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Testimonial Tuesday: Bailey + Matthew

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Testimonial Tuesday: Bailey + Matthew

Q: Why did you sign up for your trip? What were you looking to get out of it?

A: To take stress off of my plate! A nice, relaxing, romantic weekend.

Q: Did you have hesitations about taking a surprise trip? Were you nervous?

A: Yes, I think mainly because I like to know what’s going on + I am such a planner!

Q: Where did you guess you were going to travel? Were you surprised by the destination?

A: I actually guessed Chicago or Seattle so I was thrilled when we opened and saw it said Chicago.

Q: Upon discovery of your destination, what were some perceptions about your city prior to the trip?

A: I really didn’t know too much aside from the comedy scene!

Q: What made the trip feel unique and tailored to you?

A: We had asked for somewhere with comedy and live music - Chicago was perfect. They also made sure we had a fun activity for my birthday!

Q: What did you like most about your travel accommodations?

A: Holy wow, the hotel was the best we’ve ever stayed in + now we’re Kimpton reward members. We were blown away!

Q: What was your favorite experience that we recommended for you?

A: We loved all the recommendations but, specifically, Buddy Guy’s for live blues. We actually got to meet him + I danced with him as they sang happy birthday. It was a magical night!

Q: If you could do the trip over again what would you do differently?

A: I wouldn’t stress at all pre-trip because now I know we’re in good hands.

Q: What did you discover on your own (not on your itinerary) in your destination that you feel is shareworthy?

A: I feel like you guys nailed it with the itinerary but, I’d say just telling people to branch out from downtown is important. Downtown is great but, it’s a little expensive and we had some really great meals + experiences when we went out further into the city!

Q: What was your favorite part of your trip?

A: Everything, it was honestly the best trip we’ve ever been on together.

Q: How would you describe Pack Up + Go and your experience to Family + Friends?

A: We’ve told everyone we know how incredible it was to experience a destination that we might not have picked for ourselves + ended up having the time of our lives!

Q: What did you learn on your trip, or from your trip?

A: That Pack Up + Go is the best way to take a few days off from being in charge.

Q: What would you say to someone who is hesitant to go on a surprise getaway?

A: Just do it. Don’t think about the ‘what ifs’ - Pack Up + Go is there for you to answer your questions but, they will handle everything for you!

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Testimonial Tuesday: Lindsey, Karen, Libby + Jennifer

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Testimonial Tuesday: Lindsey, Karen, Libby + Jennifer

Q: Why did you sign up for your trip? What were you looking to get out of it?

A: A friend of mine posted on facebook about her trip and it looked like fun. So I visited with the ladies in the family + decided we needed to do this.

Q: Did you have hesitations about taking a surprise trip? Were you nervous?

A: No. I was not nervous one bit.

Q: Where did you guess you were going to travel? Were you surprised by the destination?

A: We thought we were going to east coast. Yes, because we never thought of California!

Q: Upon discovery of your destination, what were some perceptions about your city prior to the trip?

A: We were excited to experience the downtown life, visit the beaches, and eat seafood!!  

Q: What made the trip feel unique and tailored to you?

A: We had massages scheduled for us since we were wanting a relaxing weekend. Suggestions were right up our alley. Fit us great!

Q: What did you like most about your travel accommodations?

A: Since we live in a remote area we said we would drive to another city for an airport. We left early in morning and had a nice layover for breakfast and arrived in San Diego early in the afternoon so we could start exploring.

Q: What was your favorite experience that we recommended for you?

A: Oyster bar + massages.

Q: If you could do the trip over again what would you do differently?

A: Nothing!

Q: What did you discover on your own (not on your itinerary) in your destination that you feel is shareworthy?

A: We loved hanging out downtown at little pubs/bars. We stick to the recommendations minus one restaurant

Q: What was your favorite part of your trip?

A: All of it. But the surprise of finding out tops it.

Q: How would you describe Pack Up + Go and your experience to Family + Friends?

A: A MUST-DO!!! I recommend you guys all the time! I can’t wait to do this again!

Q: What did you learn on your trip, or from your trip?

A: Culture.

Q: What would you say to someone who is hesitant to go on a surprise getaway?

A: Don’t be. They tell you how to pack with the hints. Try it. If you decide you don’t like the unknown at least you can say is you tried. This is great for those who always want to travel but don’t know where to go or what to see and do.

Want to get away with your friends to a new place full of culture + fun?!

Sign up with Pack Up + Go and let us do the planning so you can spend more time enjoying the adventure!

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Testimonial Tuesday: Andrea + Richard

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Testimonial Tuesday: Andrea + Richard

Q: Why did you sign up for your trip? What were you looking to get out of it?

A: Anniversary trip. Looking for fun and different plus both getting a surprise. What could be better?

Q: Did you have hesitations about taking a surprise trip? Were you nervous?

A: Not at all. Excited!

Q: Where did you guess you were going to travel? Were you surprised by the destination?

A: We actually had a pretty good idea based on weather. We were surprised at how much we loved Philadelphia though. Amazing and would have never chosen it ourselves.

Q: Upon discovery of your destination, what were some perceptions about your city prior to the trip?

A: History, Rocky steps.

Q: What made the trip feel unique and tailored to you?

A: We like out of the way bars and restaurants. We were so excited that the team had located two speakeasies. The items on suggested itineraries were exactly what we wanted.

Q: What did you like most about your travel accommodations?

A: Beautiful hotel. We like nice hotels our needs were met. Staff was amazing sent champagne and roses to our upgraded suite.

Q: What was your favorite experience that we recommended for you?

A: Barns museum, speakeasy, quaint restaurants. It was a blast!

Q: If you could do the trip over again what would you do differently?

A: Definitely stay one more night + day. I felt like a long weekend should end on a Sunday.

Q: What did you discover on your own (not on your itinerary) in your destination that you feel is shareworthy?

A: Rodin Museum. I wish we had more time to visit. The outside gardens were beautiful.

Q: What was your favorite part of your trip?

A: Having so much information and ideas at our finger tips we did more in three days than we would have ever done on our own.

Q: How would you describe Pack Up + Go and your experience to Family + Friends?

A: Probably one of the best trips we have taken. The whole planning process + anticipation was wonderful. We had so many friends and family guessing our destination. Absolutely do it!

Q: What did you learn on your trip, or from your trip?

A: That we love this way to travel. Had we planned ourselves we probably would have been more budget minded. This way your budget is set + there was no guilt about staying in the great hotel!

