(21 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Karen Boike

Paoli, PA

Luxury Travel Consultant

Let me help you travel to the perfect getaway you're dreaming of! Are you looking for soft powdery beaches, awesome snorkeling, gourmet dining, luxurious accommodations, and lifetime memories? How about your trip of a lifetime to Africa, Australia or New Zealand? There are great places waiting for you to experience. I love finding that perfect trip that you never knew existed and have you experience something that you love so much you want to take another trip again as soon as possible! Take advantage of my 20+ years as a travel consultant crafting unique journeys for my clients. I have also personally traveled around the world and and look forward to inspiring you in planning your dream trip.

My Travel Specialties

New Zealand Adventure Specialist

After traveling around the world, I've found my favorite country - New Zealand!  I've been to New Zealand three times and look forward to my next trip here!

New Zealand is unique in offering experiences no where else in the world! Outstanding wines, luxury eco lodges, Glowworm caves, Kiwi birds,...
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Abel Tasman National Park

Your travel consultant expert for African Safaris

Are you ready to get to the African Safari dream trip on your bucket list?  I put together tailor made safaris, packages or custom group trips, and can help you plan the best time of year to go, as well as add special features like hot air balloon, shark cage diving, wine tasting, mokoro dug out canoe...
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Lioness in Maasai Mara

Luxury Island Getaway Specialist

Let me help you travel to the perfect getaway you're dreaming of! Are you looking for soft powdery beaches, awesome snorkeling, gourmet dining, luxurious accommodations, and lifetime memories?  

I love finding that perfect trip that you never knew existed and have you experience something that...
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Belmond La Samanna Villa view

Bike touring

For the traveler that enjoys beautiful scenery, fun camaraderie, and being active, a cycling trip is a wonderful way to see the world.  From long weekends to cross country touring there are a lot of options.  With a new choice of electric bikes, you don't have to worry about keeping up with the crowd...
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Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve

My Travel Albums

Tanzania Safari 2019
Vervet monkey
New Zealand Adventure
Abel Tasman National Park
Kenya Safari 2018
Elephants jockeying for power

My Travel Stories

Kenya Safari 2018

I traveled to Kenya in April for a stay in 3 separate areas.  The flight arrived late into Nairobi, and we checked into Hemingways, part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, and it was a great way to start the trip!  Our guides met us in the airport and whisked us through customs to our private...Read more.

Customer Testimonials

New Zealand review

"I just got back last week from Japan and NZ trip. The NZ portion was fanstastic, thanks to you. All the hotel and tour bookings were spot on, and i was able to complete all of what I wanted to do without any problem. I definitely will refer you to my friends and you've been great. I was able to attend two cricket games, visit Glow worm caves, Waiotopu Thermal wonderland, Lake Rotorua, Tamaki Maori tour, Coramandel peninsula trip, lake Taopo, Hobbiton and had a small sight seeing in Auckland as well. Thank you so much for making my trip and life easy at NZ." 3/15
Single traveler

My Reviews

10 of 14 people found this review helpful
Karen is an All-Star Travel Agent
Karen was an absolute pleasure to work with. She is very thorough and detail -oriented. She organized our honeymoon to Hawaii and we could not have asked for a better trip. She gave us so many options in the beginning and really listened to our interests and what we were looking for. We knew we wanted a nice relaxing trip to unwind from the wedding, we love the beach but we also love adventure. She suggested Kauai and Maui. We were able to enjoy the beaches, really found some romantic quality time, and we were also able to go on quite a few excursions such as kayaking, snorkeling, and visiting some really remarkable sights. Karen really helped in mapping out our trip and staying within our budget. The hotels and restaurants she suggested were very lovely. This trip was definitely a dream come true. Karen was also extremely helpful when we found out that our flights got cancelled on the way home. She is amazing and I would recommend her to anyone!
By  Lee-Ann & Ryan   from  Drexel Hill
Traveled to  Hawaii ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Karen Boike responded:
Thank you, I appreciate your feedback and look forward to working with you again soon.

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6 of 7 people found this review helpful
Absolutely First Class!
In the pursuit of a vacation style we were unfamiliar with, we needed help and Karen was great! Her professional and knowledgeable efforts resulted in a wonderful experience which occurred without issue or inconvenience. We will certainly recommend her to our friends and will be using her for all our upcoming adventures!
By  David  from  Philadelphia
Traveled to  St. Lucia ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Karen Boike responded:
Thank you, I look forward to working with you in the future.

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7 of 9 people found this review helpful
amazing travel experience
excellent
By  mike  from  Ambler
Traveled to  Greece ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Karen Boike responded:
Thank you!

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7 of 10 people found this review helpful
The Best Travel Agent Ever
We have used Karen for many years, and have always been incredibly happy with the fruits of her work. She is professional, knowledgeable, responsive, friendly - all in all, perfect! I would recommend Karen (and I do!) without any reservation (no travel pun intended!). She is the best!
By  Les  from  East Lyme, CT
Traveled to  Italy ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Karen Boike responded:
Thank you Les!

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7 of 10 people found this review helpful
A trip of a lifetime
Karen helped us plan a custom trip to Croatia. She was thoughtful in her suggested itinerary. The hotels were convenienty located, and the restaurants she recommended were phenomenal. She arranged for a local guide in each location as well as our transportation between locations we visited. Her attention to detail was fantastic. We book all of our trips through Karen and trust her completely with our travel plans.
By  Joanne  from  East Lyme, CT
Traveled to  Croatia ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Karen Boike responded:
Thank you Joanne, I look forward to working with you on your next adventure!

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Destination Expert:

  • New Zealand
  • France
  • Hawaii
  • Africa
  • Botswana
  • Italy
  • Abel Tasman National Park
  • Zimbabwe
  • Australia
  • Croatia
  • Queenstown
  • South Africa
  • Japan
  • Victoria Falls
  • Christchurch
  • Alaska
  • Rotorua

Travel Specialist:

  • Animals & Wildlife
  • Cycling
  • Luxury
  • Couples & Romance
  • Safari
  • Family Vacations
  • Bird Watching
  • Honeymoons
  • River Cruises
  • Wine Country Vacations

Top Travel Partners:

  • African Travel Inc.
  • AmaWaterways
  • Travel2
  • Abercrombie & Kent
  • Kensington Tours
  • Tauck
  • Alexander & Roberts
  • Classic Vacations
  • SITA World Tours
  • Viking Ocean Cruises

Certifications/Awards:

  • Fiji Bula Specialist
  • Caribbean Destination Specialist
  • New Zealand Kiwi Specialist
  • Aussie Specialist
  • Japan specialist

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