Saturday, March 14, 2015

Road to France Pt. 2 - Easy Booking with

France, here we come!

After months of talking about it, Mom and I finally booked our trip to France. I’ve known that I was going, but having it booked makes the whole thing feel that much realer. Now I can start making my (in)famous itineraries (more on that later) and start booking excursions. My Fodor’s travel guides will no longer tease me from their perch on my bookshelf. 133 days until take off!

I’ve gone on several European vacations (London in 2012, Italy in 2014), and I’ve always booked them using  I love the fact that you get the feel of a travel agent without the booking fee.  Whenever I have a question, I can just send a quick email to the person who helped me to book my trip or give them a call.  I’ve always gotten a reply within a few hours.

What I also like abut is that they do give you the option to select from their vacation packages or to create your own.  For both London and Italy, I used the pro-offered packages.  I selected the package based on my destination, picked the departure date, and chose the flights and hotels from a list compiled for me. This time around I decided to design my own trip though, and it was just as easy, to my surprise.  All I had to do was enter my departure city and destinations with desired dates, and did the rest.  It provided me with flight, rail, and hotel options as well as offering transportation to and from the airports, travelers insurance, and some sightseeing options.  All I have to do was make my selection and pay—easy peasy.  All my travel documents will be sent to my Go-today account as PDFs when they’re ready for easy access.

My experiences with have always been great.  I like the fact that I book everything in one go—flights, hotels, transfers, etc.—and that I don’t have to fret over misplacing documents. 

Mom and I will be in France for 10 days, and we’ll spend the first 6 in and around Paris before taking a train to Nice for the rest of our stay.  The whole trip cost between $2700-2800 per person, and that’s including round-trip airfare, hotel stays (with continental breakfasts), airport transfers, and rail tickets.  The one downside to is that you have to pay for the whole trip upfront, which can put a serious dent in your bank account, but it’s worth it!  Regardless, I highly recommend if you’re going to be making travel plans soon.  With over 40 countries to choose from, there are plenty of options for avid travelers!


  1. Eeek! This sounds super exciting. I used to be a travel agent so the Go-Today concept sounds really interesting. We did Italy last year for our honeymoon & I'm sure you will agree it's a beautiful destination. I hope you enjoy France's this year ❤️
    Bee xxx

    1. Thank you, Bee! I feel like being a travel agent must be interesting!

  2. Oh how exciting! I hope you and your mum have the best time x

    Josie’s Journal

    1. Thank you so much, Josie! We're both incredibly excited about the trip.