Alexandria, MN 56308
800 Number: 888-762-1545
Manager: Donna Strommen
Monday - Friday - 8:30am - 5:00pm
Available after-hours/weekends by appointment.
Years at Bursch Travel: 5
What did you do prior to Bursch Travel? I was a Florist for 27 years, owned and managed my floral and gift shop for 15 of those years. I was introduced to the travel industry in 2007 and have loved it ever since. I had the opportunity to co-direct and escort tours to Europe for 6 years. Specialized in Norway, the Alpine Countries (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) Ireland and Scotland. I have also escorted tours across the United States and into Canada. I recently returned from escorting The Bursch Travel Alaska Cruise/Tour it was absolutely Wonderful! We have another planned for August of 2019!! Please join us!!
What parts of the world do you know best? Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Ireland, and Canada many places in the USA including Hawaii and Alaska! I am a Certified Alaskan Cruise Specialist with Princess, Certified Specialist with Hurtigruten, and Certified River Cruise Specialist with Avalon, Viking and AMA Waterways….as well as The Rocky Mountaineer and many other areas.
Years with Bursch Travel: I'm brand new to the team!
What's your favorite destination and why? I love Nashville. It's such a fun area with so many fun things to do and see.
What's next on your travel bucket list? I really want to go to Norway! Barcelona and Istanbul are also on the top of my list.
What do you do for fun when you're not traveling? I really enjoy going to concerts or shows. I also spend a lot of time reading and just spending time with family and friends.
Share a fun fact about yourself: According to some of my family members, we are supposedly related to Paul McCartney....very distant of course.
Years at Bursch Travel: 7
Interesting Facts: I have always wanted to be a travel agent, even at a young age, and that has never waivered. I received my Travel Planner degree from Dakota County Technical College-Rosemount, MN.
Bucket List Destinations: Peru, Scandinavia, all of Africa... but the list is LONG!
What Parts of the World do you know Best? I hold leisure travel specialist certifications for Hawaii, Jamaica, Mexico, Cayman Islands, Alaska and a degree from the Disney College of Knowledge, just to name a few. I'm also a Holland America, Princess, Disney and Royal Caribbean cruise specialist! I just recently came back from an amazing trip touring Australia met my new buddy in the picture - a wombat. :)
Pat has worked in the travel business for 40 years. She started working in the accounting department for Northwest Airlines two weeks after graduating from high school. She is a Certified Travel Counselor, a graduate of the Disney College of Knowledge, and she specializes in Alaska, Mexico and Europe vacations. After years of dreaming about taking a European River cruise, Pat has now enjoyed several and often escorts Bursch Travel clients on these incredible journeys.
Years at Bursch Travel: 40 years.
Interesting Facts: I never actually planned on working in the travel industry. I thought I was going to be a secretary, but 40 years later I'm still here and loving every minute of it!
Most Memorable Travel Request: I planned a trip to Robinson Caruso Island off the coast of Chile. It’s known for its dive sites and native wildlife such as firecrown hummingbirds and fur seals.
What are your travel related specialties? I have Specialist Certificates for Princess Cruises, Globus, Alaska, Disney, Hurtigruten, Royal Caribbean, Mexico, Jamaica, and Sandals to name a few. I also know Belize and Alaska very well.
Bucket List Destinations: Australia and New Zealand.
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