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Travel Planning

#TravelMoreWithNatalie

For years, I have served as the unofficial source of travel expertise, help or advice to all my family and friends . I finally decided to own that role and be intentional about it. I started Explore More With Natalie with a mission to give others a taste of my thoughts and experiences, and I have been at it ever since. What started as casual travel recommendations has evolved into a rich site filled with information about various destinations and activities that are near and dear to my heart.

Take some time to explore the blog and find what sparks your interest. Feel free to reach out if you would like to collaborate on a project together. Read on and enjoy!

Travel Planning

Why You Should Consider a Travel Advisor

Ever feel like you need a vacation from planning your vacation? All the research and coordination can suck the fun right out of your next big adventure.

As a FORA-certified travel advisor, I'll help handle the heavy lifting of researching and planning your trip. By getting to know you and your travel style, I'll curate and deliver the perfect itinerary customized for you creating an unforgettable experience.

My Services

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Booking

Hotels & Condos

Resorts

Restaurants

Cruises

Private Homes & Villas

Excursions

All Inclusives

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Complete Itineraries

Activities & Events

Dining & Drinking

Transportation

Sight-Seeing

Hidden Gems

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Tailored Planning

Domestic & International

Solo, Couples, & Groups

Multi-Gen & Kid-Friendly

Long Trips & Quick Getaways

Special Occasions

Taking Photo of Balloons in Cappadocia

How much will this cost? 

As a travel agent, I make my commission on booking accommodations, at no extra cost to you.

 

For other research and planning around activities, dining, and transportation, I charge a small fee.

How Does It Work?

1 / Give Me the Details About Your Trip

 Share the details of your trip here let me know what you have in mind.

You don't have to have it all figured out! If you're not entirely sure where or when you want to go, or who will be coming with you, that's totally fine. All I need to get started is a general vibe and a general budget.  

2 / Let's Chat

To plan the perfect trip, I'll schedule a call to get to know you, your travel style, and the type of experience you want to have — whether you want to discover a new country, have "the least effort" trip possible, or something in between.

3 / "I GOT YOU", Let Me Do All the Research

Let me be GREAT — I will curate a list of options for accommodations, activities, restaurants, and more. Through feedback and collaboration, we'll assemble the perfect itinerary that fits your unique travel style and budget.

3 / "I GOT YOU", Let Me Do All the Research

Let me be GREAT — I will curate a list of options for accommodations, activities, restaurants, and more. Through feedback and collaboration, we'll assemble the perfect itinerary that fits your unique travel style and budget.

4 / You're All Set!

Once all the planning and booking is complete, I will hand off your personalized itinerary. A one stop shop that will contain all the details of your trip, so you can spend more time relaxing, less time worrying, and enjoying your adventure.

Cable Car

FAQs

Everything You Need Know Before you Travel 

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How Much Does It Cost?

I make commission from booking your accommodations — the hotel pays me a cut of your rate, at no extra cost to you! ​

If you allow me to handle your booking, I'll include dining and activity recommendations for free. ​

For more detailed itinerary planning and reservations, I charge a fee; reach out here to see my packages & rates.

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Why Use A Travel Advisor?

Aside from handling the heavy lifting of planning your trip, my relationships in the travel world allow us to score sweet upgrades, credits, and perks for you and your party.​

 

What kind of perks?​

It varies, but perks typically include room upgrades, free breakfasts and other meals, spa credits, complimentary bottles of wine upon check-in, just to name a few.

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What Type of Travel Do you Book?

I can help with absolutely any kind of trip. Whether you're planning a once-in-a-lifetime bucket list trip, a bachelorette party or reunion, or a family vacation, my goal is to make your trip easier to plan and easier to enjoy. 

If you're not sure whether I can help with your trip, just drop me a line! If I can't assist you, I can probably point you in the right direction.

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It's a No For Me...

While I can give you advice on anything, a few things are tricky for me as a travel agent:

AirBnBs and VRBOs: These companies don't allow booking by third parties (aka travel advisors). Also, I can't step in if something goes wrong or doesn't meet your expectations. However, I do have a database of professionally managed private homes that are a great alternative!

Flights: Airlines provide the best customer service when communicating directly with their clients. I'm happy to help you research flights to your destination, but I always recommend booking direct!

Holly from NC

"We wanted a quick and fun getaway to Miami for a long weekend. Natalie was great at helping us organize our hotels, activities and dinner recommendations. We loved the personalized perks on arrival at our hotels and personalized itinerary for our trip. Looking forward to working with Natalie on our trip to Las Vegas soon!"

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