WHO AM I?
Silviya is a travel enthusiasts who loves to explore new places, revisit “old places”, learn about different cultures and perfects her knowledge in foreign languages. I believe that one person could see most of the world in his lifetime and I strive to do the same in mine. I am the kind of person who encourages friends and family to save money for traveling and go out there and visit at least one new place every year. I love to work but I also love to travel. And this is how Custom Trip came to be! I enjoy sharing travel stories, experiences, facts and tips about my trips. My life has been an adventure of ups and downs and so have my trips. 🙂
WHAT DO I DO?
It is hard to create a trip that will match the most specific preferences and criteria, but this is exactly what I do with Custom Trip — I create a detailed trip plan for you, your family and/or group and I allow you to choose flying times, airlines, destinations, venues, etc. I make sure that it all fits in your time frame and budget. Perfectionism is one of my best qualities because I look closely and pay high attention to all minor details that travel agencies don’t have the time or patience to spare. When I work on creating a Custom Trip Plan, I first use my extensive knowledge of areas, modes of travel, venues, lodging, etc., and verify those through my own travel network database. By the way, one of the things I also love is to meet people from different cultures so I try to talk to as many locals as possible when traveling. This is how I created my network of foreign-friends and I am sharing it with you. 🙂 Then, I perform detailed research based on your specific request and I put all information, down to every comma and price point, into a file that I e-mail back to you. The last step is yours: pack your bags and go see the world!
WHY DO I DO IT?
I created Custom Trip because I have used the services and guidance of various travel agencies for my trips and I came to the conclusion that it is just not worth it. It is better off to plan a trip individually and be in control of your own travel plans. More often than not, travel agencies put a trip that does not suit or match the traveler’s exact interests, time frame and budget. Traveling with a group of people you’ve never met might be intimidating, irritating and at times boring. It is hard to venture out on your own and do ‘your own thing’ because you have to follow a guide and the crowd. This limits your opportunities to REALLY see and explore a given region of the world.
I believe and support the uniqueness of being an individual and I know that people absorb things differently. Greek mythology might sound cool and exciting to one person, but to another will be just “GREEK”, while paying the same amount of money as the “curious guy next to him”. People need to be given the chance to be themselves on a trip and to take as much back home with them as possible. Thus, Custom Trip works on a case-per-case basis and I might ask you a bunch of questions in my contact form, but I do it for one specific reason: to help you experience something uniquely designed for YOU. It will be YOUR trip!
WHAT DO I EXPECT?
I hope that the people I help to see the world in a totally different, but amazing way will become more open to differences, customs, ways of life and languages. I like globalization and I want to help people experience the best of it. Traveling builds character and opens the eyes for things never thought or seen before. It gives the traveler a clearer view of himself and frequently helps him discover creativity, knowledge and abilities he never knew he had. It is rewarding in endless ways and does make people happier. The more you travel, the more you will want to travel. My goal with Custom Trip is to help you reach your travel goals and/or introduce you to one of the life’s best perks: traveling!
WHY TRUST ME?
I specialize in creating customized itineraries for Europe & the USA.
That does not mean I can’t plan your trip to other destinations. Remember? I have met people from all over the world and I have a travel network supporting Custom Trip‘s mission and goals.
Here is a brief list of places I have been to (…and the list continues to grow):
Bulgaria Macedonia Turkey Greece Serbia Hungary Austria Germany The U.K. Poland Czech Republic Italy
Have lived in…:
Utah Arkansas Michigan Idaho South Dakota Alaska Massachusetts Illinois Rhode Island
Pennsylvania Oklahoma Texas Mississippi Missouri Iowa Nebraska Minnesota Ohio North Dakota Montana Wyoming California Nevada Washington DC Kansas Washington New York New Jersey Connecticut North Caroline Arizona + the 9 states already mentioned
Popular cities I have been to … :
Toronto New York Las Vegas Athens Warsaw Istanbul Rome Belgrade Budapest Salt Lake City Vienna Frankfurt Chicago Boston Munich … and other
Popular destinations I have visited … :
Denali National Park (Alaska) Niagara Falls (Canada side) Yellowstone National Park (WY, MT) The Badlands (SD) Nantucket & Martha’s Vineyard Islands (MA) The Ozarks (AR) Mt. Rushmore (SD) BMW HQ (Germany) Zions National Park (UT) Juneau (Alaska) The Space Needle (WA) … and other
When one travels, one learns about himself/herself. When one travels, one starts dreaming. When one travels, one receives inner peace and obtains spiritual strength. When one travels, one lives. — Silviya
Note: This is not a travel agency, so transportation and lodging reservations for your trip will need to be made by you. I can reserve and pay everything IF you authorize me in writing to do so. I will always provide you with several recommendations from which to choose.