(106 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Laurie Johnsrud

Rochester, MN

Master of Leisure Travel

I pride myself in the service I provide my clients. Making my client's travel dreams a reality and creating everlasting memories. For me travel isn't a job, it's my passion. Whether your looking to head to the beach, sail the Mediterranean Sea or explore historical monuments in Europe ... I am here to help with all the details.

My Travel Specialties

Escorted Europe

There are many ways to see Europe...by rail, by hiking, by ship, by car...my favorite personally is by an escorted motor coach tour. Yes, you will have certain time restrictions to follow in destinations, but why not spend your vacation with having someone else worry about the details? Speaking as...
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Travel Specialist for All-inclusive Resorts

Going on vacation and having most of your expenses paid for in advance is wonderful. This is what my family and I really enjoy about an all-inclusive vacation. I don't have to worry about budgeting for meals, snacks, beverages, and many other activities. I can practically leave my wallet at home (but...
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European River Cruising

River cruising is a great way to see some of the hidden gems in Europe. The ships are much more intimate than an ocean cruise. Similar to an ocean cruise you unpack once and get to explore multiple destinations.

There are many inclusions on your river cruise. In many cases wine is complimentary...
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Memorable Family Vacations Specialist

When I go on vacation, I like to make sure that all details are taken care of (flights, hotels, transfers, sightseeing) yet also want to have some free time to explore whatever I might be interested in doing that day. I know most of my clients also want all details taken care of in advance so they...
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Horseback riding in Puerto Vallarta

Cruising Vacation Specialist

Set sail on the ocean and enjoy multiple destinations. One of the great benefits is that you unpack once and get to experience various ports of call. Whether your planning a family vacation, girlfriend getaway or romantic escape there is a cruise that will fit your needs.

We can sail the Caribbean and...
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Bucket List Explorer: Crafting Dreams, Creating Me

As a dedicate Travel Advisor for travel enthusiasts it’s my mission to turn your dreams into reality. With a passion for creating unforgettable experiences, I enjoy in curating bucket list vacations that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. 

Here are a few ideas to get your...
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Maui - A Vacation For Everyone

Travelers headed to Hawaii for the first time often ask travel agents, “Which islands should I visit?   In my opinion, you can’t go wrong with Maui because it has so many natural attractions, such a varied landscape, a wide variety of accommodations ranging from high end resorts to cozy beachfront...
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My Travel Albums

Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Maya
Welcome to Margaritaville
AmaWaterways Romantic Danube
Touring Munich
Larry and Jan's African Photo Safari
Welcome to nature at its finest
Costa Rica Adventure
Si Como No
Our bed faced the ocean
Arenal Springs Resort
Palace Resorts
Relax your cares away
Dreams Playa Mujeres
Easy to navigate this resort
St Louis Memories
The world famous arch
Captivating Cabo
Remembering Poland
Town square in Krakow
Puerto Vallarta Family Fun at Iberostar Playa Mita
Large swimming pool
Walt Disney World rides
Main Street USA
Disney Eats and Treats
Leave room for dessert
Disney's Wilderness Lodge
A beautiful property
Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
The grounds
Disney's Grand Floridian
The grounds
Disney's Caribbean Beach
Island signs for room locations
Disney's Beach and Yacht Club
Lobby
All-inclusive resorts

My Travel Stories

THE BEST FAMILY FRIENDLY CRUISES WITH PRINCESS

After over a year of isolation, people are eager to get their families back together for a long-awaited reunion.  What better way to do it than to plan a cruise?  Nobody has to play “host,” meals and clean-up are somebody else’s responsibility, and entertainment for all ages is right around the corner....Read more.

