More About Jean – Vacation Travel Advisor
Jean Riekers entered the travel industry in New York City in 1980 after graduating from travel school. She wanted a job that would be both exciting and fulfilling and found that by making it her mission to provide clients with opportunities to experience lifestyles very different from their own.
Jean says, “People LOVE to travel and I get to help them fulfill dreams. I never tire of hearing from clients who have returned from a trip, the unique things they’ve seen and the quality time spent with friends and family.
They have created memories they will cherish for life and I helped make it happen. Whether I plan vacations to a far-off adventure or a family gathering in Disney World, I love it. I can’t think of a better job!”
She has had the pleasure of planning client vacations to all seven continents: mountain climbing in the Himalayas, sailing to Antarctica, venturing into the South American jungle, safari in the Serengeti, cruising to the Arctic, Orient and Europe, walkabout in Australia’s Outback and riding the rails across the US, Canada and Russia.
Jean has personally traveled to many Caribbean islands, Greece and much of the United States. Her destination favorites include Bermuda, Hawaii, Alaska and British Columbia and has enjoyed over 10 cruises, as well as several land-based tours.
Her travel specialties include Adventure Travel, All-Inclusive Resorts, Honeymoons plus Classic, River and Small Ship Cruising.
If pressed to name her favorite, she’ll tell you “All of them! Each time I travel to another country, island, city or village, I learn about the different people and places that make up our world.”
Jean and her colleague, Pat Franks, recently traveled to Costa Rica on an escorted Tauck Tour and shared their experiences on our Travel Maestro blog.
Costa Rica is one of the most biologically diverse areas of the world where visitors can experience nature in its many forms. The good news is that you don’t have to rough it to visit this eco-paradise.
Our Tauck tour group was comprised of Boomer-aged guests – mostly retired professionals who were well-traveled, educated and interesting group companions. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and personable and was able to smoothly handle any hiccups that inevitably occur.
The accommodations were perfect for each area visited and the food was very good. Tauck did a wonderful job overall and we would be happy to travel with them again. For families with younger members, Tauck Bridges is the Tauck brand that specializes in multi-generational travel.
View this Fabulous Video highlighting Jean & Pat’s Costa Rica Adventure
Jean has completed an in-depth training program with Tauck, thus joining less than 1% of the company’s worldwide network of travel agents who have successfully completed the program. Tauck is a 90-year-old leader in premium-quality guided travel, with over 120 land journeys and cruises to more than 70 countries and all seven continents. By successfully completing its curriculum, she becomes a Tauck Certified Agent who qualifies for special benefits and other exclusive opportunities. With this new certification, Jean can apply her specialized knowledge and expertise when planning trips for her clients.
Jean has recently earned her certification as a Uniworld River Cruise Specialist and U by Uniworld Specialist. With this specialized knowledge and expertise, she can provide her clients with the best advice regarding Uniworld’s Destinations, Itineraries, and Ships.
Contact Jean Riekers, Vacation Travel Advisor at 804-747-4199 or firstname.lastname@example.org.