As most of you know, I have a travel business, Perfectly Planned Travel. Take a look at the website.
I’m looking for more clients, particularly now before the “rush” comes from an ad I just placed in Harper’s Magazine. Well, I hope it is a rush . . . although that can be a nightmare too. I only take 20 clients a year, I have two in progress now, and I don’t want to be overwhelmed. It’s a tricky business, balancing marketing and doing the actual work.
I was talking to a friend of mine a couple of nights ago about her possible trip to Scotland. She talked about how much she and her husband want to see, but what a challenge it is to make the decisions about what to leave out and what to include, since you can’t do everything. It’s about choices — and her concern was that she wouldn’t make the right ones and that they would be pulled from place to place, somewhat haphazardly, trying to see everything.
We talked about that situation, which is so common when people travel. So much to see; so little time. The alternative of an organized tour also doesn’t appeal to her, since that is too structured. It is exactly that “sweet spot” — organized, but not regulated, planned but flexible, full but not overwhelming — that Perfectly Planned Travel finds for each trip.
So if you know anyone going to England or Paris, or Portugal, or Provence, send them my way. Thank you, merci, and obrigada.
The photos below are of Lacoste, France. No relation to the sportswear, but it does have some interesting history and is truly charming. Thanks to Michel of the wonderful blog, Our House in Provence, for letting me use the photos.