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Melissa Gutting

River Falls, Wisconsin Travel Agent
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Melissa Gutting

River Falls, Wisconsin Travel Agent

Hand in Hand at the Edge of the Sand

Anniversary trip to Sandals Negril
Anniversary trip to Sandals Negril

Honeymoons, Romance & Destination Weddings This is the trip you've been dreaming of. Don't guess at this one. Let me help! There are so many factors that go into deciding on the perfect elements of your trip. Perhaps it's setting up that romantic candlelight dinner on the beach, or maybe it's snorkeling hand in hand for the first time together? Let's work together and make this happen. What's your idea of romance?

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A destination wedding is an attractive alternate to the traditional wedding, but destination weddings do still require considerable planning and research. When you work with an experienced Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Travel Specialist, like myself, you can rest easy.
Here are some great pieces of advice that I have found helpful ... Read more from my Avoiding Destination Wedding Disasters! story.

Adventures in Ocho Rios

This is our third trip to Jamaica. We just love it here! The first two times, we stayed in Negril, and enjoy the beaches and sunsets on that side of the island. Ocho Rios is an entirely different atmosphere than Negril. The focus is more on the excursions and activities in ... Read more from my Adventures in Ocho Rios story.

Anniversary Fun in San Francisco!

My clients just returned from a wonderful, romantic trip to San Francisco, California. They stayed at the Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf, and loved the location of the hotel. Taking many excursions including Alcatraz, Muir Woods, Sausalito, Sonoma and Ghirardelli Square just to name a few. San Francisco is one of the most atmospheric ... Read more from my Anniversary Fun in San Francisco! story.

Bigger is Better at Moon Palace Cancun

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Client visits San Francisco

I had clients that recently visited San Francisco for a couple nights, and had a wonderful time!! They stayed at Pier 2620 for a couple nights, and then moved over to the Hyatt Regency. Great hotels, loved the city!!! They took the Amtrak out of San Francisco, and were able ... Read more from my Client visits San Francisco story.

My Reviews

41 of 73 people found this review helpful

A trip of a lifetime!

Reviewed By Blessed - La Crosse, WI | Traveled to Mediterranean Sea ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
Melissa is very professional, personable, resourceful and thorough. We couldn't ask for a better travel agent.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thank you so much! I appreciate it, and it was great working with all of you guys, you have such a nice group!!!
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18 of 28 people found this review helpful

Saved us money!

Reviewed By Nancy - Hudson, WI | Traveled to Taiwan ~ East and Southeast Asia
When I could reach her, she was wonderful to work with. Just stretched a little thin with all her new duties.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thanks!!! It was fun helping you plan your intricate trip to Asia. What a fantastic itinerary we put together w/the multiple countries visiting & flights, seats, hotels etc. We had a lot of back and forth & unfortunately you needed to cancel your trip last minute, so glad I was able to help you submit the claim to the insurance co & that we met to go over all of the details. I'm sorry that you felt I was stretched too thin, I did try and respond in a timely manner to all emails and calls.
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24 of 40 people found this review helpful

My Second Home

Reviewed By Sheri - Prescott, WI | Traveled to Cozumel ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
I have worked with Melissa on my trips to Cozumel.

She has always helped me get the dates and hotel that I want to stay at for my trip to Cozumel during Carnival. She gives me advice every year about when to book my trip to get the best price.

She provides great customer service to her clients. I can always depend on her to answer any questions about my trip. She has sent me emails and information on Cozumel so I can get prepared for my trip in advance.

I know that my trip will be perfect. She sends an email to me when I get home to find out about my vacation experience.

My hotel this year gave us a fruit basket and bottle of wine with a card that read "Welcome Home."

Melissa has helped us every year to travel to our second home.



I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
I love sending you guys to your second home!!! Can't wait to help you plan the next one!!!
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32 of 57 people found this review helpful

Wonderful experience

Reviewed By Julie - River Falls, Wisconsin | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Very efficient!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thanks Julie!!! Always a pleasure working with you!!!!
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38 of 70 people found this review helpful

Was the best trip ever!

