Griscavage often works with the same families for years. Last summer, she organized a week of low-key luxury for a family of three at South Carolina's Kiawah Island and Georgia's Lake Oconee, focusing on tee times at top golf courses, archery lessons, and plenty of Southern cuisine.
Griscavage has recently seen a rise in multi-generational travel, and that clients expect a high degree of flexibility and last-minute troubleshooting. "They want to know everything ahead of time: deposit, cancellation, penalties, what if they change their dates, what if something were to happen, and so on," she says. "I always knew the importance of a travel advisor in my 18 years in this business. However, after this pandemic I feel more strongly than ever. The countless hours I spent cancelling trips, requesting refunds, rebooking trips (sometimes up to five times) has really proven to me the importance advisors have in this industry."
Additional Specialties: Europe, Honeymoons, and Cruises
Languages Spoken: English
Minimum Daily Spend: No minimum
Trip Planning Fees: Varies
Jessica@runwaytravelco.com | 571-210-5340 | McLean, Va.
"Jessica has been our travel agent for many years and and is always available to provide the most amazing service. She knows our travel style, needs, and interests intimately (and remembers our puppies at Christmas)! The basics like air travel, drivers, and special restaurant reservations are quickly taken care of. But Jessica doesn't stop there—she finds awesome guides to help us intimately explore each destination.
For example, our guide to Antrim and Giant's Causeway in Ireland was an extra on Game of Thrones, which certainly added fun to that day. But nothing will surpass the bespoke tour that Jessica crafted for us in Africa. We visited four very different safari camps in Tanzania and Kenya, a tour that started in a treehouse lodge on the middle of the Zambezi River and ended on the Masai Mara in Kenya. Every single detail was thought of. We were met at every airport and escorted to our gates. Private planes were lined up to take us between several of the camps. And Jessica was able to arrange for Calvin Cottar, the owner of Cottar's Camp, to be our guide for part of the visit. Truly the trip of a lifetime." - Mary G.