Visit us at 1611 1st St NW, Rochester, MN to meet the owners of our company and our independent travel consultants!
We’re proud to say that our office environment is friendly and agents are knowledgeable and experienced.
Our team of independent travel consultants includes
Nancy Kreinbring and Kim Baier.
Meet Pat Benson (Owner)
Pat Benson is the owner of Horizon Travel & Cruises Inc. In 1995, she co-founded this company.
She has always wanted her company to provide comprehensive travel counseling and other services under one roof.
This helped her create a relationship with her clients so they would always consider her as their go-to person for any travel plans, questions, or concerns.
Pat has traveled to Hawaii, Mexico, Caribbean, Europe, and Canada several times over the years. She enjoyed them all. She enjoys cruising, especially river cruising in Europe.
Marketa Henderson is an independent travel consultant. With 18 years of professional experience in the travel industry and marketing, Marketa has been designing and leading vacations and tours for customers all around the world. Her goal is to share her passion for travel and never stop dreaming and exploring.
Marketa comes from Europe and has visited most of the European countries several times. She specializes in custom-made itineraries for both domestic and international travel, especially Europe.
She also handles adventure travel, family vacation, young people travel, and getaways. Marketa can arrange almost everything, including train and bus tickets, excursions, activities, private tours, concerts, and more.
Travel has been Misty Doblar’s life-long passion. She is an independent travel consultant. Her motto is "LIVE LIFE".
Misty has 30 years of experience in booking corporate and leisure travel.
Meeting new people, experiencing different cultures, food and places is both energizing and intriguing to her.
Misty’s specialties include honeymoons, family travel, Mexico and the Caribbean travel.
Travel is all about making special memories and she's here to help you plan your journeys.
Lee Arnet is an independent travel consultant. His favorite pastime is traveling. He enjoys telling his experiences while traveling. You'll be happy to know that Lee can take care of your complete itinerary planning for your Disney trip.
Having been to Walt Disney World for 16 times, Lee is familiar with all aspects of planning your vacation to the Walt Disney World. Hire him to handle your dining reservations, resort reservations, air reservations, and more so you can relax and enjoy your trip.
If you are interested in visiting some of the back roads across the US, get in touch with us. Lee has traveled 43 states on a motorcycle and has seen many places where a person could visit and get enjoyably lost for a while.
Lee Arnet has traveled throughout the United States and has been to Hawaii and Europe as well.
Carol Dougherty is a certified travel counselor and Disney Travel specialist.
In addition, she has experience in other specialties such as adventure travel, including Africa, European travel, done either independently or as a part of a group, or group travel of all kinds.
Such participation in groups or group travels allows her to work closely with her clients to find the best travel value and experience for their money.
Carol has been involved in the travel industry for over 35 years and was one of the founding partners of Horizon Travel & Cruises Inc in 1995.
Traveling is fun and exciting for Trista Blazing. She enjoys exploring new places and cultures.
Trista along with her husband has been to Italy, Germany, Austria, and London. They have also been to Jamaica, US Virgin Islands and Hawaii several times.
Whenever you have the desire to explore new places, let Trista help you make your travel dreams come true! Trista Blazing is an independent travel consultant.
Linda S. Freeman
Linda S. Freeman is our company’s President and specializes in groups of special interest, incentive, family or corporate.
Whether your group has 2 people or more than 200 people, Linda is your go-to person.
She has the expertise, experience, and one-on-one working relationships in more than 80 countries. Linda has experience in working with film production companies for location sites research and development as well.
She has over 28 years of experience in providing award-winning travel programs.
Allow Linda to take care of your full-service itinerary development, land services, hotels, guides, transportation, special events, and more!
Jennifer Tentis has traveled throughout the United States and Canada. She has seen some of the nations’ greatest sights. With 50 states in the US, Jennifer only has 14 left on her bucket list.
Traveling is an investment and she would enjoy helping you plan your next investment in yourself and your family.
Jennifer is an independent travel consultant and specializes in family-friendly destinations with a special focus on great vacations for the GLBT community.
Are you planning to travel independently or a group travel of any other kind? We can help!
Allow Carol Wickersham to work closely with you to find you the best travel value and experience at competitive prices.
Carol is a certified travel counselor and Disney Travel specialist. Her other specialties include adventure travel to Africa and European travel.
She has been involved in the travel industry for over 35 years and was one of the founding partners of Horizon Travel & Cruises Inc in 1995.
Amy caught the travel bug as a child traveling to Mexico, California, Washington D.C. and many of the other 50 states on family trips. Amy is new to us having joined us this year. She has been to several all inclusive resorts in Mexico on both coasts along with having been on cruises around the Caribbean. Amy and her husband both agree that traveling is their favorite family activity and have taken their two young boys on several family vacations around the U.S. and the Caribbean. Amy believes there is no such thing as a "bad trip". You will always remember the fun you had, the memories you made and the time spent with your kids.
Amy plans to specialize in destination weddings and honeymoons and is a member of the "Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Specialists Association".
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Awards and Recognitions
- TRAVELSAVERS "ELITE" 2009
- TRAVELSAVERS "ELITE" 2011
- TRAVELSAVERS "ELITE" 2013
- Disney "Preferred Travel Agency"
- Delta Vacations "Diamond Status"