Travel Agent for the Curious & Creative

Get the enriching Travel Experiences You deserve...

Without Having to Lift a Finger...

Or Pay a Penny Extra...

Travel Easier, Better & Worry-Free

No Stress

 You'll have caring and connected me all along the way (instead of a faceless call center) for help and support. You can practically just pack and show up. 

No Extra Fees

Every price you see (except air) includes a TA's commission for providing you personal customer service. It's just extra corporate profit when you give that service up booking online. 

Do Some Good

I know you care about our world. I do too. So I'll donate $25 per person to your favorite charity or nonprofit after you return home. You're not just traveling the world, you're changing it. 

River Cruises | Luxury Cruises | Special Interest Tours

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

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Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer but information overwhelm and option overload can have you booking "just okay" vacations rather than the elevated, special interest experiences that thrill, teach and transform you.

Search "Ireland history tour" and you get 231,000,000 results, "Art river cruise" gets you 52,000,000, and "Italy foodie yacht" yields 14,000,000! Whew, where do you even start?

With me, Stef Katz, an old-school customer satisfaction-focused travel specialist for my fellow readers, history buffs and others whose brilliant minds can be accompanied with some anxieties (been there, felt that!).

It was my daughter's Make-A-Wish trip that showed me the difference in working with a caring professional who has access to "the good stuff that make dreams come true" and can make things happen vs. the random call center clerks the other booking options had left me with. It became my mission to bring that same personalized assistance, support, advocacy, care and peace of mind to my clients.

Whether you were referred to me by a happy client or found me searching "best travel agent near me", let's find out if I'm the travel agent you're looking for... 

Traveling is Different Than Just Vacationing

Vacationing is just getting away but traveling can be life-changing. When done right, it's full of learning new things, having new experiences, and meeting new people. Life is short, and we need to collect as much fun and fascination and as many friends and memories as we can, while we can.

Trafalgar Square in London
Trafalgar Square in London
Afternoon Antique Shopping in Strasbourg, France
Afternoon Antique Shopping in Strasbourg, France

Your Peace of Mind, Especially While Traveling is Priceless

You deserve to work with a caring and connected professional rather than the random call center clerks of your other booking options, freeing you to just learn, laugh & luxuriate.

Your Travels Can Thrill, Teach & Transform

Travel, true travel is crucial to a life well lived. You simply cannot walk the same paths as your ancestors or figures from history, touching the same walls, seeing the same vistas, and learning destinations' stories without returning home a better version of yourself.

Cruising the Rhine Gorge in Germany
Cruising the Rhine Gorge in Germany
Vatican Museums Ceiling in Vatican City, Italy
Vatican Museums Ceiling in Vatican City, Italy

Your Travels Should Do Some Good

Travel can be helpful rather than harmful to our world and there are better options than just those found with DIY online. It's my duty to bring those to you and I'm also going to be personally donating $25/person to your favorite nonprofit or charity after you travel. (I've got some amazing childhood cancer ones that helped us if you don't have one).

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

Testimonials

"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.

"There is a kind of magicness about going far away and then coming back all changed." - Kate Douglas Wiggin

3 Steps to the Enriching Travel Experiences You Want and the Elevated Ones Your Deserve

1

We Talk

It's your dreams, likes, interests, and tastes that matter. You let me know what you'd like, however's most comfortable for you. Zoom, phone, text or email are the most popular).

See options here (to come) for chances to travel with me for even more peace of mind. 

 

2

I Present & You Decide

We'll collaborate and tweak it to get it just right for you, (or your group of friends/family/fellow club members-group travel is more fun). 

Then I make the arrangements, saving you time, stress & frustration. 

 

3

You Enjoy

Have the time of your life because every trip IS once-in-a-lifetime.

Meet new people, learn new things, have new experiences, make great memories, and return home a bit better.

It's as close as you can get to your own Make-A-Wish trip.  

 

Just like the good old-fashioned travel agencies of old, I've got a brochure rack for you to peruse to fuel those travel dreams!

Keep scrolling for some sample itineraries and find my Join Me Journeys here (to come).

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