Bonnie Lee

Albertville, Minnesota Travel Agent

Specializing in Worldwide Travel Experiences.

What if when planning your dream getaway, it were possible for both your mind and your senses to be immersed in the destination every step of the way. What if it were possible for you to smell the aromas of a spice market, feel the warmth of a Caribbean sunset or stroll the winding streets of Rome, through conversation? This is how trip planning was meant to be. Travel has been a gift give to me. Creating the perfect experience for another is my gift in return.

My Travel Specialties

A quiet place at Sandals Negril

Sandals Negril Beachfront Suites and Butlers

Sandals Negril Luxury & Romance It's April 2016 and I just returned from a visit to Sandals Negril in Jamaica. My first visit to this property was in 1999, and my most recent visit was in July of 2015, only 9 ... Read more from my Sandals Negril Beachfront Suites and Butlers bio.
Our send off from the Rail Station in Vancouver

Rocky Mountaineer Traveling Back in Time

One of the benefits of acting without expectations is that you are able to live in the present. This fall, I was able to take a break from life’s craziness to just be present in the moment. What I learned will ... Read more from my Rocky Mountaineer Traveling Back in Time bio.
The church & the Bay of Banderas  Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta a Pacific "Jewel"

A jewel on the Pacific coast of Mexico. That’s the best way I can describe Puerto Vallarta. This is one of those destinations that has it all: mountains, beaches, fishing, migrating sea life, adventure, spa, old world Mexico, ... Read more from my Puerto Vallarta a Pacific "Jewel" bio.
The Palazzo Resort Book the Prestige

Las Vegas Luxury Expert

The best kept secret in Las Vegas is that her luxury doesn’t have to break the bank? Las Vegas is definitely not a one size fits all kind of city when it comes to luxury. Nor is her luxury only available ... Read more from my Las Vegas Luxury Expert bio.
Crack of dawn balloon ride over Cappadocia.

Adventure Travel Expert

Could it be any earlier? That’s all I could think of as my alarm rang out at 4:00am Cappadocia time. What was I thinking when I booked a sunrise balloon ride? Didn’t I realize that ballooning at sunrise ... Read more from my Adventure Travel Expert bio.

Sandals Loyalty & Travel Program

Sandals Loyalty Travel Have you stayed at a Sandals or a Beaches resort recently and visited the Sandals Loyalty & Travel desk? What used to be the “Soon Come Back” desk is now a refined office area within the different Sandals and ... Read more from my Sandals Loyalty & Travel Program bio.
Our vow renewal at Sandals Royal Bahamian

Honeymoon & Destination Wedding Specialist

The whispering of the ocean breeze, the turquoise of the pristine waters and the look on a groom’s face as his beautiful bride walks down the aisle. I have been in the romantic travel industry for over 20 years and the ... Read more from my Honeymoon & Destination Wedding Specialist bio.

My Travel Experiences

Welcome from Sandals negril
Sandals Negril
Welcome to GREAT Savings!
Sandals Loyalty & Travel Program
Rocky Mountaineer

Sandals Negril Beachfront Suites & Butlers

Sandals Negril Luxury & Romance It's April 2016 and I just returned from a visit to Sandals Negril in Jamaica. My first visit to this property was in 1999, and my most recent visit was in July of 2015, only 9 months ago. I've seen many changes over the years ... Read more from my Sandals Negril Beachfront Suites & Butlers story.

Unique Destination Weddings in Jamaica

Are you asking yourself, “If we are not a beach couple, what does Jamaica have to offer us for our destination wedding?” This beautiful Caribbean island with her pristine beaches and crystal clear, turquoise water is so much more than flower draped wedding gazebos jutting out into the Caribbean ... Read more from my Unique Destination Weddings in Jamaica story.

Destination Weddings Hyatt Zilara & Hyatt Ziva

Destination Weddings at Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara in Montego Bay, offer the best of both the adult only and family friendly experience. They might just very well be the perfect choice for your destination wedding in Jamaica. In her previous life, the Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall and the ... Read more from my Destination Weddings Hyatt Zilara & Hyatt Ziva story.

Customer Testimonials

Honeymoon-Hit the nail on the head!

Awesome!!! We went to El Dorado Maroma by Karisma on a recommendation from Nicki. We were looking for an all inclusive, small, kid free place with a nice beach and good food. She hit the nail on the head with this place. The workers knew us by name within a few days, quiet place- yet we were able to go deep sea fishing and swimming with dolphins since we were right next to the Marina. It wasn't a far drive from the airport and everything went smoothly. The food was all gourmet and delicious. The hotel itself also had activities when we felt up to it. From beach volleyball, swim up bars, evening shows, to paddle boards and massages on the beach. How was your experience with Travel Leaders Albertville? Fantastic. With planning a wedding we didn't have time to research all kinds of places to go on a Honeymoon. Nicki took care of everything for us, then the full office staff picked up right where she left off when Nicki was taking time off.

