(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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Escape to a Luxury Boutique Hotel

Escape from it all at a luxury boutique resort.
Escape from it all at a luxury boutique resort.

Go "beyond the buffet" and discover the world of luxury boutique hotels and resorts in the world's best vacation spots.  From Tahiti to Mexico, the Maldives to the Caribbean to Europe and beyond, luxury boutique hotels and luxury boutique resorts offer total escapes, where you can decompress, relax, warm up, and be pampered while enjoying innovative, gourmet cuisine and the best wines and cocktails.  If you're seeking serenity, cultural immersion, and truly customized experiences, consider a luxury boutique property for your next vacation.


Luxury boutique hotels and luxury boutique resorts incorporate the best of each destination through compelling architectural design - ranging from cutting edge modern to classic simplicity, deep local connections, and extra personal attention to your interests and preferences.  Would you like to experience a cleansing ceremony from an authentic Mayan shaman?  How about an Italian cooking class from a Michelein-starred chef in the heart of Tuscany?  Or, obtain privileged, crowd-free access to a landmark, such as a private sunset visit to the Mayan ruins in Tulum or touring the Vatican museums before they open to the public?  


The dining experience in a luxury boutique hotel or luxury boutique resort is a highlight, with skilled chefs and attentive staff bringing authentic local or gourmet international cuisine to life in a way that celebrates the best of the locale.  


Add in the best in spas, pools, and other recreation facilities - all designed to help you relax, decompress, disconnect from the world and reconnect with each other - and a stay at a luxury boutique hotel or a luxury boutique resort can be the capstone to an unforgettable vacation!


As a member of Travel Leaders, I can elevate your stay in over 1,000 luxury boutique hotels and luxury boutique resorts with unique amenities available only when you book your vacation with me, including complimentary breakfast for two, complimentary in-room wifi, a value-added amenity, early check-in/late check-out, and upgrade upon arrival.  Restrictions apply; contact me for details.


Are you looking for a travel advisor who possesses the expertise, intuition, insider knowledge, and connections to turn your vacation into the trip of a lifetime? As a specialist in tailor-made vacations, luxury boutique hotels, and luxury boutique resorts, I open new doors to discerning travelers like you.  Contact me, and together, let's play your next indulgent escape!

My Travel Albums

China!
A quiet tropical park in Hong Kong
Escape from It All in Greece
A lovely beach on the Greek Island of Symi.
Views of Portugal
Alcobaca Monastery in Portugal
Seeking the Harmony of Terroir
Dining with a view
Amsterdam: A Great Place to Start a River Cruise
Windmills near Amsterdam
Luxury Ranch Resort in the Texas Hill Country
Views of the Texas Hill Country from the Pool

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:

  • Mexico
  • Caribbean
  • France
  • Europe
  • Italy

Travel Specialist:

  • Luxury Hotels
  • Luxury
  • Food & Wine
  • Bespoke Travel
  • Culinary & Foodie

Top Travel Partners:

  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Silversea Cruises
  • Crystal Cruises
  • Seabourn
  • Cunard Line

Languages I Speak:

  • English
  • French

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