Faye Paulsen

Pierre, South Dakota Travel Agent

All-inclusive, Sun & Fun Vacations, and More!

I became a travel agent 35 years ago because I wanted to help people travel the world. Not many people can say that their job is to plan a trip to Hawaii, a first plane ride or cruise; but I get to do this everyday! I have travelled to many destinations --most recently to Ireland, Mexico, Jamaica, and Florida. I will be crossing the Dominican Republic off my list in the next few months! I enjoy sharing my travel experiences with you. I want to make your vacation as memorable as it can be.

My Travel Specialties

The beauty of Mexico!

Experienced Vacation Specialist

As the manager of our Travel Leaders office, my commitment to you goes beyond just your typical customer service! I am committed to providing each and every one of our clients with a quality vacation and other travel related-products and services at affordable prices ... Read more from my Experienced Vacation Specialist bio.

Majestic Glaciers of Alaska

Wilderness and Beauty--all in Alaska

Why head north to Alaska? For the beautiful scenery, the untamed wilderness, and history of our 49th state.  There is so much to see, and so many different ways to see it all. If you only have a short time to travel, a 7 ... Read more from my Wilderness and Beauty--all in Alaska bio.

Picture yourself on the beach, palm trees above!

Hawaii is calling!

Hawaii has different islands to be experienced and, best of all, you’re still in the U.S.; so there’s no worrying about a different language or needing foreign money. There are fantastic beaches on each island (Oahu, Kauai, Maui, the ... Read more from my Hawaii is calling! bio.
Don't forget your sunscreen and flip flops!

Fun and Sun, in the Caribbean!!

Looking for a relaxing week in the sun with your family? Or a fun trip with your girlfriends? Planning a destination wedding/honeymoon? What a wonderful way to begin your new life as a married couple, enjoying everything that ... Read more from my Fun and Sun, in the Caribbean!! bio.
Awesome beach at Playacar Palace, Mexico

Make memories in Mexico!

Planning a friends and family getaway to Mexico? There are many places in Mexico to visit, but one of my favorite places is Cancun and the Riviera Maya. On my second trip to Cancun, I rented a condo ... Read more from my Make memories in Mexico! bio.

My Travel Experiences

Iberostar Specialist
A little fun with our trade show vendors!
Universal Orlando Resorts & Parks TLN 2017
Palace Experience Global Conference 2015

Universal Parks & Resorts ~TLN Natl Conference 17

Universal Orlando Parks & Resorts, and the Loews Royal Pacific, was our host for the Travel Leaders Network National Conference 2017, and it was AWESOME!  The Loews Royal Pacific is a beautiful resort and so convenient to Universal Orlando Parks. Staying on site at any one of the Universal Parks Resorts, provides so many ... Read more from my Universal Parks & Resorts ~TLN Natl Conference 17 story.

Palace Experience Resorts Global Conf -2015

I attended the Palace Resorts Global Conference in Sept 2015, hosted by the wonderful Moon Palace Resort and Spa. The conference provided invaluable agent training. Experiencing the resort first hand, my first all-inclusive vacation, was awesome! The resort is beautiful, the service excellent, and I couldn't have asked for more. ... Read more from my Palace Experience Resorts Global Conf -2015 story.

Ireland Visit November 2014

In November of 2014 I visited Ireland and it was a perfect time to be in this beautiful country. Both Dublin and Belfast were decorated with spectacular holiday decorations and the Christmas Markets were amazing! I also spent time visiting many attractions in both cities--Trinity College, Guinness Storehouse, the Peace ... Read more from my Ireland Visit November 2014 story.

Customer Testimonials

Cozumel Mexico ~ return visit to Iberostar

It was great. We get there and on the billboard – it had “welcome back, Mr. & Mrs......” They also swung by our room and gave us t-shirts that said, “Iberostar – “I am back” and a bottle of Tequila. Thought that was pretty impressive since we had not been there since 2002. Did you tell them we were repeat customers? Thank you, Faye for getting this put together for us. You know I have a big mouth and anytime someone says they are planning a vacation, I always tell them.. “call Faye.. she has all the connections”…

Provided by Connie H. Pierre SD

RIU Palace Bavaro! We had a great time!

We had a great time! Everything went really well. Palace Bavaro was beautiful and we had access to a couple other RIU hotels also. The rooms were great. Meals were awesome! I would definitely recommend it to anyone! I will also give recommendations to work with you for any travel. We are already thinking about next year. Thanks again for all you do! It made everything easy!

