What It's About
A couple uses their travel deal savvy to plan amazing travel experiences for others.
Words of Wisdom
The idea for The Vacation Hunt came to Roshni and Jeff this past January. Their friends and co-workers would always say stuff like "Oh, I'd love to go there but maybe in a few years when I save up" or "I just don't have time to plan a trip like that." With their years of experience finding travel deals and organizing their own trips, they realized that this might be a need that they could fill.
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The best trip Roshni and Jeff have planned so far was a mother-daughter bonding adventure for a mom who wanted to give a unique graduation gift. It was a challenge finding a location that the duo had not yet been and that could fit into a week, but The Vacation Hunt landed on Japan and with only two weeks notice, planned a trip for the women to see the sights of Tokyo then take a train to Kyoto for an overnight stay in a Buddhist temple with monks on Mount Koya, one of Japan's holiest mountains.
Notes from Chris
Accountant Roshni Agarwal and her engineer husband Jeff are keen travelers, and when given the opportunity, they’re always down for a new experience. As an avid deal hunter, Roshni is naturally always on the lookout for a money saving adventure. When she found a discount on tickets to Chile, she knew it would be the perfect 30th birthday gift for Jeff, who after hearing of a friend’s expensive guided tour the year before had been wanting to go to Patagonia. She bought the tickets and planned the trip, but kept the destination and itinerary a surprise from her husband. Upon returning from their adventure, and telling their friends how they saw penguins, hiked Patagonia and explored the Atacama Desert all in one week, the common response was awe of how much they were able to do in a week and for so little money, too. It just takes planning, said Roshni. When a friend joked that she would pay to have them plan a trip like that for her, the idea of The Vacation Hunt was born!
MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
- The Vacation Hunt: Read more about the travel packages Roshni and Jeff offer on their website!
- SquareSpace: Roshni and Jeff used Squarespace to setup their website for The Vacation Hunt
- Entrepreneur | How to Start a Travel Service: If you love travel and planning as much as Roshni and Jeff do, you may want to look into how to use these interests in a travel service side hustle of your own! Here's a guide to help you get started
- "Cheap Plane Tickets" Site Becomes Million-Dollar Hustle: How a Washington, DC political analyst used research skills to help travelers save money while attracting 275,000 email subscribers and making more than $1M
- Harvard Med School Program Manager Gets Paid to Travel to Italy: After yearning to spend more time back in her homeland, a med school program manager creates a side hustle centered around Italian food and culture
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