Monika Dysart ASA, CTC, DS

Ballwin, MO United States
Travel Specialties
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising
  • Safari
  • Yacht Charter
  • Adventure

  • Ireland
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom
  • Egypt
  • French Polynesia
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Selling Travel Since
  • English
  • German

My Background

When it comes to planning travel, collaboration and sharing ideas and dreams are what make the trip come together. I've specialized in individual, family, small group and incentive travel with custom itineraries as well as full and partial world cruises.

For over 30 years, Sixth Star Travel, in St. Louis and Ft. Lauderdale, has approached each trip as a unique travel opportunity for our clients. Appointments in your home, office or a convenient location if you live in our areas or via phone, zoom and email.

Outstanding travel company partners in global locations, research and great relationships with all of the suppliers for your trip, as well as my continuing education and training are all benefits for you, whichever part of the globe your travel takes you.

CTC-Certified Travel Consultant

MCC-Master Cruise Consultant

DS-Destination Specialist

European, Tahiti, New Zealand and Caribbean Specialist

Give me a call or send an email. Let's discuss your next experience!!!

Places I Have Traveled

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highly recommend

By: drjean57

Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2013

Everything was well planned and we had no problems on the trip. The hotel rooms was very nice for the price and we were in walking distance to the old town and attractions. I would definitely get a english GPS system in the car, it would make it much simplier to navigate in the cities. Monica has always done an excellent job on organizing our trips. Thank you.
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highly recommended

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 08 Nov 2013

We have used Monica many times in the past and as has been our past experience she did an excellent job.

Highly Recommended

By: Dcase

Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2013

The location of these condos was perfect for our visit to Silver Dollar City. The nice view of Table Rock Lake was an added bonus.
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Highly Recommended

By: Kelly

Reviewed on: 10 Oct 2013

Monika made our recent trip planning seem effortless. She was there with suggestions, documentation and solutions. Our trip went exactly as planned, with no unexpected surprises--except a lovely bottle of wine in our Stateroom!

Highly Recommended

By: Pat

Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2013

If you want to see fall colors and learn some history facts, then this is definitely the best trip ever. The driver and tour director couldn't have been nicer. The hotels were just great. The little towns that we stopped at had wonderful shops and beautiful old homes. We visited Acadia National Park and that was an awesome experience. My only complaint was that there was too much food. Thanks Monika.

Highly Recommended

By: Marianne

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2013

Our travel experience was outstanding. Attention to every detail of the trip was attended to by Sixth Star Travel. It was the trip of a lifetime thanks to the suggestions made by our travel agent. The tours we booked fit our interests and schedules. There was not one aspect of our trip that we would have done differently.

Highly recommended

By: Nellie

Reviewed on: 05 Dec 2013

I have been on many trips with Monika. She is fabulous! She puts so much time and effort into finding trips for especially single travelers.

Highly recommend

By: Linda

Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2013

Monika has always been very professional and helpful in all travel arrangements. She took an extra step to make sure I was on the same flights and in close proximity seating with my friends who had booked with frequent flier miles.

Would not hesitate to recommend this trip

By: Mary

Reviewed on: 23 Dec 2013

This was a wonderful trip. AMA Waterways is a first class boat cruise. The cruise director stayed with us for the whole 9 days. The airlines (Delta) messed up but that was nobodys fault.

Great Virtuoso Travel Agent

By: GailSTL

Reviewed on: 26 Dec 2013

Monika has been my friend and travel agent for almost twenty years and I have joined her on many trips since 2002. Monika excels at knowing what her clients will like and making her recommendations accordingly. I have loved every trip she has planned for me over the years. The most recent trip was a cruise of the Christmas markets on AMAWaterways and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. Looking forward to a new adventure in 2014!

Highly recommend!

By: Kay

Reviewed on: 26 Dec 2013

Monika took care of a group of 12 for our AMA Waterways trip,which included some prereservations at a couple hotels in Zurich and Lucerne~fantastic!Several of us were delayed,getting to Europe-boo,Delta! Monika hung in there with the last 3 of us to get on a flt, staying with the final other 2 travelers~me being one of them~and worked with 2 Delta ticketing agents for over an hour and a half! She's the best-I plan to call on her for a personal trip with my handicapped sister. Excellent!

