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Tacoma, Washington Travel Agent
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Jessica Nelson

Tacoma, Washington Travel Agent

Romantic Adventure Travel Extraordinaire

During college, while studying in Minnesota, I joined a short-term student hosting program where I would stay with participating families around the world. I met so many exciting people and absolutely fell in love with exploring different places. It quickly became apparent that my true passion was in the travel industry. As a Honeymoon & Destination Wedding Specialist and Adventure Travel expert, it is my goal to share my passion about travel and help people discover new places.

My Travel Specialties

Hyatt Ziva in Cancun at Sunset

Destination Wedding Specialist

As a certified Destination Wedding Specialist, I take joy in helping couples plan their big day together with all of their family and friends. Some of the most romantic weddings take place in Mexico and the Caribbean, especially in exhilarating Cancun ... Read more from my Destination Wedding Specialist bio.

Punta Cana's Tranquil Beauty!

Honeymoon Travel Specialist

Revel in the glow of romantic bliss with guided tours of Europe or take off together on exotic adventures to the beaches of Phuket or rainforests of Costa Rica.  As your certified Honeymoon Travel Specialist, I would be thrilled to help ... Read more from my Honeymoon Travel Specialist bio.

Kayaking in Bariloche, Argentina!

Adventure Travel Specialist

As an avid backpacker myself, there is no greater joy than experiencing the world's natural beauty first hand. Let me guide you toward your next hiking adventure in the Patagonia Region of South America or come alive with the night life ... Read more from my Adventure Travel Specialist bio.

Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Specialist

I have always loved taking trips and travelling! During college, while studying to be a veterinarian in Minnesota, I joined a short term student hosting program where I would stay with participating families around the world. I met so many exciting ... Read more from my Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Specialist bio.

My Travel Experiences

Enjoying the small village of Rheinblick.
Viking River Cruise - Europe - May 2018
Mary & Stan enjoying the wonder of Maccu Picchu
Client Testimonials
Cozy little nook in the wine lounge
Celebrity Solstice - Ship Tour 2015

2016 Travel Calendar

I most recently returned from a trip to the Dominican Republic where I spent almost a week experiencing everything there is in Punta Cana! Since Minnesota is home, I do have a couple trips planned to go back and visit with family. Then later this year I am travelling to ... Read more from my 2016 Travel Calendar story.

Customer Testimonials

Destination Wedding Success!

Jessica has been extremely helpful for all of our guests that attended our wedding in Puerto Vallarta. She has helped us get the best rates and made sure everyone in the group understood their itinerary. I was very overwhelmed with my wedding planning and was relieved when I could trust her to take care of all of my guests. She has helped the travel portion of our wedding run very smoothly! We are so thankful for her help.

Provided by Alicia B, Tacoma

Honeymoon in Jamaica

Jessica helped us so much last year when it came time to plan our honeymoon! We both had heard of so many cool places to go, and things to do for our honeymoon, and we were feeling extremely overwhelmed before we decided to come see her. She helped us figure out exactly what we were looking for! One of the best parts was when was able to get a lower rate for the hotel and flights than what we had expected. We had such a blast the whole week, and it was absolutely perfect! It was the trip of a lifetime!

Provided by Dani B. Tacoma, WA

Peru Adventure

Our Peru trip was outstanding! All the hosts and guides from Condor Travel were excellent, very knowledgeable and courteous. We loved the food, and the Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley tours were fantastic. We also were blessed with outstanding weather, as you can see from three photos attached from our first day at Machu Picchu. We appreciated being able to acclimatize in the Sacred Valley first, at the lovely former monastery in Urubamba, and enjoyed the food and sights at Casa Del Sol at the base of Machu Picchu. The train ride was also a blast. Thanks for a well-orchestrated adventure. (Please see stunning photos in photo album)

Provided by Stan & Mary K Kent, WA

Jessica was extremely helpful

Had a complicated trip to plan and she both worked hard to find flights to meet my needs. And managed to keep it below my budget!! My husband has also used Travel Leaders for his travel needs. Will definitely be using Travel Leaders and recommending them to my friends!

