The ideal trip varies from person to person. You can probably find a less than scientific prediction on your perfect vacation destination based on your astrological sign or by taking a personality quiz on social media - I know I have. In fact, I have even gone so far as to throw a dart at a map and book a flight to wherever my projectile landed. At least, that was before I had the expertise and resources I have amassed from my experience as a personal concierge.
At this point in my life, whenever I get a bite from the ever-present travel bug, I stop and ask myself a series of questions that help me extrapolate what I am looking to get out of the trip, as well as what highlights I want to focus on and what potential limitations I may want to avoid. From there, I get to work utilizing our array of connections and expertise - just like I would when building the perfect itinerary for a client. And I must say, it’s made a huge difference. Some might even say a world of difference.
Let me walk you through the process. First, ask yourself a very simple question: “what am I looking to get out of this vacation?” Perhaps you want to explore the natural wonders of the world while mixing in some adventurous activities and animal interactions. Maybe a pristine beach with a world-class spa is more your style. Possibly complete cultural immersion into another way of life really tickles your fancy. No matter which of the above statements resonates with you, we will work to make it happen. And don’t worry if all of the statements make your heart skip a beat – we can combine all of these interests into a varied and stimulating itinerary to keep you and your travel companions on the edge of your seats throughout your entire journey. Personally, this is the way I like to travel – who doesn’t love something new and exciting to look forward to every single day of your adventure?!
Travel agents are great at helping you select which resort to spend your week lounging by the pool. Sometimes, they offer vacation options where they might be paid directly from the vacation destination upon your booking through their company. The beauty of a concierge is that we do not receive any compensation or reimbursement for our services! We will not be pushing for you to go to a specific city, stay at a given resort, use a particular local guide, or reserve a certain table for dinner. The bottom line when working with a concierge: the entire world is your oyster, no strings attached!
Additionally, we have domestic and international connections that enable us to accommodate our clients no matter what the request. Seriously, I have yet to tell someone that something cannot be done. Here at Your Concierge NYC, we love a good challenge. So even if you think something is impossible, shoot us a request here and we will work together to make it a reality.
You know what type of things you want to see and do on your trip, but how do you make them all flow nicely day-by-day? Let us handle the tedious itinerary arrangements. We will work diligently to make sure you visit all of the best sights in the most logical order. Certain activities are best booked through a private guide so as to skip the line at popular tourist sights around the world. Don’t worry - we have connections in this arena and are aware of which sites require such advanced planning. We will even set you up with a restaurant reservation nearby so that as soon as you are done with your full day’s worth of adventures, you can sit right down to a nice meal and reminisce about your experiences without waiting for a table to open up.
Lastly, transportation is a necessary evil of any trip – no one likes to plan this aspect, but its required to get you to your ultimate destination. We can book you either commercial or private air transportation and have a private car service meet you at either the airport or directly on the tarmac. The best part about working with us for these needs is that we regularly charter private jets, work with helicopters and other light aircraft, and book ground transportation services to get us from Point A to Point B. Our vendors are already vetted for the highest safety and quality of service standards – we use the same services ourselves as we recommend to our clients.
Bottom line: enlisting a concierge service for your travel planning needs will simply make your life easier. No more worrying if what you booked will live up to your standards. Forget about the monotony of the planning process and focus on the other aspects of your life. Here at Your Concierge NYC, we believe that if it doesn’t bring you joy or make you money, it should be on our to-do list and not yours! So leave the travel planning to the concierge experts and get to dreaming about where we can send you