C.P. Trips, Inc.
Cindy Passannante, President
Email: cptrips@aol.com
Phone: 503-658-5646

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Steven Kay Gems of the World Vacations

Steven Kay- (503) 333-4885

I am a Classy Ladies Getaways (& Couples Too!) Agent- ready to help you book your next trip with us! Call or email me today.

Steven has been traveling the world since childhood, and now is thrilled to share his passion for travel with others. He has explored parts of Asia, The South Pacific, South America, North America, Europe and Africa. No matter where in the world you want to go, Steven Kay is the Travel Professional for you. 

Steven is an avid scuba diver, and many of the trips he will be designing feature scuba diving and snorkeling.  He loves living in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.  Steven’s favorite domestic dive trips have been in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. He also loves opera and theatre, from Oregon Shakespeare Festival to Vancouver Opera, from Edmonton Fringe to Edinburgh Fringe.

Steven began his transition to a career in the travel industry at Mt. Hood Community College in Hospitality and Tourism.  He is a Destination Specialist in Mexico and in the Caribbean, certified by The Travel Institute.  The Institute also certified Steven as a Lifestyle Specialist for Honeymoons and Destination Weddings, where he decided to help people find the perfect GLBTQ friendly destinations for them, for fun, weddings, and honeymoons.

Steven is also Multi-Lingual!  Being Fluent in:

German

Spanish

Semi-Fluent:

French

Japanese

Familiarization Tours / Destination Knowledge

  • Washington / Oregon (38 year resident) Olympic Peninsula, Seattle, The Cascades, Portland, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon Coast Highway, Ashland, Central Oregon, The Wallowas and Northeast Oregon
  • British Columbia / Canadian Rockies (3 weeks), Victoria (5x), Vancouver (2x), Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff
  • California (7 year resident) / Nevada Napa, Lake Tahoe, Carmel, 17-Mile Drive, Monterey, Big Sur, Hearst Castle, Solvang, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Palm Springs, Yosemite, Death Valley, Las Vegas
  • Arizona / New Mexico / Utah (6 months) Grand Canyon, Sedona, Canyon de Chelly, Lake Powell, Taos, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Carlsbad Caverns, Bryce, Zion, Canyonlands, Arches, Capitol Reef, Monument Valley, Salt Lake City
  • Wyoming / Montana / Dakotas Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Glacier, Devil’s Tower, Mt. Rushmore
  • Hawaii (9 months) Oahu, Kauai, Maui, Big Island
  • Florida Miami, Everglades, Key West
  • New York (2 year resident) / Penn Dutch Country
  • Washington D.C. (1 year resident) / Virginia Williamsburg, Monticello
  • New England / Eastern Canada Boston, Salem, Newport, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec
  • Mexico (15+x) / Central America / South America / Caribbean (10+x) Bahamas, Curacao, Bonaire, Trinidad, Grenada, Barbados, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Grand Cayman, Guatemala (3 month resident), Belize, Honduras (2x), Nicaragua, Venezuela, Peru & Bolivia (6 weeks), Colombia (4 weeks)
  • Asia
    Cambodia (3 month resident), Vietnam, Thailand, Japan (1 year resident), South Korea
  • Eastern Europe Russia (1 week) Poland (3 month resident), Czech Republic (4x), Romania, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Turkey, Hungary
  • Europe / British Isles Germany (5 year resident), Austria (9 month resident), France (3 month resident), Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Lichtenstein, England, Scotland, Wales
  • Middle East Israel & Jordan (21 days) Cosmos, Palestine, Egypt (2x)

Additional Experience and Skills

  • Destination Specialist: Mexico & Caribbean Travel Institute
  • Lifestyle Specialist: Honeymoons and Destination Weddings  Travel Institute
  • Event Organizer / Resident Assistant (2 years) Stanford University
  • Teacher of English & German in Japan (1 year)
  • Attorney (8 years) Immigration Law, Portland OR
  • Actor, Stage & Screen (5 years) Classic Greek Theater, Shakespeare

Education

  • International Tour Management Institute, San Francisco – Certified Tour Director
  • UCLA School of Law – Juris Doctor
  • Stanford University – Bachelor’s Degree, International Relations & German  / Master's Degree in Sociology
  • Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR – Hospitality & Tourism
  • Portland Actors Conservatory (2 years)

Personal Interests / Hobbies

  • Scuba Diving, Photography, First Nations History, Reading Travel Books & Stephen King, Hiking

 

Steven is thrilled to join CP Trips and looks forward to a future serving all your travel needs!

 


Tropical Travels with Steven Kay- Mexico & Cuba

Explore the Gems of Utah

September 29, 2017- October 7th, 2017
Join your host, Steven Kay of Gems of the World, on a special exploration of the natural and cultural gems of Utah. National Monuments, natural wonders, Shakespeare Festival, and so much more! Click Here to LEARN MORE   Limited time only and limited space available!  Save your place with our RESERVATION FORM.