Provided by Laura K, Minneapolis

Jamaica Destination Wedding @ Sandals Whitehouse

We were married in Jamaica surrounded by 30 of our closest friends & family. Planning a wedding is complicated, but planning a vacation w/30 other people could have really made things stressful! One of the best decisions we made was working with Enchanted Getaways/Travel Leaders Albertville. Not only did they help all our guests find the best airfare & pricing for Sandals Whitehouse, communicate food allergies to the resort, contacted the wedding planner, ensured all papers were received on time for us to get married in Jamaica, sent paperwork to every guest prior to the trip (along with personalized bag tags!) and kept us updated on the progress the entire time. Guests were able to travel stress free and we were able to enjoy the months leading up to our trip because we knew all of the details were being impeccably taken care of by Bonnie and her wonderful team. I cannot recommend Enchanted Getaways/Travel Leaders Albertville enough for their timely communication and service.

Provided by Amanda & Will, Minneapolis, MN

My Reviews

Palace in Playa

Reviewed By FrancisT - Minneapolis, MN | Traveled to Playa Del Carmen ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
We loved our stay at the Palace resort in Playa delCarmen. Bonnie made sure we got a great resort credit that we could use for all kinds of extras that made our trip really special.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Bonnie Lee responded:
The resort credits sure make it so you can have a really great time doing some really great extras!
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Simply the BEST!

Reviewed By Betty - Maple Grove, MN | Traveled to Germany ~ Europe
Just the BEST time of our lives on the Avalon Cruise Bonnie helped plan for us. Can't say anything more than that. It was the best.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Bonnie Lee responded:
I agree. The best...Avalon Cruise on a Panoramic Ship in a suite...doesen't get any better than that
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Beaches Turks

Reviewed By MammaBear - St Michael, MN | Traveled to Turks and Caicos Islands ~ Caribbean
Beaches Turks and Caicos and a beautiful house on the beach with 4 bedrooms. Mom, dad, grama, grampa and 3 grand kids all staying together but with our own rooms our own space, and with a butler no work.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Bonnie Lee responded:
The 3 bedroom house on the beach with the loft....was definitely the right size. I am glad the space was perfect for you.
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Hawaii on Norwegian Cruise

Reviewed By WallaceJohn - Albertville, MN | Traveled to Hawaii Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
Who would have thought of taking a cruise to Hawaii? Not us for sure. We wanted to see all the islands but didn't want to do all the flying and airport time. bonnie recommended an NCL cruise around the Hawaiian islands. It was perfect. It was like 1 hotel room that followed us around the islands. Who would have thought!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Bonnie Lee responded:
I am so happy you liked it. It's a great way to see Hawaii!
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A Moose in the road!

Reviewed By LoriPete - Hanover, MN | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
We weren't sure which cruise line to Alaska would be the right one for us. Bonnie recommended Holland America with a tour into the Yukon. Everything was perfect, even the moose in the road.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Bonnie Lee responded:
I am so glad you liked the Yukon. Thank you for calling and letting me know all about your experiences!
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El Dorado Seaside

Reviewed By CandaceT - Albertville, MN | Traveled to Riviera Maya ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
We loved our stay at the El Dorado Seaside. Every year a group of us have traveled together since high school. It's time away for all of us with , as wee get older a touch of elegance. The Eldorado had a ton more than just a touch of elegance. We loved it!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Bonnie Lee responded:
One of my favorite places. Riviera Cancun and an El Dorado resort!
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Balcony with a view!

Reviewed By KaylieK - Buffalo, MN | Traveled to Puerto Vallarta ~ Jalisco ~ Mexico
Our honeymoon at Secrets Puerto Vallarta was just was I dreamed it would be. We had a BIG soaking tub on the balcony and an beautiful view down the bay. Every morning I enjoyed a hot coffee and a long soak in the tub. Thank you Bonnie!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Bonnie Lee responded:
That's what I did too on my stay! The view down the bay is beautiful.....
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Balcony with a view!

