Kristen Meckem Travel
Kristen Meckem Travel
Providing you the comfort to travel confidently

African Safari

  Sergey Pesterev, Wade Lambert, Robin Stuart


Sergey Pesterev, Wade Lambert, Robin Stuart

Africa has touched the imaginative and adventurous streak in thousands of people from every walk of life. From Victoria Falls to Mount Kilimanjaro, and The Great Migration to The Okavango Delta, Africa has more animals and birds than any other continent! Alongside the incredible experiences are wonderful accommodations throughout all of Africa. Unique and incredible game lodges are nestled deep within national game reserves to provide authentic safari experiences. You can track the Big Five - lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros - as well as hundreds of different species including giraffe, hyena, zebra, hippos, wild dogs, and countless others. Not only great for game viewing, Africa is a continent that is rich in history, wildlife, wine, dining, culture, and giving; a perfect place for a culturally enlightening travel experience. You may come for the beasts, but the beauty will be forever inscribed on your heart. 

 

5-Star Hotels

 Edgar Chaparro,  Hutomo Abrianto, Sam Shin

Edgar Chaparro,  Hutomo Abrianto, Sam Shin

We have a saying: “You can’t VIP yourself.” But we can VIP you, and that will sweeten your stay. From iconic, branded hotels like Four Seasons, to treasured boutique hotels, our clients enjoy VIP status and many perks such as complimentary breakfasts, spa credits, food & beverage credits, and special touches. And when we manage your booking, you jump to the top of the upgrade list. Send us your dates and your property preference, and we will get a quote to you. 

 

Our special relationships: 

 

Sun & Sand

 Chris Karidis, Nick Karvounis, Ao

Chris Karidis, Nick Karvounis, Ao

How many times have you scrolled through the internet for hours, looking for a great value, only to find that the rates “start at”, they aren’t really available for your dates, and they cannot confirm that they offer connecting rooms?  We work with suppliers who have curated their collections and have access to the best values. We will work with your budget, dates, and desires to get you out of the cold and off to the beach.

 

Luxury Villas

 Artiom Vallat,Nad Hemnani, Alexandre Chambon

Artiom Vallat,Nad Hemnani, Alexandre Chambon

Sometimes a villa is the best answer for groups of friends, groups of couples, and multi-generational families. Our extensive network of fabulous villas throughout Europe, the Caribbean, Asia, Mexico, Latin America and beyond make it easy for you to relax and have fun on your one-of-a-kind villa vacation! We can also assist with your arrival details, arrange car rentals, chefs, housekeepers, plan excursions, and organize additional services or amenities to make your vacation extra special. 

 

River Cruises

 Reynier Carl, Tudor Stanica

Reynier Carl, Tudor Stanica

How can you see five countries in 12 days while unpacking only once? A European river cruise, of course! These are popular with good reason. It is as fun as it looks! Of course there is India and Asia, too.

You’ve done your research, and you need us to

Book and manage your trip

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Sometimes you’ll find exactly what you want on your own with one of the well-known brands who work directly with consumers and with travel advisors. ; a river cruise (on lines like Uniworld, Crystal, Tauck, Avalon, or Viking), an ocean cruise (on lines like Silversea, Crystal, Regent Seven Seas, or Seabourn) an expedition cruise like Lindblad, or an experience with brands such as A & K. Why would you want us to book and manage this trip? There are many advantages to working with the oldest travel agency in North America, and our deep relationships with the very best luxury travel companies in the world is chief among them. We are a top producer and “preferred” partner with the world’s best cruise lines, hotels and resorts, tour operators and destination management companies. Our contacts are, more often than not, the owners and chief executives of these companies and that means you have a voice all the way to the top. Would you rather sit on hold or have me to answer all your questions and manage your booking? 

“Having traveled internationally and in the US since early childhood, I love to travel. Live to travel. I know where I want to go and what I want to do, and usually when. I do not love to book travel. I want Kristen to execute it as beautifully as she does so I can continue to love it and her!”

- Martha M.

CUSTOMIZED

Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa, South America

 Annie Spratt, Carlos Cram, Joel Filipe

Annie Spratt, Carlos Cram, Joel Filipe

Do you need a custom trip to anywhere in the world? We can help.  For custom itineraries, together we enjoy the stages of Brownell’s DISCOVER MORE™ process:

  1. DISCOVER:

    Together, we will uncover your vision for the perfect trip. We want to get to know you better as a traveler. We will discuss details such as your travel preferences, your budget, why you want to travel, and what you hope to experience during your trip. After our call together, we will present our fees and begin the planning process.

  2. DESIGN:

    We work hand-in-hand to develop a spectacular itinerary, perfectly tailored for you, seamless from start to finish.

  3. CONNECT:

    Your reservations are finalized, but your travel advisor team remains engaged with you and our partners; let the anticipation begin!

  4. EXPERIENCE:

    Bon Voyage! Relax and enjoy your vacation. We are making sure everything is going smoothly and your advocate if there are any bumps in the road.

  5. SHARE:

    Share your favorite memories from your trip with us! We’d love to hear you re-live the magic of your trip. Inspired? We can discuss your ideas for your next destination!

 

Honeymoons

 Cosmic Timetraveler, Anthony DELANOIX, Caleb Ekeroth

Cosmic Timetraveler, Anthony DELANOIX, Caleb Ekeroth

Celebrate the start of your marriage with a tailor-made luxury honeymoon. Just like there is no cookie-cutter wedding, your honeymoon should be equally as personalized. At Kristen Meckem Travel, we create custom itineraries based on your unique wants and needs. Whether you’d like to relax on the beach, have an action-packed adventure, or something in between, we can make your honeymoon vision a reality. One of our clients blogs about her Honeymoon Experience here.