5 star travel

By: scott

Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2017

Ecellent. A consumate professional

Highly recommended

By: Joy

Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2013

Monika was an outstanding tour coordinator! There were some major travel difficulties with most of our group (not including me)leaving the U.S. and from what I understand, Monika did extremely well in managing all the problems. During the time on land prior to the riverboat cruise, and during the riverboat cruise, Monika looked after us making sure we were all o.k. but not too much so that we felt "supervised".

Great Trip - Very Smooth

By: JO

Reviewed on: 05 Jan 2014

This was our first trip to Asia and we had no idea what to do or see. Monika put together a fantastic itinerary and took care of every detail. There were absolutely no glitches and most everything we did was interesting and fun. I'll definitely use Monika for my next trip.

5 Star

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2014

She's made two trips a wonderful success.  I did not worry about anything at all.  Everything was taken care of, all details accounted for, and otherwise made what is supposed to be a relaxing vacation actually truly relaxing.

Highly Recommend

By: Brushwood02

Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2014

Monika was so great from the beginning stages all the way till we got home from our trip. I would use her for every trip I go on and I will strongly recommend to anyone planning on traveling. There is no one I would rather have than Monika when it comes to traveling. Thank you Monika for all your hard work and can't wait to see you again. 

Excellent planning

By: Dave

Reviewed on: 07 Feb 2014

Moika Dysart

By: loose change

Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2014

We were very please with all the arrangements Monika made for us.  We have used her for years and can always count on her to do a good job.

Great job, Great Trip

By: Bob

Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2014

Thanks for taking care of the flight and the hotel.  Everything worked out perfect.

Highly recommended

By: Clare

Reviewed on: 12 Apr 2014

Monika has planned several trips for us-Italy, chile, Thailand. She did an amazing job on all of them!! Everything was perfect. We have referred her to several of our friends.  They were extremely pleased as well. We will continue yo use Momika for all of out travel needs!!

Consistently the Best

By: Colleen

Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2014

On short notice we got the best options for our travel at great prices!   Thank you!

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 17 May 2014

I feel Monika planned a trip for myself and my companion that met all of our expectations and more.  We had all the information we needed when we left on our adventure and were pleased that Monika had found us outstanding venues at prices that were within our budget, or even less!!I would highly recommend Monika's services.Lylene

Beyond Expetations

By: nicnamestace

Reviewed on: 13 Jun 2014

We recently went to Italy as a celebration of two birthdays. Monika and Sharon took care of all the details and made some very helpful suggestions.  Our trip was beyond our expectations and the services they provided made it all possible.  Sure, we could have made hotel and air reservations,  We could have also book some of the attraction tickets in advance over the internet, but the details we would have overlooked would have changed the experience.  The drivers they booked that took us from one city to another with stops at small villages and a winery with an amazing view and home cooked lunch, as well as the stop at the cheese making facility were priceless.  Thank you for a wonderful vacation!!!

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 30 Jun 2014

the planning was meticulous but unfortunately we had to cancel the trip due to health reason.

Grand Cayman

By: Birthday girl

Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2016

The Ritz Grand Cayman was fabulous!! The beach is terrific and the staff most helpful. It was a perfect winter get away

Recommend Monika

By: Lynda 2.0

Reviewed on: 03 Feb 2017

She was very professional and attentive to the needs of all.

Canadian Rockies Trip

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2014

Monica is an excellent travel agent. She planned an amazing trip to the Canadian Rockies which included many wonderful amenities.Monica booked the Fairmont hotels in all three cites (Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff) which were all fabulous hotels. Each hotel had a unique style.Monica also reserved a car for us through Hertz which made our trip practical and an easy way to stop in order to view scenery each day.Monica communicates well with her clients and provides consistent updates frequently about the upcoming trip. I would recommend Monica to anyone wanting to plan a wonderful vacation!

