Cruise and Romance Travel Specialist
Snorkeling in Jamaica
After traveling in 1978 as a senior in high school to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Laurie did not have to think twice about getting involved in the travel field. She graduated from National College of Business in Rapid City, SD with a degree in Travel Management. She immediately went to work at a travel agency in Rapid City that had just opened and has been a travel consultant ever since. She also lived and managed an agency in Indiana until 1990. In November of 1991 she purchased Rapid Travel in Grand Rapids, which does business under the Travel Leaders Franchise. Laurie has traveled throughout the United States and several times to Florida, Las Vegas, California, New York, and Arizona. She loves cruising and has cruised the Caribbean, Mexico, and the Greek Isles. Her favorite cruise lines are Regent and Royal Caribbean. She has been to London, Scotland, Iceland, Greece, Turkey, Croatia, France, Jamaica, Mexico, South Africa. She is an Aussie specialist and has traveled to Sydney and Melbourne, Australia. Her latest trip was to Fiji where she cruised on Captain Cook Cruises to the Yasawa Islands. One of her favorite destinations is Mexico, the people are so friendly and the beaches are beautiful. Her favorite hotel is the Marival Residences and Spa in Nuevo Vallarta.
My Areas of Expertise
A great surprise for our friend's birthday
Its always a pleasure working with you! So glad you kept your trip to Mexico a surprise and that you felt safe with all the health protocols in place.
Totally rejuvenated in Mexico!
Thank you, it was my pleasure working with you! So happy you enjoyed your trip to Cancun!
Best honeymoon ever!
So fun to work with both of you on your Honeymoon plans and I was glad you were so flexible in all the changes that happened due to Covid. Congrats again on your marriage!
A Wonderful Experience!!!
Perfection in the planning
I really enjoyed helping you plan this trip with your Mom and son!
Thank you and I am glad your travels went smoothly and you enjoyed your time in the Dominican!
I could get used to travel like this.
I am so happy the Viking River Cruise experience was everything you dreamed and more!
Trip to Mexico
I was so happy that you were able to travel this year as we had to reschedule your trip from 2020. Glad you enjoyed Puerto Vallarta and your accommodations at the Riu Vallarta. Thank you!
Trip of a lifetime
I am so excited for both of you to travel to South Korea and see your family. It has been a pleasure helping you in this process.
I am so glad you both enjoyed the trip and I know you were a bit anxious traveling during this time. Thank you and I look forward to working with you again!
30th Anniversary and best trip ever.
Three times a charm! I am so glad you were finally able to travel after waiting well over a year from when you first were making plans. I think your resort spoiled you and you will be celebrating many more anniversaries there! I appreciate your business and loved working with you both!
Activity packed adventure
Beautiful Mexico Destination Wedding!
Thank you Laurie for booking our destination wedding at the Riu Palace in Cabo San Lucas. We had a great time. The resort was beautiful and the service was amazing.
Mexico Destination Wedding Success!
Lena and I would like to thank you so much for handing our trip to Mexico. Everyone had such a great time and we would have not been able to do it without your help. To get all 40 people coordinated was a saving grace for us. We really appreciate all the help you gave us and the flexibility that booking with you offered us. You will always be a bright spot when we think about our destination wedding and how smooth everything went. Thank you for everything Laurie!