Alysia Hopper Steffes


Alysia has a passion for her job that extends far beyond the ordinary travel enthusiast.

She adores the entire travel planning process, from the day she meets with a new client to the day of departure. Alysia actively listens for what the client hopes to experience and then uses her expertise and connections to craft a custom itinerary. Working tirelessly to cross-check prices and talk to vendors, Alysia not only gets clients the best value but also insider information so that they have an exciting and unique trip.

Alysia believes that one of life’s greatest blessings is to travel with your children and loves to plan trips for families. She works hand-in-hand to design trips that far surpass the typical family vacation. She treats every trip she plans as if it were her own, and, as a result, her clients trust her as their personal shopper for all things travel. From a week in London to an island getaway, her clients always return with memories that will be treasured for a lifetime.




CTA, Certified Travel Associate

Destination Specialties:

Europe, USA, Canada, Caribbean, South America

Travel Specialties:

Family Travel, Ski, Luxury Hotels


  • Switzerland Travel Expert
  • Secrets Revealed Specialist, British Virgin Islands 2018
  • Destination Specialist, St. Barths
  • Top Producer for Four Seasons Hotels 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Top Producer for Ritz Carlton Hotels 2017
  • Top Producer for Park Hyatt Hotels 2016, 2019
  • Top Producer (Griffin) for Brownell 2018, 2019
  • Top Producer (1887 Club) for Brownell 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Virtuoso Rising Star 2009


Hopper Travels is a proud independent affiliate of Avenue Two Travel. 

“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.”

Dalai Lama


Let us create your adventures.

Aly Blumenstein

Travel Coordinator

Aly’s ideal ultimate escape includes wandering off the beaten path, experiencing new cultures, tasting local cuisine (and wine- of course), and exploring the many remarkable places around the world. Aly’s “where to next” is definitely a trip to Bali. She foresees herself unwinding in a rainforest tent all while surrounded by nature, sipping a mojito made with fresh local fruit and practicing yoga in the mountains.

Outside of the office, Aly enjoys cooking for friends and family and has even developed a strong interest in nutrition. And not to forget, she has a small fur baby (pictured above) who has her whole heart.

As an assistant and travel coordinator, Aly strives to provide the best client experience possible and prides herself in knowing that she helps create memories that are truly unforgettable. She is honored to work with you to help make your travel dreams come true and cannot wait to hear all about your adventures upon return.

Maggie Diaz

Travel Coordinator

Maggie’s love for travel was ignited upon studying abroad in Spain! She fell in love with the Spanish language and culture and developed a passion for international travel as she checked off European destinations along the way!

Maggie has always had a profound interest in learning, language and truly immersing herself in the local culture. She believes the best way to delve into a new culture is by indulging in local food & drink, exploring the road less traveled, interacting with the locals and opening one’s eyes and ears to the sights and sounds around you.  

Travel has opened her mind and heart to a world that has so much to give. Whether she is spending a week in Europe in search of local delicacies or on an island in the Caribbean soaking up the sun, she aims to create lasting memories that will never fade! 

Maggie’s desire to work in the travel industry evolved from her very own enthusiasm for travel as well as the opportunity to broaden her knowledge of our fascinating world! With a strong attention to detail and an emphasis on communication, Maggie strives to make the thoughtful and thorough trip planning process as seamless as possible for clients. 

Maggie is delighted to be a part of the Hopper Travels Team in helping others bring their travel dreams to life! She can’t wait to help you experience new places and create forever memories!

Jen Gotzmer

Travel Coordinator

Jen is originally from Sheboygan, Wisconsin.  She attended the University of Colorado, Boulder and then the University of Denver, School of Law.  She resided in Colorado for thirteen years before returning to Wisconsin.

As a mom, Jen has stayed busy with her three children. She enjoys traveling with them and making memories that will last a lifetime, while also disconnecting from the stress and demands of everyday life. Outside the office, she enjoys fashion and design, a great book, and any time spent with family and friends.

As an outgoing individual, one of Jen’s favorite parts of any travel experience is meeting new people.  Everyone has a story and each one is fascinating in its own way.  Listening to anecdotes from other travelers about their lives, country, and/or hometown while enjoying a cold beverage is something she looks forward to on any trip.

It is important to Jen to really know and understand what a client is looking for in planning any given trip and she is enthusiastic about assisting clients build wonderful travel experiences.

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