a Boutique travel agency for lifelong-learners, history buffs & other special interest travelers
have the time of your life... without having to lift a finger or pay a penny extra
Convenience, access, personal service and ease-that's what you get instead of weeks of research exhaustion (and that option overwhelm that often has you considering just staying home).
You're not the one dealing with those faceless call centers, I am. You can practically just pack and show up (and I'll have your back all the way from planning until your return home).
No Extra Fees
Each cruise & tour price includes commission for me to personally take care of you. (You give that personal service up booking any other way, even though you're still paying for it).
River Cruises | Luxury Cruises | Special Interest Group Tours
Is there anything that makes us happier than traveling? We get out of our comfort zone, literally...learning new things, having new experiences, making new friends, and returning home transformed - smarter, more creative, more confident and filled with the memories of a lifetime!
But does the thought of that travel have you feeling both excited AND overwhelmed? (89% of Americans report feeling stressed when it comes to booking their amazing adventures).
Maybe you're feeling tense trying to find what you really want? (The option overload is real in travel, and the "best stuff" is hard to find when you try DIY).
Perhaps it's the frustration of those anonymous call centers you've gotten booking online in the past that has you dreading your next one? (You won't find that here!)
Or are you feeling resentful that travel planning falls on YOU yet again? Wouldn't you like to also just "pack and show up" to indulge and enjoy like your travel companions get to?
I'm Stef Katz, the friendly "neighborhood" travel agent who works to take the stress, frustration and anxiety out of travel for my fellow history buffs, museum fans and other lifelong learners. It was my daughter's Make-A-Wish trip that showed me how calming and carefree working with a caring and connected travel professional was vs. the random call center clerks I had with my own "DIY & hope for the best" self bookings. Now it's my mission to bring you that same excellent experience!
"Why go to a machine when you can go to a human being?" - Ray Bradbury
Whether you were referred to me by a happy client or found me searching "best travel agent near me", let's discover if I'm the travel agent you're looking for....
Working with a travel agent...
You get what you're looking for, like having a personal shopper.
The arrangements get made for you, like having a personal concierge.
You get assistance and support that gets out of your comfort zone (literally), like having a personal coach.
But here at The Travel Superhero, you get "CAPE"d, so you get...
Care & Call Center Avoidance - You’ll be dealing only with me, the same, real live person every time. No automation, no hold times, and no having to prove you’re a client with a faceless clerk each time you have a question or request. You’ll never be just a number again.
Access - Not only to real, same me (24/7 while traveling) but also to the world’s greatest treasures and unforgettable moments (and often exclusive promos). You’ll be traveling with exclusive experiences you may never find on your own (and you don't have to be on your own).
Personal Attention & Old School Service - I truly do care and want to hear about your travels, memories and dreams. There’ll be no annoying general newsletter cluttering up your inbox (and there’s always a thank you gift of some kind because I really do appreciate your business).
Expertise and Ease - You’ll have the peace of mind of knowing I’ve been helping make clients dreams come true for years and I have the connections to get snafus resolved quickly. Practically all you’ll have to do is pack, show up and have the time of your life!
"The only source of knowledge is experience.” ― Albert Einstein
And since my mission is for you to be happier, I specialize in "sociallectual" travel, which means...
It's Social, So It's Fun and Friendly
Whether with friends you bring along or ones you meet along the way, there's opportunity for discussions over dinner, laughter in the lounge and maybe even bridge or other game in the bow.
It's Intellectual, So It's Fascinating
Learning new things and having new experiences transform us. These itineraries include museums, historic sites, castles, cathedrals, libraries, and more, with guides to share the history and stories along your way.
It's Elevated, So It's Fabulous
With inclusions, exclusives, delicious food and wine and opulent accommodations, you can be treated like a queen, eat like a king and sleep like a baby with service that treats you well (as you deserve).