The Travel Advantage

“Go, fly, roam, travel, voyage, explore, journey, discover, adventure.”


The Travel Advantage has been a leader in the travel industry for over 34 years.  Our staff of 13, has over 167 combined years of experience making it efficient in handling the demands of every traveler.  How do we accomplish that goal?    

1. We work to provide you the best value for your travel dollar.  We inform you about all your choices, let you know about special promotions, and can advise on the quality of a particular product.

2. We offer expert guidance in understanding and deciphering the intricacies of the travel business so you can take full advantage of all of the options available.

3. We personalize our service to you.  We're not some computer program or an impersonal voice thousands of miles away.  We're right here and we value your travel experience.

Put simply, our job is to make sure you get where you need to go, at the best price, and in the most pleasant way possible. Your experience begins with ours.


Our team of travel agents has many years of combined travel planning experience. We have traveled the globe, visited numerous resorts, and sailed on many ships. We have helped hundreds of singles, couples, families and seniors plan their trips, and we are happy to say, most of them have returned as repeat customers and even recommended us to friends and family!


At The Travel Advantage, our travel agents are your personal guides to the world and offer the attention and expertise that you deserve. We provide a wealth of knowledge and experience achieved through ongoing destination and lifestyle training.  This allows us to deliver a flawless travel experience each and every time. We know the ins and outs of Europe, the best kept secrets of Disney World, and the best beachs to get away from it all. No matter where you want to go, we will get you there.


We are your advocate. We are committed to providing you with the best value and the best vacation for your budget. We’re here for you before, during and after your trip. Our job doesn’t end once your travel arrangements are made - we stick around until you return. We will advise you on what to pack, what to expect, what to see and what to skip. We want your travel experience to be a success. Our business depends on it.

What makes us special?



We have the knowledge and experience to make your vacation dreams a reality.
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We go above and beyond to ensure your vacation exceeds all your expectations.


We save you time and money by cutting through the clutter to find the best value.

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Courtney Vander Veen
Leisure Travel Specialist
Shellie Vander Schaaf
Leisure Travel Specialist
Moriah Johnsen
Disney and Destination Travel Specialist

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We knew a Caribbean cruise would be an amazing vacation, but this truly exceeded our expectations. Traveling with a son with special needs, we were really concerned about accessibility, but we were taken care of from the moment we landed in Miami throughout our entire cruise. The attention to detail was incredible, our agent really thought of absolutely everything so we never had to worry about a thing. Being able to relax and seeing our son smile was worth every penny.

—Karen S.

If you’ve never used an agent before, I HIGHLY recommend starting now. We actually SAVED money and because our agent has VIP status with the cruise line, we ended up being upgraded to a suite on the opposite side of the ship so we had amazing views of the coast every single time we pulled into port. We should have been using an agent long ago. After sipping our coffee in our pajamas watching the sun rise over the Mediterranean from our veranda, we will never go back to booking on our own ever again.

—David J.

My husband and I really wanted to do a Mediterranean cruise for our honeymoon, but we really had no idea where to start and researching options was so overwhelming. We had never used an agent before, but we will never go back to trying to plan our own vacations after this. Our agent knew the perfect cruise right away. She arranged a three-day tour in Barcelona before we departed on our cruise and it couldn’t have been more perfect. From sending us all our documents in advance to staff knowing our names as soon as we showed up, our agent made it all so easy.

—Christine B.

I can’t recommend our agent enough!! We just returned from a two-week safari in Africa. We visited three countries with ten different stops like Masai Mara National Reserve, Serengeti National Park and more. Considering all the planning that went into this trip for transfers and accommodations in each stop, our agent didn’t just pull it off, she made it a bucket list trip we will never forget. We couldn’t have done this without her and will definitely be using her again. We can’t wait to start planning our next trip!

—Rick H.

I’ve always wanted to have a destination wedding, but I never thought it would be possible. Our agent made that dream a reality and we got married on a picturesque secluded beach in Riviera Maya with enough of our budget left over to plan a separate honeymoon. I was SO impressed with everything she did. Not only did our agent get a special rate for our family members to stay at the same resort, she also surprised us with a special sunset catamaran cruise as a wedding gift and even sent little gifts for the bridal party! All the personal touches made it really special.

—Amanda C.


Ardene was very helpful in working out the details of our trip to Disneyworld. When she was out of the office, we appreciated her making sure her base was covered by another agent as it was important to us to keep lines of communication open. By  No nickname with my review  from  Rock Valley, IA.

—No nickname with my review  from  Rock Valley, Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA

Robyn was super helpful and always willing to answer questions. She even checked in on us when she hadn't heard from us for awhile. She kept things moving along. :) 

—By  mamabear79  from  Iowa, Traveled to  Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean

Amber was super helpful when we booked our trip. She had great resorts to have us choose from. It was very smooth, would definitely recommend her as an agent. Whenever we had any questions she was quick to answer us. 

—Jamaica Mon  from  Sioux Center, IA, Traveled to  Jamaica ~ Caribbean

Jan does an excellent job taking care of our whole group for our vacation. (we usually have between 12-20 people) Jan is excellent at finding the best resort to fit both our budget and requested amenities. We will continue using her in the future!

—Lisa  from  Sioux Falls, SD, Traveled to  Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico

Amy was very helpful and love working with her. My vacation was fabulous. This was my first week long cruise and it was a great experience. We had a lot of fun. Very relaxing because everything was taken care of before hand.

—Jay  from  Spencer, Traveled to  Caribbean

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