What is this website all about?
Plan, Ready, Go was founded in 2019 with a simple goal. To help busy professionals make the most of their limited time available for travel. We do that in the following ways:
What you’ll find here
Hi, I’m Darcy.
I’m not your average “travel blogger.” I have a regular full-time job. I have a family and a home to take care of. Like most of you, I love to travel but don’t have nearly as much time for it as I would like.
Over the years I’ve learned to maximize the amount of travel I can do with just a little time. And I can teach you to do the same.
I was born in Seattle, Washington, and grew up in Snohomish County before setting off on my own for college in Michigan and then my first “real job” in Northern Virginia.
I spent a lot of the two years that I lived in the Washington, DC, area exploring Northern Virginia and Maryland with my friends. Those experiences inspired my lifelong love of exploring historical sites everywhere I go.
After completing my master’s degree, I settled down in Upstate South Carolina, and I’ve been here since 2006.
I married my wonderful Hubby in 2013, and he travels with me on nearly all of my adventures. He also is great at taking LOTS of photos. You’ll see some of them sprinkled about here and there.
We spend most of our time planning trips together, binging shows, and catering to our very demanding fur baby kitty Olivia Rose.
My Promise to You
I do not accept sponsored articles, free trips from tourist boards, comped tours, or free hotel stays in exchange for content.
In fact, I prefer to travel incognito so that no travel vendors, hotels, tour providers, or restaurants I interact with even know that I’m going to be writing about my trip or possibly recommending their services.
That’s why you won’t find a “Work With Me” page anywhere on this website.
You can rest assured that all of my opinions are honest because all of my travel is paid for out of my own pocket.
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In the media
My Favorite Plan, Ready, Go Posts
- How to spend a weekend in Seattle (my hometown!)
- The top things to do in Greenville, South Carolina (my adopted hometown!)
- New York City in 4 days (one of my favorite cities on the planet)
- My best tips for packing light and traveling carry-on only
My Favorite U.S. Travel Destinations
My Favorite Other Stuff
- Very dark, very strong coffee (I’m from Seattle, y’all)
- National Parks
- Reading cozy mystery novels
- Collecting vinyl records (I’m a sucker for anything U2)
- Live music
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