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Mendota Heights, Minnesota Travel Agent
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Sue Beissel

Mendota Heights, Minnesota Travel Agent

Down Under in Australia

Great Barrier Reef
Great Barrier Reef

Sydney is known as the Harbour City. It's the largest, oldest and most cosmopolitan city in Australia. Brimming with history, culture, nature, art, fashion, design, and cuisine, Sydney's set next to miles of ocean coastline and sandy surf beaches. Make sure you visit the Opera House, and the Harbour Bridge. The Bridge Climb is an incredible experience! Take a day trip to the Blue Mountains, a rugged region west of Sydney. The dramatic scenery, steep cliffs, eucalyptus forests, waterfalls and villages make this excursion worth the trip! Travel up the Gold Coast (which is a beautiful drive) to Brisbane. Continue along the Coast up to Port Douglas which is near Cairns. Here you can stay in the Thala Beach Resort, set on a private stretch of beach in the rainforest and great access to the Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel, swim and dive in the infamous Great Barrier Reef, truly a once in a lifetime experience. Or perhaps travel the other direction down to Melbourne, another fabulous area of Australia. Here you can take a drive on the Great Ocean Road, visit Yarra Valley and sip some wine or ride the famous Colonial Tramcar. Or take a waddle on the wild side and see the Penguin Parade on Phillip Island, only 90 minutes from Melbourne I have had the unique opportunity to travel to Australia, and absolutely loved it. When traveling that far overseas, I wanted to see as much of the country as possible. You can quickly realize that with the sheer size of Australia, you simply cannot see it all in one trip. I was able to see quite a bit on my stay, and would love to share my experience to help make your trip the trip of a lifetime!!!

My Reviews

7 of 12 people found this review helpful

The trip of our lifetime!

Reviewed By Lori - Martinez, CA | Traveled to Mediterranean ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
Sue was fantastic to work with. She was on top of every detail and made the planning so easy for us. It was our dream vacation. Thank you Sue!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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20th Anniversary Trip to Belize!

Reviewed By Eric M - Minneapolis, MN | Traveled to Belize ~ Central America
Sue was so helpful setting us up for our 20th anniversary trip. She listened well and delivered a wonderful trip recommendation very quickly. The vacation was amazing and exactly what we wanted. I'm happy with her responsiveness, and attention to detail. But mostly, I'm so satisfied with our experience. Thank you Sue!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sue Beissel responded:
Thank you very much, I am so glad you had such a great trip!
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Great trip and cruise!

Reviewed By Tom - Oakdale, MN | Traveled to Hawaii ~ USA
Very helpful and knowledgeable
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sue Beissel responded:
Thank you it was a pleasure assisting you with this trip.
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Many wonderful family memories were made!

Reviewed By Carol - Rosemount, MN | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
She was responsive to questions and found us a great deal for our trip to Italy!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sue Beissel responded:
Thank you very much, it was a pleasure.
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4 of 8 people found this review helpful

England, Northern Ireland, Iceland

Reviewed By Ernie - West St. Paul, MN | Traveled to United Kingdom ~ Europe
Had no experience with international travel and Sue did great work coordinating a trip among three countries.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sue Beissel responded:
Thank you, it was a pleasure working on this adventure for you.
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3 of 6 people found this review helpful

Awesome Wild West Adventure

Reviewed By Joanne - Nampa, Idaho | Traveled to Yellowstone National Park ~ Wyoming ~ USA
Sue helped me determine if this destination was a good fit for what we wanted and also encouraged me to purchase travel insurance as I was booking out almost a year. Great advise as my spouse broke his leg and couldn't make the trip. The rest of the family's adventures included seeing grizzly bears, buffalos, elk, fishing, hiking, and horseback riding. The ranch had awesome food, great service, clean cabins, and best of all fun employees who were there to show us a great time. This is a trip we would do again! It was something different every day.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sue Beissel responded:
Thank you so much. It was such a pleasure working with you and putting together this adventure trip for your family.
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3 of 6 people found this review helpful

Trip to remember

Reviewed By Michelle - Randolph | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Sue was very helpful, informative and accommodating. Made out trip very worry free!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sue Beissel responded:
Thank you Michelle. I appreciate your feedback.
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6 of 12 people found this review helpful

Another Mexico adventure!

Reviewed By Diamond girl - Minnetonka MN | Traveled to Mazatlan ~ Sinaloa ~ Mexico
Excellent! Sue is prompt with replies, very detail oriented and has planned a number of family vacations for us. Will always go to her for vacation planning.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sue Beissel responded:
Thank you for your response, it is always a pleasure working with you.
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12 of 24 people found this review helpful

Great Travel Agent!

