"I do what I love and have a passion for every day. I began my career in travel in 1998, coordinating both domestic and international corporate travel for various world-wide companies. In 2005, I decided to further pursue my passion by switching to the leisure end of the industry. My first trip to Hawaii in 2006 is what motivated me to help as many people as possible see this beautiful world with the ones they love. With 18 years of experience and dozens of certifications, along with ongoing destination training, I am dedicated to helping others find the vacation of their dreams that is truly customized to you, whether you are traveling as a couple, family, or group of friends. I genuinely enjoy getting to know my clients and love the suspense of not knowing which resort or destination will win in the end as I further qualify each potential client for their destination wedding, honeymoon, or family vacation. I am here to save you time, answer your questions, take care of the details, and make this a vacation you will never forget. In between planning trips, I am busy with my 3 boys and husband in Fargo, ND., bouncing around from basketball, baseball, and football. Our favorite family vacations include Maui and Riviera Maya, Mexico. We love relaxing nature of Maui, where we can truly enjoy each other during a brief escape from work and school. Mexico was wonderful with 3 growing boys, as 'all you can eat' was a big hit with them. ☺ I travel extensively to create relationships with resort management to help create the best experience possible for each client, as well as stay up to date with the most popular resorts and educate myself on the new up and coming areas and properties. I would love to help you plan and talk you through some travel options! For your convenience, today's travel planning can be done primarily digitally but know that our mission is to still keep the personal touch!"
Katie's Favorite Couples Destination: Negril, Jamaica & Napa Valley, California
Katie's Favorite Family Vacation: Maui + Riviera Maya, Mexico (so far!)
Where Katie has traveled to: Jamaica, Bahamas, Mediterranean Cruise, China, Dominican Republic, Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Puerto Vallarta, Cancun, Riviera Maya, Various cities in Florida, California, Dallas, Phoenix/Scottsdale, Las Vegas, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Napa Valley, Alberta, Italy, Spain, France, European River Cruise.
Katie Rahr Kapel, Owner & President of Mode Travel Agency, Inc. | Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Specialist & Family Vacation Enthusiast
My love of travel started when my mom took my brother and I to Florida. This was a vacation full of firsts for me, from the plane ride to seeing the ocean. My parents brought us on many road trips around the US and I hope to be able to start doing the same with my children as it was a wonderful childhood memory for me. I was luckily enough to marry a man who also loved to travel, we took our first vacation as a couple to Negril Jamaica for our honeymoon and from that point on we were hooked on traveling. I've been married to Derek for 9 years almost 10!! We have 2 children Brodie (10) and Stella (4) and a grey cat named Millie. We enjoying going to the lakes, attending all of Brodie's sports functions soon Stella's too and going to MN Vikings and NDSU Bison football games. I am really excited to see where this career will take me next!
Lindsey's favorite Couples Destination: Jamaica and Antigua
Lindsey's favorite Family Vacation: Mexico and Florida
Where Lindsey has traveled to: Jamaica, Bahamas, Cruise to Bahamas and Key West, Costa Rica, Mexico - 9 times so far, Dominican Republic, Antigua, Hawaii, Disney World, Seattle, Chicago, Florida, Arizona
Lindsey's bucket list: Bora Bora, The Maldives, Thailand, Ireland, Spain, Seychelles the list goes on and on
Why Lindsey became a travel agent: I love to travel myself and I love to help clients plan their own dream vacation.
What Lindsey does in her spare time: I enjoy going to the lakes, spending time with my husband and kids, Viking games and traveling!
Favorite Holiday: Christmas and my Birthday
About Lindsey's Life: I have been married to Derek for 9 years, we have a 10 year old boy and 4 year old girl and our cat Millie. We live out in the country near Mapleton, ND. My son has recently been getting involved with many sports so we are busy going to baseball, football and basketball!
When I left my hometown of Milaca Minnesota to go to college at NDSU, I didn’t even have a passport; two and a half years later, I have traveled to 11 different countries and stepped foot on four continents. One day I hope to reach all of the continents and all of the states of the US. I have a passion for experiencing new things, whether that be in food, culture, fashion, or destinations I am willing to try just about anything. My life motto is to do whatever I can to be happy all of the time. Traveling is one of the pieces that makes my life fun and exciting, and I hope to continue traveling for the rest of my life!
Brie's Favorite Destination: Although I have loved all of the places I’ve been to for a variety of reasons, Greece has been my favorite overall because on top of the visual beauty of the landscapes, the people were fun, laid back, and accommodating. There is a plethora of history, sightseeing, and leisure activities that all types of travelers can find something to enjoy.
Where Brie has traveled to: Brazil, China, Italy, Greece, Belgium, Germany, France, Ireland, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Canada
Brie's Bucket List: New Zealand, Africa, Antarctica, Thailand, Japan, Spain, United Kingdom, India, Dubai, Indonesia, Mexico, Bora Bora
Brie's Favorite Holiday: Christmas is my favorite because I love to spend time with my family, and this is the only holiday all of my family gets together.