Meet Jaz Shaheer

Travel Specialist

Modern Vacations & Destination Weddings

Office: (832) 369-2828 ext. 529

Toll-free: (866) 369-1882

Living in Houston now but originally having grown up in NYC, I was oblivious to the world beyond. For most New Yorkers, we are convinced the world begins and ends there. You get lost in the fast pace of the city. It has so much to offer, the congested public transportation, the traffic, the small houses, the snow, outrageous win loss record for the NY Knicks…never mind, just remembered why I moved. But city really is full of life and it has so much to offer, so you don’t necessarily have that drive inside you to travel and see what else is out there. However, quick decisions, before the rationale kicks in, would inspire me otherwise. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by.” I escaped from the jaws of the Big Apple and came to a city completely unknown for me, a weight lifted.  So much more to see outside Times Sq.  Now I want to travel, to explore, I want to see all that this world has to offer.

From ocean to ocean, culture to culture and from seeing things man-made, to the mountains that are anxiously waiting to be hiked. From city streets around the world to the pathways so desolate that when I gaze above me, I can witness the paramount beauty of the night sky and be a spectator to stories that are light years away.

A little about me…

  1. My favorite travel memory is:  Walking through Istanbul and seeing the architectural beauty of the city and how it has defied time.  
  2. My favorite drink is:  Pepsi!  “Can I please get a Pepsi? Is Coke okay? No, no it is not.”
  3. My favorite sport team is:  New York Knicks! Knickerbocker for life.
  4. My favorite quote is: “I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it’s for or against” by Malcolm X.
  5. My favorite leisure activity is:  Bicycling.
  6. My recommended travel tip is:  Don’t be a tourist, be a traveler.  “When in Rome….”.
  7. In my spare time I like to:  Read!