Michelle has been in the travel industry for 29 years. She started her career in the Chicago area for a Hawaiian Tour operator, where she then became a Travel Agent before moving to St. Louis. Michelle has been a Travel Consultant with Brentwood Travel since 2010.
She has a passion about travel and she loves her job - one of her favorite things about being a Travel Agent is the relationships she has developed over the years with her clients. Michelle takes the time to understand what the client wants from their trip and then lays the foundation for an unforgettable experience. Michelle has traveled to many places and some of her favorite destinations are: Costa Rica, the Canadian Rockies, Hawaii, England, France, Italy and Northern California.
Her travel specialties are warm, tropical destinations in the Caribbean, Costa Rica, French Polynesia, Hawaii and Mexico, plus she has experienced numerous all-inclusive resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean firsthand. She loves personalizing and putting together customized vacations especially to Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
Michelle is a certified expert with AM Resorts, Marriott Resorts, Sandals Specialist, Apple Vacations, Funjet, Avalon Waterways, Globus, Viking Cruises, Azamara, Rocky Mountaineer, and cruises to Alaska, the Caribbean, Europe, and the Mediterranean.
Read about Michelle's European river cruise with Avalon Waterways
"Our trip details were all handled by [Michelle] so we did not have to worry about missing something if we had booked the trip ourselves. Our agent also explained what to expect for each part of our trip from departure, to transfers, to our stay at the resort. She took all the worry out of the trip. Got a great deal on the resort that we may not otherwise have found. She also arranged to have all our rooms close to each other (3 couples)." B.E. 2015
"I could not be more pleased with the services Michelle Busse has provided us with. She has planned 3 vacations for us and her responsiveness, attention to detail and investment in our trips has been amazing. I contacted her approximately 2-3 weeks before we left for Hawaii on our most recent trip, as it was an impromptu last minute decision. She planned everything perfectly and all of our arrangements were wonderful. We had several connections, shuttles, etc and it was the most seamless trip ever, even given the late notice we provided Michelle. I will use her for every vacation we take in the future and have already provided her name and phone number to others, even though we do not reside in the St. Louis area. She is amazing!!!" R.Y. 2015