Q: What would you say to someone who is hesitant to go on a surprise getaway?

A: There is no reason not to try it, it makes a three-day vacation an adventure. You may end up somewhere you never dreamed of vacationing in and have an amazing time.

Want to spend your anniversary in a new place? Let Pack Up + Go do the planning so you can enjoy the journey!

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Testimonial Tuesday: Paige + Dan

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Testimonial Tuesday: Paige + Dan

Q: Why did you sign up for your trip? What were you looking to get out of it?

A:  It was an anniversary gift to me from my boyfriend. We were looking to take a trip just for ourselves that didn’t involve traveling to see family or weddings.

Q: Did you have hesitations about taking a surprise trip? Were you nervous?

A: I was very nervous. Being Type A, it’s hard to relinquish control, but it was also freeing not having to plan anything.

Q: Where did you guess you were going to travel? Were you surprised by the destination?

A: We thought we for sure were going to the East Coast. I thought Philly + Dan thought Boston. We were both shocked but in a very good way. :)

Q: Upon discovery of your destination, what were some perceptions about your city prior to the trip?

A: I don’t think we had any prior conceptions before our arrival.

Q: What made the trip feel unique and tailored to you?

A: We were on our own schedule. We could do whatever we wanted whenever we wanted to do it. Also, the suggestions felt catered to us by the fact that we love live music and specialty cocktails and there were great recommendations that we took advantage of in finding those two things in New Orleans.

Q: What did you like most about your travel accommodations?

A: The location in the city and the grandiose of the hotel.

Q: What was your favorite experience that we recommended for you?

A: The WWII museum and the Lafayette Cemetery were our favorite activities. Also riding the streetcar on St. Charles.

Q: If you could do the trip over again what would you do differently?

A: We would have left earlier on Friday and earlier on Sunday. 

Q: What did you discover on your own (not on your itinerary) in your destination that you feel is shareworthy?

A: We had dinner at two great spots: one was Amelie cafe in the French Quarter. It’s great farm-to-table with an amazing patio tucked back off of bourbon st. Also, Superior Seafood along St. Charles was delicious!

Q: What was your favorite part of your trip?

A: Being with each other and on our own schedule.

Q: What did you learn on your trip, or from your trip?

A: Letting go of the planning process was a challenge but it worked out for the best! Every second of a trip doesn’t need to be planned before arrival for it to be memorable.

Q: What would you say to someone who is hesitant to go on a surprise getaway?

A: Do it! The customer service is outstanding and they work so closely with you to ensure a proper fit for location and budget.

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Testimonial Tuesday: Sami, Nicole + Molly

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Testimonial Tuesday: Sami, Nicole + Molly

Q: Why did you sign up for your trip? What were you looking to get out of it?

A: I originally heard about Pack Up + Go from a travel group on Facebook. It sounded intriguing but I wasn’t sure if I would be able to give up the control of trip planning to someone else. Fast forward to a few weeks later when myself and 2 friends were trying to plan our vacation. Between the 3 of us, we couldn’t agree on a place to go. After about an hour of searching flights and destinations, I mentioned Pack Up + Go. We pulled up the website, looked at the information, and booked our trip that night.

Q: Did you have hesitations about taking a surprise trip? Were you nervous?

A: I was extremely nervous!! I’m a very “Type A” person. I love to research where I’m going, plan out what activities I want to do, where I want to eat, etc. So not having any idea of where I was going was a bit nerve-wracking.

Q: Where did you guess you were going to travel? Were you surprised by the destination?

A: From the day we booked our vacation, we were constantly playing the guessing game. Once we got our “hints” in the email a week before departure, we thought for sure it would be either Washington DC or Boston (we were wrong).

Q: Upon discovery of your destination, what were some perceptions about your city prior to the trip?

A: We opened the envelope and it said “Philadelphia” and while we were excited, it wasn’t a big name place like DC or Boston. I don’t know many people who are really excited to say they are going on vacation to Philadelphia. But we knew we were going to have an amazing time no matter where we went, and we were still very excited (the TSA guy at security asked if we were going to Vegas because we were so hyped up and noisy).

Q: What made the trip feel unique and tailored to you?

A: Every note we received prior to the trip was personalized. Lillian referred to us by name, made comments regarding things we filled out in the survey, and we could genuinely tell she planned this trip specifically for us. When we checked in at the front desk of the hotel, they knew that we were on a Pack Up + Go trip. When we arrived at the hotel room, there was a bottle of Champagne and a birthday card - all little details that made the trip feel special and unique!

Q: What did you like most about your travel accommodations?

A: The hotel was gorgeous and the location couldn’t have been better. During the day when we explored Philly, we could leave the hotel and walk in any direction and reach some type of fun activity/historical sight within 10-15 minutes of leisurely walking. At night, we’d take a Lyft to get around town and we’d be there within 10 minutes.

Q: What was your favorite experience that we recommended for you?

A: The Magic Gardens. We spent almost 2 hours exploring there and probably could’ve spent even more time. I’ve never seen anything like that before and it was amazing.

Q: If you could do the trip over again what would you do differently?

A: I wouldn’t do anything differently.

Q: What did you discover on your own (not on your itinerary) in your destination that you feel is shareworthy?

A: A few restaurants worth mentioning: El Vez - the BEST nachos we’ve ever had! Sabrina’s - about 3 blocks from the hotel, great brunch *needs reservations on the weekend*, Tir na nOg - Irish pub less than a block from the hotel.

Q: What was your favorite part of your trip?

A: The suspense of not knowing where we were going and the excitement at the airport when we opened the envelope! I also loved that the trip felt very “organic” - since we weren’t able to plan/research beforehand, we were able to be very go-with-the-flow, be present, and enjoy where we were.

Q: What did you learn on your trip, or from your trip?

A: Philadelphia is a very underrated city! It’s OK to let go sometimes. I was very worried because I like to plan every detail before a trip and be very knowledgeable about where I’m going, so this trip was out of my comfort zone. Make friends with the locals! We quickly made friends with the hotel bartender and he had so many good recommendations for us. He made sure we made the best of our time in Philly.

Q: How would you describe Pack Up + Go and your experience to your friends and family?

A: I’ve been asked this many times since we’ve returned. I always reply with “It’s the best.” Lillian and the Pack Up + Go team made sure that we had everything that we needed from start to finish. You can tell they put a lot of time and thought into making sure we had the best trip.

