(26 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Penny Carpenter

Arapaho, OK
Weddingmoons, EU Mediteranean AK HI MX Leisure

I have the best job in the world, I make dreams come true! At the end of the day my husband will ask how my day went, I get to reply with things like, “I was in Alaska this morning, Rome and St. Lucia this afternoon, and ended with a cruise". What...
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Travel Leaders Active And Adventure Specialist

Ama Waterways Bike Tour
Ama Waterways Bike Tour

For the past 18 years, I have I been blessed to have the best job in the world, there is nothing better than planning a wonderful trip.  My clients are the best, I get so excited helping them plan where they are going, what they are going to do and see once they arrive.  I become absorbed in the destination, along with discovering and learning the history and all about what there is to do.   That’s what travel really is all about.  I love when my clients say we were in town and just had to come by and give you a hug.  My motto is “I make Dreams come true!

”My job has allowed me to travel to 22 Caribbean countries, 7 European countries along with several Canadian Cities, multiple Mexican Cities and wonderful US destinations like Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.  I love the quote by Ibn Battuta…”Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” 

As a TL Active & Adventure Specialist and TL Leisure Travel Specialist I strive to give you the attention and detail for every aspect of your trip you deserve.  I offer a wealth of experience and an abundance of knowledge and will work hard to provide the trip you want.  You will also find I am a very kind, caring and honest person.

I come from a family of college athletes, (I led my team to Nationals, a fete that hasn’t been done since, plus my Dad and Brother were both college athletes along with my daughter) For 38 years I have been an avid snow skier, love trekking, riding motor cycles, scuba diving and water skiing.  Not only have I put together packages for individuals and families, I have booked numerous trips for my Brother, a retired scuba instructor, and his students, so you can see I understand the ends and outs of this world, not only is it my job, it’s my life.

All the Caribbean Islands are so different, each has its own history, which has changed so much, giving each one a totally different cosmetic makeup, a diverse personality, and each a distinct twist on food.  At every Island, you can usually find great diving, along with some wrecks to dive and because many are volcanic islands, great trekking.  We were diving in Barbados and a huge shadow passed over us, I thought it was a boat, I rolled over to see it wasn’t a boat but a huge Eagle Rey.  Up until recently, college has been free for the Barbadians, which means this Island has a very low unemployment rate so the Island People are much friendlier, less aggressive and have fewer beggars.    Cozumel, MX is a wonderful place to dive, plus a great place to ride motor cycles, on the back side of the Island, you will find a light house and a great place to boogie board.  It has wall dives, cave diving along with good shore diving and they offer Nitrox dives.

My Favorite European Country is Spain, you can take the train from Madrid to Barcelona and then on up the coast to Castell de Fels, all three of these cities are so drastically different, you will feel like you have visited 3 different countries.    Each is steeped in history and totally different cultures, wonderful food that is a world apart from each other along with great people.  Plenty to do, with soccer games, have dinners with Flamenco dancers, watch a bull fighter or participate if the Bull Run.  The Canary Islands offer wonderful trekking and the Catalonia area has plenty of ship wrecks to satisfy any divers.    But then there is the history of Rome and Naples, with great trekking nearby and wonderful diving off the Amalfi Coast so it is really hard to say one or the other is really my favorite.  I love to go off the beaten path and really enjoy the local culture.

Snow skiing is such an exhilarating sport, you can take the family, give everyone walkie talkies and be in communication with each other.  The less experienced ones can be on one mountain and those that are more experienced on another.  And those in the middle can catch up with you at the bottom and ride the lift to the top and just take a different run than you.  Wolf Creek is a favorite as it always has snow, plus you can go earlier and ski later than most other locations.   We were skiing in a white out would ride the lift up stop and get hot chocolate then it took us 15 minutes to ski the face down.  The last day we were there the weather moved out and it was beautiful, but for some reason now that we could see what we were skiing we couldn’t do it any quicker than 20 minutes. 

