About Us4 Seasons Vacations | Albert Lea, MN

Since 1967, 4 Seasons Vacations in Albert Lea, Minnesota has helped thousands of travelers just like you plan their perfect vacation. Our team of professionals will handle all of the details including airline and hotel reservations, cruise bookings, car rentals, and vacation packages. Do you need a passport or Visa? The advice of an expert can make all the difference.

David Nelson

David Nelson

David Nelson, President and owner of 4 Seasons companies is an Albert Lea native. After graduating with a degree in business management he joined 4 Seasons, a family business, in July of 1980. He and his wife Michele have three daughters and one grandson. David has traveled to Mexico and the Caribbean over 30 times and has also visited Europe, taken several cruises and crisscrossed the United States on his motorcycle. Several trips to Alaska and Hawaii are also included in David’s travels. Along with 4 Seasons Vacations, the Nelson family also owns 2 sister businesses, 4 Seasons Coffee and 4 Seasons Advertising.

Larry Alvey

Larry Alvey


Larry is from the Hollandale area and has been in the travel industry since 1978. After graduating from Northwestern College, he served 2 years in the US Army and taught high school business classes for 7 years in northern Iowa. He began his travel experience as a Tour Manager with an international tour company out of Chicago before returning to Minnesota in 1984. Larry brought sales, domestic and international travel experience to 4 Seasons and has been with the company since.

Larry’s 30-plus years as a Tour Manager has literally taken him around the world several times hosting travelers to New York, Canada, Mexico, Scandinavia, Asia, Africa and Australia to name a few. Larry also enjoys introducing destinations like the Panama Canal, Alaska and Hawaii through a cruising experience. Larry enjoys being with people and helping them get the most out of their 4 Seasons vacation. Not only does he assist them on the trip but also with the planning of the adventure so they get the most out of their tour destination.

When Larry isn’t traveling, he’s enjoying time with his Dad and other family members in the Hollandale area. He also enjoys being owned by his black lab Max, living on his family farm just outside of Albert Lea.


Cindy Meany


Cindy grew up in the Austin area and began traveling as a child with her parents to Hawaii when her brother was stationed there in the Navy. As an adult she continued visiting the beautiful Hawaiian Islands with her own family and is still one of her favorite destinations.

Cindy has traveled extensively throughout the United States as well as the Caribbean both by land and by sea. Cindy has 9 years of experience with Carnival Cruise line as a Sales Trainer and brings valuable knowledge and experience to our agency.

Cindy has 3 children and 4 grandchildren. She enjoys spoiling her grandkids and spending time with her friends and family.

Cindy’s other favorite destinations would be Estes Park Colorado and Rocky Mountain National Park or relaxing on a tropical Caribbean beach.

Tammi Haney

Tammi Haney


Tammi began her career in travel as a leisure vacations agent with 4 Seasons in 1992. She managed All Continents Travel for 12 years until 4 Seasons purchased it in 2008. She has been interested and excited about travel since her first flight her family took to California at the age of 7. Tammi has one teenage daughter who shares her love for travel.

Tammi has guided many groups on cruises, Mexico and Jamaica. She is a Disney and Sandals specialist and plans leisure trips worldwide. Her travel experience includes: Ireland, Alaska/Caribbean Cruises, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, many destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean, along with most of the United States. Her favorites are Mexico and the Caribbean. She loves to snorkel, horseback ride on the beach, catamaran cruise and watch sunsets on the beach while listening to the waves.

Tammi is available Monday – Friday to help you with your travel plans.

Sara Buechele

Sara Buechele


Sara caught the travel bug as a child. Her family traveled to 48 states via motorhome. After graduating, Sara did eventually make it to Hawaii and Alaska.

While living in Southern California, Sara began her career in travel. She worked for a company selling discounted airline tickets, and then for a full service travel agency.

Sara moved back to the Midwest in 2006 and is working at 4 Seasons in the retail travel agency. She is delighted to once again be working in a field she is so passionate about.

A couple of favorite destinations for her are Bermuda (for the pink sand beaches), Italy (for the food and architecture) and Tahiti-Moorea-Bora Bora (words just can’t describe). Her dream destination is Thailand (someday!).

Sue Wangsness

Sue Wangsness

Sue has been with 4 Seasons Vacations in the accounting department since 2001. She grew up in southern Minnesota. After living in Colorado and Texas for over 12 years, she came back to Minnesota.
Sue enjoys gardening and golfing.

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