Reviewed By Terry - Yorktown, Va | Traveled to Mexico
Melissa got our whole family to Mexico for a wedding. That was no mean feat, as we live all over the country! Was magical!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thank you!! Was great working with you and all of your family!!!!
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49 of 92 people found this review helpful

We always have the best trip

Reviewed By Jodie - Ellsworth Wi | Traveled to Mazatlan ~ Sinaloa ~ Mexico
Melissa has been my travel agent for years, I wouldn't think of using someone else, we had a emergency at home while in Mexico and she got us home asap , she treats us like family, there is no one better!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thank you!!! And thank you for all the referrals over the years, you are like family to me as well. YAY!
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43 of 81 people found this review helpful

Once more

Reviewed By Jimmie - River Falls, WI | Traveled to Vietnam ~ East and Southeast Asia
Melissa is a friendly pleasure to consult about travel abroad and make plans that are easily understood and she provides orientation about these plans that checks on the smallest questions about visa needs or other official needs.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thank you!! And thank YOU for keeping me on my toes, I learn so much from you and your adventures as well!!!
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7 of 10 people found this review helpful

Fall Colors New England and Canada

Reviewed By Peggy and Bob - River Falls, Wisconsin | Traveled to Bar Harbor ~ Maine ~ USA
Melissa is a knowledgeable agent! She listened carefully to our needs and helped us plan THE best cruise to New England/ Canada for fall colors. We have worked with Melissa for many years because she is such a friendly, positive person. We have been so happy and grateful for her help .
Melissa Gutting responded:
Aww! Thank you!! So happy to help and glad you had a wonderful trip!
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10 of 16 people found this review helpful

Melissa is amazing!!

Reviewed By Dee Dee - Ellsworth, WI | Traveled to Fort Myers ~ Florida ~ USA
I don't travel a lot and Melissa knows that! She made booking our flight easy and painless! Also checked into rates for a rental car and to see if we could get a better rate on our room. 5 stars plus!!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Awww thank you!!! It was a pleasure working with you too!!!!!
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36 of 68 people found this review helpful

60th birthday

Reviewed By phillys - wisconsin | Traveled to Africa
Always "goes the extra mile". Has an amazing ability to find great deals. Pleasant and professional
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thanks! Always love helping you guys plan your next great adventure!!!
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44 of 84 people found this review helpful

First time using a travel agent!!!

Reviewed By NehringA - Saint Paul, Minnesota | Traveled to Hawaii ~ USA
"I have never worked with a travel agent before and working with Melissa has been more than a pleasant surprise. I didn't realize what an amazing service she would provide. We have booked two trips with her, thus far, and will continue to work with her in the future. I also refer her to anyone I know who is planning a trip. I originally worked with Melissa to arrange airfare only and soon became aware what an invaluable resource she is. From arranging hotels, to land transportation, excursions and adventures; she focuses on what will best serve our needs. She asks the questions to find out what we are really looking for in our vacation and helps us plan accordingly. She also has great ideas for things that would not necessarily be on our radar, but worth considering. Best part, she NEVER pushes, only makes great suggestions. Her tips and insights greatly improved our travel experience. Whenever I see an email from her, I get excited to see what new information she might have!!!"
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thank you so much! I'm so glad that your experience with me as your agent was a good one!! YAY! Can't wait for your next trip!!!!
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12 of 21 people found this review helpful

Bucket list trip..NCAA

Reviewed By Kathy - Minneapolis, MN | Traveled to Las Vegas ~ Nevada ~ USA
Effortless vacation working will Melissa
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thank you!!! It's always a pleasure working with you! Can't wait to help you on your next adventure!!!
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15 of 27 people found this review helpful

Amazing Time!

Reviewed By Bitten by the Travel Bug - Bonduel | Traveled to Negril ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Melissa was great: always willing to help with any questions we had!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thank you!!! So glad you had a nice trip and hope to help you on your next one!!!
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9 of 15 people found this review helpful

Hawaii Trip

Reviewed By Sonny - River Falls, WI | Traveled to Hawaii Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
Melissa got us good prices . Nice place that she booked us. Very happy with the whole trip
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Great working with you guys again!!! Happy you had a great Australia trip!!!
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11 of 19 people found this review helpful

Wonderful trip!

Reviewed By Kourtney - Hudson, WI | Traveled to Myrtle Beach ~ South Carolina ~ USA
Melissa set up a WONDERFUL trip for our group. Everything went so well and was very well planned. Thank you, Melissa!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Aww! Thanks!!! Love working with you and your dance group!!!! So glad everything went so well!
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36 of 69 people found this review helpful

Great family trip

Reviewed By Sharon Hurajt - Spring valley WI | Traveled to Mexico
She's down to earth as well as experienced with her job and travels. No question is stupid to her and she gives valuable tips for traveling and why to choose certain trip options!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thanks Sharon!!! Loved working with you on your family trip! I look forward to working with you again!
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9 of 16 people found this review helpful

A fun and enjoyable trip.