Provided by Heidi R, Reliance, SD

Dominican Republic was awesome!

Hey Faye, Our trip was awesome! We had so much fun. The resort was so nice. Thank you for suggesting the swim up suite. It was so worth it! I would suggest that to anyone that travels there. Overall it was more than we could have hoped for. We definitely felt taken care of and it was so relaxing. Thank you again!

Provided by Kelly R, Watertown SD

My Reviews

22 of 34 people found this review helpful

Fun trip with family and friends.

Reviewed By LR - Pierre, SD | Traveled to New York (La Guardia) ~ New York ~ USA
Faye Paulsen is a great asset when planning a trip. Whether a professional or personal travel experience, Faye always delivers.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Faye Paulsen responded:
Thank you! I try to do my best for all of my customers, so that they can have the best travel experience possible!
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39 of 68 people found this review helpful

Casey & Heidi"s Wedding

Reviewed By Connie - Rothsay, MN | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
This was our first time going to Mexico. I had many questions for Faye , and she was always willing to get me the best answer. She was very prompt about it as well. She was always in touch with us to make sure everything was going as planned. We had a GREAT trip! Thanks so much Faye. :)
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Faye Paulsen responded:
Connie, I appreciate your taking time to submit a review! And I also appreciate your comments and photos from the wedding! Nice to put faces to names and seeing my clients enjoying themselves on vacation! I look forward to helping you plan your next vacation!
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35 of 62 people found this review helpful

We are glad Faye is our agent

Reviewed By Retired Wanderers - Pierre, SD | Traveled to Panama Canal ~ Panama ~ Central America
Faye is very helpful and knows her business well. We have booked several cruises and land tours with her, and she was thorough with all the details. We would say she is very detail oriented. After our trips she wants to know about our experience and if we have any concerns. Faye is "top shelf" at her job!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Faye Paulsen responded:
Thanks for the kind words of appreciation! Some times my clients make it easy for me and I am just along for the ride. Thanks for always making me a part of your travel plans!
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36 of 65 people found this review helpful

The best relaxing vacation ever

Reviewed By DMJ - Pierre, SD | Traveled to Bahamas ~ Caribbean
Yes, our trip planning with Faye was a blast. Every detail was handled great! Looking forward to our next trip... Maybe St. Croix!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Faye Paulsen responded:
St. Croix would be AWESOME!! Might have to tag along this time!
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36 of 66 people found this review helpful

Every trip!

Reviewed By Linda - Pierre, SD | Traveled to Bahamas ~ Caribbean
Faye is a professional who works really hard for her clients. She listens to what you want to do and puts in time researching different options. Faye takes calls into the evenings and on weekends.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Faye Paulsen responded:
Thank you! I am always more than happy to assist my clients when I can!
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13 of 23 people found this review helpful

Fabulous Vacation

Reviewed By Halli - Pierre, SD | Traveled to Nassau ~ Bahamas ~ Caribbean
Faye always does a fabulous job planning our vacations! We would highly recommend her to anyone!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Faye Paulsen responded:
Thank you! And I look forward to helping you plan your next fun getaway!
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36 of 69 people found this review helpful

March getaway

Reviewed By Rosebud - Pierre SD | Traveled to Mexico ~ Mexico
Very professional-she knows her job well; you feel confident things will work
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Faye Paulsen responded:
Thank you very much! I look forward to helping with your future travel plans!
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32 of 63 people found this review helpful

Playa Mujeres/Cancun 2016

Reviewed By Amy P-W - Coloraod Springs, CO | Traveled to Playa Mujeres ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Working with Faye was a wonderful experience. My husband and I made our request of a trip a little more difficult than just booking one resort for my cousin's wedding. Faye was patient and willing to help with anything we needed.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Faye Paulsen responded:
Amy, Thank you for the kind review. And I look forward to helping you plan your return to the resort of your dreams :)
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5 of 10 people found this review helpful

A Great Trip!

Reviewed By Jen - Schaumburg, IL | Traveled to Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
Faye was very efficient, definitely provided a lot of options and made sure to communicate all details of the trip. I booked this trip basically all through email and she was very responsive to all of my emails. I appreciate all of her help, we had a great time. We look forward to booking more travels with her help.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Faye Paulsen responded:
I look forward to helping you plan you next fun getaway! We can make Cozumel happen for you!!
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6 of 12 people found this review helpful

The cruise of our life!

