Mission Statement

Pack Up + Go revolutionizes travel by incorporating the element of surprise to encourage the pursuit of wonder, spontaneity, and exploration in each of our travelers!

core values

Explore more + enjoy the ride.

Hold the traveler experience above all else.

Communicate openly, thoughtfully, and deliberately.

Inspire positive change + conscious consumption.

Small Business partnersHIPS

Small Businesses are the hidden gems that make our destination cities truly unique.

Pack Up + Go is dedicated to highlighting the companies that our travelers love.

Want more information? Click below for our Small Business Partners from cities all around the country!

Giving Back to Our Communities

From a thrilling outdoor adventure, to a lakeside picnic, or watching a gorgeous sunset, there’s no denying that our natural surroundings enhance our travels in so many ways.  As a small business, Pack Up + Go is committed to inspiring positive change and conscious consumption, which is why we’re excited to partner with Carbonfund.org to combat the impact that travel has on the environment.

Air travel is one of the highest contributors to CO2 emissions; a cross-country flight in the United States emits more than 1 ton of carbon dioxide. As a team who loves to travel and explore the world, we also respect the environment and want to do everything we can to help neutralize our footprint so that future generations can enjoy the same experiences we’ve been fortunate to have. 

At Pack Up + Go, we have a unique opportunity to make the world a better place for both our travelers and the environment. We hope that you’ll support us in this mission!



Here’s how Pack Up + Go is getting involved:

  • Our team in Pittsburgh will volunteer our time with local organizations to enhance our city’s parks + public spaces.

  • Our travelers will receive plantable seed cards in their trip envelope – we want everyone to return from their trip and to plant a flower! Every little bit counts, after all.

  • We will make a monetary donation to Carbonfund.org, who actively works to offset carbon emissions through large-scale projects both in the United States and overseas. 

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a note from our founder

At Pack Up + Go, we believe that travel has healing properties. It acts as a much-needed break from day-to-day stress. It clears your mind, rejuvenates, and relaxes. Above all, it motivates you to see more of the world, to do more.

Extensive explorers ourselves, travel has not only acted as an introduction to new people, foods, and languages we would not normally encounter, but it has taught us about history, culture, and ways of life about which we may not learn organically. Travel encourages everyone to have an open mind and to step out of their comfort zone.

We’ve traveled to the far corners of the world, often wandering off the beaten path - realizing in the end that the United States has just as many destinations, oddities, and microcultures as anywhere else on Earth. Pack Up + Go is a celebration of our country’s expansive resources, and embodiment of open mindedness, spontaneity, and excitement.

Who says surprises are just for kids?

-Lillian Rafson, Founder + CEO