Karen Hintze

Birmingham, MI

Worldwide Vacation Travel Specialist

Leopard, Kenya
Leopard, Kenya

I have been a full-time travel advisor since 1985 and I still love my job! Everyone ALWAYS asks me "Where is your favorite place that you've been?" - That's a really tough question because I can honestly say I LIKE everywhere I visit as it's always some type of experience. It might be educational, cultural or just relaxing! Doesn't matter to me because I don't think I will ever be too old to learn.  I am proficient in Luxury, Vacation, and Corporate Travel.  

There is no doubt that this industry has changed quite a bit over the last 30+ years but I still feel such satisfaction when a Honeymooner returns from a fabulous trip and can't wait to tell me all about it, or when a Grandma/Grandpa arrive at a hotel and are treated like VIPs because I took a minute to contact the front desk and announce their arrival as "very special guests" of mine.

It's a BIG world out there - where would YOU like to go??

I'm VERY happy to help you make that dream come true!

My Travel Albums

Rhine River Cruise
TAUCK River Cruise ms Treasures
Kenya, 2018
"Hey, Look Up Here!"

My Reviews

The best of Ireland with Tauck
Karen always makes travel arrangements easy and stress free. Easy to work with and takes care of all the details. She always follows up including double checking for lower air and rental car costs as trips get closer to departure.
By  David  from  Grosse Ile, Michigan
Traveled to  Ireland ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Karen Hintze responded:
Thanks so much for the lovely review. You are a delight to work with and I very much enjoy chatting with you and assisting with your travel plans. I look forward to working with you again! ~Karen~

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A real vacation, free from details
Karen is always willing to help, on time, and efficient
By  Lynn  from  Harbor Springs MI
Traveled to  Ireland ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Karen Hintze responded:
Thank you Lynn. It's always a pleasure to talk to you and assist with your wonderful trips. And many Thanks for the referrals as well. ~Karen~

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The most amazing trip we have taken so far
Karen has booked several vacations for me and my husband, this time she did double the job, setting up everything for us and our friends. Everything went so smooth, from booking our flights, helping us with shore trips. to making sure we had the cabins with everything we wanted. Karen is amazing, she makes you feel like your the only client she has. I tend to have a million questions and she is always there when I need her, without her making me feel like I'm becoming a pest. I can't wait until she works on my next vaction
By  Darla  from  Royal Oak
Traveled to  Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Karen Hintze responded:
Thank You Darlene, It was my absolute pleasure. I take great joy in hearing about my clients' experiences with new destinations :) I look forward to working with you again.

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A vacation to remember!
In March of this year, we had Karen put together a trip for us to the Caribbean. We wanted to go back to beautiful Jamaica to renew our wedding vows. Brian and I got married there 20 years ago. Since Karen did such an awesome job arranging that trip, we knew we could count on her to make this one just as wonderful. She did not let us down. Karen is friendly, knowledgeable and always does her very best to make our vacations memorable and fun!
By  Sue  from  Fort Myers, FL
Traveled to  Jamaica ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Karen Hintze responded:
Thanks Sue - After all the years of booking your trips you are more like FAMILY rather than a "customer". Love and hugs to you and Brian and Cheers! to many more happy years of marriage! xo

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I cannot imagine a trip without Karen's expertise!
Karen is my go-to expert for every travel need. She has booked many USA and international trips for me. She makes as many travel arrangements as I want (airlines, car rentals, accommodations, driver, tours, activities, etc). She thinks of every single detail. Karen is the single most thorough, professional, kind, and knowledgeable person I have ever encountered in a service industry.
By  Jean R.  from  Clawson, MI
Traveled to  Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Karen Hintze responded:
Thank you so much - It's always my pleasure to help you make happy travel memories!

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Destination Expert:

  • Caribbean
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Riviera Maya
  • Kenya

Travel Specialist:

  • All Inclusive
  • Couples & Romance
  • Luxury

Top Travel Partners:

  • Delta Vacations
  • GOGO Vacations
  • Globus
  • Royal Caribbean
  • Tauck

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