(15 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Shel Hansen

La Crosse, WI
Premier Aussie (Destination) Specialist

During my 25 years in the travel industry, I have been an Aussie Specialist for 17 of them. With my sales experience, extra-curricular (Aussie-related) activities, including hosting and conducting annual Aussie Nights and other Australia events, I...
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Premier Aussie (Destination) Specialist

On one of my many visits
On one of my many visits "Down Under"

During my 25 years in the travel industry, I have been an Aussie Specialist for 17 of them. With my sales experience, extra-curricular (Aussie-related) activities, including hosting and conducting annual Aussie Nights and other Australia events, I have earned my way to the top and am a Premier Aussie Specialist as well. Having visited Australia on a regular basis (seven times) and experiencing different areas each time, makes me a great resource for you. Whether your travel plans include a “liveaboard” diving experience, visiting some of the world’s oldest trees in the rainforest, a hot air balloon ride, an Aboriginal experience in the Outback, holding a 20- foot python, a private surfing lesson, a private yachting experience, an overnight at your favorite winery, blending wine at Penfolds Winery, swimming with sharks, holding a Koala or just spending a quiet day at the beach, I can help turn these dreams into reality and I would love to help you plan your trip of a lifetime down under!! Added to that, I am a Travel Leaders Certified Travel Specialist and a Master Cruise Counselor. I have also traveled to New Zealand, Fiji and Tahiti several times and know that I have the qualifications to help you plan your dream trip!

Why clients love to work with me ...

"My husband and I began planning a trip to Australia to visit our son who had moved there. We didn’t know where to start, and trying to book a trip of a lifetime by ourselves via the Internet seemed daunting. When I called Travel Leaders, they directed me to their Australia expert, Shel Hansen. I couldn’t have found a more perfect person to work with on a trip like this. I found out Shel had been to Australia six times and knew all the ins and outs of traveling there. She was amazing! Her knowledge and first-hand experience of traveling to Australia made it so enjoyable and fun to plan the trip. Now I always tell people to try Travel Leaders rather than doing it on their own." T. Nielsen

My Travel Albums

My Australia Adventures!
A much-photographed rock formation

My Travel Stories

What Makes Kangaroo Island Special?

When I think about all of my Aussie adventures, one of the favorites has got to be Kangaroo Island. A short 45-minute flight from Adelaide brought me to the land of wild kangaroos, koalas in the trees, Seal Bay, the Arch, Remarkable Rocks and lunch in the bush. Visiting the penguins on a guided tour...Read more.

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My Reviews

5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Fantastic trip down under!
Shel was great to work with . She planned all the details with us and gave great tips on our destinations. I am planning another trip with Shel because of the great experience I had. With her.
By  Patty  from  La Crescent, MN
Traveled to  Australia & New Zealand
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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3 of 4 people found this review helpful
Alaska cruise/land
Shel is wonderful to work with. She takes the time to find out what you really want and need out of your travels. She is very prompt and courteous!
By  Karen  from  West Salem , WI
Traveled to  Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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4 of 6 people found this review helpful
A Great Travel Agent
Shel is great at what she does and goes above and beyond to ensure everything is in order when she books your trip and she will work with you if you have any special accommodations you may need while traveling or on your trip/destination.
By  Tracy  from  Onalaska, WI
Traveled to  Jamaica ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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4 of 6 people found this review helpful
Many wonderful trips!
Shel is lively, kind, efficient and knowledgeable. We have been working with her for about 15 years. She has given us terrific advice and wonderful service.
By  MGT  from  Onalaska, WI
Traveled to  Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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4 of 6 people found this review helpful
Always A Great Trip
Very friendly, understanding, well organized always have a great trip booking through Shel.
By  T and B  from  La Crosse, WI
Traveled to  Jamaica ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • French Polynesia
  • Fiji
  • Cook Islands

Travel Specialist:

  • Adventure
  • Outdoor Activities & Sports
  • Animals & Wildlife
  • Escorted Tours
  • Beach Vacations

Top Travel Partners:

  • Travel2
  • Globus
  • Funjet Vacations
  • Delta Vacations
  • Seabourn Cruise Line

Certifications/Awards:

  • Premier Aussie Specialist
  • Master Cruise Counsellor
  • Travel Leaders Certified Travel Specialist

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