I founded Singles Travel International because I have been a single traveler all of my life. After graduating from Northern Illinois University, I worked as a flight attendant for Pan Am, then for a sales promotion agency in New York, where I created incentive travel programs for Fortune 100 companies.
I have always enjoyed taking people to new and exciting places. The problem was that when I went on my own vacation, I didn't always have someone to go with me. After talking to other singles I realized that I was not alone in my dilemma, and a great idea hit me!
Why not try to link single travelers together and make a more rewarding experience for everyone. Since founding Singles Travel International in 1995, we have created custom designed cruise and tour itineraries that accommodate the needs of the single traveler.
Hi I am Robin and I am your Reservation Therapist for Singles Travel International. I am here to make sure you have the time of your life EVERY time you travel with us. I am originally from St. Louis, but have lived many places including Europe. I have been in the Chicagoland area for 13 years now and loving it. I enjoy boating, flea market bargain-hunting and, of course, travel. I am a single gal myself and the mom of four, so I know how important “getting away from it all” really is and I am here to make that happen for you. I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you so get out your Bucket List and let’s start checking off some experiences and destinations. Singles Travel International can get you there!
Ciao, amici (Hello, friends)! I am your Group Operations Coordinator. I’m the one who is making arrangements for your exciting journey, so call me if you have any questions while planning and packing. I have my Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania in Communication with a Concentration in Advertising and Minor in Theater. That’s a mouth full degree description which simply means that I love people and always want to make sure I am creating the best experience possible.
I fell in love with traveling while organizing and directing international education tours with my mom. In 2009, I created “The Office” Fan Tours in Scranton, Pennsylvania. I escaped from the snow to live in sunny Florida, but still fly to PA a few times a year to direct tours for “Office” fans. My first experience traveling solo was when I was twenty. All of my friends pulled out of a backpacking trip to Europe, so I took off by myself. I have family in Italy, and it’s my favorite country to visit! I love adventure and sharing my passion for travel. I’m excited to join the STI team, and look forward to making your experience unforgettable!
Kimberly took her first trip with STI in December 2005 as a guest on our New Year’s Eve Cruise. Since then, she has booked multiple trips including weekend getaways, as well as the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, Mexico and Europe. As a frequent traveler, she has graciously accepted the responsibility of being an STI Ambassador and leading a group when a travel director was not available. With her organizational skills and attention to detail, she is our “behind-the-scenes-girl”, preparing many of the travel documents for our guests and tour directors.
Kimberly holds an MBA in Finance from Dominican University in Chicago and currently works as a Senior Credit Analyst at a technology company. When not traveling the globe, she enjoys reading and sewing most of her own clothes.
Michael Katz, from New York City, is no stranger to the singles travel industry. Having had an extensive background in the music industry, he enjoys entertaining people, and makes sure that everyone has a great time on their adventure. Having been a cruise coordinator for the past 5 years, he has led singles groups across the globe, from the Caribbean, to Alaska, to the Mexican Riviera, and to Europe throughout the Mediterranean. Michael is also a singer and a dance instructor, and can be found giving Salsa/Cha Cha/Merengue lessons to his cruisers, and encourages them to join with him in entering the Guest Talent Show while onboard as well. The emphasis is in having "FUN!" This is your vacation, and Michael will do everything he can to make your journey a "Trip of a Lifetime!"
When he is not traveling, and back on planet Earth, he has a successful business called Miche Permanent Cosmetics. As a Board Certified Technician and Instructor, Michael performs and teaches Permanent Make Up, enhancing Eyebrows, Eyes, and Lips on clients that need to have definition restored in these areas. He is on the Board of Permanent Make Up in New Jersey, and also performs medical tattooing for Cancer patients, and Scar Camouflage for accident victims. When not at work, you can find him dancing at some of the best dance studios around New York City. And yes, he is still pursuing his musical career, and is currently working on a CD with ex-Kiss guitarist Bruce Kulick.
A graduate of Queens College, and a born and bred New Yorker, Michael looks forward to meeting you on your next STI vacation...and don't forget your dance shoes!!!! (Michael will be escorting our Queen Mary 2 Dance Cruise from New York City to Paris in July 2008)
Heidi Lamprecht is celebrating the beginning of her 19th year in the travel industry. Her travel career has included working on cruise ships and leading land tours. Through her work and personal travel she has had the opportunity to visit all seven continents -- a dream come true.
Her passions in life include traveling and discovering new cultures and destinations, dancing, water sports and skiing. For every destination she visits and checks off her dream list, she discovers about ten new ones to add.
Since she was young, she has enjoyed showing friends the important sights, first in her native Berlin and later in California. She has held numerous positions including working with disadvantaged youth, the terminally ill and the elderly; as well as teaching school. While she was a teacher in California, her dream was born to make her love for travel, and her desire to share her experience with others, into a full-time career.
Heidi brings energy and enthusiasm to her role as cruise concierge at STI. She looks forward to meeting and getting to know her guests and sharing their vacation adventure with them. Through her warm, friendly and organized manner, her guests feel welcome and taken care of. One of Heidi’s greatest joys is seeing other singles have fun and making new friends. She also enjoys making the local culture come alive for her fellow travelers.
Heidi has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree from universities in California. She enjoys reading and researching new destinations.
Leslie Minoff, who has recently joined STI, has worked with singles groups on cruises for over 6 years. She has escorted many groups to the Caribbean, Mexico and the Bahamas, as well as planned pre-cruise get-togethers for the groups. Her smiling face and warm personality, as well as her strong sense of organization and attention to detail are well known to those who have both cruised and worked with her.
At home in Miami, Leslie is very involved with the singles community and helps coordinate activities involving singles who are seeking travel adventures, friendship, love and networking opportunities. As a single woman herself, Leslie enjoys participating in activities for singles and understands the interests of other singles.
Leslie is a graduate of the University of Maryland, (she is originally from Baltimore, MD) and holds degrees in both accounting and psychology. As a CPA, she has held the position of Controller in a variety of different industries and looks forward to meeting you on your next vacation.