Welcome to the world of travel design! This is the part where you hand over all the nitty-gritty to me and I help make your dream vacation happen. As a travel planner I custom design each vacation brought to me to make a unique culturally rewarding and beautiful experience. From destination wedding planning, honeymoon travel curating, travel just for fun or just the need to get out of town, I am the Travel Agent for you.
As a travel agent I tailor your travel dreams to deliver an unforgettable experience.
Dance in the foothills of Tuscany, dine in the Swiss alps, fall in love under the northern lights of Iceland, swim with turtles in the Galapagos and enjoy utter bliss at a bungalow in the Maldives.
The world is at your fingertips. Just tap the inquiry button below and start traveling.
It’s not about making the sale, it’s about creating happy clients. Happy clients become fans of our company, come back to us, and recommend our company to others. We make our recommendations based on your unique travel style, “must-haves”, food preferences, and more!
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
First hand experience and knowledge are what will change a typical vacation into a real memorable experience. Even if we haven’t experienced it for ourselves, we have the network to know exactly who to call to get the answers!
WE SAVE YOU TIME
HOURS can be spent properly researching a vacation! With the amount of conflicting information available online, it’s easy to quickly get overwhelmed and confused. With our valuable years of experience, we know how and who to reach out to in order to get the job done, saving you hours of frustration!
WE HAVE YOUR BACK
No matter how much you prepare, sometimes unexpected travel hiccups happen! When you book with us, we are with you every step of the way. If you run into any issues, we can make calls and usually fix the situation so you don’t have to waste valuable vacation time problem-solving.
ACCESS TO EXCLUSIVE RATES
We are privy to special prices consumers will never find online themselves. This feature alone will save you money. Beyond pricing, we have the buying power to get extra amenities, like upgrades if available, that can also enhance your vacation.
- Fill out the INQUIRY FORM!
- LET’S CHAT. I will set up a time to talk with you to get a candid idea of what you are looking for. At this time we can brainstorm together and talk through logistics, and all the nitty-gritty that it takes to make your getaway a reality.
- RESEARCH TIME. We know this part takes some time…so let us do it for you! We work to find the best options for you that fit your style and budget. We will compile these and send them to you for review. All quotes for accommodations and flights are complimentary!
- LET’S BOOK IT. Once we have worked together to tweak your itinerary until it is exactly how you envision your trip, we will handle the booking piece! We will help manage the deposit and payment process so you can sit back and get excited about your trip.
- PLAN IT. We can add on itinerary creation services for $50 per day.* Our services include tour booking, transportation guidance (based on the city), restaurant suggestions/reservations**, city guides, and general travel tips. We put emphasis on local and cultural activities within all of our itineraries. Once everything is booked, we will send you a comprehensive itinerary that can be printed as a PDF but also syncs with all smart devices in an app for easy reference.
What do I get when I work with You?
Aside from the trip of a lifetime that is perfectly crafted to your liking, we are happy to provide our clients with the following:
A brainstorming session with one of our experienced Travel Designers to talk through your ideal vacation
24/7 support while traveling through our vendor partners
Exceptional customer service throughout the duration of your trip
A customized travel prep guide to prepare you for departure.
Do I pay upfront?
Accommodations and flights can be held with a deposit, unless your departure date is within close proximity. This time frame is determined by the vendors.
All custom itinerary creation is paid in advance, and can be added on to any accommodations package. You will be invoiced for the planning, and we start putting together the details of your dream getaway around three months prior to departure.
What if I have specific things that I want to do or people I want to see while on my trip – are you able to adjust my schedule accordingly?
Yes! We are here to craft your dream vacation and need your help to do so. If there are specific sights or restaurants that you are jonesing to try during your trip, let us know and we will be happy to work it into your travel itinerary.
I follow travel bloggers and have a Pinterest account, do I really need a travel agent to help me plan?
We believe that there are certain things best left to the pros… such as first time travels to a foreign country you are unfamiliar with, family vacations or reunions, destination weddings abroad, etc. With the amount of conflicting information available online, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and confused. We are here to save you time, money, and unnecessary headaches by using our travel knowledge and partnerships to create the dream vacation you deserve!
Is each itinerary truly customized?
Yes, each Explorateur Travel itinerary is truly one-of-a-kind! With a focus on authentic experiential travel, our designers will work with you to create a trip that fits your unique style.
What if I am traveling with children?
No problem! We are happy to work with your travel circumstances to accommodate everyone involved.
Do you do restaurant reservations?
We can reserve restaurant reservations and full itinerary creation for clients booking accommodations through Explorateur Travel. While we wish we could secure every dining desire, we never can guarantee availability. What we can do, is guarantee that we will do our best to find the best options for each client!
Can you book our flights for us?
Absolutely! We specialize in finding the best flights that work for your schedule at the best possible price. We do require that all flight bookings are in conjunction of three nights of accommodations through our preferred vendors.
What if I want Explorateur Travel to provide a full itinerary for each day of my trip?
We are happy to create a fully customized itinerary for our clients who book travel and/or accommodations through us! This allow us to focus more on your dream trip and provide the best customer service possible.
How long does it take to receive my travel plans from Explorateur Travel?
The initial custom itinerary concept begins around three months prior to departure. We can only plan as far in advance as our vendors will allow, so there may be some fluctuation in the planning once availability is released. Once we review the itinerary with you, we will send an email requesting your approval in writing for all items that require pre-booking. We will handle all of this and upload ticket and details into your itinerary link.
Please be aware that this process is collaborative and all details are finalized within the month leading up to your trip. Travel includes a lot of details, and we want to work to make it just how you want it!
What if I am craving a getaway but don’t know where to go?!
Leave it to us! If you give us an idea of your travel style and budget, we are happy to recommend destinations based on travel knowledge and experience.
If I have my flights and hotels, can I still work with you to create an itinerary?
Due to obstacles in dealing directly with vendors when we aren’t the ones who created a booking, we do require that accommodations be reserved through us. This allows for a better experience all around!