Q: What would you say to someone who is hesitant to go on a surprise getaway

A: Do it! You will not regret it. The number of memories + experiences I took away from this trip are priceless. We were already planning when to take our next Pack Up + Go trip before we even made it home from Philadelphia! 

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Testimonial Tuesday: Denise + Donna

Q: Why did you sign up for your trip? What were you looking to get out of it?

A: As a birthday gift for a dear friend.  I was looking to provide a joyful and dedicated friend experience.

Q: Did you have hesitations about taking a surprise trip? Were you nervous?

A: No hesitation at all.  Giving up control and the associated mystery/intrigue was one of the best parts of the experience.

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Q: Where did you guess you were going to travel? Were you surprised by the destination?

A: We took bets on Austin, TX, possibly Nashville, TN + also Charleston, SC which was the final destination.  Our assumptions were based on some of the experiences featured on your website.

Q: Upon discovery of your destination, what were some perceptions about your city prior to the trip?

A: Charming, walkable, historic.

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Q: What made the trip feel unique and tailored to you?

A: The charming hotel and the great corner room, which flooded with sunlight, as well as the surprise birthday celebration Prosecco that room service delivered. The charming historic neighborhoods that we walked through. Great restaurants, cafes and cocktail establishments - found while touring the city and those recommended in the great itineraries you provided.

Q: What did you like most about your travel accommodations?

A: The flights were well planned to ensure that we made our connection comfortably so as not to feel rushed.

Q: What was your favorite experience that we recommended for you?

A: The walking tours and the recommended stops along the way.

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Q: If you could do the trip over again what would you do differently?

A: Simply mentally prepare for the heat.  It was very very hot and humid.

Q: What did you discover on your own (not on your itinerary) in your destination that you feel is shareworthy?

A: Gaulart and Malicet Cafe Restaurant, 98 Broad Street, Charleston.  Charming, interesting and a great little spot for some wine and charcuterie.

Q: What was your favorite part of your trip?

A: Spending quality time with a dear friend.

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Q: What did you learn on your trip, or from your trip?

A: I learned about Charleston.  What makes it special now - and the cities history.  I am also now able to recommend it as a destination to others.  I would love to go back someday - in the Fall when it is not so hot.
I also learned that it is easy to get to by air from Pittsburgh.  I usually shy away from flights that are not non-stop, which doesn’t leave many options.  This taught me that I shouldn’t limit myself.

Q: How would you describe Pack Up + Go and your experience to your friends and family?

A: Really great - it is unbelievable how many people before the trip and during the trip were intrigued by our experience.  It was so great having someone do all of the planning for us.  Using this service again is a no-brainer for me - everything went so smoothly.

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Q: What would you say to someone who is hesitant to go on a surprise getaway

A: I remember as a child the first plane flight I ever took and how the excitement about this made the flights an integral part of the overall experience. The “surprise” aspect of this Pack Up + Go trip similarly became an integral part of the overall experience.  The suspense, surprise, and discovery of someplace new.  Loved it!

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Testimonial Tuesday: Nicole + Chris

Q: Why did you sign up for your trip? What were you looking to get out of it?

A: We signed up for Pack Up + Go because we wanted to try something new. My husband works overnights and I work regular business hours, and on top of that, we just bought a house, so our lives have been pretty crazy lately. We wanted a fun and exciting trip that would allow us to recharge and explore.   

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Q: Did you have hesitations about taking a surprise trip? Were you nervous?

A: I wasn’t nervous, only excited! We’re a pretty adventurous pair and knew the Pack Up + Go team wouldn’t let us down.

Q: Where did you guess you were going to travel? Were you surprised by the destination?

A: I knew it would be Chicago all along, don’t ask me how, but it was my bet from the beginning. Chris thought Boston or Nashville. We were both ecstatically surprised about Chicago because it was on both of our bucket lists.   

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Q: Upon discovery of your destination, what were some perceptions about your city prior to the trip?

A: I thought it would be really busy, very similar to NYC. I was excited about the ease of the public transportation system. As a New York pizza snob, I definitely did not think I would like deep dish pizza (I was wrong).

Q: What made the trip feel unique and tailored to you?

A: Each of the items we checked off on the interest survey were addressed with great recommendations. Chicago was the exact type of city we were hoping to be sent so it seemed that all our preferences were taken into consideration.

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Q: What did you like most about your travel accommodations?

A: The hotel was super trendy (definitely Instagram worthy), the coffee shop in the lobby had the best vanilla latte I’ve ever had, and the Broken Shaker cocktail bar was right up our alley.

Q: What was your favorite experience that we recommended for you?

A: It’s a toss up between Wildberry, The Field Museum of Natural History, and Three Dots and a Dash. So many good recommendations.

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Q: If you could do the trip over again what would you do differently?

A: Stay longer? ;-) There really isn’t anything we would do differently. It was the experience of a lifetime. 

Q: What did you discover on your own (not on your itinerary) in your destination that you feel is shareworthy?

A: We stumbled upon Ironside Bar and Galley on North Wells St., which had great drinks, cool atmosphere, and fun bartenders.

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Q: What was your favorite part of your trip?

A: Walking the 2 miles from the hotel to The Field Museum and taking all Chicago had to offer. We stopped for coffee, breakfast, shopping, and just general sightseeing. 

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Q: What did you learn on your trip, or from your trip?

A: I learned to relax and allow someone else to do the logistical planning, which is not easy for me. I also learned that sometimes the most fun comes from just wandering where ever the sidewalks may take you and stumbling upon the best experiences (and food and drinks).

Q: How would you describe Pack Up + Go and your experience to your friends and family?

A: It is probably one of the best travel experiences I’ve ever had! I would recommend everyone book a trip with Pack Up + Go!    

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Q: What would you say to someone who is hesitant to go on a surprise getaway

A: It’s a little bit crazy, but you choose your travel dates and your budget and answer a questionnaire, and someone else gets to pick where you end up!  It ended up being just the perfect get-away that we needed to relax and recharge.

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Testimonial Tuesday: Amy + Anthony

Q: Why did you sign up for your trip? What were you looking to get out of it?

A: Unexpected fun that I didn’t have to plan!

Q: Did you have hesitations about taking a surprise trip? Were you nervous?

A: Nope

Q: Where did you guess you were going to travel? Were you surprised by the destination?

A: I thought east coast… very pleasantly surprised
         

Q: Upon discovery of your destination, what were some perceptions about your city prior to the trip?

A: I really knew nothing about Denver

Q: What made the trip feel unique and tailored to you?

A: Honestly everything, I enjoyed everything!

