Charlotte Curry McGhee


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Charlotte Curry McGhee is an American entrepreneur. Charlotte started Whisked Away Surprise Travel in 2017 and is based in Charlotte, NC.[1]

Charlotte Curry McGhee, founder of Whisked Away Surprise TravelCharlotte Curry McGhee, founder of Whisked Away Surprise Travel

Company

Whisked Away Surprise Travel

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@explorewhiskedaway (1.57K followers)

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Whisked Away Surprise Travel

Charlotte started Whisked Away Surprise Travel in 2017. They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: [1]

Q: How did you get started on Whisked Away Surprise Travel?

I’ve been planning trips for myself and others for about 20 years. Before I took Whisked Away full time, I was an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher in the public school system for seven years, and I was really struggling with policy changes and how they were affecting my students.

Planning travel was a bright spot for me. I could envision the people I love having the time of their lives on the trips that I had planned for them, and it took my mind away from the issues at school.

My husband and I were on a weekend trip in Savannah, GA and, of course, I had planned the whole thing. We were having drinks at this cool rooftop bar, watching the boats come in and the sunset and he asked if I would ever consider planning trips for others, as a business.

Of course, I had thought about it, but I knew I didn’t want to be a “typical” travel agent. The back and forth of proposing places to clients and having them decide didn’t sound like it would relieve stress for anyone - and planning a trip, if you don’t enjoy that, is really stressful. I wanted to find a way to sidestep that and make it a completely relaxing, enjoyable experience for my clients.

While talking to a friend about my idea, she suggested I look up the company Pack Up + Go. They are a surprise travel company as well, offering 3-day surprise trips within the US. This was perfect! In researching their model and in speaking with their founder, Lillian Rafson, I learned a lot about how surprise travel just makes things so much easier on everyone. And here we are!

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