Reviewed By Tobin - Pierpont, SD | Traveled to Panama Canal ~ Panama ~ Central America
Faye is a great person to work with. Faye had never met us before we walked into her office. We went into her office on very short notice because a trip we had personally planned fell through and we wanted to travel. The Panama Canal had been in the back of our mind. Faye gave us 2 options. She listened to what we wanted. She looked over the trip we chose and gave us tips. Luggage tags came in the mail a week before we left with more information. Faye checked in on us before we left and when we came home. I'm sure if we had needed her in the middle of our trip for any reason she would have been there to help us. But because it was a well planned trip, everything went very smoothly!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Faye Paulsen responded:
I am very thankful that you came to see me, and that I was able to be a part of your fabulous cruise vacation! I look forward to having an opportunity to help you with your next vacation!
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25 of 50 people found this review helpful

An Amazing Trip!

Reviewed By Elizabeth - Pierre, South Dakota | Traveled to Europe
Faye always provides us with excellent travel plans and accommodations. She has been our travel agent for many years, and never fails to make our trips enjoyable and comfortable. Faye always is able to find a great hotel, with the standards we are accustomed to, in a convenient location.

We look forward to working with her when booking our next trip, and highly recommend her to family and friends!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Faye Paulsen responded:
Thanks! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your vacation and I look forward to working with you and assisting with your future travel plans!
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5 of 11 people found this review helpful

Majestic Elegance

Reviewed By Linda - Pierre, SD | Traveled to Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
Faye is always accessible, night and day. She is open to our thoughts and ideas and provides great assistance.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Faye Paulsen responded:
It's your vacation and I want it to be special for you! Thanks for allowing me to be a part of the process!
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5 of 12 people found this review helpful

Perfect resort, amenities and weather!

Reviewed By DMJ - Pierre | Traveled to Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
Faye provides wonderful service during the trip planning process and once making a vacation destination decision, all details were handled perfectly. I love working with Faye!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Faye Paulsen responded:
Thank you! Once again--this is why I love what I do!
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21 of 45 people found this review helpful

Many memories made!

Reviewed By Loving retirement - Pierre, SD | Traveled to Europe
Faye is very efficient and congenial. She has great ideas for our trips, and we can always count on her to follow through with our plans. Her recommendation for a Viking River cruise was the right decision for us!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Faye Paulsen responded:
Thank you for your kind words! It has been my pleasure, helping you make your memories, as you travel the world!
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4 of 12 people found this review helpful

This must be heaven!

Reviewed By Totally Refreshed! - Pierre, SD | Traveled to Riviera Maya ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Faye is so accommodating. I've tried several times over the years to put together an all-inclusive vacation and finally got it done! She's always so patient and helpful with suggestions with her experience in the field. She's honest and I trust her for all my travel needs!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Faye Paulsen responded:
Thank you! I hope this is only the first of many wonderful vacations for you!
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3 of 10 people found this review helpful

Fun in the Sun!

Reviewed By Frozen in Fort Pierre - Fort Pierre, SD | Traveled to Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
Faye did a great job of helping us choose a warm winter destination. She made sure to find the best location that fit our preferences and within our budget! She also worked with us to find the best flights for the time frame we were looking for. We will definitely have Faye help us book our next vacation!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Faye Paulsen responded:
4 words that I love to hear-- 'book our next vacation' A win-win for everyone! Thanks again for booking your vacation with Travel Leaders!
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7 of 18 people found this review helpful

Hands Down...Best Vacation!

Reviewed By Bradee P. - Pukwana, SD | Traveled to Ocho Rios ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Faye was so wonderful to work with. She was extremely knowledgeable and helpful in booking our vacation. We booked our trip with multiple couples and despite the millions of questions we threw at her, she answered every single one in a timely matter. I would highly recommend Faye for your travel needs!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Faye Paulsen responded:
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to plan your vacation! I look forward to seeing where your next adventure takes you!
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30 of 64 people found this review helpful

Simply Beautiful with awesome weather

Reviewed By Deb - Onida, SD | Traveled to Cabo San Lucas ~ Baja California Sur ~ Mexico
Faye always takes the time to research several options for us until we find the one that works the best for us. She has also been available by email when we are at our destination to help with any problems that may arise. Recently the hotel gave us a free "upgrade", which we did not like. When we asked for our original rooms they said they were overbooked. Within hours Faye had us the rooms we booked!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Faye Paulsen responded:
Thank you for taking the time to offer your review. I do enjoy helping my clients have the best vacation experience possible!
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4 of 13 people found this review helpful

Nice break from the winter weather!

