Are you hesitant to plan your travels because of COVID? Let me help you.
Planning a trip can be stressful and time-consuming, especially in these strange times where we are not sure about how and where to travel. For the last 10 years, I have helped over 100 people plan their travels abroad, to almost any country in the world. I must be honest that I have not been to the USA and Canada (visa-wise, it’s hard for me as a Philippine passport holder). But that did not stop me to explore Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and South America. I always believed there’s a way through these loopholes and I managed to pull through! I have been to over 90 countries and half of them, I lived in full-time.
We hired Trisha as a trip planner for my family's Sayulita trip. We totally saved a lot of money because of her local contacts. We also got a lot of Airbnb discounts! She is very generous with information and what we love the most about this trip is that Trisha gave us a different view about the local life in Sayulita. We love how we are able to contribute to the family-run businesses that she recommended. Trisha is the best and I will pay her double next time! She's great! Highly recommended!
Guaranteed local experiences
The bulk of Trisha’s round the world travels is all about local family stay. She makes sure that she gets to know how a local family eats, cooks, and sleeps. When COVID-19 hit, Trisha did not travel a lot so she started a local TV show in Sayulita, Mexico where she went around town to film family-run businesses.
She believes that most destinations are already stable when it comes to hotels, luxury accommodations, and things to do. What we don’t actually remember to highlight is the local life in the places we visit. Trisha is well-connected in every local community anywhere in the world. She can help you have a more authentic experience. At the same time, you are also supporting these communities Trisha is trying to support.
Fluency in different languages
Did you know that Trisha is fluent (communicative) in 7 different languages? That’s right! Whenever she’s staying in a place, she makes sure to stay for a minimum of three months to learn the language. When Trisha stayed with a local family in Colombia, she felt very uncomfortable because she spoke zero Spanish. A family is being generous to her and she can’t even communicate with them at the dinner table. That inspired her to push herself to learn languages mainly because she does not want to look stupid, especially with host families.
In all of her travels, she also realized how speaking the local language can be a gateway to discounts and better knowledge about local communities. She found out that experiences are not the same if you don’t speak the local language. You really miss on a lot!
Supporting local communities all over the world
Do you realize how expensive tours are if you book them with a travel agency? Trisha only recommends activities and tours run by local families and individuals. Meaning, she talks to them directly to give you a great price for the activities that you want to avail. More importantly, she encourages her trip planning clients to not be exaggerated about tips. She made a course for local communities in Mexico teaching locals how not to look at foreigners as walking dollar bills. Most of the tours that Trisha recommended for her clients are not on any tour booking platform.
Big discounts on accommodations
As a professional travel blogger, Trisha worked with over 200 hotels all over the world creating content like professional photos and virtual tours. She developed a good working relationship with these hotels and accommodations so she always manages to get discounts for her clients. Whether be it a luxury vacation villa or a hostel, Trisha can hook you up on the best accommodation deals all over the planet.