This is when I find out what you want, what you are looking for and what you want to get out of your time away. I take into account your interests, your travel style, the type of accommodations you want and what you like to do before I recommend a destination.
If you have a destination in mind, I will use the information I gained from our consultation to design a vacation that is perfect for you.
Do you wonder how I provide travel planning services that deliver family vacations filled with every necessary component for ease, discovery, and relaxation, so you can create memories that matter?
Below I share my Create Memories That Matter Travel Planning Process that guarantees you will get the family vacation you are dreaming of.
Multigenerational travel needs multigenerational activities, so I would look for destinations that offered events for both grandparents and grandchildren. Some things I considered include: if grandma could walk that far, if my child would be bored, and if we had time to spend together as well as our independence.
Finding a place to suit everyone's needs and limitations made our trip versatile and special.
Wherever my family decides to go on vacation, we make sure we are comfortable. We need our own personal space; otherwise, annoyances would begin to brew. So, proper living space is a necessity to keep the bond and experience positive.
There are many options available and with my help, we will find the right one for your family. Staying in a single villa is a favorite option; we get our own rooms and have the option to cook when and what we want. If a whole house isn't possible, then I will get multiple rooms and split everyone up evenly. This was also fun since my kids loved to jump from room to room and stay with a new family member each night.
Your vacation starts with traveling to your destination. I will find the best flights on your preferred airline that will not have you wasting precious time at the airport.
Once you arrive, your ground transportation will be waiting to whisk you away to your hotel.
Throughout your stay, the rest of your ground transportation will be pre-arranged so you will always know where you are going and how you are getting there.
Day tours and special experiences all enhance your vacation and we provide these options in your itinerary.
Want to do a museum tour, a guided tour in a European village, wine tasting in a local winery, a farm to table dinner with a local family, we make sure you EXPERIENCE your destination.
And to make sure your favorite destinations are part of your memories, I will include a photo shoot for you in your favorite city.
I plan a vacation that leaves you with a new perspective on life, family and the world as a whole. When you truly experience the world, not just visit it, you will be forever changed for the better.
You are never alone, I am with you from our first call to our last upon your return, and everywhere in between..
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"Finish Line BEST TRIP OF MY LIFE ! Let me just say that I tried local agents had no luck. Then did a google search for northeast Pa. for Travel Agents and about 50 people popped up. Tracy Schatz was the only one that had specializing in Bucket Lists. My son was running a marathon from Mt. Everest Base Camp in Nepal down to a village called Namche Bazaar in Nepal. I told her I want to be there when he crosses the finish line. I had no idea how to go about this trip , I have never been over seas before. Tracy took over and I thank God she did. She set the whole thing up for me from start to finish !!!!! When she tells you don't worry about anything she means it. I can't explain how smooth the trip went from the time I landed in Kathmandu in Nepal till the time I left. There was someone there to guide me through everything. My guide was great !!! She did a great job!!!"
"If you are looking for a travel agent....this lady right here is way more than that! She really rocked it at planning out our whole trip to Riviera Maya Mexico! Everything we asked for she did and then some! My husband and I enjoyed our getaway soo much! Thank you Tracy from the bottom of our hearts!"
"Responsive and Efficient!! AWESOME! Tracy immediately had a can-do attitude and started sending me information. I loved that we could text back and forth. She was an excellent communicator and I never wondered what was going on. She LISTENED to what I wanted and delivered!! Her advice for travel and tipping etc was indispensable. The resort she booked us at was amazing and we all had a phenomenal time!! Everything went exactly according to plan. I would use Tracy again in a heartbeat. Outstanding service!"
"Working with Tracy exceeded all of our expectations. She had answers to all of our questions, generated our trip options based upon the experience and atmosphere we wanted to have and was immediately responsive when any ripple in the plan occurred. Tracy is an exceptional agent and we will use her services again for trips in the future. When our flight was delayed, Tracy sent us turn by turn instructions for navigating through the airport to make our next flight in time. When my wife needed medical care, Tracy coordinated for nurses to meet us as we exited the shuttle from the airport to the resort. She went above and beyond in all regards."
"Tracy has planned multiple trips for us (our family & friends) and we have never been disappointed. She really listens to what her clients are looking for and gives a variety of options. We have been to California (San Francisco & Napa), Niagara Falls – Canada, The Fingers Lakes in New York and Belize, all of which she has planned. While in Belize we had a family emergency and she came through immediately to help with the changing of our travel plans."
"Mrs. Tracy you rock! Thank God for her. She made our trip less stressful, a much easier process. All you have to do is tell her your vision and destination and she will bring it to life. The day of your trip, all you have to do is get on your flight and just go. This was the second time I booked a trip through her and she hasn’t let me down NOT ONCE! Her customer service is beyond the roof! She makes sure that everything is perfect for you and your family upon arrival and departure. Mrs. Tracy get ready because there are more trips I would like to book! Thank you!"
"1st on the bucket list -Ireland- " it was awesome! Tracy was a hands-on agent from the first day we sat down together till the last day of the trip!! She is always only a call away. That was always comforting to know. We will be using Tracy for our next trip to Colorado. We highly recommend her for all your travel."