About Us

clientuploads/Real People/NeelieDiego2013.jpgCary Travel Express is family-owned and was started by Neelie Kruse in 1989.  Neelie grew up in Fox River Grove, Illinois and graduated from Cary Grove High School in 1978.  Neelie lives in Cary, Illinois with her husband. Her two married sons and daugther-in-laws and grandsons live close by.  She is the past Chairman of the Board for MAST, a past director of the Cary-Grove Chamber of Commerce, was named a "Top25 Travel Agent in the US" and is currently the President of MAST.  Neelie loves to travel and escort groups.  She has traveled extensively all over Europe, Africa, China, Japan, Korea, South America, Central  America, Mexico, the Caribbean, Alaska, Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, Russia, Tahiti, Fiji and most recently Morocco and Iceland. She has sailed on 68 cruises to include both river and ocean cruises. 

Neelie’s staff is excited to bring their personal travel experiences and knowledge to you!  She has many agents who specialize in specific destinations and who are happy to present you with many ideas that would help you with any of your travel plans.  The staff here prides themselves on personalized service from individual clients to large groups. 

Come join us on one of our groups, or stop in and visit us to plan your getaway!  Thank you for visiting our website today!  Please print our Thank You Coupon.  It’s our way of saying thank you for your business! 

We look forward to booking your next dream vacation!


Neelie Kruse, CTC, Owner

Cary Travel Express