Steven Aves

Normal, IL

Caribbean, Europe, Latin America Specialist

For 35 years, I have assisted customers with their travel planning. I enjoy collaborating with people to discover the right vacation for them, then make it happen. I’m a geography, maps, and research geek. It is fun for me to keep up on the latest travel trends, then share what I have learned with customers. I believe sharing the “in’s and out’s” of traveling, destinations, and the local people enhance a customer’s experience. Returning from a wonderful travel experience is what my goal is for everyone. Contact me for your next travel experience.

My Travel Specialties

Latin America Specialist

I love to travel through Central America. So much to see and so close to get to.  I’m a geography, maps, and research geek. It is fun for me to keep up on the latest travel trends in Belize, Costa Rica, and Guatemala. Sharing what I have learned with customers is one way I hope to encourage people...
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Mount Arenal in Costa Rica

My Travel Albums

Costa Rica
They do have fun in Costa Rica

My Reviews

Beautiful, stress-free trip to Iceland and Ireland
Steve is amazing. His knowledge of the best vacation spots all over the planet and his willingness to research any new ideas are unmatched. I have various friends who work in travel, but Steve's expertise and helpful way of packaging materials for the trip keep me loyal to him. Steve planned my honeymoon and knew just what to suggest/avoid, he planned the perfect Italian adventure for my mom and I, and I just returned from Iceland/Ireland celebrating 10 years of marriage. He listens, asks questions to understand just what we want, and takes into account our personalities and preferences before suggesting the perfect thing! Thank you, Steve, for giving me some of my best memories and becoming a valued friend over the past decade!!
By  Ashleigh  from  Cropsey, IL
Traveled to  Ireland ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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3 of 6 people found this review helpful
Terrific Travel Agent!!
My husband and I have worked with Steve for many vacations!! He has helped us with Sandals vacations, Secrets resort, cruises, and now planning for Europe.
Steve has been great providing ideas and suggestions and listens to what we are interested in. He has also helped us many times when things didn't go as planned... death in the family, unexpected pet emergencies, and of course navigating the cancellation of 2 trips during Covid.
We always end up with a trip we love and no stress worrying about if things will go right.
By  LH  from  Bloomington, Il
Traveled to  Jamaica ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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4 of 9 people found this review helpful
Wedding/Honeymoon!
Our travel agent Steven was great in helping us every step of the way. We had our wedding and honeymoon in Sandals Grande Antigua, and Steven helped us with all the details of our wedding planning. Can't wait to start planning our next trip!
By  Mariam Arzumanyan  from  Urbana, IL
Traveled to  Antigua & Barbuda ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Belize
  • Arenal
  • Kauai Island
  • Costa Rica
  • Italy
  • St. Lucia
  • Guatemala
  • Montego Bay
  • Manuel Antonio

Travel Specialist:

  • Arts & Culture
  • European Culture
  • Beach Vacations
  • Escorted Tours
  • Independent Travel
  • Family Vacations
  • Historical Sites
  • River Cruises

Top Travel Partners:

  • Avanti Destinations
  • G Adventures
  • Globus
  • Intrepid Travel
  • Monograms
  • Delta Vacations

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