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Welcome to Super Savvy Travelers, LLC. We are Chris and Pete Sobolev.

We set up Super Savvy Travelers to be a full-service travel agency to bring you the best travel deals and experiences. We specialize in Mediterranean and Caribbean cruises, and in European land tours.

We spend much of our time at our second home in Santa Domenica Talao in Calabria, Italy, and through this have gained much knowledge and experience in travel in Italy.

We believe the most important part of any travel experience is the connection you make with people, and we strive to incorporate this aspect of travel in all of our travel planning for our clients.

Whether your dream includes a cruise to the beautiful islands of the Caribbean or any of the magnificent river cruises in Europe,  cruises in the Mediterranean and Aegean, or land tours anywhere in Europe, we can handle everything for you so all you have to do is to show up for your vacation!

And of course, if you want to see the real Italy, we can book photographers’ tours, culinary tours, shopping tours or any tour you could possibly dream up.

We are an independent agency in the Avoya travel network. This network of over 1,000 independent agents allows us to offer you special pricing and amenities through the buying power of Avoya.

Why book your cruise or trip with Super Savvy Travelers?

  1. • We can get you the lowest possible prices through our access to exclusive Avoya and AMEX group rates and amenities
  2. • We have access to the latest travel industry booking tools to provide you with the quickest quotes and the latest deals
  3. • We will ensure you get the benefit of all available special offers, discounts, and promotions, and we know how to combine them to get you the best possible deal.
  4. • We can get special rates and amenities for groups with 8 or more cabins
  5. • We are experts on European and Caribbean travel and know about “hidden gems” and off-the-beaten-path places to visit
  6. • We are cruise experts and specialize in Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity, Norwegian, and Azamara Club cruises
  7. • We will work personally with you to plan every detail of your vacation

Contact us today. Let’s plan your dream trip!

Blog

Gulf of Policastro
Praia A Mare: The Gulf of Policastro’s Most Charming Seaside Town
The Gulf of Policastro features some of the most spectacular beaches in all of Italy!
Scalea at Sunset
Scalea, Italy; Europe’s Secret Paradise
Big Italian cities in the summer are lovely, but if you go in August, you'll notice things are quite different....
CAKE!
Lunch with Rosaria
What is Calabrian Cuisine all about? Sit down to a perfect lunch with Rosaria.
How Travel Will Save the World
How Travel Will Save the World
Is our future as bleak as it seems? Is there something we can do to return things around? Happily yes.
Santa Domenica Talao in Springtime
Sending Love From California to Calabria
When you fall head over heels for an entire village, suddenly your world contains all of their joys and sorrows.
Tortora
Tortora – A Hidden Jewel High Above the Tyrrhenian Sea
Italy is studded with many small towns and villages that are like hidden jewels, just waiting to be discovered!
Staircase in Santa Domenica Talao
Time to Make YOUR House Hunters International Dream Come True
Are you ready to search for your new home in Italy and make your own House Hunters dream come true?
The ruin from the side
Ruin Flippers! How Our House Hunters International Dream is Coming True AGAIN!
Once you have achieved your House Hunters International dream, then what? You buy another ruin to renovate!
San Giuseppe and Dog the Blasphemer
I love our village in Calabria. Every day there is an education in culture, religion and love.
Stunning craftsmenship
Where to Buy the BEST Italian Leather Handbags in Florence, Italy
I learned a ton about quality craftsmanship and handbags from Walter Moretti, the embodiment of a Renaissance master.
The ruined palace
Ruin Flippers! From Medieval to MAGNIFICENT!
Are ready to make your House Hunters International dreams come true or to join the ranks of Ruin Flippers?
Santa Domenica Talao
Interview with an Expat: Can You Move to Italy?
Where do you start if you want to uproot your life and move to a foreign land?
Santa Domenica Talao
Foodie Heaven: 3 Calabrian Restaurants You Can’t Miss
A true foodie travels to the ends of the earth for a great meal. But you only need to go
A History of Calabria, The Original Land of the Italians
Calabria is the birthplace of Italian civilization!
Viking_Sun
The Viking Ultimate World Cruise
Are you ready for a 245-day long cruise that takes you to 59 countries and 113 cities?
Zampogna: The Soul of Southern Italy
See how the Zapogna - the Italian bagpipe - represents the spirit and vitality of Southern Italy.
How Travel Will Save the World
Pasta-Making Demonstration at Al Caminetto
Watch Roseangela at Ristorante Al Caminetto demonstrate her pasta crafting skills!
Pienza
Pienza – A Jewel Among Tuscan Hill Towns
Pope Pius II rebuilt an entire town to be a second, smaller Rome!
Living in Paradise: Why Calabria, Italy is the Perfect Retirement Destination
Where is the best place to retire? Here's why Calabria is at the top of my list!
Matera
Christ Stopped at Eboli But You Should Go On to Matera, Italy
Why did Carlo Levy write a book called Christ Stopped at Eboli? What happened in Matera back in the day?

About Us

In life, there are essentially two things that we all treasure above anything  else: experiences, and connection with others.

As travelers, we understand that experiences must be new and exciting to keep us riveted without being overwhelming.

We also know that the most important factors in any experiences are the people involved and the connections we make with them.

Super Savvy Travelers understands this. Our mission is to bring you the most unforgettable experiences along with the best opportunities to create lifelong connections.

This is how we create the best travel experiences you can find anywhere.

Everywhere we go we have friends. Because of this the world is a very friendly place.

We want this for you.

Pete and I have always been sea loving people. We adore the bright colors, fragrant spices and warm and lovely people of the Caribbean.

We also love the history, art and culture (and warm and lovely people) who live near the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas in Europe and especially in Italy.

in 2011, we purchased a home in Santa Domenica Talao in Calabria, Italy.  It has been a treasure trove of new and wonderful experiences and lifelong friendships.

Santa Domenica Talao
Santa Domenica Talao

Our home is a perfect jumping-off point for all of Europe,  Africa, and the Middle East, with an endless array of travel opportunities to these locations.

Pete Sobolev is an experienced traveler,  having worked for many years leading global engineering teams that provided opportunities for frequent travel to the Far East and Europe.

Pete has gathered too many travel tips to list on one page. He is the epitome of a Super Savvy Traveler and a fantastic photographer.

He can’t wait to share his tips with you.

Pete

Chris (Ellis) Sobolev is a pro blogger and has been featured on Lifehack where her posts went viral, amassing tens of thousands of shares on social media.

Chris loves and understands people. All of them. And she can’t wait to meet new friends and share their culture, loves,  joys and sorrows, so she can write about them and share them with you.

Chris - Freedom of the Seas

She has also written for several other sites including Dumb Little Man and her own site,  Chasing La Bella Vita.

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Join us as we fan out across the globe making connections, and creating experiences we can make available to YOU!