Provided by Donna F., Tacoma, WA

My Reviews

16 of 25 people found this review helpful

Two amazing trips.

Reviewed By Debbye - Tacoma, WA | Traveled to Cabo San Lucas ~ Baja California Sur ~ Mexico
Jessica has helped us book two trips to Mexico now and has really worked with us to find what best suited our needs.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jessica Nelson responded:
Hi Debbye, It is always a pleasure to work with you!
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21 of 35 people found this review helpful

Our trip was over the top!

Reviewed By Aletta Early - Spanaway, WA. | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Working with Jessica was nothing but the best. She was so knowledgeable in every area. She checked on us during our vacation and made sure that all our expectations were met. Jessica is the best and we will definitely contact her for future trips.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jessica Nelson responded:
Hi Aletta, I had a lot of fun working with you and your family. Thank you for the kind words. I look forward to working with you again!
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6 of 7 people found this review helpful

We can not wait!!!!!!!

Reviewed By Crossing off my Bucket List! - The Villages, Fl | Traveled to Europe
I'm looking forward to a big trip next year and she has been very helpful setting things up and making suggestions. She's very knowledgeable and patient.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Very Happy!

Reviewed By Ryan - Spanaway, WA | Traveled to Chicago ~ Illinois ~ USA
I worked with Jessica on a trip to Chicago I was taking. She handled all my travel arrangements professionally and very efficiently. So much so that I recommended her to my mother who is planning a trip to Europe next year. We both could not be happier with Jessica's services!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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8 of 13 people found this review helpful

Made my trip a breeze!

Reviewed By Jess - WA | Traveled to Hawaii ~ USA
Jessica helped me every step of the way! I don't know what I would do without her. Will be booking again soon.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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14 of 25 people found this review helpful

Great family vacation

Reviewed By Shaun - Lakewood, Wa | Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
Jessica was quick to recommend an outstanding vacation alternative to one that I was interested in through one of the large "chain" vacation brokers. The pricing for the trip was cheaper, and the additional amenities were better. Jessica shared her own experiences with a similar vacation spot and pointed out all of the options that would be available for my family. She wasn't "pushy" in her sell of the vacation which was greatly appreciated. I will seek her out when planning my next vacation!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jessica Nelson responded:
Hi Shaun, I'm so glad your family had a fun vacation! I look forward to working with you again!
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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Cabo 2018

Reviewed By Great mexico trip - Philadelphia PA | Traveled to Cabo San Lucas ~ Baja California Sur ~ Mexico
Jessica was amazing it my first international trip this year and super last minute. She made everything seamless and great
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Fantastic Honeymoon in Maui

Reviewed By John - Tacoma, WA | Traveled to Maui Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
Jessica was incredibly helpful and always very easy to get a hold of. We were very pleased with the vacation and the customer service.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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11 of 21 people found this review helpful

Great trip!!!!!

Reviewed By bryan - Tacoma, WA | Traveled to Puerto Vallarta ~ Jalisco ~ Mexico
very professional and helpful!!! I will use her again, and have recommended her to others!
Jessica Nelson responded:
Hi Bryan, I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip. I look forward to working with you again.
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11 of 21 people found this review helpful

Dream cruise vacation

Reviewed By DeDe - Savage, MN | Traveled to Alaska ~ USA
Jessica was awesome at putting together the perfect cruise vacation for my mother and I. I had a lot of questions and put in a lot of calls and made a few changes and Jessica worked so hard and was so helpful and patient with me. I'm sure I was a difficult client with my many requests, but she worked diligently to satisfy and to create a dream come true vacation for us.

Thank you so, so much Jessica! We will definitely call you again!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jessica Nelson responded:
Hi Dee! I had a wonderful time working with you and was so glad that we found the perfect match for you and Jo. It's definitely going to be a dream vacation that's special for you and your mother. I can't wait to hear all about it and see pictures! :)
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14 of 27 people found this review helpful

Now we can just sit relax, and enjoy our trip!!!

