Monica Purdon - Manager, Strathroy Office

I have been In the industry since 1987 after graduating from the Travel & Tourism Program at Fanshawe College. I have been at the Carlson Wagonlit Travel office in Strathroy since 2002.
I successfully passed the TICO Educations Standards test.

I have traveled extensively visiting more than 39 countries My personal destination favourites are: Easter Island; Italy, Poland, Turkey, Croatia, Russia & Israel. Recently visited Chile & Easter Island (2017), Montenegro (2016), Italy (2015,) Czech Republic (2014,) Israel & Jordan (2013), Romania (2012).

I specialize in both corporate and vacation travel.

Recipient of the Carlson Wagonlit Counselor Award in 2009
Email: monica@blowestravel.com or call 519.245.2201

Telephone me: 519-245-2201

Testimonials

My Travel Posts
This trip was epic! G adventures is incredible! This trip was epic! G adventures is incredible! Everything went seamlessly! And we had an amazing group. We got a real taste of Peru and the spiritual Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. G Adventures really give the best tours and have the best guides! I can’t even put into words how by Monica Purdon - Reply
Thank you for making the planning a breeze! Thank you for making the planning a breeze! First, I want to commend you and your office for making the planning a breeze – we will definitely be back. Secondly, after some horrible experiences with Air Canada, Westjet was a breath of fresh air – flight and transfers went off withou by Monica Purdon - Sint Maarten, Nl-nh, Netherlands - Reply
I always have such a great time on all trips you have helped me plan, Monica. I always have such a great time on all trips you have helped me plan, Monica. I had  a fantastic time in Vietnam and the Geckos tour was great!  It was really the best of both worlds with this tour since all the transportation and accommodation were arranged but in each place it was a lot of free time to do whatever y by Monica Purdon - Vietnam - Reply
What a place! We got what we wanted! What a place! We got what we wanted! The RUI Emerald Bay in Mazatlan was amazing!!! What a place. We got what we wanted. Secluded and quiet, more north of the city, not in the thick of it.  Fabulous beach, nice walks every day.  We did only one small excursion, a city tour o by Monica Purdon - Mazatlán, Sin, Mexico - Reply
Our trip to Mexico was a welcome relief and a great family vacation. You are great at what you do! Our trip to Mexico was a welcome relief and a great family vacation. You are great at what you do! The trip to Las Brisas Huatulco, Mexico, was great. The resort was big but well spread out and you did not feel overwhelmed, rolling topography at the resort with lots of walking or carts to take you from point A to Point B.  Breakfasts w by Monica Purdon - Huatulco Mexico, Oax, Mexico - Reply
Thank you for the recommendation to the Blue Bay Esmerelda in Mexico Thank you for the recommendation to the Blue Bay Esmerelda in Mexico We had a great trip. The flights ran smoothly, the transfers to and from the airport were straightforward. The resort however is getting a little tired but clean and well maintained. The beach was nice, facilities and food were very good, by Monica Purdon - Maya, Yuc, Mexico - Reply
Our amazing time at the Royalton in Cancun! Our amazing time at the Royalton in Cancun! Hi Monica, Just wanted to send a quick email to let you know about our amazing time at the Royalton!   1.  Valet Parking is SWEEEET! 2.  For the short flight, same time zone and 15 minutes to/from the airport...the travelling time w by Monica Purdon - Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico - Reply
You helped make this the best family vacation ever! You helped make this the best family vacation ever! Hello Monica! The trip was 100% awesome! Elite Plus at the Rui Palace in Aurba worked great and we would do this again! All aspects of this resort complex were renovated 2 years ago and they did a great job. We did go to adult tower building t by Monica Purdon - Aruba - Reply
Couple takes a honeymoon trip of a lifetime to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro - Best trip ever! Couple takes a honeymoon trip of a lifetime to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro - Best trip ever! The trip to Mount Kilimanjaro was simply fantastic. Best trip ever. I don’t know how we will top that but it was brilliant for our honeymoon. The climb was HARD…really hard. Like extremely hard for me but we made it by Monica Purdon - Tanzania - Reply
