Bespoked travel plans

We’ve written about boutique airlines (here), and we’ve shown how the really wealthy purchase what would be considered out-of-this world experiences (here). For folks with busy lives that leave them little or no time to develop their own travel itineraries, perhaps intermediaries can still be the answer.

Now even plebians such as we can craft unique travel journeys that might erstwhile be the domain of the wealthy. We came across this website after reading Thrillist, and by no means are we in any way linked with them.

Just that this is yet evidence that travel has become mundane.

Yep. We know this is a sweeping assertion. But hear us out.

Try this as an experiment. Type “Paris” into the search field of wordpress. Do you see how many posts come up? While they all may be unique and individual experiences, does this not make one ponder about how common a trip to Paris is these days? Add to the folks on other social media outlets and the ones who don’t (ie social media hermits), there is an incredulous amount of sharings and pictures out there!

Just as we wrote about in naughty cruise journey, people are increasing looking for customized ways to experience travel. Perhaps this is the reason why we see the rise of the ‘Travelers’ – ie folks who want to ‘live’ like a local where they travel too?

What do you look for when you travel? Do you travel with a purpose?

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

17 thoughts on “Bespoked travel plans”

  1. Come to think of it, half of my travels have me almost as a local because I am always visiting and going around with locals so although we go to the touristy places, like Disneyland in Anaheim while in California, we stayed in an apartment in Pasadena with my “local” daughter and did groceries at the corner store where she has a loyalty card. Similarly, in Vegas, we didn’t just stay and enjoyed the strip but we went out of Vegas to where locals live. Even in the UK, where I lived with my “local” relatives and friends in Milton Keynes and Epsom, and in The Netherlands where I visited my friends who lived in Utrecht. I sometimes wish I could just be a tourist instead of a tourist visiting friends and relatives but I’m probably better off with my kind of travel. 🙂 I almost always travel with a purpose – to see my relatives and friends scattered all over the world. Haha!

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      1. Hmm… 🙂 That’s the kind of tour packages I’d like to have on offer some day – with some proper local interaction so there will only be a couple or so of countries to start with… when I finally get to the business plan, it can at least get out of my head and starting becomes at possible. Haha!

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  2. I definitely like to customize my travel, combining interesting, unusual places, with visiting friends and doing sightseeing as well. Most places offer something unique, if you are prepared to dig deep and look for it.

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  3. I just tried the experiment, typing “Paris” into the search field of wordpress and coming up with an endless list of posts about very different experiences of Paris, ranging from one day to forever. Personally I don’t live in Paris, but I go there fairly often since it is less than four hours away by train. I go there for the operas and theatres and museums — and I love the Vélib’ bikes, which are having their tenth anniversary this year and will get a complete overhaul next autumn and winter.

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