Ryan Hansen, VP COO, Bon Voyage Travel – Personal Family Trip to NYC

The travel bug bit me thirty years ago when I visited NYC for the very first time.  The hustle and bustle of the big city was such a stark contrast to my life back in Tucson, AZ that it made me want to see the world.  Since then, I have traveled to over twelve countries and stepped foot in most of the United States.  Needless to say, the first trip to NYC for our two sons, Jack (9) and Brock (6), took on special significance.  This is where Discover New York and Beyond came in.

From the first phone call to the last interaction upon returning home, Kitt Garrett and her team made us feel beyond special.  Kitt did not ask where we wanted to go or what we wanted to see.  She asked specific questions about each member of our family.  What do we like to do in our spare time?  What are the boys favorite subjects in school?  What type of food do we prefer?  Each answer guided Kitt down a customized path to our perfect itinerary.

Our boys passion for making things took us not only to a place where they could construct objects, but also to an amazing Museum and a VIP Experience at an iconic NY city landmark.  My wife’s love of Country steered us to an escorted tour of the 9/11 Memorial in addition to several other remarkable sites.  My interest in Broadway led us backstage to meet the Tony Award winners from a current Broadway show –beyond personal.

In addition to mapping out each of our four days in the city, Kitt and team provided detailed directions to keep us on track and safe – a concern of mine with small children in a big city.  We accomplished twice as much as we would have had we tried to plan these days ourselves.  A perfect example was our escorted tour of one of  New York’s major Art Museums.  A museum that could take days if not weeks to see in its entirety, our guide was prepared with a personalized activity to keep our boys engaged for close to two hours –beyond creative.

When the weather got in the way of our plans – a sudden rainstorm hit an hour before our private tour of a Park – the team sprang to action and contacted us by cell phone and rearranged our schedule to fit everything in and keep us dry – beyond proactive.

The trip to show our boys the sights of the Big Apple evolved into a wonderful experience for the entire family.  Thanks to Kitt Garrett’s team, our journey to NYC was – beyond memorable.

Ryan Hansen
Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Bon Voyage Travel

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