(63 Reviews)
98% Recommended

Janet Caraker

Durham, NC
An Independent Agent with Nexion, LLC in Irving, TX, a Travel Leaders Network Affiliate Agency.

Romance Travel Expert & European Travel Enthusiast

Greetings!    My name is Janet Caraker and I enjoy fun, food and immersing myself in a new way of life in countries around the world.     There is nothing better than exploring new areas to absorb the local cuisine and culture.   Our world is an amazing place with so many beautiful places for you to discover. 

I started in the travel industry in 1987 fueled by my own travel experiences and a desire to share them with others.     My main specialty is all-inclusive travel to Mexico, Costa Rica, and the Caribbean as well as independent travel to Europe.  I have personally spent time in Italy, Germany, France, Switzerland, and the Netherlands this year.   

My passion is working with clients who want to EXPLORE the world on escorted tours, river or ocean cruising, safaris, rail adventures or complete custom vacation itineraries around the world.         

Over the years I have served on many boards of travel and professional entities such as American Airlines, Travelocity, Jurni Network, and Women's Business Network.    I have also participated in local activities such as Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, and Women's Business Owners Group.    I am honored to be a founding member of Preferred Travel Alliance, a prestigious mastermind group made up of top travel leaders.

I am dedicated to YOU and your travel experience.     Please contact me and/or fill out a Travel Quote Request at http://www.IslandJacks.com to get started.      I'm looking forward to meeting you!

Rave Reviews

Stepping out of Hotel Ca Doro in Venice
Stepping out of Hotel Ca Doro in Venice

Monica & Jason said, "Janet created an intimate and romantic honeymoon to Italy that was beyond our dreams but not beyond our budget!    

Jeff said, "Janet was so great to work with. A perfect combination of professionalism and FUN!"

Kristen said, "Janet was amazing! We had some issues w our room while in Mexico and I was able to get a hold of her while we were there and she was able to help is fix it and get into another room.   She was amazing from the very beginning giving us many options to fit perfectly in our budget!"

Jill said, "Janet is awesome!  Always responds quickly, very knowledgeable and sends us to fabulous vacation spots every year.    I highly recommend her!"

My Travel Albums

Italy
Ancient gateway to Milan
Croatia
Peeking out of a monastery in Croatia

My Reviews

34 of 60 people found this review helpful
Daughters first big trip!
Janet has been amazing to work with! We scheduled our trip(s) during hurricane season and she was able to help us get one cancelled and the next one rolling! We had a bit of an upset with our room on day 1 and Janet took it into her hands at 8 pm to take care of it for us!! Definitely will use her again and again!!
By  Kristie Uttinger   from  Nixa mo
Traveled to  Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Janet Caraker responded:
I am so glad she had a great time! My family traveled a lot when I was growing up and those memories are priceless to me. Very glad I was able to get hold of the customer service manager at the resort that night. You deserve to have a GREAT vacation! Thank you so much for choosing to work with me.

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11 of 17 people found this review helpful
Honeymoon we won’t forget!!
Janet was wonderful to work with! She answered all my questions in a very timely manor!
By  Alethea Harmon   from  Logan, Ks
Traveled to  Ireland ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Janet Caraker responded:
Thank you so much for your kind review. So glad you had a wonderful time in Ireland and Amsterdam! Can't wait to hear all about it. Let me know when you are ready for your next adventure! Janet Caraker, CTC Island Jack's Travel

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12 of 20 people found this review helpful
Trip of a Lifetime
Janet was an absolute pleasure to work with to plan our trip. She was very accommodating answering questions about hotel comparisons and making sure I got the best value for the money I spent. I had many hiccups during travel and their emergency number was very helpful to me.
By  Marie  from  Greenville, NC
Traveled to  Oahu Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Janet Caraker responded:
I'm so glad you had a good time!! I felt so bad that I didn't see your email (it was in my spam folder) in time to help you but so glad you remembered the emergency numbers I gave you. Hope you made a lot of wonderful memories on this trip. Thank you! Janet Caraker

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11 of 19 people found this review helpful
I won’t travel without Janet at the wheel!
I don’t even know how I ever travelled without Janet! She covers every base and the 2 trips I’ve taken through her have been nothing but smooth sailing. She knows how to find every deal and bring it to your attention. The peace of mind I have knowing she’s got it all figured out (and the ability to get us great trip insurance!) is 110% worth using her services.
By  Jenny  from  Lake Geneva, WI
Traveled to  Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Janet Caraker responded:
Thank you so much! I am really glad you had another awesome vacation. So glad you are willing to take a chance on my recommendations. It gives me a lot of pleasure finding those great travel values to pass along to my travelers. Have a great week!

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13 of 23 people found this review helpful
Family memories for a lifetime
Quick to respond to emails and questions. She made it all simple and easy. Very knowledgeable.
By  Christmas  from  Raleigh, NC
Traveled to  Bahamas ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Janet Caraker responded:
Merry Christmas and Thank you!!! Glad your family had a great time on the cruise. Let me know when you are ready for another getaway. Happy New Year! Janet Caraker, CTC

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Destination Expert:

  • Dominican Republic
  • Jamaica
  • St. Lucia
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Riviera Maya

Travel Specialist:

  • All Inclusive
  • Couples & Romance
  • Cruises
  • River Cruises
  • Beach Vacations

Top Travel Partners:

  • Funjet Vacations
  • Globus
  • Journese
  • Delta Vacations
  • Celebrity Cruises

Certifications/Awards:

  • CTC
  • Certified Travel Counselor - The Travel Institute
  • Gold Level Sandals Certified Specialist
  • Master Agent - AM Resorts
  • Karisma GIVC Agent
  • Preferred Travel Alliance - Platinum Level

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