SUE BODENE

Coon Rapids, MN Travel Agent

(20 Reviews)

100% recommended this agent

LET ME HELP YOU EXPERIENCE THE WORLD!

I have dedicated over two decades to perfect your next adventure! My years of experience along with many certifications represents my depth and knowledge of the travel industry. I have traveled to many amazing destinations and have hand first-hand experiences at many beautiful resorts. It is so exciting to learn about new destinations and to work with clients on a daily basis. I love what I do!

My Travel Specialties

Beach Vacations in Mexico and The Caribbean

Who doesn’t love a relaxing getaway to the beach? Soaking up the sun without a care in the world is one of my favorite types of escapes. For over 20 years, I have been helping my clients plan their fun in the sun, beach vacations. I also have had countless experiences at different resorts in both Mexico and the Caribbean and would love to share my insider tips and knowledge on these fantastic destinations with you!

Exotic Destinations Specialist

Working in the travel industry has given me amazing opportunities to travel the world, and cross destinations off my bucket list. A few of these destinations include Australia, Fiji, Belize, and Costa Rica! The amount of information you can find on the internet about travel can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to traveling outside the country. Let me help you make your exotic destination planning, a little less stressful!

Europe Specialist

I caught the travel bug at a very young age, as my dad was a pilot for Northwest Airlines. This allowed my family to travel to so many wonderful destinations. One of these destinations includes Europe. There are so many countries and cities to see and explore in Europe, which keeps me going back for more! I am able to use my experiences and knowledge to help you plan your next Europe vacation, whether you are a first time visitor, or visiting for the second time!

My Travel Experiences

Australia – Album

Puerto Vallarta – Album

Fiji – Album

Destinations

Italy, Mexico, Fiji, Australia, Caribbean, Ireland, Germany, Hawaii, Cancun, Belize, Mediterranean, Puerto Vallarta, US Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, France

Interests

Beach Vacations, Family Vacations, River Cruising, Adventure, All Inclusive, Around the World Tours & Cruises, Luxury Cruise, Honeymoons, Destination Weddings

Supplier Partners

Globus, Viking River Cruises, Travel2, Disney, Royal Caribbean International

Certificates/Awards

  • Disney
  • Hawaii
  • Globus/Monograms
  • Ireland Toursim

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My Reviews

A trip to remember

Sue went above and beyond in putting together a complete package of sailing the South Pacific, Australia and New Zealand with Holland America, including excursions, and a free-wheeling adventure after the cruise along the eastern shores of Australia which saw us seeing Cairns, Hamilton Island, and Sydney. While on the cruise we found out one of our nephews planned a destination wedding. With limited email access and some general ideas, Sue also put a package together for us so we will be able to attend the wedding.

By kiza – St. Francis

Traveled to South Pacific

I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Anniversary Trip

Reviewed By The Miske’s – Anoka Mn

Traveled to Hawaii Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA

Sue did a great job listening to what we wanted out of our trip.  She had traveled to these islands and had great knowledge of the hotels and activities we could attend. She kept things updated and I always felt we could call her with any questions.

 I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

The best trip ever

Sue is awesome, your travel plans work out to full satisfaction. Sue handles all details for you. It is totally awesome when you don’t have to worry and all goes smooth. Your time is spent enjoying your vacation.

By Sporty – Blaine, Minnesota

Traveled to Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean

I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

 Love Puerto Vallarta

Reviewed By Chris – Anoka MN

Traveled to Puerto Vallarta ~ Jalisco ~ Mexico

I have been working with Sue for many years!!! She has always been super efficient, friendly and knows what to suggest to us for an awesome vacation!!! I usually just e-mail the months I want to go and general direction and she always works hard to find us a great deal!!! Love working with her!!!!

 I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Great Trips Through Sue!

Reviewed By Don – Mounds View, MN

Traveled to Caribbean Sea ~ At Sea ~ At Sea

Sue has been great for us and for our kids. Her extensive background is a huge resource for any travel.

 I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Friendly and professional!

Reviewed By Liz – Minneapolis, MN

Traveled to Las Vegas ~ Nevada ~ USA

Sue is awesome – she is incredibly friendly, patient, professional, and knowledgeable! She did great work for my group on our trip to Las Vegas and was so pleasant to work with. I would 100% recommend Sue to anyone and plan on using her for trips in the future!

 I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Friendly and professional!

Reviewed By Liz – Minneapolis, MN

Traveled to Las Vegas ~ Nevada ~ USA

Sue is awesome – she is incredibly friendly, patient, professional, and knowledgeable! She did great work for my group on our trip to Las Vegas and was so pleasant to work with. I would 100% recommend Sue to anyone and plan on using her for trips in the future!

