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Bonnie Lee

Albertville, Minnesota Travel Agent

Rocky Mountaineer Traveling Back in Time

Our send off from the Rail Station in Vancouver
Our send off from the Rail Station in Vancouver

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 stay with me forever.

As a devoted traveler, I am always looking for new and unique adventures. So, when I had the opportunity to immerse myself in the lush Canadian Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer, a luxury rail service with over 65 unique Canadian vacation packages, I jumped at the chance. Rocky Mountaineer is proud to be celebrating over 25 years of “life changing experiences” of scenic rail service throughout Western Canada.

Traveling at a leisurely pace of 35 mph, I anticipated my upcoming visits to Banff,Kamloops, and Calgary.

GoldLeaf from the Start - Feeling as if I had stepped back in time with the impressive blue and gold locomotive, the outstanding staff, and rich décor, it all exuded elegance. As I waited to board my train, I enjoyed a cocktail reception with music performed by a live concert pianist. From the moment you arrive at Rocky Mountaineer’s train depot until your final farewell, you are treated like royalty.

What I immediately appreciated was my new found sense of freedom. Adding to the relaxing environment was the fact that I didn’t have the stress of hauling my heavy luggage on and off of the train. Rocky Mountaineer takes every opportunity to make sure that you spend your time how you want. Upon pulling into our overnight destination, I had been given the keys to my hotel and learned that I had already been checked in! My next surprise was finding that my luggage had been magically transported ahead of time from the train to my room! Now that’s service.

Riding in Style - I was impressed by the train’s spacious interior and how comfortably I could move about the rail cars with ease. The bathrooms were even huge! An elevator was also available to lend a hand. Not only did I unwind on my vacation, I learned a few new things! When we came upon wildlife and interesting landmarks or towns, we were well informed by the staff. Have a question? Just ask! I was impressed how dedicated the staff was to delivering the answer. I learned fascinating
historical facts as well as personal stories from other passengers that I had befriended.

Oh, the Food - Dining on the train surely does not disappoint. After boarding each morning, I enjoyed a variety of breakfast items along options of a mimosa or Bloody Mary. Complimentary beverages and snacks were provided throughout the day but what I looked forward to the most were the exquisite three-course fine dining meals prepared by internationally accomplished chefs. The bi-level, glass domed dining car is ideal for panoramic views.

The highlight of my retreat took place as I raised my head just in time to witness a flock of Canadian geese who were flying so low that they seemed to graze the glass top of our train. This reminded me that the surprise of life lies in those unexpected moments.

Me Time - I spent my days as a front row spectator to the thick Canadian wilderness. One of my favorite places to relax was the train’s large outdoor viewing platform which gave breathtaking views of the forest’s lazy morning mist arising from the glacier-fed lakes. The steady humming of the locomotive and the calming breeze on my face felt as if, just for me, that time had stopped so I could take in the moment.

Rocky Mountaineer is the perfect getaway for your special occasion. Able to accommodate large groups for destination weddings, corporate events, or a family get-togethers, ask me how to reserve your own private car.

If you are ready to create your own unique story, it would be my pleasure to answer your questions and introduce you to the secret that is Rocky Mountaineer. Contact me today to plan the journey of relaxation and pampering that you deserve. Go head. No expectations. What's stopping you?

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15 of 28 people found this review helpful

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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17 of 32 people found this review helpful

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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16 of 31 people found this review helpful

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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14 of 27 people found this review helpful

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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15 of 30 people found this review helpful

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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16 of 32 people found this review helpful

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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14 of 29 people found this review helpful

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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13 of 27 people found this review helpful

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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13 of 28 people found this review helpful

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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13 of 29 people found this review helpful

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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12 of 28 people found this review helpful

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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12 of 28 people found this review helpful

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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13 of 30 people found this review helpful

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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13 of 31 people found this review helpful

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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12 of 29 people found this review helpful

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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48 of 104 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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12 of 34 people found this review helpful

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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46 of 102 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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