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.   Vince Lombardi

My Travel Albums

Scuba Diving
Diving together
Motorcycle Riding the US
Mountain View, AR
Snow Skiing
Been skiing for 38 years and love it!
Sea of Cortes Un-Cruise
Sea of Cortez
Ama Rhine River Cruise The Ama Sanota
Retired Fire Chief still looks for the Firestation
The Black Forest
They even have John Deere's in Germany
Sandals wrapped my car!
Scuba Diving included
Diving Catalina Island in Punta Cana

My Travel Stories

Un-Cruise Sea of Cortez

We met a couple in Houston, and they were headed to Los Cabos on the same cruise we were going on.  Un-Cruise on The Sea of Cortez.  

In Los Cabo we were met by a representative who guided us to our transfers and they took the 4 for us to the Barcelo Gran Faro Los Cabos.  A beautiful beachfront...Read more.

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My Reviews

21 of 38 people found this review helpful
4 Fabulous Vacations and counting.....
Penny has worked with our family to schedule a variety of different vacations. She is always able to work with our requests and give us the best possible experience in the planning and the vacation! Penny has helped us to have 4 of the best vacations to date:1. California Adventure - Lego Land, Sea World, San Diego Zoo. Penny helped us work out this crazy busy trip. 2. Disney World - Penny knew all of the details to get us in the best location, and the tips to make our trip easy and enjoyable. 3. Anniversary Crusie - 7 days - just wonderful on Royal Carribean, experince of our lives. Zip line thru Jamaica, Swimming with Sting Rays! 4. Disney Cruise - Penny give the best guide on what to do when and where on the cruise with all of the tips you need to make your vacation so enjoyable! We look forward to the next exciting adventure.
By  Peters Family of Five  from  Edmond, OK
Traveled to  San Diego ~ California ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Penny Carpenter responded:
Thank you, that is so sweet. It is always such a pleasure working with you and your family. I am glad you have enjoyed them as much as I have enjoyed putting them together for you. Thanks again, Penny

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19 of 35 people found this review helpful
Wonderful Alaska Adventure
Penny helped us plan our Alaska excursion and we had a wonderful trip. Not only does she give great tips for the trip, she has great people she has worked with for excursions. Penny is there for you during planning, while on your trip and return. Thanks. Penny will be my trip planner from now on. Ready for the next one!
By   JP  from  Cordell OK
Traveled to  Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Penny Carpenter responded:
Thank you so very much for your review. I really appreciate it and am so glad you had a great trip. I look forward to working with you in the future.

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16 of 29 people found this review helpful
Perfect trip
Hey! The trip was perfect!

I really can’t think of anything that you didn’t do. We are so thankful we went through you! Definitely made things go smoothly!

And for the property, it was great. No complaints or surprises at all.

Thank you again for everything!
By  MS Honeymoon  from  OKLAHOMA CITY
Traveled to  Jamaica ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Penny Carpenter responded:
Great, I am so glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for letting me know.

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8 of 14 people found this review helpful
Simply the BEST
I have been using Penny since 2012 and would not use another agent. Penny has always gone above and beyond for me trying to find the best deals. I have even cancelled trips I built and gotten online "cheap" because she has found it even cheaper, WITH perks I was not going to be getting. '
I will also note when she takes me on, she knows its is not going to be easy. I like to change plans on her generally AFTER booking! She has never complained or been rude to me. She also takes into consideration the fact that we have a special needs son when she builds or vacations! I simply cannot put into words how amazing it is to have a travel agent as kind and considerate and frugal as Penny!! LOVE her!!
By  Sara K  from  Cushing OK
Traveled to  Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Penny Carpenter responded:
Aww! Thank you, that is so kind, it is always a pleasure to work with you, I enjoy your enthusiasm and love for life.

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13 of 24 people found this review helpful
This was the best vacation - unil the next one!
Penny was wonderful! Like she has done for us many times before, her travel knowledge and guidance made this cruise another great experience! I can't imagine making travel plans without her help!
By  R.J.  from  Clinton, OK
Traveled to  Seattle ~ Washington ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Penny Carpenter responded:
Thank you so much for you kind words. I have enjoyed working with you and am so glad your trip was a success.

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Destination Expert:

  • Hawaii
  • Caribbean
  • Mediterranean

Travel Specialist:

  • Scuba
  • Skiing & Winter Sports
  • Cruises

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