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Stephanie C.


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I'm a native New Yorker who now calls San Francisco home and am crazy about building the right travel experiences for the best people. I am also a sci-fi fanatic, and one of my heroes Joss Whedon has said, "Identity is something you are constantly earning." I've ridden on the back of strangers' motorbikes in Fujian, chased down a gang of gypsy thieves in Moscow, conducted archaeological excavations at the site of a former Japanese internment camp in the United States. For me, travel is how I earn my identity. Whether you are building a solo adventure, a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a group bonding trip, I'd love to help you on your way.

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Reviews for Stephanie C.
Helen R.
Helen R. for Custom China Backpacking Trip

I have just started on my one month trip to China. The pre-trip advice and support has been brilliant. Stephanie has been very efficient and had given some really great advice and suggestions. I am looking forward to the rest of the trip but the first signs are very encouraging.


Reviews by Stephanie C.
Stephanie C.

My best friend's parents were in town from Charleston SC and we had an amazing time going on Russell's street tour (btw Russell is a South Carolinian too--a wonderful bonding point for our group!) We covered an incredible amount of ground (physically and metaphorically) in 3 hours and Russell is an encyclopedia of knowledge on the changing street art scene in this city. Off-the-beaten path is thrown around a lot, and my first instinct is to say, don't believe it, especially if it's used to refer to the Mission. Well, I stand corrected. Russell took us off-the-beaten path in the most trodden, buzzed, blogged about, instagrammed neighborhood of SF. This is an amazing experience for a visitor or native San Franciscan--Russell will open your eyes to a whole new world within our 7x7 mile town. Be prepared to have your mind blown.

Stephanie C.
Stephanie C. for Underground Wine Experience

It's hard to say anything new about Mike. It all comes down to: he is amazing and so is this tour. From the start, he answered my messages right away, taking no more than a day to respond to a complex question. Next, he is incredibly flexible about pickup; he drove my family's rental car and agreed to make 2 stops to pick up everyone in the group before whisking us off to the vineyards. Mike made reservations at 3 amazing, unique, beautiful vineyards for us. My group of 6, ranging from total amateur to self-taught experts, agreed that each vineyard was special with truly amazing wines. Mike never had a single sip, so no worries about drinking & driving (and no worries, you can be assured that he has had all the wines you will be tasting many, many times). And finally, he is just a totally lovely and interesting person, and it's easy to talk to him about anything from food to wine to rock climbing. This tour is 1000% worth it.