Reviewed By JRuff - Chandler, AZ | Traveled to China ~ East and Southeast Asia
Jessica has been amazing from start to finish. When I was looking for a travel agency for an international business trip I was planning with my father I called around to multiple businesses. Jessica made the process simple, easy to understand, and walked us through everything with a fun, cheerful attitude. I would highly recommend working with Travel Leaders and they will be our agency of choice for all future trips.
Thank you Jessica and Travel Leaders team.

Jason Ruff
VP of Sales
GO Bottles LLC
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jessica Nelson responded:
Hi Jason, Thank you so much for the kind words. I'm so glad you called our agency and I was able to assist you with your trip. I look forward to working with you and your family again.
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16 of 31 people found this review helpful

First trip to Mexico

Reviewed By Sarah Mae - Kent, WA | Traveled to Cabo San Lucas ~ Baja California Sur ~ Mexico
Jessica Nelson has been amazing to work with! She has made this the easiet process ever!! Jessica is prompt, efficient, and so knowledgeable about everything! I have already been telling people about her and I cant praise her enough!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jessica Nelson responded:
Hi Sarah, Thank you so much for the kind words. I had a lot of fun working with you and am looking forward to your next trip! :)
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9 of 18 people found this review helpful

A Wonderful 25th Wedding Anniversary Celebration /

Reviewed By C&J - Lakewood, WA | Traveled to Barbados ~ Caribbean
My experience working with Jessica has been wonderful. My husband and I had a great time in Barbados. The Sandals resort was absolutely beautiful, and the "Retie the Knot" add on was fabulous. The entire Sandal's Barbados staff was great. This was my first time using a travel agent, and I am glad that I picked Jessica. I picked her because she had great reviews and I am happy that I can add to them. I have already started planning our next trip. THANK YOU, Jessica!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jessica Nelson responded:
Hi C & J, I'm so thrilled that your "Retie the Knot" ceremony went so well and you liked the resort. It was such a pleasure working with you. Thank you again for sharing pictures with me. They were gorgeous!!
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14 of 28 people found this review helpful

First trip out of the country

Reviewed By Whitney - Tacoma, Wa | Traveled to Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
Jessica is beyond helpful! She went above and beyond for me and my husband's trip. It was a perfect experience that I will never forget!! I will forever use her for my trips! Thanks Jessica!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jessica Nelson responded:
Hi Whitney, I had a great time working with you guys! I look forward to working with you again. :)
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18 of 36 people found this review helpful

First timers

Reviewed By Braden - Puyallup, Wa | Traveled to Maui Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
Jessica is WONDERFUL! Not only does this girl know her stuff but she is always willing to help you find what you are looking for. Will be going back to her for future travels for sure.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jessica Nelson responded:
Thank you Alissa & Myles, I absolutely loved being a part of your romantic getaway to Maui and had so much fun working with you! I am so excited to be your new travel agent and I look forward to the many trips that will follow. I also think you are WONDERFUL!
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10 of 22 people found this review helpful

Great Service

Reviewed By hiwayflyer - Tacoma, WA | Traveled to Mexico ~ Mexico
Jessica was extremely helpful and courteous, took all the time needed to answer my questions and concerns regarding my booking. I would definitely use her again!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jessica Nelson responded:
It was a pleasure to work with you. Have a wonderful time in Puerto Vallarta! :)
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12 of 26 people found this review helpful

Beautiful trip!

Reviewed By Mindy Hintz - Puyallup Wa | Traveled to Maui Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
Jessica she was great, answered all my questions right away, any issues with had she Delt with them. Very informative, everything went smooth , I had a great trip! The whole family had a wonderful trip!
Thank you for everything!
Melinda Hintz
Jessica Nelson responded:
Hi Mindy, I'm so glad you had a wonderful time in Hawaii and everything went smoothly. I can't wait to work with you on your next trip! :)
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14 of 30 people found this review helpful

Great Service!

