It takes a great team of travelers to create one-of-a-kind experiences.

While we can’t introduce everyone here, you’ll be in great hands with our local hosts. We’re all deeply passionate about travel and excited to welcome you in Europe.

  • It started at Oktoberfest

    Our Travel Love Story

    In 2002, we, Sandra & Ted, met in Munich, Germany — on an Oktoberfest trip. It was love at first sight: for Ted. Let’s say opposites attract! A craft beer loving engineer from PA and a German gal from wine country who worked as a reporter for the Bundesliga, met at the world’s greatest beer fest and have been traveling together ever since.

    Fast forward five years, countless journeys back and forth between Europe and the US, and we finally tied the knot in Venice (not at the Venetian) in 2007.  That same year, we launched our boutique travel company in New York City with the mission to make group travel to Europe better. Originally called Incantato — which turned out to be almost impossible to pronounce –, we switched to Inside Europe Travel Experiences which sums up perfectly what our offering’s all about.

    Our daughter Thea was born a year later and the main reason we moved or family and the company down south. Combined, the three of us have traveled around the world at least twice and Thea’s been to her sixth continent before starting high school. Travel’s a family thing.

    With over 15 years in the happy industry of travel and 5,000+ raving clients, two offices in the US, one in Europe, plus a never-ending bucket list, we’ve made it our mission that our guests always travel better together. 

Meet the Team

  • Favorite Destinations

    I’ve loved visiting every place I got to explore for different, usually tasty reasons. If I had to pick one destination, other than Europe that I can’t wait to go back to, then that’s Kenya: the country, the people and the animals stole my heart forever.

  • Last Place(s) Visited

    I spend at least four months in Europe each year — to re-visit our destinations and make new discoveries! Greece is next on the list, Germany’s always a must and Italy is our #1 destination 2023 followd by France.  In December, it’s Christmas Markets for sure.

  • Where to next?

    Italy’s our #1 destination again in 2023, so I’ll be spending a lot of time in Rome, Venice and Florence again — and the smaller charming villages along the roads less traveled.  Germany, France and Greece are also on the list.

  • Ted Keppler

    Craft Beer, Golf + Ski

    Ted Keppler is the Co-Founder + CEO of Inside Europe Travel Experiences.

    Find him on UnTappd for a list of his favorite craft beers or follow him via @europebeertours on Instagram for beercation inspirations — to Germany, Ireland, Belgium or the Czech Republic, plus a hoppy taste of Italy, Spain and Portugal.

    His other passions are golfing at home in the Carolinas or in Europe — preferably on links courses. In winter, he skis black pistes and moguls.

    When he’s not crunching the numbers or making new discoveries for Inside Europe Beer Tours, Ted’s brewing IPAs and German-style beers with his friend Steve.

    Find out how Ted met Sandra.

  • Favorite Destinations

    For beer: Germany, Belgium, the Czech Republic and Ireland. For golf: Ireland and Scotland. For ski: French, Swiss and Italian Alps.

  • Last Place(s) Visited

    German beer cities of Bamberg, Bayreuth and Würzburg.

  • Next on the Bucket List

    Re-visiting the Czech Republic and following the Franconian craft beer trail across Bavaria, Germany. Then Greece with Crete and Athens this summer.

  • Thea

    Photography, Shopping, Exploring + History

    Thea Weinacht Keppler is Inside Europe’s youngest team member — a freshman in high school with a lot of travel experience already.

    At just six weeks old, she traveled for the first time from the United States to Europe: Meeting the German side of the family as well as our European team. Thea visited ten countries before she was six months old, and has collected now 40+ passport stamps at 15. The tradition of visiting Germany to see family and friends continues each year.

    Over the years, Thea has found favorite locations in most cities in Europe including restaurants, cafes, museums, sights, and more. She loves all destinations and countries equally, since every place has something different and unique to offer.

  • Favorite Destinations

    Greece – The beautiful Mediterranean Sea, ancient ruins and historical landmarks.

    Germany – Grandpa, friends and the familiar German culture.

  • Last Place(s) Visited

    Antarctica, Iceland, Greenland, Germany, France and Italy

  • Next on the Bucket List

    Egypt, Dubai, Australia, New Zealand and Botswana.

  • Jennifer Cole

    Fashion, Music, Photography + Anything Vintage

    Jennifer Cole is a world-traveling professionally trained travel advisor.

    Jennifer works primarily for Nonstop Travel and is part of our West Coast team.

    She’s our airline expert and can help you score a great deal on upgrades including business and first class fares.

    When she not planning travel for others or her next dream vacation, Jen’s also a content creator and sharing highly instagramable places in mainly California on her account @traveling_jen

  • Last Place(s) Visited

    Italy, Greece and Germany

  • Next on the Bucket List

    Africa + Egypt

  • Next on the Bucket List

    Africa + Egypt

  • Stef + Massimo

    La Dolce Vita

    Stefania aka Stef and Massimo aka Maximus are synonymous with what Italy by Inside Europe’s all about: La vera Dolce Vita Italiana.

    These two wonderful hosts are so much more than just colleagues, they have become dear friends over the years – Massimo even learnt how to navigate a baby stroller over cobble stones when he watched Thea while mom (and dad) took care of our travelers.

    In addition to being the head of our Italy office, Stef’s also a certified local guide in Florence, while Massimo chauffeurs travelers across the continent: in his beloved always sparkling clean motor coach or in a snazzy VIP limousine.

    In their free time, these two love to travel the world together, and they also grow their own olives and turn them into delicious oil.

  • Favorite Destinations

    The world, but also the charming Italian coastal region of Gaeta and Sperlonga where Massimo’s from originally.

  • Last Place(s) Visited

    Asia, Miami, USA and the Caribbean, for fun. Massimo’s on the European roads 10.5 months out of the year while Stef’s base is Florence, Italy.

  • Next on the List

    Stef and Massimo are counting down the days to come together to Germany, to finally visit our new European headquarters in Würzburg.

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