(33 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Ted Blank

Woodbury, MN
Tailor-Made Journeys

You understand that extraordinary vacations aren’t simply a function of dollars and cents, and you know that they certainly aren’t just pulled off the shelf. 

Journeys of a lifetime are carefully designed with imagination, creativity, atten...
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Discover Alaska - the Last Frontier!

Flightseeing in Denali National Park, Alaska
Flightseeing in Denali National Park, Alaska

Alaska is the land of glaciers, mountains, and some of the most unique wildlife viewing in North America.  Alaska is also a vast land, ranging from the temperate forests of the Inside Passage and Southeast to the icy vastness of the Arctic.  In between, small villages, glaciers, stunning natural beauty, and accessible wildlife sightings make Alaska a destination well worth exploring.


Despite its remoteness, there are options aplenty for the traveler interested in discovering the Last Frontier.  In the Southeast and Inside Passage, luxury expedition cruises on small ships allow the adventurous soul and connoisseur to see glaciers and wildlife up close and personal while not compromising on the travel experience.  Larger ships cover more ground, providing a comfortable yet efficient way to visit.


On the Alaskan mainland, a variety of custom, privately guided tours or small group journeys - including travel on the legendary Alaskan Railroad - offer the chance to appreciate the vastness of Alaska's wilderness and its unique wildlife.  


Before or after visiting Alaska, don't miss the opportunity to discover the Canadian province of British Columbia and the Canadian Rockies by rail on the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer train, offering another unique perspective on the wilderness.


Alaska is, of course, mostly a place best visited in the summer.  In addition to a pleasant climate, long days offer the opportunity to experience the Midnight Sun...and some of the most impressive flowers I've ever seen (imagine what your garden could do with 24 hours of daylight!).


Are you considering a trip to Alaska?  Do you want to make sure your visit hits the highlights while offering a chance to get off the beaten path?  Are you looking to combine an Alaskan cruise with a land tour, but have questions about which ship and tour are right for you?  As a veteran Alaskan traveler and certified destination expert, I can help you sift through the clutter and choose the right option for you - not for someone else.


Contact me to schedule a complimentary planning consultation, and together, we'll check Alaska off your bucket list!

My Travel Albums

Alaska Inside Passage and Denali
Totem Pole Museum in Ketchikan
You'll Feel Special on a Cunard Luxury Cruise
Onboard Queen Mary 2
A Day in Skagway, Alaska
White Pass & Yukon Railroad, Skagway, Alaska
Five Surprises on an Alaskan Cruise
There's lots of wildlife in Alaska!

My Travel Stories

Alaska is Calling. Will You Answer?

Wild and untamed, Alaska is like nowhere else on earth. Perfect for adventurers and armchair enthusiasts alike, there is simply no better way than to experience the Last Frontier than on a luxury cruise. Have an up close and personal encounter with a glacier, board a seaplane for an unforgettable...Read more.

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My Reviews

119 of 188 people found this review helpful
Un-Belizeable Vacation!
Ted listened to what we wanted in a vacation and gave us a few options to choose from with different price points to meet our needs.

Our trip and itinerary was laid out perfectly . Everything went smooth and we had a very relaxing get away without any worries. Ted thought of everything. The resorts were fabulous, our excursions were personal - no big crowds and our experience was priceless.

As a seasoned traveler himself, Ted knows the ins and outs of how to get an exceptional vacation that is worth every penny.

I am a believer that you get what you pay for and I will not take another vacation without Ted's assistance.

If you are planning a vacation, contact Ted. You will be glad you did!

By  Jenny V.  from  Forest Lake, MN
Traveled to  Belize ~ Central America
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Ted Blank responded:
It was a pleasure to help you plan your trip, and I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time!

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76 of 124 people found this review helpful
So much fun we didn't want to come home!
Ted was always proactive and on top of everything. He willingly and ably met our every travel request finding us great hotels, transfers, rail tickets, guides and air fares.
By  Rebecca  from  Ft Collins, CO
Traveled to  Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Ted Blank responded:
It was a delight to work with you, and I look forward to helping with your next voyage!

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66 of 106 people found this review helpful
An amazing scenic and gastronomic experience
I’d give him more stars if it was possible. Ted has the unusual combination of being detail oriented as well as an easy going unflappable personality. The best travel pro we have worked with in years! On our AmaWatwrways cruise from Amsterdam to Basel Switzerland everything was about as perfect as possible. We had a wonderful cruise manager who ensured everyone had an amazing experience! And the food was like eating in a five star restaurant every night.
By  Tim&Nan  from  Edina, MN
Traveled to  Basel ~ Switzerland ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Ted Blank responded:
It was a pleasure to work with you, and I'm grateful that you enjoyed the river cruise as well as the Swiss adventure!

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89 of 155 people found this review helpful
Great trip
Ted did a great job with our trip. He went above and beyond with his help and tips. I won't use anyone else. Alex
By  Alex  from  Forest lake mn
Traveled to  Seattle ~ Washington ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Ted Blank responded:
I was happy to help, and am glad you had a great trip!

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54 of 86 people found this review helpful
Great Adventure Down Under
Ted was very responsive to our requests for a trip to New Zealand and Australia that included 8 flights, a car rental, and numerous hotels. The itinerary packet we received from Ted before we left was comprehensive and invaluable to make our adventure run smoothly. Everything went off without a hitch which is unusual with a complicated trip so far away from home. New Zealand is stunningly beautiful and our Australian visit included adventurous scuba diving and a home visit in the Outback. Ted helped us make it happen.
By  Karen  from  Fergus Falls
Traveled to  New Zealand ~ Australia & New Zealand
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Ted Blank responded:
It was a pleasure to help you plan your trip, and I'm glad you had such a great time!

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Destination Expert:

  • Alaska
  • Denali National Park
  • Glacier Bay
  • Juneau
  • Anchorage

Travel Specialist:

  • Luxury Cruises
  • World Cruises
  • Cruises
  • Culinary & Foodie
  • Rail

Top Travel Partners:

  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Cunard Line
  • Holland America Line
  • Rocky Mountaineer Rail Tours
  • Princess Cruises®

Languages I Speak:

  • English
  • French

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