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Customized Global Travel Specialist
Vernazza, Italy, one of the Cinque Terre
My knowledge and experience is your power when it comes to planning your customized vacation. My professional resume is full of customer service, project management and organizational operations which all translate perfectly to the travel industry. There are many details, destinations and dots to connect and I excel at being responsive, thorough and precise. I have also:
- Utilized the services of many local travel vendors, so I'm familiar with what they offer and with the ones that can provide you with the best bang for your buck
- Met with dozens of suppliers to learn more information about the best products and services the industry has to offer
- Attended many informational trainings and presentations on destinations, tour, cruise, air and hotel to name a few
But the most important "trick" for creating the perfect travel itinerary to any destination is matching the right excursions, tours and accommodations to your interests and traveling style. To do that well, it's important that I spend some time getting to know you, so that I can make the best recommendations for your trip. For instance, if I discover that you love animals, I might suggest that you take part in an equestrian tour aboard the Iceland's famous Icelandic horses.
I attend the industry's most important events to keep up-to-date on trends affecting travelers all over the world. I am constantly learning and changing as the world of travel changes. If you haven't traveled in the last 5 years, there's a good chance a change will affect your trip and I'll be riiht there to guide you.
Some of my favorite destinations include Portugal, Iceland, Myanmar, Costa Rica, and my home state of Florida. I grew up in Orlando, and we often visited the theme parks. Plus, my first job was at Universal's Islands of Adventure, so I am especially familiar with this theme park.
And while many people believe that a travel agent's main job is booking and crafting itineraries, it is far from the only service I will provide you. I will also be there to help you out if something should go awry on your trip. For instance, I once had a client leave his passport in a town during a multi-city Germany driving trip. In order to retrieve it, he needed to backtrack, which meant canceling several non-refundable hotels, which I was able to do for him.
So, if you're ready to book your next vacation, please contact me. It would be my pleasure to design a seamless and interesting itinerary for your next big adventure!
Vacation Packages with Delta Vacations
The most common question I get is - how can I compete on price? Not only can I already find the best deals through our partners, but my favorite is Delta Vacations. With Delta Vacations, you get access to unpublished airfare and discounted hotel rates when you book hotel or car with your flights. I always tell people to let me try and work with Delta Vacations so we can make the most of your travel dollars and fly on the worlds most awarded airline. 58 Stars Travel is a Diamond Agency with Delta Vacations, which means we are equipped to find the best deals and get priority service for our clients. We get to work with the best of the best and you will benefit - call me to give them a try on your next trip!
My Areas of Expertise
Bucket List Trip to EUROPE
Thanks for the opportunity to plan your adventure! You guys really got around! I really enjoyed hearing about your time in London, Paris, Venice, Tuscany, Rome AND Sorrento!
Family trip to Belize
Thank you for your business, Heidi! I'm looking forward to hearing about your upcoming trip to Puerto Rico!! -Cliff
One of our best trips. Easy, and well organized.
Thank you for booking with us Dave! It was fun planning your Oceania Cruise to Iceland, and I'm glad everything worked out great!
Princess~ Alaskan cruise
Cliff was very thorough and quick to respond to questions and e-mails. He reviewed numerous cruises until all of our criteria was met, He sent reminders when cruise timelines occurred.
We also had friends traveling with us and he booked , scheduled and coordinated travel plans for everyone. All travelers were very pleased with Cliff’s professionalism, follow through, and attention to detail.
My husband and I are currently working on our next cruise to Australia with Cliff. We know our cruise plans will be exemplary. We have total confidence in Cliff’s knowledge and expertise.
We highly recommend Cliff Steinhauer to anyone that is planning a cruise vacation. He will help make your planning be as enjoyable as your cruise!
Pam and Jey
Thank you very much for the kind words, Pam! I look forward to helping you plan your next trip, and you are an absolute pleasure to work with!!
Has a good sense of humour, which I personally feel is nice.
We had an amazing trip, unforgettable!
Thank you for trusting me to plan your vacation! I'm glad everything worked out and I hope you are inspired to take many more trips to new destinations!
Thank you Penny! I really enjoyed working with you and I hope we get to plan another trip for you soon.
well planned thirty day adventure
Thank you Paul! I look forward to hearing about your next upcoming trip to Paris, Valencia and Rome!