Here are three trips I've been working on this week. I love thinking about what the families will want to do, perusing travel books and blogs, and then finally writing it all up. I've been working hard to tailor the trips to the interests and ages of the people going, while also keeping costs low. It's not as easy as you might think!
10 days in Paris for a family of four. This trip has been SO fun to plan. I'll be honest, I am scanning flight deals for my family to go to Paris and follow this trip because it looks so fun. This family is interested in art, pastries, strolls, and flea markets, so I put together an itinerary that has all of these things! I also peppered the busy days with some leisurely park days so that their children don't get too exhausted. Alex has been doing some fancy computer coding to get an interactive map for this trip, something I hope to be able to offer for all trips eventually.
5 days in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This trip is for a mom and her three adult daughters. They are really adventurous and wanted a trip filled with waterfalls, hiking, temples, and animals. So I spent a while researching ethical animal parks and amazing hikes around Chiang Mai. They are also going to the most famous temple at dawn to watch the sunrise. That will be an unforgettable day!
4 days in Branson, Missouri. This trip is for two retired couples. Apparently there are a crazy amount of shows in Branson! One challenge with this trip was actually getting them to Branson. It's not a huge city with a big airport hub, so finding flights at a reasonable price was very challenging. I had to use a lot of different price scanners to nail down the best fare. I also found them a hotel within walking distance of all the shows!
Hopefully this gives you a bit more of an idea of what I do. So far, I am loving travel planning.