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Nora Blum - Maple Grove, MN

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Customized and Privately Guided Vacations

As a fan of both fabulous hotels and cultural experiences, I have traveled throughout the world enjoying the views, history and local specialties that make each destination unique. Whether you are looking for a restorative retreat or simply a little pampering, my connections can get you that beautiful beach front casita or private villa you’ll remember for years to come.

My Travel Specialties

Machu Picchu and Peru Vacations

Machu Picchu is one of those trips of a lifetime you will never forget. I was fortunate enough to make this trip in December 2013 and had the chance to experience Lima, Sacred Valley, Cuzco and Machu Picchu first hand. To make the most of the experience, I was privately guided throughout Peru with...
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Arriving at Machu Picchu

River Cruising and Guided Vacations

After experiencing both River Cruising and Guided Vacations, I can help match you to the right experience to meet your vacation desires and wishes. It can be pretty complicated to organize a big European adventure and with so many choices it's hard to know what is the right choice for you. I sincerely...
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Danube River

Want Pampering and Relaxation? Try a Spa Vacation

As a self-proclaimed "Spa Junkie", I understand the needs and desires of travelers looking for the stress reduction, pampering and relaxation of a spa vacation. Whether it is a couples retreat, a girlfriend getaway or solo travel, there are many ways to spa and every one of them are fantastic. Spas...
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Qua Spa at Caesar's Palace Las Vegas

Customized guided and experiential vacations

I have been with Travel Leaders since 1997, specializing in Latin America and Europe, but never hesitate to search out new vacation experiences around the world for my clients. My specialty is customizing guided vacations to suit each travelers wishes and desires. I love guided touring because the...
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Enjoying a cafe

My Travel Stories

Traveling Solo?

There a many opportunities for people who choose to travel solo. Many adventure seekers choose to travel on their own and there are many ways to do so safely and without paying a lot more than other travelers who share their accommodations. Here's just a few reasons why people choose to travel solo. 1.... Read more.

Customer Testimonials

Always planning a new adventure

Nora, your expertise and diligence has made it possible for your clients to explore the world, knowing that every aspect of their journey has been reviewed and detailed. I sincerely appreciate every ocean voyage and land excursion, together with the journeys that we have coordinated throughout every continent.. The trips have been fulfilling my gallavanting dreams.... Knowledge brings understanding....and I have learned ''volumes"....
Renee B., Richfield, Minnesota

My Reviews

35 of 63 people found this review helpful
A wonderful honeymoon
Nora was SO helpful in planning our honeymoon. Everything was seamless in the travel arrangements. My wife and I were able to focus on enjoying our honeymoon instead of worrying about travel plans. It was a very relaxing and enjoyable time, and I hope that we can do it again soon.
By Robbie from Fargo, ND
Traveled to Playa Del Carmen ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Nora Blum responded:
And I'll be here for your anniversary trips for many years to come.

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37 of 67 people found this review helpful
NORA IS THE BEST!!
Nora has been helping me with my travel arrangements for over 10 years and she is absolutely THE BEST! I can always count on Nora to find the perfect destination with great accommodations - and at a price I can afford. Nora is so helpful and knowledgeable - she definitely knows Mexico and the Caribbean - my favorite places to visit! She always goes above and beyond to make sure everything goes well. And, she also asks for feedback after the trip to make sure everything went as planned. I know people who try to plan their own international trips on the internet, but are very disappointed with how it turns out. I don't have to worry about being disappointed...because Nora helps arrange my trips. She's awesome!!
By Kimberly from New Brighton, MN
Traveled to Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Nora Blum responded:
Thank you for your kind words. It certainly does help that I've been to many of your favorite places, and I do try to make sure everything goes well on all of our trips.

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36 of 69 people found this review helpful
Awesome trip to celebrate 20th wedding anniversary
Nora Blum made our wedding vow renewal trip completely hassle free. She helped us choose a resort that was modern and clean, with an exceptionally friendly staff. And she coordinated the travel plans of all our friends and family who joined us in Jamaica from all over the country. She did all the work and we had all the fun. Her recommendations throughout the process were all on point. We are forever grateful.
By Angela from St. Paul
Traveled to Montego Bay ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Nora Blum responded:
Loved working with you and your family! And I hope you all decide to make it an annual event.

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34 of 65 people found this review helpful
Nora is the best.
Nora knows the right way to plan a trip. We have used her expertise numerous times and she always delivers. We trust her with all our travel experiences.
By Happy Travelers from Minneapolis, Minnesota
Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Nora Blum responded:
Trust and a good dialogue go far to making a successful relationship and trips that are just what you imagined.

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34 of 66 people found this review helpful
Great intro to Ireland
Our friends had initiated the trip so we came in when most plans had already been made. We did have a couple of changes to personalize our travel needs and Nora was very responsive and accommodating. Should we need someone to assist with future travel plans, we wouldn't hesitate to contact Nora. Our trip was a worry free trip and recommendations made by Nora were good ones!
By snowbankers from St. Paul, MN
Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Nora Blum responded:
Thanks for entrusting me with your vacations and I look forward to working with you again in the future.

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Destination Expert:

  • Germany
  • Machu Picchu
  • Maui Island
  • France
  • Peru
  • Cancun
  • Lima
  • Arizona
  • Vienna
  • Sacred Valley
  • Greece
  • Cuzco
  • Las Vegas
  • Jamaica
  • Scotland
  • Hawaii

Travel Specialist:

  • Adventure
  • River Cruises
  • Spa & Fitness
  • All Inclusive
  • Escorted Tours
  • Luxury Hotels
  • Small Ship Cruises
  • Adult Only
  • Couples & Romance
  • Culinary & Foodie
  • Luxury Cruises
  • Honeymoons

Top Travel Partners:

  • Abercrombie & Kent
  • AmaWaterways
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Monograms
  • Silversea Cruises
  • Viking River Cruises
  • Globus
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Avanti Destinations
  • Iberostar

Certifications/Awards:

  • CTC
  • Certified Travel Consultant
  • Travel Leaders Certified Specialist
  • Certified Luxury Specialist

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