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Planning travel these days can be overwhelming. There are so many options between resorts, cruise lines, destinations, hotels and all the nuances of travel, it takes a dedicated team of “all-around” travel experts to help sort it all out.

We have been planning travel for years. With our team of dedicated travel professionals, we plan amazing honeymoons, destination weddings, cruise vacations, exotic trips and simple fun-in-the-sun beach vacations anywhere in the world!

Anyone of our agents can help you with where ever you would like to visit or help you come up with ideas. Please read a little about all of us and you will discover we are all diverse and passionate in our own ways!

 

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Karen bio

Karen Daly

Welcome to MK All Around Travel. I have been in the travel business since 1998 and i have been the owner here since 2009. We have a great staff that specializes in all types of leisure travel. I love the travel business, you get to hear about all kinds of exciting new places to visit, watch people feel the relief of my staff and I'm able to get them the answers they are looking for. I personally enjoy planning destination weddings and honeymoons.

I would definitely have to say that my favorite trip would be to the Caribbean, I just can't get enough of the white sands and turquoise water and the food is amazing.  I have recently began to explore Europe in cruises and I love it!! I also recently became a Hard Rock Ambassador so I am always ecstatic to book anything involving there.

I look forward to hearing from you!

I can be reached at Karen@mkallaroundtravel.com

 

Maureen Grapenthin

Maureen Grapenthin


Hello all!! Let's see, I personally think travel has been in my blood ever since I was born. I was the first person in my family to fly and take a trip. Originally I wanted to be a flight attendant but I was 6 months short of the age to be one. I have worked in travel for roughly 26 years. I spent 8 years with my first company and from that point forward was with All Around Travel and now MK All Around Travel, I just adore it.

I would say my favorite trip would have to be Hawaii, personally I believe it is a true paradise. Each island has a different personality. It's very hard to narrow down a couple nice things that I love about it but I would have to say the weather is always comfortable and the people are so friendly. I also really like all inclusives, who doesn't want to know exactly what you are spending before you even leave for your trip. I have done many educational training tours when I have been out traveling. Also I have done seminars at sea and learned a lot about the boats and cruises . There are so many destinations that are great; the Caribbean, Mexico, and Europe. 

Can't wait to help you book your next vacation!!

I can be reached at Maureen@mkallaroundtravel.com

 

Eileen Postregena

Eileen Postregena

Hi!!! I started in travel 11 years ago through my cousin in Flordia. I started working with All Around Travel in 2003. I enjoyed it so much when Karen took over and it became MK All Around Travel I was happy to stay on as an agent. I have great clients and I appreciate them year after year coming back to plan their vacations. I love to travel; ask me to take a trip and I'm packing my bags!

My first trip was to Disney Land when I was only 18, and apparently it really stuck because now my favorite place to plan is to Disney World. It's true what they say about it being the happiest place on earth because that is exactly how I feel everytime I am there ( I go every year!). If you want to know about Disney, I can definitely be of service. Like the other agents who work here, I also enjoy the Caribbean, Hawaii, and cruising anywhere. I truly enjoy researching all of the other destinations anyone is looking to travel to.

Can't wait to help you get out there and travel!!

I can be reached at Eileen@mkallaroundtravel.com

 

Diane Jalloway

Diane Jalloway

I have been selling travel for about 18 years! It all began when a friend of mine decided to buy a travel agency. This has made it possible for me to experience some beautiful places. I must say, the most memorable trips I have taken are island hopping in our great state of Hawaii, and crossing the pond to Italy.  I will never forget the way I felt when I took the boat from the airport over to Venice. Magnifico!!

I love working with the young honeymooners who are just beginning their lives together. A lot of the time they are more excited about planning their trip than the wedding itself. But honestly, all aspects of travel are fun to work with. Everyone should take that dream vacation that they have been thinking of. 

There is a big world out there, just waiting for you. Let me help you book it!

