enjoy better travel made easier!
Work with me, a real, human travel professional, rather than bots and call centers and receive the...
that makes travel easier and better for you, from planning to your return home.
Enjoy the elevated travel you desire with the peace of mind you deserve!
"Why go to a machine when you could go to a human being?” ― Ray Bradbury
Ready to travel someplace wonderful but not feeling so wonderful yourself?
That's perfectly normal.
More than 90% of Americans feel stressed when it comes to traveling.
But you don't have to feel that way anymore.
Because here you get my CAPES...
The C is for CARE & CONVENIENCE
You're treated as a valued client. You have the convenience of contacting me how YOU prefer - text, call, email, messenger, etc. and I'm available 24/7 to you when you're traveling (and during business hours otherwise).
The A is for ACCESS & ADVOCACY
You're not limited to only certain lines or just what a search engine pulls up. I'm an independent agent of one of the most influential agencies in the industry. I've got connections and recourse the 800 numbers just don't have.
The P is for PERSONAL SERVICE & PERKS
The words cruise and tours have "u" in the middle of them for a reason. You matter. And your preferences and interests matter-not just what a corporate site wants to mark down! And I still thank you for your business with a little gift as all companies used to.
The E is for EASE & EXPERTISE
Some people want to make things harder on themselves. I always say "some are always going to use the box" referring to those who instead of going to the salon, use the DIY box of color from the drugstore. The results are always going to be better and less messy with a professional involved though and travel's the same. It's far more enjoyable to relax and let me do the work.
The S is for SUPPORT
Now we're at the biggest difference. Once you've booked, most of your other booking options are done with you. My job's just begining because you're going to have questions, you're going to be hit with travel anxiety a week or so before travel, and you may run into a snafu or two during travel. I'm there for you through all of it. I've got your back. Practically all you're going to have to do is pack!
Hello! I'm Stef Katz
My daughter's Make-A-Wish trip showed me how much more relaxed and secure I felt, working with a travel professional, and since 2016, it's been my mission to bring that same peace of mind to my guests.
As your travel agent, I'm really...
your MATCHMAKER-finding the elevated and enriching cruises & tours you're seeking - full of exploration, indulgence, engagement & enrichment, without you having to spend weeks searching and researching
your CONCIERGE - providing tips and perks while handling the logistics of your travels for you, and even
your TRAVEL COACH-because we partner from planing all the way to your return home. I'm there for you - providing support, advice & anxiety reduction, answering all your questions and advocating for you if it becomes necessary.
all rolled into one!
Want to know more?
Check out where I've been quoted in the media (click here)
Read testimonials from past clients (click here)
Join me in my NEW Facebook Group Elevated Travel for Couples Over 50-Cruises, Tours & More with Stef (click here).
and if you'd like to have a free consultation about making your travel dreams come true...
3. Set up a zoom so you can meet me in real time! (click here) or contact me with questions or requests for information anytime at email@example.com.
Specializing in Elevated Social Travel on the all inclusive and almost all inclusive delicious ships and guided trips...
with the opportunity to create lifelong friendships while creating lifelong memories, so you return home happier.
with new things to learn and experience, satisfying your curiosity and increasing your creativity, so you return home smarter.
with elevated food and drink, exemplary service and opulent bedding for your comfort, so you return home more relaxed.
with the more responsible/sustainable lines so you return home satisfied that your travel made a positive impact.
" And I'm like yeah – it's called a travel agent. Just call one up! I think the idea of having someone on your side who is an advocate for you, who cares about you, who understands what makes you, you, and what type of travel you want to have is just absolutely invaluable.?" - Samantha Brown
First you contact me. We'll set up a Zoom or call so we can talk about your preferences, interests, likes, dislikes, dreams, desires and more. (This is a key difference in working with me vs. just choosing something that's offered to everyone or trying to crowdsource the suitability of something for you). Then 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 what I find. This is the matchmaking part...
I become a concierge, finding just what you're looking for and when I do, wel "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. )
I'm at your disposal, sort of like a coach now, answering questions, providing information, and being available to confer on or discuss anything you'd like during business hours (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 when you start worrying and questioning everything about then!).
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). I'm available 24/7 while you're traveling, and unlike the 800 numbers, I love hearing all about your amazing experiences!