What if you could travel the world in the luxury and style you desire with the peace of mind you deserve?
I can help you go from overwhelmed to overseas...stress free, frustration free, & without extra fees
Overwhelmed by all the options? (It's no wonder! Google "italian foodie cruise and you get 120,000,000 results! Good thing you've come to an expert.)
Worrying about traveling overseas and not feeling supported? (Not surprising since the corporations in the industry work to convince travelers to give up the personal service and attention they're paying for! Good think you still get it here. )
Nervous about choosing the wrong cruise or tour? ( Who isn't? Good thing you're not limited here only to what's advertised to the masses like you are elsewhere!)
Been there. Felt all that. You and me and 89% of our fellow Americans who also feel stress when it comes to traveling. You're perfectly normal...and you can start traveling better (and being happier) now.
My signature CapeCare service combo of CARE, ATTENTION, PERKS & EASE, that you just can't get with your other booking options, takes you from that overwhelm to overseas with the peace of mind you're looking for from planning to your return home. You'll be able to practically just pack and show up to have the time of your life without having to lift a finger or pay a penny extra!
There really is a difference between working with a caring and connected travel agent and the random call center clerks of your other booking options, both in how you're treated and in the support you get while traveling.
Hello! I'm Stef Katz
My daughter's Make-A-Wish trip showed me how much more relaxed and secure I could feel, working with a travel professional, and since 2016, it's been my mission to bring those same happy feelings to my guests.
Im really more than just a travel agent, I'm
- your MATCHMAKER-finding the elevated cruises & tours you want, without you having to spend weeks researching
- your CONCIERGE - providing tips and perks while handling the logistics of your travels for you, and even
- your TRAVEL COACH-being there from planning all the way home, providing support, advice and advocacy and answering all your questions
all rolled into one!
You'll find some things different here from some of your other options...
- 1) 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.
- 2) 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. (I do reward you though for choosing the more sustainable lines with special thank you perks).
- 3) I don't put you on yet another annoying email marketing list. The only emails you'll get from me will pertain to your travels and the occasional announcement about "Travel With Me" cruising and touring opportunities. You won't get "just what everyone else gets".
- 4) I don't charge you fees. The river, expedition, luxury and tour lines all pay me commission to provide you the personal service their call centers can't - there's no reason for me to charge you more. (Having said that, I don't work with the options that don't warrant a place at the sustainable travel table like mass market cruises and all-inclusive resorts).
And the travel options here are a little different. They're the elevated smaller ship cruises and smaller group tours that are...
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 was a force for good.
" 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
How Does This Work? Step by Step...
As soon as you contact me, we'll set up a Zoom (you don't have to have your camera on unless you want to), or call so we can talk about what you're wanting and dreaming of OR you can peruse through some suggestions below (under construction). ( 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.) This is the matchmaking part...
I'll Get To Work
Next I become a concierge, finding just what you're looking for... We'll "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 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). You don't get this with any of your other booking options.
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!