Meet the Team

We are an Educational Consultant and Certified Travel Advisors bringing our wealth of experience to parents and prospective college students.  Campanile College tours is an affiliate of Alpine Travel of Saratoga.


Executive Director

Elizabeth Stone PhD, CTA

Elizabeth Stone is Executive Director at Campanile. In addition to a PhD in Education, Dr. Stone is a Certified Travel Associate (CTA).  She has been planning student tours for more than eight years.  Dr. Stone has visited more than 400 colleges in North America, the UK, Europe, and the Middle East. For more than 18 years, she has counseled students on college admissions and created Campanile College Tours so that families could have enjoyable and informative campus visits. Dr. Stone is a Virtuoso travel advisor and is the author of The Better College Essay.

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Travel Associate


Meredith Charlson is a Stanford University graduate with a major in Comparative Literature. She spent her Junior year abroad at the Bing Center for Overseas Studies in Florence, Italy and spent six months living in Israel post -graduation at Kibbutz Ga'aton.  

Travel Director

Barbi Lazarow, CTC 

Barbi Lazarow is Travel Director for Campanile is a Certified Travel Counselor.  She’s traveled to six continents and is a Virtuoso travel advisor, specializing in bespoke (custom) travel.  She began visiting college campuses and planning tours when her sons were in high school.  They attended Northwestern, Dartmouth, and NYU Law.  She is the founder of It’s Going to Be Fantastic.






Tour Manager


Gabe is based in Chicago and is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis where he majored in Psychology and Linguistics. He studied abroad in Copenhagen and has traveled extensively throughout Europe.



How It Works

We take your college list and travel dates and create a travel itinerary with a day on each campus with a variety of activities tailored to the interests of the student. We book the best places for you to stay near campus and arrange for your transportation whether it be by plane, private car, or train.  

We coordinate and compile all the details of your trip, such as directions from one campus to the next, parking, confirmation numbers, hotel information and amenities, class visit descriptions, and professor biographies, into a start to finish itinerary.

Everything goes into a convenient app, which allows for easy access while you’re on the road.

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