Vacation…….fun or boring or horror?
Too many people tell me that they never have any fun on vacation. Or they tell me that year after year they go to the same place, just because it is the place they know. Or they go to a travel agent and sign up for a group tour and the experience generally was okay, but there were things they wouldn’t have bothered with or things they wanted to spend more time seeing but couldn’t because they had turned over the control of the timing of their trip to someone else.
They tell me that they have heard about my family trips and the custom trips I plan for others and say while they sound so much more fun, they expect it costs too much to ask me to help them. When I tell them they can have a dynamite vacation experience for the same price as a ho-hum gosh, wasn’t that an ummm nice vacation they are amazed! Check it out!! Then contact me to plan yours!!
How can I get your help planning my trip?
Complete and submit the Trip Plan Questionnaire ( in another post). I will then contact you and we will have a bit more discussion before I begin to assemble a plan for your trip.
No, I’m not a travel agent, but a trip planner. I will provide you with all the information you need to easily make the reservations yourself. By the way, this means I do not have any confidential information, such as your credit card numbers.
When you complete the Trip Plan Questionnaire, you will indicate what it is you want me to do. Most people request that I help them with transportation, lodging, meal and sightseeing information as a beginning. Many people additionally request information that will make their trip unique and more enjoyable than a packaged tour. I will provide a trip intinerary with location, description of the activity, hours of operation, costs, and any other specific info you would need to fully enjoy the experience. I will also provide a website for you to read through that will contain more information.
If you are taking a business trip and want to add on some personal vacation time, I can enhance that experience. If you are planning to visit a family member once again, I can help you discover some fun activity that will add to the enjoyment. If you are taking a family vacation with or without kids or seniors, I can provide insight into age and energy appropriate activities.
Are there any additional costs?
If you prefer to receive a written Plan that will be mailed to you, instead of just an emailed Plan, an additional fee of $15 will be charged to cover the costs of the materials and mailing.
After you complete the Trip Plan Questionnaire, I will contact you and we will make sure I understand what you would like to achieve. Only then will I state a fee and you will go to the Order Form and pay, using PayPal. By using PayPal, your financial information is not shared with me and your credit card information remains confidential. You can use a credit card or your PayPal account to process the transaction.
Typically, the fee will remain the percentage of your trip budget, as you have stated it to me. However, if in the course of developing your Custom Trip Plan to include the activites you want, I may determine that your trip budget is not large enough to include all the things you hope to do. At that point, I will stop the Plan and contact you, letting you know. You can either adjust the activities you want included, or you can increase your trip budget and then an additional fee to me will need to be processed.