Barbara Weigel 

Ames, IA United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Beach & Sun
  • Family Travel
  • Escorted Tours
  • Independent Tours
  • River Cruising

  • United States - All
  • Ireland
  • Italy
Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

As a travel professional for 22 years, I’ve had the opportunity to travel to many different destinations and gather experience to share with my clients. I’m a Hawaii Destination Specialist, as well as a member of Virtuoso and an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. I also specialize in FIT tours to Europe and as a Certified Sandals Specialist, I am an expert in all-inclusive resorts.

It’s fitting that I help my clients plan tropical getaways because I love traveling to Hawaii and anywhere with a beautiful beach.  I have sailed with Viking River Cruises on the Rhone River in France and then did a week of independent travel  in Italy. In the past year I did an escorted trip in Ireland and then a week of independent travel in Scotland and London. In the past year I toured Ireland, Scotland and London.  Some of my most out of this world travel experiences have been zip lining in Jamaica, taking a helicopter tour in Kauai, and visiting wineries in France and Italy

Places I Have Traveled

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By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 08 Feb 2014

Excellence Playa Mujeres, Mexico was wonderful!

By: Mark

Reviewed on: 10 Feb 2014

Our vacation to Excellence Playa Mujeres was wonderful! Barb made all our plans from our flight, private transportation and our all-inclusive resort. It was nice to have all our plans arranged and worry about nothing. Our private transfer from the Cancun airport to our resort was nice and they were very prompt on our return ride too. The vehicle was new and our driver made our 35 minute ride go fast. We enjoyed visiting with him on our ride. Our resort was amazing. We were pampered, spoiled our entire time there. We were impressed by the super staff at the resort, they worked very hard to make our vacation sensational. We enjoyed the Excellence Club and everything it had to offer. Our resort was wonderful from our remarkable room, excellent meals, entertainment, beautiful view. We appreciate all the expertise help from Barb planning our vacation. She is wonderful!

Highly recommend!

By: Doc

Reviewed on: 07 Feb 2014

She is a pleasure to work!  Great follow through!  Highly recommend her!

Excellent trip

By: Steve

Reviewed on: 25 Feb 2014

My wife and I participated in the Down Under Discovery Tour (PS126) arranged by Travel and Transport through GLOBUS.  It was a wonderful, 19-day tour through New Zealand and the eastern half of Australia.  Every day seemed to be better than the previous one, and we thoroughly enjoyed both the included portions of the tour and the optional side-tours.  Our guide (Susi Stark) was with us all the way from Auckland, NZ when we landed to Sydney, AUS when we boarded the plane to come home.  I can't imagine a tour guide being any better prepared, or more willing to do everything possible for every one of the 29 people on our tour.  For my wife and I, it was definitely a tour of a lifetime.

Fantastic trip to Jamacai!

By: Happy!

Reviewed on: 20 Feb 2014

Barb helped us plan a warm weather destination trip.  She was super helpful in helping us decide where to go.  Very patient with all of our questions and hearing from her about different places she was familiar with really helped us.  I would definitely ask her advice again!  We stayed at Sandals Royal Caribbean and had a wonderful time!

Wonderful Travel Agent

By: Jack and Cecilia

Reviewed on: 16 Jan 2016

“We are frequent senior-citizen travelers who desire minimum problems in travel and maximum enjoyment in the trip’s goal. Having a travel agent that is able to accomplish both is golden. Our many years of working with Barb Weigel at Travel and Transport in Ames, Iowa has shown she is able to accomplish both for us with professionalism and personal commitment. The many friends we have recommended to Barb feel the same way. Thanks from all of us, Barb!”

Highly Recommended!

By: Mike W.

Reviewed on: 23 Feb 2014

We have booked 11 trips with Barb and there is a reason we keep coming back - she is the consummate professional.

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2014

By: Deb and Greg

Reviewed on: 26 Feb 2014

Barb was awsome in helping us plan our cruise to Antarticia.  From the time we decided to go she was right there with helping us.  SHe spent hours on getting us the right tours after the cruise.  She did all the Argentenia paperwork for us.  She has done several trips for me and has done a fabulous job with them all.  Thank you Barb.

Highly recommended

By: Mindi1920

Reviewed on: 07 Mar 2014

We had a wonderful trip!  I would recommend Barb to everyone.  Everything went well!   Barb is a pro at what she does and I am very thankful she booked our trip!!  Barb is always happy to help and answer any questions we had and always quick to respond!  We will have her book all of our future trips from now on!  Thank you.  Mindi1920

As always Barb Weigel was helpful and informative

By: Painter

Reviewed on: 06 Dec 2016

Barb Weigel planned a wonderful trip to Naples, Sorrento and Florence for my daughter and I. We had a fantastic time and especially loved the Hotel Imperial Tramantonio which Barb chose for us. It was elegant and perfectly situated for touring the Amalfi Coast by ferry or hired car. I have been traveling to Italy, France and other places with Barbs guidance since 2001. She has always been responsive as well as patient when I needed to make changes.

