More About Jean Riekers – Vacation Travel Advisor
- Adventure Travel Consultant (VAST)
- AmaWaterways Certified Specialist
- Avalon Waterways Specialist
- Celebrity Cruise Consultant
- Authorized Disney Vacation Planner
- Holland America Five-Star Agent
- Hurtigruten Certified Specialist
- Rocky Mountaineer TRACKS Specialist
- Certified Sandals Specialist
- Sea World Parks and Entertainment
- Certified Tauck Agent
- UnCruise Certified Adventurist
- Universal Parks and Resorts Specialist
- Uniworld River Cruise Specialist
- Virgin Voyages First Mate
- Virtuoso Certified Advisor
- European Rivers
- British Columbia
- River Cruising
- Small Ship Luxury Cruising
- All-Inclusive Resorts
- Adventure Travel
- Escorted Tours
When I started my travel career in New York, I desired a career that would be both exciting and fulfilling. My mission is to provide clients with opportunities to experience lifestyles very different from their own.
“People LOVE to travel and I love to help fulfill their dreams. I enjoy hearing from clients who have returned from a trip. And learn about the unique things they’ve seen and the quality time spent with friends and family. Creating memories and planning vacations is what I cherish most. Whether it’s planning a far-off adventure or a family gathering in Disney World – I can’t think of a better job!”
During my travel career, I’ve planned 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.
As far as my own travels, I’ve been to several Caribbean islands, Greece, Italy and much of the United States. My destination favorites include Bermuda, Hawaii, Alaska, and British Columbia and have enjoyed over 10 cruises and several land-based tours.
My travel specialties include Adventure Travel, All-Inclusive Resorts, Honeymoons plus Classic, River and Small Ship Cruising. If you pressed me to name my favorite, I’d 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.”
Costa Rica Adventure — without Sacrificing Luxury!
During a Tauck tour to Costa Rica, my colleague, Pat Franks and I learned that 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 able to smoothly handle any hiccups that inevitably occur.
The accommodations were perfect 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.
I’ve earned my Tauck Certification, 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.
As a Tauck Certified Agent, I can apply this specialized knowledge and expertise when planning trips for my clients.
I am a First Mate for Virgin Voyages, and have personally sailed on the on luxurious adults-only cruise line. That means I know the best places to unwind onboard, where to get a late night snack, and can give you tips on how to enjoy the epic Scarlet Night. Let me help you decide if Virgin Voyages is the right cruise line for you or if you already know it is, use my personal booking link to choose a voyage and reserve a cabin online.
In addition, I’ve earned my certification as a Uniworld River Cruise Specialist and U by Uniworld Specialist. With this specialized knowledge and expertise, I can provide clients with the best advice regarding Uniworld’s Destinations, Itineraries, and Ships.