After traveling the continental U.S. as a child, Stephany’s interest in travel was sparked.
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 oneness, 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 “in the know” 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.