 I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Great Travel Agent

Reviewed By Colette – Blaine

Traveled to Caribbean

Sue is very knowledgeable, friendly and does well explaining things. We have booked many vacations with her and she has done a great job with each one. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a experienced travel agent.

I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Problems with our Holland America cruise

Reviewed By Kiza – St. Francis

Traveled to Australia & New Zealand

Sue has once again proven top notch in her skills to help her clients. Holland America had remained silent on a problem we recently had on board one of their cruises. We asked Sue to assist and she came back with a favorable response from Holland within days. Your help was greatly appreciated. Thank you.

 I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Haven’t Traveled Yet but Sue has been Impeccable

Reviewed By Mariana – Fairfax

Traveled to French Polynesia ~ South Pacific

I am taking a very complicated trip to the South Pacific with my young son, and I could not find anyone except Sue who was willing to take it on! She has been generous, has beautiful manners and mannerisms on the phone and via email, and is really willing to go above and beyond. I would use her help again in a heartbeat!

 I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Happy client

“I highly recommend that you reach out to Susan Bodene at Riverdale Travel! If you’ve never worked with a travel agent before, it’s absolutely worth the call. I have worked with Sue for international and domestic bookings; she is fast, professional, knowledgeable, polite and will get you the most cost effective itinerary available.”

Carrie, S. Minneapolis, MN.

The best trip with family, ever!

Reviewed By Happy to be in paradise – Champlin, Mn

Traveled to Kauai Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA

Sue did a great job planning our trip for four couples. Everyone loved our location on Kauai and would go back. We will treasure our family memories on Kauai. It really was wonderful.
Pam

 I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Best Travel Agent

Reviewed By Denise – Coon Rapids, MN

Traveled to Boston ~ Massachusetts ~ USA

Sue’s attention to detail and constant availability to help us is impressive. She is patient and very understanding. Sue is also very organized and gets us great deals on packages. We recently purchased tickets for a destination wedding. When the wedding was called off, Sue took care of cancelling the original tickets and rolling the credits from the airline over to another trip with minimum cost to us.

 I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Best Anniversary present ever!

Love working with Sue! She makes scheduling a vacation easy and no worries. When you leave a message, she gets back to you promptly. Always very pleasant and helpful. Thanks, Sue!

By Troy and Carrie – Cedar Mn

Traveled to Cozumel ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico

I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Fantastic cruise!

“Just wanted to say thank you again for helping us plan our first vacation together!! We had an AMAZING time and we are looking forward to another cruise! We are also thinking of planning a vacation to Nassau and staying at the Atlantis resort, that place was so big we didn’t get to see it all and it was a lot of fun! You helping us book everything took the stress out of it so THANK YOU!!!”

Jen, K. Iowa

First time cruisers and it was effortless!!

She helped us book our first cruise and we are so thankful she did!! We just told her where we wanted to go, what cruise line, and the time frame and she did everything else! She set us up with all the travel arrangements and helped us with insurance. As new cruisers we had lots of questions and she was so quick to respond if we ever needed to get in touch with her. Our cruise left shortly after hurricane Matthew so we had some changes made to our itinerary, we were unsure of a few things and found that it was a lot quicker and easier to call Sue instead of waiting on hold with the cruise line. We are already making plans for another vacation in the coming year and we will definitely be giving Sue a call!!

By Jen – Fort Dodge, IA

Traveled to Bahamas ~ Caribbean

I would recommend this agent to my family and friends.

Honeymoon

Wonderful. She made it easy and helped us find exactly what we were looking for.

By Janke – Blaine, Mn

Traveled to Mexico

I would recommend this agent to my family and friends.

Safe Travels

Reviewed By Sandy – Champlin, MN

Traveled to Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean

Sue is always friendly and helpful and goes out of her way to answer your questions. She returns phone calls and emails promptly which is very important to me. Our vacations run smoothly from flights to transportation to hotels and the resorts themselves with the accomodations she has set up. I have sent my children to her for help with their honeymoon and also many friends. I will continue to call Sue when we need help booking our vacations!

 I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Sue is wonderful

Reviewed By Babs – St Francis

Traveled to Australia & New Zealand

Sue has been our travel agent for many years. She has helped plan short (7 day) as well as long (53 day) trips. She answers all our questions and always has a smile on her face.

 I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Riu palace Mexico in Riviera Maye

Reviewed By Vanessa – Princeton Mn

Traveled to Riviera Maya ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico

Sue is so efficient! When we call her, she jumps right on everything and usually gets back to us on the same day! She also does a lot of research for us and if she’s not available she makes sure that there’s always someone else available for us! I would recommend her to all my friends. Dan and Vanessa Peterson

 I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

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