Stephanie caught the travel bug at an early age from her mom who dreamt of traveling the world and her dad who who helped make those dreams come true while he was in the Navy. She lived in 4 states and Italy by the age of 10. By the age of 14 she’d travelled throughout Italy, San Marino, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and the Netherlands. In the mid 80’s she fell in love with Jamaica while traveling there with her family and friends 3-4 times a year. Stephanie was offered an unsolicited position as a professional travel agent in the early 90’s as a Jamaica travel specialist. This was the beginning of her career as a travel agent planning destination weddings, honeymoons, family vacations, couples getaways, group and business travel worldwide. Since then she traveled to over 50 destinations, including Cuba and has fallen head over heels in love with the culture, people and destinations in Mexico.
In 2005 with 13 years of experience and the encouragement from clients, friends and family, Stephanie opened her own home based agency, TDS Travel Services Inc. DBA Travel Designed by Stephanie. In her 25+ year career she has received numerous destination and niche certifications. She was more than honored in 2013 to be invited to serve on the AmResorts Travel Agency Advisory Board, one of the most prestigious and well respected brands in the industry.
The most gratifying achievement for Stephanie is the extensive list of decades-long clients, their families, friends and colleagues. They have trusted her to plan some of the most memorable times of their lives, making their dreams come true.