From Our Clients…

Like most people, there are certain things I enjoy doing myself, with the added satisfaction of saving some money. Other things I know better than to even attempt (plumbing, electricity). So when it came to the celebration of my wife and I’s 10th wedding anniversary, or our first-ever trip to London and Switzerland, I instinctively turned to professionals to help us with these projects.

Hiring Menno Travel to design these experiences was a very wise decision, with lasting impact. For our anniversary getaway, we ended up with a cruise of the four main Hawaiian Islands. This allowed us to experience all of Hawaii, rather than just one resort or one island. I also appreciated their recommendation to upgrade to a hotel right on Waikiki Beach overlooking Diamond Head to start our journey.

On our trip to London and Switzerland, at Menno Travel’s recommendation our hotel was only two blocks from Buckingham Palace and within walking distance to many of the attractions you would want to visit in London. This was an ideal location and allowed us to enjoy London on foot, which we prefer to do.

I would highly recommend anyone to use Menno Travel when planning your next trip. They will provide insight that only a professional can give. Additionally, I encourage you to spend that little extra for the upgrades that they recommend. It will truly make a difference in your experience.

Tom Polaski


Cindy and I are taking this opportunity to thank Menno Travel, and Deb Mangas in particular, for helping us plan our memorable 13 day tour of Alaska. It was the perfect blend of fun and educational opportunities. From the morning the limousine driver picked us up at our home until he delivered us home, all phases of our travel progressed seamlessly. Deb has a knack for “listening” between the lines. When we told her what we hoped to derive from our trip, she provided invaluable suggestions.

Again, we want to thank Deb Mangas and Menno Travel for a wonderful experience. We will seek your expertise again!

Bill and Cindy Karn


Dear Deb,

We’re finally settling back into the swing of things after our awesome trip to Alaska. I would highly recommend this vacation to anyone interested in seeing Alaska by ship.  We had wonderful weather and saw so many things.  The only 2 things we didn’t do that we should have, was gone on a whale watching expedition and bear search.

We saw whales, but from quite a distance away.  We didn’t see any bears, but did see lots of eagles, seals, sea lions and the cute little sea otters.  We were also fortunate enough to have the father of the couple we visited in Kodiak take us fishing for a day in the ocean.  What an adventure!!

Thanks again for all your help getting this trip put together for us.

It was the trip of a lifetime for us 🙂

Yours truly,

Bobbi and Tim Torrance


Good Morning, Tricia,

Our trip was a journey to remember the rest of our lives and everything you planned went by perfectly. Our Oahu lodgings were a treat; convenient to the pool and beach. Maui was a true dream; the condo turned into a two-bedroom with a balcony and a view you see in the magazines. We loved every moment!!

We had lunch on the ship while whale-watching and the real highlight was filling my bucket list to fly in a helicopter! I was put next to (I mean next to!) the pilot, with arms touching. Jake was on my left and four more passengers were in the back seat. We flew over the south end of Maui but the crater was clouded over, so the pilot treated us to a tour over Molokai, where we could see the reef and canyons on Maui…they don’t’ usually fly there. Again, we saw whales and manatee and truly the untouched Hawaii!!

Our journey added three days in Chicago – two before and the night we arrived home, all due to storms but staff at the Holiday Inn were wonderful and that, too, was an adventure. Thank you, Tricia for a job well done and an 80th birthday gift fit for royalty.

You will see us again, hopefully, if we travel soon.

The Bitners



I wanted to thank you for all of your help, throughout our travel experience! You have been so helpful, and I have never had a travel advisor offer to help with anything we needed AFTER we had already booked our trip! Be assured that we will be using your services for all of our future trips! I appreciate you following up after our trip to see how everything went.

We had a wonderful time. We have cruised half a dozen times, twice with Royal Caribbean and the rest with Carnival. The location you chose for our room could not have been better!  It was super close to the elevators, right below the buffet/pool area, and directly across the hall from the self-service laundry on our floor. Thanks a million for making it so convenient for us to get everywhere we needed to go, without putting us too close to anything noisy.

