Katie Schmit 

Kuna, ID United States
Travel by Katie LLC, an independent affiliate of Largay Travel
Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Family Travel
  • Independent Tours
  • Honeymoons
  • Safari

  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

I believe the key to a better world lies in travel. Bias, misunderstandings, differences - they are better understood when first hand experiences are gained. The more you travel, the more your soul is healed.

This belief is the reason I switched careers from being a professional mechanical engineer to a travel advisor.

As a mom of two young kids, I have experienced many types of travel and understand the complexity they both present. Whether an adults only retreat or a family vacation, each trip is unique and I will build an itinerary to fit your needs, wishes, and desires.

I can book trips all over the world, but there are a few places I have a little more knowledge and context around including Sweden, Germany, Canada, and two of my favorites, Australia and New Zealand.

When working with clients, I like to provide the best experience possible - remembering value and price are not always the same thing - and think of myself as meticulous, earnest and excited about every possibility.

Places I Have Traveled

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By: dkuhlman

Reviewed on: 10 Mar 2015

Katie did a fantastic job of arranging our vacation, and I would use her again for our next. Our trip was a ski trip planned to Keystone, CO. Our family has taken this trip in the past, but I wanted to try and avoid the hassle of arranging it myself. She set up everything for our family after getting our information. The different services showed up on time and as expected. The condo we stayed at met every expectation. The ski trip was a blast and my family was very complementary. The only downside we really experienced was that the foothills got a foot of snow the night we were supposed to get out there and we ended up staying the first night in Golden. Katie was available by phone and made sure everything turned out ok. The costs were as expected and not any more than I would have expected had I arranged it myself. It took a lot of stress out of my life to have her set everything up.

My new vacation expert

By: bkl99

Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2015

Katie was very helpful and responsive from the moment I asked her about booking a family cruise. She took the time to talk with me about our previous cruise experiences and what we wanted from this cruise. We figured out the dates and booked the perfect package. Katie always followed up on my questions and gave me ample time to process the cruise payments. I am so glad I have Katie to help me through the vacation planning process.

Island Paradise

By: bkl99

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2015

Really enjoyed our getaway to the One&Only on Hayman Island during our trip to Australia. It was a short flight from Sydney and the attentive service started as soon as we arrived at the One&Only airport desk. The resort has been open just over 1 year but everything runs very smooth. The only delays we encountered where at breakfast and dinner when we would have to ask multiple times for drinks and wait up to 30 minutes in-between courses. We took it in stride since we were relaxing on vacation and understood that the staff was overwhelmed. All rooms face the ocean and have views of either pool. The hotel is very large but we never saw large crowds during the day. Katie with Virtuoso flawlessly setup our accommodations and helped arrange two excursions. We took a seaplane to the Great Barrier reef and landed in a huge circular reef to snorkel with only 2 other guests. All equipment was provided and they had champagne waiting for us after we finished.

Detailed Friendly Agent!

By: Laura

Reviewed on: 02 Mar 2016

I love using Katie as our travel agent. Not only is she friendly, but she is super detailed, resourceful and proactive. Our hotels have been on amazing properties and our travels have ran smoothly. She is very knowledgeable about many locations all around the world, and I'm looking forward to where she will send us next!

Excellent, personalized service

By: Mick & Gaylene

Reviewed on: 15 Mar 2016

Katie did an excellent job of coordinating our amazing "bucket list" trip to New Zealand. It was just the way we wanted it, many thanks to her. Everything went according to plan. All of the tours, transports, cars, and rooms were high quality, and met our expectations. The vouchers were handy and always accepted without question. We also really appreciated the extra personal touches she added. It was reassuring to have her check in with us during our trip, and a very nice feeling to know Katie and our Southern World local contact were there for us. We have already recommended her to friends and will definitely use her services in future travels.

The best experience ever

By: Les and Joan

Reviewed on: 31 May 2016

We gave Katie a challenge to put together a five week trip to New Zealand and one week trip to Australia and gave her ten days to do it. We have never used a travel agent before while traveling. Katie made a believer out of us. Katie set up an itinerary which was easy to follow, exciting to experience and met every expectation we had and even more. The trip was an unique experience of a lifetime because of Katie. During our trip, Katie was always in touch with us to be sure everything was going to plan. Katie went out of her way to find out what we liked and wanted to see and experience on our vacation and then delivered!! When we decided literally at the last minute to go to Australia before going back to the USA, Katie was able to get us a wonderful hotel in Melburne, set us up with two fantastic tours and even arranged for us visas at the last moment which we needed for travel. Every place Katie arranged for us to stay was spectacular. We highly recommend Katie!! She is the best!!

Katie is the ultimate dream maker!

