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Laurie Johnsrud

Rochester, Minnesota Travel Agent
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Laurie Johnsrud

Laurie Johnsrud

Rochester, Minnesota Travel Agent
A Full-Service Travel Leaders Associate Agency
27 Reviews | 100% Recommended
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Master of Leisure & Business Travel

I pride myself in the service I provide my corporate clients. I'm happy to help coordinate your employees travel arrangements from flights to hotels and car rentals. If you're thinking you want to extend your business trip I would be happy to assist with your pre or post stays.

My Travel Specialties

Travel Specialist for All-inclusive Resorts

Going on vacation and having most of your expenses paid for in advance is wonderful. This is what my family and I really enjoy about an all-inclusive vacation. I don't have to worry about budgeting for meals, snacks, beverages, and many ... Read more from my Travel Specialist for All-inclusive Resorts bio.

Business Travel Specialist

As a Business Travel Specialist I provide my business travelers with a customized plan for their travel needs. I am with them every step of the way — from the minute their reservation is booked until they return home. I am here to find flights that ... Read more from my Business Travel Specialist bio.

Escorted Europe

There are many ways to see Europe...by rail, by hiking, by ship, by car...my favorite personally is by an escorted motor coach tour. Yes, you will have certain time restrictions to follow in destinations, but why not spend your vacation with ... Read more from my Escorted Europe bio.

Memorable Family Vacations Specialist

Horseback riding in Puerto Vallarta
When I go on vacation, I like to make sure that all details are taken care of (flights, hotels, transfers, sightseeing) yet also want to have some free time to explore whatever I might be interested in doing that day. I ... Read more from my Memorable Family Vacations Specialist bio.

Cruising Vacation Specialist

Set sail on the ocean and enjoy multiple destinations. One of the great benefits is that you unpack once and get to experience various ports of call. Whether your planning a family vacation, girlfriend getaway or romantic escape there is a ... Read more from my Cruising Vacation Specialist bio.

CERTIFICATES & AWARDS

Certified Leisure Travel Specialist
Certified Business Travel Specialist
Certified ASTA Travel Agent
Globus, Monograms, Avalon Certified
Princess Commodore
Royal Caribbean Certified Vacation Planner

My Travel Stories

Captivating Cabo
Town squarein Krakow
Remembering Poland
Large swimming pool
Puerto Vallarta Family Fun at Iberostar Playa Mita

Clear Me ... Speed Through Security Lines

This last weekend, I was able to sample what it’s like combining TSA Pre-check along with Clear at the Minneapolis/St Paul International airport.  Boy, was I impressed! I was able to zip through the lines like I was practically the only one there. 

The TSA Pre-check product is great, but that line ... Read more from my Clear Me ... Speed Through Security Lines story.

Do airport security lines make you cringe?

Would you like to speed up your process going through TSA? 

Here are some suggestions to make your next trip to the airport a smoother experience …

TSA Precheck
For $85 (valid for 5 years) you can apply for expedited screening at participating airports.  This means no removal of shoes, no 3-1-1 liquids ... Read more from my Do airport security lines make you cringe? story.

Packing for a Business Trip

Packing for a business trip can differ than packing for a leisure getaway.  Whether you travel quite often or once a year, having a packing list can be  handy.  You already have your mind set on many things for your upcoming meeting or training seminar.  Remembering what to pack shouldn’t have ... Read more from my Packing for a Business Trip story.

My Reviews

Rating: 5 27 Reviews | 100% Recommended

Amazing experience and amazing agent

Reviewed By Nicole - Rochester, Minnesota | Traveled to Vietnam ~ East and Southeast Asia
Mrs. Johnsrud is a very well mannered woman and she truly cares about peoples dream vacations. She booked me a vacation over in Mexico and Asia and I had such an amazing time with friends and family! I will never choose anyone else but Mrs. Johnsrud to work with on going anywhere domestic and international.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Johnsrud responded:
Thank you for your kind words. I really enjoyed helping you with your travel plans and look forward to helping you with more in the future.
58 of 98 people found this review helpful
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Wonderful trip to paradise!