Again, I cannot thank you enough for everything. It was a delight to work with you, and I look forward to doing it again very soon.

Paula S. Cassel



There are so many choices to make and things to think of when planning a trip – I was grateful to have the benefit of your and Menno’s experience of various tour companies and the many other considerations when planning our trip toItaly. We had a terrific time! After reviewing maybe 5 tour companies and 12 to 15 itineraries, Insight Vacations and the Italian Elegance tour was almost perfect for what we were looking for. Thank you for your help and guidance!

BJ Thompson


I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know that John and I took my mother on a trip to Fresno to surprise my sister Susan at her 60th birthday party. I had looked at fares and itineraries online, but felt I was wasting a lot of time so I stopped in at Menno and talked with Tricia about fares and itineraries. We were able to get a good fare and flight schedule from Ft. Wayne/Fresno round trip and she arranged for wheel chairs and seat reservations. The trip went very smoothly and all the wheel chairs were even there. The computer automatically uploaded seat assignments and we were in the bulkhead for nearly every flight, giving John extra room to stretch out his bad knee. The fare was only $400 each round trip which was cheaper than almost anything I found online. Just wanted you to know that we had a great experience working with Tricia.           – Diana Hershberger


Just wanted to let you know how  much we appreciated the service we received from Menno travel last week.  When I received the call about 11:00 a.m. on Thursday  that we needed to head to  Florida I called and was put in touch with Karen.  She was wonderful to work  with and within 20 minutes she had arranged for us to leave out of  Chicago at 6:30 P.M.  Late Friday afternoon I called again to confirm a return and have tickets changed and Tricia was kind enough  to assist.  Within a short time that was taken care of.  Please extend our thanks to both individuals.  The customer service was exceptional.  When your stressed, as I was, its nice to  be able  to call your agency and have things arranged in a quick professional  manner .   – Name Withheld


“Kami, My family wants to thank you so much for what was the trip of a lifetime!  Everything was perfect and we were happy with every part!  Also, thanks for all your patience with all my changes and needing so many difficult itineraries for so many different people!  We all agreed that the safari was the best.  Our guide was the best and all accommodations were much fancier than we were used to, and all the food was amazing.  Thank you!”     – Stephanie Szynal


Fran has this to say about her travel advisor, Kami Heckaman: “Kami is good!  She knows her stuff, works with what you want and doesn’t try to sell you anything.  She is direct…no nonsense, but, with a touch of humor.  She recognizes what could be best for us and works with our involvement and previous travel experience.”


I have used your company in the past and have had excellent experiences.  We also have some near future travel plans that we will be making as well.  I wanted you to know that one of the reasons I keep coming back to you is Sondra PresslerShe was the first one I spoke with 3-4 years ago as we planned a trip to the Bahamas.  Ever snce then, this is who I call.  She does a great job of finding the deals and follow-up with the customer.  Thanks for the great job your team does.  – Eddie Manuel, Senior Executive Sales Whirlpool Corporation


I just wanted to take a second and thank you for going above and beyond in helping us book our Disney vacation.  We have never taken a vacation of this magnitude before and you put our fears at ease and helped us every step of the way.  From making sure we had passes to meals and how to pay, you were very professional and extremely helpful. I have been recommending Menno Travel to everyone I meet.  We definitely will be going through Menno Travel again for our vacation needs.

Thank you again for all your help!!!
Jen Padgett


Maggie did an excellent job with our trip again this year…it was the best resort experience we’ve ever had.  Kudos to Maggie!!  – Kim Herbster


Maggie, we just got back from our trip to Arizona.  We had a wonderful time and the weather was amazing.  It hare to come back to flat and cold Indiana.  Thanks for all your help with planning the trip.  It was so nice having my brother meet us in Texa.  What a help.  Everything went as planned, no problems, but what else would we expect from you.  You are by far the best!  – Trinity Whittern


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