Reviewed By JJ - South St. Paul, MN | Traveled to Mexico
I have been working with Sue for 6 years now and she has never let me down on my family vacations. It is important for me to make sure that when I leave the country I go to a place that will protect my family and Sue has done a great job with all of our travels.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sue Beissel responded:
Thank you for your response, it is greatly appreciated. I look forward to assisting you and your family with your future trips.
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12 of 24 people found this review helpful

One of the best ever

Reviewed By Wendy - Randolph, MN | Traveled to Puerto Vallarta ~ Jalisco ~ Mexico
Sue was very friendly and cared about our experience being the best it could be. All questions were answered in a timely manner. GREAT!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sue Beissel responded:
Thank you for your response, it is always appreciated.
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15 of 30 people found this review helpful

Great Vacations Every Time

Reviewed By B&B - Savage, MN | Traveled to London ~ England ~ Europe
We have been working with Sue since 2008. She was actually recommended to us from another friend. She has provided exceptional assistance with trips we have taken. She helped us organize a trip to London prior to picking up a cruise out of Southampton. She got us a great deal on a hotel/airfare package. Also, she assists us with decisions on cruises and working with the cruise company to get us the best deals as well as being a liaison with the cruise company when we have made special requests. We have utilized Sue's experience many times now and we really enjoy working with her and will continue to work with her for all of our future vacations.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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6 of 13 people found this review helpful

Aruba the Happy Island, we didn't want to leave!

Reviewed By Karen & Rich - Hastings, MN | Traveled to Aruba ~ Caribbean
Sue was awesome to work with, and made some awesome recommendations regarding our trip to Aruba.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sue Beissel responded:
Thank you, very much appreciated.
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12 of 25 people found this review helpful

Family Vacation

Reviewed By Emily - Inver Grove Heights MN | Traveled to Maui Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
We had a great experience working with Sue and would recommend her to others.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sue Beissel responded:
I appreciate your response, thank you.
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10 of 21 people found this review helpful

Beautiful SCUBA destination

Reviewed By Karen - Mendota Heights, Minnesota | Traveled to Roatan ~ Honduras ~ Central America
Our family has worked with Sue now on several trips. Our trip experiences have been GREAT.....lodging, transportation,excursions, etc. Our most recent trip to go scuba diving in Roatan, Honduras was amazing. Sue is very easy to work with--professional, thorough and friendly. She really responds to our needs and requests, and is very good about communication and follow up. We will continue going to her when we want to plan a trip that is beyond our comfort level of planning details.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sue Beissel responded:
Thank you for your loyalty and follow up. I so appreciate always hearing back from you and updating me on your travel experiences. The pictures you shared were awesome and so helpful to see, thank you for taking the time to share those with me. I look forward to helping again with your next adventure.
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11 of 23 people found this review helpful

First time Cruisers!

Reviewed By G'pa K - St. Paul | Traveled to Caribbean Sea ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
Sue did a wonderful job setting up our cruise and land details. Sue handled many questions from our group of 8 Family members, probably most from my wife and I because we were first time Cruisers. The family found a cruise that fit every ones' schedules and Sue took over from there. She also added some extras for us as a group, and covered our insurance needs. Sue Beissel will be our "First Call" for future travel. Thank you, again..........
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sue Beissel responded:
Thank you, it was a pleasure working with all of you. I look forward to assisting you with your next trip.
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9 of 19 people found this review helpful

Newbies in Belize - not a problem

Reviewed By The Helms - Minneapolis, MN | Traveled to Belize ~ Central America
Sue was great. She was very understanding and patient working with me (I'm terrible at answering my phone, and often on the move for work), and took time to understand what type of honeymoon we'd like, our budget, and make great location and resort choices. Everything went smoothly once we got to Belize and we had a fantastic time. Thanks Sue!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sue Beissel responded:
Thank you for your review of your recent trip to Belize. It was a pleasure assisting you with your honeymoon. I look forward to working with you again on your next adventure. Best, Sue
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4 of 10 people found this review helpful

Trip of a lifetime

Reviewed By CL - Bloomington, MN | Traveled to Paris ~ France ~ Europe
It was great working with Sue. She was very helpful in the planning and had great suggestions. I had a lot of questions from the time we booked our vacation until we went and she answered them all, and I must say did not make me feel like a pest for asking.
Would definitely work with Sue again!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sue Beissel responded:
Thank you very much, it was a pleasure assisting you with your dream trip.
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6 of 14 people found this review helpful

Lots of fun & great family memories!

Reviewed By David - Apple Valley | Traveled to San Diego ~ California ~ USA
Sue was absolutely fantastic! Thanks to her, my family stayed in a perfect location & accommodations were exactly what we needed!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sue Beissel responded:
Thank you for your response, it was such a pleasure.
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2 of 7 people found this review helpful

A trip of a life time that exceeded all our expect

Reviewed By Weber's - Cannon Falls, MN | Traveled to Canada
She was very knowledgeable on our destination, and gave us good advice, and followed up very quickly on questions and getting us prepared for the trip
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sue Beissel responded:
Thank you very much.
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11 of 25 people found this review helpful

Honeymoon Trip

Reviewed By Cristina - Eagan, MN | Traveled to Maui Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
My fiancee (now husband) and I have never worked with a travel agency before but since we were overwhelmed with trying to plan our honeymoon trip ourselves we decided to try Travel Leaders. We were a little hesitant in the beginning, but after first speaking with Sue over the phone we felt more comfortable. She provided us great options based on our budget and she was very friendly with answering our many questions.

