Introducing Trip Planner!

The day is here. I have officially opened my services for professional trip planning! You’ll notice a new tab at the top of my navigation bar that says ‘Trip Planner’. There you will find all the information about my trip planning services, such as pricing and how I go about planning a special and personalized trip for you. Let me plan your next trip! Introducing Trip Planner:

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Introducing Trip Planner

I wanted to take a little second to introduce this new feature on my blog, since it’s very exciting for me and it’s been a passion of mine for a long time. It’s still surreal to think I’ve been blogging for almost a year come January. I never thought I’d keep up with this blog or make so many friends. Trip Planning was something I always knew I was good at and I wanted to incorporate in to my blog at some point.

For the last few months, I had been heavily considering the thought of advertising as a way to finally monetize my blog. Let’s be real though, advertising is that big elephant in the room no one wants to talk about. So let’s talk about it. There is nothing, absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to make a financial gain in doing something you put hours and hours in to every single week. Advertising is a great way to monetize your blog if it doesn’t affect user experience and makes sense for you to invest in. Now that that’s out of the way… I don’t think advertising is for me just yet. Instead I am hoping that by offering trip planning services, I can monetize my blog while doing something I genuinely enjoy, and not affecting the aesthetics of my blog whatsoever.

Introducing Trip Planner

How does it work? I send you a short questionnaire (okay, it’s medium-length, shhhh) that consists of a series of questions and multiple choice answers. You will then fill it out so I can get to know your preferences on everything from dining to daily activities. For instance, some people hate museums and prefer adventure activities. Some people dislike seafood and prefer Italian food. All these things will help me to get to know you better and plan out the perfect trip for you. I plan trips out per day, and I always have multiple choices for the day so you can choose depending on your mood. Proximity is also taken in to account for daily activities and dining. Basically, I have you covered!

In honor of this new part of my blog, I will be doing two things. First, I have a series that I’ll be posting of Things You Probably Missed in Paris, London, and New York. Paris will go live this week! It’s been a while since I’ve done a travel series and I thought this would be a great kick off. I’ll go over eight sights and activities in each of these cities that are often missed by tourists.

Second, I want to plan a day in someone’s trip for free! Are you going anywhere soon? Want to experience a day of traveling research-free, and on me? Then shoot me an email at emily@coatandcoffee.com and let me know what trip you have planned, and I will shoot you the questionnaire. This is in exchange for a testimonial. Looking for possibly 1-3 people for now!

Thank you everyone for the support this year, and feel free to reach out with any questions. Carry on now, and happy travels!

47 Comments

  • Kathleen
    2 months ago

    Congrats on the Trip Planner!

    • Emily
      2 months ago

      Thank you!

  • 2 months ago

    Congrats, Emily! I’m so excited that you found a way to monetize that works for you and is something you love! Ads work for some people, which is great, and there’s a place for them for sure, but it’s always sad when a blog sort of loses its own feel and vibe because of all the different ads. I need to come up with a destination now so I can use your trip planning 😉

    Kathryn • simplykk.com

    • Emily
      2 months ago

      Thanks Kathryn! Yes please do! Would love to plan something for you. I’ll take the ads road at a later date haha. 😉

  • Lindsey
    2 months ago

    That sounds like an awesome little venture – I know that I personally get so stressed out when it comes to planning trips. Like it’s exciting, but there’s SO MANY THINGS to research. And that’s usually what shies me away from doing it.
    If I was planning to travel anytime soon I’d definitely hit you up, but I probably won’t be for a while. Will have to keep this in mind though!

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

    • Emily
      2 months ago

      Aw thanks Lindsey! That would be so awesome, and I would love to plan something for you. My goal is to take the whole stress thing out of the equation haha. And of course send you to amazing places!

  • 2 months ago

    There’s NOTHING WRONG with monetizing your blog as long as you stay true and honest which I find most bloggers whom I follow do anyway. And yay to new series and trip planning service! We are not going anywhere anytime soon, probably not even next year as we are hemorrhaging money out of our arses because we’re having our home build from scratch but I promise as soon as we plan to go for one, I’ll reach out to you!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • Emily
      2 months ago

      I totally agree Shireen! That’s so amazing you are having your home built from scratch! I’ve heard it can get quite pricey and it almost never stays on budget haha. Well if you ever take a trip, maybe I can at least plan one day for you. I’d love to do that! 🙂

  • Mili
    2 months ago

    This is such a cool and unique idea! In my family I’m the only one who loves extensively researching for our trips, my family sees it as a hassle. This would be the perfect service from them 😀 I can’t wait to see your Paris post! I went when I was younger but I would really love to go again sometime soon 🙂 Good luck with this project!

    • Emily
      2 months ago

      Thank you Mili! And yes it would be great for your family. Those are the exact people that I want to help, who view trip planning as a hassle! Haha. I also want to make sure people are seeing the best spots and eating the best food. It’s a passion of mine. 🙂

  • 2 months ago

    That sounds like a great adventure! Many people have places to visit in mind but not so good at the planning aspect. Good luck on your new venture! 🙂 xo~ Lena
    http://www.felinecreatures.com

    • Emily
      2 months ago

      Thank you Lena! Exactly. I definitely want to help people who get anxiety over planning or who just don’t know where the good spots are to go. 🙂

  • 2 months ago

    Congrats! This sounds like a fun, new journey for you and I hope it goes well! 🙂

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    • Emily
      2 months ago

      Thank you Katherine! Definitely a hobby, so I am excited!

