Street: 101 S. 200 East, Suite 100
City: Salt Lake City, UT 84111
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Travel Industry Start Date: 1993
Destination Specialty: Hawaiian Islands, Mexico, Alaska, South Pacific, Costa Rica, Europe, and the Caribbean Islands, Europe, Central America, North America
Areas of Expertise: Adventure Travel, Cruises, Family Travel, Group Travel, Honeymoon Travel, Luxury Travel, Missionary Pickup, River Cruising, Romantic Getaways
Vendor Expertise: Zegrahm Expeditions, Windstar Luxury Cruise, Viking River Cruises, Uniworld, Travel 2, Silversea Cruise, Seaborn Cruise, Sandals Resorts, Travelbound, Trafalgar Tours, Tahiti Legends, Star Clipper, Sea Dream Yacht Club, Royal Caribbean, Rocky Mountaineer, Regent Seven Seas, Rail Europe, Princess Cruises, Pleasant Holidays, Paul Gauguin Cruises, Oceania Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Line, Natural Habitat Adventures, Ker & Downey, Insight Vacations, Hurtigruten Voyages, Holland America Line, Globus Family Brands, G Adventures, Funjet, Europe Express, Disney Vacations, Disney Cruises, Delta Vacations, Crystal Cruises, Cox & Kings, Contiki, Classic Vacations, Celebrity Cruise Lines, Brendan Vacations, Apple Vacations, American Queen Steamboat Company, AMA Waterways, African Travel, Inc., Adventures by Disney
Awards & Industry Training: 16 years Gold Club (a yearly awarded trip for top agents at Morris Murdock Travel); Cruise specialist for Disney, Princess, Holland America Line, Cunard, Oceana, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Viking Cruises, AMA Waterways, Uniworld, Regent Seven Seas, Specialist for Disney, Mexico, Caribbean, Alaska, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Tahiti, Fiji, Cook Islands, New Zealand, Australia, Europe, Thailand, Employee of the year 2007
Places I've Traveled: Most of US with focus on Alaska, Hawaiian Islands, New York, Florida. California, Mexico, Caribbean, Costa Rica, UK, France, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Hungary, Italy, Serbia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania, Tahiti, Fiji, Cook Islands, Australia, New Zealand
Biography: When I was growing up every year my family went to our cabin my Grandpa Aaron built near Jackson Hole. I experienced how a family can form a special bond when they travel together. Later I planned our extended family trip to Disneyland and realized I was hooked! What started as a part-time hobby 24 years ago has turned into a full-time career. I feel fortunate to have had some incredible experiences. Catching a 45 lb king salmon on the Kenai River, visiting Hobbit town in New Zealand, ancient castles in Germany, feed the sharks in Bora Bora, attend the premier for Cars Land in Disneyland, fly over Waimea Canyon in Kauai. To experience different cultures is incredible! What's your dream vacation? I am passionate about travel and enjoy creating "once in a lifetime" memories for clients. I have planned vacations for many unique groups such as performance teams, high school trips, family reunions, Alaska fishing, and business incentive groups.
"I appreciate Karen because she has gone on many of the same vacations our family is interested in. She can provide personal knowledge about various destinations, she is honest with us, and she always tries to get us a great deal."
"Karen has been our travel agent for over 10 years, and we will continue to turn to her for all our travel needs."
"Karen took time to explain options with us, which made me feel great. I will definitely call her again for our travel needs."
"I tried to do things on my own and was confused and spent many hours trying to plan our trip to Hawaii. Karen made it simple and gave some great suggestions. I will call Karen again. What a lifesaver!"
"I just want to compliment two amazing agents! Karen Johnson and Cindy Butler have been doing my Up with Kids! trips for many years now, but the Humanitarian Mexican Cruise that we just completed was so perfectly arranged, it far surpassed any trip yet! They really put their heart and soul into every detail, and the experience was "life changing" for everyone involved. If there is a 100% award.........they should receive the 200% award! I have loved and admired 'my girls' for years, but what they did for my students and parents will be appreciated forever. A huge 'hip hip' for the best group travel agents in Utah! - Nancy Scott, Director, Up with Kids"
Office Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm