Our services range from consulting for as little as an hour, providing ideas on unique destinations, logistical planning and travel options, to full-blown trip design and planning. We tailor our level of involvement to your trip planning needs.
Let's start with a conversation!
Talk with Chief Consultant Angela Rice about what kind of trip you and your travel partners have envisioned, including time-frame, budget, interests, etc. Once we have established how we can best serve you and your trip planning needs, we'll give you an estimate. You can then decide if you'd like to engage in our trip planning services.
*Note - We are not a commission based travel agency. This means we explore ALL possible options for travel, not just package tours and pre-designed itineraries that provide commission to agents. WE PLAN YOUR TRIP FOR YOU AND WITH YOU.
Our specialty is 'Real Travel,' which means travel that enriches your life, delights your senses and truly showcases what our amazing Planet has to offer.
Our trip designs do NOT follow the typical 'tourist circuits' of the travel industry. Instead, they are designed with YOUR interests and passions at the core. We will explore and propose different travel styles, options and various destinations. One of our strengths is helping you hone in on the style and pace of travel that will best suit you and your travel partners.
a note about group travel
While what we do goes far beyond 'packaged tours,' sometimes a guided or organized trip can be a great component of a custom vacation. For example, supported group cycling or hiking trips, cultural tours, river/wildlife boat cruises or safaris can provide personalized and off-the-tourist-path travel. We will help you determine if a tour company is right for you. If so, we will seamlessly incorporate the tour into your trip. We can plan your pre and post trip travel so that ALL of your travels are logistically sound. We plan the rest of your trip in a way that compliments the tour's predetermined itinerary. For example, after a week on a Backroads cycling trip, you may enjoy independently exploring a different region that balances your first week of travel.
We'll make sure that you are on the right trip for YOU.
Once you are100% satisfied with the trip itinerary, we'll begin the bookings and reservations. If you prefer to make the bookings on your own, we can provide you with the information you'll need to do so.
and you're ready to go
We'll provide you with a comprehensive day-by-day itinerary with details, addresses, contact info, booking numbers, names of cultural guides, downloadable route files (for cycling and scenic driving routes), train tickets, etc., etc., etc.! All you have to do is pack your bags, and we'll even help with that! See our 'Additional Services' section for details.