Reviewed By Judy & Mike - Fort Pierre, SD | Traveled to Hawaii Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
Faye did a great job in lining up all of our travel plans, hotel and car rental. We both commented a couple of times as we were boarding the next flight that we needed to thank Faye Paulsen for looking after the details that made our trip that much more enjoyable! We especially appreciated that she booked our seats in an area where we just had two seats together rather than one of having to be squeezed into a middle of three seats. Big deal when on a 6 hour flight! :) Thank you Faye for looking after the details for us!! We look forward to booking our next trip with you!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Faye Paulsen responded:
Sometimes it's the little things that matter the most! Thank you for the kind words and I look forward to helping you with your next fun getaway!
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4 of 13 people found this review helpful

Great fun in sun trip!!!!

Reviewed By Love vacations! - Pierre, SD | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Faye was great to work with on each stage of planning our trip. She gave us various quotes for different resorts and different times. She was always patient with my various requests for additional resorts or date information. This is the 3rd time Faye has assisted us with scheduling a trip and we will continue to use her in the future. Thanks Faye!!!!!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Faye Paulsen responded:
Thank you for booking your 'fun in the sun vacation to Jamaica' I look forward to helping you with your trip #4 !!
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33 of 73 people found this review helpful

Best trip ever

Reviewed By Kenzy - Pierre, SD | Traveled to Paradise Island ~ Bahamas ~ Caribbean
Very knowledgable, easy to work with helped us have the perfect vacation.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Faye Paulsen responded:
Thank you! I enjoyed working with you and look forward to helping you plan another fun vacation!
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33 of 73 people found this review helpful

Most relaxing trip I've ever taken.

Reviewed By DJ - Pierre SD | Traveled to Bahamas ~ Caribbean
The experience was great, making our trip relaxing and a great vacation.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Faye Paulsen responded:
A vacation success! Thank you for booking your vacation with Travel Leaders!
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6 of 21 people found this review helpful

Great time

Reviewed By Bryce - Oacoma SD | Traveled to Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
She was great! Was on the ball with everything! I had a great vacation.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Faye Paulsen responded:
Alwyas happy to hear, when our clients enjoy their vacation!!
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28 of 65 people found this review helpful

Girls Trip 2016

Reviewed By Joni - Pierre, SD | Traveled to Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
I have had a relationship with Faye with work and pleasure travel. She always is very knowledgeable and always works to get us plenty of options and works with our budget.
She has booked flights and vacations but has also made hotel reservations on
road trips for us.
I trust her judgment and expertise.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Faye Paulsen responded:
Thank you Joni for taking time to complete the review. I do appreciate your business- for both work and leisure and look forward to helping you plan your next fun girls getaway!
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29 of 67 people found this review helpful

Our amazing Honeymoon

Reviewed By Jessica - Laramie, Wy | Traveled to Montego Bay ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
We worked with Faye for our honeymoon in December. We had started working with a different travel agency but was not please at all. Working with Faye was an extremely easy process. She was always quick to respond to emails and provided a ton of different options for places to go all with quotes of the cost. That gave us the chance to look into each resort. We will be using Faye again for our next trip! We can't thank her enough!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Faye Paulsen responded:
Thank you! I look forward to helping you plan your next fun in the sun getaway!
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31 of 73 people found this review helpful

This trip was fantastic

Reviewed By AW - Fort pierre | Traveled to Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
Faye was great to work with! She went above and beyond to make sure everything went smoothly for our travels! She called and requested ahead of time that our room be located near our family we were meeting there and it was perfect!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Faye Paulsen responded:
I am always more than happy to do whatever I can, to make your vacation as memorable as possible! So glad you enjoyed your family vacation and look forward to helping you plan your next getaway!
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22 of 56 people found this review helpful

What a great trip!!!

Reviewed By Daniel - Terre Haute, IN | Traveled to Honolulu, Oahu ~ Hawaii ~ USA
Faye is an excellent travel agent to work with! My wife and I were not the easiest of travelers to work with - we had some changes that we needed to make, and we had a lot of questions, but Faye was more than happy help every step of the way and quickly answered all of our questions. She was a pleasure to work with!
And the trip that she put together for our group was WONDERFUL! The accommodations were perfect and she worked well within our budget. We had such a terrific trip from start to finish.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Faye Paulsen responded:
I really enjoyed working with you and the rest of your group! I am sure it was a once in a lifetime trip and I was happy to be a small part of it. I look forward to helping you and your friends on your next adventure!
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