This is How We Work
WE COLLABORATE WITH YOU
The first step is to schedule a consultation call. We get to know you. We learn where and how you've traveled previously, what has worked well, and what didn't. We delve into the experiences and interests you want for your bucket list trip.
We ask questions to understand what you value. We research the best product, travel experience, and supplier for you. We make recommendations. Then, we take care of the whole reservation process.
While you're travelling, we also work behind the scenes, to give you peace of mind. We ensure each segment goes as planned. Should you encounter something unexpected, we are there to help. And when you return, we connect to review. Because it's never about booking one trip at a time - it's about having an ongoing conversation about your travel bucket list.
We Have Multiple Steps to Our Collaborative Travel Planning Process
Each step strives to understand you and your travel dreams. Through clarity and choice, we ensure we are working with you on how best to travel to maximize your return on life.
We work in a very deliberate way - and - you may have noticed that our process is a circle. The circle is never ending. That's because we are not just helping you with one trip, but a lifetime of trips. Outputs and feedback from past trips become inputs and feed into our helping you customize the next trip. It's not about booking one trip at a time - it's about having an ongoing conversation about your travel bucket list.
We are here to help you maximize your 'return on life'. We specialize in crafting and stringing together life-affirming experiences that uplift and sustain you - experiences that enrich lives, and provide you with memories that grow in value over time.
Our six steps to our process are as follows:
The first step in our process is to get to know you. We want to delve into your travel preferences, interests, and must-haves. We want to know about your past travel experiences - what went well, what you'd like to improve - and we want to know about your desires and interests for this upcoming bucket list trip.
We start the discover stage by having you complete a survey, and, getting you to think about the kind of bucket list experience you want to have for this trip.
The second step in our process is to collaborate. We actually being the consultation by scheduling a phone consultation with you to review your survey, so that we can know your past experiences, and your interests for this trip. We ask a lot of questions at this stage, besides those asked in the introductory survey. We really want to get to know what is important to you.
We may invite you to complete a Wanderlust profile, or further delve into ideas and experiences. We may schedule zoom calls. And using your preferences as inputs, we draw upon our experience & industry connections to present you options.
The third step in our process is to have us start designing your bucket list holiday.
We begin with you engaging our services, and we ensure there is agreement about the process and fees. We outline a service agreement.
This is how we work to build the trip of your dreams. Armed with your preferences, we do due diligence by reviewing pricing and specials, and competitive properties and experiences. We use our relationships and resources to secure "best of" for you. We sketch a proposal, outlining how we narrowed the range of options, reviewing research done and even options excluded. We review savings or opportunities you can't get on your own, and we summarize our work with a value statement.
The fourth step in our process is to reserve the holiday.
Using your inputs about what you value, and having researched the best product, travel experience, and supplier for you. We move to turn our recommendations into an action plan. We take care of the whole reservation process.
We reach out to our "feet on the ground" experts around the globe, comprised of the best hoteliers, cruise lines, tour operators, and destination management companies. We negotiate special perks - exclusive offers, exclusive benefits, access to upgrades, complimentary breakfasts, resort credits and more. We have access to those partners (knowledge and offers) throughout your travel planning process. And should issues arise when you are traveling, We finalize your selections, and ensure the pieces of your trip come together .
The fifth step in our process is to for you to experience the holiday.
Our work doesn't stop once you've left home. While you're travelling, experiencing your dream holiday, and making memories, we work behind the scenes to give you peace of mind. We ensure each segment goes as planned. Should you encounter something unexpected, we are there to help, and we work with our partners to advocate for you.
The sixth step in our process is to to share how everything went. When you return home, we want to hear about your travels, & how to build on that for future vacations.
We connect to review. Because we don't want to help you with just one trip. We're here to help you with a lifetime of trips.
And then, after our review and gathering feedback, the sixth step feeds back into the first step for your next trip.