AAV Travel & Romance was established in Terre Haute, Indiana, in 2007. We are a boutique travel firm specialized in creating personalized and authentic travel experiences. Many of our clients celebrate milestones or are simply looking for a special vacation. We invite you to browse our website to find out more about what we have to offer.
About AAV Travel
Your Guide to a Perfect Vacation
Hello, my name is Stefanie Pichonnat-Christen, and I am the owner and travel consultant at AAV Travel & Romance.
In my eyes, each client is unique and deserves a vacation that matches their personality, lifestyle, and dreams. I strongly believe that traveling should be relaxing and enriching at the same time. It should allow you to escape from the daily routine but also grow because of the new experiences you make. It is up to my clients whether that means finding a bit of themselves, reconnecting with a loved one, or pushing their limits.
AAV Travel does have an office in Terre Haute, but it is not uncommon for me to take “the office” on the road where I research destinations for my clients and at the same time, continue working with them.
I am currently living in Indiana, where I found a new home a little over 15 years ago. After having traveled all over the world and living in cities such as Paris, New York, Zurich, and Edinburgh, the small Midwestern town of Terre Haute was quite a change. Little did I know that it would provide me with the opportunity to do exactly what I enjoy and feel most passionate about.
Originally from Switzerland, I have loved to travel ever since I was little. By age 13, I was in charge of family travel planning. At that time, you would find me hiding in my parents’ back office, writing faxes and letters, sending actual deposits, and making phone calls to confirm reservations. By 16, I knew I wanted a future that would allow me to work anywhere in the world. I ended up studying International Hospitality Management at the École Hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland; one of the oldest, most prestigious hotel colleges in the world.
Today, I create customized travel experiences for my clients. I guide them in their choices to find their perfect vacation and make sure all their travel arrangements are seamlessly aligned. My hospitality background not only gives me a thorough understanding of the travel industry but has also allowed me to create a valuable network with hoteliers all around the world.
I travel often and with a passion!
Out and about!