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LaVonne Markus-Stillwater,MN

100% Recommend this agent

Australia Specialist

My experiences were fabulous and there is so much more to see. Australia being about the same size as the U.S., it takes several trips to see all of Australia. I spent time in the Top End and Darwin. Darwin has a very compact downtown area, good for walking around and visiting museums as well as shopping. After a short one hour flight, we arrived at Davidson's Arnhemland Safaris at Mt. Borradaile, to the east of Kakadu National Park. This is a registered aboriginal sacred site with rock art paintings. It was very fascinating to bushwalk and to see some of the thousands of year old paintings on the rocks and hear about the dream time. From here a 20 minute flight took us to Bamarru Plains, to the west of Kakadu National Park. Bamarru Plains is a water buffalo station on a flood plain. We took airboats out on the flood plains to see salt water crocs, water buffalo, geese and birds. When the motor is shut off, all you can hear is the nature. We also saw wallabies and hundreds of cockatoos. They offer fishing, photography and pure relaxation. What an unbelievable trip! Be sure to ask me about it.

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South Australia

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WOW - Wildlife, Outback and Wine

Do you love wine, wildlife and the outback?  Then South Australia is for you!  I was just there visiting wineries, breweries and distilleries – yes, we did sample some of their products.  A great experience we had was doing a Blending Bench where you create your own blend of wine from three samples...Read more.

My Reviews

14 of 24 people found this review helpful
Best Travel Agent
Very Professional, Easy to work with, close to home that I can stop by with any questions.. Knows what is going on with my travels and keeps us updated with any changes...
When we had to cancel our cruise in 2014 due to a emergency medical situation, she was on top of things, making it easy to make other arrangements which was a very big help...When we rebooked the following year, she was right there making the arrangements for us. We enjoy working with her and will continue to do so.....
By  kobe  from  Stillwater, MN
Traveled to  Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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19 of 34 people found this review helpful
Viking Rhine River Cruise is a "Bucket List" trip.
Lavonne makes everything seamless. Arrangements are quick and easy. We can always contact her quickly and get results, if we have any questions or concerns.
By  Tom  from  Stillwater, MN
Traveled to  Rhine Valley ~ Germany ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 of 7 people found this review helpful
A fabulous trip
LaVonne spent lots of time with me helping me plan our trip. She was very patient and gave good advice when I was confused or unsure of something. I had a small problem with a reservation while in Scotland. I emailed LaVonne, and she took care of it for me. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for an agent.
By  Barbara  from  Stillwater. Mn
Traveled to  Ireland ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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7 of 11 people found this review helpful
The all inclusive resort exceeded our expectation
LaVonne did a great job finding a great resort in a very short time frame. Everything went super smooth from beginning to end.
By  Lombo  from  Stillwater, MN
Traveled to  Isla Mujeres ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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10 of 17 people found this review helpful
A carefree trip
LaVonne was a pleasure to work with. When we stopped in at Travel Leaders we kind of knew what we wanted but weren't sure of everything we had to do to get our trip booked. We explained to LaVonne what we wanted and she took over from there. She showed us our options, explaining them all, and made all the necessary bookings. All our flights got us where we needed to go, our land tour went off without a hitch and the cruise was a great way to end our 2 week adventure. We looked at booking our trip online but there were questions we couldn't find answers for. LaVonne had all the answers and even gave us ideas on excursions to take. We walked out of there feeling great knowing our trip was finally booked and everything was in place for a great trip. Thank you Lavonne for a great trip; 2 weeks of fun, adventure and relaxation. We couldn't have had such a great time without your help!
By  mnmrxmas  from  Oak Park Heights, Minnesota
Traveled to  Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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  • Sydney
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