Pleasant trip

By: Jack

Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2016

The flights, overnight and cruise were very nice. The ship was well maintained and clean, and the entire staff was friendly and helpful. The one 2.5-hour city tour in Mazatlan waa the only disappointment. It was poorly organized and not worth the money. It was goodto be away during the US elections. We believe the ship did not sink because there were more Republicans aboard than Democrats.

Special detail service

By: d and p

Reviewed on: 30 Nov 2016

Many thanks for reaching beyond to organize tour reservations, and travel arrangements. We greatly enjoyed the additional tours and sights. Our hotel was in a convenient location to beaches, historical sights, restaurants, and transportation. Tour companies were punctual, friendly, informative. We are very satisfied with our vacation details and the great time we enjoyed.

Excellent service

By: Phyllis83

Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2016

We had a wonderful trip. Everything went as we had planned and the people were great. I will use travel and transport again when need to book a flight. Thanks for everything.

Christmas vacation

By: Jack

Reviewed on: 09 Jan 2017

Our last trip was to Houston, TX on United which was followed by a 7-day Disney cruise out of Galveston, TX. The round trip flight and the cruise were excellent. Flights were on time and the cruise was as nice as the first one on Disney. We would recommend both United and Disney Cruises to anyone. And thanks to Barb Weigel for making it all happen.

Always Awesome!

By: Gomez

Reviewed on: 25 Jan 2017

Barb is always awesome, she always goes the extra mile for us!


By: Jer

Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2017

Had to call a few times for info that should have been sent out. Otherwise nice to work with.

Hawaii trip

By: Retired traveler

Reviewed on: 27 Jan 2017

Barb is thorough and helpful in every possible way.

Best Travel Advisor

By: Rock

Reviewed on: 31 Jan 2017

Barb has been taking care of my travel plans as part of a group for almost 20 years. She great to work with. She is informative, makes great recommendations and keeps apprised of airline changes and makes changes as needed. She a true professional and I could not imagine anyone else handling our traveling needs.

5 star!

By: K50010

Reviewed on: 27 Jan 2017

Barb has helped us plan several trips. She's fabulous to work with...offers suggestions, sends reminders & is quick to reply to my questions. We really appreciate her!

Hawaii Vacation

By: Kauai

Reviewed on: 02 Feb 2017

Barb has been in the business forever and goes out of her way to make your trip special.

Barb is the best!

By: Aggie

Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2017

She is very friendly and works hard to get the most out of your money. She is also flexible to meet based on the customers schedule. The office itself is a happy space and has a lovely smell.


By: traveler

Reviewed on: 13 Feb 2017

she was very easy to work with. She listened to what we wanted to do and took it from there.

Shes the BEST

By: perkins

Reviewed on: 20 Feb 2017

Great!!! Extremely helpful in every way when planning a vacation.....


By: hawkeye

Reviewed on: 28 Feb 2017

Barb was very professional and explained all of the options for our trip. She kept us updated as our trip got closer and helped to find answers to all of our questions.

Vacation 2017

By: Whitman

Reviewed on: 10 Mar 2017

Enjoyed working with her very much, she's very knowledgeable and professional.

Trip to Sedona,AZ

By: Kate

Reviewed on: 13 Mar 2017

Great. Stress-free compared to on-line searching 10 open web sites knowing that the algorithms were pushing up the prices on my travel. Will book future vacations and travel to conferences through Barb.


By: Joel Sullivan

Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2017

Great. Booked tickets. Kept us in the loop on travel insurance and suggested hotels to stay in.

Relaxing vacation

By: Happy Travelers

Reviewed on: 17 Apr 2017

Great to work with she got me a great deal at a good price!


By: Deb and Paul Malsom

Reviewed on: 06 May 2017

Great trip. Everything went as planned. Loved the view from our hotel room on the beach!! Barb was great to work with!!

Barb Weigel

By: Kathy

Reviewed on: 08 May 2017

Barb was excellent in helping me plan my trip to the East Coast. She called me back promptly, was very knowledgeable, and arranged excellent travel time and price for my flight! Barb is phenomenal! We are already working with her on planning another trip.

Great help!

By: Anonymous

Reviewed on: 25 May 2017

Barbara was great to work with. We knew when & where we wanted to go, but wanted to make sure we were getting the best prices & connections we wanted. She also helped explain the different travel insurance options and helped us to decipher the jargon. We appreciated her assistance.

Last trip

By: Craig

Reviewed on: 14 Jun 2017

EXCELLENT and as usual was "spot" on Thank you!

Travel Advisor

By: Williams Family

Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2017

Working with Barb was fantastic. She helped us with all of our travel needs. She made sure we had everything we needed. Having Barb help us put our minds at ease. Especially if we had any sort of issue it was comforting to know that all we needed to do was make a phone call! THANK YOU for wonderful service.

Summer travel

By: Doone

Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2017

Barb is wonderful to work with! She handled the complicated airline tickets for my whole family with ease, and then handled re-bookings, re-ticketing and refunds TWICE when the airlines changed and/or cancelled our flights. She cheerfully dealt with everything so I didn't have to- I could just focus on other trip details, and enjoying the time with my family.

