Where in the USA…

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?!

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To be continued (after the trip)…

12 thoughts on “Where in the USA…

  1. AWESOME! can’t wait to hear about it. It reminds me of this bookstore I saw on vacation where a bookcase full of books were wrapped in brown paper with 3-4 clues to the best reader. Surprises are good, let’s have more and create some for others.

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  2. I was going to guess Charleston, but now I’m thinking maybe Savannah? Santa Fe? This is a very cool idea. I would like it, but my wife really enjoys the planning. She might be a tough sell. Can’t wait to read the follow-up.

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