Enjoy the elevated travel you desire with the peace of mind you deserve
With No Extra Fees
River Cruises - LUXURY cruises - Expedition Cruises - LAND Tours filled with discovery, delight & deliciousness
Been there. Felt all that. 89% of American feel stress when it comes to traveling. You're perfectly normal.
Here you'll get my CAPES, what you just can't get from your other booking options and what makes travel so much better and easier on you:
- You're treated as a valued client, not just a number as you are with the online travel agencies. 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.
- You're not limited to only certain suppliers like you are with some other travel agents. I'm an independent agent of a good old-fashioned, full-service agency who does millions with the cruise and tour lines. No matter how luxe you want your travels, I can make it happen.
PERSONAL SERVICE & PERKS
- Remember the old days when the "customer was king"? I'm old-school so here the customer still is. And the words cruise and tours have "u" in midle of them for a reason. It's your preferences and special interests that determine what experiences are the ones that will thrill & transform you, not just what a corporate site wants to mark down! And back to being old-school, I still thank you for your business with some kind of gift just for you!
- 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 beauty salon, will choose the DIY box of color at the drugstore. The results are always going to be better with a professional involved though and it's far easier to just sit back, relax and have someone else do the work. Travel's the same way.
- Now we're at the biggest difference. Once you've booked, most of your other booking options are done with you. My job may be 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!
There really is a difference working with a caring and connected travel agent instead of the call center clerks you get direct or on third party sites.
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!
I'm a good, old-fashioned travel agent who knows what she's doing, who can help ease your anxieties & who'll have your back so you can travel with unparalleled peace of mind. How do you know?
Well you can...
Check out where I've been quoted in the media (click here)
Read testimonials from past clients (click here)
Set up a zoom so you can meet me in real time! (click here)
and you can contact me with questions or requests for information anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And because I don't work with just anyone or book just anything, my specializations are a little different (but oh so delightful & delicious!). They're the all inclusive/almost all inclusive smaller ships and elevated trips that are also easier on you. They're ...
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
Step by Step How It All Works...
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'll Get To Work
So 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. )
Now You Experience the Biggest Difference
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 (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!).
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!