Summer in the Adriatic

By: Ricky

Reviewed on: 24 Jul 2014

This was a terrific ten day cruise in the Adriatic from Venice to Venice on the Seabourn Spirit.  A lovely ship, nice cabin, great food and drink.  Best of all were the lovely people we met who are now our friends.  Thank you Monika for advising us on how to get the best cabin and staying in touchj

Highly Recommend

By: Jack

Reviewed on: 29 Jul 2014

Monika is the most thorough. professional, and customer centric Travel Specialist I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with.  She presents herself as the "Subject Matter Specialist" and delivers on it every time.  She is easy to deal with on every aspect of the trip and makes the overall process a pleasure. I would and do recommend her to everyone I know!!!

Everything worked per plan. The advance detail made it easier to execute each step.

By: Sam

Reviewed on: 12 Sep 2014

See above Headline Review.

Organized Stellar Service

By: GB

Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2014

Monika has been our advisor/travel counselor for the past 14 years. She is knowledgeable, friendly, always available and organized an we wouldn't leave home without consulting with her and letting Monika schedule our hotels and travel. We traveled to NOLA to enjoy a 4 day weekend and chose to return to our favorite hotel in the South the Windsor Court. The hotel is an oasis in the heart of the Crescent City. The hotel staff recognizes patrons by name and are accommodating in every way. Breakfasts in the dining room are the best way to begin the day with Helen greeting every diner with a smile. The suites are spacious and the beds uber comfortable.

Loved our Vacatin

By: cfw

Reviewed on: 26 Oct 2014

Our vacation was well planned and executed. Monika made sure each stage proceeded easily. We were greeted appropriately at each stop, hotels were well chosen, guides were excellent. While there were many legs on our trip, we had not one tangle. We even called Monika regarding one possible complication and she quickly answered our questions and kept us informed of any possible changes. She made traveling to complicated destinations easy.

Amazing South America

By: GailB

Reviewed on: 12 Dec 2014

Once again Monika has put together an amazing trip for us. Silver Sea, as always, met all my expectations and Monika's choice of hotels and guides for our private tours enhanced the experience. I love that Monika has contacts around the world and have never been disappointed with a particular tour or guide. The Virtuoso tour in Puerto Arenas was amazing, with the excursion to the penguin factory and a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Can't wait to have Monika plan our next trip!

Another Wonderful Trip

By: A & J

Reviewed on: 06 Feb 2017

We always love working with Monika! She has planned several trips for us, and they have always been wonderful!

Highly recommend

By: JP

Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2017

Outstanding in every way! Already using her to plan a second trip.



Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2017


Bahamas trip

By: Glassl

Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2017

She is professional, knowledgeable, service and detail oriented.

Outstanding insights and service

By: David123

Reviewed on: 05 Jan 2015

Monika was referred to us by a friend here in Denver who had regaled us with an epic tale of the trip and adventures that Monika had planned for them the previous year. Monika created a similar Asian trip for our family of four, tailored to our specific interests and hotel preferences. She knew when to press us for decisions as we procrastinated, and she invested an incredible amount of time on the phone with us and assembling information for us to review. The two week trip encompassed four Asian cities/countries and everything unfolded without a hitch. This was the first time we had used a travel agent in years and I was reminded of how much a true professional like Monika can add to both the process of planning and of course the trip itself - and knowing we didn't "miss anything" while on a once in a lifetime type adventure. She's the best.

Efficient planning

By: Sam

Reviewed on: 09 Jan 2015

Everything has gone smoothly. Thank you. .

Best Trip Yet!


Reviewed on: 28 Jan 2015

Great job, Monika. Outstanding facility, food, travel, et al.

Princess Cruise - Hawaii

By: Susan & Ted

Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2015

We found the details for our Cruise to Hawaii were all worked out quite well. Princess delivered the kind of trip we expected except for very rough seas that cost us the Island we most wanted to go to - Kauai. Cool temperatures, much wind and very very seas made for an interesting trip. We learned that the 12 days at Sea were a little too much and will guide us on future trip plans. We appreciate the expertise of Monika and would give an excellent referral to anyone who asked.

We would go back

By: Bloom00

Reviewed on: 23 Feb 2015

For the most part, a great trip! Friendly staff, gorgeous resort. Drinks were pretty bad, but what do you expect when it's all you can drink, right ? Dinners at the restaurants were a disappointment too. Incredibly small portions, and nothing was that great . Breakfast and lunch buffets were great . Ran into a little snag with the concierge . They were very disorganized and we didn't get something we needed for two days . They also seem to have a tiff with a resort transportation company and we got caught in the middle, paying over 50$ for something that should have been free. Concierge took two days to even reply to our issue and offered nothing . Praised to meet with us the morning we departed but that never happened either . All in all, we had a great time and would go back, but we're very disappointed in the restaurants and concierge staff.

