Why should I work with you?
I’ve been in the travel industry full time for 10 years now, and I’m coming up on the 5 year mark running my own travel business. I’m not a traditional travel agent. I’m a tour operator and until recently all of my clients were travel agents. That means amazing travel pros all over the US (and some Mexico and Canada) come to me to create custom itineraries on behalf of their clients. Travel agents rely on referrals to grow their business. Which means, they will only work with someone they absolutely trust to create an amazing experience for their clients.
I’m the person they count on to make their clients happy. Imagine what I can do for you.
There’s a reason I have a short list of destinations I book. I don’t want to be good at booking worldwide. I want to be the best at a few places that I love. Additionally, I have extensive relationships, rate contracts and vendor connections - which means great experience for you.
How much is your planning fee?
My standard fee is $350 per couple or family. This can vary based on complexity, number of travelers and time frame. Basically if what you need is very complicated and/or a super last minute, I’ll have to charge a higher fee. If that's the case, I'll always advise you of that in advance.
Why do you charge a planning fee?
The fee is cover time spent in consultation, research, itinerary creation, booking and trip management. It also ensures I am compensated for my time and expertise, should you decide not to book.
Custom work takes time. I will save you hours and you'll get to benefit from my years of experience. You'll also benefit from the relationships I've built over the past decade.
What do you book?
Essentially, I take care of everything except for your flights (though I can advise which airport to fly in/out of for each destination, based on your trip request). So if we work together, you have to be cool with booking your own airfare.
I’ll handle your land arrangements, such as accommodations, rental car or driver guide, and experiential activities. Want some examples of unique experience options? Take this quiz to identify your traveler type and you'll get my personalized suggestions for your type.
Can I get to know you better first?
You can creep me on Instagram, @northandleisure - I'm on stories all the time.