Frequently Asked Question
What kinds of vacations do you plan?
I plan all kinds of vacations! From theme parks like Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando, to cruises like Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian, to river cruises like AMA Waterways and Viking to land trips in the US, Canada, Europe, South America, and Africa. You can count on Trips by Mary to plan every step of the way, before, during and after your vacation.
How much do you charge for planning?
When you book a vacation through Trips by Mary, I get paid by the travel partner (Disney, Universal, Sandals Resorts, etc.) AFTER you travel. If you, for some reason, you choose to book on your own, I charge a fee for my planning services. Fees range from $100 for a 30 minute phone consultation and a Tip Sheet to $250 for two 30 minute phone consultations (one before you get your itinerary and one once you receive it) plus a detailed Daily Itinerary, a Tip Sheet and (for WDW, Rise of the Resistance Boarding Group instructions). Contact me for details (firstname.lastname@example.org).
What if I book now and a special offer comes out later?
I have your best interests at heart. If you book a vacation through me and a special offer comes out that works for your plans, I will do everything I can to get that offer for you. I spend hours on the phone so you don't have to.
If I already booked, can you still help me?
In some cases, your vacation can be transferred to me to manage. It just depends on the travel vendor and when you booked. I am happy to discuss it with you and see what we can work out.