(67 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Jacqie Swanson

Rice Lake, WI

New Zealand, Australia and Galapagos plus more

I love nature, photography, snorkeling and soft adventure and having been a travel specialist for over 34 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

Adventure Travel Expert, Loves Mexico, Caribbean

I have been in the travel industry going on 34 years!! Not many people can say that.  I often get asked "What is your favorite destination?"  Well, as some people say, "you can't stop at just one".

Some of my "passions" (besides travel of course) include all things nature, birds, seeing animals...
Read more from my Adventure Travel Expert, Loves Mexico, Caribbean bio.

flying into Huatulco Mexico

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...
Read more from my Ecuador and Galapagos Islands. bio.

Visiting sea lions On Espanola, Gardner Bay

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 34 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...
Read more from my Australia Specialist bio.

100% Pure New Zealand Specialist

I have been in the travel industry over 34 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...
Read more from my 100% Pure New Zealand Specialist bio.

Sheep on a New Zealand farm

My Travel Albums

Dreams Huatulco 2020
front sign of Dreams Huatulco
Huatulco, Mexico. Arrival
Part of Huatulco from the air upon arrival
Galapagos cruise- Comorant Catamaran
Comorant Catamaran and a blue footed booby
Galapagos-Santa Cruz
Welcome to Santa Cruz
Galapagos- Floreana Island
Flamingo greeting us upon landing on the beach
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

15 of 19 people found this review helpful
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

Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
20 of 29 people found this review helpful
Wonderful trip
Jacqie is a pleasure to plan trips with. We’ve loved every trip. Jacqie returns calls/emails quickly & keeps us well informed.
By  Tish  from  Burnsville MN
Traveled to  St. Kitts ~ St. Kitts and Nevis ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
20 of 29 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
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
23 of 35 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
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
16 of 22 people found this review helpful
We Love Cozumel
Working with Jacqie is great. She always answers any questions you may have and is very prompt in returning emails and phone calls.
By  Coz   from  Spooner, Wisconsin
Traveled to  Cozumel ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

Destination Expert:

  • New Zealand
  • Costa Rica
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • Hawaii
  • Mexico
  • Jamaica

Travel Specialist:

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

Top Travel Partners:

  • Funjet Vacations
  • Travel2
  • Globus
  • Princess Cruises®
  • UnCruise Adventures

Certifications/Awards:

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

Industry Affiliations:

©  Travel Leaders Group