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Kim Johnston

Tacoma, Washington Travel Agent
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Kim Johnston

Tacoma, Washington Travel Agent
A Full-Service Travel Leaders Associate Agency
Years of Experience: 25+
29 Reviews | 100% Recommended
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Luxury Travel Expert

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Having a mother from the UK, I have been traveling back and forth to Europe my entire life.  My early travels lead me to want to work in the travel industry and craft itineraries not only to destinations that I love to return to, but to also discover new places that I had only dreamed of.

I’ve been so fortunate to travel on many luxury cruises, including river cruises throughout Europe.  Also to be hosted by tour companies and associations to visit their destinations and to bring back the information to share with my clients. 

I pride myself on my professional contacts around the world to make your journey a better one. I have been hosted to attend the pre eminent travel event, ILTM in Cannes France, 3 times.  This is a travel show to connect with worldwide hoteliers and travel companies that excel in luxury offerings. 

I’ve learned that the best trips include comfortable airline cabins, private transportation, hotels that connect you to the location, and personalized experiences, while enjoying local cuisine and drink in your long dreamt of destination.

I would love to work with you to create an extraordinary trip of a lifetime.  Whether your dream is to go on a safari in Africa, cruise the beautiful rivers of Europe, visit the inspiring destination of Machu Picchu or to travel to the serene country of Japan, I’ve been there, and can help make your journey a memory of a lifetime. 

When I’m not on a luxury vacation, you’ll find me enjoying the beautiful Pacific Northwest with the beautiful Puget Sound in my backyard. 

CERTIFICATES & AWARDS

Certified Luxury Travel Specialist
Travel Leaders Leisure Agent of the Year 2013
Luxury Travel Specialist

My Reviews

Rating: 5 29 Reviews | 100% Recommended

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
29 of 47 people found this review helpful
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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
34 of 57 people found this review helpful
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Our First European Adventure!!

Reviewed By Tiffany - Olympia | Traveled to London ~ England ~ Europe
I found Kim by sheer accident, and what a lucky break. She spent so much time coordinating our trip happily handled all the changes that I kept making and booked the most amazing tours for our vacation. To be honest I didn’t understand a lot of the tours that she had booked, until we arrived and the tour group so she booked us with treated as well , and I feel one above and beyond . This was my first European adventure and I’m so grateful she was part of it.I highly recommend her!!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
17 of 26 people found this review helpful
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The best of Italy!

Reviewed By Lori - Milton, WA | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Kim is great!! Our group of 11 traveled to Italy from different cities and she coordinated everything perfectly. She planned the perfect trip from beginning to end. Kim is full of knowledge and gave us so many tips about each destination we visited! I will never use anyone else to plan my vacations, she is a gem!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
22 of 36 people found this review helpful
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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
25 of 42 people found this review helpful
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several river cruises and ocean cruises

Reviewed By Roger Chamusco - Lacey, WA | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Kim is a dear friend and the best travel agent we've ever had!
She is very knowledgeable and trustworthy.
I greatly appreciate not having to worry about our travel details because Kim has always made things very easy for us!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
30 of 53 people found this review helpful
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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
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
27 of 47 people found this review helpful
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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
30 of 53 people found this review helpful
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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
25 of 44 people found this review helpful
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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
39 of 72 people found this review helpful
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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
31 of 57 people found this review helpful
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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
34 of 63 people found this review helpful
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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
32 of 59 people found this review helpful
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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
32 of 59 people found this review helpful
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The trip was fabulous.

Reviewed By Sue - Prescott ,Arizona | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Very efficient, knowledgeable and prompt communication
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
23 of 42 people found this review helpful
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Amazing.

Reviewed By Doug - Vancouver | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Kim was so easy to work with, and very informative before we left.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
22 of 41 people found this review helpful
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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
44 of 85 people found this review helpful
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A Polish Wedding and a week in Prague

Reviewed By Chris - Tacoma, WA | Traveled to Europe
Very competent, pleasant and professional. Kim made arrangements for a complicated journey to and within Europe. All went well. Enjoyed hotel and its location in Prague.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
21 of 41 people found this review helpful
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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
22 of 43 people found this review helpful
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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
33 of 65 people found this review helpful
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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.
37 of 74 people found this review helpful
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Interesting & Fun Trip - Spain and London

Reviewed By Kathy - Olympia | Traveled to Spain ~ Europe
Kim Johnston's assistance with our trip to Spain and London was great. Kim helped us plan our trip and arranged the flights, accommodations, tours and private transfers to/from airports. The packet of information she provided, along with all necessary vouchers, was complete and received in a timely manner.

All guides and private transport personnel were on time and very professional. Kim suggested and arranged some tours that really enriched our travel experience. We especially enjoyed the tours Kim arranged with Tours By Locals and Amigo Tours. The accommodations were very good - centrally located, convenient to transportation, clean and had everything we needed.

Our trip to Spain and London was hassle-free due to using a travel agent who is diligent, professional, and gets it right the first time. We would recommend Kim Johnston to anyone.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
11 of 23 people found this review helpful
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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!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
32 of 65 people found this review helpful
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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
31 of 63 people found this review helpful
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Great trip!

Reviewed By Elaine - PUYALLUP | Traveled to Peru ~ South America
Kim was easy to work with, even though our trip included many variations of add-ons and excursions. The locations and hotels were top notch. I was pleased, after several trips to Peru, to finally make it to Lake Titicaca. Awesome experience!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
17 of 36 people found this review helpful
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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
20 of 43 people found this review helpful
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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
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
34 of 72 people found this review helpful
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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
29 of 62 people found this review helpful
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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!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
33 of 73 people found this review helpful
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