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Dave Bonnel - Lawrence, KS

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Luxury Travel Consultant

Ph. 785.842.4000

Travel is my passion and what I love to do. I create seamless trips for individuals, couples, families and small groups. Luxury travel, Customized Travel Services, and Honeymoons are my specialties.

Luxury Travel:

The definition of luxury travel will vary depending on the traveler. These services could include privately escorted tours, river and ocean cruises, business/first class airfare, boutique hotels, luxury villas, over-water bungalows, or private luxury tented safari camps. Obviously, the list goes on, but what does not vary is the desire for value. While traveling with convenience and ease is important, my job is to make sure that your travel is worth the investment.

This type of travel is all about the experiences gained while visiting some of the most remote and exotic places around the world. With so many travel options available it is essential to have an expert with the specific knowledge of the services and whether or not each will meet, or exceed, your individual travel expectations.

Customized Travel Services:

I create day-by-day itineraries customized to your requests with reservations, confirmations and contact numbers at your fingertips; all just to make your travel seamless and trouble-free. A simple face to face consultation can help me to create a trip to fulfill your lifetime travel dreams.

Do you have a number of destinations that you would like to visit and need to be in specific cities on certain dates? Have you always dreamed of sleeping in a castle in Ireland? Or would you like to spend a couple of weeks in Italy, soaking up the Tuscan wine and sun? Do you have a bucket list of destinations but have no idea where to start? I am a logistics expert and know people on the ground all over the world. I track and manage my client’s bucket lists in order to make their travel goals become reality.


I love booking honeymoons. Your honeymoon may be one of the most important trips of your lifetime. My goal is to make the "honeymoon of your dreams" a reality. Some couples dream of relaxing on a beach with endless waves of margaritas delivered to their hand. Other couples dream of hiking volcanoes and zip lining through rain forests. Some couples use their honeymoon as a perfect excuse to travel across Europe and see some of the world's most romantic places. I can make any of these a possibility.

Please feel free to call or email me at the contact information above.

My Travel Albums

Cairo, Egypt
England, Ireland and Wales
The Long Room, Dublin

Customer Testimonials

Family Vacation

My wife and I seldom use travel agents, but in this case we were planning a rather extensive family trip and we wanted to be sure we were getting everything set up correctly. Our experience with Travel Leaders has been excellent. Dave gave us more information and tips on places to stay and things to do then we could have imagined. He was extremely helpful and contacted us via email and phone several times during the process of getting reservations set up. He never hesitated to answer a question or find out the answer to a question if it was one he did not already know. My wife and I would highly recommend him for any travel related plans where some expert advice and assistance is needed.
Tommy, Taos, NM

Oceania Cruises and St. Andrews!

My wife and I recently returned from a two-week journey bookended by stays in Istanbul and Venice, with an Oceania Cruise connecting those two cities by way of the Greek Isles and several Adriatic ports, and Travel Leaders did a five-star job in arranging passage on Oceania, setting up the necessary flights from Dulles International to Istanbul and back, setting up a guide service for us in Istanbul and Ephesus, and overseeing the details for the entire trip. The best recommendation we can give Travel Leaders---and our travel manager there, Dave Bonnel---is this: we have called on Dave and Travel Leaders to arrange our trip next summer (2015) for a tour of Scotland that includes golf at four courses and two days at the Open Championship at St. Andrews.
William, Washington DC

True Travel Expert!

We've worked with Dave at Travel Leaders twice and had phenomenal experiences both times. He's organized, responsive, efficient and he's a true travel expert. I appreciate that I can give him a general outline of the vacation I'm imagining and he makes thoughtful recommendations that are right on point. Booking travel online is really accessible these days, but also comes with a lot of risks. I will continue to use Travel Leaders because they always find the most competitive pricing and I know they'll be there to address all of my questions & concerns.
Amanda, Overland Park KS

My Reviews

6 of 11 people found this review helpful
Peace of mind. And time and money saved!
I'm so happy to have an opportunity to give a review of my experience with Dave Bonnel as my travel agent. The guy is absolutely terrific! This is based on not one but a series of complicated trips and travel arrangements spanning years and four continents (so far). Friends and family members are often surprised that in the Age of the Internet I still go to a travel agent, but I tell them he saves me time and money and gives me peace of mind. Even once when I was living in Belem, Brazil, in the north of the country in the Amazon Basin, he got me a much better fare to Seoul, South Korea, then any Online solution I could come up with or any of the local Brazilian agents. The man has literally saved my thousands of dollars, especially because I am often buying tickets for my wife and young son, too. Once I found myself stuck at an airport after missing a connection for an international flight and, well after business hours, Dave helped me find a solution. You can't ask for better service!
By Paul from Seoul, Korea
Traveled to Blelem, Brazil (Amazonia)
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Dave Bonnel responded:
Always glad to help my favorite client living in South Korea! -db

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1 of 3 people found this review helpful
One trip off the bucket list.
Dave helped us plan a 2 week trip to Peru. We were on eight different flights, needed to get in and out of the country and to accommodate our various places of interest, without any problems. We were met four times in Peru with transportation to our hotels, which was wonderful. There were just two of us traveling and looking up and seeing our name for transportation was such a relief. All we had to do was enjoy our time there, in a beautiful country with wonderful people.

Dave is very professional, extremely knowledgeable, and very organized.

I highly recommend using Travel Leaders and Dave.
By Jackie from Topeka, KS
Traveled to Peru ~ South America
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Dave Bonnel responded:
Thank you for the great review, I am always glad to help someone visit such an amazing destination like Machu Picchu! I will let you know when I see a deal to your next bucket destination. Thanks! -db

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3 of 7 people found this review helpful
Best Honeymoon Ever
I don't know what we have done without Dave. It was really overwhelming when we first started looking at planning our honeymoon. Dave listened to what we were wanting to get out of our trip and then narrowed down the best options for us and our budget. I would recommend him to anyone and would go back to him again in a heartbeat.
By dbyrne88 from Lawrence, KS
Traveled to Riviera Maya ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Dave Bonnel responded:
Wow, thank you for the stunning review. I am grateful that I am able to help

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3 of 7 people found this review helpful
Dave paves the way to a memorable vacation
Dave offered good advice, often went the extra mile to help me visualize the trip.
When we experienced flight and luggage problems, he was available to help us successfully work through them.
By LLStickman from Lawrence, Kansas
Traveled to Paris ~ France ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Dave Bonnel responded:
Thank you Sir, for the great review. I am glad that your luggage showed up before your river cruise departed. That would have been a real challenge! Stay safe and travel on! -db

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4 of 9 people found this review helpful
Great Honeymoon
Dave was a very nice professional who got to the point of what me and my new wife was looking for. The resort we picked from his provided selection was amazing. Will defiantly be looking towards using Dave in the future fore more trips. Great overall experience.
By Happy Couple from Lawrence, Kansas
Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Dave Bonnel responded:
Always glad to help make a successful honeymoon! Stay safe and travel on! -db

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Destination Expert:

  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Mexico
  • Australia
  • Hawaii

Travel Specialist:

  • Luxury
  • Safari
  • River Cruises
  • Adult Only
  • Honeymoons

Top Travel Partners:

  • Viking River Cruises
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Crystal Cruises
  • Oceania Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean International

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