(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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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 travel wheels turning: 


Australia/New Zealand
Dive into the enchanting world of Lord of the Rings in New Zealand, where the stunning landscapes served as the backdrop for this cinematic masterpiece. Explore the Great Barrier Reef with a once-in-a-lifetime diving experience. Immerse yourself in the cultural heartbeat of Sydney, with a visit to the iconic Opera House. Witness the unique wildlife Down Under, including playful kangaroos. And for the ultimate Aussie experience, picture this: a BBQ under the starlit sky at the majestic Uluru.


African Safari
Indulge in the thrill of a customized safari across the vast landscapes of Africa. Whether it's the majestic wildlife of Tanzania or the breathtaking ascent of Kilimanjaro, every moment is tailored to your desires. Experience the best of both worlds with glamping – combining luxury and adventure seamlessly in the heart of nature. 

Quaint River Cruises
Embark on a river journey like no other, where the charm of quaint destinations meets unparalleled experiences. Cruise through picturesque landscapes, discovering hidden gems along the way. From historic towns to cultural wonders, let the river guide you to the heart of enchanting locales. 

Expedition Cruising
For the daring explorer in you, venture to the ends of the Earth with expedition cruising. Explore the untouched wonders of Antarctica, where icebergs and wildlife create a mesmerizing spectacle. You can also cruise through the Galapagos Islands and encounter endless unique species in their natural habitat. 

As your travel advisor, I am committed to crafting personalized itineraries that cater to your dreams and preferences. With attention to detail and a passion for exploration, I ensure that every moment of your bucket list vacation is as extraordinary as you imagined. Let's Make Your Bucket List Dreams Come True! If you are ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime? Contact me and let's start planning your bucket list vacation. Your next incredible journey awaits!

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
  • New Zealand
  • Rhine River
  • Europe
  • Africa

Travel Specialist:

  • River Cruises
  • Luxury
  • Safari
  • Luxury Hotels
  • Culinary & Foodie

Top Travel Partners:

  • AmaWaterways
  • Viking
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Globus
  • Hurtigruten

Certifications/Awards:

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

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