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Wendy Wants To Amp Up Your Trip!

Wendy Perrin | October 18, 2015

On every third trip you plan through a Trusted Travel Expert, Wendy will personally add an unforgettable WOW Experience to your itinerary—custom-designed for you, and totally free!


How does it work?

To be eligible for one of Wendy’s WOW Moments, you must initiate the trip-planning process by using a trip-request form to reach out to a Trusted Travel Expert. You can find these forms by browsing The WOW List for your ideal Trusted Travel Expert (TTE) and then clicking the black CONTACT button below that TTE’s bio. If you don’t use the form—if your initial contact with a TTE is by phone, for example, or via the TTE’s website—that trip will not count toward the WOW Rewards program.

Why should I use the trip-request form?

Two reasons. First, if you use Wendy’s contact form to reach out to a Trusted Travel Expert (TTE), you’re marked as a V.I.P. traveler. This means that, when and where possible, you get priority treatment and benefits that go beyond what the TTE does for other travelers. You also get entered into my trip-monitoring service. Via this service, I’ll automatically watch over the planning of your trip, checking in with you at a few key points during the planning stage to make sure everything is meeting your (and my) standards. It also means you can reach out to me should any issues crop up and that you can share a public review on our website after your trip (or a private review if you’d prefer to share your thoughts only with me). If you don’t use the form, I can’t monitor your trip, nor can you expect preferred treatment.

If I’ve already booked two trips via prior to October 18, 2015, will my next trip earn me the WOW Experience?

We’re sorry, but no. While we are thrilled that so many of you have used Wendy’s trip-monitoring system prior to October 18 and have found it so useful, our new Wendy’s WOW Moments program puts everyone at the same starting line as of October 18, 2015—when everyone’s trip count is zero. The first trip to count toward your three starts from now; past booked trips will not. We apologize if this causes any inconvenience, but we are so confident in the power of Wendy’s WOW List of Trusted Travel Experts and her trip-monitoring system that we know you will be back for more amazing travel experiences.

What does get out of this? 

Nothing. In fact, Wendy is paying for your WOW Moment herself. We came up with this idea as a thank-you from Wendy to all her loyal readers who have been following her travel-planning advice for so many years, and also because I am so committed to ensuring the success of your trips. The only way to ensure such success is for travelers to be entered into my trip-monitoring service, and the only way they can be entered into that service is to use the forms on this website.

Here at, it’s my job to make sure your trip is better than just the usual. My mantra is “No more mediocre trips,” and there are simply too many ways travelers can end up with a mediocre, just-like-everyone-else experience. So please use my WOW List and my trip-monitoring system, and my team will make sure your next travel experience is truly extraordinary.

Happy travels!

UPDATE on July 14, 2016:

You sure are avid travelers!  Already many of you have completed two trips designed by Trusted Travel Experts and have received your certificates for a WOW Moment on your next trip. If you’ve booked two trips that originated with your filling out a WP trip-request form on October 18, 2015 or later, here’s what you should know:

  • After you return from your second trip, you will receive by email a certificate for a WOW Moment on a future trip.
  • You may use this certificate on your third trip or any future trip, as long as the trip is planned by a Trusted Travel Expert whose name appears on The WOW List (as opposed to a travel specialist whom Wendy connects you with and who is being tested for possible inclusion on The WOW List someday).
  • Only one certificate may be used per trip.


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  1. Kathy at Goseeittravel

    Oh bummer, I just booked 2 trips with WOW listers, but went direct. Oh well, at least I have fabulous trips planned!

    1. Wendy Perrin Post author

      Hi Kathy,
      There are three reasons, not counting Wendy’s WOW Experiences, to use my trip-request form:

      1. You get my trip-monitoring service. That means you get important advice from me at key phases of the trip-planning process (or whenever you happen to need it) and you can reach out to me for help. After all, I can’t track your trip if I don’t know about it.

      2. The Trusted Travel Expert will know that Wendy sent you and make you a priority. That’s no small thing, given that TTEs are the best in their field, in high demand, and very busy.

      3. Every Trusted Travel Expert has pledged to do the following for any traveler coming via a trip-request form:
      * Respond to trip requests within 48 hours.
      * Make travelers a top priority.
      * Speak by phone with each traveler who submits a trip request.
      * Extend the lowest pricing he/she offers publicly.
      * Extend VIP courtesies and benefits.

      So, Kathy, there’s no down side to the trip-request form — only up side. It’s all part of my grand plan to provide travelers with trips that are better than they ever thought possible, create a new gold standard that the entire travel-planning industry will be held to, and rehabilitate human-being travel planners in the eyes of skeptical but ill-informed consumers. Wish me luck!

  2. Kathy vitale

    We just completed a trip to Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan designed by your Central Asia WOW member Zulya Rajabova. We are scheduled to tour with Andrea Ross to Myanmar. Do these count toward your WOW promotion? FYI, Zulya’s trip was outstanding. She took amazing care before, during and after our travels. Hurray for Zulya!

    1. Wendy Perrin Post author

      Kathy, I hope you’ll post a review of Zulya here on her review page! Detailed feedback about the Trusted Travel Experts really benefits your fellow travelers.

      As for the WOW Rewards program, it only just launched on October 18, so the trips you booked before October 18 do not count toward your total. You’ll earn a WOW Experience on every third trip you book through a Trusted Travel Expert, using our trip-request form, starting October 18. I tried to clarify that above (see point #3). Thank you for understanding. I promise you that the trip you’ve planned through Andrea will contain plenty of WOW. Bon voyage!

    2. Andrea Ross

      Hi Kathy,
      I wanted to let you know that we are making sure you have WOW moments throughout your trip to Myanmar and the good news is, since you travel with us in January, that trip will count towards earning a WOW experience from Wendy even sooner! Don’t worry though, we’re making sure your January trip will be exceptional!

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