The Travel by Kris Mission

To help clients create memories that will last a lifetime.

To promote experiences in different cultures and meeting new people.

To encourage traveling with open minds and hearts.

To achieve through our trusted relationship and my careful planning.


Hi, I'm Kris de Vogel

Your Cruise & Custom Europe Trip Specialist

My summers spent living in The Netherlands were truly unforgettable. Before my husband moved to the States (he’s Dutch) we had an ocean between us, so these months were extra special.

As I arrived in my husband’s village for the first time - I was welcomed by a lush green landscape dotted with windmills and church towers. Those months of living abroad, I experienced so many moments like this, where I felt like I’d been dropped into a postcard! 

One of my most vivid memories of living in The Netherlands was a weekend getaway to the southern, hilly part of the country. On our drive there we passed by nuns trekking through the countryside (habits on, hiking poles in hand) and every morning I smothered my croissant with hand churned butter from the local dairy farm. Our days there included walking through pastures, hiking up and down rolling hills, passing Dutch cows and lunches in the local villages. 

Even though I was an avid traveler before my extended stays in Europe with my husband - I am forever changed from my time there. I was embraced by the locals on so many occasions, but one really stands out. During the summer of 2014, the American and Dutch flags flew side by side outside the castle in Barneveld honoring our wedding celebration.

Unique Experiences and Connections On Your Next Trip

This memorable time in my life inspired me to incorporate more genuine experiences and connections into each of my clients’ custom trips and cruise vacations. I work closely with clients who desire one of a kind vacations. With my years of traveling the world and my American Express network - you’ll experience a tailor made journey, enhanced with my personal touches! You can be confident knowing your trip is supported by a caring travel advisor and backed by one of the most reputable travel companies in the world.

My promise to you: To create a custom journey that’s filled with authentic connections and postcard moments. I’ll make sure you return home with memories you’ll be talking about for a lifetime!

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Bon voyage!



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I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met.

- Melody Truong


Travel  Experiences That Create Life Long Memories

At Travel by Kris, I plan more than just your trip - you experience my personal service with a detailed, crafted itinerary, where you'll create memories to last a lifetime.

Where will your wanderlust take you next? Click the "Work With Me" button and discover how I'll create your customized trip.

Kris is so helpful and friendly! She’s made our family travels
 a breeze for years! Thanks for all you do, Kris! 

 - Macie Jane Walker