The 5 Best Reasons to Work With a Travel Advisor

Personal Service

When you choose to work with Travel by Kris you’re guaranteed your responses will be from me! No matter how you contact me (text, email, phone call, social media) you can count on a timely reply. I’m working for you and I have your best travel interests in mind. Working with me, you aren’t just a number – you are a valued client! I build life long relationships with my clients and also work with their trusted referrals.

Working with Travel by Kris you’ll be recommended the best travel companies for your destination, your family, and your travel desires. You can count on me to be your travel matchmaker and advocate. You’ll also receive my personalized service before, during, and after your vacation. If your reservation is directly with a cruise or tour company you won’t be working with one person – you’ll be bounced around to different people each time you contact them with questions.


I have worked in travel for almost 30 years and have experienced the progression in this ever changing industry. I started issuing airline tickets for corporate travelers, moved on to specializing in cruise vacations (and planning/escorting large continuing education cruise groups) and to the past decade of planning custom trips, all types of cruises, all-inclusive resorts, and tours all over the world!

I founded Travel by Kris 18 years ago and am affiliated with one of the most trusted names in the business – Avoya Travel Network. You get the backing and legitimacy of a large company – but since I own and run Travel by Kris, you are supporting my small business.

Save You Time

You know what happens with time when you start googling… all of a sudden hours have gone by and confusion sets in as more information pops up. My expertise will weed out the massive amounts of overwhelming and conflicting information for you. This will save you hours of frustration and second guessing! Your questions, feedback, and collaboration are also always welcome. Keeping up on the latest technology is also important in planning your adventures – before your departure you’ll have access to all the details of your trip via a professional itinerary app.

A Passion for Travel

Travel is not just a business for me, it’s a lifestyle! I love everything about it and my days are consumed with it. Working with my clients, watching travel shows, keeping up on the daily travel news, doing online training, reading travel trade journals while working out at the gym, writing hotel reviews/travel articles, posting travel pics and planning my own adventures make up my days. 🙂 Be inspired and follow along on Facebook or Instagram!

Insider Information

My husband and I have traveled and do travel fairly extensively, so I have many tips for you! With my industry affiliations I have a large network of colleagues who have a wealth of first hand knowledge. After working in the industry for so long I also have many contacts at the cruise lines and various travel companies. When planning your trip – I’ll share all my insider knowledge and tips! You’ll be prepared with which tours need to be pre booked to skip long hours in line, what to pack for your destination, and when to travel to beat the crowds.

Working with Travel by Kris you’ll be assured of the best trip and experiences possible – with my personal touch. I strive to exceed your expectations with every detail of your trip! I’m excited to work with you – contact me and let’s get started on your bucket list. 🙂

Until the next adventure – bon voyage!


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Hi, I'm Kris de Vogel

Welcome to the Travel by Kris family - I'm glad you're here!

I create unique, detailed trips to Europe and match you to the perfect ship for your cruise vacations. With my personalized service and attention to detail - you'll save time and experience a stress free planning process.

I'll also help you capture the spirit of a destination and return home with life long memories! 

A customized vacation... just for you.

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