(73 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 2022. 

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

45 of 78 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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21 of 33 people found this review helpful
Vacation gift
Amazing as always I reached out and wanted to give my parents a vacation getaway and Mrs. Janet made it happen. And stayed in contact with me from beginning to end. Can't wait to plan another trip with her!!!
By  Adrienne  from  springfield,mo
Traveled to  Denver ~ Colorado ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Janet Caraker responded:
So glad your parents had a great time! They are so lucky to have a wonderful daughter who cared enough to give them a special trip. It was my pleasure to help and I'm looking forward to see what you have planned next. Thank you!!

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21 of 34 people found this review helpful
Great Trip!
All good and professional with fast response.
By  Bill  from  Cape Girardeau MO
Traveled to  Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Janet Caraker responded:
It is always a pleasure working with you. I can't wait to see what your next adventure will be!

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30 of 53 people found this review helpful
Trip of s Lifetime
Awesome!
By  Mark  from  Greenville
Traveled to  Jamaica ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Janet Caraker responded:
I am SO glad you and your family had a great time. As soon as I saw that villa, I just knew it was perfect. And when I found out it was available that was the icing on the cake. Thank you for letting me enjoy the experience vicariously through your family's Facebook posts!

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8 of 10 people found this review helpful
Vacation from 2020
I have worked w Janet now more times than I can count. I do recommend her to friends. She’s very helpful and knowledgeable.
By  Kristie and Nate Uttinger   from  Nixa, mo
Traveled to  Riviera Maya ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Janet Caraker responded:
Thanks Kristie! So glad you were finally able to go. I hope you loved Secrets Maroma as much as we did.

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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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