About Us

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 Vacation Artisans Travel Agency is owned and operated by Laura Gonzalez. Born and raised in the Chicago area, Laura’s love of travel started early with annual extended family vacations. Laura's parents believed that traveling was a chance to learn and experience new things. Through these travels, Laura grew to appreciate our National Parks, beaches and our country’s historical sites. Besides traveling extensively throughout the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii),  Laura has also travelled to Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean and parts of Europe. Laura's family instilled a love of travel that continues to this day. Owning Vacation Artisans Travel Agency has allowed Laure to incorporate her love of travel into making others travel dreams come true. It is a true gift to be able to provide guests with new destinations and travel experiences. 

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At Vacation Artisans Travel Agency, we value education. Attending various trainings each year to provide our guests with the best possible experience. Laura is a member of CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) and some of the current Certifications Laura holds are:

   

· Orlando Travel Expert

· College of Disney Knowledge

· Universal Orlando Resort Specialist

· Norwegian Cruise Line Freestyle Specialist

· Royal Caribbean University of WOW! Expert

· Royal Caribbean Autism-Friendly Specialist

· Hawaii Destination Specialist

- Spain Specialist

 

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Specializing in family vacations, we are a full-service travel agency, planning everything from quick weekend getaways to group travel. With destination options ranging from cruises, Disney, all-inclusive and more, we work personally with you to create your best vacation package. Working within your budget, and for no additional fees or charges, Vacation Artisans Travel Agency includes early access to specials and deals, personal knowledge of your travel destination, a working relationship with vendors to get you the most for your money, and personalized online daily trip itineraries.