By: Giants101

Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2016

Katie did an outstanding job in recently planning a birthday surprise trip for me and my son at the Four Seasons Hong Kong. There was a surprise cake for us and a card signed by the staff. In addition to these surprises, she made sure that we took advantage of all the virtuoso amenities such as arranging a complimentary daily breakfast and confirming a late checkout. In short, she is my go to travel advisor who goes to great lengths to make things happen.

Great advice before and during

By: Alex

Reviewed on: 29 Aug 2016

Katie was awesome to work with from the time of our first introductions all the way through the planning process and the trip itself. She was able to incorporate all of our "must-do" places and activities within a great itinerary, and her expertise/knowledge of New Zealand really came through in her recommendations. The reputation and partnership she had with some of the local vendors came through as well during our trip. What really stood out was that her service and care continued on throughout our entire trip. From little things like personal notes at our destination to timely emails with extra restaurant recommendations along the way, we came home feeling like Katie hadn't just helped plan our trip, but she was absolutely attentive to making sure all of our experiences were as great as they could be along the way, as well!

Expert Personalize Service, Goes the Extra Mile!

By: Traveling Family

Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2016

We are a very well traveled family, just having completed our second around the world trip. We have high standards for travel planning and Katie exceeded our expectations in every way. She is knowledgeable and thoughtful, understanding not just what class of accommodation or experience we were looking for, but getting to know us well enough to pick the right option among similar offerings. We look forward to our next Katie-curated family adventure.


By: Ron

Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2016

I just received my credit card invoice that included 3 separate charges. 9/30/16 Wild China for $640.00 10/10/16 Wild China for $2,350.00 10/18/16 Agent fee for $150.00 Total $3,140.00 I feel this is pretty steep for 2 tour days and 4 airport transfers. The hotels were great!
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Another Perfect Trip

By: Family Traveler

Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2016

Another wonderful trip thanks to Katie's expertise and attention to detail.

Always Amazing!

By: Nick

Reviewed on: 30 Nov 2016

Katie does a great job for us! She's prompt and professional, and does her best to make sure everything is perfect!

The Best

By: Daniel Graber

Reviewed on: 28 Nov 2019

Katie is a fountain of knowledge, responsive and great to work with.

Friendly travel expert!

By: AshleyMichele

Reviewed on: 05 Dec 2016

Katie has arranged travel for us numerous times and each time I'm still amazed at her thoroughness, attention to every detail, and friendly happy deminor. She knows her stuff and her suggestions and resort knowledge are second to none. She goes above and beyond to make sure our trips are wonderful. She takes the time to patiently answer all of my questions. We appreciate Katie and always look forward to booking trips through her. She gets 5 stars from me!

Excellent, comprehensive assistance

By: bgriff

Reviewed on: 14 Dec 2016

Katie helped me book several hotels for my honeymoon and went above and beyond to make sure the stays were perfect -- she worked with the properties to ensure that we received excellent treatment on site and that everything was fully in order (and that all Virtuoso benefits were honored). Everything came through perfectly at the hotels and the trip was really great. I will definitely work with Katie again in the future.

Maui done right

By: Seattle Traveler

Reviewed on: 14 Dec 2016

Katie helped plan our accommodations in Maui @ The Fairmont. Beautiful property but when we got there the hotel placed us in a non optimal room (right over the cafe and pool) with a blocked view. Katie got right on the case and made sure that the hotel took care of her clients. They moved us the very next day to a much better room with a killer room. I really appreciate how Katie jumped into action (even on her birthday!) and simply handled things for us. This isn't the first time we've booked with Katie and she has always done a great job. We will definitely utilize her skills again.

Katie plans the most amazing vacations!

By: Giants101

Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2017

Katie is one of the most amazing trip planners, bar none! About one year ago, I inquired with Katie about securing a hotel in Sydney with a prime view of the New Year's Eve Fireworks over Sydney Harbor. She spent countless hours researching, checking with her contacts and doing her due diligence. Ultimately, she came up with the Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney. When we arrived at the hotel. we were absolutely blown away by the room she obtained for us. We had local family in Sydney who saw the fireworks with us in the room and they too were blown away. Katie has a knack in making details of a trip perfect. Additionally, Katie also planned the rest of our Australia trip with a stopover in Melbourne. All of our Australian tours went well without any hitches. Plus, she is absolutely a joy to work with. All in all, this is one trip we will never forget, thanks in large part to Katie.

great travel advsior

By: shihfan

Reviewed on: 27 Jan 2017

Great. Very efficient and responsive. Also able to answer all the small detailed questions for me.

Katie is awesome!

By: Gene

Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2017

Working with Katie is always pleasant and efficient. She knows exactly what I need, and gets it right on the first try. She always follows up and makes sure I am well taken care of during my travels.

