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 Hey, I'm Laura Gonzalez 

Owner, Travel Agent

Hello, I'm Laura, and I'm so excited to be your personal travel enthusiast! As a Chicago native, I've been on a journey of exploration and adventure since childhood. Those annual family getaways were the spark that ignited my lifelong passion for travel. Whether it was standing in awe of the natural wonders in our National Parks, savoring the sun-soaked shores of Hawaii, or delving into the rich history of our country's landmarks, I learned that travel wasn’t just about going places but rather creating unforgettable memories.  My wanderlust later led me to explore the diverse landscapes of Mexico, the natural beauty of Canada, the allure of the Caribbean, and even to immerse myself in the culture and history of Europe. 


What truly fuels my passion for travel is the joy of sharing these experiences with my three children and the closest of friends. The bond that forms when you journey together is something truly special, and it's a feeling I'm eager to help you discover. 

If you're the kind of traveler who values quality time with family & friends and desires to create exceptional memories together, then we're kindred spirits. Whether you're daydreaming about relaxing on a luxurious cruise or seeking the thrill of checking off those "once-in-a-lifetime" destinations, we’ve likely already been there and done that…..yes even that too! 


What sets Vacation Artisans apart is the personal touch brought to each and every experience. From arranging intimate, specialty dinners to crafting unique excursions, I take pride in designing itineraries that are as unique as you are. Imagine exploring the world on an expedition cruise, indulging in the luxury of beachfront paradises like Tahiti, meandering through river journeys, or crossing off those long-held "bucket list" destinations. It's all possible, and I'm here to make it a reality.  Together, we'll create memories that you and your loved ones will cherish forever. 


Welcome to my world of luxury travel, where adventure is an art form, and your worldwide canvas awaits. Let's turn your travel dreams into beautiful masterpieces of reality! 

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Laura, our trip was amazing & all your help & tips really were appreciated.

Sue, Pennsylvania

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