Reviewed By Susan - Wisconsin | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Melissa has always been excellent in helping us plan out our many trips. She is an expert on the travel business and we trust her decisions.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thank you!!! Great working with you for your family trip to Florida! So glad you had a wonderful time!!! Can't wait to help you with your future trips too!
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4 of 7 people found this review helpful

Amazing NYC trip

Reviewed By Jules - St. Paul | Traveled to New York (Kennedy) ~ New York ~ USA
Melissa and her crew are amazing. We were right where we needed to be to do all of the things we wanted to.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thanks!!! Glad you had a wonderful trip! Can't wait for the next adventure!!!
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8 of 15 people found this review helpful

Cozumel

Reviewed By Sheri - Prescott | Traveled to Cozumel ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Melissa helps me with planning my trip to Cozumel every year. She helps me decide when to book my trip to Cozumel so I can get the dates and hotel that I want at a great price.

If I need an answer to a question, she will be there to give me the answers. She sends me information about activities on the island so I can make a plan on what to see on my vacation to Cozumel.

I know that I will have a great trip booking with Melissa.

Cozumel is my second home.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thank you for the great feedback, Cozumel is absolutely your second home and I love helping you plan trips back there every year!!!!
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10 of 19 people found this review helpful

Family Vacation

Reviewed By Jaime - Wi | Traveled to Florida ~ USA
We have always planned our own trips to Disneyworld, but will now always go through Melissa. She makes it so calm and easy! Very good and would highly recommend her to anybody!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
So happy that I can help make things just a little easier for you all! It's been so fun working with you guys!!! Can't wait to hear when the next magical trip will happen!!!!
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9 of 17 people found this review helpful

Amazing Kauai

Reviewed By Carrie - River Falls | Traveled to Kauai Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
Thorough

Thougtfu
Insightful
Helpful
Knows her stuff!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thank you!!!! Loved working with you and hope to help you on your next big adventure!!!!
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15 of 29 people found this review helpful

Perfect Planning

Reviewed By Maria - Hager City, WI | Traveled to San Diego ~ California ~ USA
Melissa was friendly, professional, helpful, and prompt.
Everything on our vacation came off without a hitch!
We would definitely recommend Melissa and Travel Leaders to our family/friends for their vacation plans.

I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
THANKS! It was fun working with you guys too!!!
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48 of 95 people found this review helpful

Best Travel Agent

Reviewed By DW - Woodbury, MN | Traveled to Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
Melissa has planned many trips for us, my friends, and family members. I have recommended her to many people. She is outstanding at what she does! She always takes the time needed to help us select the perfect destination location and resorts. She has worked with us so much, that she knows exactly what we like and don't like and has never steered us wrong! I have worked with other agents before, and have never had the attention to detail like I do with Melissa. She is a joy to work with.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Always a pleasure working with you and your family!! Thank you and looking forward to your next big adventure!!!
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12 of 24 people found this review helpful

Wonderful!! Relaxing!!

Reviewed By Happy Traveler!! - River Falls, WI | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Excellent. I have planned several trips over the years with her and keep going back to her. She is knowledgeable, patient & friendly!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thank you!!! It's always a pleasure working with you! Can't wait to help you on your next adventure!!!
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10 of 20 people found this review helpful

This was a great time.

Reviewed By Disney, Discovery Cove, and Busch Gardens - Arkansaw, wi | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Melissa has always been very helpful and easy to work with. Gets us to the places we want with insider tips! She makes it so easy.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thank you!!! Always fun working with you and your family!! Hope you enjoyed all things Orlando!
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7 of 14 people found this review helpful

Once in a lifetime trip!!

Reviewed By Stetzers - Chanhassen, MN | Traveled to Florida ~ USA
Melissa was incredible! She helped with every single detail of our planning, and even found ways to save us money! She is extremely friendly and her level of service was beyond expectations!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thank you!!! So much fun working with you!!! I can't wait to help you with your next trip!
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8 of 16 people found this review helpful

Wonderful fun memories were made! Thank you!

