(20 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Karen Aikman

Madison, WI

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

Europe

When you marry into a European family, you get to see a lot of Europe!  I have zigzagged all over it.  I am hard pressed to list favorite places as they all have something wonderful to offer.  Some of my best times have been spent sitting at an outdoor cafe enjoying food and drink watching the world...
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Timeless Splender of the Orient.

I've had the good fortune to have lived and worked in Japan for a number of years.  I love helping people fall in love with it the way I have done.  Around every corner is something that reminds you that you're far from home!  From the zaniness of Tokyo to the magic of the temples, Japan is a feast...
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The Caribbean Few Experience!

Sometimes you just want to get away and relax without the crowds of an All-Inclusive or a giant cruise line.  Sometimes you just want some guiltless pampering, some amazing food and some affordable luxury.  Just because people think it's a more expensive way to travel, doesn't mean that it is.

Let...
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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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4 of 5 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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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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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Best Anniversary Trip Ever!
Very easy to work with. Very attentive to our needs and was timely with her responses to our questions.
By  GaryJoeS  from  Madison, WI
Traveled to  Tahiti ~ French Polynesia ~ South Pacific
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
An Anniversary to Remember!
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!
By  Jennie   from  Middleton, WI
Traveled to  Japan ~ East and Southeast Asia
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Japan
  • Italy
  • Israel
  • Caribbean
  • Europe
  • England

Travel Specialist:

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

Top Travel Partners:

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

Certifications/Awards:

  • Hawai'i Destination Specialist

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