Trip Planning

Having a dream of visiting New York City is great, but making it a goal is much more critical. I do believe that dreaming is the most essential part of reality. Without dreams, our soul dies. But just dreaming isn't enough. You have to turn your dream into a goal.


Rooftop of the standard hotel, at the meatpacking district, by the high line.


The first step to travel abroad is planning your financial expenses: plane tickets, passport, place to stay on the destination, daily expenditures as lunch, dinner, a beer, some gifts, go shopping, buying tickets to landmarks, shows, and museums – things like that. How to make that real? I can assure you that the biggest obstacles in our lives are the barriers our mind creates. So, the first thing to do is changing your mindset to I WILL GO TO NEW YORK CITY. Then, we discuss with you a plan to put aside enough money to make it happen.


Tips, advice, stories, insights...


Overwhelmed by some many apps? you're not alone. Watch this video  (Subtitles available in 44 different languages).

This book helps you with understanding this scenario we all live. The Paradox of Choice,Barry Schwartz,  explains why too much of a good thing has proven detrimental to our psychological and emotional well-being. Synthesizing current research in the social sciences, he makes the counterintuitive case that eliminating choices can greatly reduce stress, anxiety, and busyness of our lives.


The hardest part about traveling is planning your trip. It's true that these days, we have plenty of apps and online help that promise us everything. But it's also true that, at some point, you see yourself overwhelmed by the number of options, information, "great" offers, an ocean of apps to book from your mobile, etc.

Online is great. It's you and your smartphone or computer. But it can set you up for unrealistic high expectations, and it can make you blame yourself for any possible failures.

That's maybe that moment when you realize that more is less. The same thing happens with your day-to-day decisions. Whether you are buying a pair of jeans, olive oil, groceries, selecting long-distance carrier, picking up your tours and activities to do at your destination, you know, everyday decisions – from the mundane to the profound challenges of balancing career, family, and individual needs (as your vacations) – have become increasingly complex due to overwhelming abundance of choice with which we are presented.

How to move forward making the best decisions?

Reviews can be irritating to get through, information on transportation can be outdated or wrong, and it can be a full-time job in itself to keep an eye on all the different offers and deals available online.

The Travel Advisor of the Future may be the Travel Advisor of the Past.

According to Skift, the largest industry intelligence platform for key sectors of travel, "The travel agent of the future may be the travel agent of the past."

Research indicates more travelers are using personal advisors and agents than a few years ago. MMGY Global’s latest Portrait of the American Traveler survey showed that 19 percent of travelers used an agent/advisor in 2017, up from 13 percent in 2013. 

With all this fantastic technology, the truth is that we are beginning to see many people coming back to personal advice with a real human being. Since 2013, the travel industry has seen an increase in traffic as clients and prospects realize the value in having a professional book the trips for them.

Well, we should take advantage of all digital and mobile technology available at our fingertips, these days. However, it's about creating balance and not being digitally overwhelmed. For instance, American Express Travel is testing an app, for example, geared towards its customers that is powered by a combination of automated bots and real agents, funneling more intricate requests to travel advisors to follow up down the line.

Just because who would want stress and anxiety when booking their next vacations? Right? At the end of the day you are a TRAVELER, you don't want to waste time being a travel agent yourself.

Piccola New Yorker customizes your journey to New York City around your desires and wishes. Piccola's expertise comes from matching your personality and expectations with the ideal urban adventures, things to do, and experiences in the city that never sleeps. Piccola New Yorker helps you with planning all steps of your trip, starting with the financial plan to make it happen. Go ahead and tell us a little bit about you and your expectations.