A Postitive Review of the Paradisus Rio de Oro, in Holguin Cuba A Postitive Review of the Paradisus Rio de Oro, in Holguin Cuba We really enjoyed this resort in Cuba. It was very clean. We had absolutely no complaints regarding food. We went to 3 of the 4 A La Cartes which were all very good. We missed the Japanese one which I did hear was really good. by Monica Purdon - Holguin, Cuba - Reply
It was the best trip that we have ever been on! It was the best trip that we have ever been on! Wow, it is hard to believe that it is a month since our holiday to Alaska. We went on a 10 night Denali Explorer cruise tour with Princess in September 2015. Both Bob and I would like to sincerely thank you for everything that you did t by Monica Purdon - Vancouver, Bc, Canada - Reply
Client review of the Eurostars Resort, Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba, exceeds expectations Client review of the Eurostars Resort, Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba, exceeds expectations The Eurostar resort Monica booked for us was fabulous. It definitely exceeded both of our expectations. We were shocked that it wasn't 5 star. The beach and pools were out of this world. Our room was exactly what we asked for, king bed wit by Monica Purdon - Santa María, Cuba - Reply
Couple enjoyed stay at Paradisus Princesa del Mar in Varadeo, Cuba Couple enjoyed stay at Paradisus Princesa del Mar in Varadeo, Cuba Ola Monica! We enjoyed our stay in Varadero,Cuba.  The resort (Paradisus Princesa del Mar) was beautiful and we had no complaints about the food. The beach is also great and you can walk on it for miles which we enjoy. The only by Monica Purdon - Varadero, Cuba - Reply
Our Celebrity Cruise trip out of Hamilton was terrific! Our Celebrity Cruise trip out of Hamilton was terrific! Hi Monica! Thanks for the welcome home and even two weeks later the tan is still here and the great memories will last a long time. From the time we arrived at the Hamilton airport, the Celebrity service was evident on the plane (service, meals, ho by Monica Purdon - Miami, Fl, Usa - Reply
Thank you for once again, Monica, in helping us plan an awesome vacation! Thank you for once again, Monica, in helping us plan an awesome vacation! Just wanted to let you know that we really enjoyed our trip last week to the Melia Las Antilas resort!  Cuba was definitely a different experience, but we took your advice and kept an open mind which I think was key! The airport is an exercise by Monica Purdon - Cuba - Reply
5 days was not enough but we enjoyed ourselves. I would recommend this resort to friends. 5 days was not enough but we enjoyed ourselves. I would recommend this resort to friends. Everything went great and the resort (Iberostar Paraiso Beach Mayan) was wonderful.  This is one of the first trips we have taken where everything went without any incidents ie. Our flight was on time, when we got to the resort, our roo by Monica Purdon - Mexico, Mo, United States - Reply
Thanks for finding this spot for us. You are great at your job. Keep up the good work! Thanks for finding this spot for us. You are great at your job. Keep up the good work! The resort (Las Brisas Huatulco, Mexico) was nice.  I would definitely recommend the rooms with a balcony as ours was kind of in the basement.  It was fine, but the couple we went with had a gorgeous room with a balcony and a way better by Monica Purdon - Las Limas, Oax, Mexico - Reply
Prague Made my Top 10 list of Favourite European Cities - Make it Yours! Prague Made my Top 10 list of Favourite European Cities - Make it Yours!
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by Monica Purdon - Prague, Czech Republic - Reply
Thank you for always being the adventurous travel agent, we appreciate it! Thank you for always being the adventurous travel agent, we appreciate it! Car rental was good, no issues, hotel was excellent!  The staff and the quality of the hotel was excellent and we would love to go back to this place when the temperature is slightly warmer.  It was wetter than normal but we packed up every by Monica Purdon - Azores, Portugal - Reply
It truly was a wonderful holiday with many great memories to have. It truly was a wonderful holiday with many great memories to have. The first plane ride for the kids and it was so much more than we could ever have expected.  Next our ride from Montego to Gran Bahia - oh such a lovely ride along the sea and through the mountains to see the lush and small towns to get a perf by Monica Purdon - Jamaica, Jamaica - Reply
Thanks for a wonderful holiday Monica! Thanks for a wonderful holiday Monica! We had a great time, no complaints, beach was gorgeous, resort was a little older but spotless and the staff were so friendly.  We thought the food was very good.  We would recommend this resort to anyone, we met so many friendly people f by Monica Purdon - Varadero, Cuba - Reply