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About Us

Winkaffe Global Travel (formerly The Adventure Expert) was founded by Kristin Jaffe, human rights specialist and travel designer.  Through Winkaffe Global Travel, Kristin merged her passion for travel with a focus on sustainability and cultural engagement, resulting in engaging and sustainable trips for her clients that allow them to experience amazing adventures and communities around the world, while minimizing the negative impacts of tourism.  To provide clients with the best possible service and access to unique adventures around the world, Kristin partnered with McCabe World Travel and Virtuoso Network, two of the leading names in luxury travel. These partnerships, along with an extensive network of deep relationships with leading travel providers across the globe, translate directly to an elevated experience and better value for clients.  Kristin now works with her husband Shai, rewards expert extraordinaire, to provide outstanding services for clients whether booking with cash or points. Winkaffe Global Travel is known for providing extremely personalized trips for our clients, and are experts at planning complex and multi-destination independent travel around the world.​



Winkaffe Global Travel’s services are focused on creating the best trip for you within your budget, providing you time and financial savings.  While you can probably book travel yourself, that does not necessarily mean that you should.  Our personal connections with travel partners around the world ensure that we have access to the best prices, usually much better than what you can find online.  Our vast experience traveling also means that we usually have personal experience with your destination, and will not just be giving you generic advice but personally tested and approved suggestions for lodging, transportation, tours, activities, restaurants, and more.  And when we have not personally been to your destination?  We have a connection with someone on the ground who can help us determine the best spots, provide the most up-to-date information on vendors and service providers, and ensure that your trip still has the personalized touch that The Adventure Expert is known for.

Trips for You

Unlike many travel companies, Winkaffe Global Travel doesn’t offer set tours.  Every trip that we plan is customized just to you and your travel companions, down to the tiniest details.  While we can suggest trips similar to what other clients have enjoyed, and you can check our Destinations tab for inspiration and ideas, we will always work with you to craft your perfect trip from start to finish.   We have trusted partners that provide outstanding services that we can recommend to you, but if one of our partners is not the best fit we will work with the best company for your trip, whether is a private villa in Tuscany, a tented safari camp in Tanzania, or anything in between.  And if you change your mind in the middle and want to do something completely different?  No worries!  We will keep tweaking until the trip is beyond perfect for you.

Start to Finish Logistics

When you book with Winkaffe Global Travel, your trip designer becomes your main point of contact for your entire trip, and will be there to plan and manage every detail of your travels.  Even once all of the planning is done, we will be with you until you are back home after your trip.

Insider Perks

We have relationships with over 1,700 of the world’s best hotels and resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tour companies and premier destinations, so we secure the best value, the best rooms and the best amenities, further improving your vacation experience with upgrades, exclusive amenities and more, at no added cost to you.

Certifications and Memberships

  • Affiliated with McCabe World Travel, a Virtuoso member

  • Member of Virtuoso Adventure Community

  • Member of Virtuoso Sustainability community

  • Member of Virtuoso Ultra-luxe community

  • Certified Costa Rica Specialist

  • Certified Belize Specialist

  • Certified Hawaii Destination Specialist

  • Magical Kenya Travel Specialist

  • Marriott Hotel Sales Specialist

  • Certified Airfare Specialist


Interested in Joining Our Team?

We occasionally have openings for short-term or part time positions.  We are not hiring for any positions at this time. 

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