I hereby resolve to...

Happy New Year

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas enjoying all the festivities.  I had a lovely day celebrating with my family. I was excited we finally revealed our next big trip to the girls.  I normally wait until the week before we go on vacation to announce, but I wanted them to help me plan a few activities for this one.  We are very excited for our travel adventures this year, looks like it’s going to be very diverse! I hope each and everyone of you has a wonderful 2019, I look forward to seeing where your travels take you.  

New Year’s Resolutions for Travelers

Let’s all say this together! Stand up and place your hand over your heart....
We resolve to...:

  • ...be a better global ambassador exhibiting the true spirit of America--not what is on TV.

  • ...take any and all vacation time we've earned...and steal whatever extra days off we can.

  • ...go someplace new in 2019, instead of returning to the old tried and true go- to vacation destinations.

  • ...stop saying you've "done" a country, knowing deep down that we could never really know a country unless we lived there.

  • ...consciously unplug for longer and longer stretches when we travel.

  • ...make our employers see time off for travel as a right, not a luxury; so we can rest, recharge, rejuvenate and reignite our passions being more creative, loyal and productive employees.

  • ... NOT do last minute "guilt" souvenir shopping at the airport shop on the way home.

  • ...take better pictures--but not so many that we forget to see what is in front of us.

  • ...buy quality travel gear and take less of it.

  • ...learn something new about the culture, language, cuisine, politics, history and religion in each place we go.

  • ...turn strangers in strange lands into our friends.

  • ...not let technology get in the way of us meeting fellow travelers and indigenous people when traveling.

  • ...integrate travel more into our lives, as we have with a good diet, exercising regularly and sleeping right. Travel is good for us in so many ways, be it physically, mentally and spiritually

  • ...be more patient dealing with the trials and tribulations of traveling -- be they TSA lines, surly customer service airline reps, over-packed late flights, noisy hotel rooms, boorish fellow travelers or screaming babies.

    Happy New Year! I look forward to working with you to plan some amazing trips for you, your family and your friends!