Excellent Travel Advisor - Highly Recommended

By: Shah

Reviewed on: 13 Feb 2017

I was recommended to Katie by another of her client. I am very glad that he recommended her to me because she is very knowledgeable and was able to guide me to the best hotels. She has been very patient and answered all my questions without hesitation. I highly recommend Katie if you have any kind of travel coming up and want to find the best location and recommendations by an expert.

Great advisor

By: Ben

Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2017

From the first time I spoke to Katie, I knew that she was very knowledgeable and detail oriented. She sent me a great explanation of the property's amenities and follow up with all my requests over the next few days.

Patagonia trip

By: Ganda

Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2017

She put together an excellent itinerary for Argentina and Chile in a very short amount of time and was very easy to work with. I will recommend her to friends.

Great Service

By: Jason

Reviewed on: 14 Mar 2017

Katie was very well organized and extremely responsive to our needs. I would highly recommend her.

Fabulous; exceeded expectations

By: Jiaotze

Reviewed on: 18 Mar 2017

Katie went over and above in the process of ironing out reservations and pricing, and following up a couple of days before arrival at our various properties. Throughout the entire reservation process, Katie was extremely responsive and courteous. She certainly has my business going forward.

Happy repeat customer

By: Shah

Reviewed on: 28 Mar 2017

Always love working with Katie. She is highly knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended.


By: T

Reviewed on: 06 May 2017

We have worked with Katie before and had a great experience! However, due to unforeseen circumstances we had to cancel our recent trip to London. Katie kept suggesting we should still go, but we ultimately decided to postpone for a later time to be determined. She was professional in assisting with helping us make the necessary cancellations.

Fantastic Stay at RC Singapore

By: JC

Reviewed on: 25 Apr 2017

Katie provided personalized service to our family of 4 traveling to Singapore. Her attention to details enabled us to have a wonderful stay at the Ritz Carlton. Her service is highly recommended!

great travel advsior

By: shihfan

Reviewed on: 10 May 2017

Katie is knowledgeable, thoughtful, and quick to respond. It was a pleasure working with her

Short Babymoon Getaway

By: ManiJuhi

Reviewed on: 22 May 2017

It was really a pleasure to work with Katie. She took care of last minute request very efficiently. I have another trip planned through her (bigger one this time) and I cannot wait to experience that. Recommend 100%!! Thank you Katie!!


By: Annie

Reviewed on: 22 May 2017

Katie had detailed knowledge and first hand experience of the hotels I was interested in staying at. She was able to make great recommendations and reach the hotels on my behalf to ensure that we received the best possible care and service. She was also very responsive to questions I had and I would recommend Katie to any traveler looking to have a flawless and wonderful trip.

Katie is fantastic to work with!

By: Julie

Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2017

Katie aided me with my international travel plans and was extremely helpful. She gave me options and continueously followed up with me regarding various aspects of my travels. I love her Facebook and Instagram pages, as they are both inspirational and informative. Thank you, Katie!! Can't wait to work with you again!

Katie takes the time to learn about you

By: Les

Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2017

Katie takes ttime to learn about you as an individual and then takes that knowledge to put together a vacation that is just perfect. Working with Katie is pleasurable and exciting. She always comes up with fantastic places to stay and great things to do. I love working with her.

Excellent Service

By: Sockie Winkie

Reviewed on: 27 Jul 2017

I loved working with Katie. She did everything to make the trip wonderful, from the time we arrived the hotel through our departure. Upgrade was AMAZING!

Katie delivers

By: mhallren

Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2017

Katies was a delight to work with,She does what she says.And I'm sure she could provide any type vacation you wanted.

August Dublin Trip

By: PattiC

Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2017

Katie was very easy to work with. She shared her expert advice, was very efficient meeting all requests, and responsive to all questions in short order. I had done some research on my own and she followed through advising me with pros and cons. I made our vacation decisions in planning all activities with her advice in mind. We flew on Aer Lingus and stayed at The Merrion Hotel. Katie made all the arrangements, made sure we had our vouchers, and double-checked with us before we left. She also checked with us during our trip and made sure all our needs were met. We were a party of five adults and we had a great time. I highly recommend Katie and Virtuoso.

Exploring Asia

By: bkl99

Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2017

Enjoyed another relaxing trip to Asia this month thanks to Katie's help planning our hotel stay. She is very responsive and always willing to help customize our stay. We are very lucky to have Katie on our side!

Best Vacation Ever

By: Kyle

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2017

Katie was fantastic with planning my trip to London, Paris and northern France. The hotels, experiences and more were exactly what my wife and I were looking for. The highlight was the guided tours to Mont St Michel and the Normandy landing beaches. The guides were excellent. Katie also helped us schedule trains. She left us enough time to easily make our way around the station. I couldn't be happier with my experience.

highly recommend

By: MyNeighborTotoro

Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2017

I've worked with Katie twice now and each time she's listened, asked thoughtful questions, and delivered. We needed to do safari on a more limited budget than people usually do, and she found an amazing place for us. I highly recommend working with Katie!

