  the rooms are closed to everything so my parents don't need to walk too much, yet very quiet.Janine has everything printed such as check-in doc, luggage tags, travel info, and destination info and sent to me.the whole trip worked out as planned, except the ship somehow did not deliver the cake as they said they would for my parents' 70 year anniversary. 

Highly Recommended

By: JayHan

Reviewed on: 11 Jul 2014

Janine did a great job of helping us plan our trip and itinerary.  We have used her services many times before and we always get knowledgeable and friendly service and advice.

a very helpful and knowledgable person

By: Renate

Reviewed on: 24 Jul 2014

this was my first contact with Janine and i was very happy with working with her. She went beyond the call of duty in helping me and did it with a smile and very efficiently,  i will certainly go back to her if I have travel needs again.

Quick, friendly service

By: Gretta

Reviewed on: 30 Jul 2014

Janine always provide prompt response to my requests.  I like that I can email her my needs and she provides economical travel options.  I fly 3 -4 times a year and I always book through Janine.  I find my time is worth more than the agency fee.  I do not have to search the internet or second guess the arrangements.  When booking through Travel and Transport I do not have to worry when there is a disruption in the flight plans, a simple call to their 800 number and my worries are address - well worth the fee to book a flight.

Bon ton roulez


Reviewed on: 02 Aug 2014

Flights coming and going were delayed enough that we had to rebook. That went smoothly with Delta phone number. Luggage was pulled off plane and ended up where we did! Cab to and from airport to hotel was great. Hotels were as expected. Four points Sheraton on Bourbon St. was great location and for the price a great deal. The Ritz-Carlton on Canal had more street noise, even though we were on the ninth floor. Spent three times the amount in New Orleans that I thought I would. One would have to work hard to pay "normal" prices. Heard more bands in five days than I hear in five months. Great time, but don't know if I would go back. I think we were on every street in the French Quarter.

Very good

By: Dody

Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2014

Everything went very well. It was great to have a non-stop flight. The hotel accommodations were very nice. We asked for adjoining rooms and got them. Very satisfied with everything.
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Perfect would recommend highly

By: Steve

Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2014

The trip was awesome! The resort was beautiful and the service was outstanding. Would recommend to anyone. Thanks Janine.
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Great personal service

By: travelgroup

Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2014

Janine provides great personal service!
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Great service

By: Gretta

Reviewed on: 01 Dec 2014

Working with Janine and Travel and Transport reduced the stress of my trip, I wanted an earlier flight home. A quick email to Janine and it was done when I arrived at the ticket counter.
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Another flawless trip

By: trez4cy

Reviewed on: 01 Dec 2014

All went great on my last trip-even was upgraded! Janine always takes care of everything. Traveling is an adventure but I feel much better knowing that Travel and Transport is only a call away, in case things go south.
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Wonderful as Usual

By: ANM87

Reviewed on: 15 Jan 2016

Our trip was great thanks to Janine for helping us find a new place.
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Excellent choice and great place!. Thank you Janine

By: Jim Dickson

Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2017

We enjoyed your recommended resort. SCUBA diving was great and resort was plush. Thanks, Janine!

The best service!

By: Petersons2014

Reviewed on: 08 Dec 2014

We had the most memorable trip and honeymoon at The Royal in Playa Del Carmen! Janine was very helpful throughout the entire planning process. She was very knowledgeable about the resort and offered plenty of helpful tips. She was very prompt on returning emails and was very willing to help find the best dates, prices, options, etc. We will for sure be using her again when we start to plan our next vacation!
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Great to Work With

By: PackersGirl12

Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2015

Janine was great to work with. She worked with our budget and set us up with a place we were happy with. I would definitely use her again.


By: audruss28r

Reviewed on: 28 Feb 2015

Friend AND advisor makes for a good recommendation and service for a great vacation.

Great Service and Expertise.

By: jdsw70

Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2015

Janine always does a great job with our travel. She is my go-to Travel Professional.


By: Ron and Karla

Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2015

We had an absolutely wonderful time at our all inclusive stay at Cozumel Palace! Janine was wonderful and helped get us booked on our last minute get-away. The resort was fabulous and exceeded our expectations! Our only disappointment was our unexpected overnite stay at the Dallas airport due to ice on our way home! Memories!!!

