Q: Why did you sign up for your trip? What were you looking to get out of it?
A: Go somewhere I have never been. Adventure, fun, new experiences.
Q: Did you have any hesitations about taking a surprise trip? Were you nervous?
A: Extremely nervous. That was part of the fun. For an entire month, my wife and I speculated on where we would go. It was a lot of fun. That experience was a big part of why we did it.
Q: Where did you guess you were going to travel? Were you surprised by the destination?
A: We thought it might be Charleston SC. We were very surprised. My wife has wanted to go to Savannah for some time. I just wanted to go somewhere I have never been and I was not disappointed.
Q: Upon discovery of your destination, what were some of your perceptions about the city prior to your trip?
A: It was very old, and lots of things to do and see. The food would be amazing and it was.
Q: What made the trip feel unique and tailored to you?
A: We got exactly what we wanted. We wanted an old city with lots of charm and good food. We wanted to get out into it and see it. We wanted to meet new people and have fun.
Q: What did you like most about your travel accommodations?
A: We didn’t spend much time there. The room was nice and the bed was comfortable. One amazing thing about the hotel was that they knew this was for my birthday and they left a beautiful note and a bottle of wine in our room. I specifically made sure to thank them for that.
Q: What was your favorite experience that we recommended for you?
A: Seeing all of the squares that Savannah had. The tour was worth the money. I wish we could have eaten at all of the restaurants that were recommended.
Q: What did you discover on your own (not on your itinerary) in your destination that you feel is share-worthy?
A: We didn’t really discover anything new. We wife and I both like haunted locations so we knew about Bonaventure Cemetery from various tv shows. That was the one thing we made sure we did.
Q: What was your favorite part of your trip?
A: #1 was the anticipation of where we would be going. #2 was just how easy it was. Made it very easy to just enjoy ourselves. Making travel and hotel plans are not fun at all. Since we didn’t have to do that we could concentrate on why we took the trip.
Q: If you could do the trip over again, what would you do differently?
A: Longer stay.
Q: What did you learn on your trip, or from your trip?
A: I am not too old to learn something and I still know how to have fun.
Q: How would you describe Pack Up + Go and your experience to your friends and family?
A: We have said it was the most fun we have had in a long time. From the minute I purchased the trip on your site the speculation began. For one month this was our main focus. “Where will they send us? Maybe here, definitely not there, what about here?” It was just like Christmas when I was a child. We loved it!
Q: What would you say to someone who is hesitant to go on a surprise getaway?
A: Take a chance. As life goes on you start regretting the things you didn’t do. Life can be summed up as 2 dates with a dash in the middle. Make that dash count!