Q: What did you like most about your travel accommodations?

A: That I didn’t have to make them + they were convenient to everything.

Q: What was your favorite experience that we recommended for you?

A: Red rock! Hands down! A close second the views at the Hyatt bar, gorgeous.

Q: If you could do the trip over again what would you do differently?

A: Not a thing!

Q: What did you discover on your own (not on your itinerary) in your destination that you feel is shareworthy?

A: Ummmm, the dispensaries, haha

Q: What was your favorite part of your trip?

A: Not planning it + the anticipation and then actually experiencing it!

Q: What did you learn on your trip, or from your trip?

A: That I want to do it again!!!!

Q: How would you describe Pack Up + Go and your experience to your friends and family?

A: You get on the website, pick a date, pick a $$ amount + get excited!
   

Q: What would you say to someone who is hesitant to go on a surprise getaway

A: Just do it!!!

Ready for your own mile high adventure? Sign up today: http://bit.ly/TTDenver17

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Testimonial Tuesday: Charles + Stacy

Q: Why did you sign up for your trip? What were you looking to get out of it?

A: Something spontaneous to a destination on the beach.

Q: Did you have hesitations about taking a surprise trip? Were you nervous?

A: Just a bit. Not wanting to go to a city that we have explored before.

Q: Where did you guess you were going to travel? Were you surprised by the destination?

A: Yes, we checked the weather to various places you had sent others on the website.  

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Q: Upon discovery of your destination, what were some perceptions about your city prior to the trip?

A: We had been there before, so we tried to do new things that we did do and eat at new restaurants.  

Q: What made the trip feel unique and tailored to you?

A: We had room service waiting on us. There was a sailing package arranges and uber service as well. Things we would not have done by ourselves and enjoyed it.

Q: What did you like most about your travel accommodations?

A: Ease of it all.  We had some plane delays due to weather, and we didn’t make a call.  Pack up & Go took care of the rescheduling and kept up well informed.

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Q: What was your favorite experience that we recommended for you?

A: Sailing and the restaurants.

Q: If you could do the trip over again what would you do differently?

A: Not looking for the destination.

Q: What did you discover on your own (not on your itinerary) in your destination that you feel is shareworthy?

A: We enjoyed the ease of getting to the locations. Some were 20 miles away and uber was willing to take us.

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Q: What was your favorite part of your trip?

A: Sailing.

Q: What did you learn on your trip, or from your trip?

A: We enjoyed the spontaneity.  

Q: How would you describe Pack Up + Go and your experience to your friends and family?

A: Loved it, easy!

Q: What would you say to someone who is hesitant to go on a surprise getaway

A: Go and take a chance.  It is just three days, but you can do a lot in three days if you want.

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Testimonial Tuesday: Jasmine + McKenzie

Q: Why did you sign up for your trip? What were you looking to get out of it?

A: McKenzie and I like to plan a trip once a year - this year, we wanted a weekend trip for our birthdays. We began looking at locations (Seattle, Boston, etc.) and couldn’t seem to fit in everything we wanted with the budget we had in mind. We also work pretty stressful jobs and just didn’t have the time to truly plan out a trip. McKenzie heard about Pack Up + Go and, after looking at the website and reading testimonials, we decided to take the leap on a surprise trip!  

Q: Did you have hesitations about taking a surprise trip? Were you nervous?

A: The only hesitation was possibly going somewhere we didn’t really want to go to. We talked about it and realized that as long as the hotel was great and we had restaurants to eat at, we would be able to make any place work.

Q: Where did you guess you were going to travel? Were you surprised by the destination?

A: When we first received the forecast, we immediately guessed New Orleans or the East Coast. One recommendation, don’t do what I did and search forecasts - after I did that, I eventually guessed Philadelphia so I wasn’t as surprised by the location once we opened the envelope (we still waited to open at the airport).          

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Q: Upon discovery of your destination, what were some perceptions about your city prior to the trip?

A: My dad is from Philly, so I already knew the city from my family’s point of view. It had been years since I had been back so I was excited to see the city from a tourist perspective. McKenzie was excited because Philly wasn’t a city that she would’ve planned to go visit. 

Q: What made the trip feel unique and tailored to you?

A: From the first confirmation email to the packet of information, and the bottle of champagne waiting in the hotel, the entire trip felt tailored to us. We really felt that Pack Up + Go took all of our likes and wants into consideration with the activity and restaurant suggestions. Lillian was so responsive via email and everything was perfect!

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Q: What did you like most about your travel accommodations?

A: I don’t know if there is one specific favorite! We love to eat and the restaurant suggestions were on the money. We did love the suggestions from the local as well which gave us another perspective of the city. 

Q: What was your favorite experience that we recommended for you?

A: We had breakfast at the restaurant attached to the hotel, Urban Farmer, and it was amazing! Such a great breakfast to start out the day. We also did all of the Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, etc. activities. As for cheese-steaks, we didn’t want to Uber to Pat or Geno’s so we went to Sonny’s which was recommended by folks we asked along the way. Delicious! 

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Q: If you could do the trip over again what would you do differently?

A: I would recommend getting folks to the destination early on the first day and leaving earlier on the last day. We had so much fun the first two days that we were quite exhausted come the last day and ended up waiting at the hotel until we could head to the airport!

Q: What did you discover on your own (not on your itinerary) in your destination that you feel is shareworthy?

A: We had breakfast at the restaurant attached to the hotel, Urban Farmer, and it was amazing! Such a great breakfast to start out the day. We also did all of the Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, etc. activities. As for cheese-steaks, we didn’t want to Uber to Pat or Geno’s so we went to Sonny’s which was recommended by folks we asked along the way. Delicious!

Q: What was your favorite part of your trip?

A: Not having to plan a single thing and having an amazing experience when we got to our final destination. The amount of detail Pack Up + Go put into our trip didn’t go unnoticed!

Q: What did you learn on your trip, or from your trip?

A: I learned to keep an open mind about everything! I already knew Philly from my family but, after my trip, I have a completely different perspective on the city. 

Q: How would you describe Pack Up + Go and your experience to your friends and family?

A: It is probably one of the best travel experiences I’ve ever had! I would recommend everyone book a trip with Pack Up + Go!    

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Q: What would you say to someone who is hesitant to go on a surprise getaway

A: Be open-minded! You don’t know what gems you will find in the city they send to you and as long as you have a comfy bed and good food, you can make anything work for three days! 