My Utah Trip

By: Sam

Reviewed on: 28 Jul 2017

I have worked with her on planning my trips for about 9 years and and she is always so helpful and looks for the best prices. My last trip I had to made a couple of changes and she got the changes made and sure saved me some headaches. She is a peach. Very lovely woman.

European Vacation


Reviewed on: 01 Aug 2017

My wife and I spent 10 days travelling through Spain, Italy and France with our daughter, all reservations and tours went as planned without any issues. Great Trip.


By: Charlie51

Reviewed on: 16 Aug 2017

Enjoyed Barb - helpful and caring

Queen Mary 2 on to UK and France

By: Stan

Reviewed on: 20 Aug 2017

Barb was very thoughtful and appreciated my ideas. She was especially helpful with rental car and train reservations.


By: Steffi

Reviewed on: 16 Nov 2017

Barb was a great consultant. Patient and smart. I recommend her highly.

Review of Barb Weigel

By: Jane

Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2017

Excellent help to find the right flights and seats. Barb is great with details and offered me some options I'd not thought about. She also helped me get the best possible price. Great service.

Trip Advisor - Alaska +

By: Sammy

Reviewed on: 10 Sep 2017

Barb always works hard to get us the best deals for the time we want to travel. She is easy to work with and knows us well enough to make recommendations that suit us. She has readily help friends and family and made them feel at ease, too. I also appreciate that she asks us about the trips we take and what was worth our time and money, so she can pass tips on to other clients. She is invaluable in setting up trips, but has become a trusted friend, too.

Alaska trip

By: Ellen Hofer

Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2017

She was great at keeping us informed and providing information.

Iberostar Quetzal

By: Sandytoes

Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2018

Barb has always planned a fantastic vacation for us and added all the options we look for.

Barb Weigel is Excellent!!

By: Brian

Reviewed on: 15 Sep 2017

Barb was great! She gave us options, helpful tips, and excellent support when some unexpected weather affected our travel. She followed up and we will continue to use her for future travel and recommend her to others.

Good trip!

By: Jan

Reviewed on: 29 Sep 2017

Barb was very easy to work with, and listened to our concerns and wishes. She was very responsive.

Montreal-Quebec City


Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2017

Barb is amazing. She is thorough, well-organized, and does things in a timely fashion. I highly recommend her.

Review of Canadian vacation

By: Lee

Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2017

Barbara was most professional and helpful. She planned a wonderful trip for us.

Barb is Awesome!

By: Kay Wessman

Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2017

Barb was VERY good at working with 6 of us whom have never been on a cruise ship before - her patience was amazing! She works extra hard to get us the best service for our money. She is also very prompt with responding to our questions. Her knowledge and experience are beyond wonderful - we just hope she doesn't retire before we want to plan another trip with her!! :)


By: Bob

Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2017

She was excellent to work with

Vancouver and Alaska Cruise

By: Terry

Reviewed on: 10 Oct 2017

In relatively short notice, Barb arranged a trip for all of us (3 couples) to travel to Vancouver, BC, onto Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, and cruise back to Vancouver. We were all first time cruisers so our questions were many, varied and sometimes redundant. Barb handled all our individual wishes and made sure we were comfortable with the trip, costs, and time frame. All connections, excursions, and points of interest were covered with no delays or surprises. What a fantastic trip! We will always have Barb arrange our travel from now on.


By: Trip

Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2017

She’s very helpful and answers all questions

Business travel

By: Dr Politics

Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2017

Barb was very helpful and efficient. No waste of time when I personally met with her.

Family Vacations


Reviewed on: 19 Oct 2017

Barb has been my travel agent for over twenty years. She has made our family vacations a memorable event. Now that the kids are out of the house she continues to organize and be an important part of our vacations. I can't think of going on a vacation with out her expertise

Wonderful Trip

By: Bob and Janet

Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2017

As always, working with Barb is a great experience. We wouldn't want to do a trip without her.

Viking ocean cruise fall 2017

By: d & m

Reviewed on: 05 Nov 2017

Barb Barb is extremely efficient and detailed, willing to help in any way. She is a good communicator and enthusiastic. We have used her services multiple times and plan to continue to do so.


By: MiaAus

Reviewed on: 09 Nov 2017

Barb was great! This is the 2nd vacation she has helped us with and we had a fantastic trip!

Negril, Jamaica

By: Julie

Reviewed on: 15 Dec 2017

Barb was excellent! She helped us find what we were looking for and gave great recommendations within our price range. She also then worked to get an even lower rate when we booked which was very much appreciated. She is so nice, has great email and phone communication, and went above and beyond to ensure we had a great time and were well cared for. We will definitely use her again to assist us on our next trip.

Punta Cana

By: Carol

Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2017

All very good. Would work with Barb again,


By: jill

Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2018

Barbara Weigel is so great! She has always, always been so professional and most helpful for ALL our travel needs time after time! Service plus and Friendly. She is loved by many of our friends as well.

