Client Testimonials

Below are comments from a few clients who have allowed me to share with you their experience with Travel Designed by Stephanie: 


Anyone can work as a travel agent, but it takes a talented professional to provide the kind of service Stephanie provides. Stephanie has been designing one-of-a-kind vacations for me for well over a decade. For many years I traveled alone, and Stephanie made sure every detail was taken care of to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip for me. Her expertise in Caribbean travel cannot be matched, but her knowledge and experience in the travel industry enables her to research and plan travel for any destination.


Machu Picchu Adventure-Aberkrombie & Kent

My most memorable trips designed by Stephanie were a tour of Costa Rica and a tour of Peru. She worked tirelessly to make sure every detail was taken care of, and as a result, both trips were flawless. The little “extras” she provides at no additional cost are numerous. For example, your documents arrive with your luggage tags already filled out in her beautiful handwriting.

I highly recommend Stephanie for all your travel needs.

Marcia Everts Burke
Director of Friends of Jamaica,
Rockford, IL

Ketchikan, Alaska

Ketchikan, Alaska

Stephanie has always gone out of her way to find us ‘extras’ and upgrades when booking one of our frequent cruises. She did an excellent job arranging a 15-member family group for our 50th anniversary Alaska cruise.
Art and Audrey Stees
Freeport, IL

Stephanie of Travel Designed is fabulous! We have been using her services for over 10 years now & have been extremely happy! We have great things to say about her & her superior customer service. She listens to our ideas, works within our budget, offers excellent travel tips & customizes our travel package to make it more than just another trip or family vacation…but rather a dream come true!Stephanie did a fantastic job of creating a romantic & memorable honeymoon for us in Europe! We saw all the sites of Paris, a cabaret at Moulin Rouge, a dinner cruise on the Seine River, toured Notre Dame, strolled to the Eiffel Tower at night, took a train ride across the French countryside, played slots at the world-famous Monte Carlo Casino, toured the late Prince Rainier & Princess Grace’s castle, had the best tiramisu we have ever tasted & dined at the world-class Restaurant Chantecler in the historic Negressco Hotel in Nice overlooking the Mediterranean Sea…what else could you ask for?

White Sand Beaches of the Riviera Maya, Mexico

White Sand Beaches of the Riviera Maya, Mexico

We have also used her services to travel to Cancun, Mexico & the Dominican Republic. She is the reason there is still a need for detailed, talented & hardworking travel agents in the age of the internet.
Her personal touches & recommendations are incomparable & make it that much more special. I hope you give Stephanie an opportunity to help you with your next destination! Happy Traveling!!

Tim & Joleen Baumgartner
Pearl City, IL

Stephanie has been our travel agent for many years and has put together wonderful trips for us. Our first trip for our 32nd Wedding anniversary was very special. My husband and Stephanie planned a cruise through the Panama Canal but the highlight was all the little surprises they had in store including a visit to the ship’s bridge, beautiful flowers in our room and arranging for a special cake and song in the dining room. Our next cruise was to Bermuda; it was equally exciting and everything was planned down to every detail. Stephanie sends your package ahead with all your literature so you can plan what you want to do in port; she wanted us to book our adventures before embarkation as they get sold out and she highlights great tours she recommends.

Buchart Gardens

Butchart Gardens Victoria, BC

Stephanie planned a wonderful cruisetour vacation to Alaska. All the lodges we stayed in were beautiful. Stephanie told me about tours available in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia. She even booked us in the Fairmont Empress Hotel, built in the early 1900s and promised it was beautiful, looking out over the bay…and it was amazing!

The tour included a visit to Butchart Gardens that Stephanie insisted we vist, “This is a must to do, they are BEAUTIFUL!” Oh my gosh— she was right. The entire trip was wonderful and many happy memories were made.

Stephanie also planned a multi-generational family vacation to Disney World. I told her this is my dream vacation and it’s based solely on the grandchildren’s happiness!

The meals were pre-arranged in all the different parks with the Disney characters; it was wonderful to see the smiles on our grandchildren’s faces and on their parent’s faces!. Stephanie knew my granddaughter loved Cinderella, so breakfast was planned for her. When Cinderella came and picked up my granddaughter and kissed her, it was PRICELESS!

Many times during our trip we commented on how well Stephanie had taken care of us!  If you want a great trip planned, with every detail taken care of, let Stephanie arrange your vacation,    you won’t be sorry!

The Church Family
Iowa Park, Texas