Excellently Planned

By: aeberdy

Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2015

Outstanding job, was able to find flights with our difficult schedule and budget. The hotels were each in the right place, nice, and had what we had wanted. There was nothing that we had to worry about, and we had total faith in everything that Monika did. Her advice was priceless and her knowledge proved invaluable.

Excellent, friendly service

By: Kathy

Reviewed on: 01 Apr 2015

As always, Monika provides quality service.


By: kelly

Reviewed on: 02 Jul 2015

She did a great job, we enjoyed it very much!

details planned

By: Bill

Reviewed on: 10 Jul 2015

one of the best things about this trip was that the details had been planned so well. The problems we had were the problems you experience when traveling and our agent was there to help us when we needed her. The tours she set up for us were excellent and the guides absolutely outstanding! Her recommendations of places to stay were right on the money and we loved them all. Can't wait to have another trip in the works.

The comfort of dealing with a travel agent who really knows us

By: Billiken

Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2015

This trip was a blast from beginning to end. We had a trip that met all our expectations for comfort and ease of travel. Thank you Monika!

Expert Friendly Service

By: Chris

Reviewed on: 28 Jul 2015

I loved every minute of my trip. It was so much fun and relaxing, too. Monica did a fantastic job of giving me what I wanted. She's easy to work with and I highly recommend her.

Great Trip

By: Ingeborg

Reviewed on: 29 Aug 2015

The trip went very well. We had very smooth time getting to and from Alaska. Monika did an excellent job arranging everything.

Excellent work with personal attention

By: Bojer

Reviewed on: 24 Sep 2015

Monika is the epitome of professional when it comes to planning the big picture and following up on the details. We would have floundered without her oversight. We had a fabulous experience, including our first but hopefully not last cruise.

Perfect Itinerary

By: Gail

Reviewed on: 28 Sep 2015

Monika worked with her supplier in Poland to put together a perfect itinerary for the group. Excellent guides in each city who were both knowledgeable and passionate about the sites they were showing us and the history of their country. Our hotels were all centrally located so it was easy for us to shop and explore on our own. The highlight was the Adlon Kempinski Hotel in Berlin. A beautiful hotel with impeccable service. It's always a joy to travel with Monika on one of her trips!

Travel pro

By: Lisa

Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2015

Really enjoyed the sights because the itinerary was interesting and very full.

Very thorough and extremely organized

By: JoeG

Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2015

This was the first time I had used Monika. She was able to create an itinerary in Italy that revolved around our needs and desires. It was everything we wanted and more! I will definitely be using her for our next trip and recommend her highly.

Great Experience

By: PhilM

Reviewed on: 07 Dec 2015

This was our first experience with Sixth Star Travel - Monika booked a Hampton Inn for our trip to Everett WA. Everything was perfect. We have never stayed in a Hampton Inn before and we loved it. Great value. Our next trip well will definitely call Monika.



Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2015

We could not have been happier with our penthouse floor ocean front room at the Grand Cayman Ritz, with an excellent Virtuoso package and amenities, and excellent pricing. Monika called ahead and them know it was out 35th anniversary - we were treated like royalty!

wonderful service

By: shelly

Reviewed on: 28 Feb 2016

i thought moniker did a very professional and excellent job. she made it very easy for me. she was referred to me by a friend and i was not disappointed. she took care of every detail. i will definitely use moniker again.

Cloisters Excellent

By: Connie

Reviewed on: 31 Dec 2015

Everything was first class. Nothing could have been better!

NYC at Christmastime


Reviewed on: 02 Jan 2016

The city was beautiful with all the lights but the congestion was so bad (both people and cars) that a lot of the fun was taken out. We were lucky that the weather was not miserable and cold and all dining reservations were honored on time. We had a terrific time, but I would only suggest NYC the week between Christmas and New Years if you have no alternative.

Terrific service in all ways!