Barb Weigel 👍


Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2018

Barb was very organized and informed. She wanted the best for our grandchildren. We appreciated that she went the extra mile!

Jan trip

By: Ltm

Reviewed on: 06 Feb 2018

Excellent! Barb is amazing! Checks to make sure everything is great. ... even got up extra early to make sure we made plane with ice storm! Thank u Barb!

Trip to S. Padre

By: RT

Reviewed on: 27 Jan 2018

Barbara was prompt and helpful. Flights were excellent and on time. I did miss my wheelchair transport to next gate on return flight but that was my own fault. Assistance is definitely needed to find gate connections in Dallas as they are quite a distance apart, especially if you don’t have much time. It was an enjoyable trip even though weather was not ideal. Thank you Barbara

Almost Painless

By: WildBill

Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2014

Had a great trip. Everything from being met at the airport to hotel reservations were taken care of seamlessly. Tough to go from 80 degrees (feels like 83 to -8 (wind chill -24) but really can't blame Barb for that!

Good information

By: Stan43

Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2014

Barb got it all together for a trip half way around the world.  Everything happened as planned.  

A great help for many years

By: Jim

Reviewed on: 14 Mar 2014

We have used Barb as our travel agent for many years.  Without exception, she has been efficient and a pleasure to work with.  Whenever any sort of problem has arisen, she will work tirelessly until it is solved.  I give her my highest recommendation.

Highly Recommended

By: R & H

Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2014

Who do you call at 0500 and ask for help at the beginning of your travel?  You call your travel agent, Barb Weigel at Travel and Transport. Our 0600 flight departure from DSM to Florida was cancelled because of weather. The airline had rebooked us the next day for arrival in Florida 4 hours after our cruise departure. After calling Barb, she and her team found us a flight out of DSM to Punta Gunda the same day. Although still 150 miles from Ft Lauderdale, Barb reserved a car and motel for the night.  We drove the remaining 150 miles and arrived in time for our cruise departure.  .Barb is the BEST

Highly Recommend

By: Mike49

Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2014

Just returned from a trip to Miami and we are thankful for using Barb.  We stayed on the Ocean and felt she helped us get the right place to stay.  We had an ocean view that overlooked our swimming pools and the ocean. Barb has been booking for us for the past 8 years.  Barb is a phone call or email away and takes the headaches out of planning.  We have always appreciated things working well and making the trip go smoothly.   She has arranged flights, hotels, Disney vacations, cruises, transfers, car rentals.  Barb does a great job for our family and we will continue to use her for our travel needs.

Highly recommend Barb Weigel as a travel agent.

By: Sutton's

Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2014

Barb is great

By: Greg

Reviewed on: 16 Jun 2014

Barb is very helpful and has helped me out of a lot of jambs as I was traveling.  She is very competent and pays attention to details.  I can give my travel requirements to Barb and she comes back with the solutions.

Great Service!

By: T2

Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2014

Barb was very helpful in setting up all aspects of our travel to Europe.  It involved air travel, rail travel, car rental, hotels, and tours.  She listened to our needs and responded with her expertise in helping us set up the entire tour.  Great service!

Highly Recommend


Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2014

I have used Barb on all of our trips, She has always had our best interest at heart. We are always very satisfied.Mike P

highly recommended

By: MO

Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2014

Barb did an excellent job of booking a wonderful Disney vacation for us.  I told her what we were looking in resort, from location to amenities she was able to get me everything I requested and more.  She worked very hard to find us reasonable rates on our flights.  I could not have asked for more.

Highly Recommended!!

By: Vern

Reviewed on: 23 Jul 2014

Barb did a fantastic job of putting together a trip to western Europe for my wife and me, making sure we knew all our options and what to expect during our vacation. Early on in the planning she laid out a timeline of when we needed to lock in certain elements of the trip, and what things we could wait a bit to decide on. Because of this, we never felt rushed or pressured to decide on anything that we hadn't really thought through.The result was an absolutely wonderful vacation that my wife and I will treasure for a lifetime!

Very highly recommended

By: Bob and Janet

Reviewed on: 10 Jul 2014

This was our first trip to Alaska and first cruise ever.  We went to Barb Weigel upon the recommendation of others.  She was first class.  She arranged everything perfectly and there was no need to work anything out on the trip.We will definitely be using her for other trips and cruises.  We can't say enough about the job she did.  Excellent travel agent!!!! 

Awesome planner

By: CJ

Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2014

barb goes above and beyond expectation. She is awesome. 

Great trip

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 20 Jul 2014

We just got back from 13 days on the Hawaiian Islands and we had a great trip.  We stayed at the Sheridan on Maui and it was a perfect location for snorkelers like us.  The rooms could use some updating, but the location made up for it.  

Very competent

By: LindaV

Reviewed on: 23 Jul 2014

Barb assisted us in every way in planning our trip. From deciding the trip we really wanted to take down to answering every question before we left, Barb was very knowledgable about it all.  I would recommend her to everyone for help planning a trip.

