(24 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Therese Gries

Sheboygan, WI

Caribbean, Hawaii & Sport Specialist

I’m passionate about travel and I enjoy creating those “once in a lifetime” memories for my clients. My own enthusiasm for travel has inspired me to pursue this as my career, and I love to incorporate those extra special touches into each itinerary I create. What sets a great travel agency apart is when the agents take the time to get to know their clients and build a relationship with them to provide not only exceptional service but also deliver the perfect vacation.

Being a warm weather destination specialist, I always look forward to helping clients narrow down the choice of the many tropical locations available. From the relaxing beat of reggae music that welcome you to the island of Jamaica, to the beautiful beaches, wonderful resorts, and amazing sunsets, I’m here to make it a memorable experience. No matter where you choose, we will ensure that you have a stress-free vacation!

Many of my own travel experiences are created around a sporting event - particularly marathons. I find that this is an exciting way to see new destinations and enjoy new experiences along the way. I love to help my clients schedule trips around special events, such as sports, concerts and more. In addition to the event itself, they get to enjoy the sights and sounds of a new city!

Every trip that you take will hold a special place in your heart and you will be filled with memories that you cherish for a lifetime. Allow me to help you discover the next best destination for you. Call me today!

“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer”

All About Hawaii


Everything about this beautiful state of Hawaii is incredibly amazing! What makes it such a special travel destination is the fact that each of its islands are totally unique. A stop in Maui would not be complete without a Lahaina luau! From tropical waterfalls and sunset cruises to whale watching and helicopter rides or perhaps sink your toes into the black sand beaches of the Big Island of Hawaii. A visit to the USS Arizona and USS Missouri at Pearl Harbor is a must on many visitor’s bucket lists! Each visit to Hawaii is a unique experience. I’d love to assist you in experiencing everything the Hawaiian Islands have to offer.

Customer Testimonials

Room was AMAZING!

I meant to tell you how great of a job Therese did before we left on our trip. I'm glad I waited. We just got back from a trip to Costa Rica, our room was unbelievable! We asked for an ocean view and we think our room was where they took pics for their brochures. When we first booked the trip, all the ocean view rooms were sold out. That didn't stop Therese from keeping an eye open and getting, probably the best room we have ever had. Thanks again for everything, we look forward to booking with you again next year.
William Pfeiffer

Deam Vacation to Alaska

Therese was exceptional in assisting us with our dream vacation to Alaska! We received much information via mail and email. Once we decided when and where Therese kept us informed of details and took care of setting it all up. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! We definitely plan on using her services in the near future.
Barb Peloquin

Pleasure to Work With

Therese planned two trips for me and I couldn’t be more pleased with her help. The first trip was to New York that I was taking my granddaughter on, and she found me great rates on the airfare and hotel. She also arranged tickets ahead of time for the 911 museum. The second trip was to New Orleans for myself and my husband, again good rates o flight and hotel. Unfortunately we had to cancel because of a family emergency, but with the trip insurance that we purchased we had a full refund. If I travel next year I will definitely contact Therese.
Mary Gaulin

Family Vacations

Therese has planned many family vacations for us. And every vacation has been a success!!!! She is always very helpful and quick to respond to any of our questions or concerns. I would highly recommend Therese for any of your travel needs.
Julie Fenske

Pleasant to work with

I have worked with Therese in planning our adventures on two occasions and have been very pleased with her support, timeliness in response, and knowledge. As a matter of fact, so happy, that I called her just today to help plan a third trip. Therese is always very pleasant to work with and completes necessary research if she doesn't know the answers. She goes the extra step even when not required!
Nancy Rivera

My Reviews

47 of 71 people found this review helpful
This was the 1st time I booked online with Apple Vacations and Therese was assigned to my booking. She was responsive and efficient. She helped us book a park and fly. It was at no fault of hers that we were disappointed with our trip. She is a very good travel agent.
By  Askiola  from  Appleton, WI
Traveled to  Puerto Vallarta ~ Jalisco ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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31 of 49 people found this review helpful
Bucket List Vacation
Friendly, very knowledgeable and she was referred to me by good friends.
By  Cindy  from  Sheboygan
Traveled to  Jamaica ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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25 of 39 people found this review helpful
Novice traveler no more
I’ve never done much traveling so the thought of planning a trip to New York was scary, to say the least! With Therese’s expertise guiding us along the way, the NY experience went perfectly! I could not have had a better agent! And now, since that went so well, I’m really looking forward to a much bigger adventure next year...an Alaskan cruise with my whole family. Yes! You guessed it! I’m happy to say that Therese is taking care of all of us. I highly recommend her services!!! She promptly responds to my questions and concerns in a very professional and personable manner. She is exactly the assistance I need to be able to ENJOY and the planning and the trip. It becomes a true VACATION!! You can be sure I’ll be contacting Therese for my future vacations!
By  Granny-nanny.   from  Sheboygan, WI
Traveled to  New York (La Guardia) ~ New York ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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28 of 45 people found this review helpful
Memorable Family Vacation!
Therese was absolutely fantastic to work with from start to finish (including after we returned). She is extremely friendly and professional. Her communication was great throughout, and she provided several options for us as we were trying to finalize our itinerary. She always followed through on the things she said she would, and was always willing to help in anyway she could to make our trip easier, better, and a great memory. I would highly recommend working with Therese if you are planning a vacation. It was a pleasure working with her, and would do so again.
By  Jim  from  Sheboygan, WI
Traveled to  Hawaii ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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25 of 39 people found this review helpful
zero problems
very nice
By  Raymond  from  Sheboygan
Traveled to  Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Hawaii Island
  • Riviera Maya
  • Dominican Republic
  • Jamaica

Travel Specialist:

  • All Inclusive
  • Outdoor Activities & Sports
  • Family Vacations
  • Cruises
  • Disney Vacations

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