Custom itinerary design

We make the plan. You take the trip.

However—and wherever—you want to travel, we have a one-on-one planning service that’ll make it happen with ease. Discover our different planning packages to find the vacation creation approach that’s a perfect fit for you:


Perfect for: Travelers after a stress-free escape via cruise, all-inclusive resort, or escorted tour

  • Complimentary consultation call to uncover your specific travel needs and preferences
  • Expert assistance selecting your cruise line and itinerary, all-inclusive resort, or escorted tour, based on your individual needs and interests
  • Booking and managing your cruise/resort/tour reservation
  • Securing VIP perks and amenities through our preferred partners, if available
  • Extending your vacation with a pre- or post-stay booking—let us book your hotel and/or transfers before or after your cruise or tour

Package 1: The Getaway

Planning Fee: $295

Perfect for: Travelers after a fully customized trip experience, full of immersive and authentic excursions, seamless logistics, and responsive support

  • Complimentary consultation call to uncover your specific travel needs and preferences
  • Expert guidance on choosing destinations that align with your vacation vision and interests
  • Custom itinerary creation featuring hand-picked properties
  • Up to 3 rounds of itinerary edits to perfect your trip
  • Booking and management of your properties, transfers, guided tours, and excursions
  • Access to our preferred travel partners who provide vetted, authentic experiences that take you off the beaten path
  • Securing VIP perks and amenities through our preferred partners, if available
  • Electronic travel itinerary for easy on-the-go access
  • Management and delivery of your pre-travel documentation

Package 2: The Journey

Planning Fee: $595

Perfect for: Travelers after a bucket-list experience where every travel detail is thoughtfully arranged and tailored to your exact specifications—this is our concierge-style planning service

  • Everything in “The Journey” package, plus—
  • Unlimited itinerary edits
  • A handsome, printed and bound itinerary 
  • Concierge-level booking services, to include: Pre-arranged daily dinner reservations, spa appointments, museum and entertainment tickets
  • Our tailored “insider” tips and recommendations so you can enjoy your destination to the fullest
  • Support while you travel, for ultimate peace of mind

Package 3: The Grand Tour

Planning Fee: $795

Scope out our travel specialties

Dive into a beach-y island escape at an all-inclusive resort or boutique property

Explore the best of Europe on an immersive journey tailored to your passions

Check off your bucket-list with an heart-pumping active adventure

Set sail on a luxury ocean or river cruise

Indulge in a culinary-themed itinerary

explore travel specialties

Kind Words

from Clients

“Katie from Thirsty for Travel Designs is the best!!! She created an amazing family vacation for me that was perfect in every way! She is the most detail-oriented person and provided me with so much information, ideas and options—and answered all my questions along the way. This was the smoothest, most lovely vacation planning process ever! We will absolutely use Thirsty for Travel again!!”

- Nicole K.

“I recommend Katie at Thirsty of Travel Designs for her attention to detail in helping select a location and accommodations, and her creativity in proposing excursions off the beaten path. But best of all is her 24/7 service, confirming literally everything from transportation to dinner to covid testing for you! This is true concierge travel.”

- Kim A.

“I can't say enough great things about Katie at Thirsty for Travel Designs. She's knowledgeable, efficient, personable and it was a pleasure to do business with her. She planned a trip to upstate New York for myself and a sister who lives out of state. She took care of things I didn't even know about and saved me a lot of money, time and frustration. I would give TEN stars if I could. I think yelp should put this agency at number ONE. I can not thank Katie enough!”  

- Debbie C.

“Katie was great to work with when we planned our most recent trip. I hadn't used anything other than the internet to plan trips for many years until I met Katie. Websites lacked the personal touch and curated information provided by Katie. Overall, we saved money and had a better experience with her help. Without question, we will use her again in the future.” 

- Matt S.

“Katie was excellent in making sure that we had the best experience in our travels; helping us choose the best resort to suit our demanding needs was done with ease. We had a wonderful experience and everything we could have asked for!”

- Tim A.

Get in touch to start planning your next great escape with TFT:

Ready to Take the Road Less Traveled?




We’ll have you complete our quick trip inquiry form, and then we’ll reach out to arrange your complimentary consultation call! We use this call to collect more details about the escape you’ve been dreaming of, your travel likes and dislikes, your budget, and more. On your end, this is your opportunity to get to know us before you commit to a TFT trip.

Our signature planning process



If you decide we’re a good fit, we’ll send over our Planning Fee invoice and get you set up as an *official* TFT client! At this point, we’ll get to work drafting your custom itinerary, working with our vetted travel partners to curate a tailored escape for you. 



Now it’s time for the big reveal! We’ll share your preliminary itinerary with you. If you’ve chosen our “Journey” or “Grand Tour” planning packages, we’ll then incorporate your feedback until you’re 100% satisfied with your itinerary. 



With your final itinerary in place, we’ll now get to work securing your hotel/cruise reservations and managing any deposits. If you opted for concierge-level services, we’ll also be working on booking your dining and spa reservations as your departure date gets closer.



Let the packing commence! We’ll make sure you’re fully prepared to make your escape with your full itinerary in hand. Get ready for a seamless travel experience from beginning all the way to when your plane touches down back home.

Frequently Asked Questions

I’m not sure which planning package is right for me; how do I choose?

We can help you decide! Just complete our brief trip inquiry form and then we will arrange a complimentary consultation call to talk through your options together. 


I’m only after a quick weekend getaway—can you help?

Yes! Long or short, our experts are here to help you make your escape. Just fill out our trip inquiry form to get started. Our planning fee for getaways that are four days or fewer is $295.

Which destinations can you plan vacations to?

 We have vetted travel partners all over the globe—which means we can send you practically anywhere! You can check out the most popular types of travel experiences we plan right here.

What type of vacation budgets do you work with?

 Budgets will vary a lot depending on the length of vacation, number of travelers, etc. Typically, though, we only book 4- or 5-star properties for our clients so they can enjoy a truly luxurious escape.

What’s this about VIP perks and amenities?

 We’re a member of several luxury preferred hotel programs and are affiliated with Virtuoso, the world’s leading collection of luxury travel companies. Our affiliations often allow us to pass on exclusive perks and amenities to our clients, such as complimentary breakfast, room upgrades upon arrival, spa/on-board ship credit, early check in/late check out, and more. We can’t make any promises because all perks are subject to availability … but we always do our best to make your trip extra special!

start planning your next trip now:

Get ready to pack your bags