By: Edie

Reviewed on: 23 Jan 2016

The tour guide in Hong Kong, Benny, was good - but not as willing to change things around that we may have wanted to see. The tour guide in Singapore, on the other hand, Dino. was wonderful! I recommend him highly. The stay at the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong was lovely - and your arrangements to be met on New Years Eve worked out beautifully. All in all - you did a great job!

Rocky Mountain

By: Bill

Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2019

Very good she was professional and presented an organized travel package.
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Travel agent

By: Bluto

Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2019

Knowledgeable. Mostly helpful. At times, took too long to respond to quiries.
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Great Cruise to the Caribbean


Reviewed on: 12 Feb 2016

Monika suggested that we choose the Celebrity Summit for a vacation to the Southern Caribbean and told us to think about staying in a Suite. We are glad we did. The room was huge and included a living/dining area with a seated desk for computer work. The balcony likewise was large 20x5 feet. And we had butler service which prided themselves in knowing what we needed/wanted before we know we did. The ports of call were enjoyable as were the tours we chose. Great vacation!


By: Bruce

Reviewed on: 28 Feb 2016

Excellent - well coordinated.


By: MW

Reviewed on: 03 Apr 2016

Monika is very professional and never misses a detail when planning our trips!

Wonderful expert service

By: MW

Reviewed on: 12 May 2016

Excellent service once again! Great planning made for a great trip!

Another great trip

By: CT

Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2016

Monika did another fine job making the arrangements for my flight to Detroit. In December 2015 & January 2016, her planning for our trip to Abu Dhabi and Dubai was Magnificent!!! Bravo Monika!!!

Perfect! Couldn't have been more helpful

By: jdd

Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2016

Monika (and Helga) made travel arrangements for my daughter's recent trip to Europe. including flights and transportation, all of which went off like clockwork. Couldn't have gone any more smoothly, gave us great peace-of-mind...

Great Trip

By: John

Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2016

Alaska was always on my bucket list. Monika arranged for the perfect trip. Everything worked like clockwork. Regent was the perfect cruise line. We are very pleased.

Top Quality

By: Gail

Reviewed on: 10 Oct 2016

Monika and Sixth Star Travel always recommend amazing hotel properties and cruise lines. Have never been disappointed!

50th anniversary trip

By: Golfers

Reviewed on: 19 Oct 2016

Terranea Resort and Half Moon Bay were both excellent choices for a few days of relaxing quiet time together. AutoEurope was a disaster. They had us pay in advance for a car that we did not get. They used Fox car rental in LA and it was the rudest group of people I have ever tried to do business with. The group in San Jose was the exact opposite and were totally professional and courteous, but I never got the convertible we paid for IN ADVANCE. When I complained and they tried to accommodate us, they did not tell our agent that the car they rented required an International Drivers License (which I do not Have). Though they tried to be helpful, I would never use them again in the US. Monika tried her hardest to make it work but it was beyond salvageable. Her work with the resorts (and the other places we stayed while on the road) was top notch and everyone, everywhere (except Fox in LA) went the extra mile to make sure our anniversary celebration was truly memorable

Always helpful, listens well and locks down the details

By: Kay

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2016

Having been on several trips with Monika & arranged by Monika , she always has her travelers I intetests at heart. She is thorough but also adaptable. Our plane arrived late to Rome and we couldn't make our connection; we rented a van on the spot AFTER she looked into alternate connections, including the train, so we had a smooth transition on our first day!! She makes it all good!!

Always satisfied with travel service.

By: ingrid

Reviewed on: 08 Nov 2016

Monika booked a trip for us to Charleston that went beyond expectations. We thoroughly enjoyed the hotel and were pleasantly surprised to be upgraded to the club level. Monika always arranges our transfers to and from the airport as well as making sure that we have a rental car waiting our arrival. She includes recommendations for dinner and if there are any local events that she thinks shouldn't be missed. I highly recommend Monika for your travel need for trips of any distance or duration. You will not be disappointed.

Thank you Monika for a great stay at the Sanctuary on Camelback

By: Triptek

Reviewed on: 31 Mar 2017

We love working with Monika to plan our trips, she has great advice for the best places to stay and the little perks we get make the trip even better. She got us a great Suite Upgrade at the time we booked the Sanctuary on Camelback. Along with being a beautiful resort with a great spa and infinity edge pool, the staff at the Sanctuary were some of the most accomodating we have encountered in our Luxury Travel. We will have Monika plan our next adventure.

Santa Fe

By: Sam

Reviewed on: 25 Feb 2017

Terrific, very quick and complete.

Made my life easier

By: JG

Reviewed on: 03 Apr 2017

Overall Monika advised me on the best travel options based on what I was asking of her.


By: megloted

Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2017

Excellent! Couldn't do it without her help.


By: Dottie

Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2017

Love working with Monika. She is the best!!! She makes our trips effortless for us.

Dysart Review

By: The Shooter In LA

Reviewed on: 22 Apr 2017

Easy and informative. She was knowledgeable so I did not have to be.

Another great trip planned by Monica

By: triptek

Reviewed on: 24 Apr 2017

Monika was great to work with in planning our trip to Las Vegas. She gave us a few options for hotels and booked us a great rate at the Cosmopolitan which included the virtuoso amenities. The best benefits at this hotel were the VIP check-in in the Autograph lounge and waiting 5 minutes to check in rather than the 30-60 minutes in the regular lines and the Invited Guest Line for the complementary breakfast buffet which got us in without any wait. We have already booked our next Vacation thru Monica.

Monika Dysart

By: Jack

Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2017

Working with Monika and Helga is a dream. They are always available and make difficult tasks seem easy. Helga seems to flirt with me, which is welcome because I am an old man and miss that type of attention.

Playa del Carmen

By: anonymous

Reviewed on: 12 Jun 2017

Excellent!! She was very professional and helpful. The trip she planned for us was wonderful and the service she provided (especially when we were in a bind and had to reschedule flights) was above and beyond.

Trip to Alaska

By: Jack

Reviewed on: 24 Jul 2017

Incredible, flawless, and professional in all ways!!!!


By: Bill H

Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2017

Great experience

Hawaii - Dysart

By: Wanner

Reviewed on: 29 Sep 2017

Great job Monika! Everything was smooth and seamless.


By: 1935-77

Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2017

Wonderful. She took care of all our trip planning needs. Including a last minute change of plans and a jumble of reservation changes.

Spain and France

By: Jack

Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2017

The best there is the best there will ever be!!!

Another Excellent Vacation Booked by Monika

By: Rick

Reviewed on: 26 Oct 2017

Monika had booked us for travel to Cabo at a resort we had visited before and loved. But then a State Dept advisory scared us about going to Mexico and we decided to make a last minute change and travel to Scottsdale. Monika set us up with a roomy and gorgeous suite at the Phoenician Canyon Suites where we had a great time. She even sent us some nice treats to our room during out stay. We have worked with Monika for years and appreciate the leg work she does in making sure our vacation travel turns out as expected and beyond.

Great Disney Cruise

By: Red

Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2017

Always very good
Not Recommended

First Experience working with Travel Agent

By: Peggy

Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2017

As a first time cruiser I think there were things that more experienced cruisers would have known. Felt I had to learn some things on my own that my agent could have informed me of but will be better prepared next time.

Thumbs Up Travel Advisor

By: Suzanne

Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2018

Monika is very thorough and shows great attention to detail. We have worked with her on a few trips and she has never steered us wrong. We value and appreciate her advice and expertise.

Great Service

By: love4travel

Reviewed on: 29 Mar 2018

I love working with Monika - she has been always responsive to my many questions and concerns and got me great deals!



Reviewed on: 21 Apr 2018

Every detail of our trip has been planned with precision and attention to detail. Drivers arrive on time and hotels have been gorgeous! Monika is wonderful!! She made our travels easy and so perfect!
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By: T

Reviewed on: 31 May 2018

Did her job. Nothing more. Nothing less. Responded in a timely manner.

TCI Trip

By: BC

Reviewed on: 14 Jun 2018

Pleasant and easy


By: Clarice

Reviewed on: 14 Jun 2018

Once again, Monika helped make our trip memorable

Viking River Cruise

By: Allan

Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2018

Excellent! Monika is very customer focused! She had us well prepared for the trip and provided helpful suggestions. She even interpreted a German language website for me to enable me to purchase advance on-line tickets to a museum in Nuremberg. The Viking River Cruise was first class all the way, from the food to the tours to the house keeping and the overall attention we consistently received on and off the ship. Thanks Monika!!

