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FedEx Small Business Grant Contest!

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FedEx Small Business Grant Contest!

We are a small but dedicated team of travel agents + enthusiasts, devoted to creating unforgettable, unique experiences for each + every traveler. 

With your help, we can expand our technological, marketing, and logistical capabilities. Vote for Pack Up + Go in the FedEx® Small Business Grant Contest! 

Thank you for your continued support!!

Find more Information + Vote Here!

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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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Hot Breakfast

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Hot Breakfast

February is Hot Breakfast Month, which encourages us to break the cycle of boring breakfast + start the day with a hot dish!  Amanda, Kaitlin, Rebecca, Colleen, Victoria, Kerry + Christina enjoyed this delicious spread on Pack Up + Go’s first surprise trip to Atlanta!  What is your favorite hot breakfast food?

February is Hot Breakfast Month, which encourages us to break the cycle of boring breakfast + start the day with a hot dish!

Amanda, Kaitlin, Rebecca, Colleen, Victoria, Kerry + Christina enjoyed this delicious spread on Pack Up + Go’s first surprise trip to Atlanta!

What is your favorite hot breakfast food?

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Superbowl Sunday

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Superbowl Sunday

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It’s Superbowl Sunday! 

Today many fans across the country will watch the Philadelphia Eagles take on the defending champs, the Patriots!

For those of you going to the Big Game in Minneapolis, we don’t think you’ll have quite the same weather as Todd + Brandy, but try to have as much fun! 

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Monday Motivation

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Monday Motivation

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Your Monday Motivation comes from Kody + Lindsey who showed how fun having many different interests can be!

From exploring the city to a baseball game, the aquarium + hiking, this couple knows how to really get to know a city!

What is your favorite activity to seek out in a new place?

We love eating unique foods, going to Vintage shops + stopping in art museums! 🍽️👒🏛️

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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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Travel More + Stress Less

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Travel More + Stress Less

Erin + Brett were certainly gazing toward the horizon on their recent trip to Chicago.  What are you looking forward to in 2018?  Make it your resolution to Travel More + Stress Less: we do the work, you Pack Up + Go!

Erin + Brett were certainly gazing toward the horizon on their recent trip to Chicago.

What are you looking forward to in 2018?

Make it your resolution to Travel More + Stress Less: we do the work, you Pack Up + Go!

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Best Nine

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Best Nine

Pack Up + Go was able to share a lot of #amazing #experiences with you over 2017! Here are our #2017bestnine!  Thank you for joining + we can’t wait to share more in 2018!

Pack Up + Go was able to share a lot of #amazing #experiences with you over 2017! Here are our #2017bestnine!

Thank you for joining + we can’t wait to share more in 2018!

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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!

Sign Up today: http://bit.ly/LoversInPhilly

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Testimonial Tuesday: Leorah + Allison

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Testimonial Tuesday: Leorah + Allison

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

A: My bestie + I take a trip every year for our birthdays and we thought this was a cool idea. We wanted an adventure!

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

A: I think we were mostly just excited. Although we were occasionally a little worried that we would get sent somewhere lame because we could only do the lowest budget option.

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

A: We guessed a few places, based on the weather report. Actually, several of our friends guessed our destination correctly, too, so we weren’t SUPER surprised about it, but definitely excited for the unveiling.

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

A: We were excited. One of us had been before as a kid, but we knew that it had a reputation for being a pretty hip city.

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

A: Our PU+G agent was so nice. She really tailored everything to us very well and communicated with us a lot. Plus, we were traveling for both our birthdays and we got some wonderful surprises - like champagne from the hotel + a gift card to a nearby wine bar.

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

A: Our hotel was great. I love that the Kimpton hotels have a happy hour in the evenings in the lobby, and I thought this particular hotel was really cool and funky. Plus, it was located almost downtown, so we walked almost everywhere. 

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

A: Loved the foodie tour of Pike Place Market!! It was so fun to try all the different foods and hear about the history of everything.

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

A: When we found out where we were going I texted some friends who lived there. We got brunch which was great and also ended up getting together at night. I think with such a sort trip it’s hard to do everything, so if we did it again I’d probably stick to one non-itinerary meal.

Q: What was your favorite part of your trip?

A: I think the Chihuly Glass Museum + the Pike Place Market foodie tour were my favorite parts. But traveling with my bestie is always fun, especially when so much of the trip is celebrating and drinking wine!

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

A: Seattle is a lot like Denver!

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

A: It was a great way to do a short, domestic adventure. It a totally new way to travel for me, since I’m usually the planner for trips.

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

A: They’ll take care of you. It’s totally worth it!

For a girls weekend with all the fun + none of the stressful planning, sign up today: http://bit.ly/TT_Seattle

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French Toast

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French Toast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially when it’s covered in powdered sugar and maple syrup!  Load up on breakfast for dinner today like our travelers in San Francisco, Happy National French Toast Day!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially when it’s covered in powdered sugar and maple syrup!

Load up on breakfast for dinner today like our travelers in San Francisco, Happy National French Toast Day!

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Giving Tuesday

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Giving Tuesday

Thanksgiving is over, Black Friday has passed, and hopefully, you are settling back into life after the holiday.  Pack Up + Go would like to remind you that a portion of the proceeds from all sales today, booked trips and gift cards, will be donated to The Trust for Public Land.  Book today to help protect our parks for all citizens + travelers:  http://bit.ly/Giving_Tuesday2K17

Thanksgiving is over, Black Friday has passed, and hopefully, you are settling back into life after the holiday.

Pack Up + Go would like to remind you that a portion of the proceeds from all sales today, booked trips and gift cards, will be donated to The Trust for Public Land.

Book today to help protect our parks for all citizens + travelers: http://bit.ly/Giving_Tuesday2K17

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Did You Know that St. Petersburg, Flordia ranks #1 as America’s Arts Destination for mid-sized cities!

The Southern cultural hub offers wonders like the Salvador Dali Museum, a Chihuly glass Collection, the Museum of Fine Arts + many more!

Where will your next artful escape be? http://bit.ly/ArtSP17

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The Pack Up + Go team likes to think all traveling can be mysterious, but some trips are more mystical than others. Gaze at this foggy shot one of our Seattle travelers was able to capture + join our Twitter Chat this afternoon at 2PM EST with Passion Passport to discuss your most peculiar adventures.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/packupgo_travel

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Happy November! As we settle into Fall, be sure not to settle for the same old vacation. Sonoma broke the mold + celebrated her 50 Shades of Fabulous birthday in Park City, Utah!

Where will your next adventure be? One survey + you’ll be on your way: http://bit.ly/17ParkCity

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