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Family Owned.

Female Founded.

Forward-thinking travel. What does that mean? To us, it means seeing past what you are asking for and going beyond. We think about what you may need. We think about the additions you want that haven't made your short-list. 

We are a mother daughter duo with a passion for travel and over 35 years of business experience between the two of us. We launched our business in March of 2020 and you will feel our motto in the ethos of what we do every step of the planning journey — always forward-thinking and client centered. Launching during a pandemic, we had no choice but to look ahead and our clients repeat the benefit of that foresight. 

 

Whether you have worked with our team before, or you are looking to get matched with one of our travel advisors, each trip starts the same: with a quick hello.

Kristen and Madeline

Meet Our Team

Based: Philadelphia, PA

Most Memorable Meal: Origins Lodge Restaurant, Costa Rica 

Favorite style of trip: Historic + Well-planned

A business owner for over 35 years, STG is Kristen's second venture. She specializes in building partnerships with the travel industry to ensure top VIP service for our clients and our team's clients. We care deeply about the relationships that make your stay.

Kristen Steuber

President of Supplier Relations

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OWNER

Based: Boston, MA

Most Memorable Meal: Chôm Chôm, Hong Kong

Favorite style of trip: Luxury meets adventure

Madeline Steuber Johnson

Stg Travel Advisor & Sales

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A Condé Nast Top Travel Specialist and Travel Agent Central's 30 under 30, Madeline specializes in custom European itineraries, concierge services, adventure travel, and US-based travel. Madeline is also a co-owner and founder at STG; She left the corporate world behind in March 2020 to risk it all in founding Steuber

Travel Group with her mom.

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OWNER

ADVISOR

ADVISOR

Based: New England 

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Favorite style of trip: Expedition Cruising

Katie is an STG Travel Advisor and the Operations Manager.  She is dedicated to curating personalized adventures across the globe. Having explored five continents herself and as one of the first-ever employees at Steuber Travel Group, Katie knows the core of the STG brand inside and out. She is ready to match your interests and create a tailored experience just for you. 

Katie Heinzen 

Stg Travel Advisor & Operations

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ADVISOR

GROUP TRIPS

Based: Columbus, Ohio

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Favorite style of trip: River Cruising 

Steuber Travel Group loves custom designing trips and working out the logistics on a private basis, but some of our savvy travelers are keen on traveling with others in a small group setting! These are the types of people who love unearthing all a destination has to offer with the ability to laugh, learn, savor, and sip alongside built-in travel buddies. Introducing escorted tours hosted by STG's in house advisor Susan Heitkamp. Susan has over 20+ years experience and has been to Europe 35 times. Susan will be your host, your den mother, your friendly face and contact on the ground, as she connects you with our trusted guides and local partners on an epic small group journey. 

STG's first escorted tour is coming in the Fall of 2024.

Susan Heitkamp

Escorted Tours- Your Den Mother

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ADVISOR

ADVISOR

Based: New York City, NY 

Most Memorable Meal: La Vigna Di Alberto

Favorite style of trip: Luxurious and delicious 

Rachel Soleil Lerch

Luxury Travel Advisor & Culinary Expert

Recently featured in Travel & Leisure, Rachel Soleil Lerch, a native New Yorker, has a knack for uncovering your desires with finesse. Drawing on her award-winning hospitality background, Rachel turns your dreams into unforgettable experiences, from meticulously planned itineraries to offering exclusive access behind the scenes, where you'll uncover the secrets of each destination and immerse yourself in extraordinary adventures. Quick, intuitive, and always fresh, Rachel ensures your journey is as tantalizing as it is remarkable.

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ADVISOR

ADVISOR

Based: Atlanta, GA

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Favorite style of trip: Family fun in the sun

Kristen Heitman

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Luxury Travel Advisor

Kristen Heitman specializes in island experiences for you and your littles! And when the parents are ready for some alone time — let Kristen plan your Greek Isle romantic getaway. Formerly an epidemiologist at the CDC, Kristen is an exceptional researcher and operates well under pressure.

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ADVISOR

ADVISOR

Based: Atlanta, GA

Most Memorable Meal: Dinner at Girafe

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Favorite style of trip: Luxury Safari

Nikita Rood

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Luxury Travel Advisor

Nikia specializes in luxury travel and assists clients in making informed choices, ensuring they maximize their experiences. Nikita's favorite trips to design are milestone trips including honeymoons, anniversaries, and babymoons. Nikita is unwavering in her dedication to making each journey extra special, meticulously perfecting every detail.

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ADVISOR

ADVISOR

Based: Columbus, Ohio

Most Memorable Meal:  Logis de la Cadène, Saint-Émilion, France

Favorite style of trip: Refined + Relaxed

Since her first flight to France 20 years ago, Colleen has traveled throughout Europe reveling in the refinement and relaxation found in France, Italy, and neighboring regions in the Mediterranean. Today, Colleen’s passion is designing and delivering personalized, immersive itineraries throughout Europe and across the globe centered on culture, cuisine, and custom experiences.

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Colleen Pelasky 

Luxury Travel Advisor

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ADMIN

Based: New England 

Most Memorable Meal: Tortiglioni 

Favorite style of trip: An Adventure by Disney

Madison Rainey

Office Coordinator

Madison Rainey is the STG Office Coordinator. She supports Kristen in managing our Supplier Relations databases to keep our team up to date on the best partners around the globe. She supports our in-house advisor team in a project management capacity, keeping all of our client's needs organized and top of mind.

When Madison isn't making magical organization come together for the STG team, you can most likely find in her in Disney World with her friends and family or walking her favorite German Shepherds. 

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ADVISOR

ADMIN

Based: North Carolina

Most Memorable Meal: The local meals we savored

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Favorite style of trip: The one I haven't taken yet!

Megan Speiss

Travel Coordinator 

Megan Speiss is the STG Travel Coordinator and she oversees all itinerary operations for our team of advisors. You can find Megan helping our advisors design your custom trips with care, triple-checking passport details, ensuring your dining and concierge requests are tracked, and more.

When Megan isn't helping the STG team perfect each itinerary design, you can find her exploring and adventuring with her husband Jackson, and their little boy, Ollie. 

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ADVISOR

ADMIN

Based: South Florida

Most Memorable Meal: The Athenian House, Santorini

Favorite style of trip:  Cultural immersion, relaxation, with a side of adventure.

Monica Cozza

Executive Assisrtant

Monica Cozza is the Executive Assistant for our Independent Travel Advisors. As a former principal, Monica is no stranger to helping organize and support our advisor staff the way she did her fellow teachers. 

When Monica isn't helping the STG prepare behind-the-scenes details for each client to perfection, you can find her spending quality time with her husband and their five-month-old baby girl.

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