(55 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Monique Delph

Edina, MN

Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska, Iceland, Africa, and Italy

Mexico offers old world culture close to home with a variety of experiences between Pacific and Caribbean, modern and traditional. Hawaii is like a foreign experience in your own backyard. With 4 major islands each offering something unique it is a great fit for all travel types both urban and nature loving. Alaska is truly the last frontier of America and there isn't more grandeur to be had within our own backyard. From incredible mountains to fishing and whales waterside, to bears in the woods. Trains to boat to motor-coach or car, it needs to be experienced to truly appreciate. Iceland's latitude offers horizons like no other. Puffins, horses, waterfalls, volcanoes and Northern Lights. Italy full of history, culture, art, food, and nature all together in one friendly and easy to navigate country. Amazing! Africa from the vineyards and penguins of Cape Town to the Big Five of Kruger and Serengeti to the beaches of the nearby area of Zanzibar. A region to add and see.

My Travel Specialties

Hawaiian Islands

I have a passion for the Hawaiian Islands. It is the one place in which you feel worlds away from home, but yet it is truly still right in our backyard.

The beauty of the lush and gorgeous islands is a close tie to the unique foods and eloquent culture shared. You are truly transported when...
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Sunset from the Big Island of Hawaii


The country of Italy is so much fun to work with my clientele to experience. I have been booking and curating trips through Italy for many years. I have developed first hand contacts in the prime destinations so that my clients receive the very best services.

Italy offers so much history, archology and...
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I truly appreciate the warmth, history and the true culture of Mexico. I have been fortunate to have visited many areas of Mexico and enjoy sharing my passion and expertise.

Cancun - The American/European Mexico. This area caters more to the more modern Mexico travelers with all of the features...
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Corporate Advisor, & Leisure Memory & Dream Maker!

I have over 40 years experience in the travel industry. I began in the hotel business, and moved on to travel agency work a couple of years later.  I have worked from small offices to large, multi-state travel agencies, and finally joined A1 Travel in 1989. I offer services in both...
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Kona Coast of Hawaii, the Big Island

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My Reviews

36 of 52 people found this review helpful
Memorable European family vacation to celebrate a
Prior to selecting a travel agency to work with on our European vacation, we personally met with Monique to be sure she had the expertise we were looking for. We are a family of 5 (husband/wife/2 adult children and mother) traveling to Germany to celebrate a relative's 80th birthday. Throughout the planning process, Monique was very attentive and responsive to our numerous emails and telephone calls. During the planning stage, we made several changes to the itinerary and she provided updated pricing quotes promptly. A suggestion we have for A1 Travel partners in Europe is to provide specific detail about where to board a ferry (Rhine cruise with Koln Dusseldorfer boards at Pier 4 in Bingen), nearest parking lot for tours, etc. Details that can save the traveler time and energy. Having reserved tickets for various tours/concerts before leaving the US allowed us to move past the long ticket lines and provided more time for sightseeing and shopping! A memorable European vacation!
By  Chris  from  Minnetonka MN
Traveled to  Germany ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Monique Delph responded:
It was my pleasure to work with both of you in the process of creating a memorable family trip. I am glad that all you were able to utilize the benefits of pre-booking for activities in bypassing the long lines. I will forward your suggestion to Koln Dusseldorfer about including more details as to parking locations in relation to the piers. Thank you for your review! Monique

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29 of 42 people found this review helpful
See above
Monique has been fantastic to work with over the past seven years. I was traveling out of the country two to three times per year on hunting trips, mostly to Africa and Central Asia. She has a good understanding of the needs of hunters carrying weapons and ammunition. After I started having her do my travel plans, the guns arrived with me 100% of the time. Prior to that, the hunt was usually over by the time they arrived. Monique starts looking for the best fare months ahead and has saved me lots of money over the years. On one trip alone, she saved about $2000. on a business class fare with Turkish Air by having me depart the USA from Los Angeles instead of Chicago. Arrival in Central Asia was the same either way. I can highly recommend her for arranging your next trip anywhere.
By  none  from  Grand Junction, Colorado
Traveled to  Central Asia
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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25 of 38 people found this review helpful
Easy- Peasy trip planning with Monique
Monique was very quick to respond back to my emails, which I thought was fantastic. She gave us different options of packages to choose from, in my budget. She is knowledgeable and I would definitely use her expertise again.
By  Kelly L.  from  Brooklyn Park, MN
Traveled to  Las Vegas ~ Nevada ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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26 of 42 people found this review helpful
Everything I hoped for and more!
A different agent assisted with the planning and booking of our vacation, but Monique stepped in when the other agent went out on leave. She was very helpful and responsive, and offered great suggestions.
By  Happy Traveler  from  Rosemount, MN
Traveled to  Hawaii ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Monique Delph responded:
Hi Erika, It was a pleasure working with you and your mother to finalize your vacation and assist with your touring options. Thank you, Monique

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34 of 58 people found this review helpful
My 40th Birthday Trip
Monique has always been very helpful whenever we have needed her. We use her every time we are taking a big trip because we know she will get us the best and take away a lot of the work and worry of planning a big trip with multiple people.
By  Stacey  from  Apple Valley, MN
Traveled to  Playa Del Carmen ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Monique Delph responded:
Hi Stacey, I'm so happy that you had such a nice and special birthday trip. I look forward to working with you for the next trip! Monique

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Destination Expert:

  • Quintana Roo
  • Hawaii
  • Florence
  • Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
  • Jalisco
  • Venice
  • Kauai Island
  • Lihue, Kauai
  • Virgin Islands
  • Yucatan
  • Rome
  • Puerto Rico
  • Veracruz
  • Sinaloa

Travel Specialist:

  • Adult Only
  • Couples & Romance
  • Luxury Cruises
  • All Inclusive
  • Beach Vacations
  • Family Vacations
  • European Culture
  • Escorted Tours
  • River Cruises
  • Transatlantic

Top Travel Partners:

  • Delta Vacations
  • Silversea
  • Classic Vacations
  • Funjet Vacations
  • Princess Cruises®
  • Globus
  • Riu Hotels
  • Cunard®
  • Rail Europe
  • Oceania Cruises


  • Mexico, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Australia,
  • Jamaica, RCCL and Princess Cruise

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