(20 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Karen Aikman

Madison, WI
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, wa...
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Israel a Definite Must-See

Tower of David, Jerusalem
Tower of David, Jerusalem

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 significance are shoulder to shoulder with tourists.  Israel can be experienced and appreciated in your way on your terms.


Israel is best toured with a private guide.  We use local guides who really know the history, both religious and cultural. Every inch has a story and without a guide, you  can miss so much of what you went to experience.  I'm all for exploring on your own in most destinations, but Israel is the exception. If you're thinking of going to Israel, consider allowing me to plan for you to have a guide for at least some of your travels.

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:

  • Israel

Travel Specialist:

  • Global Travel

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  • Hawai'i Destination Specialist

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