Awesome Travel agent


Reviewed on: 06 Mar 2015

Janine always does an awesome job for me. She takes care of the small details that made our vacation plans go smoothly. Great vacation!

Excellent Service

By: bets0281

Reviewed on: 13 Mar 2015

Janine was a great help in planning our vacation to St. Lucia. She was more than willing to answer all of my questions and provided excellent service!

Janine and Royal Caribbean never fail to impress!

By: Netekay

Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2015

I had originally booked a cruise out of Tampa but I had to change my plans. Janine suggested I consider Royal's newest ship Quantum of the Seas. She was spot on! She suggested I fly into Newark to be closer to the port (thank goodness she knew that--my first time in the NYC area) and I booked a hotel with points. The ship was AMAZING! The itinerary was awesome and the ship was a wonder. I appreciate that Janine had done some research on the ship before suggesting it to me. She knows what I like in a cruise. I will definitely be seeing her soon to book my next cruise!!

Fabulous friendly service

By: Nae

Reviewed on: 16 Apr 2015

We really enjoyed AlSol Luxury hotel in Cap Cana, Dominican Republic. My favorite servers at the Mariner's buffet were Sergio and Juliana as they greeted us with a smile and personalized service every meal. Both went above their duty helping when our son wasn't feeling well, by supplying us with to-go containers from the buffet to take to our room. We had plenty of activities to keep us active, like aerobics and zumba in the pool, bike rides, beach volleyball and excursions that included zip lining, snorkeling and deep sea fishing. It was quiet and not crowded, which was a real plus for my traveling spouse who likes seclusion and quiet on his days off work. We liked their sister properties of AlSol Sanctuary and AlSol Del Mar and enjoyed day trips to these 2 resorts very much. In fact, we want to return to Sanctuary one day.

Kick back and relax

By: Carlos4Lyfe

Reviewed on: 19 Apr 2015

Janine was awesome! In the past, I have been the one who plans the annual group trip for our friends and family. It is always a hassle but someone had to do it. This year, we decided to call Janine to set up our trip for up. She took the time to find out exactly what we wanted out of the upcoming vacation, provided us with multiple different options and eventually got us a great deal on the vacation. I never had to do a thing and my trip was relaxing, not only prior to leaving but during the trip. We will definitely be using her again.

Hassle free Disney trip!

By: 1stDisneyVacay

Reviewed on: 20 Jun 2015

Janine was awesome in helping me plan our family's vacation trip. I called on a whim, and we did everything over the phone. That was so helpful as I was in the process of moving. She handled every detail! Even went so far as to mention things I might not have thought of. I will call Janine for all of my family vacations in the future!
Not Recommended

Not happy

By: Lindae

Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2015

Had a 14 hour door to door trip which is a 4 hour delay. No crew for a scheduled flight was the excuse for the delay. Got home at 3:30am! Not happy! I was charged doubled for lugage both ways. A call to Travel & Transport did not helpto resolve it. She seems unaffected by issue. I had to beg for the United phone number. SO much for booking wth a travel agent again.

Perfect Planning

By: Terri14

Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2015

Janine has done it again! We just returned from our first cruise and from the time we left home until our return everything was flawless! Every connection. every transfer, every detail was just perfect during our trip from Vancouver BC to Anchorage, Alaska aboard the Coral Princess. We liked the cruise line and we were very appreciative that everything was taken care of for us. We are saving our pennies so we can give Janine a call soon for our next adventure!

Great Job!

By: sbs2025

Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2015

Janine did a great job for us. She had great ideas and gave us a lot of advice. She was also very supportive when we questioned anything. We will definitely be using her as our travel advisor again.
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First cruise on Princess

By: Travelers

Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2015

28 day cruise on Crown Princess from LA to Hawaii and French Polynesia. Great trip. Spent a couple days in Ca before cruise. Ship is nice but in need of some TLC ( like removal or at least coverup of rust on balcony). Ship staff was great and always anxious to please. We had the best cabin steward ever. Islands were wonderful, the people in Samoas and French Polynesia so nice. We did some good excursions.

