Kim Johnston

Tacoma, Washington Travel Agent
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CERTIFICATES & AWARDS Agent of the Year, 2013, Luxury Leisure Travel Specialist

Kim Johnston

Tacoma, Washington Travel Agent

European and Africa Travel Specialist

Beautiful Puglia Italy!
Beautiful Puglia Italy!

Having been in the travel business for over 30 years, I still love my job selling travel.  Of course, along with selling travel is the opportunity to travel, which is why most of us got into this business.   I've traveled extensively across the world, with Europe and Africa being my favorites.

I enjoy making people's travel dreams come true.  There is nothing you can buy in life that is more fulfilling than travel.  The memories of places visited and enjoyed stay with you for a lifetime.

I love travelling and sharing my insights.  Having traveled to Europe and Africa dozens of times over the past 20 years makes me especially well-suited to help you plan your next adventure abroad.  I would love to assist in making your European river cruise or African Safari a flawless escape. I will help you craft a dream itinerary.

When you choose to go to a knowledgeable travel agent, you'll get someone that, many times, has experienced the destination personally and has intimate knowledge and tips to make your trip more enjoyable.  We pride ourselves in our professional contacts around the world to make your journey better.  

I'm proud to say that I won the National Travel Leaders "Agent of the Year" for 2013, the only vacation agent to do so.

I work with groups as well as individuals, with many honeymoon couples, retired couples, singles, family reunions, adventure seekers, relaxation seekers and luxury travelers.

I'd love to work with you, and make your next vacation a trip of a lifetime.

My Travel Experiences

England 2018
Japan 2018

My Reviews

Several Great Journeys Year after Year

Reviewed By none - Tacoma, WA | Traveled to France ~ Europe
I have worked with Kim for several years now on several trips. She has been truly outstanding helping my figure out the best organization and scheduling for my trip, the best transportation, the best locations and on and on. I always come in to her office with a basic trip plan which subsequently gets revised and detailed with her help and great ideas to be so much more than I had imagined on my own. I especially enjoy and depend on her helpful ideas because I travel alone. Every trip I have taken, I have left home confident in all the arrangements for travel with no anxiety and every trip has worked out perfectly because of her careful planning . I am grateful for her excellent planning and suggestions.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Reviewed By x - Tacoma | Traveled to Chicago ~ Illinois ~ USA
Quick, friendly, and knows helpful tricks and shortcuts. We have mobility issues and she finds drivers who make trips possible & pleasant.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Kim is the best!

Reviewed By Lisa - Tacoma, WA | Traveled to Japan ~ East and Southeast Asia
We are always able to rely on Kim’s expertise and recommendations. She goes above and beyond to ensure your trip is everything you hope it will be. She has a keen attention to detail, and our trips have always been flawlesss.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Engagement trip

Reviewed By Jake - Tacoma, WA | Traveled to Iceland ~ Europe
Kim is always quick and easy to work with. She is so knowledgeable it's easy to get right to what I'm looking for. She found us the right options at the best prices. Not only was our flight to Iceland cheaper than it would have been to fly to New York, but we had prepaid hotels and rental cars at great prices so we could focus on the rest of the trip instead of having to budget while we were there. We requested a self-guided trip, so she made sure to plot our hotel stays in the best locations, and our itinerary thrived as a result. I proposed to my girlfriend on the trip and she said yes...coincidence?!?
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Return customers

Reviewed By Liz - Seattle, WA | Traveled to Cabo San Lucas ~ Baja California Sur ~ Mexico
We enjoy working with Kim. I always have 5,000 questions and she’s always prompt, patient, honest and understanding with us. We’ve worked with her on three trips, including our honeymoon in 2013.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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10 of 21 people found this review helpful

A Memorable Journey

Reviewed By Rob C - Mill Creek, WA | Traveled to Europe
Kim is very knowledgeable and responds promptly to any questions or requests for information.

Every arrangement she made for us, transportation, hotels and tours were top notch and completely reliable. We were never concerned about any aspect of our trip and had no problems with any of the arrangements Kim made for us.