Highly Recommended

By: Sharonrose34

Reviewed on: 27 Jul 2014

Barb did an awesome job planning our trip.  This is our second trip that Barb has planned for us.  There were no hiccups or glitches of any kind.  She gave me all her contact information so if we had trouble while on the trip, we could call her.  Great experience.  A+++ for Barb Weigel.

By: Deb and Greg

Reviewed on: 29 Jul 2014

Barb was awesome and helped us and had everything ready for us.  She gave us all kinds of information and is always helpful.  We always do our travel plans with her.

Caring travel advisor

By: DandS

Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2014

We needed a last minute airline ticket. Barb found just what we needed at a fairly reasonable price. The arrangements were perfect and the travel went smoothly.

Made our trip 'come to life'!

By: Mamachuk

Reviewed on: 11 Sep 2014

What an amazing trip. So glad we had Barb to set it up for us. She took care of flights, helped us understand how the travel worked, etc. We always left with something in our hand to review. When our departure day came, we were ready! Thanks, Barb!

Excellent, prompt, and effective service

By: Cal

Reviewed on: 05 Sep 2014

From initial planning to the welcome home, Barb was there to assist me. The initial plans required multiple reservations across multiple vendors with a multi-page itinerary. All was complete and everything ready when I arrived at each destination. When I needed to change arrangements and return early, Barb made the arrangements that allowed me to return home with minimal additional cost. Thank you Barb. You helped make this trip a rewarding experience.

Very attentive to detail

By: Den

Reviewed on: 15 Sep 2014

Very good trip,saw all the things we expected,really enjoyed train ride to Denali.

Very helpful and professional

By: Marcy

Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2014

Barb will go above and beyond to make sure everything works for her clients.

Always willing to help.

By: Chris

Reviewed on: 23 Feb 2015

Barb has been our travel agent for several years now. We can always depend on her to have our travel information ready and in order every time we travel. She does a great job. Will call on her again soon.

Great trip. Excellent service

By: Bcmax1722

Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2015

Our trip was an absolute success. Barb set up everything and it all went as she planned it. She did a fantastic job.

Eastern Caribbean Cruise.

By: Rosie

Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2017

She did an excellent job in setting up our Eastern Caribbean cruise. She addressed every little detail.

Help with problem

By: ISU Golfer

Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2014

Our recent cruise of Europe and Trans-Atlantic crossing was great. However air travel today is never easy. Our flight to Copenhagen had to be rerouted due to a late plane into Des Moines, but we got to Copenhagen two hours earlier. The real problem was on our arrival in New York City. Getting ready to depart our ship, I received a message from American Airlines that our flight had been cancelled and rescheduled for the next day. I got the pre-booked transfer to the airport cancelled, then called the Virtuoso weekend back up number. They found me a great room in Times Square, and we were in the room by 11AM, and spent the day enjoying the city. Upon our return home I visited with Barb about our trip. She suggested I contact American Airlines about our problems. We were then awarded $400 in flight credits thanks to Barb's advice. We are experienced travelers, but always use Barb whenever possible because she has our backs.

Emergency trip due to death in the family

By: Hawkeye

Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2014

Due to a death in the family this was a last minute, hurry up trip. Barb came through like a champ with the best solution for flights to get my Wife to Tucson.

wonderfull service!

By: dljorda

Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2014

Great trip! Barb knew exactly what we wanted and made it happen. So easy for us!

Liked Her Suggestions

By: HamiltonCruiser

Reviewed on: 22 Mar 2015

We were pleased with the service Barb provided for our recent 5 day cruise on Princess Cruises. She saved us money on our trip insurance and suggested a hotel convenient to shopping and dining options, with long term parking and a shuttle to the cruise pier.


By: Jan

Reviewed on: 07 Jan 2015

Our travel arrangements were great! I was impressed with US Airways service. We had reserved a wheelchair to get through the airports and that was wonderful. The staff was very friendly and helpful getting us where we needed to be and in plenty of time to make our connections. Thanks a bunch!

Vacation Review

By: Laurie

Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2015

Barb, we had a great time. Weather was beautiful but windy 82-84 every day. Flights had no issues either going out or coming back. Hotel view of the ocean was fantastic. It was my favorite part. We did a food sampling tour in downtown San Juan that was a lot of fun, we took the ferry to tour Bacardi distillery which was fun as well. We did a self tour of one of the forts. All in all we had a great time! Thanks so much for your help. I will be planning a girls vacation with my girlfriend Mary for this year so we may be contacting you in the future. Laurie Mc

A great trip


Reviewed on: 05 Feb 2015

It was a well planned trip. Barb was a great help making all the reservations and sights to see. Would recommend her to anybody.

She's awesome!

By: Tina G

Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2015

Barb has always been great to work with, have been working with her for years! She ROCKS!

Awesome travel agent

By: Pat

Reviewed on: 20 Feb 2015

We have used Barb Weigel for our travel plans since 1998. She has always went above and beyond what we expected. Once we went to Vegas to visit Bob's sister and in route we received a call that I had to get home because my mother was gravely ill. She got us on the next flight back during a busy holiday season on the first flight in the morning. I was able to be with my mother when she died. Another time there were eight of us going on a cruise and when I went to print our boarding passes, the flight had been cancelled. She and her coworkers spent all afternoon getting us where we needed to go and we all managed to be on the same flight. I could go on and on but I will just say no one tops her for her knowledge and service. I have recommended her to many different people because of her expertise in her job. On a scale of 1-10, she is a 12!

