ABOUT US

Hey fam! If I could say one thing to you, I would say "USE YOUR ANNUAL ALLOWANCE OF VACATION DAYS"! The fact that you're here tells me that you don't need to hear that, you already get it and you're here because you realize that if you aren't taking care of yourself, you won't be able to give what is needed on your job.  You need a vacation and that is why you're here.

I remember so vividly, like it was yesterday, going on road trips with my family.  School was out for the summer and we knew the fun was about to happen.  My dad, mom, brother, myself, and sometimes my Grandparents. We'd drive from the East Coast to the Midwest and my dad would map out the entire trip showing us how we'd get there.

Stephany began her travel career in 1997 and has held various positions in the travel industry from outside agent support specialist to corporate travel planner. In 2003, Stephany branched out on her own as an Independent Travel Specialist and established Travel by Design. In 2008, Kevin & Stephany joined together to create Travelessence.

After attending a weekend long marriage conference in their first year of marriage, they quickly caught on to the necessity for couples to invest in their marriage and take the time to get away from the “everydays” of life to rest and vacation with a purpose.

Kevin & Stephany are currently members of CLIA (Cruise Line International Association) and hold the designation of Accredited Cruise Counselor (ACC). This certified accreditation program requires first hand product knowledge as well as specialized training and distinguishes them as cruise specialists. Stephany is a charter member of the Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Specialists Association, an organization for travel agents specializing in weddings, honeymoons, and romance travel. They’ve completed extensive training programs and received certifications from Norwegian Cruise Lines, Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, & Princess Cruises. They are also Disney Specialists and Palace Pro Specialists.

Kevin & Stephany continually stay educated in the travel industry in order to keep their clients informed with the latest updates and changes. They attend training classes, trade shows and seminars, familiarization trips which gives an opportunity for them to participate in site or ship inspections, and they have a wonderful network of fellow agents whom they are able to share with and glean from.