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Testimonial Tuesday: Leslie + Daniel

Q: Why did you sign up for your trip? What were you looking to get out of it?

A: A mini-honeymoon- my husband is in the military so we wanted a trip where we didn’t have to stress over the planning.              

Q: Did you have hesitations about taking a surprise trip? Were you nervous?

A:   Not at all! Worst case scenario, if we didn’t like the recommendations, then we could find our own adventures! (But that wasn’t the case!!)   

Q: Where did you guess you were going to travel? Were you surprised by the destination?

A: We guessed somewhere south since it was described to have a “charm”. Therefore, we weren’t 100% surprised by our destination (Charleston, SC), but we were 100% excited!          

Q: Upon discovery of your destination, what were some perceptions about your city prior to the trip?

A:   Filled with Southern Charm, history, and comfort food!  

Q: What made the trip feel unique and tailored to you?

A: I have a gluten intolerance, so the food recommendations made it so much more convenient to be comfortable where we were eating!

Q: What did you like most about your travel accommodations?

A: We LOVED the hotel room! Amazing service and amenities. 

Q: What was your favorite experience that we recommended for you?

A: Sullivan Beach!

Q: If you could do the trip over again what would you do differently?

A: Go to Fort Sumter!

Q: What did you discover on your own (not on your itinerary) in your destination that you feel is shareworthy?

A: Jeni’s ice cream. TO DIE FOR! 

Q: What was your favorite part of your trip?

A: Not having to plan a single thing and having an amazing experience when we got to our final destination. The amount of detail Pack Up + Go put into our trip didn’t go unnoticed!

Q: What did you learn on your trip, or from your trip?

A: We learned about the history of Charleston and our country. We also learned, that one more day would have been the perfect amount of time for a trip. 

Q: How would you describe Pack Up + Go and your experience to your friends and family?

A: Amazing! So many options were provided for us on how to spend our travels. They were very professional in emails and keeping in touch!    

Q: What would you say to someone who is hesitant to go on a surprise getaway

A: The best way to try something new! You get to travel, try somewhere new, and get to be surprised!       

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Testimonial Tuesday: Emily + Austin

Q: Why did you sign up for your trip? What were you looking to get out of it?

A: While craving a much needed get-away, I read about Pack Up + Go on a travel blog and was instantly hooked on the idea of a ‘surprise’ destination trip. I was hoping for a fun, new location that I’d never been, and I wasn’t disappointed!

Q: Did you have hesitations about taking a surprise trip? Were you nervous?

A:  My only worry was ending up somewhere that would be too similar to the trips we normally take. We were looking to explore somewhere with a different style, and Savannah was the perfect location to do so.

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Q: Where did you guess you were going to travel? Were you surprised by the destination?

A: After getting our 'hints’, we were betting on Charleston, New Orleans, or Savannah. I was surprised overall by our destination, but after being there, I realized it was the perfect choice based on our initial survey answers.

Q: Upon discovery of your destination, what were some perceptions about your city prior to the trip?

A:  We were definitely expecting some serious HEAT in Savannah in July, but were excited about lots of great restaurants and bars, and charming historic locations.

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Q: What made the trip feel unique and tailored to you?

A: Our survey answers were definitely taken into account. We love good food, hole-in-the-wall bars, and adventuring in new cities. Walkable Savannah offered all of that and more.

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Q: What did you like most about your travel accommodations?

A: The location of our hotel was right near the center of everything. It was great being able to walk everywhere and not deal with Uber or renting a car!

Q: What was your favorite experience that we recommended for you?

A: We had a lot of fun going on a local ghost pub crawl, and seeing the historic sites around the city.

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Q: What did you discover on your own (not on your itinerary) in your destination that you feel is shareworthy?

A: We decided to venture a bit further to the Wormsloe Plantation. The oak trees dripping with Spanish moss along the mile-long driveway were beautiful (and totally Instagram worthy!)

Q: What was your favorite part of your trip?

A: Getting able to experience a new location without the hassle of making our own travel arrangements was amazing. The ease of the process allowed us to focus on relaxing and having fun!

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Q: What did you learn on your trip, or from your trip?

A: We learned a lot on the trip about the history of Savannah…but I also learned the importance of taking some time off to relax, reset, and just have fun.

Q: How would you describe Pack Up + Go and your experience to your friends and family?

A: Amazing team and an awesome experience!

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Q: What would you say to someone who is hesitant to go on a surprise getaway

A: Just trust in the process!! My boyfriend was hesitant and wanted to peak once we got our envelope, but ended up having a great time.

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Testimonial Tuesday: Molly

Q: Why did you sign up for your trip? What were you looking to get out of it?

A: Every year around my birthday, I like to do something fun/spontaneous.  I had heard about this company from a co-worker who had seen a story about it on TV about a year ago. Immediately when she told me about it I knew I wanted to take a trip. I love to travel and it seemed like a great combination of my interests in travel and doing spontaneous things.  I was looking for a  fun adventure and this trip definitely delivered that.  

Q: Did you have hesitations about taking a surprise trip? Were you nervous?

A: My only hesitation was that I would be sent somewhere I had previously traveled to. I made sure to include those places on the survey.

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Q: Where did you guess you were going to travel? Were you surprised by the destination?

A: I had a few guesses in mind. I had said I liked historical places and liked to go to the beach and to baseball games. My guess was San Francisco, Charleston or Boston.  When I got the email a week before with the weather forecast, I had a feeling it might be Boston or San Francisco because they said to pack a baseball hat. I was really hoping for Boston and was so happy and still surprised that is where I went. 

Q: What made the trip feel unique and tailored to you?

A: What I loved most about the trip was that it felt like they listened to everything I mentioned in my survey. I said I enjoyed history so they had several historical places listed as part of their recommendations. I also mentioned baseball and much to my surprise and excitement they had bought me a ticket to a Red Sox game. I had even mentioned in passing that I was going on this trip as a birthday present to myself. When I got back to my hotel on Saturday there was a birthday dessert from the hotel in my room with a nice card. They definitely went above and beyond in every detail of the trip.

Q: What did you like most about your travel accommodations?

A: The hotel was in a great location. As a solo traveler, it was important to me to feel safe and I definitely did. It was a great location and I could walk almost everywhere I wanted to go. The Boston Public Market was only a block away. 

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Q: Upon discovery of your destination, what were some perceptions about your city prior to the trip?

A: Boston was always a city I wanted to visit. I LOVE everything historical so it seemed like a city I would really enjoy.  I didn’t know a lot of specifics about the city so all of the guides that you provided were extremely helpful. I loved how they were broken out by different areas of the city.  