Reviewed By LE - Rochester, MN | Traveled to Kauai Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
Using a 1 to 5 scale, please rate this agent (1=poor, 5=excellent)*

Laurie is a definite 5 - I give Laurie my ideas, requests, and price range, etc. and she researches and follows through with exactly what I am looking for. She answered all my questions and offered advice and perspective. She was prompt and thorough and made sure I had all my travel documents. We had a fantastic trip with no worries about minor details.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Johnsrud responded:
I appreciate your kind words and love hearing that everything went well for you. I look forward to working with you again in the future.
61 of 108 people found this review helpful
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Outstanding trip

Reviewed By Birdie - Rochester, MN | Traveled to Panama Canal ~ Panama ~ Central America
Laurie was so expediant about getting things set up, arranged to perfection and giving us so many "heads up" tips on bettering our trips. We were able to flow smoothly through all the termoil at the airports and check in stations along the journey. She is great! ! Thanks Laurie..................Birdie & Dave
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Johnsrud responded:
Thanks Birdie and Dave. You two are so fun to work with, and I look forward to assisting you with more "bucket list" travels.
54 of 105 people found this review helpful
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best trips

Reviewed By marina - Rochester ,MN | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Laurie is our travel agent for 6 years never complaint. She become travel agent
on our recommendation for our 2 children and their families. Two other families
(2 sister-in laws) with their families also traveling true Travel Leaders with Laurie. I think that says a lot about Laurie we are very satisfied .God work Laurie, thank you for all your help. See you son with our next trip.
Marina & Naser Omerdic
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Johnsrud responded:
Thank you for the kind words Marina and Naser. You have always been a pleasure to work with, and I look forward to working with you again soon.
16 of 31 people found this review helpful
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Memories that will last forever!!!

Reviewed By TTowne - Spring Grove, MN | Traveled to Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
Lauire was terrific! She asked what we were looking for, the occasion, and found us exactly what we wanted! She was very easy to get ahold of and quick to respond.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Johnsrud responded:
I'm so glad you had a great time! It was a true pleasure working with you for your daughter's graduation trip.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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Our most recent trip was the trip of a lifetime.

Reviewed By Pam - Rochester | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Laurie always responds quickly to any request &is very thorough in the travel plans. I can ALWAYS count on her!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Johnsrud responded:
Thanks Pam. I've always had fun helping you plan your getaways.
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We loved our trip!

Reviewed By Kit - Rochester, MN | Traveled to St. Pete Beach ~ Florida ~ USA
We have worked with Laurie several times for our trip planning and travel needs, she is extremely pleasant to work with and up to date on her ideas. She is excellent!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Johnsrud responded:
I've always enjoyed working with you also and look forward to more adventures ahead.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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Amazing trip and easy flight itinerary to Greece

Reviewed By Cori - Rochester, MN | Traveled to Santorini ~ Greece ~ Europe
Laurie was amazing and easy to work with. Her communication is top notch. All questions answered expertly and the overseas flight plans and reservations were just they way we wanted. When we had an airline "mechanical" issue she was ready to assist with alternative flight plan day of departure ... awesome and appreciated.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Johnsrud responded:
Thank you. It was my pleasure assisting you with making your travel plans, and so glad things worked out well for your flight. I look forward to assisting you with your future travel plans also.
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Travel Agent Extraordinaire

Reviewed By Kris and Tony - Byron, MN | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
Laurie has been our Travel Agent Extraordinaire for many years now. She is fabulous and every aspect of our trips run smoothly when she is involved! She not only helps us plan our trips but will plan for whoever we are traveling with too.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Johnsrud responded:
Thank you for your kind words. I've enjoyed helping you make wonderful memories.
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Wonderful family trip

Reviewed By Pam - Fort Myers, Fl | Traveled to Fort Myers ~ Florida ~ USA
Laurie is very responsive to my travel needs. Also VERY knowledgeable. I wouldn’t work with anyone else!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Johnsrud responded:
Thanks Pam! I've really enjoyed working with you also for all these years. Looking forward to many more also.
2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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Very good trip.Loved seeing all the islands

Reviewed By Wisc - Kasson,MN | Traveled to Hawaii ~ USA
Excellent. She is very knowledgeable and helpful. I recommend her to people. Very good to work with.Answers emails and questions promptly
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Johnsrud responded:
Thank you. I appreciate your kind words.
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HAD AN AMAZING TIME LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT

Reviewed By Ruthie - Eyota Mn | Traveled to Florida ~ USA
She's amazing!!!! I'm new at this travel thing but Laurie has always been nothing but patient kind and extremely helpful. I'll work with her as long as she's doing it.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Johnsrud responded:
Thank you for your kind words. I've enjoyed booking your trips also and look forward to booking next year's too.
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Was a great trip

Reviewed By SONIE - Holmen,Wisconsin | Traveled to Hawaii ~ USA
Laurie did a great job
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Johnsrud responded:
Thank you. It's always a pleasure working with you and your sister planning your getaways.
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Great partner!

