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MEET our travel advisors

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Emily Bookey

Owner & Travel Advisor

My passion for travel started at a young age and friends would always ask for my advice on where to go and what to do. When a major life change happened, I decided to risk it all for a chance at my dream job and starting my own travel agency. I have traveled the world learning the details of hospitality and tourism to provide a top-notch experience for our travelers. With decades of travel experience and professional travel knowledge, Our agency has earned dozens of awards such as "Agent of the Year" with KHM Travel Group, "Agency of the Year" with KHM Travel Group, and "Top Producing Agent" with Delta Vacations, amongst other awards for several consecutive years. Even though these awards are meaningful to me, I am more motivated and satisfied by the excellent service my agency provides and the satisfaction of my clients. I am so grateful for the support we receive. 

Advisor Booking Specialties: Italy (Emily is a dual Italian citizen), Europe, Honeymoons, Destination Weddings, Group Travel, Mexico, Caribbean, and Hawaii


Dalton Baglo

Executive Assistant

Hey! I'm Dalton, Mid-Westerner by birth and a first-gen Italian-American calling Minneapolis home. My love for travel isn't just a hobby; it's a part of who I am. Imagine stepping onto Italian soil for the first time in 2017 and feeling like everything in your life just clicked—yeah, that was me. Fast forward to now, and I've been lucky enough to join forces with Emily as one of her advisors and, since 2023, her full-time executive assistant. Italy calls me back every year (sometimes, I can't help but answer that call more than once!). It's a time for me to be with family, friends, and to add up more endless adventures across the beautiful country. And when I'm not jet-setting, I'm capturing the world through my lens as a photographer, blending my passions for travel and photography seamlessly in my role with Emily's Travel. It's been incredible working with Emily’s Travel, and I have appreciated this amazing journey.

Advisor Specialties: Managing Trip Details, Communicating with Travelers, Prepping Travelers for Departure


Whitney Wright

Travel Advisor

Hi! My name is Whitney! I was born and raised in northern Minnesota. Because I grew up in a small community, I realized soon how much of the world there is to see. I was lucky enough to have travel opportunities with my family and see amazing places. Now as a mother of two, I have made it my mission to share the world with my kids. I understand how important it is to use your time and vacation budget wisely and enjoy every adventure you can. One of my favorite parts of traveling is experiencing local culture and history, both internationally and here in the United States! Connecting with local people and learning the destination's history can teach you everything.  I hope to help every family I can to create memories like these. I look forwarding to helping you plan your next trip!

Advisor Booking Specialties: Romance Vacations, Family Vacations, Theme-Park Trips, Disney Travel, Disney Cruises, Mexico, Caribbean, and some U.S. Destinations

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Adam Kladivo

Travel Advisor

Servicing others is a great passion of mine! I retired from being a full-time police officer and volunteer firefighter. I understand that with hard work comes the true need of a relaxing vacation. It is my passion to help travelers plan their dream vacations without the hassle of research and preparation. Travelers trust me to provide trustworthy non-biased information and to arrange the important details. While I specialize in cruise and family vacations, I can help plan any vacation you are hoping for! When I’m not working or planning the perfect trip for a client, I enjoy spending time hunting, fishing, and, of course, traveling the world seeking adventure.

Advisor Booking Specialties: Alaska Cruises, Caribbean Cruises, River Cruises, Europe Cruises, Worldwide Cruises, Bucket List Trips, and Family Vacations

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Mikal Brown

Travel Advisor

As a full-time math teacher and a coach, I am fortunate to have plenty of time to flexibily explore the world and all that life has to offer. I have been traveling throughout the United States as long as I can remember. Whether it was by land or air, my parents ignited in me a passion for travel. Thankfully, now, my entrepreneur wife has as much of a passion for travel as I do. We have made a tradition to travel with our family each year.  It makes me proud that our first-born was on a plane before he was a month old and our three boys are travel professionals. I have always enjoyed the pursuit of my next great adventure, and I am ready to help you find yours!

Advisor Booking Specialties: I love to book every type of vacation! All-inclusive, cruise or custom trips to the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, South America for couples, families, and groups


Ruth Noles

Travel Advisor

My love for travel was instilled by my parents, shaping my belief that the most enriching way to experience a new destination is to not only explore the more popular destinations, but to also delve into a country's lesser-known, rural facets and connect with the local communities. Since childhood, I've been privileged to witness awe-inspiring sights around the world. Now, as a travel advisor at Emily's Travel, I take pride in the opportunity to coordinate trips to enhance fellow travelers' experiences. I am currently advancing my education in both travel industry certifications and pursuing an MBA. To me, travel isn't just my hobby but the anchor of my life, offering unmatched joy and fulfillment. 

Advisor Booking Specialties: Caribbean, Mexico, Panama, Cunard, Princess Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruise Line, Virgin Voyages, North America, South America and Asia travel! 

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