Beach vacay in Laguna

By: Jimmi

Reviewed on: 02 Nov 2017

Katie was great to work with and the communication was top notch. We'll definitely book with her in the future.

Very helpful and well organized travel advisor

By: Ratna

Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2017

Katie was very helpful and got us a good deal at the hotel. She paid great attention to detail—we enjoyed the benefits of the virtuoso property very much and got upgraded to a wonderful suite.


By: Sue

Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2017

Katie is always very responsive. I look forward to the day when I use Katie's services more fully than I currently do.

Above and Beyond

By: Alex

Reviewed on: 10 Dec 2017

Katie was excellent, and went above and beyond to make our honeymoon special. Between coordinating with the hotels, working to get us the best deals and experiences, to working with her contacts to figure out logistics with respect to transfers, Katie did it all. She was always responsive, and quick to help out when needed. Katie was amazing and I would recommend her to everyone I know!

Ecuadorian Cooking Tour

By: Jackie Ramdin Johnson

Reviewed on: 11 Dec 2017

Katie is amazing and catered to all of my wishes. I was not planning on traveling to Ecuador, but she suggested it and made sure that everything was attended to. From the moment Ecuador, every aspect was taken care of. I couldn't have asked for a better experience in an AMAZING country and people. I can't say enough about Katie and look forward to the next adventure. Bring it on Katie!

trusted travel agent

By: shihfan

Reviewed on: 16 Dec 2017

Katie is always timely, thoughtful, and detail oriented in her planning and bookings. She is a pleasure to work with

Another wonderful booking

By: Jason

Reviewed on: 17 Dec 2017

It was a quick stay and Katie ensured everything went flawlessly as always.

What can I say!! She's the best!

By: ManiJuhi

Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2018

Already booked couple of vacations with her help now. And I am so glad I found her. Very patient. Very Flexible. Very Prompt. Very Caring. Our last holiday was our's first with 5 months old baby, and she made sure we do not come across any issues. Absolutely fantastic.

Nicaragua Winter Trip

By: Eileen & Parker

Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2018

Katie was fantastic to work with - thorough, thoughtful, and insightful! Because we were too late to book our original trip to New Zealand, Katie recommended Nicaragua and it was the most relaxing vacation my husband and I have been on in years. She recommended the best eco lodge that had amazing amenities, service, and food! We can't wait to work with Katie again for our next trip. We highly recommend working with Katie with any and all folks if you want an amazing vacation!

Trip to Victoria, BC

By: Joni

Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2018

Working with Katie was great! She answered all my questions right away and made the whole vacation easy!

Cost Rica 2017

By: Miller-Costa Rica

Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2018

Planning our trip with Katie was awesome!! She was so great to work with and made everything so easy! Very organized and well planned! Katie checked in with me throughout the trip and was so accommodating to all our needs. I can’t wait to plan another trip with her!

Fantastic Experience

By: Jacy

Reviewed on: 25 Jan 2018

Katie is a wonderful advisor and detail-oriented planner. Throughout the whole process, I felt as though she was very invested in personalizing my trip to myself and my girlfriend's preferences and desires. I never felt forgotten or neglected, and our trip turned out perfectly. Highly recommended!


By: chip

Reviewed on: 07 Feb 2018

Katie is an excellent travel agent very knowledgeable. She listened to our needs, wants and delivered a great vacation.

peninsula booking

By: pam

Reviewed on: 28 Feb 2018

fabulous! she got us tripe upgrades and superior check in service. Just a wonderful experience from the booking thru the stay

great travel advisor

By: shihfan

Reviewed on: 06 Mar 2018

Katie is thoughtful and knowledgeable. She is also detail oriented and will make sure you feel special and taken care of on your vacation =)

My Firsit Virtuoso Booking - Superb!

By: rapidtravelchai

Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2018

A long-time client of Katie recommended her for my trip - the grand opening of the Fours Reasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island. I have not previously worked with any Virtuoso agent. Katie liaised with the property for all the details including the charter flights required to reach the island. The package she made was not only the best price anywhere, it featured a village upgrade, a lavish dinner, breakfast, and spa experience at a price other channels charged for just a standard bungalow. I felt like a celebrity at the opening and much credit is due to Katie for her efforts to put this together.

Absolutely Amazing!

By: kiki2020

Reviewed on: 04 Apr 2018

Katie was amazing! She took care of everything from start to finish and checked in routinely during the trip to make sure everything was going smoothly. Can't imagine booking another trip without her!


By: Patti c

Reviewed on: 01 Apr 2018

Katie offers advice that makes a vacation trip memorable. I tend to do a fair amount of research on my own. Katie has recommended details that served us very well in our two recent trips to Dublin and Paris. Her suggestions have increased the opportunity to make our vacations special.

