About Us

Since October 2000 Travel Muse has been helping Austinites turn their vacation dreams into reality.
Travel Muse owner Cristina Herrera is a veteran of the Austin travel industry. After graduating from the University of Texas she worked for over 18 years at one of Austin’s largest and most successful retail travel agencies, eventually becoming manager of a branch location specializing in leisure travel. Now with over 30 years of experience as a travel professional, Travel Muse offers personalized attention and critical travel planning for a broad range of vacation options. Our goal is to form long-lasting relationships with our clients, and to become a trusted and valuable resource for exploring our wonderful world.

What Clients Say

  • My wife and I began to use Cristina for our travel plans almost 3 years ago at the recommendation of some friends.She has helped us plan and book 2 overseas trips since then---one to Ireland and one to Spain.We have found her to be extremely knowledgeable and helpful.Best of all,she impresses us as being truly concerned about us---she is not just in it for the money,but appears to really enjoy her job and helping us to have the best possible travel experiences.Currently,she is helping us with booking a cruise and shore excursions on a cruise from Rome to Athens,and once again she is proving herself to be invaluable. My wife and I do not hesitate to recommend her to anyone to help with their travel plans!

    Thomas K.
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  • “I highly recommend Cristina. She is so sweet and awesome to work with! Cristina helped my best friend and I plan our 10 day trip to Italy. It was our first time traveling to Europe and we didn't plan a typical novice trip. We wanted to go to Venice, Sicily, Capri, Naples and Rome in this short span of time. With Cristina's assistance, this trip was possible and absolutely amazing!”
    Shagufta S.
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  • “In an era where it's difficult to find that 'human touch', Cristina from Travel Muse is a real find for anyone looking for assistance planning a trip! She has been my 'go to' travel agent for trips to eastern Europe, Great Britain and Spain, as well as my recent month in Europe! Cristina has first-hand experience with most of the destinations and is able to direct and make suggestions that it would take me hours to research. Cristina listened to my ideas, budget and goals for the trips and was able to recommend an itinerary that would balance each aspect of the journey. Her many years of experience in the industry has truly helped me 'have the time of my life' on each of these trips,”
    Christine P.
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Why Choose Us


From transportation to local sightseeing tours and everything in between. We book airline and rail tickets, hotels accommodations, tours, cruises and  more!


We work hard to tailor the vacation experience to each traveler’s needs and preferences, and match them up with the perfect trip.


We share your passion for discovery and adventure. Our goal is to help you plan memorable vacations for years to come.