Reviewed By Lucy and Pat C - River Falls, WI | Traveled to New York City ~ New York ~ USA
Working with Melissa was great. She made wonderful arrangements to experience NYC..including a fantastic hotel and site seeing. For a pair of novices in the Big Apple the trip went very smoothly as well as having a great time!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thanks! So glad you had a wonderful trip!!! Can't wait to help you plan the next one!!!
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12 of 24 people found this review helpful

It was for a 60th birthday...we had fun

Reviewed By Laura - Anoka, MN | Traveled to Las Vegas ~ Nevada ~ USA
She was very helpful with everything!
I would NOT stay at the Flamingo again though....the rooms were disgusting. They website pictures do not represent what the rooms are like. We did end up talking to the manager and presented all the things wrong. He even credited the resort fees back to us because of what happened.
Being Las Vegas you don't stay in the rooms a lot and that was probably a blessing.....
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
So sorry to hear that the Flaminto was disgusting!!! That is great to know and excellent feedback!!! Glad you had a fun birthday trip!!!!!
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36 of 72 people found this review helpful

family fun

Reviewed By mimi - River Falls WI | Traveled to St. Lucia ~ Caribbean
Melissa has been very helpful in helping us plan our trips.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thanks!!!! It's fun working wih you guys!!!!
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41 of 82 people found this review helpful

Melissa was a rockstar!

Reviewed By Tara - Hudson wi | Traveled to Negril ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Melissa was friendly, flexible and reliable! She did a great job helping us find a destination and work out booking and event scheduling from there. She was awesome to work with her - and everything she promised was fulfilled!!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thank you!!!!! So glad you had a great trip! Can't wait to help you with the next one!
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8 of 17 people found this review helpful

The best travel agent EVER!!!

Reviewed By Tessy - AMERY. WI | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Melissa was great yo work with!!! She planned everything exactly as we asked, down to the minor detail.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Awww thank you so much! I love working with you guys and enjoy living out the Disney dream with you and your family!!!! Thanks!
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8 of 17 people found this review helpful

Another awesome trip to Negril

Reviewed By Jamaica Joleen - River Falls, WI | Traveled to Negril ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Melissa is a great travel agent.
She is knowledgeable and responsive.
She takes the time to monitor my vacation packages and regularly "rebook" it at a better rate. This happens all the time!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thank you!!! I love helping you plan trips back to your 'Home away from Home'. Welcome back!
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11 of 23 people found this review helpful

Best trip ever

Reviewed By MIMI - Crystal, MN | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Excellent, very understanding of what you want out of your vacation, such as not planning to much to do, but keeping in mind your expectations. Very knowledgeable of the subject ours was a trip to Disneyworld. Kept us updated with any changes and all the appropriate papers arrived in plenty of time for the trip. She always plans out trips and we will never change travel agents.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thank you so much!!! I love working with you too!!!! Hope you had a magical trip, and many more to come!
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38 of 77 people found this review helpful

Second to none!

Reviewed By larayolson - Ellsworth, WI | Traveled to Mexico
Melissa's attention to detail and care for her clients is second to none. Professionalism + charismatic personality = spectacular travel agent. I wouldn't trade her fir anything. Thank you for all your wonderful advice and amazing customer service through the years!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thanks so much!!! It's been great working with you too!!!!
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40 of 81 people found this review helpful

Best Girls Trip Ever

Reviewed By Kim - River Falls, WI | Traveled to Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
Melissa was GREAT! She did a great job helping us plan our girls trip to Punta Cana! She set everything up for us (air, hotel transfer, hotel) which made our trip unforgettable.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thank you!! So glad you had a fun girls trip, can't wait to help you guys again!!!
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8 of 18 people found this review helpful

Great trip

Reviewed By Jodie - Ellsworth | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
She is fantastic, very helpful in every way. Really goes out of her way to make sure we have every thing we need or want.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Awww thank you!!! Love working with you and your family every year, and thank you for all the great referrals!!!!!
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6 of 14 people found this review helpful

Best Experience with a Travel Agent

Reviewed By VICKI - SHOREVIEW | Traveled to Oahu Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
Melissa was recommended to me by a coworker and suggested I contact her for a Hawaii trip that was on special for the day; it was definitely an impromptu move on my part!
Melissa looked for different flight options for me and found something that would work for the airline special and my work schedule.
She kept in touch from me until I left by either replying to my added questions or forwarding me information about where I was going, travel and packing tips, and general "Have Fun" emails.
I would definitely recommend Melissa to others.
My trips are usually close enough to drive, or book my airlines myself. I have not traveled by Airlines for pleasure in sometime, and certainly not on such a whim. My experience with Melissa will make me reconsider calling her for travel plans in the future.
Thank you, Melissa!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thank you!! Happy to help and so glad you had a wonderful trip!! Can't wait to help you with your next big adventure!!!
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8 of 18 people found this review helpful

Celebration Vacation

Reviewed By Haller - Ham Lake, MN | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Melissa went above and beyond what was expected. She provided me with multiple options and prices to help plan our vacation and everything turned out perfectly. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to plan a vacation!
Thanks Melissa!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thank you!!!! So glad everything went well for you and your family, I can't wait to help you plan out the next big adventure!!!!!
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9 of 20 people found this review helpful

Spain

Reviewed By Trip abroad - Rive Falls, WI | Traveled to Spain ~ Europe
Melissa helped primarily with airfare and ground transportation for a trip abroad. We chose to find hotel accommodations on our own even though she offered to help with this task. She also gave some help on small, but important, events including getting tickets for a museum and a dance performance. All was successful. She was a great agent.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thank you!!! Happy to help!
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12 of 26 people found this review helpful

Loved our Honeymoon!!

