Karen Duncan has been owner of Peeks Cruises & Tours for 18 years. Peeks currently have 4 specialists concentrating in different areas of vacation planning. Karen specializes in: Vacation Planning, Group Planning & Management, Romantic Getaways, Milestone Travel Planning, Honeymoons & Destination Weddings, Fundraising Through Travel, Incentive & Reward Program Development, Seminars at Sea, Group Leader & Travel Agent Training, Speaker (Vacation Planning for Any Time and Financial Budget, Becoming a Happier You, the Vacation Connection)
Karen is an adjunct professor of Travel & Tourism at Austin Community College. She is on the board of directors for TTIA-Texas Travel Industry Association and a member of CLIA-Cruise Line International Association. Karen has bachelors in Recreation and Leisure Studies from The University of North Texas and masters in Recreation/Sports/Tourism Management from the University of Illinois. Karen also is a Certified Travel Counselor with The Travel Institute and destination specialist of the Caribbean, South Pacific, and South Africa.
Karen is originally from Chicago, Illinois. She is married to Mitchell and together they have 4 children. "There is so much to learn about the different destinations of the world. I’m very passionate about experiencing and sharing those experiences with as many people as possible." Supporting economic development through responsible tourism management for cities, islands, countries, and for the people who live there, is another reason Karen loves to travel. "I’m always learning and excited about a new destination and the people I will meet there. Fantastic food, magnificent sites, and awesome accommodations are what it’s all about. Join me on this journey, because 'It’s Travel Time' and there’s no better time than now."