By Evie Carrick
April 09, 2019
Lucy Hewett

Planning a vacation takes time, and the truth is, time is not something most people usually have a lot of. It takes time to sift through “top 10” listicles and crowd-source information from your most well-traveled friends before putting together an itinerary that will guide your entire vacation. You’ve got to book flights, figure out lodging, decide how you’ll get around, settle on what you should do, determine where to eat — and the list goes on.

But Pack Up + Go helps out time-poor, vacation-hungry travelers by planning their entire trip for them. All you have to do is tell them your budget and fill out a survey. The catch? They’ll choose your destination for you, booking travelers on three-day weekend trips to U.S. cities like Chicago, Savannah, New Orleans, and Austin.

Travelers pay Pack Up + Go for the trip upfront (or opt to pay off the trip over a six-month period) and they’ll book your plane ticket, hotel, and take care of researching your destination for no additional fee. According to their website, “If you select a trip for two people at $1,000 per person, you will pay exactly $2,000 - not a cent more,” before noting that they’ll “take a small service fee off the top of your budget (10%-15%), but rest assured that the vast majority of your budget goes towards your trip. If you'd like to see the receipts for your reservations after your trip, we'll be more than happy to send them over!”

A week before you’re due to travel, you’ll receive an email with the weather forecast, luggage size restrictions, items they recommend you pack (bathing suit, hiking boots), and where you’ll need to be to start your mystery trip. A few days before your departure, Pack Up + Go will send you an envelope in the mail with directions to your accommodation and a city guide – including a curated list of cafes, nightlife, and rainy day suggestions.

All you have to do is go!

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