Travel experiences that create lifelong 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.


A    Personal Touch

Nurturing relationships is the heart of my business and I focus on this during the entire process of customizing your trip. I have worked with many of my clients for years, who entrust their vacation planning to my careful attention. My clients call me "the queen concierge", "thankful that they found me", and "consider me a friend".

First of all, I am thankful that I found you as my travel agent so many years ago. Second, you really put all of the finishing touches on my trips. Third, I consider you a friend that I have not met in person!!!!! Thanks again for your personal touch!

- Vi Clark

When you work with Travel by Kris, you receive...

I'll plan more than just a trip for you, every detail of your journey will be thoughtfully customized. Whether you're cruising in Alaska or traveling in Europe - I'll work every detail around your desires and wish list! From your private driver awaiting you at the airport to the local host for your wine tasting - your vacation will be designed just for you.

A Tailored Experience

"This was the first time we have ever used a travel agent and we are so glad we picked Kris! She made sure the entire trip was perfect. She handled all the details from the big stuff like flight and hotel to the little details of transportation, tickets and tips and tricks. For us it was those little things that mattered when you are navigating a new city. She checked on us a couple times while we were there just to make sure everything was meeting our expectations which meant a lot to us! We will definitely be working with Kris again! She makes planning a trip stress free and incredibly easy."

- Lisa & Russ Pickhinke

A Trusted Expert

Through my 20 plus years of working as a travel professional, extensive personal travels and my affiliation with American Express - I have a large network of travel partners at my disposal to plan your tailor made journey. Having traveled all over the world, sailed on over 15 cruises and stayed at numerous hotels - this expertise will match you to the perfect ship, destination or resort.

"Kris is our go to every time we want to take a trip! She gives us great information and lots of options and is so easy to work with! If you want someone who knows what they're doing when it comes to travel, Kris is it!!"

- Marsha Orr

"All told, there is no one better at covering AND anticipating your needs—there are no complicated toll-free numbers/websites/hold times or agents with ulterior motives like commission or quotas—you get Kris every time, at any time. She has your back at home and on the road—we literally could not adore her more and know that you will too!"

- Jerry Georgeff & Kim Gorgens

"Kris is a life saver for our busy family! We tell her where we want to go and she takes care of the rest. Our trips are always so fun and she knows her clients! Thank you for helping us create memories!"

- Heather & Tom Halterman

Embark on the Vacation You Deserve

Envision skipping the long line to visit the Sistine Chapel while on your custom trip to Europe.

Dreaming of the culinary delights you'll experience on board your cruise to the Caribbean

Picture yourself exploring castles along the Rhine during your European river cruise.

Imagine snuggling Huskies in Alaska while traveling with your family to Alaska.

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Kind Words from happy Clients

"Kris more than delivers on helping plan my vacations! She has helped me explore the world. Without hesitation I plan to hire her help with future trips. She has never steered me wrong. Kris helps with all the details while I get to focus on a wonderful experience. I highly recommend Kris for all your travel needs - she helps make trips enjoyable & memorable."

- Paula Sliefert

"Kris has been the best travel agent for my mom and me. She has helped us travel to some incredibly exotic places, including Australia, the rivers of Europe and the Galapagos, just to name a few! She takes care of the most minute details and is always available for questions or concerns. Our trips are always excellent and hassle free, thanks to Kris. I can always count on and will continue to use her travel services for a long time to come."

- Dusty Bechtel

"Kris, thanks again for all that you do for us! We would probably just be sitting at home after our wedding instead of leaving on such a perfect honeymoon adventure if it wasn't for you!! You found us the absolute perfect Getaway!!"

- Robert & Gary

"If you get a chance, Kris has great talent in helping you arrange a trip! I highly give a ‘thumbs up’ and ‘very likely to recommend’! Thank you Kris!!"

- Barb Antuna

"You get an A+++++ from an avid traveler (me) for putting together our trip to Australia! I am SOOOOOOO glad I had you arrange my trip!  I just wanted to let you know how happy I am. Hugs, Jocelynn"

- Jocelynn Jacobs

"We wanted to take a moment to thank you for arranging such a wonderful celebratory trip for us. This was the 4th trip you've arranged for us as well as with family members and you've never disappointed. You will remain our "go to" travel agent!"

- Don & Jean Esser

"I just wanted to thank you for all of your wonderful assistance with our many cruises. One reason we cruise frequently now, is YOU! Your attention to detail is greatly appreciated.  While we cruise with folks who have booked directly through the cruise lines, if there is ever a question, or change, they get a different "customer service" rep every time. We just "call Kris" and it's all taken care of.You are the queen concierge of all of our travel plans!"

- Tish & Tom

"Greece was absolutely AMAZING!!!!!  We definitely look forward to working with you in the future and would recommend your services to anyone! So thank you for everything you did to make our dream honeymoon a reality!!"

- Nate & Jamie Rost

"Kris has planned two cruises for me, all of her advice and arrangements for transfers, hotels and tours have been spot on. She is really helpful from start to finish. I hope to have her plan many trips in my future."

- Anne Scarpella

"Kris is one of the best cruise planners ever!!"

- Molly Redenbaugh

"Travel by Kris will provide the most thorough planning for your next adventure. Kris listens to your thoughts and ideas for your trip, offers some extra ideas to incorporate - makes for the most enjoyable experience in travel! Call Travel by Kris for your next travel destination and memories. London and Paris were life long dreams - Travel by Kris provided a successful and fun time with my daughter!"

- Marcia Pepper

"Kris is awesome! She helped my parents book their anniversary trip. She is planning our tropical vacation with friends this summer. I’m pretty sure she can plan just about any vacation for anyone."

- Julie Headley

"Kris not only provides me with great ideas in terms of travel ideas but I rely on her newsletter for advice on pictures, safety and all around fun."

- Jeff Petrich

"We just returned from Atlantis in the Bahamas and it was awesome! Kris booked the whole thing for us and she gave us such great recommendations, it is a big resort but she put us in the best accommodation. I know that Kris will guide me on any vacation, I know she knows what I like! Thank you Kris!!!"

- Joanna Goldin

my signature planning process:

We Connect

I look forward to getting to know you on our initial consultation call or email! Chatting about your previous vacations, travel desires and budget will help me customize your trip. Building a relationship is key to creating your truly one of a kind journey.



After you take care of the planning fee, you can relax while all the research is done for you. With my extensive contacts in the travel industry, attention to detail and planning expertise - I'll come up with 2-3 unique itineraries for your special trip. Together, we'll fine tune your favorite and soon you'll be jetting off!


Itinerary Confirmed

Now, one of the best parts of working with me - I take care of all the reservations for you. You don't worry about a thing - cruise staterooms, hotels, transfers, private tours and all the details are coordinated for you. You'll receive your entire schedule and travel documents via a trip planning app, that's also accessible through email.


Depart on Your Journey

As you embark on your trip of a lifetime, you can rest assured knowing you have a trusted travel professional at your disposal if any glitches arise. During your entire vacation you can reach me directly via email, a phone call or text (you'll also have local contacts). I'll be excited to welcome you home, listen to your feedback and talk about your next trip!



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