engaging travel made easy!

I'm a real person, not just a call center, so you'll never be just a number! I'm the old-school, professional travel agent for more sustainable social travel that does you and our world a world of good!

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More Induglgent With Deliciousness

More Engaging With Delights

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And more ethical, traveling with more responsible cruise and tour lines whose sustainabilty and philanthropic initiatives make positive impacts on communities, wildlife and our planet.

Ready to travel someplace wonderful but not feeling so wonderful yourself?

That's perfectly normal. 89% of Americans feel stressed when it comes to traveling.

But you don't have to feel that way anymore.

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  • Just imagine, floating down or along the great waterways of the world, with not a decision to be made or a worry to be had, enjoying VIP access to museums and cathedrals, dining on the finest and freshest cuisine, and sipping wines and whiskeys right at their source.
  • You can stroll, learn and dine where your ancestors or other personalities of the past have or follow in the footsteps of favorite literary heroes and heroines, authors, artists and scientists..
  • Find yourself up close and getting personal with wildlife and nature’s majesty, learning a destinations' fascinating stories from some of the best guides in the business, or just enjoy relaxing in your hammock while your elegant ship plies the oceans of the world.
  • And best of all, you can do it all in upscale, intimate settings where you're not only treated like a valued guest (rather than one of the masses) but where you can make new friends almost as easily as you did in college-something that can be more difficult the older we get (or more socially awkward we may feel).
  • I can help you with all of these intellectual adventures on these delicious ships and elevated trips, giving you the care and peace of mind you just can't get from the bots and anonymous call center clerks of your other booking options.

The difference is my CAPES...

The C is for CARE & CONVENIENCE
- 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.
The A is for ACCESS & ADVOCACY
- 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. If you run into some type of issue, I've got connections and recourse the 800 numbers just don't have.
The P is for 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 experience enhancing gift.
The E is for EASE & EXPERTISE
- 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.
The S is for SUPPORT
- 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 bots and anonymous call center clerks you get direct or on third party sites.

If you'd like to read more about the differences, check out my ebook on Amazon here:

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"Why go to a machine when you can go to a human being?" - Ray Bradbury

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!
Want to know more?
  1. Check out where I've been quoted in the media (click here)
  2. Read testimonials from past clients (click here)
  3. Join me in my NEW Facebook Group More Sustainable Social Travel W/Stef-Elevated River & Sea Cruises & Tours (click here).
and if you'd like to have a free consultation about making your travel dreams come true...
3. Set up a zoom so you can meet me in real time! (click here) or  contact me with questions or requests for information anytime at stef@thetravelsuperhero.com.

The all inclusive and almost all inclusive delicious ships and elevated trips you'll find here are the ones that are better for you and our planet! They're...

MORE ENGAGING

with the opportunity to create lifelong friendships while creating lifelong memories, so you return home happier.

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MORE ENRICHING

with new things to learn and experience, satisfying your curiosity and increasing your creativity, so you return home smarter.

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with elevated food and drink, exemplary service and opulent bedding for your comfort, so you return home more relaxed.

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MORE ETHICAL

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

So What Does Working Together Look Like?

We Collaborate

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

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. )

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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 during business hours (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!).

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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). I'm available 24/7 while you're traveling, and unlike the 800 numbers,  I love hearing all about your amazing experiences!

"The only source of knowledge is experience.” ― Albert Einstein

Testimonials from Happy Clients

"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.

"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.

"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.

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