Perfect Family Resort

By: TerriH

Reviewed on: 30 Nov 2015

Just returned from a week at the Iberostar Cancun. Janine Magnuson, our travel agent. was able to make all the arrangements for family coming from two different locations, arriving at two different times. We scored big time with the Ocean Front Villas. All our rooms were close to each other and two were connecting. We all had our own patios that led to our own affinity/lap pool. The all inclusive was diverse and yet family oriented. We ate at three of the four speciality restaurant and had a great family time. This is a place we would highly recommend! We felt safe and secure with our grandchildren scurrying here and there. The rooms were large and luxurious, the food amazingly good for an all inclusive and the staff was really accommodating. Janine, you pulled off another great excursion for our family!
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Worry Free Vacation

By: Amesjb

Reviewed on: 17 Jan 2016

Janine always takes the worry out of traveling. Airport transfers are arranged and the prices are comparable or even better than booking on your own.
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Hands on travel agent

By: Jennaann88

Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2016

Janine was there every step of the way with my girlfriends and myself. She went over her job title repeatedly. Janine worked with all us girls while we tried to decide on where we wanted to go. She was great at getting us any and all info that was needed or asked. We them had trouble getting out of Des Moines due to airline problems not weather. She was able to change our flights and get us a hotel then add us an extra night to make up for the night we lost. She seriously is the best and I wouldn't choose anyone else!!
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Quick, efficient, process was easy


Reviewed on: 17 Feb 2016

Janine helped us plan a fantastic vacation to Punta Cana. We stayed at the Hard Rock -- Food, drinks, pools, beach --- all fantastic!
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Very nice, friendly and helpful.

By: Audi

Reviewed on: 07 Mar 2016

The people, Beach, and view were wonderful. Great location, bus to everything. Buffet not open all nights was only downer for me.

Excellent Service

By: Sandy77

Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2016

Janine helped organize our girls trip. She provided us with several different options to choose from that all fit within our requested guidelines (price, place and timeframes). She didn't bat an eye when our group grew from 3 to 12 ladies over time. We were all able to travel together and stay within the same resort. I will definitely ask for Janine's help again with future adventures.

PV Trip

By: Lovetoride

Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2016

The trip was fun and lots for Janine to coordinate because of our large group. The resort was not as nice as I expected based on the materials provided. Our room had a broken slider and needed to be upgraded/remodeled. We were able to switch rooms so that we could have a slider that locked. On our return to the States, our flight from Houston to Des Moines didn't leave enough time to make it through customs and security. 2 members of our group missed our flight and had to fly to Omaha and then drive to Des Moines. Those of us who made the flight had to run to the gate once we cleared security.
Not Recommended

Friendly staff

By: Grams

Reviewed on: 10 Mar 2016

The resort was nice but thought it was a little outdated. My room had issues the first night I was there, but the staff was very accommodating and moved us to a new room the following afternoon. The location of the resort was about a 10 minute drive from the downtown area. If I go to Puerto Vallarta again, I would not chose this resort. The return flight schedule had issues. We had approx. 1.5 hours to get thru customs/tsa (needed 3). We did not make any stops after getting off our flight and went immediately to the appropriate area to begin our customs/tsa checks. There were approx 300-400 people all trying to go thru this at the same time. I will NEVER go thru Houston again. We did not take time to put our shoes back on after TSA and ran to our gate, which was already closed. 8 of us boarded within 5 min. Of each other. The other 2 were not allowed to board even though the plan was still at the gate . They had to find another flight

London, Northern Europe and Transatlantic cruises

By: Travelers

Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2016

Flight to London Heathrow, three days in London. While in London we did a train trip to Bath Spa, a walking food tour, and went to theater. Transport to Southampton was via car service. Four day cruise with one stop in Belgium and two stops in France. Second cruise was Transatlantic with five stops in Caribbean. Great trip. Janine took care of cruise and flight arrangements and as always did a wonderful job.

Wonderful Service from Janine as always!!

By: S&S

Reviewed on: 28 Dec 2016

Janine always books our trips for us! she is very knowledgeable and helpful!! I would highly recommend her to anyone!!

