Pacific Northwest Journeys Travel Planning Process
If you're interested in our full itinerary planning service, the first step in the process is completing our detailed planning questionnaire. There’s a lot we need to know, starting with your desired vacation pace: relaxed, active or somewhere in between. What’s your budget? Would you enjoy mingling with other travelers at a bed and breakfast, or prefer the luxurious solitude of a suite at a romantic inn? We even ask about your allergies, just to make sure nothing comes between you and the perfect vacation.
Our list of activities and adventures may spark some ideas: hiking, cycling, theatre or opera, perhaps hot air ballooning or sea kayaking, to name a few. After reviewing your questionnaire and
consulting with you by phone and email, we’ll propose an itinerary and present lodging options. We’ll go over these with you, then make reservations at the places you choose.
You’ll receive your final written itinerary (usually 15-20 pages) about three weeks before your trip. It will include detailed information your trip, including driving directions, restaurant recommendations and sightseeing possibilities tailored to your interests and budget, and a little history and local insight about the places you’ll be visiting. Your final package will include your written itinerary and practical items like maps and ferry schedules.
Our fees are based on the amount of time we spend planning your trip. Fees will vary based on the length of your vacation and the number of places you’d like to visit. Please refer to our Services and Rates page for pricing information.
|"We planned this trip to the Northwest at the eleventh hour, and did not have time to do it ourselves, nor have we the expertise that someone who lives in the area, and loves it, does. There’s so much to see, so many interesting places to stay and dine, such a large area to cover. It’s a great plus having someone who lives there as is up-to-the-minute current planning the trip, rather than a travel agent who may have never even been there."
Carol and Howard Abrams