  • 2 months ago

    Lovely photos…great post…xoxo, Neha

    http://www.theinstylejournal.com/

    • Emily
      2 months ago

      Thank you Neha!

  • 2 months ago

    I love the idea…
    Congrats on this…
    I totally agree on everything you wrote in the post
    xx
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    • Emily
      2 months ago

      Thank you Zorica! Really appreciate it!

  • 2 months ago

    Goog luck with your “Trip Planner” project, Emily.

    • Emily
      2 months ago

      Thank you!!

  • 2 months ago

    congrats on Trip Planner! nothing beats the joy of making money doing something you really love. all the best! I wonder though, what countries can Trip Planner cover?

    • Emily
      2 months ago

      Thank you Wynne! I am mostly interested in planning European travel, but I am planning on doing all countries. Literally. Haha. So let me know if you need any planning done! 😉

  • 2 months ago

    I knew I would like you when I cam across your blog today! I absolutely love planning trips, it is so weird because though I have always been organized I never utilized this skill until recently in life. How fun it is! Happy to see another woman out here feeling the same way 🙂 Maybe we could even collaborate?!

    XOXO
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    • Emily
      2 months ago

      Aw thank you Kelly! I love planning trips too! Well, OBVIOUSLY haha. And yes you should definitely reach out. I wouldn’t mind collabing on something. That would be fun!

  • 2 months ago

    How nice Emily! Congratulations for this new feature, it will be excellent! I’m looking forward to plan my next trip with you 🙂

    http://www.heresometimes.com

    • Emily
      2 months ago

      Yay! Thanks Jen! I would love to whip something up for you. Just reach out. 🙂

  • 2 months ago

    Ooh this is such a fabulous and unique idea. I’d definitely have to hit you up. Once I have some kind of travel confirmed lol. Nothing in the works just yet sadly. But I truly do adore this idea. I think you’re onto a winner girl.

    Sxx
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    • Emily
      2 months ago

      Aw thank you Sonia! That would be awesome! I would love to plan a trip for you as I really enjoy your personality and blog. Eeee! 🙂

  • 2 months ago

    Congratulations on the new venture darling! I do wish you all the best.

    Funmi x
    http://www.funmialabi.co.uk

    • Emily
      2 months ago

      Thank you Funmi! Really appreciate it!

  • 2 months ago

    Wow that’s so cool! Congrats on trip planner! xo, Vivian

    http://www.viviantse.net

    • Emily
      2 months ago

      Thank you so much Vivian!

  • darriyan
    2 months ago

    Wow congrats!! I will be using it the next time i go away!

    Darriyan xo
    http://www.darriyancateland.co.uk

    • Emily
      2 months ago

      Thanks Darriyan! That would be awesome. I would love to plan a trip for you!!

  • 2 months ago

    Congrats on the Trip Planner! I think that is such a good idea. I completely agree – monetizing while doing something you love is the best choice.
    Dora
    http://www.adropofindigo.com/

    • Emily
      2 months ago

      Thank you Dora! I am really excited about it. 🙂

  • 2 months ago

    I’m really bad at planing, I leave it to mu husband 😀 He knows what he’s doing lol Great post and beautiful photos x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

    • Emily
      2 months ago

      Thanks Laura!

  • 2 months ago

    Girl! Congratulations on this exciting step in you blogging endeavours! You have so much travel knowledge so I’m sure this will be a big success for you! How convenient would it be to have someone plan a trip just for me based on my likes and what I enjoy. I think it’s a fab idea! Congrats also on almost a year of blogging! I still can’t believe it’s only been that long since your site and everything you share aesthetic-wise is so cohesive!

    xoxo Rina
    http://www.andshedressed.com

    • Emily
      2 months ago

      Aw thank you Rina! You leave me the sweetest comments! I really try to keep everything cohesive, so I am so glad you noticed! Haha. Maybe my hard work is paying off. 😉

  • 2 months ago

    This is SO AWESOME, Emily! Congratulations! It’s wonderful that you can combine something you’re passionate about and your blog. What a perfect marriage!

    • Emily
      2 months ago

      Thank you Kasie!!

  • 2 months ago

    Oh man, this is the absolute best thing to find on your blog today! It fits your whole blog concept so well and is clearly something you’re both passionate about as well as knowledgeable in. I checked out your page and for what you offer it’s really affordable! I don’t have a trip planned yet but I might go away from my anniversary after the new year so I’ll keep you in mind. Good luck with everything Emily!

    -M

    Violet Roots || Instagram

    • Emily
      1 month ago

      Yay! Thank you Monika! I would totally love to plan a day or two for you. Thanks for the continued support and hope you are having a fabulous week. 🙂

  • 2 months ago

    This is amazing Emily! I will definitely be taking you up on the offer of helping me plan my next trip. I totally agree with you 100% though…putting so much time and effort into our blogs should require some type of income back, even though we enjoy what we do, it is still very time consuming! I know the trip planning will be great for you and can’t wait to hear more about it.
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    • Emily
      1 month ago

      Yay, thank you Estrella! I’d love to plan out something for you guys. It is definitely time consuming. I don’t think people realize how much times goes in! I think it will be really great too and I hope it goes well. It’s my passion!

  • Love everything about this post! So cute!
    Love, Hadasah Love
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