Great service

By: Cindy

Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2015

Hi Barb, (This is Cindy) We had a GREAT time! Loved Curacao---Probably not go to Aruba for awhile---Grand Turk great as always--Sunshine was nice--lido deck was alittle small--to many people w/ motorized scooters but that was minor. Will definitely stay w/ Carnival in future. Thank you for all your help! Will call you in near future to set up another cruise. Cindy and Keith

Unbelievable trip of a lifetime!

By: LarDeb50

Reviewed on: 28 Feb 2015

We just returned from The Coral Princess cruise from Fort Lauderdale to the Panama Canal and words cannot tell you how wonderful this trip was. It exceeded all of our expectations. Every day brought tremendous experiences. Our ports of call were Aruba, Cartagena, Panama Canal, Colon, Limon and Grand Cayman. Our excursions at each port were awesome. We tried to book excursions that would show us the most of each area while on-shore and we were not disappointed! The Panama Canal was an unbelievable trip and our excursion "Today's Locks System and the Future" gave us an in-depth look at the locks and the new construction. We could have watched the locks and ships for hours! Everything from snorkeling in Aruba and Grand Cayman to the scenic drive in Cartagena and the Tortuguero Canals boat in Limon was more than we could have expected. Our "At Sea" days were filled with terrific food, great activities and lots of sun. It was truly a trip of a lifetime!!

Recent trip to Hawaii

By: Chm

Reviewed on: 03 Mar 2015

Our recent trip turned out to be exactly what we wanted. Barb set up the trip to allow us the right amount of scheduled activities with enough free time to explore by ourselves. Accomadations were very good with all details already in place upon our arrival. Thanks

Great trip advisor

By: nap/sap

Reviewed on: 06 Mar 2015

Second time we worked with Barb and our trip was outstanding again! Great flights and an outstanding hotel...We will be back.

Great Help!

By: xcnweng

Reviewed on: 01 Mar 2015

Thanks Barb for making our vacation planning a breeze. We had the time of our lives

Trip from Pensicola to Des Moines

By: Becky

Reviewed on: 06 Mar 2015

She did a great job on our flights. We have never flown Delta before, it was a really nice experience.

Great Service

By: Debbie43

Reviewed on: 11 Mar 2015

Barb is a great throrough travel agent. We always book our trips through her. We had a great time.
Not Recommended

will book trip online next time

By: vintagelover

Reviewed on: 07 Mar 2015

On our trip another couple from this area started comparing what people had paid for there trips and we were known as the couple who paid way too much for our trip. Not the best feeling! Was told never use a travel agent! Some frustration through the whole process of unanswered phone messages from the agent. Will use Internet for our next travel.

Poor weather.

By: John

Reviewed on: 22 Mar 2015

Weather was the only real problem. Cold, littler sun!1 Hotel was fine. Working on front desk area. No pool problems. Some of the tours I did through the ship line were not the best. Flight home had to be changed. Got to Des Moines 4 hours later than planed. No Big deal.

Always Perfect

By: Old Cyclone

Reviewed on: 27 Mar 2015

As usual Barb was on top of everything, and everything went perfectly.

Holiday travel.

By: cafe

Reviewed on: 15 Dec 2017

She did a great job. She got the flight we wanted.

Paris trip was wonderful!

By: OnTheGo

Reviewed on: 05 Apr 2015

Our trip to Paris was absolutely delightful from the moment we got on the plane to the moment it arrived back home. Barb made the flight and hotel arrangements, and we couldn't be happier. The layovers allowed us enough time to get through Customs without worrying about catching connecting flights, and the flights themselves went off without a hitch (no delays, great weather). In Paris, our hotel was located about half a block from a Metro stop (and we used that extensively!) The hotel staff was attentive and efficient. They offered a continental breakfast (actually, almost a full breakfast) at hours that were accommodating to our schedule. They also offered a fitness center/ spa area (complete with a massage, if we so desired). All in all, very nice trip - many thanks to Barb for her help organizing us!

South Africa Trip

By: Nutter

Reviewed on: 05 Apr 2015

We had a great trip. Everything went as planned. Our flights, our hotels, our rental vehicle. Everything went very smoothly and we came home with a lot of memories. Barb was excellent to work with and made sure we had all of our documents in hand well in advance of our departure.

THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By: perkns

Reviewed on: 11 Apr 2015

When it comes trip planning Barb has been extremely helpful to meet all of our wants and needs for a great vacation.

