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    Laura Segura spent the last 23 years as Founder and Executive Director for the National Teen Leadership Program, which provides leadership training and motivation through summer and after-school programs to 8th – 12th graders.


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    Travel By Laura

    Where in the world do

    YOU want to go?

    Photo Credit: Cabo San Lucas, Seguras


    Thank you for visiting Travel By Laura! I'm excited to help you plan your next spectacular vacation!


    Domestic and international destinations that I have visited personally​:

    • All the beautiful islands of Hawaii

    • Scenic Alaska cruising, including land and rail

    • Niagara Falls; the sheer power of nature!

    • Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Key West, plus cruising the Caribbean

    • Stunning, north island New Zealand, home to the filming of the Lord of the Rings

    • The Mexican Coast via ship, and land excursions in Ixtapa, Cabo San Lucas, La Paz, Puerto Vallarta, and Guanajuato

    • Fall Color Cruising with a stay in the Poconos (Spectacular in the fall!)

    • London! Changing of the Guards (I know the BEST way to see it!), the palaces, the museums, the rail system, oh my!

    • Lovely, quaint, historic Bath

    • Fascinating Scandinavia and St. Petersburg via a 14-day Celebrity cruise

    • Captivating China via Viking Cruises. The Great Wall, Terra Cotta Soldiers, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and Pandas!

    • Exciting city destinations: Las Vegas (so much more than casinos!), New Orleans (so much more than Mardi Gras!), Los Angeles (so much more than traffic!), Sedona (art, hiking, red-rock sunsets!), Boston (the Freedom Trail!), Seattle (the Space Needle and Pike's Place Fish Market!), Victoria (Butchart Gardens and Vancouver Island - lovely city with so much to see and do!)

    Certified Specialist: Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Cancun; all the Hawaiian islands;  Australia, Great Britain, Riu Hotels and Resorts and Palace Resorts. Apple Vacations Certification: Southwest Vacations, United Vacations, FunJet Vacations, and Blue Sky Tours. Disney College of Knowledge Graduate: Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Disney Ocean Cruises and Disney European Cruises, Aulani Resort and Spa, Oahu.


    Not only do you get my friendly, personal service and expertise in the destinations I am familiar with, but I am affiliated with Travel Concepts, Inc., with over 30 years experience in worldwide travel. If I don’t know the answer or haven’t personally been to the destination, I have amazing, trusted resources that I can access at a moment’s notice to ensure the information I provide you is current and accurate.

    Click on the boxes below to read my personal Travel Blogs, become intrigued by exciting destinations or check-out last minute deals to exotic locations!  I'd love to help you plan your next vacation. Please reach out to me with any questions you might have!

    It's a big world. Let's get traveling!


    June 7, 2019

    Cabo? Puerto Vallarta? Cabo? Puerto Vallarta? I know, I know which to choose??  I have a tour operator that has AMAZING deals right now for October and November, 2019!   Email me here for more information!

    The beautiful, ocean front, Hotel Garza Blanca and nearby Mismaloya beach where you can sip Margaritas and Cervezas with your feet in the sand!

    Check out this amazing deal in Puerto Vallarta!

    Luxury Residenc...

    June 4, 2019

    Sedona is a beautiful, Arizona town located just south of Flagstaff at the northern end of the state. The temperatures are much cooler there, at least 20 degrees cooler than its neighboring city, Phoenix, about two hours away to the south.  Sedona is known for both its natural beauty as well as a vibrant artist community. Uptown Sedona features a dearth of New Age shops, art galleries, restaurants and tour companies...

    March 27, 2019

    I just heard about this eight-night, 'Sceptre tour to Croatia with a new, reduced price of just $2703 per person, for an October 8, 2019 departure. October is considered 'shoulder season' with milder temperatures and fewer tourists!

    Photos: Zagreb - Croatia.hr , Hvar - travelspecialist, Plitvice National Park - tripadvisor

    Croatia is calling! Stay in and discover four diverse regions of Croatia, from capital cities to...

    March 24, 2019

    So many of my "millennial" friends pooh pooh my suggestions for cruises and group travel, so here's an amazing, reasonably priced trip to Ireland that lets you do it all yourself. You get the flights, the hotels, the rental car and the admission to historic attractions...you get up and go when you want!

     Photos: Dublin - National Geographic, Waterford - County of Waterford, Kilkenny Castle - TripAdvisor


    March 9, 2019

    Certified Hawaii Specialist here to help you with that!  Southwest Vacations is offering some sweet deals!  I found one set of dates with reasonable airfare (those $80 deals on Southwest to Hawaii are long gone) coming up this May, 2019! And guess what? They are small-dog friendly if you want to bring the pooch!

    Stay 7 nights at the Hyatt Place Waikiki, just a few short blocks from the beach on the Diamond Head s...

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