What We Offer

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At Up Next Destinations we specialize in planning and booking fully customized trips

for discerning travelers seeking both authenticity and quality in some of the world’s most exciting up-and-coming destinations.

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To begin, we take the time to learn about your interest in the destination, as well as your travel preferences more generally.

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We then leverage in-market experience and expertise to match your preferences and aspirations with specific experiences, accommodations, dining options, and more. We solicit your input before we begin to design your itinerary, and then we continually tweak it until you’re completely satisfied.

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Finally, we work out all of the logistics and make all of the bookings for you, thereby saving you time and minimizing hassle both before and during your trip.

For our featured destinations we leverage our in-house, destination-specific expertise. For other emerging destinations we partner with destination experts to pair our planning process facilitation and bespoke trip design skills with their local experience and insight in order to create exactly the right trip for you.

No packaged tours. No cookie-cutter itineraries. Everything tailored to your interests and preferences.

Additional Products & Services

Destination Select (Featured Destinations Only)

Is our bespoke trip planning more full-service than you require? For our featured destinations we also offer a curated, build-you-own-package offering – Destination Select

Destination Select works like this:

  • You decide on a destination, using one of our several bespoke itineraries. 

  • You choose your favorite(s) from our shortlists of vetted and preferred accommodation, dining, experience, and transportation providers.

  • We collaborate with you to flesh out and refine your trip outline.

  • Once you’re satisfied with the trip design, we secure preferred pricing from and make all of your reservations with local suppliers.

Featured Destination Guides

Do you enjoy travel planning as much as we do? If so, check out our free-to-access travel guides for each of our featured destinations. From accommodations, dining, and tour supplier recommendations to lessons learned along the way, they are full of information and suggestions that will both inspire and inform your next adventure. All opinions expressed in them are our own, and are informed by personal experience.

Other Travel Services

Finally, we are a full service travel agency. So, if you are looking for something other than what we describe above, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

How might we help? Here are just a few of the many possibilities:

  • Consulting on a self-planned trip to one of our featured destinations.

  • Researching, comparing, and recommending guided trip operators (cruises, safaris, cycling tours, hiking expeditions, etc.).

  • Monitoring price changes and scoring shipboard credit for cruises – even if you’ve already put down a deposit.

  • Tracking prices for international flights.

  • Verifying that you’re getting the best available rate on a hotel room or rental car.

To begin, please get in touch!