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  • Writer's pictureVicky Lopez

Bespoke Travel: Your Bag, Your Itinerary, Your Rules!



Have you ever found yourself stuck on a preplanned tour, thinking, "I wish I could have spent more time at THAT place instead!" or "Why does my tour guide have an inexplicable affinity for bad jokes?" If your response is "Oh, heavens, yes!" then buddy, you've found the right place.


Welcome to the wacky, wonderful world of customized individual travel - the "choose your adventure" of vacations where you call dibs on every decision.


Step one might seem obvious but hear me out - decide where you want to go, and I mean REALLY want to go. Always dreamt of indulging in a croissant at a café in Paris? Or perhaps you fancy frolicking (I love that word) around Loch Ness, hoping to spot Nessy in a tutu? Customizing your travel starts by following your heart's GPS coordinates.  No regrets, right?


Next, go ahead and pick that accommodation that makes your heart sing - not just the one with a decent TripAdvisor rating. How about a treehouse in the rainforest? Consider it done. Ever wondered what it's like to sleep in a castle that may (or may not) house a friendly ghost named Henry? It's all possible in the realm of individual customized travel.  I just happen to know the right person to help you plan this and more (yeah, it’s me, lol).  And yes, you're allowed to jump on the bed. Well, let me just clarify... ONLY if you pick a place where bed jumping is deemed appropriate and safe. Safety is always first.


Then comes everyone's favorite pastime - drawing up a 'must-do, must-see, must-taste' list. I know we don’t like to cook on vacation, but a cooking course in Tuscany? Count me in.  Or a private tour of the Louvre? Or maybe stuffing yourself silly with every variety of gelato Italy has to offer – it's your holiday. Just remember, balance is key - no one wants an itinerary as cramped as Atlanta rush hour traffic.


Lastly, let's chat downtime. Contrary to popular belief, "Vacation" isn’t Latin for "Cram-as-much-as-you-can-into-every-day". Leave some breathing room for spur-of-the-moment activities.   Maybe you'll stumble upon a local festival or a secret beach or quite literally stumble after a wine-tasting tour – the possibilities are endless.


So there you have it, fellow travel aficionado - a handy-dandy guide to crafting a journey that truly reflects YOU. Just remember, in the anthology of your travel tales, each chapter should resonate with the unique rhythm of your experiences, curiosities and, of course, your hearty appetite for gelato!


Get out there, start planning, and remember I am here to help you plan every step of the way and - in the wacky, wonderful world of travel, YOU are the author.





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