Reviewed By Hope - Ramsey, MN | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Our experience working with Melissa was wonderful!!!!!!! She was so great!!!! She was so knowledgeable and helpful with all aspects of our trip. She would go out of her way to make you feel comfortable with all the details of planning. She had great recommendations and was such a pleasure to work with. We would definitely work with her again in the future.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thank you so much and happy honeymoon to you both!!!! Loved working with you guys and can't wait to see where you will go next!!!
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40 of 82 people found this review helpful

Best family trip ever.

Reviewed By "Z" - River Falls, WI | Traveled to Disney Cruise on the Fantacy ship.
Melissa was excellent to work with, she was very knowledgeable. She went above and beyond to ensure we had a fabulous family vacation. She gave us many tips that we would otherwise not been aware of. We highly recommend her as a travel agent and plan to us her services in the future.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thank you!!! It was a pleasure helping you and your family, what fabulous memories!
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39 of 80 people found this review helpful

Customer of Melissa's since 2005

Reviewed By Susie M - Champlin,MN | Traveled to Mexico
Melissa is wonderful travel agent! We have used her for travel within the US (twice to Disney), Cruises & Mexico! Every time I have worked with Melissa, she has been very creative and flexible with our ever changing travel needs. Whether it is traveling with the kids or looking for a couples retreat. She has great suggestions and knows how to make the most of your budget! I highly recommend Melissa for any and all travel needs.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thank you!!! It's been a blast helping you guys plan your trips! Can't wait to hear about your next one!!!
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43 of 88 people found this review helpful

Don't do it yourself - CALL MELISSA!

Reviewed By KAC - Hilliard, OH | Traveled to Disneyland ~ California ~ USA
Melissa has booked many trips for me and my family - she makes every trip AMAZING!! I am not allowed enough space in this review to tell you exactly how wonderful she is, but I will try. :)

Melissa is the most friendly, knowledgeable, passionate, and caring travel agent. She takes the time to really, truly listen to your needs and turns them into an amazing trip. She also takes the time to travel to as many places she can, so she can make educated recommendations. One place in particular is Disney - everyone must book their Disney trip with Melissa!! She takes care of everything - flights, hotels, transportation, dinner with the characters, princess makeovers and so much more that you wouldn’t even think Disney had. She even arranged for Mickey and Friends to sing happy birthday to my daugher! Melissa takes care of you and makes it her priority for you to have a great time no matter where you are going. I HIGHLY recommend Melissa to everyone I know. Thank you Melissa for being yo
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Awww! Thank you!!! I enjoy helping plan your trips too!!! So much fun!!! Can't wait to hear about your next experience!
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46 of 94 people found this review helpful

An experience of a lifetime!

Reviewed By DanR - River Falls, WI | Traveled to Caribbean
One of the key values that Melissa adds to planning a family vacation is that she has personal experience of having traveled to many places with her own family. Because of this, she often had some very important inside information that I would never be privy to. Her beginning to end knowledge opened the possibilities that enhanced our vacation experience. With this added information, she helped me to select activities and options to offer to the rest of my family to make it a truly individualized vacation for each family member. Members of our family ranged from 8 - 67 years of age and throughout the week long cruise, everyone had choices during the day and evening to do things they enjoyed. Another key element of working with Melissa is her friendly, relaxed, professional personality. This is not just a job for her but a true passion that you can feel when you talk to her. Her responsiveness to all inquiries was awesome.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thank you!!! I had a blast helping plan your trip. Felt like one of the family by the time it was all said and done. Can't wait to help you plan your next big adventure!!!
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11 of 25 people found this review helpful

Disney World 2016

Reviewed By Jeff and Terry - Hudson, Wi | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
Melissa is great. She is friendly and knowledgeable about her job. She worked hard to keep us with in our budget and still got us what we wanted in our vacation. We are already planning our next vacation with her assistance.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thanks!!!! It's fun working with you guys too!!!!!
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12 of 27 people found this review helpful

