New Online Travel Agency Sends Customers On Mystery Vacations (Where Your Destination is a Surprise)

Written by on November 16, 2017 in Conscious Living, Happiness & Humor with 8 Comments
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By Caroline Rolf | The Plaid Zebra

This travel agency is one-of-a-kind. The start-up eliminates the stress of planning a vacation by doing all the busy work for you – from booking the hotel to recommending tourist attractions to choosing the destination.

The catch? You won’t know the destination until you’re about to depart.


Pack Up + Go is a website dedicated to planning the most mysterious weekend trips based on your interests and budget. Lillian Rafson, founder and CEO of the start-up believes that travelling all about experiencing new things and taking that experience to the next level by adding an element of surprise.

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“It’s great for people looking for something new to add to their travel repertoire and people who don’t necessarily know or care where they want to go,” Rafson tells Pittsburgh’s NPR News Station.

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Sound crazy even for adventurous travellers? Here’s how it works.

First, you decide if you have one destination in mind or would rather take a road trip. The site will ask you to select your preferred mode of transportation and budget. A road trip will cost you between $350-$2,000, while a train, bus, or plane will run you $450-$2,000 US.

Next, you complete a survey, providing your basic information and important details like where you’ve travelled before and what you’d most like to do. This is to ensure you don’t revisit a destination or get directions to an art museum when you’d rather head to the beach. Other details to mention are accessibility needs, schedule restrictions such as work hours and if you’ll be bringing your children.

The last part is the most fun. You are given a list of over 20 activities and asked to select the ones that most appeal to you; the more you check off, the more fun recommendations you’ll receive on your trip.

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The least fun part? Paying for it. Pack Up + Go is non-refundable, so choose wisely!

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  1. 1565928460400317@facebook.com' Martha Kizzia says:

    I love the concept!

  2. 1675515099396261@facebook.com' Judith Aldridge says:

    Sounds like so much fun ?

  3. 10206264943127932@facebook.com' Daphne Brennan says:

    I’m going to try it

  4. 560539160795207@facebook.com' Lenae LaCas says:

    Send me!!

  5. 1264022823624101@facebook.com' Toni Alley says:

    Hmmm…

  6. 996684737056637@facebook.com' Mariana Caffaro Wood says:

    Not for me, I like to choose where and what to do

  7. 10154007714454334@facebook.com' Chris Justi says:

    Just as long as I don’t wake up with stiches…..and no blindfolds!

  8. 10153514606768951@facebook.com' Julie Fielding says:

    Bad idea!!!!

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