Sometimes it’s as early as THAT when people get stuck. They can’t agree. She wants to go somewhere exotic. He wants to go fishing.
Oh boy! That one is EASY!!!!
Throw it at me, People….this is play time. This is what I do, all day every day.
what kind of meals you consider optimal
in the location you want, then I get to work.
Brain surgery? NOPE!!!!
Can YOU do it…….maybe.
Most people can’t, which is why they never take the kind of trip that will provide memories for years and make friends jealous. Either you don’t have the time to give to the planning process… and it does take a lot of time, or you miss the details…and it is the details that make it special.
So what’s the difference between me, a custom trip planner, and walking into a travel agency? HUMONGOUS difference. The travel agent will sell you a cookie cutter tour, something he or she has been given to sell to anyone and everyone who walks through the door, exactly like the one your neighbor down the street, the one who is nothing like you, was sold a couple of weeks ago. Will the same trip work for both of you? Probably not. But you might be happy with it anyway, because you don’t know any better. We don’t know what we don’t know. If you have never had a fantastic vacation, then a good one is good enough.
Consider that a packaged tour leaves holes. “Free time to explore”. If you opt for a cruise, they offer land tours that may not be of the quality you desire. For example, when we were in Dubrovnik a few years ago we saw 40 cruisers trailing behind a woman with a small speaker system carried over her shoulder. Ten feet away her voice was unintelligible. Meanwhile for only a little more money the three of us had the full attention of a private guide. Who learned more?
What I do is very individualized.
Okay, now the inevitable issue…my fee must be high and saving for the vacation has been difficult enough, right? So, you are afraid you can’t afford a upscale service like “custom trip planning”. Well, it’s pretty simple and completely affordable. My fee is 10% of your trip budget. So if you have $2000 for a trip, my fee is $200. If you budgeted $500, my fee is $50. If your wonderful trip is going to cost you $10,000, my fee is $1,000.
Go to the website and read the sections Paying for the Custom Trip Planning Service and Trip Plan Questionnaire. Then sit down with your travel companions and complete the questionnaire and send it. I will call and we will get the ball rolling on your FANTASTIC VACATION!!!