Cozumel

Reviewed By Jackie - River Falls, WI | Traveled to Cozumel ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
I have always enjoyed working with Melissa. She is a wealth of knowledge and has never steered us in a wrong direction when selecting a travel destination. I can't wait to plan more trips with her!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thank you!!! It's been fun working with you guys too!!!
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41 of 85 people found this review helpful

Family Mexico Trip

Reviewed By Les Geving - Fridley, MN | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Melissa was very helpful and kept me informed through out my planning our vacation. She was always available and ready to answer any questions I had.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thank you!!! So glad you had a fabulous family vacation, can't wait to help you plan the next one!!!
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37 of 77 people found this review helpful

Adventures

Reviewed By Selena - Hudson, WI | Traveled to Barbados ~ Caribbean
Melissa is always letting me know about wonderful resorts, packages and suggesting new places to visit. Without her advice I would have missed out on so many memories! Train in Alaska, The Crane in Barbados, European Excursions and so many more. Thank you!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Oh it's been fun living out your adventures with you!!! Thank you for the kind words, looking forward to helping you plan your next big trip!!!
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9 of 22 people found this review helpful

Memorable Mother/Daughter Trip!!!

Reviewed By Karen L. - River Falls, WI | Traveled to Florida ~ USA
Melissa is so knowledgeable! Every trip she has planned for us has been wonderful and this was no exception. She gave us great ideas on what to do at each park, where to eat, etc. She never lets us down!!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thank you!! It was so fun helping you plan another memorable trip!!!
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7 of 18 people found this review helpful

Awesome going to see Michigan State

Reviewed By Michael - Ellsworth | Traveled to Michigan ~ USA
She was awesome. Probably the best ever.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Awww!!! THANK YOU!!!!
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7 of 18 people found this review helpful

Can't wait to go back

Reviewed By Tdsmedstad - Minneapolis, mn | Traveled to Europe
I am a planner myself so I provided my itinerary to Melissa and she made it happen!
Thank you
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thanks!!! Would love to help you with your next trip too!!!!
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13 of 30 people found this review helpful

Another successful winter get-away!

Reviewed By Deb - Arkansaw, WI | Traveled to Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
Melissa makes planning a trip a breeze. Just tell her where you want to go and she handles every detail! I have recommended her to family and friends and will continue to do so. The only Travel Specialist that I will use!

Thanks, Melissa for another wonderful trip.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thank you!!! It's always a pleasure working with you as well!!!
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38 of 80 people found this review helpful

Melissa is fabulous!

Reviewed By P&D Bode - Hudson, WI | Traveled to Pacific Ocean ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
We love working with Melissa! She is knowledgeable and professional at all times, prompt with responses to our questions, and her upbeat, joyful demeanor makes every trip we've planned with her a real treat.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thank you for your kind words!!!!! It's been fun and exciting helping you guys too!!!!
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10 of 25 people found this review helpful

We did the Panama canal several years ago

Reviewed By Dolphin - River Falls Wi. | Traveled to Caribbean
Melissa did a GREAT job with all of our planning and paperwork. She was always on the ball and had our trip well planed out
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Aww! Thanks!! Always a pleasure to work with you guys!!!
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11 of 27 people found this review helpful

Wonderful trips!

Reviewed By Kandy - Hudson, WI | Traveled to Caribbean
We've always had wonderful trips that Melissa has planned for us. She is very good at organizing all aspects. We plan on having her help us whenever we plan another trip!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thank you!!!! It's been fun working with you too!!!
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6 of 18 people found this review helpful

The Great Family Trip

Reviewed By bk - River Falls, Wi 54022Dis | Traveled to Bahamas ~ Caribbean
Melissa was great!! She was always there to answer questions. She suggested we get together before leaving and she went over everything with us and had a folder with all information in it. We were very comfortable with her and she couldn't have been nicer!!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Aww!! Thank you!!!! So happy that you had a wonderful family trip!!! I loved working with you all!!!
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10 of 26 people found this review helpful

BEST TRIP EVER!!!

Reviewed By Rose - Minneapolis, MN | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
I so enjoy working with Melissa when planning trips. She has such an enthusiasm for her work and gets you so excited about the pending trip. She is very organized and always has wonderful suggestions on just how to make the trip very special

This was our first experience staying at a Deluxe hotel on property at Walt Disney World. Melissa was able to get us booked into a room with an absolutely unbelievable view She also suggested we try the Club Level as she thought we would enjoy the extra service and snacks throughout the day. She was so intuned to our wants and needs it made this trip so very special

Melissa helped with the dining reservations which can be difficult. We were able to get everyone that we wanted.

