Lawrence, Kansas Travel Agent
Luxury Travel Designer
Travel is my passion and what I love to do. I create seamless trips for individuals, couples, families and small groups. Luxury travel, creating customized travel itineraries, and honeymoons are my specialties.
Luxury Travel: The definition of luxury travel will vary depending on the traveler. These services could include privately escorted tours, river and ocean cruises, business/first class airfare, boutique hotels, luxury villas, over-water bungalows, or private luxury tented safari camps. While traveling with convenience and ease is important, my job is to make sure that your travel is worth the investment. With so many travel options available it is essential to have an expert with the specific knowledge of the services and details. As with all travel, recently First Class and Business class airfare has become more complicated. I specialize in booking upgraded airfare, specifically confirming details such as lie-flat seating, upper deck assignments and private in-flight suites.
Customized Travel Services: I create day-by-day itineraries customized to your requests with reservations, confirmations and contact numbers at your fingertips; all just to make your travel seamless and trouble-free. A simple face to face consultation can help me to create a trip to fulfill your lifetime travel dreams. Do you have a number of destinations that you would like to visit and need to be in specific cities on certain dates? Have you always dreamed of sleeping in a castle in Ireland? Or would you like to spend a couple of weeks in Italy, soaking up the Tuscan wine and sun? Do you have a bucket list of destinations but have no idea where to start? I am a logistics expert and know people on the ground all over the world. I track and manage my client’s bucket lists in order to make their travel goals become reality.
Honeymoons: I love booking honeymoons. Your honeymoon may be one of the most important trips of your lifetime. My goal is to make the "honeymoon of your dreams" a reality. Some couples dream of relaxing on a beach with endless waves of margaritas delivered to their hand. Other couples dream of hiking volcanoes and zip lining through rain forests. Some couples use their honeymoon as a perfect excuse to travel across Europe and see some of the world's most romantic places. I can make any of these a possibility.
Destinations Visited: (in no particular order)
France, Holland, Germany, Belgium, England, Wales, Ireland, Norway, Egypt, Mexico ( x 3), Jamaica, Canada and most of the continental USA.
Please feel free to call or email me at the contact information above.
Our experience with Travel Leaders has been excellent. Dave gave us more information and tips on places to stay and things to do then we could have imagined. He was extremely helpful and contacted us via email and phone several times during the process of getting reservations set up. He never hesitated to answer a question or find out the answer to a question if it was one he did not already know. My wife and I would highly recommend him for any travel related plans where some expert advice and assistance is needed.
Oceania Cruises and St. Andrews!
My wife and I recently returned from a two-week journey bookended by stays in Istanbul and Venice, with an Oceania Cruise connecting those two cities by way of the Greek Isles and several Adriatic ports, and Travel Leaders did a five-star job in arranging passage on Oceania, setting up the necessary flights from Dulles International to Istanbul and back, setting up a guide service for us in Istanbul and Ephesus, and overseeing the details for the entire trip. The best recommendation we can give Travel Leaders---and our travel manager there, Dave Bonnel---is this: we have called on Dave and Travel Leaders to arrange our trip next summer (2015) for a tour of Scotland that includes golf at four courses and two days at the Open Championship at St. Andrews.
True Travel Expert!
We've worked with Dave at Travel Leaders twice and had phenomenal experiences both times. He's organized, responsive, efficient and he's a true travel expert. I appreciate that I can give him a general outline of the vacation I'm imagining and he makes thoughtful recommendations that are right on point. Booking travel online is really accessible these days, but also comes with a lot of risks. I will continue to use Travel Leaders because they always find the most competitive pricing and I know they'll be there to address all of my questions & concerns.
Romantic Rhine River Cruise
Fun in the Sand, Sun and Blue Ocean
Thank you for the review. I'm glad we were able to find the perfect resort! White powder sands and crystal blue waters are always good for the soul! Thanks!-db
Peace of mind. And time and money saved!
Always glad to help my favorite client living in South Korea! -db
Wonderful trip and lots of great memories of the b
Thank you for the review. I'm always glad to be able "come to the rescue" when needed.-db
I will always use Dave next time we go anywhere We
Made our 20th anniversary extra special!
Mexico....the greatest vacation I have ever had!
This was the best trip we have ever taken.
Riu Santa Fe in Cabo is GREAT!
Dave is amazing
Dave paves the way to a memorable vacation
When we experienced flight and luggage problems, he was available to help us successfully work through them.
Thank you Sir, for the great review. I am glad that your luggage showed up before your river cruise departed. That would have been a real challenge! Stay safe and travel on! -db
Friendly, trustworthy help with all travel needs
These folks provide stellar service even when they don't stand to gain anything. I recently had to change travel plans and thought I’d lose $200. Even though I hadn't booked with him, I called Dave to ask for advice. He was incredibly reassuring in telling me how to solve my problem with a full refund. He even followed up later with more information.
Planning travel can be really stressful, but Dave's care and diligence helps me rest easy and enjoy the journey because I know I have someone reliable in my corner. I highly recommend to any and every one!
Thank you for the wonderful recommendation. Often times I have people who transfer from required business travel, over to optional leisure travel, and I am glad to assist with both! Thank you! -db
2 excellent vacation trips I've ever had!!
Third times a charm right? We'd better make the next one special! Thanks for the review, I'm always glad to help! -db
Jamaica 20th anniversary
Thank you sir! As always, I appreciate the vote of confidence. -db
Best Honeymoon Ever
Wow, thank you for the stunning review. I am grateful that I am able to help
Always glad to help make a successful honeymoon! Stay safe and travel on! -db
Wonderful trip with friends
One trip off the bucket list.
Dave is very professional, extremely knowledgeable, and very organized.
I highly recommend using Travel Leaders and Dave.
Thank you for the great review, I am always glad to help someone visit such an amazing destination like Machu Picchu! I will let you know when I see a deal to your next bucket destination. Thanks! -db
A Perfectly Blissful Honeymoon
Honeymoons are too important to leave up to chance! I'm glad I could may yours a success! Congratulations and I hope your marriage is as wonderful as your honeymoon! -db
We will definitely call on Dave for our next vacation!
I must admit that love those nonstop flights from KC to Cancun! If only they had them more often! As always, it was my pleasure to help. Keep me in mind for your next trip! -db
First Avalon River Cruise
First river cruise, but you must have liked it! You've already booked your second! I hope you enjoy the next one just as much! Thank you again, -db