She is very efficient and well-informed. A real pro.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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1 of 4 people found this review helpful

Working w/New Agent

Reviewed By Charlene - Olympia Wa | Traveled to Pacific Ocean ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
Available to help in any way she can
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2 of 6 people found this review helpful

Memorable family trip

Reviewed By Stephen - GIG HARBOR | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Kim helped us with a great trip to Italy. She is a good listener and she planned our family trip to Italy exactly the way we wanted it. She is very knowledgeable and experienced. Thank you Kim!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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3 of 8 people found this review helpful

First Europe family vacation

Reviewed By GwynnE - Lakewood, Wa | Traveled to Europe
Working with Kim was amazing and stress free. She took the info I provided her about our family and quickly produced an itenerary that was detailed and full of amazing experiences. It would have taken me many hours to get even close to the trip she arranged for us. Thanks Kim for the memorable trip! You will be the person we call for our next trip!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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3 of 8 people found this review helpful

Awesome trip

Reviewed By 30th birthday - Tacoma, WA | Traveled to Bahamas ~ Caribbean
Kim help me plan a surprise trip for my mom a few years ago and she did such a great job so I came back to her to help again. Kim was on top of everything. She always answered all of my questions and even gave me advice and some ideas. I even referred a friend to Kim.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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4 of 11 people found this review helpful

Family vacation

Reviewed By Flaca - Spanaway, WA | Traveled to Cuba ~ Caribbean
Very pleasant, helpful and knowledgeable
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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6 of 15 people found this review helpful

Any Trip Is My Best Trip

Reviewed By Vivi - Gig Harbor, WA | Traveled to Australia & New Zealand
Kim is patient and listens to what we want to do on our travels. She has been to many of the places we have traveled and if not she has others who have advised her on activities and places to stay.

We have always had great hotels in the cities we have visited. We have never had a travel issue that Kim could not solve in minutes.

Kim has great recommendations for those who don't know where to go but want to go somewhere.

Kim gets back to us immediately if we have a question or problem. I know she has a lot of others clients but we always feel like she is our personal travel advisor.

I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Memories made in Germany!

Reviewed By Melinda - Brentwood, TN | Traveled to Germany ~ Europe
Kim was informative and easy to work with from day one. She always was quick to respond during our planning and during our trip.

Kim helped me plan my family's recent holiday vacation to Germany for Christmas 2017. When I first contacted Kim with a tentative plan, Kim helped with some advice and decisions on sites to see and towns to visit. She arranged excellent hotels, transfer services to/from airports, guided tours, train tickets and a rental car for a portion of the trip.

Her price was very reasonable.
I would recommend Kim for future trips!
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3 of 10 people found this review helpful

Always a Pleasure

Reviewed By Gary - Tacoma WA | Traveled to Key West ~ Florida ~ USA
Kim does a great job. She always finds the best connections and ground transportation. Her choice of resorts has been perfect.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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2 of 8 people found this review helpful

Best trip ever! Rome with 10 day mediterranean cr

Reviewed By DOUG - Tempe | Traveled to Mediterranean ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
Can't thank Kim enough for the European vacation she planned for us! It was perfect
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Can't wait to travel using Kim's expertise!

Reviewed By Gabriel - Bellevue, WA | Traveled to Germany ~ Europe
Kim was a delight to work with! It was extremely helpful and insightful that she had been to the places I was heading to! Can't wait to work with her again!

Gabriel DeSantino
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8 of 20 people found this review helpful

Dream Trip Made A Reality

Reviewed By Sooji - Tacoma, WA | Traveled to Costa Rica ~ Central America
I was referred to Travel Leaders by a friend & found Kim Johnston. She made the whole process so easy & amazing. I told her where & what I had in mind & she booked it perfectly! Prior to the trip we met with her & she answered all of our questions & addresses any concern we had. The entire trip went so smooth & I felt that she had prepared us so well that there weren't any surprises or issues. I would highly recommend Kim & Travel Leaders for all of your travel needs.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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17 of 38 people found this review helpful

Awesome New Zealand Adventure

Reviewed By Andrew - Gig Harbor, WA | Traveled to New Zealand ~ Australia & New Zealand
Kim was proactive and organized. She did a great job fitting in what we were hoping to do. When there was a ticket snafu at the airport she jumped right on it and helped us figure it out. She did a great job overall.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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6 of 17 people found this review helpful

Easy trip

Reviewed By IvanSarah - Sequim, Washington | Traveled to Nepal ~ Central Asia
Goes out of her way to accommodate our desires. She is quick and efficient. She is in frequent contact to get all the details right and completed timely.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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8 of 22 people found this review helpful

Perfectly Executed Vacation Designed by Kim

Reviewed By M.McEntyre - Tacoma, Washington | Traveled to Europe
Kim organized an amazing European Honeymoon for my husband and I last fall. She was able to combine the adventurous and cultural experiences my husband wanted with the relaxing and luxurious aspects I desired; it was perfect for both of us! I highly recommend her to anyone wanting a faultlessly designed vacation that will run seamlessly from beginning to end!
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14 of 34 people found this review helpful

New Zealand Awesome!

Reviewed By Kiwi! - Tacoma, WA | Traveled to New Zealand ~ Australia & New Zealand
Excellent!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Kim Johnston responded:
Thank you Grant and Andrew. So glad you had a wonderful father/son trip.
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