Roshni & Jeff
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The Vacation Hunt
Roshni started The Vacation Hunt in 2017. They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: 
Q: How did you get started on The Vacation Hunt?
The Vacation Hunt was a melding of several ideas actually! Jeff and I often just buy plane tickets to somewhere on a whim when we know we’ll have time off from work and when we see a good deal to a place we haven’t been.
> When we came back from the trip, we told a friend about the whole surprise aspect and she asked us to plan a similar surprise vacation for her - and it just kind of went from there!
For his 30th birthday, I surprised him with a trip to Patagonia in Chile! He knew he was going on a trip to celebrate (and he knew that we were going somewhere wild since I had him pack his hiking shoes) but apart from that, he didn’t know much else until the day before the trip!
We had a great time in Chile and during that week-long trip, we visited Patagonia and the Atacama desert (which is on the opposite end of the country so required some logistical coordination and flight connections). When we came back from the trip, we told a friend about the whole surprise aspect and she asked us to plan a similar surprise vacation for her - and it just kind of went from there!
The whole aspect of giving out destination clues so our travelers could try to “guess the destination” came about in a different way. I normally write little riddles and brain teasers on a whiteboard by my desk at work to add a little fun in the office and my co-workers love guessing them!
When I was traveling, I did themed riddles and clues to where I was going. Once we decided to start the surprise travel business, we thought the clues would be really fun for the travelers to share with friends and family to join in on the fun!
We finally got everything up and running in May 2017, and the idea has really taken off since then! Our travelers have had a ton of fun on their trips and we have had a great time planning them!