Sue found us a beautiful resort in Maui Hawaii that was within our budget. When we first walked into our hotel room the first thing we noticed was a box of chocolates with a note from Sue. This was very welcoming especially after our long flight from Minnesota. After discovering the ocean view room we requested faced the courtyard instead of the ocean, Sue was able to change it to an actual ocean view room. She did this on a Saturday!

Sue went beyond our expectations to make sure we enjoyed our honeymoon at a beautiful location.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sue Beissel responded:
Thank you for your kind words, it was a pleasure working with you and planning our honeymoon.
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9 of 21 people found this review helpful

NYC - 2016

Reviewed By SB - Hastings, MN | Traveled to New York City ~ New York ~ USA
Late last year we traveled to NYC. Sue understood our concerns about staying "close to the action" and staying in a safe (and affordable) area. She found us great rates for our flights and an amazing hotel just a block or so away from Times Square. I cannot thank her enough for the time and effort she put in to ensure that our trip was exactly as we imagined it.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sue Beissel responded:
Thank you for your feedback on your recent trip. I enjoyed working with you and planning your trip.
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10 of 24 people found this review helpful

Best Honeymoon Ever

Reviewed By C&J Newlyweds - Eagan, MN | Traveled to Maui Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
Throughout the process Sue was extremely helpful. In the beginning she gave us a breakdown of the different island in Hawaii. We initially wanted to do island hopping, but Sue didn't recommend it during our first trip. She was right; it would have been too stressful! Maui was the recommended island and it was the right choice. Sue was very accommodating when finding us a resort to stay. She understood what we wanted and brought up the Royal Lahaina. The RL was the perfect resort for us. Sue also gave us an idea of some activities to do on Maui. We didn't book any activities with her directly because of the stressful wedding planning. We did however do a lot of the activities she recommended. When we arrived at the RL, my wife was disappointed with the view as we thought we booked an ocean view. We emailed Sue and she connected with her contact in Maui to accommodate us. I must add it was on Saturday, her day off! She took care of us and we couldn't be more grateful. Thank you Sue!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sue Beissel responded:
Thank you so much, I had so much fun planning your first visit to Hawaii, what a great honeymoon! I hope I can assist you again with your future travels.
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10 of 24 people found this review helpful

Simply the Best

Reviewed By Tracie & David - Eagan, MN | Traveled to Ocho Rios ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
We have received nothing but exceptional service from Sue since we started working with her more than a decade ago. Her attention to detail has made all of our travels truly worry-free. With our most recent trip to Jamaica, Sue worked diligently to arrange the exact accommodations we wanted and went the extra mile for us. To us, she is simply the best!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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12 of 30 people found this review helpful

Loved Disney, we would definitely go back!

Reviewed By Brooke - New Prague, MN | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
First time using a travel agent, it was awesome and our trip was amazing!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sue Beissel responded:
Thank you for taking the time to fill out this review, I really appreciate it. I hope I can assist you again in the future.
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7 of 21 people found this review helpful

Awesome vacation! Love the location and the people

Reviewed By Deb - Inver grove | Traveled to Punta Cana ~ Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
Wonderful
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sue Beissel responded:
Thank you for your response. It is so appreciated. I look forward to assisting you and your family again in the future.
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13 of 33 people found this review helpful

Loved Disney, we would definitely go back!

Reviewed By Brooke - New Prague, MN | Traveled to Orlando ~ Florida ~ USA
First time using a travel agent, it was awesome and our trip was amazing!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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12 of 32 people found this review helpful

Best experience hands down!

Reviewed By Angela Dohmen - Hastings, MN | Traveled to Australia ~ Australia & New Zealand
Sue has been such a gift to me. I travel for both business and pleasure all over the globe to places like Thailand, Costa Rica, Panama, Australia, all over Europe, Canada and U.S. I have never had to worry about a thing knowing that Sue has my best interest in mind. Her knowledge and depth of the travel business shows with her 30+ years in the industry. Her customer service is well above and beyond my expectations. I highly recommend Sue to all my colleagues and friends!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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21 of 53 people found this review helpful

We loved Seattle!

Reviewed By Lindsay - Hastings, Minnesota | Traveled to Washington and Oregon
She is always quick with a response and never disappoints. She has amazing hotel recommendations and when ever possible I try to refer friends, family, and clients to her. She is such a pleasure to work with and I appreciate her follow through at the end of every trip she always asks for feed back. Keep up the amazing work!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Sue Beissel responded:
Thank you Lindsey it is always a pleasure working with you and helping with your travel plans. I so appreciate your business.
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