All the paperwork was received in a timely manner.

I highly recommend working with Melissa Gutting and the team at Travel Leaders
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thank you so so so much!!! I love working with you too!!!! Hope this trip was magical, can't wait to help you plan the next one!!
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11 of 28 people found this review helpful

One fantastic trip!

Reviewed By Very satisfied - Hudson, WI | Traveled to Cabo San Lucas ~ Baja California Sur ~ Mexico
Melissa was very informative and helped thru every step of our vacation. We were very glad that we stopped in the two times we did. She really led us through our itinerary and gave us does and don'ts of traveling in Mexico!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
So glad you had a great trip! Happy to help, and can't wait for your next big adventure!!!
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9 of 24 people found this review helpful

Relaxing honeymoon

Reviewed By Trent - Baldwin,wi | Traveled to Savannah ~ Georgia ~ USA
She did an amazing job! Quick to respond to questions and very friendly
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thanks and happy honeymoon to you guys!!!!
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32 of 70 people found this review helpful

Best agent around!

Reviewed By Sunny Grandma - River Falls, WI | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Working with Melissa over the years has been a joy! She gets to know you personally so she understands what you are looking for on your vacation. She provides you with options & follows up with you afterwards to make sure it was all you expected. She listens to you & helps to make changes if needed.
Melissa has been called upon during some cancellation/lay overs to try to help out on her end while we are standing in line at the airports. All I have to do now is call her & tell her dates & destination and she does the rest! She has never steered me wrong yet:)
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thanks so much! I have enjoyed working with you guys too!!!
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9 of 25 people found this review helpful

We had a good time, plane seats were very small, b

Reviewed By Larry - Ellsworth,wi | Traveled to Reno ~ Nevada ~ USA
She did a great job, got all my docs in order, made the trip easy. thanks
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thank you!!! It's always a pleasure working with you! Can't wait to help you on your next fun trip!!!
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6 of 20 people found this review helpful

Great week of relaxation

Reviewed By Nikki - River Falls wi | Traveled to Hawaii ~ USA
She answered all my crazy questions and gave good tips for our trip.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
It was fun working with you on your trip to Hawaii!!! Can't wait to help you with your next big adventure!!!!
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8 of 24 people found this review helpful

Wonderful trip in a beautiful country!

Reviewed By Roma - River Falls, WI | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Melissa is extremely helpful, patient, and wonderful to work with!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thank you!!! It was great working with you too!!!
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10 of 28 people found this review helpful

Cruise

Reviewed By None - Hudson, WI | Traveled to Bahamas ~ Caribbean
Melissa is very good at her job. She is always helpful, thorough, and easy to work with.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thanks! It's always great working with you guys too!!!
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7 of 22 people found this review helpful

All great

Reviewed By Jodie - Ellsworth Wisconsin | Traveled to Mazatlan ~ Sinaloa ~ Mexico
Melissa has been my travel agent for years I would never go through anyone else she is the best in the business. Anything we need she always finds a way to make it happen. I recommend her to everyone I talk to.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Aww shucks!!! Thank you so much!! And thank you for all the referrals over the years, I so very much appreciate it!
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32 of 72 people found this review helpful

Wonderful Trip as Always

Reviewed By KL - River Falls< WI | Traveled to Riviera Maya ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Melissa is absolutely wonderful!!! Every place she has recommended has been fabulous. I would NEVER even consider booking a vacation without her expertise!!! I cannot say enough wonderful things about her.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Aww! Thank you so much!!! I love helping you guys plan your world adventures!
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36 of 80 people found this review helpful

The BEST TRAVEL AGENT EVER

Reviewed By MiMi - Mpls, MN | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
Melissa has a very enthusiastic personality and is very professional in how she deals with her clients. I book all my trips with her because she has very good idea's for the planning of it. I even book just airplane reservations because I know that they will be done correctly and in a timely manner. If I have had any issues after booking she has been able to trouble shoot for me, and that is important to me. I want to have fun on my vacation and have it as worry free as possible and she helps provide that for me.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thank you!!! Love working with you too!!!!!
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9 of 28 people found this review helpful

1st family vacation

Reviewed By Wood - Ellsworth WI | Traveled to Riviera Maya ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
She was very helpful, easy to work with and she replied to emails promptly.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thanks!!! Looking forward to working with you all again!!!!
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30 of 70 people found this review helpful

Awesome family vacation

Reviewed By Effortless - Spring Lake Park, MN | Traveled to Europe
Melissa listened to what we wanted to see and do and put together a three city/country trip with side excursions, hotels and all the transportation for a family of 8. She supplied relevant information for each country (do's and don'ts) and coordinated family members traveling from different cities. She made the two week vacation entirely painless.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thanks Kathy!! So fun helping you and your family take a trip of a lifetime!!! Please let me know if I can assist with anything else!!
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8 of 27 people found this review helpful

Adult Mexico Get Away!