French Polynesia

By: Holly

Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2018

Katie set up a great initerary from the warm welcome at the airport to the friendly and knowledgeable tour guides and excursions. It made a magical vacation run effortlessly

Katie Schmit knows travel

By: CK

Reviewed on: 21 Apr 2018

Both hotels we stayed at in Edinburgh were very nice and off the tourist path, but still in the heart of the city and great neighborhoods to be able to walk for diner and drinks.

Very Knowledgeable & experienced travel advisor

By: World Traverler

Reviewed on: 29 Apr 2018

Katie was very knowledgeable and experienced travel advisor. In addition, she responded promptly and very patient. Because of her help, my trip to Desroches Island went very well. I enjoyed the Four Seasons Resort in the Island. I would recommend others to book their trip with Katie. You won’t disappointed.

Another Great Trip!

By: Alex

Reviewed on: 19 May 2018

This was our second trip booked through Katie, and again it was fantastic. A bit simpler of an itinerary than our first, but her advice, insight, and service were still on par. Looking forward to working with Katie on many more trips to come!

The bee's knees

By: Jiaotze

Reviewed on: 22 May 2018

Katie is an absolutely wonderful travel advisor. She is extremely personable and so responsive. I feel fortunate to have found her, and she will definitely be my go-to travel advisor when I need someone to assist with bookings.

Europe trip

By: devin

Reviewed on: 20 Jun 2018

Katie was amazing. She helped us plan a wonderful trip from Prague to Berlin to Amsterdam. We loved the hotels and tours she planned. Can’t wait to use her services again!

Great to work with Katie

By: Theresa

Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2018

It’s great to work with Katie. She is very professional and always organizes our hotel reservations perfectly.

Room upgrade

By: Pilot1234567

Reviewed on: 04 Jul 2018

Very professional. Quick in responses to any questions and requests we had. She was able to work with the sales team to secure a room upgrade even before we checked in. She always follows up prior and after our arrival.

recent trip to Germany and Poland

By: Rosie

Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2018

Katie was very thorough and clear. She planned our trip well and kept me informed. I will go thru her for future travels.


By: Eric

Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2018

Kaite was personable, timely, and responsive. She was very accommodating with customizing our trip for our special needs child. Everything went smooth and it was a once-in- a life time itinerary!

Fun in the Sun

By: Julie B

Reviewed on: 28 Aug 2018

Katie was an excellent resource when planning my few days away in the sun. She advised me of a current promotional rate which allowed me to "Stay 4 nights, pay for 3", which was a great money save for me! Katie also kindly arranged for a welcome cheese platter to be waiting for me on arrival at the hotel, as well as scoring an upgrade to a much nicer room. I'll be using her again the next time I need a hotel stay! She was very responsive to my requests, checked in with me to make sure everything was OK at the hotel after I arrived, and made herself available whenever I needed something.

travel agent

By: nina

Reviewed on: 11 Sep 2018

fantastic! Katie is very available, efficient and knowledgeable. I couldn't think of a better agent for all my travel needs. Wish I had found her earlier.


By: Devi

Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2018

Katie was so helpful Booking the best hotel in Dubrovnik :)

very helpful and resourceful

By: mamanubs

Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2018

Katie was very helpful to me. Always quick to respond with answers and information. she seems knowledgeable and actually cared about me as a client.

slovenia & croatia

By: terri

Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2018

Katie is amazing. firstly, I came to her with a very specific itinerary, a list of things that I wanted, and a list of activities that I wanted. within about 2 wks, she had my exact itinerary in the exact order that I requested. so fast and so thorough. secondly, the actual trip went off so smoothly. people met us at the airport, we had a private driver then whole way through, and everyone (guides for tours, guides for hiking, drivers, hotel staff) knew our schedule and itinerary and was able to help us appropriately. thirdly, and perhaps most importantly, Katie is a pleasure to work with. she is kind, personable, easy to talk to, responsible, and I will definitely be asking for her help with trips in the future. Thank you, Katie!

Katie Schmidt

By: royboy

Reviewed on: 02 Dec 2018

She is conscientious, dependable and sincerely interested in matching your wants and needs to the right vacation.


By: Fly fisherman

Reviewed on: 08 Dec 2018

Katie was great to work with for a trip to Chile. She worked with her contacts and prepared an amazing itinerary. She checked in often before the trip and ensured our questions were covered. She also touched base at points on the trip.

Katie is the Best

By: Kyle C

Reviewed on: 23 Dec 2018

Katie helped me plan a beautiful Christmas vacation for my wife and I. She was very knowledgeable and helped me work through the details of the trip. Her hotel recommendation not only accommodated our needs but it also wowed us with its excellent location and superb guest service. She also set us up with a wonderful walking tour of the city. Katie has now helped me plan trips to London, Paris and Canada. Her advice has helped open up a whole new world of travel for my wife and I. I can’t wait to plan my next trip with such an outstanding travel advisor!


