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Testimonial Tuesday: Ashley + Benjamin

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Testimonial Tuesday: Ashley + Benjamin

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

A: We were looking for a 3-day getaway where we didn’t have to do any of the planning! We both travel for work + to see our families, so we wanted a weekend away where we didn’t have to worry about the planning! With our 1 year wedding anniversary coming up, we thought this would be the perfect “paper” gift!

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

A: Having a Type A personality, and doing so much planning I was anxious about the trip. It was a good learning experience for me to let it go and know that someone else could handle everything for me. Lillian + her team did a fantastic job with communication and updates so I was not worried. It was just hard to not be in control ;)

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

A: We guesses the southeast area of the country. We were totally surprised to hear we were going to San Francisco!! (Although a co-worker of my guessed right). Neither of us had been to California so we were very excited!

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

A: Having the maps + recommended agenda/itinerary available in paper and electronic forms was great!! Having it on paper allowed us to learn a bit about the city while flying. Having it all electronically allowed us to check things while we were exploring!

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

A: My husband is a big tea drinker so he LOVED the Japanese Tea garden. I very much enjoyed it as well. My favorite was the Golden Gate Bridge and Painted Ladies. We actually took a boat tour around the bridge + Alcatraz which was fantastic! We try to do boat tours when we visit new cities.

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

A: Centrally located! We could walk almost anywhere. And when we were tired of walking, Lyft + Uber were available to help us out.

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

A: Corny as it is, I was dying to see the “Full House” House. We found it, took a few pics + helped other tourists do the same!! From there, we walked to Lombard Street, which was quite a bit harder than it looked, but totally worth it!

Q: What was your favorite part of your trip?

A: The whole experience!! From the suspense of not knowing where we were going, to having travel + lodging taken care of, to fantastic food and sites. We saw SO MUCH in our short amount of time in San Francisco. With the maps and suggestions provided, we were able to plan a jammed pack trip while still finding time to relax and take it in. It was a wonderful way to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. In our vows we promised “to go on adventures with one another” and when we heard of Pack Up + Go we thought this would be the PERFECT way to do that!

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

A: Make dinner reservations at restaurants.

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

A: I have described it to our families, friends, and co-workers as a must try experience! It is a lot to process, especially if you are controlling, but well worth the experience!! The thrill alone is incredible! And then the ease of navigating makes it simple to jump right in and explore.

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

A: That we want to continue to explore other cities!

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

A: Give it a try! Well worth the investment + adventure. You will have memories that will last a lifetime!

Celebrate love, life and adventure like Ashley + Benjamin! 

Give your Valentine “memories that will last a lifetime” with a stress-free, mystery vacation: http://bit.ly/SurpriseForYourSweetheart_2018

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Saturday Stroll

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Saturday Stroll

What a perfect day for a Saturday-Stroll in this Portland, ME shot from Matt + Mary!  How are you spending your adventurous weekend?

What a perfect day for a Saturday-Stroll in this Portland, ME shot from Matt + Mary!

How are you spending your adventurous weekend?

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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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