All details covered

By: TerriH

Reviewed on: 24 May 2016

Recently, Janine Magnuson, planned the perfect Mediterranean cruise for us. We started our journey in Barcelona spending two nights and then boarded our seven day Princess Cruise in the Mediterranean. Our journey ended in Rome with 2 1/12 days to explore the Eternal City. What I appreciate about Janine is tha she knows our preferences and works all the angles making things work for us. She has great follow through and is extremely detailed oriented to make sure there won't be any hiccups in our travel plans. And magically all of her planning paid off. We enjoyed Barcelona more than we anticipated and would gladly return to that clean, polite and friendly city. We were so glad Janine booked the hotel she did for us in Rome. We were in the thick of so much history that we were able to walk everywhere we wanted to see all the sights! It was a memorable trip and we appreciate all the detail Janine put into it!
Not Recommended

Very difficult

By: X

Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2016

A very difficult trip - it was awesome to see the band, but tour was overall disappointing. Our bus leader didn't know anything about French culture, the war, the architecture, or any interesting facts to share with us our hours in the bus. Our hotel was nice, but it was 1.5 hours from the American cemeteries where we went each day to see the band - it was a waste of time to backtrack. T&T did a terrible job with flights, before and during the trip. We made our own , and when I emailed 2 wks before the trip to give J our flight info, she sounded like she didn't care what my flights were - it was our responsibility to find the group once we got to France. When I called her and asked for details on how to find the group, she said "haven't you traveled internationally before?" When the group flights were delayed, we found our the French team didn't have the names of group members or even Janine's info - we were giving them her contact info. It was unsafe and scary and poorly done.

Wonderful Trip!

By: Tim

Reviewed on: 11 Jul 2016

I appreciated the careful attention to detail and convenience during my last trip to Hawaii. Janine was great to work with! It's a great relief to know that the planning was in good hands. Our departure and arrival times were convenient. Rental car pickup was hassle free, and our hotels were excellent. All this enabled us to have a wonderful time during our stay. One point for improvement: checking in for our return flight, we were told that we were moved to an hour-earlier flight!!! We barely made our flight. I have no idea how this happened, but there needs to be a method for notifying customers of a change in flight plans. I extend my gratitude to Janine!
Not Recommended

Ambivalent (at best)

By: ISU 2016

Reviewed on: 21 Jun 2016

Janine exhibited little interest in the trip or our travels once she cashed the check. Her communication is lackluster, her guidance is dated, clearly better off planning my own trip (and saving some money as well).

Perfect Cruise

By: Trags51

Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2016

Everything fell in to place on our recent cruise to Europe with pre and post hotels air lines and the Princess Cruise. Couldn't have been better and was far better than we ever expected. Had a GREAT time

ISU Band

By: Dean

Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2016

Once we arrived in France the tour was good. Air France customer service is terrible at best and the group felt very much unsupported from Travel and Transport when our Thursday night flight got cancelled and we pretty much had to make our own flight arrangements to get to France. The company from Holland did a great job, our bus driver and tour "guide" were both great people.
Not Recommended

poor tour company with great drivers

By: Band Groupie

Reviewed on: 21 Jun 2016

While I enjoyed my trip, the touring company was not great. We took a trip to France and our tour guide did not speak French. When we arrived at a restaurants one of the nights, the restaurant didn't even know we were coming and we had no reservations. The reservations should have been checked sometime during the 5 hour bus trip to make sure everything was in order. When our plane was delayed, we didn't get much information on where to meet and only met our group because one of the other guests on the tour was wearing ISU clothing. The tour guide had a single piece of paper and was not at all visible. She didn't have the names and arrival times of anyone arriving. Our tour guide had no information to share about any of the sites we visited except to say when we arrived at Omaha Beach that, "A lot of people died here." YUP! A knowledgeable guide would have been most appreciated!

help in arranging a fabulous trip

By: Robinhood

Reviewed on: 11 Jul 2016

We just came back from a fabulous trip and without the help of Janine Magnuson it would never have happened. She found us a package deal for hotel and flight (hotel splendid), arranged for the train tickets (what a relief when we saw the masses of passengers at the train station), recommended a group tour which turned out to be exceptionally well organized, led, explained and full of unexpected wonderful surprises, helped with printing our boarding passes (online is not my friend), was always willing to answer additional questions I had during the planning process - in short, it was a pleasure all around, and I have already recommended her to friends who are thinking about traveling in the near or not so near future. Janine is to be commended for the excellent professional job she is doing

Excellent Agent

By: DeLores

Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2016

My husband and I enjoyed our vacation very much thanks to the thoroughness of our agent. From beginning to end she was extremely helpful and provided wonderful tips that were useful as we prepared and traveled to St.Lucia. We could not have asked for a better agent, thanks for everything ,it was wonderful!
Not Recommended


By: Jackpot

Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2016

On a 1 to 10 score, I'd rate her a 4. My wife and I have traveled a lot and she is the worst agent we have ever had. I would not recommend Janine or use her again.

