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.