Hi, we’re Michael and Lauren Kerbelis …
… and we’re the husband-and-wife travel advisor team that has owned Southern Travel Agency, the travel agency near you, for the past 30+ years. But rather than tell you more about ourselves, we’d like to tell you about our family of clients. Why?
Because nothing thrills us more than seeing a member of our family of clients have a vacation experience that exceeded their expectations and left them with a lifetime memory. Crafting these kinds of experiences is what fuels us every single day. As local travel agents and online travel advisors, we work hard to design experiences that leave our clients spellbound, and we’re rewarded when they turn into true friends. We would love to welcome you into the Southern Travel Agency fold by helping you plan your next dream trip, down to every last detail.
Mike & Lauren Kerbelis
Meet the Rest of the Southern Travel Agency family:
Jay started at Southern Travel Agency back in 2002. He specializes in Caribbean all-inclusive and luxury vacations, as well as cruising. Jay has been on more than 30 cruises all over the world — including cruises through Europe. He loves working at Southern Travel Agency because of the people. Jay and his fellow STA travel experts work together to ensure every client’s trip is the very best experience possible!
Jay’s personal favorite vacation experience was his family’s trip on a 12-night European cruise through the Greek Isles, Rome, and Istanbul. This trip generated so many memories and fun experiences that he’ll carry with him for his lifetime.
Jane has been with STA since 2005. She specializes in planning exceptional itineraries in Europe, as well as group travel. She loves being a part of the STA family because of the fulfilling relationships she’s developed with her clients. She loves hopping on a call — or even visiting their homes! — to swap travel stories and learn more about their lives.
Jane’s own personal favorite travel moment happened during her family’s trip to Europe in 2005. Having private guides at each of their stops in Italy and France made the trip truly incredible (which is why she always suggests private guides to her on clients!). She’ll never forget how moved she was to stand in Rome’s Pantheon, built several thousand years ago.
Here are a few of our favorites client vacation experiences:
Steve and Kathy Rotert: River Cruise down the Danube
Steve and Kathy Rotert weren’t exactly sure of what to expect from their very first river cruise down the Danube. But they entrusted the planning to us, and we sent them on an AmaWaterways cruise that, in their estimation, changed the way they would cruise forever.
From the top-notch service to the tours of the breathtaking villages of the Bavarian Alps, their bucket-list trip left them with a lifetime of memories.
Stephanie Sherman and her Fiancee: Dream Destination Wedding at Sandals Grenada Resort
When Stephanie Sherman started planning her destination wedding with us, she had her heart set on tying the knot in beautiful Barbados. But the airlines had other plans — her airline carrier changed all of the flights, which meant she had to completely change the destination of her wedding!
After meeting one-on-one with Stephanie and learning about her interests and likes, we knew the Sandals Grenada resort would fit her wedding dreams.
The result was a destination wedding that, in Stephanie’s words, was “over-the-top phenomenal!”
Steve Reich and his Family: Custom Tailor Made Travel Itinerary for a Tour through Italy
At Southern Travel Agency, we thrive on making long-held travel dreams a reality — which is exactly what we did for Steve Reich and his family for their custom tour through Italy.
For their 15-day trip through the Amalfi Coast, Rome, Florence, Venice, and the Italian countryside, our team ensured every element of this dream trip was in place.
With an itinerary like that, things can quickly get complicated, so we’re glad we were able to ensure smooth sailing. It was another great trip in the books for Steve, and it strengthened bonds with his fellow travelers — which is what traveling is all about!