About Us

KICK BUTT VACATIONS, a division of Ships ‘N’ Trips Travel, specializes in helping young adults, from high school graduates to young professionals, escape reality and realize their dreams.

As Escape Artists we plan and book KICK BUTT VACATIONS to a variety of destinations around the world. We do the work so that you can focus on the rest of your busy lives, and enjoy the actual experience of travel, without the stress of planning.

Focused on providing personalized, quality travel services, our goals are:

We strive to give you the best price possible while keeping in mind the QUALITY of your trip.

We work on your behalf before, during, and after your vacation. We not only book your vacation, but we are available to make changes, address issues if they arise, answer any questions you may have, and provide additional services that you may require.

We provide destination information, travel tips, dining and entertainment suggestions, cost saving tips, and more.

Susan Schaefer, owner of Ships ‘N’ Trips Travel and Kick Butt Vacations, has earned the following certifications:

Contiki Vacations Specialist     (Contiki Vacations)
Elite Cruise Counselor     (Cruise Line International Association)
Royal Caribbean Cruise Expert     (Royal Caribbean Cruise Line)
Princess Cruise Expert     (Princess Cruise Line)
Certified Sandals & Beaches Specialist     (Sandals & Beaches Resorts)
Certified Kiwi (New Zealand) Specialist     (Tourism New Zealand)
Destination Specialist, Alaska     (The Travel Institute)
Destination Specialist, Caribbean     (The Travel Institute)
Destination Specialist, Hawaii     (Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau)
Las Vegas Certified     (Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority)

We specialize in providing leisure and group travel, making vacation dreams become reality. Whether it is an exotic tropical island vacation, luxury or adventure cruise, romantic getaway, group vacation, reunion, or escorted tour, you need to escape reality and we are here to help!