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Ted Blank is a luxury travel advisor and familiar voice to Minnesotans. His expertise and insight have been highlighted by Minnesota Public Radio, KSTP Eyewitness News, KARE 11WCCO Radio, the Star TribuneReal Simple magazine, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, as well as in the travel trade press.

Recent Articles and Media Appearances

The Washington Post
7 Scenic Train Routes To See Peak Fall Colors

Wisconsin Small Business Development Center
Client Spotlight: Ted Blank – Luxury Travel & Adventure

Travel Advisor: Flexibility & Patience Needed for Last-Minute Spring Break Plans

KDWA Radio
Community In-Depth: Travel Industry Update

The Canadian Border’s Back Open – Should You Fly or Drive?

TravelAge West
The EU is Reopening to U.S. Travelers — But What’s Really Changed?

Travel Ramping  Back Up, Masks Still Required

KDWA Radio
Community In-Depth: Travel Industry Update

Pandemic-Weary Travelers Take to the Sky for Spring Break

Take KARE of Your Money: How to Save Money and Stay Safe this Summer Travel Season

Star Tribune – Travel
When Will Cruising Return, and What Will it be Like?

Minnesota Public Radio with Angela Davis
How to Get the Heck Out of Here – and Fast

KARE 11 – Take KARE of Your Money
How to Save Money and Stay Safe this Spring Break Travel Season

KDWA Radio
Community In-Depth: Safe to Travel

Is Your Vacation Destination Safe? 

KSTP Eyewitness News
COVID-19, Travel Restrictions Threaten Minnesota Couple’s Wedding
MSP Airport Sees Boost During MEA Week, Might Add COVID Testing Site 

WCCO Radio with Chad Hartman
What You Need to Know during Travel Season

The Traveler Podcast
Mexico is the #1 Foreign Destination for U.S. Market. Why?

Real Simple
The Best Hacks for Planning a Trip in Less Time

Adams Publishing Group Newspaper
Read Ted’s monthly column.

Cruise Critic
Cruise vs. All-Inclusive Resort: Which Is the Better Deal?

Chicago Tribune
Spending: Travel by Train without Letting Your Budget Go off the Rails


In the Travel Trade Press

Travel Weekly
Hawaiian Islands say ‘aloha’ to big ships, and cruise options grow

Travel Market Report
Travel Advisors Continue Push for Removal of U.S.’s Inbound Testing Requirement

Insider Travel Report
How Travel Leaders Used the Star Tribune Show to Market Travel 

7 Live Like a Local Experiences 

Travel Agent Central
What’s The Top Cruise Story Of 2018? Advisors Sound Off

TravelAge West
Should Advisors Book Travel to Jamaica Right Now?
The Main Challenges to Booking Hawaii Travel Right Now
Are Non-Essential Travel Restrictions Actually Affecting Holiday Travel Plans?

Travel Week
Want to Impress Your Luxury Clients? Suggest These Lesser-known Destinations