(19 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Jody Richardson

Grand Ledge, MI

Traveling to Italy has been one of the highlights of my career. From the cobble stone streets of Rome to the magnificent waterways of Venice, Italy will not disappoint. It feels like it was yesterday when I stood in the Vatican and looked up at the Sistine Chapel. Even if you don't know much about art or the Renaissance Period you will be in complete amazement when you discover Italy and it's many hidden treasures.

My Travel Specialties

Europe, Asia, Africa, Hawaii and Group Travel

A career in travel has many rewards, however when I began my career 20 years ago, I had no idea those rewards would go well beyond the specific, fantastic destinations. In Italy, for example, how would you feel at the Vatican peering up at the masterpiece of the Sistine Chapel ceiling? Is the cuisine...
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Discovering Pompeii in 2008

Italy Testimonial

Capital Area Travel Leaders Jody Carpenter Jody was an ideal Travel Agent for our group of Baby Boomers and Millennials as we planned our trip to Italy – the first for all of us. She listened to all of our requests and considered our unique needs as she planned our itinerary. Every suggestion Jody...
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Customer Testimonials

Alaska Group Travel

It began with an idea to extend an existing trip to the U.S. Open in Seattle. My husband and I decided to add a cruise to Alaska. We knew that Travel Leaders specialized in cruises. When we walked into the Grand Ledge office we were greeted by Jody Carpenter. We hoped we might have 2 or 3 more couples interested in going, but Jody suggested spreading the word. As it turned out, we had 20 additional family members and close friends that joined us. Pleasing a group of 22 people is no small task. After about a year of planning, many telephone calls and e-mails (as most of our group was not from the Grand Ledge area, and a few even out of state), we set sail for an Inside Passage cruise to Alaska! All of the details, including shore excursions, were handled expertly and efficiently by Jody. Everyone was thrilled with the quick and timely responses to all of our questions and concerns. We all will travel in the future, and will not hesitate to call upon Jody again.
Mary and Bob Keller, Grand Ledge MI

From Florida to Europe

Working with Jody has been an incredible experience, she is truly passionate about what she does. As a travel agent, she goes above and beyond to ensure you have the best vacation. She's very caring and very thorough down to the last detail; whether I am flying to Florida or to Europe. She's the best!
Rita Klopfenstein, Parma MI

My Reviews

19 of 33 people found this review helpful
best trip
jody is a true professional.she is always eager to please and always responds in a timely manner to your questions and concerns.she is easy to talk with and is always willing to share her travel experiences.jody has arranged three trips for us in the past two years and i will continue to contact her with all my travel needs.
By  cleve  from  florence,s.c.
Traveled to  Jamaica ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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10 of 16 people found this review helpful
Italy
Jody has been a life saver for us when unexpected events occurred, looking for alternative methods of completing a trip without cancellation, and helping us cancel a trip due to a family situation mandating that we stay home. She is excellent to work with in setting up multiple destinations and tips on activities and transportation.
By  The Oakleys  from  Grand Ledge MI
Traveled to  Rome ~ Italy ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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9 of 15 people found this review helpful
We have had some wonderful trips as couple.
She is just awesome everything about her I love.
By  End  from  Arizona Casa Grande
Traveled to  Jamaica ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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10 of 17 people found this review helpful
Up to Jody's usual standards.
Jody's expertise proved invaluable for suggestions for destinations well as side adventures. She kept tabs on us and was able to re-book a cancelled international flight that we didn't yet know about.
By  Bob & Jane  from  DEWITT, MI
Traveled to  Ireland ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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10 of 18 people found this review helpful
Best trip ever!
Jody is personable, professional and a gem at finding and coordinating trips. She has set up both an independent trip and a tour company trip for me. Both were the best without flaws.
By  Becky  from  Lansing
Traveled to  Egypt ~ Africa
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Italy
  • Europe
  • Hawaii
  • USA
  • Ireland

Travel Specialist:

  • Historical Sites
  • River Cruises
  • Wine Country Vacations
  • Honeymoons
  • Cruises
  • All Inclusive

Top Travel Partners:

  • Globus
  • Monograms
  • Princess Cruises®
  • Royal Caribbean
  • Delta Vacations
  • Viking River Cruises
  • Avalon Waterways

Certifications/Awards:

  • Certified Leisure Specialist

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