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Melinda Koen
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Melinda Koen


Passion drives our travel designs. Curated travel experiences for unforgettable memories.

Melinda Koen

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Harmon Travel - Boise, ID

Melinda Koen


“To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Andersen

Traveling has always been my greatest passion. For me, travel is not just about exploring the destination. It’s about meeting new people and immersing myself in culture and history. Travel has the amazing power to inspire us, ignite our senses, and feed our souls. It provides us with amazing memories and numerous eye-opening experiences.

I caught the travel bug at a young age after studying abroad in the south of France. I later went on to travel and work for Holland America Line for over 6 years, sailing on many Grand Voyages and World Cruises. This started my love for cruising and I have been on 20+ cruises as a passenger on many of the popular cruise lines. With my passion for travel, I later found myself working as a travel agent and helping others plan their own amazing dream vacations. I look forward to planning your next vacation and helping you create memories of a lifetime.

MY TRAVEL EXPERIENCE: I have been blessed to have traveled to every continent and visited over 60+ countries. Each place I’ve been to has offered unique and special experiences. While I love cruising and relaxing on a beautiful beach in the South Pacific, Hawaii or the Caribbean, I also love immersing myself in the history and culture of Europe. Some of my favorite countries include Italy, Greece, England, France and Germany.

FAVORITE MEMORIES: In addition to visiting some of the most popular tourist destinations and historical landmarks, some of my favorites include: the Blue Grotto in Capri, a camel ride in Petra following my tour of Israel, the pyramids and Sphinx in Giza, The Great Wall of China, the Blue Lagoon in Iceland, Longyearbyen (the northernmost settlement), Antarctica, the Amazon, a Geisha photoshoot in Kyoto, the Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany, the wine country in Tuscany, and visiting the dragons on Komodo Island in Indonesia.

CUISINE: As a foodie, one of my favorite things to do while traveling is trying new cuisine. Trying new food provides the opportunity to fully explore new cultures and create lasting memories. I particularly enjoy finding out where the locals eat and drink because they will always know the best spots. Food is intimately connected to culture and many cuisines have rich and fascinating histories associated with them. Let me help you find the best food experience to enhance your trip.

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Robyn Yong

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