Sarah Strand 

Mequon, WI United States
Why work with an advisor? 
Travel Specialties
  • Beach & Sun
  • Family Travel
  • Honeymoons
  • Spa Vacations
  • Ocean Cruising

  • Dominican Republic
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Costa Rica
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

Sarah began as an agent in 2000 and has been with Travel
Market since 2003. She is corporate and leisure sales agent.

Sarah is a destination specialist for Caribbean and
Mexico. She is also a Spa and Disney specialist. She has traveled extensively in
the Caribbean, Mexico and Las Vegas.
She recently enjoyed a weekend getaway to New York.

Sarah loves pairing the perfect resort with her clients’
dreams. She has a family that has been to the same resort for the last four
years after receiving her recommendation for them!

Email Sarah to plan your next winter getaway or business
 or call her at 262 241 4040

Places I Have Traveled

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Highly recommended!!

By: Gert 62

Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2013

Great travel suggestions for tours, restaurants and transportation. Kept us updated on flight status also.

Highly recommended

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2013

Vacation was totally awesome. Sarah went above and beyond when answering questions and getting information to us.

yes defiantly recommend!

By: gotts

Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2013

The trip was perfect! Everything was amazing!I couldn't have had a better planned trip!

By: Pat

Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2013

we have used Sarah for many years and she always does a great job!!!

Highly Recommended

By: dave bubba bear

Reviewed on: 27 Dec 2013

To Whom It Concerns: - highly professional - exceptionally responsive to questions - highly knowledgeable, offering suggestions and advice - always prompt and courteous - personal attention to details was great - always considerate and polite; also very reassuring - significant details were always addressed - we plan to do more traveling, Sarah will be tour travel agent for all travel plans - we consider her to be a consummate professional


By: Pat D.

Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2014

Very nice. Excellent service. Zero water sports...sailboats, surf boards, etc. (bad) Could not figure out "point system"? Well appointed, clean, good food, Limit of 3 to a room was inconvenient. Nice to be near town for shopping and entertainment. I recommend it for a quiet, peaceful vacation, but not for much night life.

Thoughtful and highly recommended

By: Trina390

Reviewed on: 26 Feb 2014

Sarah was great at organizing our family vacation to Disney World.  It was a Christmas gift to our children and she went the extra mile to make it special for them.  We also received a special gift in our room from her.  Thank you Sarah!  Would highly recommend Sarah to book anyone's trip.

She is Terrific

By: Woppa

Reviewed on: 11 Mar 2014

highly reccommended

By: Catlady

Reviewed on: 05 Apr 2014

Our trip to Florida was great!  We enjoyed our hotel.  Our flights were fine. We also had a car rental-very reasonable and it wasn't one of the big names.  We have used Sarah before.  She always does a great job for us.

Highly Recommended

By: wendy

Reviewed on: 10 Apr 2014

We continue to be very happy with all the trips that Sarah has arranged for us and for our loved ones. She responds to requests quickly, with grace and kindness, and is very efficient and intuitive.

Highly Recommended

By: 8589Kara

Reviewed on: 28 Apr 2014

Once again, Sarah helped us plan an amazing vacation.  The weather was absolutely beautiful and the resort that we stayed at was beautiful.  We loved the choices of restaurants and all of the activities available on the property.  My kids especially loved room service!  The staff at the resort was wonderful and friendly and the food was plentiful with buffet dinners available and good choices for sit down dining as well.  Sad to say we did not attend any of the shows at the resort so we can not comment on those.  We ended up having late dinners so we did not have a chance to attend any performances.

highly recommend

By: Wendy

Reviewed on: 18 May 2014

We have done multiple trips that Sarah has planned. All have been lovely, with good to great accommodations, wonderful suggestions and excellent follow through. She is always timely, helpful and creative. We couldn't ask for more!

Highly recommend

By: Honeymooners

Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2014

Sarah was the first travel agent that we visited to discuss our honeymoon. She asked great questions to determine what type of destination would suit us best. We ended up deciding on the Iberostar Grand Bavaro in Punta Cana. Sarah highly recommened this location and it turned out to be amazing!!! We'll definitely be back to see Sarah for our next vacation.

Accolades to Sarah Strand

By: Cher

Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2014

I have had the pleasure of using Sarah's services for years and have recommended her to my friends! She is ALWAYS very professional, an expert in her field,  personable and dependable! Sarah is a wonderful asset to her clients and Travel Market Vacations!

highly recommend

By: tom

Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2014

sarah always does a great job. she searches out the best deals and understands the destinations.

great...very reliable

By: pat

Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2014

We have used her many times and she is extremely efficient and friendly. She always calls after a trip to see how it went. We have presented her with many planning problems (change of names, room requirements, airline seating, etc. etc. I don't know what we would do without her!

fabulous service

By: tom

Reviewed on: 10 Oct 2014

Sarah always does a great job of finding the best flight at the best price. she is a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend her.


By: AmyK

Reviewed on: 05 Apr 2015

We were thrilled to go back to Jamaica (Couples Negril) on a direct flight out of Milwaukee to Montego Bay! Everything from the transportation from airport to hotel went smoothly! The hotel was amazing! Sarah Strand did an amazing job finding the best options for us and everything went perfectly! Anxiously waiting to plan our next trip with Sarah!

Best Travel Agency

By: BadgerBob

Reviewed on: 19 Apr 2015

We have used Travel Market Vacations in Mequon for several trips and they have become our go-to agency from now on. Sarah Strand Applin is the best! She knows the travel business ins and outs that we would not have thought of and has done excellent work on a recent family trip to Mexico as well as a dream cruise and extended stay in New Zealand, Tasmania, and Australia. This agency is highly recommended.

