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Laurie Johnsrud

Rochester, Minnesota Travel Agent
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Laurie Johnsrud

Rochester, Minnesota Travel Agent

Bleisure Travel Specialist

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

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.

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.

My family and I at the Melia Caribe Tropical

Memorable Family Vacations Specialist

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.

Travel Specialist for Disney

Disney means something different to everyone. That is why planning your Disney trip should be handled by someone who is knowledgeable about the different options you can choose from. Some people think of the rides. Others think about the attractions and ... Read more from my Travel Specialist for Disney bio.

My Travel Experiences

Town squarein Krakow
Remembering Poland
Large swimming pool
Puerto Vallarta Family Fun at Iberostar Playa Mita
Main Street USA
Walt Disney World rides

Using a Travel Agent for Business Travel

Travel Agencies have been around for over 100 years.  Things have changed quite a bit since then. Travel Agencies originally primarily focused on leisure travel.  It wasn’t until later that business travel management came about and business travel management companies were introduced.  The business traveler now requires more service than ever ... Read more from my Using a Travel Agent for Business Travel story.

Bleisure Travel

What is Bleisure? 

This term is coined from combining a business trip with a leisure trip.  Why would anyone consider this type of travel?  One nice perk is that your airline ticket and hotel accommodations are likely being paid for by the company requiring you to travel.  I’ve personally had many clients ... Read more from my Bleisure Travel story.

Family Vacation in Punta Cana

Punta Cana is a beautiful destination for honeymooners, families, or just a quick getaway spot. This was my third time visiting the Dominican Republic, but Punta Cana is definitely my favorite area on the island. The sand is as fine as flour and stretches for miles. There are areas that have ... Read more from my Family Vacation in Punta Cana story.

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

My Reviews

56 of 90 people found this review helpful

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.
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58 of 99 people found this review helpful

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.
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52 of 98 people found this review helpful

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.
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8 of 14 people found this review helpful

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.
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52 of 102 people found this review helpful

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!
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9 of 17 people found this review helpful

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.
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12 of 23 people found this review helpful

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.
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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.
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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.
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5 of 10 people found this review helpful

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!
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6 of 13 people found this review helpful

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.
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8 of 17 people found this review helpful

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.
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2 of 6 people found this review helpful

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.
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37 of 85 people found this review helpful

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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31 of 83 people found this review helpful

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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