Customized travel creation
“Peace in mind” Formula
Would you like to entrust me with the complete creation of your trip ?
Why choose the “peace of mind” formula ?
You don’t like standardized trips sold by classic travel agencies.
You want to entrust the whole preparation of your trip and benefit from the advice, tips and good plans of a former expatriate.
You don’t have enough time to organize your trip. You do not want to spend hours researching and sorting the information found on the internet.
You do not crave for organizing your trip to the USA by yourself.
Your dream is a 100% tailor-made trip at an affordable price.
"Peace in mind'
You want to leave with in a peaceful state of mind and without any stress in order to enjoy your holidays serenely
Who is this formula for ?
This formula is for travellers who:
- wish to live a genuine and original experience in the United States
- travel with family, as a couple, with friends or alone
- know the destination or not, are already residing in the United States or anywhere in the world
- wish to celebrate a special occasion during this trip (honeymoon, retirement, the 18th birthday of their teenager, etc.)
How it works ?
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Sending by return of a personalized questionnaire to discover your travel plans: your expectations, the way you travel, your constraints, your budget.
Free, no-obligation, one-hour phone interview!
3. Estimate & deposit
Assessing the feasibility of your project (budget, constraints)
Drafting of the estimate
Sending of the estimate and validation.
Payment of a 30% deposit enabling to start creating your trip (through bank transfer).
Creation of a unique and personalized program/itinerary, exchanges by email and possible adjustment of the program/itinerary, if necessary, then validation
Search for services according to criteria previously defined by you and according to your budget: flights, accommodation, transfers, car rental, transport, daily planning of personalized activities, good restaurant addresses
5. Payment & booking
Sending fact sheets.
Sending booking links in a summary document.
Reservation by you of the services in total freedom and autonomy.
Creation and emailing of your personalized travel diary (PDF format).
Mailing of the travel journal in paper version (according to option).
Creation and sending of an interactive map allowing geolocate activities, restaurants, hotels, etc.
Preparation for departure formalities enabling a hassle-free departure.
“Serenity” formula on estimate
- The price is determined according to the research time spent developing your trip : number of travelers, number of stages/accommodation required, type of trip, detailed activity program… and the complexity of your request.
- Service on estimate, from $380 (indicative price for the complete creation of a one-week stay in the same place for 4 travelers departing from France)
A 10% discount will be granted (on proof)
to every NATO family based in Norfolk (USA), regardless of nationality.
To French soliders.
to French people employed by a French company based in the USA
Paper travel journal option
The paper travel diary is printed in color on high quality paper, and has been designed for 3 reasons:
Before you leave: you can view your entire program at a glance, and write down your notes in the dedicated space.
During your trip be guided with or without the internet thanks to constant access to your daily program of personalized activities, addresses of restaurants, hotels, daily travel times, tips for the day…
After your trip: you will be able to flip through your travel diary like a souvenir album. You will personalize it with your holiday souvenirs (dedicated space to stick your museum entrance tickets, visits, travel sketches, etc.)
Price of the paper version travel diary on estimate :
The price is fixed according to the duration of your stay (and therefore the number of pages to print)
From $70 for a one-week trip.
Are you leaving on a road trip for several days or several weeks? I will deal with of the integral design of your 100% tailor-made itinerary. I will define every stage according to your desires, your way of traveling, the type of experiences you would like to live and your budget. Then I will submit the itinerary I will have created for you, we will discuss about it and I will make the adjustments if necessary.
I am looking for every offer combining the best quality/comfort/price ratio, and then send you the booking links. For this step only, you agree to book your tickets within 24 hours of my offer, as prices may fluctuate every day. If you have chosen the refund/cancellation option for your tickets (see insurance conditions), don’t forget to book your travel insurance at the same time
I offer you a maximum selection of three accommodations per stage depending on the local offers, their availability and the criteria you have previously defined. In the USA, you can find a very wide range of accommodation: hotel, apartment, motel, cabins (chalet), lodge, private accommodation (Airbnb), Airstream caravans, RV, camping….
RV Car Rentals (motorhome, van)
The choice of vehicle and insurance will be very important as very long distances are usually travelled in the USA. There is a wide variety of models. For you and according to your criteria, I will select a maximum of the two best offers from vehicle rental companies,
Transfers & transportation
As far as your transfer from the airport to your place of accommodation is concerned, I can suggest every solution adapted to your budget, I can also help you get around the large cities where you will be staying.
Wish to be guided ? I will design a coherent and optimized schedule of visits and activities, It will allow you to visit and discover quite a large number of places. It will also structure your days so that you cannot miss any must visit whether world famous or totally confidential.
Want to be free to organize your days as you see fit and take your time ? I can simply give you a selection of visits and activities without any planning.
Visits, activities and reliable addresses
I can suggest a selection of activities and/or visits according to your points of interest and wishes. Then you will choose and book those you are interested in which will enable you to make your visits at your own pace following a daily programme, if this suits you, With you I will share my good tips, my reliable addresses for restaurants and unusual places to explore off the beaten track, At last, I am able to suggest a range of typical American activities for you to experience the local culture,
Travelogue & interactive map
I will produce a practical digital travelogue summarizing every service with the relevant internet links as well as your daily program of activities.The “paper version travelogue” – a real souvenir of your holidays – will allow you to have permanent access to your information with or without an Internet network !
The interactive map is an additional tool allowing you to identify the location of the various services on your mobile phone at a glance
“A la carte” Formula
Do you wish to take care of only part of the organization of your trip and save the time devoted to its preparation ?
Why choose the « A la carte » formula ?
You like to organize trips but you wish to save time in their preparation, You can entrust me with the search for some services.
You wish to benefit from the experience of a former expatriate in choosing certain exceptional services such as atypical places to visit, original and typically US activities
You need some help finding one or more services offering the best value for money
Who is this formula for ?
This formula is for travelers:
- who like to organize their trip and are partially independent in their research
- who lack the time to organize everything by themselves
- who want a helping hand in the detailed search for one or more services
How it works ?
- Entrust me with part of the research
- Then select the services you need
- I will be looking for those services in line presenting the best quality/price ratio and send you the appropriate links
- You yourself select the services wished then book them freely and independently
You can either contact me via this form or make an appointment online.
During a one-hour telephone interview (*) we will determine the services you wish
(*) free and without any obligation on your part.
2. Estimate & deposit
Drafting of the estimate: the price obviously depends on the number and type of services to be looked for
Settlement of the total amount enabling starting the research (bank transfer)
I will search for the services selected by you according to the criteria defined beforehand
Sending the relevant booking links
You yourself book the reservations of the selected services you have chosen in complete freedom and autonomy
« A la carte » formula on estimate
- The price is fixed according to the number and the type of services to look for.
- For instance, the research of two different types of accomodation for a one-week stay for four travellers starts at $70.