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Friday, 12 September 2014

Mexican road trippin' with OutTrippin

I've been working hard this year to grow my OutTrippin tailored travel planning business but to really put it to the test, I decdied to go undercover and roadtest it myself.

To understand your customers, put yourself in their shoes (or sandals) and look at your business from their point of view.

With this in mind, I commissioned a trip on for a 5 day road trip before the TBEX travel blogger conference I am attending.


STEP 1: Describe the kind of adventure you want to have.

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STEP 2: You will be pitched 3 travel concepts from different travel writers – I selected Stephanie Walsh.

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STEP 3: Your expert will ask a few questions and plan out your adventure day-by-day. 

Stephanie covered off all our requirements, suggesting a trusted rental car company, hotels, activities and tips & tricks along the way. 

Note: Stephanie had no idea that I was the owner of the company!

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Above is a sample from Day 2, you can read the full OutTrippin tailored travel story here.

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The island trip to Isla Mujeres, the Tulum ruins, amazing Cenotes and Turtle swimming off the beach of Akumal were my absolute highlights. 

The undercover mission was a huge success, I now have a list of ideas for how we can make the experience even better. Things like offline maps, weather reports and on-the-ground advice will definitely be part of our future offering. 

If you've got a trip coming up and would like a tailored travel story written just for you, you can launch a trip on Plus, if you're keen to be an OutTrippin secret agent and give feedback on the process I can arrange a special deal on the planning fee.

Latest Poll Results
New York: What will Indiana June do in the big apple?
21% Track down and visit Oliver Jeffers:
Renowned Children's storybook writer & illustrator
11% Walk the High Line:
A linear park built on a 1.45-mile section of the elevated NY Central Railroad 
11% Be a NYC detective for a day: 
Part game, theatre and tour to discover some of NYC's most off-the-beaten path spots
13% Explore the City Hall Subway Station: 
Abandoned & hidden from the public for 60 years
12% Flying trapeze class:
Hone her circus skills learning how to fly on a trapeze 
30% NZ Flag + Statue of Liberty:
Bodypaint the NZ flag on her body and go up the Statue of Liberty
2% Go to Queens and find a 'Nanny' sound-alike:
Video someone with the nanny accent saying "noo Zealand, i love that place"
Voting closed | 204 VOTES
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