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Today in 1904, Salvador Dalí was born!

Fans of his artwork should visit The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, FL which has the largest collection of Dalí’s works outside Europe!

Molly + Clarice enjoyed “Fantaisies Diurnes” on their trip to the Sunshine State!

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National Cheese Lovers Day

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National Cheese Lovers Day

There is nothing cheesy about traveling, but there are a lot of cheddars to try!  Don’t be bleu, today is National Cheese Lovers Day!  Pack Up + Go will certainly be having a gouda old time as we indulge on our best brie, heavenly haloumi + fabulous feta!  Whey In: What is your favorite kind of cheese? Comment below! 🧀🧀🧀

There is nothing cheesy about traveling, but there are a lot of cheddars to try!

Don’t be bleu, today is National Cheese Lovers Day!

Pack Up + Go will certainly be having a gouda old time as we indulge on our best brie, heavenly haloumi + fabulous feta!

Whey In: What is your favorite kind of cheese? Comment below! 🧀🧀🧀

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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!

What beautiful sites will you see on your surprise trip? Book today: http://bit.ly/2moL2Iw

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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.

We’ll have you jumping for joy on your surprise vacation: http://bit.ly/2mpRezQ

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