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.
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 350 colleges in North America, the UK, Europe, and the Middle East. For more than 16 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.
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.
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.
Sarah Hosokawa is a Brown University graduate with a degree in Education Studies. During college, she spent a semester studying abroad in Tokyo, Japan. Post-graduation, Sarah spent a year teaching high school in Japan before returning to the United States to teach in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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 TripIt, a web-based application, which allows for easy access while you’re on the road.