Q: What did you discover on your own (not on your itinerary) in your destination that you feel is shareworthy?

A: As a history nerd, I searched for some extra historical places to check out. I went to the JFK Presidential Library and Museum which was awesome. I also found out that they offered whale watching which was on my all time bucket list.

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Q: What was your favorite part of your trip?

A:  I have a hard time deciding what my favorite thing was. Everyone keeps asking and my answer is everything! However, if I had to pick one thing it would probably be the Red Sox Game. However, you provided so many great recommendations it was hard to decide what I wanted to do. I also really enjoyed the Freedom Trail.      

Q: What did you learn on your trip, or from your trip?

A: The entire experience was amazing. I got the idea from other testimonials to get your friends involved in the process so I posted a lot on facebook and had all my friends guessing where I was going. By the last week of my trip everyone was begging me to open the envelope or give it to them so they could figure out where I was going. It actually made me not want to peek even more so I could keep everyone in suspense.  I loved the excitement of not knowing where I was going and to be able to explore a city without having to be anywhere at any particular time. All of the recommendations were perfect.

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Q: How would you describe Pack Up + Go and your experience to your friends and family?

A: I would describe it as the best kind of trip to take. They take care of all of the reservations and provide wonderful recommendations of what to do while you are there. I appreciate that they don’t book a bunch of things for you once you are in the city and they let you decide what you want to do. It’s traveling without the stress.                

Q: What would you say to someone who is hesitant to go on a surprise getaway

A: I would highly encourage them to take a chance on it and try it. You won’t be disappointed. They communicate with you throughout the process and go the extra mile to make sure your trip is special. What do you have to lose? It was honestly one of the best experiences I have ever had and can’t wait to book another trip.

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Testimonial Tuesday: Trish + Daniel

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Q: Why did you sign up for your trip? What were you looking to get out of it?

A: I didn’t want us to go to the same old place doing exactly the same things we always do.

Q: Did you have hesitations about taking a surprise trip? Were you nervous?

A:   My husband was nervous and concerned, he was worried about using a company he didn’t know anything about and was nervous we would be staying in less than desirable accommodation.

Q: Where did you guess you were going to travel? Were you surprised by the destination?

A: We weren’t completely surprised it was one of the locations we had guessed it might be.

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Q: What made the trip feel unique and tailored to you?

A: The amazing accommodation was definitely tailored to our personal likes. And the attractions available to us were completely suited to our interests.

Q: What did you like most about your travel accommodations?

A: We loved the elegance of the hotel and its history.

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Q: Upon discovery of your destination, what were some perceptions about your city prior to the trip?

A:   We were simply excited to explore somewhere new.

Q: What did you discover on your own (not on your itinerary) in your destination that you feel is shareworthy?

A: We loved the old town trolley service but didn’t see it on our itinerary. We used the old town trolley service to and from the hotel.

Q: What was your favorite part of your trip?

A: That Pack up & go is the best way to get out of town.

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Q: What did you learn on your trip, or from your trip?

A: It was fabulous! It was so easy, so much fun, and takes all the hassle of planning a quick trip away. Definitely, the way to go.

Q: How would you describe Pack Up + Go and your experience to your friends and family?

A: Just do it! It is so well put together from the travel to the accommodation to the sightseeing options. You won’t be sorry, you’ll love it.

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Q: What would you say to someone who is hesitant to go on a surprise getaway

A: Just do it! You will not regret it!

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Testimonial Tuesday: Brandy + Greg

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Q: Why did you sign up for your trip? What were you looking to get out of it?

A: We both work long hours and I was in the middle of a tough semester in grad school. On top of that, we had a hard time deciding on a destination and with our busy schedules, it was hard to plan something on our own. As a result, our trip kept getting pushed back month after month. When we saw a news segment on Pack Up + Go we knew we found the solution and booked that day!

Q: Did you have hesitations about taking a surprise trip? Were you nervous?

A:  No, we were excited! We did not care where we ended up because we were confident we would have a great time anywhere. I was actually less nervous about the travel plans with Pack Up + Go than I have been in the past with travel I booked on my own. The only thing we had to worry about was packing a bag and showing up to the airport on time!

Q: Where did you guess you were going to travel? Were you surprised by the destination?

A: Yes! We guessed a million places before opening the envelope. Our destination did cross my mind among many others. Greg was sure we would be going to Kansas City. I thought we could be going anywhere from Louisville to Portland but my final guess did happen to be correct (New Orleans).

Q: Upon discovery of your destination, what were some perceptions about your city prior to the trip?

A:  I had always thought about New Orleans as a drinking city (which it is) but it is also so much more! We learned a lot about the history of the city during our stay. We loved the atmosphere all around.

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Q: What made the trip feel unique and tailored to you?

A: I let Pack Up + Go know that we had one vegan traveling with us. We loved that vegan restaurant recommendations were included in our packet! It really helped navigate the food situation which can be difficult sometimes! We also told Pack Up + Go know that we love doing historical tours and they scheduled an AMAZING tour of the Garden District. It was really perfect.

Q: What did you like most about your travel accommodations?

A: Everything! We stayed at the Ritz Carlton and it was better than we could have imagined. We would have been happy staying in the hotel the entire trip, it was so nice.

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Q: What did you discover on your own (not on your itinerary) in your destination that you feel is shareworthy?

A: There is so much going on in the city all the time. We came across a lovely little mini food festival on a random Wednesday night. There were great local food vendors and lots of live music.

Q: What was your favorite part of your trip?

A: It is hard to choose! I love the surprise element and just exploring the city.

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Q: What did you learn on your trip, or from your trip?

A: We learned that planning travel does not have to be stressful or time-consuming!

Q: How would you describe Pack Up + Go and your experience to your friends and family?

A: It was fun explaining to family and friends that we were going on a surprise vacation! People would ask “Where are you going” and we would say “We have no idea!”. Then explain the concept. Even on the trip, it was fun explaining to people how we ended up there. Great conversation starter. I would describe Pack Up + Go as a surprise, stress-free travel agency. Everything is taken care of for you so you just have to sit back and enjoy the ride.

Q: What would you say to someone who is hesitant to go on a surprise getaway

A: Just do it! You will not regret it!

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Testimonial Tuesday: Jonna + Melissa

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Q: Why did you sign up for your trip? What were you looking to get out of it?

