(68 Reviews)
99% Recommended

Janet Caraker

Durham, NC

Romance Travel Expert & European Travel Enthusiast

Greetings!    My name is Janet Caraker and I enjoy fun, food and immersing myself in a new way of life in countries around the world.     There is nothing better than exploring new areas to absorb the local cuisine and culture.   Our world is an amazing place with so many beautiful places for you to discover. 

I started in the travel industry in 1987 fueled by my own travel experiences and a desire to share them with others.     My main specialty is all-inclusive travel to Mexico, Costa Rica, and the Caribbean as well as independent travel to Europe.  I have personally spent time in Italy, Germany, France, Switzerland, and the Netherlands this year.   I specialize in Destination Weddings in Mexico, the Caribbean, Costa Rica, and European Countries. 

My passion is working with clients who want to EXPLORE the world on escorted or independent tours, river or ocean cruising, safaris, rail adventures or complete custom vacation itineraries around the world.         

Over the years I have served on many boards of travel and professional entities such as American Airlines, Travelocity, Jurni Network, and Women's Business Network.    I have also participated in local activities such as Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, and Women's Business Owners Group.    I am honored to be a founding member of Preferred Travel Alliance, a prestigious mastermind group made up of top travel leaders.     Currently, I am working with other industry leaders to create Curated Destination Weddings & Celebrations which will launch in 2021. 

I am dedicated to YOU and your travel experience.     Please contact me and/or fill out a Travel Quote Request at http://www.IslandJacks.com to get started.      I'm looking forward to meeting you!

Rave Reviews

Stepping out of Hotel Ca Doro in Venice
Stepping out of Hotel Ca Doro in Venice

Monica & Jason said, "Janet created an intimate and romantic honeymoon to Italy that was beyond our dreams but not beyond our budget!    

Jeff said, "Janet was so great to work with. A perfect combination of professionalism and FUN!"

Kristen said, "Janet was amazing! We had some issues w our room while in Mexico and I was able to get a hold of her while we were there and she was able to help is fix it and get into another room.   She was amazing from the very beginning giving us many options to fit perfectly in our budget!"

Jill said, "Janet is awesome!  Always responds quickly, very knowledgeable and sends us to fabulous vacation spots every year.    I highly recommend her!"

My Travel Albums

Italy
Ancient gateway to Milan
Croatia
Peeking out of a monastery in Croatia

My Reviews

41 of 71 people found this review helpful
Daughters first big trip!
Janet has been amazing to work with! We scheduled our trip(s) during hurricane season and she was able to help us get one cancelled and the next one rolling! We had a bit of an upset with our room on day 1 and Janet took it into her hands at 8 pm to take care of it for us!! Definitely will use her again and again!!
By  Kristie Uttinger   from  Nixa mo
Traveled to  Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Janet Caraker responded:
I am so glad she had a great time! My family traveled a lot when I was growing up and those memories are priceless to me. Very glad I was able to get hold of the customer service manager at the resort that night. You deserve to have a GREAT vacation! Thank you so much for choosing to work with me.

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15 of 22 people found this review helpful
Honeymoon we won’t forget!!
Janet was wonderful to work with! She answered all my questions in a very timely manor!
By  Alethea Harmon   from  Logan, Ks
Traveled to  Ireland ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Janet Caraker responded:
Thank you so much for your kind review. So glad you had a wonderful time in Ireland and Amsterdam! Can't wait to hear all about it. Let me know when you are ready for your next adventure! Janet Caraker, CTC Island Jack's Travel

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18 of 29 people found this review helpful
Awesome experience!
It was a pleasure working with Janet! She made the process easy & seamless. She answered many questions my wife & I had while helping us select the best hotel for our value. The Marriott Water Side was beautiful with extraordinary service, food, & atmosphere. We will definitely use Janet for our next vacation & business travel.
By  DC  from  Greenville, NC
Traveled to  Tampa ~ Florida ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Janet Caraker responded:
I am glad everything worked out well for your trip! It is my pleasure to find the best value for any type of trip. I look forward to working with you again. Have a great week!

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35 of 64 people found this review helpful
Will never travel without Janet
Janet is the absolute best! Before I planned this trip I thought travel agents were becoming obsolete because of technology, but that is so WRONG!! She will be able to score deals for you and plan things you would never find on your own. She plans it all for you and connects all of the dots. You also have the peace of mind that Janet has your back and you can email her with any questions or problems right away and she is the one that will take care of them. I’ll never travel without Janet again! I’ve told all of my friends about her.
By  Jenny   from  Delavan, WI
Traveled to  Jamaica ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Janet Caraker responded:
Thank you so much Jenny & Kyle! I am so glad you had a great time in Jamaica. It's too bad I was leaving Jamaica the same day you arrived. I would LOVE to see you!! I really appreciate the review and the new customers you have sent my way. Looking forward to planning your next adventure!!

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17 of 29 people found this review helpful
Excellent experience.
Very pleased with all our travel plans
By  Kygator  from  MURRAY, Ky
Traveled to  Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Janet Caraker responded:
I'm so glad you had a wonderful time. Excellence Punta Cana is one of my favorite resorts. I would have loved to have gone on that trip with you!! Thank you so much for booking with me.

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Destination Expert:

  • Dominican Republic
  • Jamaica
  • St. Lucia
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Riviera Maya

Travel Specialist:

  • All Inclusive
  • Couples & Romance
  • Cruises
  • River Cruises
  • Beach Vacations

Top Travel Partners:

  • Funjet Vacations
  • Globus
  • Journese
  • Delta Vacations
  • Celebrity Cruises

Certifications/Awards:

  • CTC
  • Certified Travel Counselor - The Travel Institute
  • Gold Level Sandals Certified Specialist
  • Master Agent - AM Resorts
  • Karisma GIVC Agent
  • Preferred Travel Alliance - Platinum Level

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