Outstanding Service

By: Candy15

Reviewed on: 30 Apr 2015

Sarah planned an amazing trip for my daughter and I. It was very cool that she was able to set this up so that even though we lived in different cities, our planes connected so we flew into Los Cabos together. The Sandos Finisterra was everything promised and our upgraded room was beautiful. Greeted with champagne, roses and best of all no Sales pitch as we were booked through Apple Vacations. I loved the fact that while planning this trip, Sarah thought of everything. She reminded me when payment was due, sent our itinerary immediately and sent our travel documents well in advance of our trip. We ran into a situation where we were delayed at the airport when we were leaving. It was wonderful to be able to call our agent and find out about alternatives. I had never booked with Travel Market Vacations, but thanks to Sarah, you will have a repeat customer.

Great trip

By: Poppy

Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2015

Much better trip than anticipated! Every detail was well planned. Rooms, food, lectures, side trips, and especially the evening entertainment were excellent. Staff were totally committed to any and all of our needs, and done with a smile.

Always very helpful

By: 8589kara

Reviewed on: 03 Aug 2015

We had a great vacation. The hotel was located in a perfect place with basketball courts very close for the boys. The pool on the rooftop was a great bonus.

very helpful in planning our trip

By: Grandpa

Reviewed on: 01 Dec 2015

Sarah did a great job for helping my Wife & I for planning our special Disney Cruise for our youngest Grandson she went above and beyond in helping us make this a very special trip for us with lots of wonderful memories we will be back to Sarah for our future trips as well. Thanks Dennis

awsome! great personality and helpful

By: rufus

Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2016

sarah was very helpful in recommending a vac that perfect for us! we just set up our next she is beyond patient!

Always goes above and way beyond

By: Almost trapped by weather

Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2016

Sarah always goes above and beyond to get me where I need to go. On a recent trip to the east cost and midwest I faced the real danger of being stuck in Newark for days. As a person I was traveling with experienced letting the airlines dictate you travels can be disastrous. Sarah navigated my trip thru 3 airlines 2 rental car companies and the dangers of double booking to get me home on time and at no additional cost my friend however who books only online was stuck for 4 days and added several hundred dollars to his trip.

Valentin Imperial

By: buchs

Reviewed on: 01 Mar 2016

We enjoyed our time at Valentin Imperial. The flight and distance to the resort from the airport were perfect. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The resort was the largest resort that we have ever stayed and it was beautiful, including the outstanding beach. The breakfast/lunch buffets were delicious with so many options available. We really enjoyed the Italian and Mexican restaurants. The food at the Japanese restaurant was not the best and everything was going well at the French restaurant up to getting the main entree. We waited over 30 minutes for our waiter to return with our main entree, and finally decided to leave without the main entree. The room service was a great perk. The check in/out process went smoothly. I even enjoyed a wonderful 30 min back massage at the spa. All in all, we had a great time and would definitely consider going back to Valentin Imperial again. Thanks Sarah, for suggesting Valentin Imperial.

Magical trip

By: Amy

Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2017

Sarah is very helpful and knowledgeable! She helped us create a magical trip to Disney :)

Punta Cana

By: Diann

Reviewed on: 07 Mar 2017

Sarah is always very helpful and pleasant. I have used Sarah for several years as she is FANTASTIC to work with.

Best travel agent!

By: Calypso

Reviewed on: 16 Apr 2017

We have used Sarah for years now, and she has always been super friendly and exceptionally helpful. We have done great trips (San Diego, Bermuda, Japan) with lovely accommodations that she has offered. We also have had many incidents of crisis in the family, with plans and planes that needed rebooking and she has always saved us from the chaos. We just don't know what we would do without her! Best travel agent ever!

Sarah is terrific

By: Woppa

Reviewed on: 22 Apr 2017

Sarah is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic advisor

best advisor

By: wendy

Reviewed on: 20 May 2017

We have been working with Sarah for years. She is amazing! Bright, capable, a great planner. Always ready to book flights, suggest places for vacations, help with problems and with a wonderful attitude! We couldn't do our travels (which are many, both business and pleasure) without her!

Always does a great job!

By: Mamaleetz

Reviewed on: 07 Jun 2017

Sarah is great to work with. I normally do research before contacting her to see if she can meet/beat the price. She is knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and always in a good mood.


By: Richard

Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2017

Excellent easy and fun

always reliable

By: peter and wendy

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2017

We have been working with Sarah for short flights, long flights, international flights and hotels, as well as national resort reservations. We always are very happy with everything she has helped us with. Would recommend her with the highest regard!


By: t

Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2018

easy , direct , thorough

Sarah Strand Applin is GREAT !!

By: Nealcosman

Reviewed on: 15 Jan 2018

Sarah was very professional and very helpful. She made suggestions that helped me and her follow up was great!


By: denny

Reviewed on: 06 Feb 2018

sarah is always excellent to work with. ...however the experience with funjet and the airport in puerta vallarta is unacceptable...i will probably never go mexico and for sure hope i do not have to use funjet or suncountry again. denny redlin 763-537-4727

Very Helpful

By: Go Vikings

Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2018

Sarah did an excellent job. She recommended St. Lucia. It was a beautiful island and the resort was FANTASTIC! When we were looking to book our vacation she provided us with several options. She is great to work with and is very knowledgeable!


By: Denise

Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2018

She helped me so confidently that I did not worry too much. She knows her stuff. She knows me too. She takes time to know what I want. Great job Sarah. 😎


By: Kathy

Reviewed on: 04 Apr 2018

Sarah was absolutely wonderful. Helped me plan a quick get away with my daughter. She answered all and I mean all of my silly questions!!!! We had a wonderful time!!

Great to work with

By: Mamaleetz

Reviewed on: 11 May 2018

arah is great to work with. She has helped in planning trip and makes sure that all our questions are answered.

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