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Carolyn Karbin

Chicago, Illinois Travel Agent

Personalized Itinerary Planning

After working in the airline industry for over 25 years, I decided to become a travel agent so I could help people plan their trips from start to finish. My knowledge of Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean, understanding of the ins and outs of the travel industry and dedication to providing the best service possible enable me to create wonderful vacations for my clients.

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Travel Specialties

Art in Focus

Art in Focus

As I was an art major in college, I tend to associate cities with artists and works of art.  When I choose a destination for myself it’s usually based on museums and the art.


The first trip I took with an ... Read more from my Art in Focus bio.

European Capitals, Your Way

European Capitals, Your Way

Every client has a different idea of what makes the ideal trip to Europe; my job is to make sure that the trip they go on fulfills their dreams in a wonderful and a realistic way. That means taking into consideration ... Read more from my European Capitals, Your Way bio.

Travel Agent

Travel Agent

As a 25-year airline professional, I’ve always had a good feel for destinations. What I’ve found out recently is that being a travel agent is not just about picking hotels and arranging flights. Protravel has hotel partners that offer our clients ... Read more from my Travel Agent bio.

Travel Experiences

International Travel with Kid in Tow

One of my favorite trips was visiting Europe when my daughter was ten and seeing it through her eyes. We went to London and stayed at the Hilton London Green Park. My daughter was thrilled because you walk out the front door and you see a real palace; Buckingham Palace is just across ...Read more from my International Travel with Kid in Tow story.


48 of 81 people found this review helpful

Mother-Daughter European trip of a lifetime!

Reviewed By Marcey Stamas - Highland Park, IL | Traveled to Paris ~ France ~ Europe
Carolyn did an amazing trip for me, my daughter and her two friends and their moms. The hotel choices were great, perfect location and amenities and the details were 100% accurate. Her suggestions were fabulous, from sight seeing, to restaurants and transportation. And very well priced - amazing service from Carolyn - who is an experienced world traveler herself! Loved Paris and Amsterdam.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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22 of 36 people found this review helpful

Hands Down the Best!!!

Reviewed By Luke and Erin Mishu - Chicago, IL | Traveled to St. Lucia Island ~ St. Lucia ~ Caribbean
It's impossible to put into words how incredible Carolyn was in helping us plan our honeymoon. I cannot imagine anyone being any better at their job . She was always extremely responsive (nights, weekends, vacation, etc.) and went way above and beyond the call of duty. To say she helped my wife and I plan our honeymoon to Sugar Beach, St. Lucia doesn't do her justice. She is an absolute rock star, and I'm recommending her to everyone I know.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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42 of 77 people found this review helpful

Paris Senior spring break

Reviewed By Mia Happy Yoga - Highland Park | Traveled to Paris ~ France ~ Europe
Carolyn was ahead of the game and on the ball in every way. She was thoughtful and thought of things before we asked. She followed through and then followed through again.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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