(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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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 condos, and so many things to do! 


Who will have a wonderful time in Maui?


Beachlovers -- Kind of a no-brainer, but consider how many you have to choose from!  The following are just the tip of the iceberg:
*Kaanapali Beach -- probably the most well known, but also the most crowded because many resort hotels and condos stretch along its length
*Makena Beach State Park -- made up of Big Beach and Little Beach, it’s the one photographers flock to
*Baldwin Beach Park -- popular with tourists because of easy access and conveniences
*Honolua Bay -- popular with surfers and snorkelers
*Kapalua Bay -- less populated as it has few conveniences, features calmer waters, so it’s good for kids and beginner snorkelers


Active Sports Lovers can enjoy:
*Golf --Maui’s many courses are rated as some of the best in the US
*Surfing -- If you don’t know how, there are lessons for young and old
*Snorkeling -- Take an excursion to Molokini, an extinct volcanic cone that houses many of Hawaii’s unique species of marine life
*Biking  -- Take a sunrise bike tour to the top of Mt. Haleakala or a Pineapple Express trail ride
*Hiking --the Kings Garden trail will lead you through rainforests, ancient ruins and waterfall vistas
*Sportfishing -- mahi mahi, oho and ahi abound.  Catch a charter boat in Lahaina or Ma’alaea


Sightseers won’t want to miss these “must see” attractions:
*The Iao Valley State Park, where you’ll see the Iao Needle, a sacred place for ancient Hawaiians and now a popular landmark with easily accessible hiking trails
*The road to Hana --a 65 mile long road featuring sharp switchbacks and narrow bridges which links Lahaina with the town of Hana, ending at Seven Sacred Pools, a true tropical paradise. 
*The sunrise on Haleakala -- It’s chilly up there and there are few visitor services, but the view is unparalleled 


Maui is truly a destination that everyone will enjoy, and I want to help you make the most of your time there.

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:

  • Hawaii
  • USA

Travel Specialist:

  • Beach Vacations
  • Family Vacations
  • Honeymoons
  • Holiday Travel
  • Couples & Romance

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