A: We wanted to get away, but we are both hyper-busy people and didn’t want to spend the time and effort into making any decisions. We are both high school math teachers in charge of a lot at our schools and we wanted to finally let someone else take control!

Q: Where did you guess you were going to travel? Were you surprised by the destination?

A: We didn’t really think about it much, but Chicago had crossed our minds. We were so excited to open the envelope that it didn’t really matter!

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Q: What made the trip feel unique and tailored to you?

A: That you really took into consideration the things that we filled out on the questionnaire and gave us great suggestions.

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Q: What did you like most about your travel accommodations?

A: That you checked us into the flights and we didn’t have to think about ANYTHING!

Q: What did you discover on your own (not on your itinerary) in your destination that you feel is shareworthy?

A: The Sugar Factory

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Q: What was your favorite part of your trip?

A: The architecture tour on the river.

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Q: What did you learn on your trip, or from your trip?

A: That we love Chicago and it has a lot of really awesome history!

Q: How would you describe Pack Up + Go and your experience to your friends and family?

A: AMAZING.

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Q: What would you say to someone who is hesitant to go on a surprise getaway

A: Let go and just do it! You won’t regret it.

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Testimonial Tuesday: Nia + Nehemiah

Q: Why did you sign up for your trip? What were you looking to get out of it?

A: I was hoping for a fun, exciting adventure for my husband and I’s wedding anniversary.

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Q: Did you have any hesitations about taking a surprise trip? Were you nervous?

A: I had no hesitations but my husband was a nervous wreck! He was afraid we’d get sent somewhere we didn’t like or that we wouldn’t “get our money’s worth.”

Q: Where did you guess you were going to travel? Were you surprised by the destination?

A: My husband guessed Boston. I really had no clue. We were both very surprised and excited to find out we were going to Philadelphia.

Q: Upon discovery of your destination, what were some of your perceptions about the city prior to your trip?

A: I thought that Philadelphia was going to be pretty much like every other bigger city I’ve been to, but it was so different.

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Q: What made the trip feel unique and tailored to you?

A: I felt like whoever wrote the city guides included in our packet knew us personally! There were so many places on there that were right up our alley. Pack Up + Go really took our interests into consideration. The fact that they and the hotel also wished my husband and I a happy anniversary was just the icing on top.

Q: What did you like most about your travel accommodations?

A: I absolutely LOVED the luxury that was our hotel. From the lobby all the way up to our room, we felt like absolute royalty. To know that we got such a nice hotel without even having the highest budget was just amazing.

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Q: What was your favorite experience that we recommended for you?

A: Visiting the Philadelphia Museum of Art was probably my favorite activity. Not only is it a Philadelphia landmark, but it’s also breathtakingly beautiful.

Q: What did you discover on your own (not on your itinerary) in your destination that you feel is share-worthy?

A: Harbor Park in Penn’s Landing is definitely a must see for anyone who visits Philadelphia in the summer.

Q: What was your favorite part of your trip?

A: It’s so hard to pick just one favorite part of our trip. Everything from opening the envelope all the way until we headed home was amazing.

Q: If you could do the trip over again, what would you do differently?

A: If I could do the trip over again, I’d try to squeeze in more restaurants and activities into those three days. There’s so much we didn’t get to do.

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Q: What did you learn on your trip, or from your trip?

A: I learned a lot about the rich history of Philadelphia that I had no idea about.

Q: How would you describe Pack Up + Go and your experience to your friends and family?

A: I have raved about my Pack Up + Go experience to just about everyone I’ve come in contact with since I booked our trip. I tell everyone what an amazing experience it was from beginning to end. Some of my friends and family members are now booking Pack Up + Go trips of their own!

Q: What would you say to someone who is hesitant to go on a surprise getaway?

A: I would tell them that it is truly a one of a kind experience. It’s so nice to not have to worry about planning anything. All you have to do is focus on having a good time. Plus, the excitement of waiting to know where you’re going and not finding out until the day you leave is like no other excitement you’ll ever experience. Everyone could use a little adventure once in a while!

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Testimonial Tuesday: Saundra + Caitlin

Q: Why did you sign up for your trip? What were you looking to get out of it?

A: The mystery and spontaneity of not knowing the destination was very appealing to us. A great way to see different places that we wouldn’t plan ourselves.

Q: Did you have any hesitations about taking a surprise trip? Were you nervous?

A: Nope! Even if we didn’t like the destination it was for 2 nights and 3 days you can find fun in that length of time anywhere!!

Q: Where did you guess you were going to travel? Were you surprised by the destination?

A: Definitely surprised! We guessed Atlanta, Savannah, Miami, New Orleans

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Q: Upon discovery of your destination, what were some of your perceptions about the city prior to your trip?

A: Great night life, can be expensive

Q: What made the trip feel unique and tailored to you?

A: The personal note in the envelope, we had mentioned an interest to sit by a pool with a drink and the hotel had a beautiful rooftop pool and bar!! We also marked down LGBT and south beach has a gay beach and bars. 

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Q: What did you like most about your travel accommodations?

A: The hotel!!! And equally as great being checked into flights both directions and how smooth everything was. Not one glitch. 

Q: What was your favorite experience that we recommended for you?

A: South Beach, we enjoyed the beach and the bars and finding landmarks from the movie Birdcage.

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Q: What did you discover on your own (not on your itinerary) in your destination that you feel is share-worthy?

A: Friends on Facebook recommended Bayside Marketplace and we looked it up and it was walking distance from our hotel.

Q: What was your favorite part of your trip?

A: The whole thing! Figuring out how we wanted to spend our 3 days to get the most out of it! A couple days of relaxing and enjoying a different city!

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Q: If you could do the trip over again what would you do differently?

A: Nothing!! Loved it! 

Q: What did you learn on your trip, or from your trip?

A: That we would go back to Miami and that we would definitely do another Pack Up + Go trip!

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Q: How would you describe Pack Up + Go and your experience to your friends and family?

A: We tell everyone that will listen, communication was excellent! Everything was done as we were told it would be! The tips in the email the week before were very helpful and very accurate depictions to help with packing.

Q: What would you say to someone who is hesitant to go on a surprise getaway?

A: It’s 2 nights and 3 days! Even if you hate the location you can enjoy a couple days somewhere!

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Testimonial Tuesday: Amanda + Scott

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Q: Why did you sign up for your trip? What were you looking to get out of it?

A: I randomly saw an ad for it scrolling through Facebook and loved the idea. I couldn’t stop thinking about the concept over the next few days so I got on and booked a trip…we had been wanting to go somewhere but never got around to actually choosing when and where.

