It has been raining buckets here in Southern Vermont!
So many days of inside the house and like you, my mind starts to wander off to someplace warm and inviting. Every time I open my social media pages there is someone who is going to an exotic location like the Azores, Dominican Republic or New Zealand, for gosh sakes! and as I look out my rainy window it sure does seem tempting. At my fingertips, right there on the “world wide web” so many possibilities. Where do I start? Take a plane from Boston to Detroit, transfer and then take another plane to the Dominican Republic, find a cab, not really sure about where my hotel is…..get to my hotel, wait, wait, wait to check in, boy it's hot! Can’t wait to get to my room and change to go to the beach. My room is ok….not exactly what I had envisioned when I booked it online, it looks a little different than the pictures. Not even sure where to begin to slow down and enjoy my time!
Does this sound familiar? Yes, you can absolutely, positively book your own travel. I am completely confident that you will get to your destination and most likely for a great price. But what about all the rest? Once you are there, do you know for sure that your room is exactly what you are looking for? Is there an amenity waiting in your room of fresh fruit and sparkling water, no charge, compliments of the resort? Is your dinner reservation already completed before you arrive, and your car service already preplanned so all you have to do is walk outside?
I get asked all the time, why on earth would I ever use a travel agent?
That is a truly valid question. Why you use a travel agent is so much more different than in times past. Way back in the day it was really the only way to get your airline tickets. Now with all the travel deals coming pouring into your social media feeds, how do you know what is true, what is fluff and what will really not be a great experience.
I read somewhere that we as a society are not using all of our allotted vacation time and when we are it is precious. Conversely, if you are retired, time may not be so much as a factor, but value absolutely is.
Good, professional, honest information about destinations, travel experience, pricing and location expectations are the must-have for your journey to be exceptional and time well spent. A trusted ally who will advocate fiercely on your behalf and stand by you when the unexpected occurs.
Once again, I am not saying that you could not find online exactly what you need to travel to a location, find your choice of accommodations, attractions and be happy with the price.
What I am inviting you to explore the next time you travel is to consider using a travel professional. A trusted ally who will advocate fiercely on your behalf and stand by you when the unexpected occurs. A professional whose sole mission is to elevate your overall experience, reduce the stress of the millions of finite details and allow you to enjoy the possibilities of a truly curated journey.
You might be pleasantly surprised!
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Welcome ~ My name is Cindy, founder of Red Dog Travel & I am so happy you stopped by. On this journey you might learn a little about me, slow travel, my red dog Bella and a whole bunch more! Thank you for stopping by!