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My name is Raffaella. My three favorite things are photography, travel, and food.

 

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Travel Planning FAQ

Whether you already know where you're going and when, or haven't even gotten that far, I've got your back. From the inexperienced traveler looking to reduce anxiety to the longtime globe trotter who simply doesn't wish to deal with the mundane parts of planning, there is something for every traveler and every budget.

Are you a travel agent?

Nope! I am a planning and research nerd who adores the challenge of putting together the perfect itinerary just for you.

Which countries do you plan trips to?

Currently I offer my service for trips in North America and Europe, as that is where my travel experience lies. As I travel more, I'll add other continents.

How does it work?

I'll send you a questionnaire, which will help to properly determine where you are in the planning process, your unique interests, budget, and individual travel style.

I don't like being overscheduled, why do I want this service?

My services suit all personalities - from those who like every moment mapped out to those who pretty much want to wing it. Either way, you're investing time and money that you surely would hate to waste. I can map those moments tighter than a duck's backside or simply provide detailed information that you can mix and match depending on your whims.

Do you book flights and hotels for me?

I am happy to make reservations for hotels, apartments, restaurants, car hire, tours, and more. I do not currently book flights though I am able to provide links for the best possible options if you haven't already booked yours.

What do I actually get when using your services?

You'll receive a detailed PDF file with embedded links as well as an at-a-glance spreadsheet with all of your activities and reservations. Maps marked with your activities and important locations (hotel/apartment, train stations, etc) will also be included. Services over $100 also include a hard copy of all these items mailed to your home prior to your departure. 

How much does this all cost?

There is a $50 minimum for planning services. The total cost will depend on the level of detail you'd like, number of locations you'll visit, and the total length of your trip. Once I receive your completed questionnaire (which costs exactly $0), I'll send a few quote options for you to choose from.

How long does it take?

This varies based on the level of detail requested and length of the trip. Generally, allow around a week. Rush service is available for an additional fee.