Great trip

By: dean & pat

Reviewed on: 18 May 2015

We had a great time on our trip to Jamaica. Our flights were good coming and going. We loved our Ocean View Rooms, the maid service was awesome, we met Gloria who did up our room the first few days were there and she left us animal figures made with towels that was nice and we tipped her well. The night life wasn't the greatest with the Teki huts closing down at 6:00 PM and not much as far as night life, no shows like we had in the Dominican. The food was okay and we got to know our waiter and he treated us well always knowing what we wanted to drink. We took the Sun Set Cruise on Saturday and it was awesome, we even was in a rain storm with wind and the ride was just as smooth as can be and the crew was great. We didn't get to go into Rick's Café as the water was to ruff and that was fine we got to see some divers from the catamaran anyway. All in all we had a great trip. Thank you for all you did!! Dean & Pat Fox

Great time... a few disappointments though...

By: d1403

Reviewed on: 18 May 2015

Overall the trip was great! It would have been better if we could have all traveled together, but that was not possible. Flights were good and lines were long at customs and security but they were okay. Shuttle from airport to the resort had us wait on a hot bus for 45 minutes for other riders to show up and then we had to stop at their resorts along the way, extending the already 2 hour bus ride. The RIU Club Resort was very nice. Most of the staff were very nice. The entertainers were especially memorable and enjoyable at shows and other activities. The pool closed early each day and it was difficult to figure our which restaurants were open at different times, reservations for specialty dinners had to be made 2 days in advance, the early dinners went fast. The shows were great. Excursions were fun, but our catamaran was supposed to have a boat meet us at Rick's Cafe to take us to land and there was no boat so we never stopped (very disappointed). Great otherwise!

It was a breeze!

By: Randy and Pam

Reviewed on: 29 May 2015

Talk about easy! I loved using Barb to help plan our trip. Arrived at airport with her packet in hand and never looked back. All the confirmation numbers, guaranteed amounts and dates of arrival/departure - what a breeze.

Expert service, knowledgeable,friendly.

By: Slick

Reviewed on: 04 Jun 2015

Was very knowledgeable on the cruise line we were traveling, and dealing with Holland America on booking this trip for four couples. Made several phone calls to Holland America with questions that we had about various thongs. Line up flights for all four couples even though one of the couples lives in Washington. Since our flights would get to Fort Lauderdale with not much time to spare if there was any delays with the airline we went a day early. She lined up a hotel with transportation to the hotel and to the ship. She was were helpful with our trip and sent us our paper work and boarding passes for our trip.

Great trip to Disney World

By: aschindel

Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2015

Barb helped us plan our first big family vacation, to Disney World. She had great advice that helped our trip go very smoothly. My husband and I were traveling with our kids 11, 8 and 6. We all had a great time and will definitely use Barb's services again. Thanks!
Not Recommended

Holiday Inn Sunspree in Jamaica

By: m & m woodward

Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2015

Holiday Inn in Jamaica was good they upgraded us to an oceanfront room it was on the third floor view was beautiful there was construction two rooms over all 4 floors but that was okay because we were not in the room during the day and they stopped around 8 o'clock at night we slept good the snorkeling ended up being better than what we thought shopping area right across the street also free shuttle to Rose Hall which was 5 minutes away people were very nice I would probably go there again in the future. no time share people to worry about hitting you up but our trip back Houston was a different story

Caravan Tours Canadian Rockies

By: k123

Reviewed on: 04 Aug 2015

Trip was AMAZING!!!! Everything was to our expectations and more. They take such good care of you.

Perfect connections

By: Gary

Reviewed on: 11 Aug 2015

Nearly everything on this trip went as planned. All of the airline connections were on time, and the train connections also worked perfectly. The only problem on the trip was due to weather when we could not dock in Londonderry, but we were able to make connections with our guide and he picked us up at Belfast.

Riviera Maya

By: Pete and Julie

Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2015

Had a great trip and had the friendliest staff at our resort. Took a snorkeling excursion that was a lot of fun as well.

Excellent person to help plan trips

By: Sam

Reviewed on: 22 Aug 2015

My daughter always had Barb plan our trips. After trying to arrange a flight to Utah on line I gave up and called Barb. she found that Southwest flew to Utah through Vegas and planned my trip and found the lowest price available . I will let Barb plan my trips from now on. She is very easy to work with and has a fantastic knowledge of her job.

Switzerland trip

By: Lizanddave

Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2015

Barb was friendly, pleasant, cheerful, and eager to do whatever she could to make our trip a positive experience. Although we did some of the "legwork" ourselves, it wasn't because Barb was unwilling or unable to do it---we just enjoyed hunting up some things for ourselves. Barb double-checked our reservations to make sure we were getting the best deals. It was fun to talk to Barb and she was always willing to take time out from whatever she was doing, even when we didn't have an appointment. It was a great trip!

Knowledgeable and helpful

By: Marcy

Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2015

Barb is a dream to work with. Everything from tickets to follow-up after the trip is thorough, accurate, and prompt.

Last minute changes - not a problem

By: billum321

Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2015

Barbara Weigel has been our travel agent for 20+ years and proved again why she's been an invaluable choice. Needed to change airline/car/hotel plans less than 48 hours prior to flights. One telephone call to Barb and all was resolved during the call. She made specific recommendations to lessen any check-in problems related to the short notice changes, and followed up later the same day with written confirmations (we not only changed flights, but airlines). Barb, if you happen to read this, thank you for everything.