Good help

By: ThomasG

Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2016

Appreciated her help. All went great.

Quick service

By: Gretta

Reviewed on: 20 Jul 2016

Janine did a great job providing quick answers and flight options for my business trip.

Great service

By: Ashley S.

Reviewed on: 11 Nov 2016

Everything went well, we were pleased to arrive at the hotels and have everything prepaid ready to go. Also getting assistance with car rentals and other accommodations made our trip easy and enjoyable

Great service

By: Dt

Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2016

The service we received was exceptional. The trip was as promised. I would use Janine again for my next trip and have suggested others use her.

She asked questions for clarity, seemed very knowleble

By: Mel

Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2016

Service was clear and friendly, done in jig time. Printout clear and informative

Very helpful

By: Florida guy

Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2016

Janine Our trip to St Pete beach was wonderful. There were no repercussions from the hurricane on the opposite coast just 2 days earlier. I would whole heartedly recommend The Beach Suites at the Don Cesar, The staff at our hotel as well as those at the main hotel were extremely friendly. Janine thank you for your help we will be back to see you again in the future. Bob

Stree Reduced Travel

By: Go Travel More

Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2017

Booking my family vacation to Mexico with Janine was a breeze! She always provides options and allows me to decide what is best for my schedule and budget. Knowing the Travel and Transport team is behind me if anything goes wrong with my flights really reduces my stress when traveling. I've used the online travel sites and been burned when our flights were canceled, my tickets then canceled and I was stuck buying last minute tickets to get to my vacation destination. This nightmare is why I now book all my family vacation through Travel and Transport, their network of professionals will not leave you stranded.


By: Kellie M

Reviewed on: 20 Jan 2017

Janine made the process of planning a vacation SO much easier! It was great working with her and we had an amazing trip to Sandals La Tac in Saint Lucia.


By: Rosie

Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2017

Working with Janine was fantastic; timely emails, efficient bookings, attention to detail. I highly recommend!
Not Recommended

Slow to respond

By: We love Mexico!

Reviewed on: 23 Feb 2017

It was okay working with Janine. I probably won't work with her again due to her being slow to respond. Sometimes she didn't respond at all.

Trip to Playa Del Carmen

By: Shell

Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2017

Janine was wonderful to work with. Quickly put together a spur of the moment reservation to a delightful resort and travel arrangements that made travel the easiest I have ever experienced.

Trip to Punta Cana

By: Beth Campbell

Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2017

Janine Magnuson was fabulous to work with! When I first contacted her, we didn't know where we wanted to go, just knew that we wanted an all-incsluive on a beach somewhere, preferably not Mexico since we had been there before. She gave us several options and highly recommended the one that we chose and we absolutely LOVED it!! There were 4 of us that went, two couples, so we came in the week before our trip and Janine had packets made up for each of us, which included baggage tags and maps of the property, etc. She explained in detail everything we would need to know about the trip before we left, as she had been there herself. When we got to the resort, there was a mixup with our resort credits, so I sent Janine a message, and she responded on a SUNDAY, and contacted the vacation specialist to get it straightened out for us! She is one of a kind!! I highly recommend Janine to ALL of my friends and family for their next vacation, she's the BEST!!

Trip to Mexico

By: Sarah

Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2017

She was absolutely great to work with. She helped us figure everything out, and was flexible when issues arose.

Trip to Mexico

By: Steve R

Reviewed on: 17 Apr 2017

As always very good.
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Trip planning

By: Harley

Reviewed on: 28 Apr 2017

she didn't get me any better if a deal than I could have gotten on my own and it cost me $50.

will work with her again

By: renate

Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2017

a pleasure. Janine is very well informed, willing to investigate options and possibilities to find the best fit at the best price. She is efficient, prompt, and always present to my wishes or ready to answer questions I might have.


