Bursch Travel - Alexandria, MN


Kimmie V.

Years at Bursch Travel: 12

Interesting Facts:  I have always wanted to be a travel advisor, 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!

Jess R. 

Years at Bursch Travel: 1 year

How did you get into the travel business? This is my dream job! I've been in banking for 5 years and, as soon as I saw an opening, I went for it!

What's your favorite destination and why? Spain. I loved learning about the culture and getting to use some of my Spanish.  It's such a beautiful country. 

What are your hobies outside of travel? I enjoy fishing and kayaking at our family cabin. I also love riding my bike on the trails. Go to dirt track races is one of my favorite things to do in the summer!

Bucket List Destinations: Maldives

Shelley A.

Years at Bursch Travel: 35 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.

Donna S.

Years at Bursch Travel: 8

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.


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