Awesome Service!

By: Kim58

Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2015

Barb was so wonderful to work with. She was able to purchase our hop on hop off bus tickets for our visit to Rome and helped us rent a car for our trip. I would recommend anyone to work with Barb and I will definitely be working with her again for our future trips.

Nice Small Intimate Resort

By: Tanyab

Reviewed on: 18 Nov 2015

The resort was small an intimate very nice. Not real busy while where there. There was entertainment every night that was good. The food was good but not great. Rooms were clean and very big and comfortable, the deck looked out onto the the resort all the way to ocean breath taking worth the upgrade to Ocean view!!

Expert very friendly

By: CJ stl

Reviewed on: 22 Nov 2015

From start to return Barb provided professional service to my family. Everyone in our group received great assistance with our questions and needs. Barb is always just a phone call away. Her service has made me a customer for life. Even after moving out of the area my family and I call her for our travel needs. Thank you Barb!

Barb plans wonderful trips!

By: WorldTraveler#1

Reviewed on: 15 Dec 2015

Barb did a great job planning our flights, ground transportation, and hotels. She made great suggestions, let us make the final decisions, and gave us lists of places to visit when we arrived (because we are sorta go-with-the-flow). It was just perfect!

Exceptional Service!!!

By: Satisfied customer

Reviewed on: 16 Dec 2015

Barb has helped us over the last many years and always serves our needs well. You can't go wrong with her exceptional service!

Expert friendly service.

By: Craig P.

Reviewed on: 31 Dec 2015

The trip was a success! The resort was beautiful, the accomodations were great, the food was very good' and the locals were friendly. Thanks for all of your help!

great service

By: Rose Bowl

Reviewed on: 07 Jan 2016

She worked hard to find the best airline tickets and motel only 1 week before travel.

Passionate and Knowledgeable

By: Jon16

Reviewed on: 05 Feb 2016

We have worked with Barb for many years and her passion and knowledge of travel always makes our planning smoother and the outcome is always enjoyable and satisfaction.

Very helpful

By: Rick.

Reviewed on: 10 Feb 2016

Diligently planned all aspects of our trip.


By: TinaG

Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2016

Barb is always great to work with, glad to have her help us each time we plan a trip with a bunch of guys!

Very helpful

By: Jgreiner

Reviewed on: 20 Feb 2016

One thing I missed was the fact I was supposed to retain the immigration paper with my pasport. 30.00 ouch.


By: cracker

Reviewed on: 23 Feb 2016

friendly did not get the airline seats we had requested and had not been told previously so wasn't prepared for not having what we requested would consider using a different transportation/shuttle company, since Tropicana proved to be more unreliable on this trip

Friendly, knowledgeable, very helpful with planning

By: Phyllis

Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2016

Barb knew how to get me started in the planning and carry it through to completion. She was very friendly, she felt like a friend. She gave good advice. I would use Barb again.

courteous, friendly service

By: Nancy 52

Reviewed on: 29 Mar 2016

Planes were on time. Passengers kept informed of any small delays. All personnel very courteous.

Knowledgeable and Helpful

By: Ashley

Reviewed on: 07 Jun 2016

Barb was very helpful from the first moment in her office until our trip. She did everything she could to find us the best deals and give us the best advice on our first trip to Europe. She is very friendly and relatable, and never forced us to do anything; she was ready to help us with our wants. She was better reachable by phone than email, and we appreciated her offering her home and cell number in case we needed it. I would recommend using Barb if you are a first-time traveler like we were.

Excellent agent.

By: Bob and Pat

Reviewed on: 21 Jun 2016

As usual our trip was good with no hitches. That is why we use Barb. She always does an excellent job. We will be booking next winters vacation soon!

Among the most memorable vacations of my Life!


Reviewed on: 11 Jul 2016

I received expert advice about a trip that was tailored to my interests. All tickets and travel issues were dealt with efficiently. It is my intention to book with this agency and agent in the future. In fact, I already have

Excellant Service

By: Rolling75

Reviewed on: 19 Jul 2016

Barb provided an excellent service in planning our trip to Europe.

Great service!

By: Jill

Reviewed on: 25 Jul 2016

Barb planned a wonderful trip to Napa, California for my annual "cousin" trip. She was knowledgeable, and her customer service was impeccable.

Barb is the best for planning a vacation

By: Sam1am

Reviewed on: 21 Aug 2016

I have had Barb plan my vacation flights since 1978 and she always manages to find the best flight for the best price. I would highly recommend her to any of my friends.

Thank you SO much, Barb for all of your help reassigning seats to accommodate the broken arm.

By: Nan34

Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2016

barb is the best!

Very helpful

By: Don

Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2016

Barb really helped us plan our trip to London. Her experience was helpful to get the most out of our short stay. We found it invaluable to have our tours booked before we left home. She also saved us money on flights, and found us a better flight home than we could find on our own. We hope to plan more trips with Barb in the future.

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