Reviewed By Andrea L. - New Hope, MN | Traveled to Hawaii ~ USA
I have booked several trips with Laurie and keep coming back. She is friendly, knowledgeable, responsive and patient! She has a great knowledge base of destinations and price ranges and can flex up or down depending on our needs. On our most recent trip to Hawaii, she became a vital asset when our daughter ended up having knee surgery 1 month prior to our departure date. Once I informed Laurie of the issue, she stepped up to make sure our flights and hotels could accommodate our daughter and was very patient with this nervous mom! We have booked trips with Laurie to Costa Rica, Beaver Creek, Colorado, Playa del Carmen, Mexico, & Hawaii - Oaho & Maui.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Johnsrud responded:
Thank you. You have been such a pleasure to work with and I really enjoy helping plan your family trips. I look forward to helping you with your upcoming trips in the future also.
10 of 21 people found this review helpful
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our best vacation yet

Reviewed By Cheryl - Rochester mn | Traveled to Maui Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA kauai
Laurie was extremely helpful with every aspect of our trip to Hawaii. We loved both places on both islands that she found for us and couldn't have asked for a better trip.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Johnsrud responded:
I'm so glad you had a wonderful family vacation. These are the memories you'll cherish for a lifetime. I really enjoyed helping you personalize your trip and look forward to helping you make some more special memories down the road.
11 of 23 people found this review helpful
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Best all girl trip to the beach ever!

Reviewed By the co-workers - Byron, Mn | Traveled to Playa Del Carmen ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Laurie was easy to work with, she was very patient answering questions and planning a trip for 6 ladies, whick I am sure was not easy for her!
What she told us about traveling at the Cancun airport was true and very helpful!
The facility she booked us was very beautiful and clean the staff were all very helpful!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Johnsrud responded:
It was my pleasure putting together this trip for you. I'm so glad you had a great time!
56 of 113 people found this review helpful
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We couldn't have done it without her

Reviewed By K&R - Rochester, MN | Traveled to Australia & New Zealand
We approached Laurie to plan an Australia land tour prior to our booked transpacific cruise. She jumped right in and provided great support from day 1 through the actual trip.

Laurie built a 2 week itinerary for us, always listening to what we valued and wanted in our trip. She was incredibly prompt and responsive to all questions and concerns that we had.

Laurie was able to walk us through some confusing paperwork, made suggestions that enhanced our trip, and even contacted us at a hotel in Australia to make sure we knew about a change in tour plans. Having never traveled to Australia before, Laurie made the trip comfortable for us and a "once in a lifetime" experience. We couldn't have done it without her.

We would highly recommend Laurie to travelers who want to collaborate in defining and planning their upcoming travel.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Johnsrud responded:
I really enjoyed assisting the two of you on your fabulous trip. I'm so glad you had a wonderful time and were able to come home with many great memories. Thank you again for your business.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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Great trips every time!!

Reviewed By Rosy - OWATONNA, MN | Traveled to Hawaii ~ USA
We've booked many trips thru Laurie and have never had any problems. She's always quick to respond if we have any questions or concerns.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Johnsrud responded:
Thank you! I've always enjoyed working with the two of you also.
7 of 16 people found this review helpful
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A great trip, no hiccups

Reviewed By Chuck and Mary Jo - Rochester, MN | Traveled to Playa Del Carmen ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
We really like working with Laurie in scheduling our vacations which involve airline travel. She had recommendations for us when we asked for suggestions on where to go and we really liked our destination. It was a fun trip and we would say we would be happy to return to the same resort. She helped with accommodations in the Cities the night before our flight with a stay and fly hotel and transport to the airport. We were very satisfied with everything that Laurie did to make our travel smoother and more fun. Thanks Laurie.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Johnsrud responded:
I'm so glad you had a great trip! It was my pleasure assisting you in your vacation. Please let me know if there's anything else I can assist you with in the future.
9 of 20 people found this review helpful
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best trip pyramid oasis

Reviewed By Marinao - Rochester,MN | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Best lady always available for us.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Johnsrud responded:
You are such a pleasure to work with also! I'm so glad you had another wonderful vacation.
2 of 7 people found this review helpful
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Spain Sampler

Reviewed By Carol - Rochester | Traveled to Barcelona ~ Spain ~ Europe
Always a pleasure.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Johnsrud responded:
Thanks Carol. I always love working with you on your adventures also.
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Great retirement celebratory trip!

