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High End Cruising on Rivers, Lakes & Seas - Elevated Guided Tours

"Why go to a machine when you can go to a human being?" - Ray Bradbury

Ready for the CONVENIENCE of working with a caring and connected travel professional (not just random call center clerks)? 

Want ACCESS to elevated cruising and touring options (not just what's advertised to the masses)?

Enjoy PERSONAL ATTENTION, being treated as a valued client (not just a reservation number)?

Would you like the EASE of practically just packing and showing up (rather than spend days/weeks/months researching and then traveling unsupported?

You're In the Right Place! Get All That And Travel That's...

MORE ENGAGING

not just with new destinations but also with new people, new fun and new conversations.

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MORE ENRICHING

where you're learning new things and having new experiences (often ones you'd never get on your own).

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MORE INDULGENT

with delicious food and drink, exemplary service and opulent bedding for your comfort.

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MORE ETHICAL

on and with lines that have sustainability or philanthropy initiatives in place so your travel is a force for good.

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Hello! I'm Stef Katz, a collaborative travel agent for my fellow intellectuals & introverts 

Since 2016, I've been connecting the curious to each other and to the experiences that thrill and transform them.

It was my own daughter's Make-A-Wish trip that showed me the incredible difference between the  "DIY book on your own and you're on your own" travel I'd always experienced (and its accompanying stresses, and frustrations) and working with a caring and connected travel professional.

I've been there, felt that and now help ease travel stress, frustration and travel anxiety for my clients, and I look forward to helping you with your next elevated adventure in the US, the British Isles and Europe!

Here's How It Works...

We Collaborate

As soon as you contact me, we'll set up a Zoom (you don't have to have your camera on unless you want to), or call so we can talk about what you're wanting and dreaming of OR you can peruse through some suggestions below (under construction).  ( I'll send you an email so you can enter your traveling party's names, DOB's, passport information, etc. so I can hold space and accurately quote.) I'm sort of your matchmaker or personal shopper at this point....

I'll Get To Work

Next I become sort of a concierge, finding just what you're looking for... We'll "meet" again - by zoom, call, email or text and we'll work together to tweak the pieces and parts so you're happy. Then we'll get you booked. (I'll send an email from my system for you to authorize your deposit payment (I never have any of your money - I just call your payment into the line so you don't have to be the one on hold), and sign off on having read and accepted both my and the line's terms and conditions. )

Now Experience the Real Difference in Having a Travel Agent

I'm at your disposal, sort of like a life coach now, answering questions, providing information, and being available to confer on or discuss anything you'd like  (it's been shown that travel anxiety peaks about a week out from departure - it often helps to go over the itinerary again to give you back some peace of mind). You don't get this with any of your other booking options.

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You Travel, Indulging and Enjoying

Unlike your other booking options, I'm still here, caring and helping you out if needed, with anything in my power to help with (with today's chaotic air travel situation, it's best if you are a direct customer of any airlines involved). And I can't wait to hear all about your cruise, trip or tour!

Some Sample Itineraries (under construction)

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Testimonials from Happy Clients

"It has been a pleasure working with you. I love that you get the answers to all my questions, look at all the details for the trip and that I have you if there are any issues when on the trip. I'm looking forward to next time!!!" -Liz P.

"As you can imagine, we did have a fabulous time. We know what to expect on the Queen Mary 2, but even so, the Christmas and New Year's Celebrations were just fantastic. We appreciate all that you did for us, the arrangements were seamless." -Marion M.

"Awesome job setting up our trip Stef. I'm amazed at how much you did for us and we will surely use you again in the future. Thank you!" -Steve C.

"The only source of knowledge is experience.” ― Albert Einstein

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