AmaWaterways Cruise

By: Weese

Reviewed on: 23 Jul 2018

Great! Thanks to Monika, everything went smoothly. Monika always has the trip well planned and she is a dream to work with.

AMAWaterways. Ruise

By: Gbeisman

Reviewed on: 20 Jul 2018

Monika makes trip planning effortless and this AMAWaterways Cruise of the Douro River in Portugal was no exception. Every trip Monika has planned for me over the years has exceeded my expectations because Monika knows exactly what I will enjoy and she does her research on what is available at any destination. She seems to have the best providers everywhere in the world! One event on this trip bears mentioning. Monika had made arrangements for a special excursion to Fatima for four of the people in out group. When another couple on the ship expressed an interest in going to Fatima, Monika contracted her provider and managed to have the couple added at the last minute. They couldn’t have been happier! Always looking forward to the next trip!

Monika Rocks

By: CT

Reviewed on: 28 Jul 2018

Monika always makes our trips and travel arrangements Great
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By: France

Reviewed on: 15 Aug 2018

Monika was very through. The trip was very smooth and the hotels we very nice.


By: Dan

Reviewed on: 07 Sep 2018

Monika planned the perfect trip for us. She was attentive, responsive and listened to our preferences. I would recommend her to anyone planning a unique, personal vacation.

The Best!

By: Donna

Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2018

Monika has helped us for quite a few years now and we've never been disappointed. I can't imagine traveling without her expertise.

Alaska trip

By: Satisfied customer

Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2019

*****very good*****


By: 955

Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2019

Monika is professional, courteous and caring. She makes sure all my concerns are completely addressed. She cares about the personal needs of my vacation and then follows up to determine everything met my expectations.
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Monika Dysart

By: Sunshine

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2019

We have worked with Monika for decades. She's done many trips for us and this trip was on the next level. Her attention to detail was greatly appreciated. Every aspect of the trip was first class and thought out according to our wishes and capabilities. Looking very forward to working with her on the next one. It will be hard to top!
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Great trip, one noteworthy issue (Hotel Brunnehof)

By: Judy & Jim

Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2018

Monika was a very knowledgeable and a delightful advisor to work with. Everything we asked her to do was done in a timely fashion. Our only major concern, which apparently slipped through her screening process, was the location of one hotel we were placed in Munich. While the hotel met the expected criteria of a 3 star hotel (clean room, but no bar or restaurant), it’s location was quite questionable as the area had more than a “local” reputation for “adult” activities. Walking through the area in the evening was quite intimidating and police responding to a host of issues (we documented on video) made a good nights sleep a challenge. Our expectations are that we should not have to screen hotels for these attributes, rather just proximity to sights/events we want to attend. Anyway, we appreciate her efforts to make it a memorable trip, which overall we enjoyed immensely.

Pre travel planning

By: Trey

Reviewed on: 02 Nov 2018

Very professional and knowledgeable. Truly knows the cruise business

Asia Pacific

By: Jannette

Reviewed on: 22 Nov 2018

Great! She is extremely professional and knowledgeable.

The best!

By: Kay

Reviewed on: 09 Jan 2019

On our most recent trip, I ended up in a jam, on our "extra day" in Amsterdam. I know that before I left the states, I received the special tickets (with scannable code) for the Anne Frank house, purchased by Monika. Once we were at the site, I realized that I had only brought my itinerary with confirmation number. Since they were refusing entry without the code, I called Monika back home in the States. Only after I dialed did I realize it was 4:10 in the morning! She generously answered the phone and forwarded the "ticket pages" that we needed to make our appointed entry time. That is why I consider her my "agent of choice!"
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Professional and Detailed

By: Sue

Reviewed on: 31 Jan 2019

Monika Dysart and Helga Thalheimer deliver personalized, detailed care. We have used them in the past and they never disappoint! Always give great advice and are very helpful with everything related to our trip.
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Great travel agent

By: David

Reviewed on: 03 Mar 2019

Monika did a great job of getting our tour together. She followed through on all issues and worked hard to get our tour together. Even though I did my flights with miles, she was still helpful in coordinating my plans.
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March in Florida

By: Travel Journey

Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2019

Smooth and effortless on our part.
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Monika and Helga's excellent work

By: Jack

Reviewed on: 06 Apr 2019

Incredible, beyond belief, exceeded my expectations in every way!!!! Give them both huge raises

Monika is the best!

