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 history buffs and anxious intellectuals, who enjoy being treated well, learning all day and luxuriating all night- feeding their big hungry brains (as well as bellies!) and making a positive impact on people, wildlife and the planet.
It was my daughter's Make-A-Wish trip that showed me the difference in working with a professional who cares, has access to "the good stuff that make dreams come true" and can make things happen vs. the faceless call center clerks the other booking options had left me with (I too had no idea where to find a good travel agent in the 90s & 00s and remember choosing those unfulfilling experiences!). It became my mission to bring that same personalized assistance, support, advocacy, care and peace of mind to my clients (and no, it doesn't cost extra to work with a travel agent, at least not in the higher quality premium and luxury space).
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...
"The only source of knowledge is experience.” ― Albert Einstein
1) You're amazing and your travel should be too. It should be personal, but also elevated, indulgent and enriching. You and your brilliant mind deserve nothing less.
2) You deserve to work with a caring and connected travel professional who doesn't cost anything extra, rather than the random call center clerks of your other booking options. Your peace of mind is priceless.
3) 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. You're always getting better and you're worth investing in.
BONUS) Travel should be helpful rather than harmful to our world. There are better options than just the basic, mass market experiences found online and it's my duty to bring them to you. Also, I'll personally donate $25/person to my guests' preferred nonprofit or charity (or one of the amazing childhood cancer organizations so helpful during my daughter's own battle.)
"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