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Laura Elmore

Frisco, Texas Travel Agent

Global Dream Vacations, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Diverse & Experienced Personal Travel Expert

I am excited about sharing in my clients' lives through travel. For every milestone along life’s path, I have created trips that provide lasting memories. From honeymoon to retirement celebration, I’ll help with a vacation experience you won’t soon forget!

I’ve created more than 1,000 individual trips to every continent in the world. I combine my extensive personal travel experiences with the special pricing and perks available from my wide-ranging list of suppliers. I’ve helped hundreds of clients with honeymoons, destination weddings and family reunions. Whether it’s a small group looking to journey through several countries or a couple looking for a romantic getaway, I can find the right match for your wish list and budget.

New destinations for seasoned travelers is a speciality of mine. Many people start exploring the world with the wonders nearby. The Caribbean and Mexico are close at hand and I have an agent who specializes in high-end beach trips. For those who are looking to expand their vacation options, trips to Hawaii or Alaska may come next. Then, England and Europe are added to the mix. And the most intrepid will book an Africa safari or a small-ship cruise to Antarctica.

My agents and I can arrange a variety of services at all budget levels. We offer everything - package tours, cruises, and independent trips – but we don’t do airline tickets alone.  

New York for newcomers is another fun trip! I enjoy helping families who want to take their kids and grandkids to New York for the holidays--I've done that myself.  

Sometimes grandparents want to take the entire family on a cruise over summer vacation or to Disney for a week. We make all of the arrangements so you can spend more time enjoying your family!

I grew up in my family’s music business, which gave me my start and even connected me with my husband of 35 years, Bryan, who was hired as a salesman!  Some of my earliest memories are of doing whatever was possible to help the client.  

Through the years, my husband and I devoted our lives caring for troubled teens. We co-founded Glenhaven Youth Ranch, a residential care facility for at-risk youth. Over the course of 13 years, I was a foster mother to over 100 teens and taught in the ranch's on-site school.

My personal travel experiences led me to a small, home-based travel agency and I quickly realized the power and opportunity of e-commerce. I founded Global Dream Vacations and built it from a one-woman office to a multi-state entity with many, trusted agents.

Military benefits are an option for some. I work with active-duty and veteran’s groups to utilize all the tour and travel discounts available to them. I’d have never guessed that I’d have a son who at age 20 became a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. I have a special desire to help Vets get every perk or benefit possible. 

Where to next? Jamaica is my favorite destination to unwind and relax. Once we arrive in Jamaica, the cell phones go off. We recently took a family heritage trip over two weeks in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. My husband and I did a lot of off-the-beaten path exploring and traced family roots to their birthplace.

My specialty is YOU! I specialize in my clients. I specialize in you. The keystone of how I built my business is customer service.  Those clients that I’ve been working with for 15 years or more, I believe will speak to my desire to make their travels unique.  

I offer a level of attention that clients deserve and have come to expect. I’m in a long-term relationship with my customers and most of my new clients are referrals. I was able to add three experienced agents to my business thanks to all the new clients referred by people I’ve worked with successfully.

My clients are always at the forefront of my mind. I find out what’s on their bucket list and what they dream of doing.  Whether a visit to Italy’s Amalfi Coast or Alaskan cruise, the minute I see a trip that I think they might be interested in, I’ll let them know.  

 

 

Happy Clients

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Hear from some of my happy customers:

Greg G. said about his honeymoon: ‘Everyone should experience the expertise and professionalism that you offer and I plan to refer anyone I know to you.’

Mary & Adam said: ‘Booking and working with you made everything carefree!’

Brian & Lisa said: ‘I will continue to recommend you to anyone that is looking for a trip that will be an experience of a lifetime.'

My Reviews

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Unbelievable Trip

Reviewed By Sarah & Julian - Rocky Mount, NC | Traveled to St. Lucia ~ Caribbean
Laura did a great job of providing options for our honeymoon to the Caribbean. She was able to narrow our search which saved us a lot of time. Plus her personal knowledge of the potential resorts was also very helpful in our decision.

Once the selection was made, Laura and Global Dream Vacations handle all the little details that we may have overlooked such as insurance, transfers to and from the airport, and personal preferences at the resort. We felt more secure knowing in the event we may have had any issues on the trip that Laura would be able to assist directly.




I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laura Elmore responded:
Thank you, Julian & Sarah, for the pleasure of sharing in your travel plans. I'm so pleased that the choice of Sandals Grande St Lucian fulfilled your desires and the recommendations and service provided were the assistance to make this a better experience. I look forward to working with you again!
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5 of 12 people found this review helpful

Enjoyed Europe without the hassles

Reviewed By Bryan - Dallas,TX | Traveled to
We did an extended trip to Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Laura helped coordinate the itinerary and made suggestions on things we needed to be sure to see along the way. She also provided several aids that we were able to use in Europe, including a phone app that was a real help. It was nice to travel to new places and not worry that we were going to miss something, and to feel like we knew what to expect. We have already recommended Laura to friends and will any time we get the chance.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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4 of 12 people found this review helpful

Best travel advice

Reviewed By Ruth - Tulsa, OK | Traveled to Europe
Laura has become our "go to" person for travel planning as we have learned to trust her recommendations over many years of travel. She has been spot on in her tour recommendations making our trips very special and suited to our preferences. She helped us plan a very special anniversary trip to Hawaii as well as trips to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Russia
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laura Elmore responded:
Thank you for taking the time to send a review. It is a help to me as I continue to build the business. I value your business and look forward to continuing to work together as you enjoy the world. Blessings, Laura
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3 of 11 people found this review helpful

Eastern Mediterranean cruise

Reviewed By Nick - Tulsa, Oklahoma | Traveled to Rome ~ Italy ~ Europe
We have worked with Laura since the early 2000's and have experienced many wonderful trips including cruises, all-inclusive resorts, and land excursions. Laura has made many good suggestions and made travel easy. She has good travel partners to use for land travel and excursions. We have had good experiences using her recommendations. When trouble/problems have occurred during one of our trips, Laura has been available to assist in helping with overcoming the issues.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laura Elmore responded:
Thanks, Nick, for the kind words! Laura
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3 of 11 people found this review helpful

Definitely recommend Laura

Reviewed By Rachael - Kansas | Traveled to
Laura has been planning my family trips for 10 years now and has done a fantastic job each time! My husband and I have now used her for 2 trips. She is great to work with and will do her best to make sure your trip is exactly how you envisioned it!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laura Elmore responded:
Thank you for the kind words! Your continued confidence in my assistance is invaluable to me and I look forward to working with you again in the future. Blessings, Laura Elmore
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1 of 9 people found this review helpful

Global Dream Vacations

Reviewed By senior travelers - Richardson, Texas | Traveled to Austria ~ Europe
Laura has been such a pleasure to work with and has made our travels so

much easier from beginning to end. She is efficient with our reservations and

and expert recommendations on transportation, lodging etc.

From her own traveling experiences, she has guided us to the countries and

mode of traveling that best suits us.

We appreciate Laura's travel expertise, as well as her friendship!

I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Laura Elmore responded:
Thanks, Pam! It has been a pleasure to work with you and I look forward to sharing more of the world in the future. Laura
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