Where Do I Plan To Go?
November 4th, 2011

A week or so ago, I wrote a blog on how to create a travel plan. It’s something I encourage my clients and readers to do on a regular basis. Because I like to practice what I preach, and also to serve as an example, I thought I’d write and post my own travel plan. [...]

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How to Create a Travel Plan
October 25th, 2011

One of the difficulties with travel, at least for many, is choosing a destination. I notice the same struggle for many of my clients when they first speak with me. There are so many possibilities and travelers may feel that they won’t have the opportunity to visit every place they want to explore.  Furthermore, there’s [...]

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Why I Can’t Beat Your Online Price
May 26th, 2011

A glance at the title, and this blog probably appears counter productive at best and detrimental at worst to my business. Hear me out, though. I read something recently about why consumers say that they do not use travel agents.  The consumers’ antiquated view of travel agents frustrated me at first, and then I realized [...]

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Navigating Vacation Options
January 26th, 2011

One of the benefits of working with a travel planner is the help we can provide navigating the various travel options. Once you decide on a destination, you have to decide on the type of trip. Do you want a guided group tour, a partially hosted tour, a private tour, or a completely independent trip. [...]

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Vacation Without a Plan?
November 24th, 2009

You have a most likely financial plan. You may have a workout and diet plan. You probably have a plan for many other aspects of your life. Yet when it comes to vacations, people are happy to spend several thousand dollars on a last minute “deal” and hope it will all work out. As a [...]

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What Could You Be Doing Instead?
April 2nd, 2009

According to a United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) survey, a one-week tour or vacation package takes an average of 18 hours to research, plan and arrange. For more complex or longer itineraries, the USTOA suggests it would take 22-23 hours with some take three to four times as long. At first glance, it may [...]

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