I can be reached at Diane@mkallaroundtravel.com

 

Sue Burek

Sue Burek

Hello, I would say I started out answering phones in travel but its more like I sort of fell into it back in 1992 and I have been working in this business ever since. I love the travel industry, it's a lot of fun and I truly enjoy it. I like to think that every time I book a trip I am "Living vicariously through my clients". I love the smiles on people's faces watching their excitment grow as their vacations grow closer. I enjoy learning about new places to visit and things to see.

One of my favorite trips had to be Rome, I got to see the Vatican which was a once in a lifetime place that I highly reccomend. The Piazza Navona was amazing and the museums... I can't begin to say enough. I also love Hawaii, each island is like an entirely different vacation. It's like 3 trips in one, and who wouldn't love that!?!

Looking forward to helping your dreams come true!

I can be reached at Sue@mkallaroundtravel.com

 

Laura Simpson

Laura Simpson

I have always loved to travel, so when I retired from teaching, I took classes at Moraine Valley Community College to get certified as a travel consultant. I have met some amazing people since I started selling vacations. One of the most fabulous honeymoons I planned was for a couple who went to Dubai and the Seychelles, they said was awesome!

My favorite place on earth is Hawaii, watching the sun rise and set over the ocean, watching the sun rise go atop Mt. Hakeakala, whale watching, shopping in Lahaina, visiting Pearl Harbor, I could go on and on. I never get tired of going there. I work primarily from home, going into the agency when necessary. 

Awaiting your email to help you find a place you're never tired of going!

I can be reached at Laura@mkallaroundtravel.com

 

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Terri Kramer

 I started int the travel industry working for Midway Airlines at the age of 27 for 5 years, then continued on working for a Beverly neighborhood agency until age 36. I took a break to raise my children and started back being an agent with MK All Around Travel a couple years ago. I love to work with honeymoon and all inclusive vacations.

If I had to pick a favorite place to recommend I would definitely have to go with Aruba in the Caribbean. I can't get enough of the climate there, it is literally is perfect every day. I could get lost for hours laying in the sun on the beautiful white sand beaches that border the island. The people are so fun and friendly there! After spending some time in this exotic location I can see why they call it "The Happy Island". 

I'm here to help you discover your fun in the sun.

I can be reached at Terri@mkallaroundtravel.com

 

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 Jodi Hroma

I have always been drawn to travel! My first career choice was to be a flight attendant, but as it was, I was too short for the position. I decided to not give up on my dream, so I enrolled in a travel agency school in downtown Chicago. I accepted my first job offer at a corporate and leisure agency, and worked in the business for 10 years. I officially took a hiatus from my career to raise my children, but I continued to plan wonderful vacations for my family.

My favorite vacation destination would be the place I spent my honeymoon, Bermuda. It was extremely clean, safe, and has beautiful pink beaches. One of the amazing things to do in Bermuda is taking scooters around to see the whole island. The downtown buildings are painted with pastel colors and there is a vibrant casual feeling in the air. I thought it was kind of funny to see the store shop owners and business men wearing bermuda shorts! But that is where the phrase comes from.  I love to travel and have spent the past few years traveling throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Australia, and Europe. I am very excited to get back into the business and start planning others' vacations.

I'm looking foward to getting my feet wet again!!

I can be reached at Jodi@mkallaroundtravel.com

 

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Jon Gurrister


Well I had to let the ladies go first ... or there is always the motto save the best for last, whichever way you would like to see it. I started in travel in 2010 learning the ropes from Karen and Maureen here at MK All Around Travel, I really enjoy learning new things and about neat new places. I love sending people on beautiful trips to places they never knew existed.

My favorite trip would have to be Negril, Jamaica. I really like all the options that Jamaica has, there is a little bit of everything for everyone. You could spend a day enjoying a jungle river tubing through a safari. A good time for family fun would be swimming with the dolphins. My personal favorite was spending an afternoon at a local place called Rick's Cafe, where (after one or two rum punch drinks) I built up some courage to go cliff diving! It was an amazing adventure and very thrilling. 

I hope I can help you find youR own exciting experiences.

I can be reached at Jon@mkallaroundtravel.com