Bursch Travel - Rapid City, SD


Christina W.

Years at Bursch Travel: 4

Education after High School: Bachelor’s degree in Business with specialization in Tourism & Hospitality Management/Black Hills State University

Destinations are on your bucket list: Thailand, Maldives & Monaco.

Fun things you do when you travel: I love sampling different foods and beers from breweries in the destinations I visit!

What's your favorite destination?: I love all of Europe.  The history of each culture is amazing.


Jessica L.

Years at Bursch Travel: 5

What are your travel related specialties? 

  • Peru, specifically the Cuzco and Machu Picchu areas
  • The UK, primarily the main areas of London and Scotland
  • Riviera Maya, Mexico
  • Northern California and Jamaica.

Travel Bucket List: Thailand, Cambodia, South Africa, Nepal, Costa Rica

What's your favorite destination and why? I am positively in love with Peru. The people are the most kind, genuine people I have ever met. They are so proud of their culture and really enjoy sharing that with others. Life in Peru is slower, dinners last longer, the focus of life is enjoyment regardless of your status. Besides the people, the country itself is gorgeous, forested mountain, high country deserts and dense rainforests. Every type of landscape all in one place! Lastly, the cuisine is incredible! Alpaca, anyone?

Jessie F. 

Years at Bursch Travel: I just started with this amazing team! Previously, I was a certified Expanded Duties Dental Assistant. It's safe to say that I am thrilled to now be working in a field that I'm much more passionate about - travel!

What do you do for fun when you're not traveling? I like to spend time with my friends and family. I enjoy reading and watching sports, as well. I try to golf as much as I can!

What's your favorite destination and why?  The Riviera Maya. That's where I spent my honeymoon!

What locations are on your bucket list?  Ireland, Greece and Alaska.

What's the most unusual trip that you've planned so far?  I had a couple that wanted to go completely off the grid in Alaska. I had a blast planning with them!

Melinda M.  

Previously Melinda worked in the medical field, so after many years in that industry she decided to make her love of travel her career.  Nine years later she is so happy she made the change. She is an Accredited Cruise Counselor, Hawaii Destination Specialist and Disney College of Knowledge graduate. Her favorite destination is the Caribbean Islands because of the option to either stay at an all-inclusive resort.  The Caribbean will always have warm weather, beaches, snorkeling, relaxation and activities.  She dreams of visiting Fiji for those same reasons. One of the most exciting trips she booked recently was an Around the World Cruise.  She spent many days planning and organizing this amazing vacation.  It was great learning experience and so much fun to be part of this trip of a lifetime.