Reviewed By mvwolfpack - Maple Valley | Traveled to Disneyland ~ California ~ USA
We have booked a few trips with Jessica now and have always been highly satisfied with her responsiveness to inquiries. She's very knowledgeable and quick to offer suggestions and help as needed, whether it's before, during or after the trip. We've never met her in person, we've done all our trip planning through email with her and she's just so thorough and nice to work with we don't even think of using anyone else! We look forward to working with her in the future!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jessica Nelson responded:
Thank you so much for the kind words! You made my day! I look forward to working with you on future trips as well. :)
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3 of 9 people found this review helpful

Family trip coast-to-coast!

Reviewed By Rachel - Tacoma, Washington | Traveled to New York City ~ New York ~ USA
Jessica was super patient with our ever-changing plans and budget, and always provided options that were catered to our needs and desires. The trip was seamless and memorable.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jessica Nelson responded:
Hi Rachel, I'm glad that your family had such a good time on your trip! I look forward to working with you again!
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7 of 17 people found this review helpful

30th birthday celebration

Reviewed By Nita - WA | Traveled to Mexico
Jessica was helpful and informative. It was slightly odd being at a couples resort for a girls trip but the staff and the overall experience was wonderful.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jessica Nelson responded:
Thank you for your feedback Nita. I understand that many adult only resorts do cater towards couples but I'm glad that you still had a wonderful experience and the staff treated you well. I hope to work with you again. :)
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8 of 19 people found this review helpful

Great Christmas Vacation

Reviewed By Jane - Milton WA | Traveled to Punta Mita ~ Jalisco ~ Mexico
Jessica was very helpful in locating an alternative location as our original planned destination was not avaialbe. The Iberostar resort in Punta Mita she found was great.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jessica Nelson responded:
Hi Jane, I'm so glad you enjoyed the resort I selected for you. I look forward to working with you again.
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10 of 24 people found this review helpful

Our dream vacation

Reviewed By VacationFun - Lake Stevens | Traveled to Caribbean Sea ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
Jessica was super helpful with planning our dream vacation this was our first time ever using a travel agent and it was considerably smoother than we had ever expected it might be we can't recommend Jessica More.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jessica Nelson responded:
I was so happy I could help you with your vacation and we found the perfect fit so quickly. Happy Holidays!
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17 of 39 people found this review helpful

Just needed a quote, but loved her service

Reviewed By L. Adams - Gig Harbor, WA | Traveled to Buenos Aires ~ Argentina ~ South America
Jessica is always so attentive to my travel needs and provides me all the answers to my many, many questions. She is a pleasure to work with and I look forward to planning trips with her in the future.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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13 of 32 people found this review helpful

Canada or bust

Reviewed By Jodi - Tacoma, Wa | Traveled to Victoria ~ British Columbia ~ Canada
We love working with the travel leaders team of Tacoma and have referred many family and friends to them who all have had great feedback! Jessica is friendly, knowledgeable and prompt with service. They are a great help in all your travel needs from flights, to hotels, planning a trip and even travel insurance! It makes traveling so much easier and removes the stresss from it knowing Travel Leaders of Tacoma and Lakewood team is on your side. Thanks Jessica!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jessica Nelson responded:
Hi Jodi, We love working with you too! Thank you so much for your feedback.
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14 of 34 people found this review helpful

Visiting Hubby

Reviewed By Mona - Fayetteville, NC | Traveled to Seoul ~ South Korea ~ East and Southeast Asia
Jessica always gives me several options on traveling with layovers. She always finds the best deals and easiest routes.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jessica Nelson responded:
Hi Mona, Thank you for using me for your travel needs! I really enjoy working with you. :)
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13 of 32 people found this review helpful

A family river cruise

Reviewed By Nancy C - Lakewood, WA | Traveled to Columbia River ~ On the River ~ At Sea
Jessica was very easy to work with and was quick to get back with answers to any questions I had. I was making reservations for a cruise for six people and she handled everything perfectly. I would certainly use her again, and/or refer friends to her for travel needs.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jessica Nelson responded:
Hi Nancy, It was such a pleasure to work with you and I'm so glad your family enjoyed the cruise! Thank you for letting me be a part of your special trip.
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13 of 33 people found this review helpful

Highly Recommend!

