Frequently asked questions

What are some of the advantages of using an expert travel agent?

The benefits of working with a travel consultant are numerous. At Yaycations, the focus is always on the client. I work hard to get to know each and every client so that I can create a vacation experience that will exceed all of your expectations. Can your online search engine do that?

Here are a few more reasons…

  • You get to work with ME! A real person who cares about YOU and your vacation! I am going to ensure you get the BEST experience! With my trusted suppliers you know you will not end up in the basement closet (unless that is where you would like to sleep).
  • I CAN save YOU time and effort. If you have ever tried to book your vacation you know how many hours can slip by just trying to sift through the information online. It can be overwhelming even for the most experienced travellers! Let me do it with you or for you, your choice!
  • It is my job to ensure that all of the t’s are crossed and the i’s are dotted. It is a worry-free way to book the vacation of your dreams! But, for all you type A’s out there, I have checks in place so you can see everything that is being done on your behalf! Communication is key!

  • If something goes wrong (cue a global pandemic) you have me to take care of you and your travel investment; I always have my client’s back! I cancel trips, deal with insurance, get you your refund or travel credit. If you are already overseas, I will work to bring you home

What do you charge for your services?

Fees are based on the type of travel you are planning. Please see my services page for more details. You can use the chart to estimate your fees, but please schedule a free consultation with me to get an exact cost and to make sure we are a good fit!

Can you book all types of travel?

Absolutely! If you can dream it, I can plan it and book it! There are no limitations to what we can do for you! Adventure travel, expedition cruises, luxury travel and everything in between.

What can I expect when working with you?

Professional, high-quality, custom curated service…with a smile. In case you didn’t notice yet, I am a bit goofy and LOVE to have fun – I bring that energy with me to work every day. Yaycations is my business and my full-time job – this is not a side gig for me. I am fully dedicated to customer service and I am responsive, honest, and professional at every step of the way.

How does working with a travel agent work?

It is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

#1 Contact me for a free consultation

#2 I create and deliver travel proposals based on your wants

#3 I book your travel and support you until you return home

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Do you sell insurance?

Yup! Insurance is a complicated beast, but a necessary consideration to protect your travel investment. Travel insurance can minimize the considerable financial risk of travelling such as accidents, illness, missed flights, cancelled tours, emergency evacuation, death, or more. We offer products that include a Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) component to make sure your precious time and money are protected before and during your vacation. If you are planning on travelling more than once a year, we have you covered with year-long insurance plans! Yay! Contact me to go over insurance options.

Do you offer financing?

YES! We have partnered with Flexiti to offer financing solutions to fund your next adventure.

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What is long-term travel planning?

This intensive travel planning service will take all the dreams, ideas, and hopes that clients have for their retirement travel and put it all into a “living” document that will serve both as a plan for their travel and a source of inspiration for what’s to come next. For a one-time fee, Yaycations will work with clients to map out their retirement travel plans for 3, 5, and even 10 years and beyond. This plan will remain fluid and we will work together to update the plan as clients discover what makes them say YAY in their retirement. Click here for more details.

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I see you have a membership? What is that all about?

The membership is linked directly to our long-term travel planning service and gives those clients access to a discount on Yaycations planning fee. Click here for more details.

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What is expedition travel?

Allied Market Research's recent analysis defines expeditions as “exploration or travel to remote exotic areas…in which travelers interact with local populations and connect with their core values" I like to think of expedition travel as an immersive experience that connects you to the land, wildlife, people and culture of the region you are visiting. Expedition travel often combines people of different backgrounds from scientists, artists, thrill seekers, naturalists to name a few. On an expedition style experience you will be engaged with every part of the travel experience. Expedition travels can take you to the far reaches of our planet from Antarctica to the North Pole, deep into jungles in Africa or South America and island hopping in The Galapagos Islands! YAY! At Yaycations we work with the world's BEST expedition travel companies to provide you unique travel experiences that will thrill your mind, body and soul.

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