What is The Curated Getaway?

The Curated Getaway is a customized travel planning company. We provide highly tailored, luxury travel experiences for solo travelers, couples and groups. We can help with everything from the big picture (flights, accommodations, and ground transportation) to the smallest of details (restaurant reservations, activities, and even the type of champagne you prefer to have waiting for you on ice). Our curators are experts in travel and in bending over backwards to help you enjoy your vacation. We flourish in handling the hassles of travel so you don't have to do anything but sit back and relax.

 

Isn’t a travel curator just a fancy name for a travel agent? 

No.  The Curated Getaway is not your parents' travel agent.  While we can book your airfare and accommodations, we go so much further than that.  We get to know you in advance to find out your wants and needs on a vacation. We then use our resources to tailor your vacation to your specifications.

 

Can’t I just do my own travel planning?

Well, you could, but to plan a trip of the caliber that we have a hunch you want, it’s extremely time consuming.  We also have a hunch that you found us because you’d like to save several hours - or even days - of your life by not planning your own travel.

 

I need help planning a day trip - or just a long weekend.  Can you do that?

Absolutely! Sometimes the intricacies of packing everything in during a short trip can be as challenging as a long vacation. We can help you get the most bang out of your limited time away.

 

I have no idea where I want to go.  I just need a vacation.  Can you help me figure this out?

Definitely. Once you've decided to work with us, we will send you a questionnaire that will help us narrow down the endless options and discover the perfect experience for you.

 

I’m having a destination wedding/bachelor(ette) party/family reunion/honeymoon/40th birthday party.  Can you help with the travel planning and the event planning?

Yes.  Not only are we experts at travel planning, we are also experts in event planning - we've planned everything from birthday parties to weddings to family reunions to black-tie galas for non-profits.  Our talent for determining what you want out of your vacation also translates to determining what you want out of your event.  And our attention to detail will ensure that your event runs as smoothly as your travel.  There is a supplemental fee for event planning based on the size of the project.

 

Do you offer pre-packaged tours or retreats that I can join in as a solo traveler?

No. We plan custom vacations from the ground up so that everything is specifically tailored to your wants and needs. No one-size-fits-all planning here! If you are a woman and would like to join in on a fitness, wellness and/or cultural retreat, please visit Fit & Fly Girl.

 

Should I purchase travel insurance?

We strongly recommend travel insurance. You never know when a family member might become ill before you leave for vacation or a hurricane is barreling down on the Caribbean island you are planning to visit. We can recommend several reputable travel insurance agencies where you will work directly with them to secure the right insurance for you.

 

I want to surprise my spouse/fiancee/girlfriend/boyfriend with something special on the trip.  Can you arrange anything - or even help me come up with some ideas?

Ooooh, this is when the travel planning process becomes even more fun! How about a photo shoot in Paris with a professional photographer followed by a picnic prepared by a personal chef? Or a "sleeping under the stars" experience with the bed in your suite moved up to your private rooftop overlooking the ocean? We have other ideas up our sleeve. Let’s chat.

 

Can you plan a vacation for me anywhere in the world?

Almost always. If we don’t have personal knowledge of a location, we have contacts (our "curators") all over the world who do. If we don’t feel like we can plan the perfect vacation for you, we will always be upfront with you about that before you’ve ever had to pay a deposit. 

 

What if the hotel prices drop after I’ve booked. Can you get some of my money back?

We will certainly try!  One of the benefits of booking with The Curated Getaway is that we keep an eye on changing prices that occur after booking.  If prices drop, you better believe we’re on the phone immediately trying to negotiate a refund of the difference.

 

While we're on the subject of money, how much do you charge for travel planning?

We charge a travel planning fee that takes into account the hours of research and booking that goes into creating your travel experience. The travel planning fee varies depending on the length of your vacation, the amount of people traveling, and the level of detail you need planned.  Please keep in mind that the cost of the vacation (airfare, hotel/villa, activities, meals) is on top of the travel planning fee.

 

What are your payment terms?

We require a $250 non-refundable deposit before we get into the specifics of planning your travel. See our full policies here.

 

What happens if I need assistance while traveling? Am I on my own at that point?

We are there to help you through every step of the travel process - from the initial decisions about where to travel all the way through your return home.  In other words, we are your on-call concierge while you are traveling, and if you need anything, we're there to help.