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Missy Skoog-Blaine,MN

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100% Recommend this agent

European Luxury & River Cruise Enthusiast

Today, luxury is not made of marble. Luxury is offering exclusive experiences the ordinary traveler doesn't have access to. Wanting to try a new destination? With "over 25 years" of being a travel; snob, I understand that having coffee with kangaroos in Australia, a Vespa tour thru Tuscany. Southern France shopping at the supermarket with the local chef followed by cooking lesson in his kitchen are all things that make travel extraordinary, after all the devil is in the details.

My Travel Specialties

River Cruising Revelation

If you have not yet been on a River Cruise it’s a must. Once you start you can’t stop. I have personally been on four river cruises now and I hope to continue to add to that. I cruised both the Danube & Seine Rivers with Avalon Waterways, the Rhine with AMA Waterways and the Rhone with Uniworld. Each...
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Avalon Suite Ship

The Best of the World in Luxury!

I am a certified Luxury Specialist Travel by Travel leaders! One of my favorite of many specialist certifications I have is being an Aussie specialist and have experienced firsthand the wonders of Australia (3 times) and New Zealand (once). I have snorkeled in the Great Barrier Reef, spent time in...
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recent visit to the Iberostar Grand Bavaro

Europe and all of it's wonders

I have experienced river cruising on several rivers in Europe and have toured multiple countries both by guided touring and independent travel. I would love to share my experiences, insider tips, and destination knowledge with my customers to make sure they make the most of their European experience....
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Sun, Fun & Sand

Are you looking for the perfect beach getaway? We all know, it takes no effort for us to imagine ourselves in Paradise, sitting on the beach, surrounded by nothing but sand, water and sun! I have spent over 20 years traveling the world and experiencing many different destinations in beautiful places...
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Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Specialist

Romance travel is one of my favorite niche markets. Couples want the bells and whistles during their vacation. They want the romantic Jacuzzi tub on their balcony with an ocean front view. Couples doing their destination weddings are looking for full service wedding planning. I will help you with...
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Wedding at the Riu Yucatan, Riviera Maya

My Travel Albums

Galavanting in Greece
Destination wedding!
Australia & New Zealand
River Cruise
Beach resorts
Beach View
Luxury travel

Customer Testimonials

Aussie and New Zealand Specialist

Missy is an Aussie and New Zealand Specialist. She is an expert in traveling to Australia. She has been to Australia twice in the past 3 years. The first trip was in 2013 and focused on Queensland and Sydney; the second trip was in August 2015 and focused on Sydney, Ayer’s Rock, Darwin, Melbourne and ended in Auckland, NZ. Missy’s expertise and knowledge will ensure you have an amazing trip Down Under!
Ward Reid, Travel2

My Reviews

70 of 117 people found this review helpful
Missy is a joy to work with
Missy is one of the most passionate agents I know. She really truly cares
about her clients. I know this because I am one of her Whole Sale Business Development Managers. I have worked with Missy for many years. She puts her heart and soul into every booking to make sure she is giving the best advise for the best price to each and every client. When things go right she is so excited about the trips she has planned and takes delight in hearing her clients stories. The very few times things go wrong she is right there trying to get things fixed to the satisfaction of her clients. If my family or friends were looking for an agent Missy would be one that I would recommend. She is knowledgeable, she listens to what your needs and wants are, she makes suggestions based on her experiences and she does this all with a smile.
By  Cindy  from  Minnetonka MN
Traveled to  Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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57 of 101 people found this review helpful
Bora Bora
Missy has gone over and beyond helping us with our travel plans. We've been working with her for five years and she has been most helpful! At some point, there was an issue with booking a particular hotel and she corrected this by upgrading us to a 4 star hotel! We were so grateful!
By  Ted and Shari  from  St. Paul, MN
Traveled to  South Pacific
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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50 of 88 people found this review helpful
Why would you not use a travel agent??
Missy has been amazing since the first time we used her services! She went above and beyond to help us plan the most amazing wedding trip ever! We have continued to work with her and send all our friends and family to her because she always makes sure you're taken care of.

On our first vacation, we encountered an issue with our room reservation. I got Missy on the phone and explained the issue. She said "Don't worry about it. Go have fun and I'll take care of it." Sure enough, 2 hours later, a resort employee found us and told us everything was taken care of! Amazing!

Not only that, but working with her on picking this resort proved to be way worth it! She helped us narrow down our options and we ultimately decided on Secrets Silversands. She told us that she loved these resorts and that we were picking a great one, and boy was she right! We have continued to go back to Secrets because they are so wonderful!

Missy really knows her stuff!
By  Mrs. Palmer  from  St. Paul, MN
Traveled to  Riviera Maya ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Missy Skoog responded:
Thank you so much for the review. It was great fun planning your destination wedding and as your know I strive to excellence. I appreciate the business you have referred to your friends and family since (including a referral for your friends destination wedding). When you plan such a special day and you rely on me to make it all work, it's hard not to be just a customer but a friend!

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55 of 102 people found this review helpful
The road to Hawaii
Missy is gracious and patient in answering our travel questions and interested in feedback so she can continue to build her knowledge in serving clients to come.
By  Larry  from  Andover, Mn
Traveled to  Hawaii Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Missy Skoog responded:
Thank you for your review. It was fun to help you build a multi-island Hawaiian vacation. I appreciated all of the photo's and feedback of your adventures. Look forward to your future adventures!

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17 of 27 people found this review helpful
Spectacular vacation
Missy was absolutely amazing. She was responsive and worked very hard to get the perfect accomodatuions and make sure we had all of our transfers yo keep us on schedule.
By  CR  from  Richmond, VA
Traveled to  Italy ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Missy Skoog responded:
Fantastic! I am glad you and your family had a wonderful trip to Italy! I look forward to helping you and your family plan you next adventure. Ciao!

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Destination Expert:

  • Italy
  • Rhine River
  • Riviera Maya
  • Caribbean
  • Germany
  • Mediterranean
  • Danube
  • Punta Cana
  • Mexico
  • Jamaica
  • France
  • Seine River
  • Australia
  • Switzerland
  • Puerto Vallarta
  • Kaanapali, Maui
  • Europe
  • At Sea
  • Turkey
  • Los Cabos

Travel Specialist:

  • All Inclusive
  • Destination Weddings
  • River Cruises
  • Adult Only
  • Beach Vacations
  • European Culture
  • Honeymoons
  • Luxury Hotels
  • Castles & Cathedrals
  • Luxury
  • Escorted Tours
  • Historical Sites
  • Coach Tours
  • Couples & Romance

Top Travel Partners:

  • AmaWaterways
  • AMResorts
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Viking River Cruises
  • Barcelo
  • Iberostar
  • Viking Ocean Cruises
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Globus
  • Palace Resorts
  • Funjet Vacations
  • Insight Vacations
  • Tauck
  • Delta Vacations
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises


  • Aussie Travel Specialist
  • AM resorts
  • Fairmont famous agents
  • Viking River cruise specialist
  • Karisma resorts specialist

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