(15 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Shel Hansen

La Crosse, WI
Premier Aussie (Destination) Specialist

During my 30 years in the travel industry, I have been an Aussie Specialist for 21 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 30 years in the travel industry, I have been an Aussie Specialist for 21 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 (eight 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

31 of 42 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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34 of 54 people found this review helpful
Amazing destination wedding!
Shel is the best at answering all of our questions, addressing any concerns, and paying attention to the tiniest details to make sure our traveling experience is the absolute best it can be! She is also great at finding the best deals and piecing the whole itinerary together so it is fun, safe, and efficient in every aspect. She responds quickly to emails which is awesome when you're so excited to plan your vacation! If you're looking for an experienced travel agent - look no further than Shel Hansen!
By  Dena  from  Holmen, WI
Traveled to  Negril ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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23 of 35 people found this review helpful
Best travel agent in the business
We have been working with Shel for around 20 years. She has suggested and sent us on some wonderful trips. Shel has always given us 120% when working on adventures for us.
By  Happy traveler because of Shel  from  lacrosse wi
Traveled to  Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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28 of 45 people found this review helpful
Reliable and experienced
Shel has helped us with travel plans for several years. She works diligently to find the best deal and travel times that work for you. She has experience to help you with your questions.
By  Beach lover  from  Wisconsin
Traveled to  Riviera Maya ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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29 of 48 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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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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