(62 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Jacqie Swanson

Rice Lake, WI

New Zealand, Australia and Galapagos

I love nature, photography, snorkeling and soft adventure and having been a travel specialist for over 32 years has allowed me many opportunities. I have visited Australia and New Zealand many times and am a Destination Specialist for both those countries. I have been on a number of small ship cruises, including Fiji, Hawaii and my latest trip to the Galapagos Islands. I would love to share my experiences with you and to help you create you own memories of a fantastic adventure.

My Travel Specialties

Ecuador and Galapagos Islands.

One of my bucket list destinations has been the Galapagos.  The Galapagos Islands are a year round destination, it depends on what your want to see.  I have been fortunate enough to experience a recent trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos.  It is truly a magical destination.  My favorite part????  Snorkeling...
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Visiting sea lions On Espanola, Gardner Bay

100% Pure New Zealand Specialist

I have been in the travel industry over 32 years and have been a 100% New Zealand 
Gold Specialist for a number of years.  To qualify I have had to take a number of classes and have to experience New Zealand first hand.  It  is one of my favorite destinations. I can help you make it become one...
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Sheep on a New Zealand farm

Australia Specialist

When I was a kid, I had dreams of going to Australia. My dreams have come true as an adult. I am now an Australia Specialist, with over 32 years of travel experience and have been there multiple times.  It is a fantastic destination for those those that love outdoor photography as I do.  I have had...
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New Zealand, Australia and New Zealand Specialist

I have been in the travel industry 32 years and New Zealand is one of my favorite destinations. I can help you make it become one of yours.

I have recently returned from my 3rd visit.On this visit I was able to get to Waiheke Island and taste just a few of MANY award winning wines from various...
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Vineyard view when landing in Blenheim NZ

My Travel Albums

Quito
Quito airport
Galapagos
Me on Espanola Island- Galapagos
Black Water Rafting- Waitomo New Zealand
let the adventure begin
Kaikoura, New Zealand
sperm whale seen while on Whale Watch Kaikoura tou
Artwork around Christchurch/New Zealand
artwork about Christchurch
Cairns, Australia
Tjapukai Culture Center
Kangaroo Island, South Australia
Welcome sign at the airport
Adelaide. Australia
Hello Adelaide!
Un-Cruise Hawaii
Safari Explorer- 36 guest/18cabins
New Zealand- West Coast
Australia
There is NOTHING link Australia

My Reviews

3 of 5 people found this review helpful
It was a carefree vacation
Jacqie is so amazing to work!! She listens to what you have to say and matches your vacation to a T.
By  Sue  from  Turtle Lake WI
Traveled to  Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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4 of 7 people found this review helpful
Best Mexico Trip Yet!
We gave Jacqie a pretty big list of requests and a smaller budget and she delivered on all of them!!! She gave us plenty of options and helped us narrow it down to the best place for us! Great vacation, can't wait to plan the next one!
By  ASaffert  from  Rice Lake, WI
Traveled to  Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Ya, probably the best
Very good. Very helpful and informative
By  SMB  from  Chetek, WI
Traveled to  Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Jacqie Swanson responded:
I am glad you had such a wonderful time. Thank you. ~ Jacqie

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Wow! What a trip!
It was perfectly arranged for 6 of us traveling together on our first cruise to Alaska! My next trip will be booked through Jacqie!
By  Darryl  from  St. Paul, MN
Traveled to  Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Jacqie Swanson responded:
Thank you so much. ~~Jacqie

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Bucket List trip!
This was our first time visiting Alaska and doing a cruise. What a wonderful experience it was! Jacqie was able to explain everything to us prior to our trip starting, so nothing was a surprise! Great experience that we will remember forever!
By  Katty  from  Rice Lake Wisconsin
Traveled to  Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Jacqie Swanson responded:
Thank you. I do love Alaska, such a fun adventure. It was a pleasure working with you. ~~Jacqie

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Destination Expert:

  • New Zealand
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • Fiji
  • Costa Rica

Travel Specialist:

  • Adventure
  • Animals & Wildlife
  • Small Ship Cruises
  • Beach Vacations
  • Escorted Tours
  • Bird Watching
  • Couples & Romance

Top Travel Partners:

  • Travel2
  • Globus
  • Princess Cruises®
  • Viking River Cruises
  • CIE Tours International

Certifications/Awards:

  • New Zealand Specialist
  • Un-Cruise Adventure Specialist
  • Australia Specialist
  • Fij Matai Specialist
  • Viking Specialist

Industry Affiliations:

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