By: Dave

Reviewed on: 02 Jan 2019

Katie planned a WONDERFUL honeymoon for us to Hawaii. Our hotels were excellent, and the perks we received through her booking we wonderful. She also booked some excellent activities for us, including a helicopter tour of volcanic activity, which was the highlight of our trip. I cannot wait to work with Katie on our next trip!

Caring and responsive

By: CCSteele

Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2018

Katie gave us lots of great options for our family vacation. The property we chose was a great fit and we had a wonderful week.

Very helpful and knowledgeable

By: Ann D

Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2019

She did a great job planning a river cruise for the Christmas Markets in Europe. I'm looking forward to working with her on other trips. She's very personable and easy to talk to, listens, and provides very helpful information.

Excellent Travel Advisor

By: Deb

Reviewed on: 16 Jan 2019

I like to be in charge of my trips when I travel however sometimes I need guidance.I thought I would contact Virtuoso to see if they could be of assistance. My luck I was connected to Katie. We worked very well together and she got my nuances and desires to help make for an outstanding vacation.


By: Happy Camper!

Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2019

She was fantastic! Always on top of things, even as things changed. She was a great resource.

India trip

By: Anna

Reviewed on: 13 Feb 2019

Katie is amazing! She helped us plan a return trip to India, which was probably trickier than a first trip, because we'd already seen some of the "Must See" places (Varanasi, Taj Mahal.) Katie listened carefully to our travel preferences and came up with an itinerary that was simply amazing. We had a question during our trip that Katie was able to resolve easily for us. She made sure we had the perfect amount of down time combined with out time and as a result had the perfect trip. Thank you Katie!!

Vegas short break

By: Siggle

Reviewed on: 03 Mar 2019

Outstanding. We stayed at the Bellagio, had a couple of things to deal with at check in and check out and Katie was fully available to make everything seamless. Just a totally professional, friendly and enjoyable experience. AAA+++

Terrific Agent / Outstanding Service

By: Travel Dreams

Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2019

It was an absolute pleasure working with Katie who was referred to my wife and I. While a bit reluctant at first she soon put our fears at ease with her professionalism and communication. We went from wondering how we would book a 2 week custom family trip to China to having someone who handled all the details. Katie is very professional and let us know how everything thing was going every step of the way. The contacts and relationships she has made our vacation go smooth. From what we experienced we definitely feel she’s second to none when it comes to travel agents and would highly recommend her.


By: shaner

Reviewed on: 14 Mar 2019

Katie was awesome to work with. She was very thorough and easy to communicate with. We would highly recommend her.

Katie is simply great!

By: Irene

Reviewed on: 23 Mar 2019

Working with Katie is nothing but great. She takes the time to understand your needs and is always on point. I was lucky to find her.



Reviewed on: 02 Apr 2019

With technology Available to us nowadays, I never thought a travel agent would be beneficial. Boy was I wrong. Within less than a month of getting to meet her, our travel experiences have improved tremendously. She’s a true miracle worker. She can set up and extremely detailed itinerary for a two week trip to Europe tailored to our family needs. She provide recommendations on which credit card is best for us. She can book high-end hotels and somehow find amazing prices along with credits and meal perks that I would have never thought existed. I’m sooo excited to travel in the future now.


By: Rowe

Reviewed on: 11 Apr 2019

Katie was easy to work with, listened carefully to our preferences, created an itinerary that was perfect for us, was very open to adjustments, provided adequate communication throughout the planning process, provided a detail itinerary that was easy to understand (and very useful during the trip), met in person to clarify questions before our trip and checked in with us during our trip. She was great!


By: Mcfar

Reviewed on: 11 Apr 2019

Katie was great to work with, kept us informed throughout the process and answered any questions or concerns quickly. The accommodations and tours she booked for us were perfect and she did a great job tailoring the trip to our wants and needs! I highly recommend Katie and will definitely use her services again!

Amazing Advisor

By: Portugal Blowout

Reviewed on: 20 Apr 2019

Katie is the absolutely the beat advisor I’ve ever worked with. She’s very attentive to your every need and ALWAYS had a solution. I’ll never work with anyone else. Thank you

Thoroughly responsive; provides added value

By: Jiaotze

Reviewed on: 17 Apr 2019

Katie is a gem. She is extremely responsive and stepped up to handle some last minute bookings when she wasn't even in the office. She is my go-to Virtuoso advisor, and I'm sure I will look to her again to help me make bookings.

Thank you Katie!

By: Sheehk

Reviewed on: 26 Apr 2019

Thank you SO much for all you did to assist us with this trip! You made sure all the details were in order and the boxes checked. (Neither my husband or I are very good at that!) It was a great adventure!

