get in touch Thank you for your interest in custom travel planning! For custom travel planning inquiries, please fill out the form below to schedule a free, 20-minute consultation to further discuss your exciting travel plans. For all other inquiries, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will get back to you within 24 hours. Frequently Asked Questions How are you different than a travel agent? Expand Unlike travel agents, The Destination Designer personally scouts all serviced destinations and partners with local guides that are experts in their fields. This ensures that your custom itinerary is not dependent on unreliable online resources or biased recommendations that may not align with the travel you had imagined. In addition, this provides you with exclusive access to experiences and rates. Furthermore, The Destination Designer is able to book with all types of travel operators, whether that be hotels, tour guides, villas, boutique hotels, or local experiences. Our booking decisions are not limited by travel agent-exclusive partnerships or commission-influenced decisions. The Destination Designer's priority is your travel experience, preferences, needs, and safety. Do you charge a service fee? Expand Yes, custom travel planning begins with an $850 deposit, and prices vary based on travel duration, group size, and itinerary complexity. For an accurate proposal, please contact us to schedule a free travel consultation call in the form above. How far in advance should I book? Expand If you are planning to travel during peak season, booking as early as possible is ideal. For international travel, we recommend 8 - 12 months in advance, especially if you wish to visit high-demand destinations or have specific preferences in mind. That being said, we can always accommodate last-minute requests, but they may require some flexibility.