Journy is a travel service that cares about your experience and, surprisingly, doesnt cost an arm and leg to use.
Journy is a travel service that cares about your experience and, surprisingly, doesn't cost an arm and leg to use.
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- Many aspects of traveling, from booking a hotel to figuring out what spots to visit, make it more stressful than it should be.
- is a personal travel planning service that relieves that tension and allows you to enjoy travel as it's meant to be experienced.
- For a day, you work with a seasoned concierge who will design the best itinerary, book hotels, and make restaurant reservations for you, all with your preferences and priorities in mind.
Planning for your vacation should be fun and exciting, but more often than not, it's just plain stressful. The pressure to "get it right" and craft the perfect trip ends up overshadowing the whole purpose of taking vacation in the first place — to relax and enjoy yourself in a new city or country.
If you've ever tried to avoid cookie-cutter tour group packages by planning your own trip, then the experience of clicking through 20 different TripAdvisor, Yelp, and other travel site tabs on your browser to research what to do and where to go probably sounds all too familiar. The frustrating part is that even after hours of research, it's sometimes still hard to understand which places are overhyped or tourist traps until you get actually there.
For the average traveler, the process is clearly broken.
Susan Ho, the cofounder of , experienced similar difficulties when she went on vacation to Buenos Aires and didn't have time to plan her trip in advance. A Wharton grad and former vice president at Fab.com, she teamed up with restaurant consultant and food show host Leiti Hsu to take the pain out of travel planning.
While travel concierge services have existed for years to help craft personalized experiences, they're prohibitively expensive and created with a luxury clientele in mind. , on the other hand, is a personal travel planning service and mobile app that only costs per day of the trip.
With Journy, customers work 1-on-1 with an expert concierge online to design a trip that's customized to their travel preferences and priorities. Recommendations are curated from . Concierges can also handle restaurant reservations and hotel and activity bookings, so you can focus on the most important part of your travel: the experience.
I recently had the chance to try Journy out for myself. Because I didn't have any trips planned for the near future, I opted for a weekend staycation in New York City. Considering I've only been living here for six months, I knew there was still so much I hadn't experienced outside of the typical tourist destinations. I looked forward to seeing how Journy could help me explore the city, and in the end, I was not disappointed.
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