Reviewed By Secrets of Capri - River Falls WI | Traveled to Riviera Maya ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Melissa is always pleasant and informative. I've worked with Melissa on and off for 10+ years and value her expertise opinion on resorts. I have never booked a Mexico trip without Melissa's assistance and will continue to do so.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
THANKS! Always a pleasure working with you too!!! So glad you had another fabulous trip!
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8 of 27 people found this review helpful

Good trip

Reviewed By Jen - MN | Traveled to Puerto Vallarta ~ Jalisco ~ Mexico
Good
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Great, thank you!!!
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6 of 24 people found this review helpful

All great

Reviewed By Jodie - Ellsworth Wisconsin | Traveled to Mazatlan ~ Sinaloa ~ Mexico
Melissa has been my travel agent for years I would never go through anyone else she is the best in the business. Anything we need she always finds a way to make it happen. I recommend her to everyone I talk to.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
So sweet!!!! THANK YOU!
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12 of 37 people found this review helpful

Celebrity impresses with service and detail

Reviewed By J gutting - River Falls, WI | Traveled to Caribbean Sea ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
I have been working with Melissa Gutting for YEARS. She is quick to respond to all questions. She knows how to find the best deals and multiple times after booking when a provider offers an even better deal than when I initially booked, she is able to rebook it to get the better offer.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thank you!!!! So glad you had a great trip!!!! Can't wait to hear where your bucket list will send you next!
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36 of 85 people found this review helpful

The best family vacation!!!!

Reviewed By Hope - Fridley, MN | Traveled to Mexico ~ Mexico
Melissa is wonderful! She was such a great person to work with. Very understanding and helping us met all the needs for everyone for our trip. She is so knowledgeable and is very willing to tackle any obstacle. I really loved working with her and I would recommended her to anyone. I will definitely use her in the future.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Oh thank you so much! It was so great working with you and your family too!!! Can't wait to help you plan the honeymoon next...... !!!!
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15 of 45 people found this review helpful

Fun weekend getaway!

Reviewed By VLBAK - Maple Grove Minnesota | Traveled to Boston ~ Massachusetts ~ USA
The trip was planned to maximize our 3 days away. Everything from the flight, limousine and hotel to the brewery tour was well planned. Melissa sent us information on Boston and touring suggestions. We even had sunny weather for two of the days!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Congrats again to the big winners!!!! So glad you loved Boston!!! Was fun partnering with BobFM on this trip, and congratulations to you!! See you around this summer!
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11 of 37 people found this review helpful

Stress free family vacation!

Reviewed By Fam5 - Ellsworth, WI | Traveled to Mexico
Melissa was very informative. Responded quickly to questions and made our 1st family vacation to Mexico stress free! Thanks
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thank you!! So glad you had a good time!!!
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34 of 83 people found this review helpful

Disney Diva!!!

Reviewed By Shannon & Sketch - River Falls WI | Traveled to Walt Disney World ~ Florida ~ USA
My husband and I have had the pleasure of working with Melissa on dreaming of Disney Vacations and following through by going to Disney World. She is very well-versed in all things Disney and gives my husband, a former Disney Cast Member, a run for his money on the goings on at the Parks. When we aren't talking Disney, she has discussed other options that appeal to the Scuba/Snorkeling side of our lives. She is fun to work with and it's easy to see she enjoys helping people. We would (and have) highly recommend Melissa Gutting for all of your traveling needs!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Thank you guys!!! You for sure keep me on my 'ears' oh wait, I mean toes on all things Disney. It's an absolute pleasure working with you guys. Thank YOU!
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15 of 50 people found this review helpful

Fun family get away

Reviewed By Kim - WI | Traveled to Florida ~ USA
Melissa was very helpful and had great ideas to make our trip fantastic! She has lots of experience with going to Disney World, the different places to stay and best times to visit the parks.
She also has a lot of experience with the cruise lines. This was the second time she helped us and we would definitely use her again!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Melissa Gutting responded:
Aww!! Thank you!!! It's so fun working with you and your family! Can't wait to help you plan the next big one!
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