Q: WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF USING BEND VACATION PLANS?
A: The answer is pretty simple, we are entirely about extreme high levels of service, highly detailed consulting and research, that give you a vacation experience with a level of expertise and detail that you would have trouble finding unless you were a local and had lived here for many years. The intent is for you to gain from our intimate knowledge of the area. As stated, we can provide completely customized plans that could include maps and instructions for your mountain biking or skiing adventures. It might include transportation and tee times for all of the best courses, all based on our years of experience living and playing here.
Q: IS OUR INITIAL CONSULTATION FREE?
A: I’m always happy to provide an initial consultation for free. It makes sure we have a proper alignment and fit for your needs. I try to offer great value to my clients and generally spend hours researching and ensuring you have all the right information to have a successful, unique and customized vacation. The intent is for you to get incredible value out of my local knowledge and diverse experience living, playing and vacationing in the local area.
Q: WHAT TYPE OF CLIENTS WORK WITH YOU?
A: My clients are busy and successful people, often outdoor enthusiasts who love experiencing all that Central Oregon has to offer. They are dynamic and often driven individuals passionately pursing their own endeavors. Whether they are looking for extreme outdoor adventure or relaxing in luxury in the high-desert, they want it to be done for them and not have to feel like an outsider. I work with people who deserve amazing vacations but know they don’t have the time (or patience!) to plan it all successfully, and would rather just show up and have it all unfold perfectly.
Q:WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN USING BVP AND USING AN ONLINE SERVICE?
A: I try to offer a personalized travel experience that you most likely can not get unless you have a background in this area. I’m plugged in to the latest trails, golf and activities in a way that only someone who lives here locally can. By having that wealth of knowledge I can offer detailed and unique plans that can be as involved in the local eco-system or as off-the-beaten path as you choose. I try to guide you in the area into distinct settings that are centered around your interest and my expertise. You can’t get that from an online booking site. For some, you may enjoy the toil and struggle of finding the gems that I will provide quickly, but you may want it all laid out for you so that you don’t have to spend your vacation hunting down that elusive Bend bucket-list item.
Q:WHAT IS THE PROCESS?
A: The process generally starts with the web planner here. Once you have filled that out, we will schedule an initial consultation and ensure we are on the right track. This will involve me exploring what kind of experience you and your travelers are looking for. You may not know what you are looking for when coming to Bend or you may have something distinctly in mind (like a dream golf or mountain biking experience). Once we find the match I can start the research to find the ideal accommodations. I can also book as many or as little of the travel components as we see fit. This can include flight, accommodations, bike rentals, club rentals, transportation, tours and more. I work with you to customize your ideal experience, creating a detailed itinerary, unique for you. Once this is complete, I provide you with everything you need to make your trip a success. You will have all of this beforehand and at your fingertips so you won’t be left guessing.