(106 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Laurie Johnsrud

Rochester, MN
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 als...
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Memorable Family Vacations Specialist

Horseback riding in Puerto Vallarta
Horseback riding in Puerto Vallarta

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 can put their brain in “vacation mode”. My specialties are family travel, couples getaways, and all-inclusive resorts and escorted tours. Whether you are looking at a vacation for 1 person or 100, I can help plan a memorable getaway that you’ll remember with fondness for many years to come. I have seen many fascinating areas of the world......Fiji, the Caribbean, Mexico, China,  and Europe. My most recent trip was going to Costa Rica. My husband and I stayed at two different resorts, and boy were they different from each other. I've also been able to sail with several cruise lines in the Caribbean and Europe. I’d love to share my experiences and knowledge with you about all these wonderful destinations. I've been in the travel industry since 1984 and am a Travel Leaders Certified Travel Specialist. I enjoy exploring new areas and will take care of all your travel details to make sure you have a well planned, worry free vacation.

Business Travel

I have received my Certified Business Travel Specialist degree and am happy to assist my corporate clients along with my business accounts making sure all travel requirements are kept.  Piecing this together with my leisure background I can come up with creative ticketing ideas saving the company money, plus if this turns into a Bleisure trip I can handle that request also.  

My Travel Albums

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

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.

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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:

  • Dominican Republic
  • Jamaica
  • Hawaii
  • Mexico
  • Costa Rica

Travel Specialist:

  • Family Vacations
  • All Inclusive
  • Beach Vacations
  • Holiday Travel
  • Outdoor Activities & Sports

Top Travel Partners:

  • Globus
  • Delta Vacations
  • Funjet Vacations
  • Princess Cruises®
  • Enterprise

Certifications/Awards:

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

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