By: Nicole

Reviewed on: 11 Jul 2017

Great. She listened to what I wanted and helped put together a lovely vacation.

Working with Janine

By: Abra

Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2017

Janine knew her stuff very well. She answered our questions and knew where to find all the specifics. All of our connections were easy to find. Before consulting with Janine, my husband had found a great deal on the Internet. At my insistence, we saw Janine before making our final booking. My husband's "great deal" would have been in a cabin with an obstructed view. Also, Janine was able to ultimately get us a balcony at a little extra cost. I think I finally have my husband convinced that going through a travel agent has its advantages.
Not Recommended


By: Ghost

Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2017

I will not recommend Janine and will not work with her again. My ticket was messed up instead of flying as an adult, I was a child. I had to cancel one of my ticket and got a new record locator number but janine did not think it was important me to have. I was freaking out two night before my trip since I could not verify my flight.

will work with her again

By: Mausie

Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2017

a pleasure and in fact i am planning to consult her again tomorrow
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By: Lois

Reviewed on: 09 Sep 2017

She was very knowledgeable and very competent. I would definitely use her again.

Trips Abroad

By: Jackie S

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2017

Janine was pleasant, professional & prompt in her exchanges with me. She booked my trips with ease. They were perfect

repeat customer

By: loving it

Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2017

a pleasure as always, well informed, helpful, efficient, caring, smiling, prompt.

foreign trip accomodations

By: bob

Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2017

very good, she worked around schedules to find one that would get us to our destination in one day and return the same thing. She took all the time needed to do what we need.

Amazing customer service

By: Herndon Family

Reviewed on: 25 Oct 2017

Very easy. She went above and beyond all of our expectations

Oregan trip

By: Sally

Reviewed on: 01 Nov 2017

Janine was easy to work with, outlined our trip well. All reservations were as scheduled. Had no problems. Would definitely work with Janine in the future.

Trip by plane

By: puddles

Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2017

She was very professional, pleasant and easy to work with. We enjoyed our trip and the car rental she lined up.

Punta Cana

By: Melia Handy

Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2017

Janine was awesome! My wife and I had no idea where we wanted to go and Janine was so helpful in giving suggestions and tips for our trip. It was our first time using a travel agency but it definitely won’t be our last!

Cruise on Star Princess

By: Suzy

Reviewed on: 01 Nov 2017

Terrific as usual! She is very willing to answer any questions you have.

Visit to Moscow, Russia

By: Traveler2017

Reviewed on: 11 Nov 2017

She booked a 3 day tour with driver and guide and hotel at a reasonable rate and we were able to see the highlights of the city.

Our review

By: Miki

Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2018

Helpful & personable

Airline Tickets

By: Nate

Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2018

I was quite nervous about booking during holidays and she assured me it would be fine. She found fantastic flights for us. Thank you Janine!

Vacation Planning Made Easy

By: Morgan

Reviewed on: 02 Jan 2018

Janine made planning a trip to Europe at the last minute a breeze. The tour options she found after asking us a few questions were wonderful. Our trip was tailored to fit our interests and budget.

Emergency trip to SE Asia

By: Jim Dickson

Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2018

Excellent, always pleasant, very conscientious and TIMELY..


By: Debbie

Reviewed on: 18 Jan 2018

Great! She was very helpful!

Good Experience!

By: BeachBum

Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2018

It was easy to communicate with Janine via email which was convenient! It was a great trip, and she had a lot of insight and tips about the resort.

Great Help!

By: Diane

Reviewed on: 18 Jan 2018

Janine did a great job of assisting me with flight arrangements.

Orlando or Bust


Reviewed on: 14 Jan 2018

Excellent and very responsive. The hotel was great, nut the hotel location not appropriate for our purpose. It was downtown in the medical center and better suited for families in need of medical treatment and facilities, which was not our trip purpose.

Recent business trip

By: Taid

Reviewed on: 22 Jan 2018

Efficient, solid planning. Had seat preference, airline status, Global Entry #, and credit card # exactly right. I will email her today for the next meeting trip.

Punta Cana 2018

By: Mike

Reviewed on: 22 Jan 2018

Great everything was as she explained there was no confusion and the trip was awesome she was very thorough with contacts and answered emails when sent trip went off without a hitch and will book with her again

Working with Janine Magnuson, 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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