Reviewed By Wandering Rachel - Tacoma, Washington | Traveled to Las Vegas ~ Nevada ~ USA
We have worked with Jessica to plan several trips over the last year or so, domestic and international. At the inception of a travel idea, we go to Jessica for suggestions, tips, and to help iron out details. She has always gotten back to us in a timely manner (within the same day) and offers several travel options within our budget. Jessica is incredibly friendly and accessible, and has found travel packages much cheaper and more extravagant than what we could have planned ourselves. Although we aren't always able to commit to each vacation we want to plan (at 25, we're already looking forward to retirement...), Jessica is flexible and always interested in entertaining our fantasy vacations and trips. I plan on continuing to reach out to Jessica for future trips!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jessica Nelson responded:
Hi Rachel, You and your group of friends are so much fun to work with! I love how much passion you have for travel and I am so excited to be a part of that! I'm looking forward to working with you again. :)
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15 of 37 people found this review helpful

Mexico, Alaska

Reviewed By Rex - Roy wa | Traveled to Puerto Vallarta ~ Jalisco ~ Mexico
We have used Jessica for our last three trips and we couldn't have been more pleased everything was organized, easy, explained well and pricing and percs were of exceptional value.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jessica Nelson responded:
Hi Rex, I look forward to working with you again! :)
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16 of 39 people found this review helpful

The trip of a lifetime!

Reviewed By TnT - Tacoma, washington | Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean
Working with Jessica made our honeymoon a breeze. We gave her our price range and told her our dream destination along with some fun excursion ideas that we would be interested in doing. She came back to us with multiple options and tons of excursions that we hadn't thought of or even knew existed and from them were able to make an extremely affordable all inclusive trip package with excursions already pre paid for and set up for when we arrived. She also set us up with our honeymoon fund where we created a webpage telling our friends and family where we were going for our honey moon; what we would like to do while we were there, and if they chose allowed them to gift us excursions, experiences, and the trip of our lives directly into our honeymoon savings fund. It all went off without a hitch from the moment we left home to the moment we got back. We cannot wait to book again with Jessica and Travel Leaders, and I'm always recommending them to my family, friends and coworkers.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jessica Nelson responded:
Hi TnT, I had such a wonderful time working with you to plan your romantic adventure! I'm so glad you enjoyed your honeymoon in Jamaica. It was definitely one of a kind! It was great that we were able to customize your trip more with our honeymoon registry and have your wedding guests gift you thrilling excursions. I can't wait to work with you again for your next romantic getaway! To many more! Cheers!
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14 of 36 people found this review helpful

Very caring and personal

Reviewed By Suzie - Lakewood, WA | Traveled to Germany ~ Europe
Jessica has been arranging flights for our family for quite a while now. So the experience with her is very personal. Jessica is wonderfully friendly with an open ear for special wishes. She works thoroughly and reliably, so the paperwork you receive holds all the info you need. Apart from that Jessica keeps in touch with her clients before the trip which makes you feel comfortable and safe. Any questions that could come up will be caught up by her in a convenient time window. Getting a welcome home email from her after my last trip was extra-special.Thank you, Jessica! We'll be back!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jessica Nelson responded:
Hi Suzie, Thank you so much! I really enjoy working with you and your family. Thank you for trusting me with your travel needs. I look forward to working with you again. :)
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12 of 34 people found this review helpful

Family of 5 Disneyland Trip

Reviewed By Jen F - Puyallup, WA | Traveled to Disneyland ~ California ~ USA
We had a great experience with Jessica. She was very helpful, knowledgeable and patient with our ideas and changes to itinerary. I have and will continue to highly recommend Jessica to my friends, family, neighbors and co-workers.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Jessica Nelson responded:
Hi Jen, I had such a great time working with you. I loved seeing the pictures you sent me of your family having fun at Disneyland. The photos with Minnie and Goofy were so cute! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your family trip!
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