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Julie North

Rincon, Puerto Rico Travel Agent
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Julie North

Julie North

Rincon, Puerto Rico Travel Agent
An independent agent with Travel Leaders in Albertville, MN
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Authentic Travel Experiences & Small Group Trips

Traveling the world leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.

Having lived abroad for several years, I know the value of authentic connections with local people and experiential travel within a destination. I've carried that philosophy to "travel better for better travel" well into my professional field of travel consulting. I am a certified sustainable travel professional through the Global Sustainable Tourism Council and know that conscious travelers think about their impact on local communities. 

When travel is sustainable, people to people interactions contribute to the greatest form of wealth redistribution and help to promote environmental conservation to keep communities thriving. The beauty of travel shouldn't be homogeneous--too many people going to the same place, at the same time, to take the same picture but rather supporting local economies that welcome travel and tourism through social entrepreneurship. When you travel with me, your dollars go directly to the source. 

I focus on destinations I have personally traveled to and continue to support through trusted relationships with local guides and tour operators by hosting small group travel trips. From swimming with sea lion puppies in the Baja peninsula in Mexico to culture and cuisine exchanges in Ethiopia, I work together with my clients to plan highly personalized journeys to places with lesser-known sights that aren't overrun with tourists. 

Looking forward to hearing about your travel goals and how I can help you plan your next adventure!

Testimonials from fellow adventurers & clients

That's me swimming with sea lions in Baja!
That's me swimming with sea lions in Baja!

"Such a magical experience to Todos Santos thanks for accommodating my singleness and my early departure." -Brenna, Connecticut

"Incredible trip hosted by incredible travel guides (US and Mexican/local). There are so many places I want to see and I’m looking forward to a next Julie North adventure! :)" -Eric, Colorado

CERTIFICATES & AWARDS

Certified ASTA Travel Agent
Certified Active and Adventure Travel Specialist
Active & Adventure Specialist
Certified Global Sustainable Tourism Specialist
Certified Hurtigruten Specialist
Certified National Geographic Journeys Specialist

My Travel Stories

Learning glassblowing from the Master
Just Roman Around
Snorkel with sea lion puppies
Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Where the desert meets the sea: Todos Santos

When you think of Mexico, you might think of crowded beaches and all inclusive resorts overrun with drunk college kids. This is not the real Mexico. 

I invite you to explore the Baja California peninsula and the quaint beach town of Todos Santos. Rich in natural beauty, fresh, seasonal cuisine, and a... Read more from my Where the desert meets the sea: Todos Santos story.

My Reviews

Rating: 5 4 Reviews

A social media bending trip...

Reviewed By Augie - Denver, CO | Traveled to Mexico
Julie had us covered from beginning to end on our trip to Todos Santos on the Baja Peninsula. Most of the things she brought up along the way were those things I wouldn't have even thought of, but just really brought the trip together (or saved us from ourselves, to be honest). She's super easy to deal with, incredibly well traveled, speaks Spanish like (or in some cases better than) the natives, and took great care of us. Can't recommend her enough, we're already planning our next trip with her...
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Julie North responded:
Thanks for such a nice review, Eric! It was a pleasure traveling with you! Looking forward to working with you for your future travel needs!
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Magical experiences on the Baja Sur Peninsula!

Reviewed By Bmack - Norfolk CT | Traveled to Baja ~ Baja California Sur ~ Mexico
Amazing, thoughtfully curated trip with an eye turned towards low ecological impact . Julie was great and helped accommodate my early arrival and departure times. She was super responsive and as a bonus was present on our entire trip. I would recommend this travel agent with no reservation.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Julie North responded:
Thank you for your kind words! Looking forward to the next one.
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Great plane tickets for less & easy communication

Reviewed By Brendan - Denver, Colorado, USA | Traveled to Saskatchewan ~ Canada
Julie recently booked some airline tickets for me for business travel. She was great to work with! Communication was quick and easy. And, she was able to save me money yet still find a higher class of ticket than I could have found on my own.

She’s now my go-to for business and personal travel!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Julie North responded:
Thanks for your kind words, Mr. Keeley. I look forward to working with you on your future travel needs!
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Trip of a Life Time!

Reviewed By Shannon Mayes - Aiken, South Carolina | Traveled to Auckland ~ New Zealand ~ Australia & New Zealand
Julie went above and beyond planning this trip of a life time! Our trip lasted almost three weeks and literally nothing went wrong. From the private drivers to the excursions and accommodations everything went without a hitch.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Julie North responded:
Shannon, thank you so much for your kind words. I am so glad you and your husband had a wonderful time in Australia! It was a pleasure working with you and I look forward to helping you plan your future travels!
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Customer Testimonials

Great Experience

"Incredible trip hosted by incredible travel guides (US and Mexican/local). There are so many places I want to see and I’m looking forward to a next Julie North adventure! :)"

Provided by Eric M, Colorado