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About Sphera Travel

Sphera Travel is a travel agency that creates luxury vacations for small groups. With over thirty years of experience, we cater to Empty Nesters, Retirees, and those looking for travel companions with similar interests. We carefully design, plan, and arrange unforgettable journeys to ensure every trip is seamless and memorable.

Founding Inspiration: From Personal Experience to Professional Vision

Sphera Travel’s origins are closely linked with the personal journey of its founders, Andy and Sue Ball. The name ‘Sphera,’ inspired by the Latin word for “ball,” is a tribute to our family name and signifies our commitment to fostering meaningful connections.

These connections go beyond familial ties to include friendships and bonds formed through a shared love of travel. As Empty Nesters ourselves, we understand the desire for new adventures and the longing to connect with others on a similar path. This realization is what drives Sphera Travel, inspiring us to assist other Empty Nesters in discovering the joy of travel and the richness of new relationships.

 ABOUT SPHERA TRAVEL

 

WE BELIEVE THAT TRAVEL

BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER

Meet Sue Ball

Co-Founder and Luxury Travel Designer

My journey in the world of travel began in the scenic landscapes of Michigan, where my early adventures sparked a lifelong passion. A pivotal move to New York City after high school expanded my horizons, transforming my worldview and setting me on a path toward a career in travel.

Starting in the early ’90s, when the internet was just a budding concept and airline tickets were handwritten, I laid the groundwork for my expertise in the travel industry.

Transitioning to an empty nest in 2014 marked a significant turning point. It was an opportunity to return to the industry I love, reigniting my passion for travel. Six years later, in 2020, Andy and I decided to commit further to travel and connection by establishing our travel agency.

Based in Grand Rapids, MI, and serving clients nationwide, our travel agency, Sphera Travel, was born out of a shared passion for travel and the desire to help Empty Nesters like you find connection and adventure in luxury travel.

About Sphera Travel | Our owner and luxury travel designer, Sue Ball consulting with a travel partner at the Four Seasons Gresham Palace in Budapest, Hungary.
About Sphera Travel | Our owner and luxury travel designer, Sue Ball consulting with a travel partner at the Four Seasons Gresham Palace in Budapest, Hungary.

Meet Sue Ball

Co-Founder and Luxury Travel Designer

My journey in the world of travel began in the scenic landscapes of Michigan, where my early adventures sparked a lifelong passion. A pivotal move to New York City after high school expanded my horizons, transforming my worldview and setting me on a path toward a career in travel.

Starting in the early ’90s, when the internet was just a budding concept and airline tickets were handwritten, I laid the groundwork for my expertise in the travel industry.

Transitioning to an empty nest in 2014 marked a significant turning point. It was an opportunity to return to the industry I love, reigniting my passion for travel. Six years later, in 2020, Andy and I decided to commit further to travel and connection by establishing our travel agency.

Based in Grand Rapids, MI, and serving clients nationwide, our travel agency, Sphera Travel, was born out of a shared passion for travel and the desire to help Empty Nesters like us find connection and adventure in luxury travel.

LUXURY TRAVEL BRANDS WE PARTNER WITH

About Sphera Travel | Owner and Client Experience Specialist Andy Ball sitting in a coffee shop talking with clients in Budapest, Hungary.

Meet Andy Ball

Co-founder and Client Experience Specialist

Growing up with a family tradition of annual vacations, particularly to National Parks, instilled in me a great love for adventure and exploration.

My background in manufacturing, with a focus on training and logistics, has been instrumental in ensuring that every trip planned at Sphera Travel is executed flawlessly. From travel logistics to adding personal touches that enhance the travel experience, my goal is to make every journey as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

As co-founders of Sphera Travel, we combine our unique skills and shared passion to offer something truly exceptional. We do not simply plan luxurious vacations, but we create journeys that inspire discovery, connection, and the joy of shared experiences.

 

Sue Ball shopping for a pig at a Christmas Market in Budapest, Hungary while Andy Ball looks on.
The Duomo in Florence, Italy is one of most Iconic features of the city and a  must see destination when visiting with your close-knit friends.
Sue Ball and Andy Ball walking in a Christmas Market in Budapest, Hungary with Andy's arm wrapped around a smiling Sue.
The colorful village of Manarola, Italy on the Cinque Terre coast at sunset

Learn More About Our Approach

Interested in learning more about Sphera Travel and how we can transform your Empty Nest?

Explore our services and design packages to see how we can customize a vacation that surpasses your expectations. Together, let’s create something truly extraordinary.

your invitation to Discover with Sphera Travel

As we journey forward, our mission at Sphera Travel remains focused on bringing together and inspiring Empty Nesters through the world of travel. With us, you’re not merely booking a vacation; you’re embarking on an adventure filled with luxury, discovery, and the opportunity to create lasting connections.

Ready to begin your next chapter?

Contact us today to start planning your luxury group vacation. Whether reuniting with family, celebrating life’s milestones with friends, or joining fellow travelers on a journey of discovery, Sphera Travel is dedicated to making your dream vacation a reality.