Travel Sober

Bob Kocher

Bob developed a love for travel before age 10, accompanying his grandfather on long train trips.  He got Sober in 1988 and took his business background and love for travel to create In This Life Custom Getaways.  By the fall of 1988, sailing experiences, house boating trips started connecting people on group journeys.

Bob’s friend and mentor, Dr. Earle Marsh “Physician Heal Thyself” in the AA Big Book helped create the idea for “Conferences at Sea” and was the first speaker on the cruise programs.  Because of his kindness and treasure trove of experience the structure and style of our group programing and speakers we choose remains the same.  Bob and staff has now planned, produced and escorted more than 250 group travel experiences. 

TravelSober takes pride in providing travel experiences to all recovering people while inviting all to make quality lifetime connections, we all search for. We look forward to welcoming you to the TravelSober travel family.

Kathleen Liszewski

Having traveled extensively during a successful career in Technology, Kathleen brings Leadership, Client Success, Supply Chain Operations, and global travel experiences to In This Life; Before business trips, I looked at my destinations and where I might find local meetings. Many were not found on-line, but through connection and relationships. One obscure AA meeting in Shanghai China was introduced to me by a friend from Oakland, CA!  I love bringing people together, sharing cultures, experiences, and the joy of passing it on, “you never have to do this alone.”

Beth Denham

Beth manages our Special Needs Travel Department.  Beth has worked in nursing for 40 years with people of all ages.  This includes working in hospital settings, with families at home, and at health screening clinics doing one to one health coaching. Beth enjoys helping people make changes in many areas of their lives!

Support Staff

Administrative Assistant - Kateri Rein

Tour Escorts - Laura D, Linda G, Mary N




Mission and Purpose Statement

The Mission of Travel Sober is to provide great travel opportunities in a safe, alcohol-free environment for people with 12-Step Recovery and Health & Wellness  interests.

We provide a variety of the highest quality experience based travel experiences accumulated over our 36 years in business.  We have provided and escorted groups on land, river and sea adventures to destinations worldwide. Trips that fit all budgets are available through us and our goal is to exceed your expectations every time.

Our events feature speakers that combine helpful information for our inner journeys and the connections made on our trips tend to last a lifetime. 

In addition to our exclusive group programs, we offer competitive pricing for individuals and families.  TravelSober’s travel family is growing everyday.  Come be a part of this wonderful group and explore travel in ways that make dreams come true.

What could be more fun that cruising the world with Travel Sober?

Great company, great experiences, and memories of a lifetime. Being part of the experience is so celebratory & personally rewarding.

Joy Miller
Peoria, IL