Q: Did you have any hesitations about taking a surprise trip? Were you nervous?

A: No hesitations here…my boyfriend probably thought I was crazy because I talked about it 24/7 leading up to it but as it got closer I think we were nervous and excited all at the same time!

Q: Where did you guess you were going to travel? Were you surprised by the destination?

A: I totally thought we were going somewhere in the Northeast and Savannah GA also kept popping in my head…I was completely shocked to go to San Diego because I had a trip to CA planned for the end of that month.

Q: Upon discovery of your destination, what were some of your perceptions about the city prior to your trip?

A: We were both really excited when we found out the location. Neither one of us has ever been there prior to this trip and we were excited to get out of the Midwest and to see a beach!

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Q: What made the trip feel unique and tailored to you?

A: Everything!! I mentioned in the survey that it would be cool for us to go to a harbor town, and that we loved trying new and different foods and drinks….I also mentioned that my boyfriend had a huge sweet tooth and there was the cutest cupcake shop right across from our hotel.

Q: What did you like most about your travel accommodations?

A: I loved that we had an early flight out and late flight home because it gave us the most time possible to explore. Our hotel was AMAZING!!! Hotel Z…it is just the cutest little boutique; they have a free shuttle service, give you robes and slippers and the beds are SO comfortable!!

Q: What was your favorite experience that we recommended for you?

A: Coronado Island is where we had the most fun I think…we ended up spending an entire day there. We took the ferry over after lunch and stayed until late evening walking the beach, stopping in little shops, getting ice cream and visiting the Hotel Del Coronado which I think everyone should experience! There is so much history there, we ordered two books about the place off Amazon because we were so intrigued! :)

Q: What did you discover on your own (not on your itinerary) in your destination that you feel is share-worthy?

A: We spent a lot of time walking through Seaport Village which was really fun to both of us. It goes through the harbor which we loved the vibe, we got souvenirs in the shops, did a wine tasting and had lunch nearby.

Q: What was your favorite part of your trip?

A: All of it!! The hotel was amazing and in a great location, Coronado Island was at the top too but we both truly loved it all. We did a Harbor Tour on the last day and that was really interesting too!

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Q: If you could do the trip over again, what would you do differently?

A: Probably nothing! We waited to open the envelope until we got to the airport which I was set on!! The only downfall is that we wish we had more time there!

Q: What did you learn on your trip, or from your trip?

A: That I actually enjoyed not having to plan any of it!! I like to be in control and have details figured out so it was a nice change. Aside from that, we learned a lot about the city while we were there.

Q: How would you describe Pack Up + Go and your experience to your friends and family?

A: So. Much. Fun. It was the first trip my boyfriend and I took together in over 3 years so it was really exciting for us, it took the pressure off of us having to agree on a place to go and we got to have a good time together without having to hammer out all the details of it!

Q: What would you say to someone who is hesitant to go on a surprise getaway?

A: Just Do it!!! And when you get home plan to do it again!! They definitely know what they are doing and really make the experience personalized!

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Testimonial Tuesday: Heath + Margaret

Q: Why did you sign up for your trip? What were you looking to get out of it?

A: Heath and his colleagues were talking about your website at lunch one day. He came home and told me about it. We decided that now that we were empty nesters, it might be fun. We love to travel and liked the idea that someone else were going to make the plans. We were looking for a new adventure!!

Q: Did you have any hesitations about taking a surprise trip? Were you nervous?

A: No, we really had no hesitations. Our only concern was that because we picked a budget on the lower end, we wouldn’t have the experience we were hoping for. We really did not want to take a train or bus. We were sure we would have a good time because we love to travel together. This time the anticipation of the trip was a lot of fun. We had many conversations about where we were going and what we were going to do. We also did a small contest on Facebook. We posted the information that we had (except the weather report). We told our friends that the first person to get the destination right would win a prize from that city. This got all of our friends talking and as excited about our trip as we were.

Q: Where did you guess you were going to travel? Were you surprised by the destination?

A: From the beginning, we guessed Chicago because we noticed that you send a lot of people there. We were also thinking New England somewhere. Once we got the weather report, we were pretty sure that we were right with Chicago. So, no, we weren’t that surprised when we opened the envelope.

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Q: Upon discovery of your destination, what were some of your perceptions about the city prior to your trip?

A: We knew Chicago was very large, so we assumed it would be a lot like NYC. We had never even considered a trip to Chicago, so we had no preconceived notions of what to expect. We knew we wanted to see a baseball game, so having a city with 2 baseball teams was good news for us.We departed from the closest airport which was helpful. The hotel was geared towards adults and couples. In the survey we specified good food and cultural attractions as activities that we enjoyed. Chicago certainly had both of those options.

Q: What made the trip feel unique and tailored to you?

A: We departed from the closest airport which was helpful. The hotel was geared towards adults and couples. In the survey we specified good food and cultural attractions as activities that we enjoyed. Chicago certainly had both of those options.

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Q: What did you like most about your travel accommodations?

A: The direct flight was easy. The Palomar Hotel was perfect for us. It was in a beautiful part of the city where we felt perfectly comfortable walking. It was across the street from a subway station and at a major intersection for buses.

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Q: What was your favorite experience that we recommended for you?

A: The Art Institute of Chicago was on the itinerary, so we made this our first stop.

Q: What did you discover on your own (not on your itinerary) in your destination that you feel is share-worthy?

A: We were able to get tickets to the Cubs baseball game on our second day in Chicago. We really enjoyed immersing ourselves into the local culture. Sports fans tend to be very friendly people, so we had a good time cheering on the World Series Champions.

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Q: What was your favorite part of your trip?

A: Being together on a new adventure. We discovered a new city that we have never even considered before. This experience is something we will talk about for years to come.

Q: If you could do the trip over again, what would you do differently?

A: We really can’t think of anything that we would do differently.

Q: What did you learn on your trip, or from your trip?

A: Chicago is a much nicer place than we thought it was going to be. If we ever plan our own vacation to a major city, we will make sure that our hotel is near a subway station.

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Q: How would you describe Pack Up + Go and your experience to your friends and family?

A: We have already told them that is was fantastic. It is a unique and fun travel experience. We would tell them to let go of the planning and just “go with the flow”. (If you knew us, this is a very big deal. We plan everything.)

Q: What would you say to someone who is hesitant to go on a surprise getaway?

A: "How bad could it be as long as you are with someone you care about and have fun with?“

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