Several months ago, while lurking on Facebook, I stumbled across a post about a trip someone was taking through a company called Pack Up and Go! I was intrigued. So, I did some research of my own. Here is what I found out… it is a company that plans surprise 3-day trips in the US for people. You give them a budget, dates, fill out a questionnaire (what type of vacations do you typically like and where have you already been) and choose if you want to travel by car or plane/train. A week before the date, they send you an email with the forecast, what to pack and where/when to be on your designated date. Then a few days before you get an envelope in the mail with a list of fun things to do in the surprise location and restaurants to eat at and your boarding pass. That’s it! How cool/crazy/scary/adventurous?!
This company kept coming back into my mind for the next few weeks. I told several people about it and got mixed opinions about it. But I still thought why not? I hate planning trips but love to travel. And if you go with someone there is always food and drinks and conversation to be had. What could be bad about it? I set off to find someone to do this with me.
Fast forward to this past Saturday
My college room mate, Laura, and I received our email. We are flying on Saturday morning from separate locations (she’s from NH, I’m from CT) to a locations that should be in the low 90s for the 3 days we are there and partly sunny. We were told to pack sneakers as there is a lot to see and a hike if we are adventurous, an empty stomach for some good food and drinks, a camera for amazing history and scenic views and a night outfit to catch up over drinks or see a great show in.
Where are we going?!
To be continued (after the trip)…