If you are going to New York City for the first time, or for the first time in a long time, it can be especially helpful to have someone talk through the logistics and create a custom itinerary for you based off your travel style, your budget, your travel party dynamics, your energy level, your interests and preferences.

This can help you to maximize your time in the city, experiencing the things that are most important to you…and those may or may not be the things that most tourists are seeing and doing. I will be very honest and say that fifteen trips in and I have yet to see the inside of a museum in New York City. It’s just not how I choose to spend my time. That doesn’t mean they aren’t worth it. They are chronically on my to-do list, but they get displaced by other things in-the-moment that I deem more worth it. And, likely, the Met will be there when I’m ready to go.

A custom itinerary will include plans for seeing the city in a way that makes the best use of your time. It will incorporate specific restaurant and shopping recommendations, sightseeing opportunities, activities and landmarks and include prices, ticket information, hours of operation and important details like if it’s a cash only establishment. Itineraries will take into consideration your budget, energy level, transportation preferences, group size and dietary needs. I like to show you the hidden gems of the city along with the traditional NYC attractions. The itinerary I create will be a collaboration between us, based off what I learn about you through your completion of a detailed questionnaire and our phone consultation.

There are online companies who offer sample NYC itineraries. These can be useful but they are impersonal, one-size-fits all and often only include major attractions. What I am offering you is a personalized experience. Fun Fact: I was a therapist for nearly 20 years, so I’m very good at asking questions, listening, bringing order to chaos and instilling confidence! Check out my testimonials page and see how my help has improved the travel experiences of others then head over to my business page and be in touch! I can’t wait to help you plan your trip to New York City!

I offer two different options for trip planning.

Option One:

We talk.  I create your itinerary.

$250 for custom 1-2 day New York City itinerary.
$75 for each additional day planned.

  • In depth travel questionnaire
  • 60-minute phone/video consultation
  • Digitally delivered custom itinerary, customized maps and pre-travel checklist
  • Additional consultation is $50 for 30 minutes

Option Two:

We talk. You create your itinerary.

$125 for 60-minute phone consultation

  • In depth travel questionnaire
  • Focused trip planning
  • Ideas, recommendations and your questions answered
  • Additional consultation is $50 for 30 minutes

Hire a NYC travel expert to help you plan!

If you're going to New York City for the first time, or for the first time in a long time, it is helpful to work with an NYC travel expert. I will help you navigate the logistics of timing, budget, and travel party dynamics while incorporating your unique needs and interests. Reach out! Let's plan your trip together.