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Karen Aikman-Madison,WI

100% Recommend this agent
100% Recommend this agent

Agent Specializing in The Road Less Traveled

Sometimes it feels I've spent my life traveling. I have lived in Ecuador, Japan, and Italy. I have circled the globe over land where possible twice. I have an endless curiosity and a wanderlust to take me places. I've planned my own travel and I would love to help you plan yours.

My Travel Specialties

Israel a Definite Must-See

Maybe it's because of the news stories, and the fear that surrounds Israel that more people don't visit, but maybe it's because of the news stories and the fear that surrounds Israel, that makes it a great destination! Given the amazing history and beauty of Israel, places with half the appeal and...
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Tower of David, Jerusalem

Italy Expert

I had the good fortune to marry into an Italian family!  I have endless memories of wandering much of Italy.  I have rented villa's in Tuscany, stayed with relatives in Rome, participated in the apple harvest in Trentino, countless evenings in Venice,  I've eaten ice cream along Lake Garda and Lake...
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cinque terre

Fellow Global Traveler Travel Consultant

While wandering the globe over the last 30 years, I have enjoyed some of the finest hotels in the world and also slept over pigs in Nepal. I have spent a month trekking the Annapurna Circuit, transited Siberia aboard the Trans-Siberian Railway, walked along The Great Wall of China, climbed Mt Fuji,...
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Customer Testimonials

Bucket list Trip to Israel

The best planned trip we ever were on.
Sue, Columbus, WI

Costa Rica, another favorite place of mine

Karen's expertise in travel was greatly appreciated in the planning and confirming the many details of our trip. It was so good to work with a fun, honest and knowledgeable professional travel associate. They were no worries. My family was able to enjoy all aspects of our travel knowing every aspect of our trip was going to be the best!
Joan, Madison, WI

Japan is a Special Place for Me!

Karen is thorough, personable, and she really takes the time to go above and beyond! We enjoyed the most amazing anniversary trip to Japan, and Karen carefully arranged every last detail. Our visit was perfect! And we loved that Karen shared so many of her own tips and tricks for traveling to and around Japan. She is truly wonderful to work with!
Jennie Middleton, WI

My Reviews

3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Family Fun
Karen's expertise in travel was greatly appreciated in the planning and confirming the many details of our trip. It was so good to work with a fun, honest and knowledgeable professional travel associate. They were no worries. My family was able to enjoy all aspects of our travel knowing every aspect of our trip was going to be the best!
By  Joan  from  Madison, WI
Traveled to  Costa Rica ~ Central America
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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3 of 4 people found this review helpful
Turks and Caicos!
Karen has been very helpful arranging and advising for a couple of trips I am taking.
By  KYM  from  Middleton, WI
Traveled to  Turks and Caicos Islands ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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3 of 4 people found this review helpful
Low Water But Still a Great Danube Trip
Friendly, easy to work with, has good ideas for travel; we took Avalon Waterways river tour from Prague to Budapest, she suggested Avalon and it was a great recommendation
By  Bobnawb  from  SILVER SPRING, MD
Traveled to  Prague ~ Czech Republic ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful
Spring Break Cruise
Great. Came to her late and she got it done.
By  Steve  from  Madison
Traveled to  Cozumel ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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3 of 5 people found this review helpful
Great experience! Highly recommended.
Very helpfull and knowledgable.
By  Travis H  from  Mazomanie, WI
Traveled to  Negril ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Italy
  • Israel
  • Europe
  • Japan
  • England

Travel Specialist:

  • Family Vacations
  • Global Travel
  • River Cruises
  • All Inclusive
  • Culinary & Foodie
  • Escorted Tours
  • European Culture
  • Food & Wine
  • Beach Vacations

Top Travel Partners:

  • Globus
  • Tauck
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Delta Vacations
  • Funjet Vacations

Certifications/Awards:

  • Hawai'i Destination Specialist

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