Get the Elevated, Enriching Travel Experiences You Really Want...
Without Having to Lift a Finger...
Or Pay a Penny Extra...
Go From Overwhelmed to Overseas, With Ease
It's my job to bring you peace of mind. You'll have caring and connected me all along the way (instead of a faceless call center).
I'm the one who does all the work (and sits on hold) for you. You can practically just pack and show up.
No Extra Fees
I don't charge my clients a fee. Every price in travel (except air) includes a TA's commission for providing personalized services.
River Cruises | Luxury Cruises | Special Interest Tours
"Why go to a machine when you can go to a human being?" - Ray Bradbury
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, a good old-fashioned travel agent for my fellow knowledge-loving, critical-thinking readers, history buffs and other intellectuals whose brilliant minds are often 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 with my good old-fashioned travel agent services. Every trip really is "once-in-a-lifetime" (and none of us know how long that lifetime's going to be so we've got to get going-the pandemic's certainly taught us all that!)
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...
I BELIEVE TRAVEL SHOULD...
SATISFY YOUR SOUL
Travel's about connecting - exploring new places, meeting new people, having new experiences and learning new things. It should be personal, elevated, indulgent and enriching (and it's especially good on river cruises, expeditions yachts and high-end tours, where the meeting is as easy as it was in college). Life is short, we need to collect as many friends and memories as we can, while we can.
EXPAND YOUR MIND
You deserve to work with a caring and connected professional rather than the random call center clerks of your other booking options, freeing your brain to concentrate on learning new things and having new experiences. Your peace of mind is priceless.
MAKE YOUR HEART HAPPY
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 a place's stories with like-minded people without returning home transformed. Each trip makes you better and smarter. You're worth investing in.
DO SOME GOOD
Travel should be helpful rather than harmful to our world and there are better options than the basic, mass market experiences found online. It's my duty to bring them to you, and I'll also personally donate $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
"Loved the transport service to and from the airports...a wonderful perk because you're not stressed out a bit! Thank you for all the attention you gave us. Really appreciated our gifts...used it all."
Pat P. , Satisfied Client
"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. , Satisfied Client
"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. , Satisfied Client
"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. , Satisfied Client