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R3 Travel is a Chicago-based travel planning service that makes adventure, relaxation, and discovery easier.

Meet your travel advisor

I'm Kate, an educator turned travel advisor and owner of R3 Travel.

In college, I was fortunate to teach in the suburbs of London, which was all I needed to initiate the longing for more travel in my life! Since then, I have traveled to 4 continents, many countries, and cities and I look forward to each new adventure or rediscovery of a place I love.

My family and I travel often and I cater to families as well as couples and friends that want to make lasting memories.

My niches are few, but my knowledge is vast. Hawaii, Alaska, ocean and river cruising, and Europe are my specialties; however, Mexico, the Caribbean, and all-inclusive travel have a place in my heart! I look forward to building the perfect trip for you and yours!

About R3 Travel

As a travel advisor, my desire is to plan your vacation as if it were my own. I want to focus on your reasons for traveling and build a custom vacation that will leave a lasting impression while also peak ideas for your next adventure. I love creating custom itineraries that will enrich travel experiences, as well as give my clients time to explore and get lost in their surroundings. 

R3 is based on the idea that we travel to reconnect, relax and recharge with each other, with nature or with your wanderlust.

Our travel partners

R3 Travel, LLC an independent affiliate of Pickles Travel Network, a Virtuoso® Member. This means we’re preferred partners of luxury brands and hotels across the world, and can pass those benefits along to our valued clients. 

why we travel

Traveling is such a peaceful, yet exhilarating approach to find reconnection, relaxation and a way to recharge.


Families, friends and couples all need time to reconnect. Our connections to one another, a place, or an experience makes us who we are. R3 wants to encapsulate that connection for you and your loved ones.


Whether on an Alaskan cruise, Hawaiian beach or wandering the cobblestone streets of Mykonos, we understand your needs. R3 wants you to arrive at your destination knowing that we have taken care of every detail.


We all need to recharge, but we may not have the time to plan that perfect getaway. R3 is a full-service travel boutique. We specialize in tailor-made travel that speaks to your inner wanderlust.

"Kate has exceptional skills in planning and organizing."

She planned a very successful girls’ trip in GA.  Having a group of women agree on not only a date but also a location wasn’t an easy task.  Kate did all the research and came to the table with the details that made it an easy decision for all.  The trip was amazingly fun and there were no details missed.  In addition, I have worked with Kate on numerous occasions planning school events for our children. I can easily say that Kate does not miss the littlest of details. And the same holds true with trips or events she has planned.

Kate loves to travel, and she thrives in the planning process. Whether it’s a quick get-away or trip across the globe, with no question, I would absolutely choose Kate to plan my next vacation.

kelley b.

Make your next vacation whatever you want it to be.
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