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 Ultimate Escapes Travel

Susan K. Stepanek, CTC

Owner & Certified Travel Consultant

Serving Cedar Rapids, North Liberty, Iowa City and beyond

(319) 665-3321 


A Funjet Vacations 500 Club Agency

Sandals Certified Specialists

 Associate Consultant

Jodi Covington*  - Washington, IA


* Jodi works evenings and weekends until 8 pm.


The NOW Sapphire Group - What FUN!
Check Out the Specials! Jump on the Funjet Vacations & Apple Vacations links to the left. Click On Specials

Our goal is to help you plan your perfect vacation.  Chances are ... we've experienced your perfect Escape!  

We Offer YOU the Best of Both Worlds!
By booking through this web site, you have made your own travel arrangements and still have the protection and assistance of a Nationally Certified Travel Consultant and her staff.  You can explore all of the destination and resort options offered through our many excellent tour wholesalers by clicking on the "Vacation Package" or "Cruise" tabs.   

Sizzlin' Specials and Timely Bargins!
If you prefer to do your own research - we have the perfect tool for you!  Our "Plan and Book 24/7 box on this page will take you to LIVE AVAILABILITY with Funjet Vacations (We're a "Preferred 500 Club Agency), Carnival Cruise Lines and Apple Vacations.  You can actually confirm your space on line through this link and we'll be here for you every step of the way.

By making your travel arrangements with us directly or through our web site - You'll SAVE big money!  You'll have the added value of a Certified Travel Consultant to answer questions,  take care of special requests, and help you out (even after normal office hours) if a rogue hurricane starts to blow your vacation away.

No Cost Planning & Private Appointments

If you prefer to visit with an experienced, well traveled consultant, in person, by phone or Email - please give us a call!  We'll help you sort through a world of wonderful vacation options.  We'll discuss the government documentation you'll need for the destinations you are considering.  We'll discuss the options and benefits of trip cancellation insurance. We'll make sure you are aware of luggage requirements related to your trip. 

We'll Do All The Work For You! 

We'll offer you those "most for the money" resorts and ships and find you the best possible prices on the vacations that you might be considering.

Our experience is priceless!  We've toured many resorts and ships so we're able to give you FIRST HAND information.  Our experience in shopping our many wholesalers and cruise line's specials and unpublished air ticket prices will add "VALUE" to your vacation package and SAVINGS for you. 

Destination Weddings

Ultimate Escapes Travel has the experience and the resort contacts required to assist you in planning the perfect Tropical Wedding.  Our Wedding Gift Registry will make it easy for friends and family to give you the "perfect wedding gift."   

 * Tour Operators * Popular Fields of Expertise

 * Funjet Vacations "Preferred 500 Club Agency"

  * Sandals Resort Specialists

 * Apple Vacations

 * Cruise Vacations

 * All Inclusive Resorts

 * Disney Cruises and Vacations

 * Super Club Resorts

 * Mexican & Caribbean Specialists

 * Honeymoons & Romantic Escapes

 * Destination Weddings (see ABOUT US)

 * Alaskan Cruises & Tour Experts

 * Hawaiian Vacations

 * USA Cities & Tours

  * Allegiant Vacations

 * European Tours & Cruises

 * Florida Beaches  

 * Spa Vacations

Booking Bonus!
By booking with Ultimate Escapes Travel directly or through our website you'll qualify for a  value added "Bon Voyage Package".   Your personalized travel documents will include all of the important information you'll need for you trip ... plus some fun extras!

The Choice is Yours!
"With over 3,000 happy customers, we've been doing something right for 30  years now! Thank you for considering the services of Ultimate Escapes Travel for your next adventure."   

Susan K. Stepanek, CTC. 

Owner & Certified Travel Consultant



Caribbean and Yucatan Map - NOT interactive.



Sue Stepanek & Jodi Covington

It's unanimous! We like the "Sex on the Beach" drinks the best at Bahia Beach on the beautiful Island of Cozumel. 

Our drink was followed by a $35 lobster dinner with all the fixings!  Cheers!

On a recent trip, we rented a car and explored all the beautiful beaches and bars on the east coast of the island. 

We spent four days at the beautiful new Secrets Aura Resort and checked out Secrets and Sunscape Sabor resorts.

Then off too the north end of the island to shop and snorkel from the Cozumel Palace.  Both resorts were fabulous!

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