Reviewed By JL - Rochester, MN | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Laurie booked a great Alaskan land/cruise vacation for us! Everything went smoothly and as expected. Laurie was instrumental in us enjoying every day of our 2 week adventure.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Johnsrud responded:
I'm so glad you had a great vacation exploring this beautiful part of the world! I look forward to working with you in the future setting up more spectacular trips to create more wonderful lasting memories.
4 of 11 people found this review helpful
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Planes, Trains & Auto Rentals

Reviewed By Tammy - Amery, WI | Traveled to Nova Scotia ~ Canada
Laurie is a wonderful agent. She made sure everything went smoothly without a hitch.

We flew to Niagra Falls, took a train (sleeper car) to Nova Scotia, flew to Bar Harbor, Maine to see more falls colors. It was a trip of a lifetime.

We are unaccustomed to making our own travel plans, and when we didn’t know where to find our shuttle, she calmly told us where to meet them. Knowing she “had our backs” was a huge peace-of-mind.

Helped us find accommodations within our budget. It was a delightful, memorable experience.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Johnsrud responded:
I'm was happy to plan your anniversary trip. So glad you had a wonderful time. I look forward to assisting you in your future travel needs also.
10 of 23 people found this review helpful
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Awesome trip!

Reviewed By Sue - Rochester | Traveled to Hawaii Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
Laurie was very helpful! She found us the perfect places to stay. Lined up our car rental and airline tickets. Everything went perfect.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Johnsrud responded:
Thanks Sue! I'm so glad you had a great trip!
7 of 18 people found this review helpful
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Fulfilled another bucket on my list!

Reviewed By chuck - Lake City, MN | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Laurie made information readily available and answered our questions right away!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Johnsrud responded:
It was fun putting your trip together. I look forward to assisting you in the future also.
4 of 13 people found this review helpful
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Excellent connections & accomodations

Reviewed By Doc and Rosie Most - Rochester, Minnesota | Traveled to Europe
Laurie has an excellent knowledge of possibilities in finding tickets, schedules, prices, and accommodations. Laurie has worked with us for many years in setting up trips and making hotel arrangements, limousine pickup at airports, and guidelines for safe and enjoyable vacations. Many of our needs have not been simple, and Laurie has always put together very fine programs.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Johnsrud responded:
Thank you. I love doing detailed work to make sure everything is exactly what my clients hope to experience. Thanks again!
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We love Playa

Reviewed By RC - Kasson, Mn | Traveled to Playa Del Carmen ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Laurie talked to us about Playa del Carmen and we booked a resort in Playacar. We loved the area - the beach and Playa del Carmen! Over the years, Laurie booked multiple trips to PDC for us. She was always been patient with us and helped us learn the town & resorts. As we changed our wants and needs and traveled with others, Laurie always took great care of us. Laurie always beat the prices the people traveling with us found online! The only time we had any problem (transfer van to airport), I phoned Laurie. By the time my sister in law and children arrived at the airport, Laurie had reimbursed her.We have recommended Laurie to our friends and family, who now recommend Laurie to others! Our family and friends have booked trips to Europe, central America, etc with her.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laurie Johnsrud responded:
Thank you for your kind words. I have always enjoyed working you and your family/friends. I really appreciate the business you've given me.
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My Travel Experience

Places I’ve personally traveled to or destinations I’ve booked for my clients.

Customer Testimonials

Mother/Daughter Getaway

Hello Laurie! Our trip was absolutely AMAZING! The trip could not have gone better- our flights, hotel, tours.... everything went flawlessly! The weather was great- I can't tell you how happy we were with the whole experience. Absolutely everything went off without a hitch thanks to all of your help and guidance! I honestly would not have changed a thing- it was truly the trip of a lifetime :) I can't thank you enough for all of your help and I will be telling all my friends and family to "Go see Laurie at Travel Leaders!" when planning their vacations! Thank you again for everything Laurie! We really, really appreciate it!

Provided by Jackie E Kasson, MN