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!

Jessica R. 

Years at Bursch Travel: 3 years

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

Stephanie U. 

Years at Bursch Travel:  I am new to Bursch Travel but have been in the hotel/hospitality industry for the last 23 years.

What is your favorite destination and why?  So far I would say Hawaii because the beautiful waterfalls had me mesmerized.

What destinations are on your travel bucket list? Bora Bora, Spain and The Maldives.

What do you do for fun when you’re not traveling? I enjoy a wide variety of activities from spending time with family and friends, 4-wheeling, relaxing on the lake, and most definitely an avid MN Vikings & MN Wild Fan!!!

One of my favorite Quotes: “Traveling is about finding those things you never knew you were looking for.”  

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.


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