Owensboro Woman Packs Her Bags For Surprise Bucket List Vacation
Angel here and my family is predictable when it comes to vacations. A friend of mine recently booked a Pack Up & Go Surprise vacation and she's sharing her experience.
So here's how it works. You basically let the travel agency do the work for you. You contact them, fill out a questionnaire, sit back and wait. Amber Payne of Owensboro did this and we asked her to tell us all about it;
Ok, so over the summer I ran across an ad for Pack-Up and Go. Pack-Up and Go is a company that plans surprise vacations. Sounded fun, so I added it to my bucket list. About a month ago, I was struggling a little. Work was getting a little overwhelming. I knew I needed some calm, me time. I decided to take off for a weekend. I pulled out my traveling bucket list to pick a location. I looked at my list…..Pack Up and Go it was!! The website has you choose plane, train or car ride. Since I was just going for a weekend, I chose car. The site is pretty extensive. You fill out a questionnaire of interests, places you’ve traveled, places you visit regularly, etc. two weeks before the trip you receive an email with some info/hints about your trip (what to pack, weather, etc). A week before you receive your package. The package has your destination and itinerary. You’re supposed to open the envelope as you set off. I cheated and opened mine the night before.
I think this idea is fantastic. I used to go on work trips alone when my older boys were little and when I was done working for the day would always explore the towns. It was always so liberating. I felt like I could take on the world when I ventured out alone. I have often thought about taking a trip but never a surprise one. I am definitely adding this to my bucket list.
We had the chance to talk with Amber on the morning show;
Love that Amber was brave enough to go out on her own and create an adventure for herself. So many don't take hold of the opportunity.