(58 Reviews)
100% Recommended

LaVonne Markus

Stillwater, MN
Bespoke Travel (Made Just For You)

My passion is to travel and experience many different cultures of the world first hand. Then, use that knowledge to create an experience that is uniquely designed just for you.

As a specialist in individualized travel experiences, I am able...
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Bespoke Travel (Made Just For You)

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My passion is to travel and experience many different cultures of the world first hand. Then, use that knowledge to create an experience that is uniquely designed just for you.


As a specialist in individualized travel experiences, I am able to plan a trip of a lifetime for you. All aspects of your journey will be planned with you in mind, so you can travel with total peace of mind that everything has been handled.  I am there from the beginning of the process through your return home.


Through my years of experience and worldwide travel experience, as well as working with an extensive network of carefully vetted suppliers, I am able to offer you dream trips to Europe, Asia, Africa, the South Pacific and beyond.


Please email or call me to schedule a complimentary discovery session where we can discuss your travel plans and begin to design your first of many, unique travel explorations of the world.The world is a big place, with many opportunities, let me help you visit some of the places that are on your must-see list.  

More about Myself

Having been in the business since 1998 in Stillwater, MN, I have had the opportunity to do a lot of traveling. I have taken family vacations with my husband and children; with our children, their spouses and grandchildren; girlfriend trips - I just visited Italy and took a Royal Caribbean Mediterranean Cruise;and trips with other agents, the last one to the Northern Territory in Australia. I work hard to learn more about destinations, become a specialist and then travel to that destination for first hand experiences.

My Travel Albums

Japan
Kegon Falls at Lake Chuzenji in Nikko Natl Park
Africa
Elephant herd on the Zambezi River
Greece
Ephesus
Adventures in Spain and Portugal
Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island 
South Australia
Genealogy in France
India & Thailand Explorations

My Travel Stories

Incredible India

I just returned from a wonderful tour of India. We made stops in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. There was a lot of traffic and horn honking, as well as cows, monkeys and mules walking around the streets.

We were able to see some unbelievable sites such as: 

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My Reviews

20 of 32 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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9 of 11 people found this review helpful
Great trip to Switzerland
We enjoyed the trip. As far as moving around to different seats on the bus, most people didn't think that should have been a big deal.
By  Ted  from  Champlin, Minnesota
Traveled to  Switzerland ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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14 of 22 people found this review helpful
Retirement Celebration - Royal Carribean Cruise
This was our first trip to Italy and it gave us comfort working with a travel agent and agency just in case there were any issues. She provided valuable information as we were making our plans.
By  Dan & Kathy  from  Forest Lake, MN
Traveled to  Mediterranean ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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20 of 35 people found this review helpful
Special trip for our Anniversary.
Always there for our questions, pleasant and knowledgeable to work with.
By  Shari  from  Stillwater, Mn.
Traveled to  Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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33 of 61 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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Destination Expert:

  • East and Southeast Asia
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • Costa Rica
  • England
  • Africa

Travel Specialist:

  • Escorted Tours
  • River Cruises
  • Christmas Markets
  • European Culture
  • Luxury

Top Travel Partners:

  • Viking River Cruises
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Silversea Cruises
  • UnCruise Adventures

Certifications/Awards:

  • Travel Leaders Certified Leisure Travel Specialist
  • Aussie Specialist
  • Kiwi Specialist
  • Travel Leaders Luxury Specialist

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