By: Traveler

Reviewed on: 09 Apr 2019

I love working with Monika! All we have do is ask for something and she makes it happen! She is on top of every detail of making our vacations dreams come true. I will use her as long as I am traveling!
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I guess trip to Galena.

By: Sam

Reviewed on: 10 May 2019

Excellent, no problem.

Great advisor

By: Laura

Reviewed on: 10 Jun 2019

Monika was a delight to work with and helped plan an unforgettable trip!
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Boston Reunion

By: Sam

Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2019

This time it was a little more difficult than previous, she had trouble arranging the private tours in Boston.

Portugal: Lisbon and Algarve 2019

By: Tim McGarity

Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2019

It was a pleasurable experience.
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Professional Advice

By: Petra

Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2019

Monika was, as always, very professional and helpful to assist me with planning my yearly trip to Austria. She found me a decent rate and was flexible with finding me other airports/alternatives to keep the cost down. I am always very satisfied with her skills.
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Great Job!

By: Debbie

Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2019

She was great!! worked with her before and she is very informative and very helpful.
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Great Travel Agent

By: John

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2019

Really enjoyed it
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River Cruise

By: AC

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2019

I have worked with Monika numerous times and have always had a trip that was planned to perfection. She pulls it all together for a flawless experience
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Delivered More

By: Mackie

Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2019

Monica delivered more than was reserved or promised. She was easy to work with.
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Tom Kaletta

By: Tom Kaletta

Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2019

Monika is just always on the ball and she knows exactly what she is doing, My trip could not have succeeded as well as it did without her organizing skill and her ability to deliver. Airlines, hotels, custom tour guides, the overall schedule, everything went perfect and Monika monitored it throughout the two weeks I was gone. I could recommend no one better because there is none. Monika is the best.
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By: AC

Reviewed on: 12 Nov 2019

She is the best!! Everything is always arranged to perfection

First Class Service!!

By: Allan

Reviewed on: 09 Dec 2019

This is the 3rd trip Monika has planned for me. It was a honeymoon trip as a gift to my son and daughter-in-law. Monika's attention to detail and trip recommendations made this a first class, memorable, experience of a lifetime. She is the best travel planner ever!!
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Best Ever Trip

By: Lisa

Reviewed on: 29 Dec 2019

Monika is a really great arranger of trips/vacations. She put together an itinerary that couldn't be beat. Everything was set up perfectly and resulted in a great time for all of us.
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Sixth Star Travel

By: Gail

Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2020

Monika has been my travel advisor for many years and has always done a wonderful job of arranging my travel plans. She has excellent providers around the world and I have never been disappointed with a planned excursion, hotel property or cruise company. With this recent trip she found us a great guide in Prague who also accompanied us to Cesky Krumlov and on to Vienna. She also arranged a side trip to Dresden and Meissen at a very reasonable price. I love that Monika knows my tastes, asks each of us for our suggestions as to what we want to do or see and also offers her own suggestions based on her experience and her contacts.
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By: Rainmaker

Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2020

Ideal. She is a excellent listener and she delivers on expectations.
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Trip to Patagonia & Antarctica

By: Ronnie R

Reviewed on: 13 Feb 2020

Monika did a wonderful job helping us plan our trip to Patagonia & Antarctica. For most of the trip, we were on a Seabourn Cruise. However, Monika was very helpful with the planning and implementation of our pre-Cruise and post-Cruise experience. We had an excellent experience with the A&K Tour in Santiago, Chile. That included our pickup at the airport. A&K did an equally fine job picking us up from the cruise ship in Buenos Aires. We have used Monika many times and would continue to do so.

Holiday to New Zealand

By: Debbie

Reviewed on: 08 Mar 2020

Monika was great. She addressed every concern while setting up our itinerary and she responded promptly with whatever we needed.

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