Customer Testimonials

Unforgetable Tanzania

What a trip! Everything was top notch with accommodations far above our expectations. The safaris were all extraordinary.
Larry and Jan B

Mother/Daughter Getaway

Hello Laurie! Our trip was absolutely AMAZING! The trip could not have gone better- our flights, hotel, tours.... everything went flawlessly! The weather was great- I can't tell you how happy we were with the whole experience. Absolutely everything went off without a hitch thanks to all of your help and guidance! I honestly would not have changed a thing- it was truly the trip of a lifetime :) I can't thank you enough for all of your help and I will be telling all my friends and family to "Go see Laurie at Travel Leaders!" when planning their vacations! Thank you again for everything Laurie! We really, really appreciate it!
Jackie E Kasson, MN

My Reviews

107 of 183 people found this review helpful
Amazing experience and amazing agent
Mrs. Johnsrud is a very well mannered woman and she truly cares about peoples dream vacations. She booked me a vacation over in Mexico and Asia and I had such an amazing time with friends and family! I will never choose anyone else but Mrs. Johnsrud to work with on going anywhere domestic and international.
By  Nicole  from  Rochester, Minnesota
Traveled to  Vietnam ~ East and Southeast Asia
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Laurie Johnsrud responded:
Thank you for your kind words. I really enjoyed helping you with your travel plans and look forward to helping you with more in the future.

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61 of 102 people found this review helpful
Fulfilled another bucket on my list!
Laurie made information readily available and answered our questions right away!
By  chuck  from  Lake City, MN
Traveled to  Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Laurie Johnsrud responded:
It was fun putting your trip together. I look forward to assisting you in the future also.

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48 of 78 people found this review helpful
The Perfect Vacation Coronavirus Ended,
I recommend her all the time! We will and we have called Laurie for every vacation! We have used her services for years! Love her suggestions and she always finds us the best deals. She knows how to pick us the perfect hotel room and amenities! She answers questions very timely, however, we rarely have questions because she is very thorough! When we needed to cancel our trip, she did it timely and with kindness. Laurie has made every experience with her excellent!
By  Kim  from  Rochester MN
Traveled to  Cabo San Lucas ~ Baja California Sur ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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47 of 76 people found this review helpful
Very good trip.Loved seeing all the islands
Excellent. She is very knowledgeable and helpful. I recommend her to people. Very good to work with.Answers emails and questions promptly
By  Wisc  from  Kasson,MN
Traveled to  Hawaii ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Laurie Johnsrud responded:
Thank you. I appreciate your kind words.

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113 of 208 people found this review helpful
Outstanding trip
Laurie was so expediant about getting things set up, arranged to perfection and giving us so many "heads up" tips on bettering our trips. We were able to flow smoothly through all the termoil at the airports and check in stations along the journey. She is great! ! Thanks Laurie..................Birdie & Dave
By  Birdie  from  Rochester, MN
Traveled to  Panama Canal ~ Panama ~ Central America
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Laurie Johnsrud responded:
Thanks Birdie and Dave. You two are so fun to work with, and I look forward to assisting you with more "bucket list" travels.

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Destination Expert:

  • Australia
  • Dominican Republic
  • Norway
  • Hawaii
  • Caribbean
  • Europe
  • New Zealand
  • Jamaica
  • Germany
  • Alaska
  • Danube
  • Mexico
  • USA
  • Italy
  • Rhine River
  • On the River
  • Ireland
  • St. Lucia
  • Costa Rica
  • Spain
  • Douro River
  • Africa

Travel Specialist:

  • All Inclusive
  • Beach Vacations
  • European Culture
  • Family Vacations
  • River Cruises
  • Historical Sites
  • Luxury
  • Small Ship Cruises
  • Theme Parks
  • Christmas Markets
  • Coach Tours
  • Honeymoons
  • Luxury Cruises
  • Safari
  • Couples & Romance
  • Culinary & Foodie
  • Holiday Travel
  • Luxury Hotels
  • Escorted Tours
  • Outdoor Activities & Sports

Top Travel Partners:

  • AmaWaterways
  • Barcelo
  • Delta Vacations
  • Globus
  • Princess Cruises®
  • Viking
  • Funjet Vacations
  • Monograms
  • Riu Hotels
  • Avalon Waterways
  • CIE Tours
  • GOGO Vacations
  • Inclusive Collection – World of Hyatt
  • Royal Caribbean
  • Pleasant Holidays
  • Cosmos
  • Disney
  • Disney Cruise Line
  • Enterprise
  • Hurtigruten
  • Project Expedition

Certifications/Awards:

  • Globus, Monograms, Avalon Certified
  • Princess Commodore
  • Royal Caribbean Certified Vacation Planner

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