New Zealand trip

By: Chuck P

Reviewed on: 06 May 2019

Awesome job with everything

The Africa Trip of a Lifetime

By: Michael

Reviewed on: 11 May 2019

Katie helped my wife and I plan our dream trip to Africa complete with massages, safari's, and some of the best service we've ever experienced. Katie was responsive, helpful, and catered to all of our needs and requests. She also spent the time to explain various options to us so that my wife and I knew exactly what was going to happen and how things would work. We look forward to working with Katie again, hopefully sooner than later!

Mid East

By: Carl

Reviewed on: 15 May 2019

Katie is Great! Responsive and knowledgeable.


By: Chuck F

Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2019

Katie was great to work with. She kept us informed about our activities throughout the trip.

Very helpful and professional

By: Docmok

Reviewed on: 16 Jun 2019

Katie was extremely easy to work with and very responsive to my requests. Had to change my itinerary due to unforeseen circumstances and Katie took care of it promptly. Also the hotels she recommended were excellent. Overall, I’m very satisfied with her assistance.

Fantastic birthday getaway

By: Kristen

Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2019

Katie single-handedly made this birthday celebration fantastic! If it had not been for Katie, there would not have been an exceptional level of service once we checked in. Once we arrived in our villa, there was a tray of glasses and celebration wine which followed in under two minutes.I would highly recommend Katie not only for her honest recommendations but her contacts as well.

Lyon Trip

By: Jessica

Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2019

Very patient! Worked diligently to coordinate a complex trip due to multiple travelers.

Sanctuary Cap Cana, Dominican Republic

By: billyg

Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2019

Katie was a fantastic resource, even when all hell started to break loose in regards to travel safety in the Dominican Republic just before our travel dates. She did an awesome job managing questions about security and nobody in our group of 11 got cold feet! She helped some of our travelers navigate multiple flight delays and kept the transfer shuttle waiting until their late arrival. The resort was safe, comfortable, and felt like home for a week. She did a great job recommending the resort and managed to keep a group of 11 busy professionals scattered all over the country organized so we could have a stress-free 20th reunion in paradise. Can't recommend Katie enough!

Blessing from afar

By: Dr. Amy

Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2019

She was welcoming and informative. Katie made travel set up so much easier!

Peaceful Trip

By: DocJ

Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2019

Katie did a great job. She answered all my questions in a timely manner. She was friendly and professional.

Easy and efficient

By: TW

Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2019

We waited until the last minute because we weren't sure if we could join the group trip, but Katie seamlessly helped us get everything scheduled. She is a great trip advisor!

Fabulous to work with

By: jiaotze

Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2019

Katie is my go-to Virtuoso advisor, as she is always very responsive and very helpful. For sure I'll continue to contact her for other bookings in the future.

Highly recommended

By: JC

Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2019

Working with Katie is always great and reliable - she makes planning a vacation easy and takes care of things quickly. I’ve worked with her on a few trips now and it’s always been smooth sailing.

Fanstastic Advisor

By: David C

Reviewed on: 28 Jul 2019

Katie has help me out on numerous occasions for my travel. She has been fantastic and most of all very fast. She knew what I wanted and I knew what she needed to expedite things, so every reservation we did together was really quick. For sure, I would recommend her to anyone.

river cruise

By: kat

Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2019

Very efficient and covered everything! She made planning the trip so easy! We will definitely be using her again with travel plans.

A true professional

By: HappyTraveler

Reviewed on: 07 Aug 2019

Katie was a pleasure to work with. She was calm and helpful when we had a family emergency and needed to cancel part of the trip. Katie took care of everything! The rest of our bookings worked out perfectly. We stayed in beautiful hotels throughout Scotland and we usually had the best room in each hotel.


By: Ryan

Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2019

Excellent - Katie was very knowledgeable and her attention to detail was refreshing. I look forward to using her in the future.


By: ManishG

Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2019

I 100% recommend Katie. The complete experience from panning, to booking, to staying, and return was a breeze. She gives the appropriate suggestings based on your needs (family, location, room category, activities, etc.). Herself being an avid traveler and being stayed at many hotels (I follow her on IG) she is able to give the perfect suggestions and also has good connections with hotel staff which definitely helps during your stay. Just came back from a week-long trip in NYC (stayed at a gem hotel called 'Beekman'') and can't wait for an upcoming vacation in California next month, all planned by Katie.

Good trip planner

By: GaryM

Reviewed on: 11 Aug 2019

Thank you Katie for booking our hotel stay in Honolulu. We enjoyed the Virtuoso benefits very much!

Park Hyatt St Kitts

By: E Cerneka

Reviewed on: 11 Aug 2019

She was great to work with. She took time out of her busy schedule to call me back while she was on a personal vacation. She was very prompt and helpful. I'll definitely be using her again for future vacations, and I'm most definitely going to recommend her to family and friends.

