Luxury Travel Advisor
Growing up in a small town in the Midwest, Katie was always dreaming about places to go! Katie graduated from The University of Iowa with a degree in Journalism and Communication Studies. While there, she took a trip to Peru where she hiked Macchu Pichu. It was this once-in-a-lifetime experience that cemented Katie’s love of travel.
Prior to joining Royal Travel, Katie spent 22 years at Paramount, formerly known as MTV Networks, in media and marketing. She loved entertaining and traveling with her clients to big events like VMA’s, Movie Awards, Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards and CMT Music Awards. It was the best combination of work, as she was able to travel and create amazing experiences for her clients. Katie’s attention to detail, research capabilities, access to local knowledge, and prior client experience creates an unforgettable trip for her clients.
When not travel planning, Katie is busy traveling internationally with her two teenage girls for field hockey. When back in Northbrook, IL, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, walking her Australian Labradoodle Aspen, playing paddle, and golf. Some of Katie’s favorite family vacations and travel knowledge include epic ski trips, Switzerland, Costa Rica, safaris in South Africa, wine country, and the Caribbean.
My Insider Travel Tip
When preparing for a ski trip, don’t forget to download the app where you can get the latest information on the mountain conditions, weather, open lifts, map, etc.. You can also buy your lift tickets and ski rentals in advance. It will save you so much time, so you can get on the mountain sooner!
My Travel Specialties
Ski trips, Luxury family travel, Spring Break travel, and Adventure travel.
In the day and age where information and reviews are everywhere, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. This is where Katie's background and Royal Travel's reputation and industry partnerships provide an invaluable service.We asked Katie to put together a multi-generational trip to Amsterdam with only 2 ½ weeks' notice. Not only did Katie find the perfect hotel, but the private excursions, hard to get tickets, and dinners she planned were top notch. Katie's attention to detail, knowledge, ability to listen to what you really want, and curiosity are unmatched! The trip made for a truly unforgettable experience and memories that will last a lifetime.