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A little birdie probably once told you
traveling is hard, takes too much time and is frankly a little bit overwhelming. But that little birdie never told you about Goal Traveler. Our services are here to help even the most discerning traveler get prepared for an epic adventure.
How it works:
WE GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER
You take 5 minutes to answer our questionnaire and we’ll begin planning your next big adventure. You give us as much or as little information as you’d like — we’re keen on challenges. Each individual's trip is exclusively based on a customer's style and budget.
WE BOOK THE LOGISTICS
Give us the dates (or don’t bother) and we’ll get all your major travel logistics booked. We’re talking airfare, car rentals, and lodging. Save time by allowing us to manage the countless hours of research, planning, and booking.
THE 411 ON REWARDS PROGRAMS
We’ll walk you through various loyalty and rewards programs to help you maximize your travel budget.
Who doesn’t love a bit of travel snail mail? Before you depart you’ll receive a package from us including your:
Know Before You Go (important facts about the destination)
Common translations to help get around.
Activity list (things to do, eat, and drink)
Complimentary GOAL Traveler coin
List of GOALS to bring out your adventurous side.
Additional packages available
Customized photo album of your trip
Customized video montage of your trip
We mean it! No matter your location. Have confidence knowing that we’ll be on standby to make sure the duration of your trip is nothing but smoooooth sailing. (please don’t sail and text 😀 ) We will also contact you for a post-trip follow-up.
LET THE ADVENTURES BEGIN
Frequently Asked Questions
Whether you choose a local getaway or traveling the globe- if you can only afford a bus ticket or a 1st class flight. We guarantee to provide an eye-opening experience and prepare you for all the benefits and challenges that travel has to offer. We pride ourselves in not selling packages but personalized itineraries. All our recommendations are based on our personal experience, extensive research, and advice from traveling peers.
How does this all work?. . .
Complete a detailed questionnaire based on desired destination or a GOAL-recommendations. Set up a complimentary call. Here is where we get to know you. We chat to understand each client's’ personality and preferences. Communication is key, so we answer any of your questions and ease anxiety associated with planning. Send a booking contract, along with service fee invoice. Research begins based on our discussions and your questionnaire responses with thorough communicating of our findings with you. We book your hotel, airfare, car rentals, and time sensitive events. We will only book outside vendors when we receive 100% confirmation and approval from you on our choices. Prepare a package of details and guidelines for you to use when traveling. This can include places to visit and dine. (ex: museums, hiking, sports, restaurants, cocktails, city attractions, etc.) Email and snail mail our suggested itinerary. Suggestions are based on the type of traveler you are. We do not believe in strict itineraries, it’s about making decisions in the moment. All the research is completed for you making it much easier to decide where, what, and when to explore. You Get Out And Live
Does my budget include food & Activities? . . .
No. Your budget covers only your travel + accommodation. We do not book any activities on your behalf unless they are time sensitive, for example: A football game or theatrical show. Nor do we pay for any of your meals. We will recommend activities and restaurants based off your overall style of your trip, but do not cover those expenses in your budget.
Is there a minimum timeline to book a trip? . . .
The earlier you book your trip, the better. If we have more time to plan your trip, we can get better deals for you. That said, if you're interested in a last minute getaway - you can book a trip up to four weeks before departure. Why not sooner? We need enough time to plan your trip and to make sure there are still good deals available for you!
Do you offer travel insurance? . . .
Yes. Rates vary depending on the number of travelers, the total cost of the trip, and the departure location, so we can send you a quote once you've signed up and you can decide later if you would like to purchase a policy.
What if I’m single? . . .
We don’t discriminate! Marc & Cyd travel wihtout each other plenty of times. You can book your trip with a friend or solo. There is something to be said about travelling solo, truly getting to know yourself, and the world around you.
What if we don’t like what you’ve planned? . . .
Things can go wrong, and will go wrong. It’s inevitable with life and with travel. We do our absolute best by providing you all necessary materials to help fix a situation. We are always available to be contacted as well. We are not responsible for the outcome of our vendors. We refer them based off of personal experience and or heavy research, however we are not responsible for their final product. All finalized bookings are confirmed by you. We will never book something without a discussion of the product/service and a confirmation from you. Lastly, all other adventures you choose to go on are based of our suggested itineraries based on your personality.
Is there a return policy? . . .
Stated in our client agreement: The initial fee covers all GOAL TRAVELER services. GOAL TRAVELERS’ service fees are due before start of the booking process. Fees are based on length of trip to cover hours in research, prepping, and booking CLIENT’S specific, custom itinerary. During the planning phase if CLIENT is no longer interested in moving forward with ourservices and no outside suppliers have been booked a 50% refund will be returned to CLIENT. Once CLIENT agrees to book any outside suppliers, GOAL TRAVELERS fees become non refundable.
Can you use my frequent flyer miles or hotel points? . . .
Hell to the yeah! Nothing like taking advantage of the points game. And if you don’t have yourself already set up, we can make some suggestions to get you started for your next trip.
I don't live in America. Can I book a trip through GT? . . .
Duh! Of course you can. We work internationally.
I have kids. Can they come, too? . . .
Yes! We love planning trips for families its fabulous that you are instilling the importance of travel young. We'll make sure to include plenty of family-friendly and age-appropriate recommendations so everyone will have a great time.
Can travelers in the same group depart from different cities? . . .
Yes! This is one of the major benefits of using our services. If each member of your group is departing from different places, it can get tricky to coordinate one destination - so we'll do it for you!
How does payment work? And are there any fees? . . .
All payment for your trip takes place up upon completion of your questionnaire and complimentary call. You will be emailed our company agreement and invoice where you will enter your credit card information. Once you complete the order, your card will immediately be charged for the full amount of our service fee. There are no additional fees or taxes. Once we receive your completed agreement and payment, we then build a trip for you with the goal of utilizing your budget to the fullest.
What if I know I don’t know where I want to go? . . .
Not to worry we have to questionnaire options for you, those that know and those that aren’t sure. With our vast amount of travel we are positive we can make suggestions that will fit your personality and budget.
Who is GT not good for? . . .
Those not willing to challenge themselves. We are here to awaken the soul inside that is itching to step outside of their comfort zones. Maybe you have never left the country before and are willing to take the leap? Maybe you always travelled in name brand hotels but want to experience a local Air Bnb? We are the company that is going to hold your hand and give you that little nudge to try something new because life is about experiences. Its how we grow as human beings. If you are not willing to be pushed a little, then we aren’t the right fit for you. Those who prefer cruise ships. We don’t believe that a brief stop in a country/state is a enough time for you to truly experience a culture. Those who rather sit in a safe all-inclusive resort and not have to worry about doing anything other than enjoy the sun, food, and the resort. Sure this is relaxing and we all deserve that some times, but we rather challenge you to experience it somewhere not as easy… like the crystal clear waters of the Philippines? Catch our drift?