Superb Help by Katie Schmit

By: Turkoman1963

Reviewed on: 22 Aug 2019

This is an agent that goes above and beyond, double checking and making sure that every T is crossed before you embark on your trip and also making sure that once you arrive, you are pleasantly surprised. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

Incredible Experience

By: Danny

Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2019

Working with Katie was absolutely incredible and 100% worth every penny. My wife and I are not big planners (or even great at it to be honest), so using Katie's expertise and her recommendations was really awesome. She planned our entire honeymoon in Greece and this was our first time going to Europe, so having everything arranged from hotels and transportation was a huge lift off our shoulders and allowed us to just relax. She also went above and beyond and provided some welcoming gifts in our hotels to make the experience better than it already was. If you're on the fence whether or not to use a travel agent or work with Katie, make the commitment and DO IT! She's absolutely worth it.

Great agent!

By: Payricia

Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2019

I have recommended Katie to some friends already. Cannot say enough positive things about working with Katie. Great advice setting up plans, she has made our trips planned with her more memorable!


By: GaryM

Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2019

Having Katie as our travel advisor is such a blessing. She consistently book us stays at the best hotels in town, with great welcome amenities! We look forward to working with her in our next excursions.

Katie Schmit

By: Traveler

Reviewed on: 01 Nov 2019

Katie was very thorough and prompt to answer questions and work with us on our reservations and she checked with us to see how things were going, I would definitely recommend her as a travel agent.

Katie's the Best

By: Gay

Reviewed on: 02 Nov 2019

Katie is excellent to work with. She's helped arrange two major trips for my husband and me. She pays close attention to detail, follows through quickly, and is so helpful and professional when asked for advice. Everything she's arranged and recommended has met or exceeded our expectations. I've referred friends and family to Katie, and will continue to do so.

Responsive and professional, as always

By: jiaotze

Reviewed on: 07 Dec 2019

Katie is my "go to" Virtuoso advisor. She is extremely responsive and always follows up with properties prior to stays to make sure things are in order and that we can maximize the amenities and the overall experience. She's a fantastic advisor and I will look forward to continuing to work with her in the future.


By: Michael

Reviewed on: 12 Dec 2019

I very much enjoyed working with Katie. She was very responsive to my many questions and helped put together a very nice trip for us.

Great advisor

By: Princess

Reviewed on: 11 Dec 2019

Katie helped me with a few trips so far and she had been extremely responsive and resourceful. I highly recommend her.


By: PattiC

Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2019

Incredibly easy and efficient, like working with Katie!

Expert and efficient services

By: Stephen

Reviewed on: 15 Jan 2020

Katie, as always, was a pleasure to work with. She immediately spotted the reason for a discrepancy in pricing and was able to solve the situation. I'm sure I will continue to use Katie as my Virtuoso advisor.


By: Ashley

Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2020

Easy, efficient, and absolutely flawless!

Excellent service

By: Princess

Reviewed on: 10 Feb 2020

Katie provided great advice and assistance throughout my reservation process. She made excellent recommendations and was knowledgeable with hotel selections.

Highly responsive and friendly service

By: Jiaotze

Reviewed on: 23 Feb 2020

Katie is extremely easy to work with and responds quickly to any queries. I'm happy to have her as my Virtuoso advisor and would highly recommend her to others.

Amazing, Detailed, Thoughtful, Personal, Research Oriented

By: M

Reviewed on: 19 Mar 2020

It's so clear that Katie truly loves her job, travel, and helping others plan their trip. She built out my entire stay and took into account all my personal and individual needs, while providing insightful and truly insider feedback. She clearly does her research, has the contacts you need/want, and ensures you receive that extra special attention. When I needed to make a change, Katie was right on top of it. She's absolutely the best!

African Safari 3020

By: Jackie Johnson

Reviewed on: 21 Mar 2020

Katie was a dream to work with. She took care of our ever need and those we didn’t know we had. We had no desire to go on safari & after Katie’s overview and management of our trip, we’re looking to book the next one. Simply AMAZING!

Easy to work with, and has a lot of options.

By: VandJ_C

Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2020

Katie was very easy to work with. She responds quickly to requests and provides several options based on what you'd like to do on your trip.

Staycation at The Langham in NYC

By: N.B.

Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2020

What a pleasure it was to work with Katie! She is responsive, personable and works diligently to ensure that her client has the optimal experience. I look forward to my next trip and making arrangements with Katie.

Working with Katie Schmit, you will have access to:

  • - Special perks and extra amenities
  • - An experienced travel guide whom you can rely on before, during, and after the trip
  • - Exclusive luxury resorts and properties
  • - Once in a lifetime experiences

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