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Sandy Anderson-Coon Rapids,MN

100% Recommend this agent
100% Recommend this agent

To Travel is to Live!

I have traveled the World!  I have planned incredible journeys around the World for over 30 years!  This is my life !  "To Travel is to Live!" 

My most recent Experience was New Zealand! I went Skydiving and

River Boating!  I enjoyed local wine and cuisine!  I Believe if anyone asked me my

favorite place I have been in my travels, I now would say New Zealand!

I also traveled to Bali.  I really had a great appreciation for the beautiful

scenery, lovely people and the Spiritual essence of Bali.  Organic food and influential Yoga and Chakra practices were very interesting.   The beautiful hospitality and Bali's people make this an incredible destination.

Here is a list of some of the incredible Journeys I have Experienced!

  •  I have been to the Taj Mahal in India.  
  •  I have slept in a camp at the base of Mt Kilimanjaro
  •  I have drank a Moijito at the home of Hemmingway in Cuba
  •  I have slid through the Salt mines in Austria
  •  I have Zip lined in Alaska
  •  I have hung on the edge overlooking Victoria Falls
  •  I have sampled Guinness Beer in Ireland
  •  I have stayed in an Over Water Bungalow
  •  I have stayed in a Castle in Ireland
  •  I have seen the 'Big Five" in East Africa and South Africa
  •  I have been on the bullet train in Japan
  •  I have seen the Terracotta Warriors
  •  I have been to the Cannes Film Festival
  •  I have been to the Red Light District in Amsterdam
  •  I have White Water rafted in Alaska
  •  I have enjoyed Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen
  •  I have sang "The Hills are Alive With The Sound of Music" in Austria
  •  I have visited a house made of Dung in a Masai Village 
  •  I have been to the vineyards of California, Canada, France, Australia and other countries!  (I like wine!)
  • Yes, I have sailed the Baltic, Med, The Indian Ocean, The Adriatic, The Caribbean, The Pacific, the Atlantic, The Rhine, The Rhone and The Danube Rivers!

There is more, I know!  I truly have been blessed and love to share my experiences and expertise with my customers!

 My next adventures will be Hiking the Swiss Alps! 

I am true adventure and cultural seeker.  I live vicariously through all of my customers trips I plan.  My favorite hotels are generally smaller and upscale.  I really enjoy getting the best value and location an accommodation can offer.

But I understand if a customer needs a better value to get to another destination..I can figure it out!

I have planned many family vacations.  Many Destination Weddings and the last few years I have planned numerous multi generation trips!

Know that I consider myself one of the best!  I have great relationships with the hotels, tour operators and in country managers!  I have planned it.  I have seen it!

 If I cannot be the right expert, I have  a staff of over 15 incredible Agents that I can carefully refer you to.




"Travel Like a VIP"

Landing on a Glacier in New Zealand!
Landing on a Glacier in New Zealand!

The tools I have from Travel Leaders help my customers to truly travel like a "VIP"

Our hotel program offers customers many upgrades and hotel amenities. Our staff try to visit many of the hotels that most of our customers like to vacation at.  If have not been there, there is generally a good source we look to to make sure it fits the needs of the customer.  Our process is very simple.  We get to know our customer and then find out their expectations.  We will work up some itineraries and then discuss them with our customers.  I believe the communications between what is expected and delivered is vital.  

"Travel Like a VIP"




Recent hotel stay: Oberoi Rajvlas in Japuir, India (WOW) Best hotel amenity ever: The Beds at any Westin

My Travel Albums

Travel Adventures
Bali Beauty

Customer Testimonials

Amazing Italy Experience

"Our favorite hotel was in Cinque Terre... view and the location. Perfect!! Could have stayed there forever! Also loved the hotel in Sorrento. What a beautiful place and well located. Then the Siena hotel. Old but full of charm with an amazing view of the countryside. Rome, Florence and Venice also nice but in busy, crowded cities. The locations and accommodations all great. No complaints at all. You should bottle this vacation for others. It was Great!!!! "
Diane, P, Andover MN

My Reviews

10 of 17 people found this review helpful
Great travel consultant!
Sandy has been a trusted travel resource for us for many years. She is experienced, knowledgeable, responsive, and provides great advice. We enjoy working with her!
ByLarryfromPlymouth, MN
Traveled toSouth Africa ~ Africa
I wouldrecommend this agent to my family and friends
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful
Trip of a Lifetime
Sandy was excellent to work with in arranging our trip to Cuba. We needed to reschedule our trip several times for health reasons and Sandy did a fabulous job of accommodating us. We just got back from our trip and is was a once in a life time experience. Full days but yet very relaxing as every event on our agenda was so well coordinated. We just had to show up and experience it all. We will continue to use Sandy for all our next adventures.
ByAlicefromMinneapolis, MN
Traveled toCuba ~ Caribbean
I wouldrecommend this agent to my family and friends
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6 of 12 people found this review helpful
Dream Honeymoon!
A huge thank you to Riverdale Travel for planning an amazing honeymoon for us in Italy! Every detail was put together and planned out to perfection during our two weeks in Lake Como, Tuscany and Venice. Your experience and knowledge of these areas was very evident, resulting in a once in a lifetime trip for us! You are the best Sandy Anderson and team! Jill and Jay Hershey
One of our favorites from the trip- touring Villa Del Bianbello on Lake Como...

Jill and Jay
ByJill and JayfromMahtomedi. MN
Traveled toItaly ~ Europe
I wouldrecommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 of 11 people found this review helpful
Bucket List Trip
Sandy was very helpful. She made the whole travel abroad for the first time much less stressful.
I enjoyed my bucket list trip to Rome, Venice and Barcelona very much. So good tha I can't think of anything to top it! I will have to check out more travel plans soon!
ByKaren fromLindstrom, MN
Traveled toRome ~ Italy ~ Europe
I wouldrecommend this agent to my family and friends
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6 of 13 people found this review helpful
The Best
Absolutely, a wonderful experience booking with Sandra, her experience and knowledge enable us to tailor our trip to our interests and budget.
Her instincts help turn a vacation into a life time adventure.
The Best!!!!
ByGregfromCoon Rapids, MN
Traveled toEurope
I wouldrecommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Italy
  • South Africa
  • Rhine River
  • Cuba

Travel Specialist:

  • Luxury
  • Luxury Hotels
  • Luxury Cruises
  • Safari
  • Adventure

Top Travel Partners:

  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • AMResorts
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Paul Gauguin

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