Reviewed By KaylieK - Buffalo, MN | Traveled to Puerto Vallarta ~ Jalisco ~ Mexico
Our honeymoon at Secrets Puerto Vallarta was just was I dreamed it would be. We had a BIG soaking tub on the balcony and an beautiful view down the bay. Every morning I enjoyed a hot coffee and a long soak in the tub. Thank you Bonnie!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Bonnie Lee responded:
The view down the Bay of Banderas is perfect any time of the day.....glad you enjoyed your mornings.
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Alaska Trip of a Lifetine

Reviewed By BobbiJo - Pequot Lakes, MN | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
We traveled with our kids and my parents and my in laws to Alaska on Celebrity. Bonnie arranged that our cabins be together and fall our private shore excursions. Talk about a trip of a lifetime, this was it.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Bonnie Lee responded:
I am so happy you enjoyed it....
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Alaska on Celebrity

Reviewed By GramaJo - Brainerd, MN | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Our Alaska Celebrity cruise was just a dream before we found Bonnie. We had lots of ideas, but didn't know how to make them come true on our budget. With the help of a Celebrity Cruise sale and a call from Bonnie. Our dream came true!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Bonnie Lee responded:
Alaska is truly a family opportunity to enjoy each other and learn all about mother nature! I hope the kids enjoyed the helicopter ride over the glacier.
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Honeymoon at the Vine

Reviewed By Gracies - Long Lake, MN | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
We went to bonnie to find help choosing a destination for our honeymoon. She recommended Secrets the Vine in Cancun because we are wine lovers and foodies. Her recommendation exactly what we needed to unwind from the wedding.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Bonnie Lee responded:
One of my favorite resorts!
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Azul Beach Resot

Reviewed By SP - Minneapolis | Traveled to Riviera Maya ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Bonnie recommended the Azul Beach resort for our family vacation. I didn't think it was possible for a resort to be so centered to kids. The resort was absolutely perfect for our family.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Bonnie Lee responded:
With little ones like the 2 of you have, I really felt the AZUL Beach would be perfect for you. I am so glad you liked it and were able to relax and enjoy!
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Wedding in Paradise

Reviewed By Ruth - Atlanta, GA | Traveled to Bahamas ~ Caribbean
Bonnie's recommendation for our destination location to be Sandals Emerald Bay was spot on. She helped to get all of our guests booked, worked to get the best hotel contract. We were so surprised at the concessions she was able to negotiate due to our group size made our wedding so much more than we could have ever done on our own.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Bonnie Lee responded:
And...If I remember correct...There was a perfect full moon!
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The Perfect Honeymoon

Reviewed By mrsjonq - Indianapolis, IN | Traveled to Negril ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Sandals Negril was the perfect recommendation for our honeymoon. We can't thank Bonnie enough for all her help and guidance.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Bonnie Lee responded:
I am glad it was all you wanted it to be. Did you and Jon have your butler set up that beach breakfast? I sure hope so.
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Rockymountaineer

Reviewed By mark m - Youngstown, PA | Traveled to Canada
A group of us traveled on the Rocky Mountaineer. I couldn't believe how perfect the fall colors were. Our trip was flawless.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Bonnie Lee responded:
Your trip was easy for me to recommend Mark since I did the same RM route myself. There is something about the fall weather that I knew you and your group would love!
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roaming the Rockies!

Reviewed By ZoeD - Pittsburgh, PA | Traveled to Canada
Our trip through the Rocky Mountains was perfect. We traveled as a group early September, the Fall weather could not have been better. Bonnie gave us a great recommendation to travel a bit off season to get away from the crowds.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Bonnie Lee responded:
I love the Rocky Mountaineer. Nothing beats sipping your drink of choice traveling through the Rockies.
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32 of 70 people found this review helpful

Great service every time.

Reviewed By Kaufman Family - Monticello | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
My wife and I have booked our travel through Bonnie for many years. Through the years, the kids have grown, so the resort choices have changed, the the service has remained exactly the same, customized to us.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Bonnie Lee responded:
Mary thank you so much.
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34 of 75 people found this review helpful

Destination Wedding Dream Come True

Reviewed By S & W - Minnetonka, MN | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
We had our destination wedding in January of 2015 at Sandals Whitehouse in Jamaica. Bonnie and her office worked to co-ordinate all of our guests coming from different cities through out the United States. We had a last minute snow storm traveling out of Minneapolis the morning of our departure.

I was nervous due to the fact that it looked like our flight might be cancelled. I got a call from Bonnie around 10am the morning before our departure letting me know that they were monitoring the storm, and would update not only us, but all of our travelers to any potential issues as they might be announced by the airline. Mother nature was good to us, we all departed on time and arrived perfectly.

The wedding went off without a hitch. So much more than I ever could have imagined, because of the initial guidance that led us to Sandals Whitehouse.

S & W
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Bonnie Lee responded:
Your group was amazingly fun to work with. Best wishes to your new life!
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