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Creating your
Travel Dreams
one experience at a time


Travel Packages

Utilizing special contracted airfare and resort rates for both domestic and international travelers.

Tours or Excursions

Private, small group or larger fully escorted options are available.

FIT or Custom Travel

Flexible Independent Travel ~ customized itineraries to match exactly what you are looking to see and do.

River & Ocean Cruising

From the small boutique river and cruise ships to larger ships; standard cruises to adventurous expedition cruises.

Travel Insurance

Insurance can be purchased alone, or added to other travel services.


Flights, Hotel Reservations, Car Rentals or Amtrak, each of these can be confirmed as individual reservations.

About Us

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    Creating Travel Dreams

    About Creating Travel Dreams

    Creating Travel Dreams is a full-service travel consulting company focused on matching your unique travel dreams and expectations to the appropriate destination experience. As an independent affiliate of Andavo Travel, a Virtuoso member, we specialize in honeymoon and destination weddings along with customized luxury travel experiences.  Whether it’s your very first vacation or your 20th, traveling within the US for a quick weekend getaway, or taking time to fully experience your destination, we will work collaboratively in creating your travel dreams one experience at a time.

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    Nikki Miner

    President at Creating Travel Dreams

    About Nikki Miner

    Born and raised in Iowa, Nikki graduated from the University of Northern Iowa while also attending travel school during her final semester of college. Armed with her diploma and travel certificate, Nikki started a travel career in 1995, discovered her passion for the travel industry and has been crafting unique travel experiences ever since. Nikki has been fortunate enough to experience destinations all around the world. Her first-hand knowledge of these destinations is a key component of her ability to layout a blueprint itinerary for each client. In 2008, Nikki became certified as a honeymoon and destination wedding specialist to keep up-to-date with the continually changing demands of this niche industry.

    In 2018, Nikki earned her Certified Travel Counselor (CTC) certification from The Travel Institute which is the oldest and most respected non-profit certification organization in the travel industry. Her CTC destination means she is committed to upholding the highest standards of this profession while providing expert advice to clients.

    Nikki’s first international trip was in high school which took her to England, France and Spain. After discovering the various cultures of these countries, she experienced a need to learn more about how others lived. Nikki has spent the past several years traveling with her husband and two children for first-hand knowledge on the do’s and don’ts of family travel. Nikki will forever cherish her trip to Italy with her mom and grandmother, who was 91 at the time. Nikki’s experience with multi-generational travel has become a key component to the flawless execution of client travel experiences.

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    Our Andavo Travel Affiliate

    About Our Andavo Travel Affiliate

    Andavo Travel is a division of Christopherson Andavo Travel, LP., which was purchased by Mike and Camille Cameron in 1990. Of Christopherson Andavo’s 433 team members, the Andavo division accounts for approximately 130 hosted advisors throughout the country — either home-based or in one of our four offices located in Denver, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Birmingham. Christopherson Andavo is currently #24 on Travel Weekly’s Power List 2018 (a ranking of all major corporate and leisure travel agencies) and booked $614 million in travel in 2017.

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    About Virtuoso

    Virtuoso is an invite only network with only the top 1% of travel agencies worldwide. Through our affiliation with Andavo Travel and their membership with Virtuoso, this network provides access to the “best of the best” around the world, opening doors and providing behind-the-scenes access to sites and events not available to the general public. Complimentary amenities such as room upgrades, breakfast for two, and resort credits are some of the features that may be available.

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Destination Specialist Certifications

Caribbean 29%
Mexico/Central America 25%
Europe 13%
Australia/New Zealand 3%
River/Ocean/Expedition Cruises 11%
Repeat Customers
Referral Work
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    Cameron Buchanan, Riviera Maya,

    Nikki was fast, knowledgeable and very helpful in my trip planning! We had no issues and everything went smoothly. Thanks Nikki!

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    D.J. Ergen, Disney,

    We had a great experience working with Nikki to plan our Disney vacation. She had answers for all our questions, and some we had not even thought of. She responded to all calls and emails quickly. I could not have had a better experience!

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    Gary Brown, St. Petersburg, Russia,

    Nikki is so personable and wonderful to work with. She is very thorough and really cares about her clients. We would recommend her in a heartbeat!

Get in touch with Nikki

Feel free to give us a call or email to talk about your travel dreams!

Contact Details

+1 515-777-5101
Ankeny, Iowa USA

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