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Are You An Intrepid Traveler?



As I write, I am sitting on the verandah of the Mexican villa that is now my home. The leap of faith has been taken and the landing after the leap has gone well. This is not my first move from one country to another, so it’s not the scariest thing I’ve ever done. It takes planning, information to inform one’s decisions, desire/mindset to enter and pass through minefields and challenges – just like everything else in life.


Are you an intrepid traveler? Intrepid means ‘fearless’ and ‘adventurous’. Notice it does not mean carelessly or foolishly so. I really do mean ‘adventurous’, in an unshrinking, confident sort of way. Travel advisors are an adventurous bunch, and travel requires an adventurous spirit. Many people don’t travel unless they must, and when they do, they hate every minute: security is a confusing nightmare fraught with the possible confiscation of one’s personal property, and who wants that? The flight is an hours-long nightmare of seat-kicking toddlers, and the possibility of falling from the sky at 400 miles per hour. So, I get it; I’m not poking fun at those who don’t travel as we’re simply of different spirits. Po-tayto/po-tahto, right?


Most folks are somewhere between the Christopher Columbus-like explorer/traveler and the never-say-‘fly’ non-traveler. And whatever type you are, it takes planning, information to inform one’s decisions, desire/mindset to enter and pass through minefields and challenges – just like everything else in life. I think there is an echo in here.


One of my mentors, Sandy Saburn of Gifted Travel Network, recently wrote, “Historically in the travel industry January has been quite busy with people reaching out and planning vacations for the year. It will be interesting to see what this January brings, but things are certainly brighter than this past January.


I’m looking forward to the wave of intrepid travelers, AND the still slightly nervous travelers who are ready, simply ready. Most people are SO over the effects of the virus-that-shall-remain-nameless which caused us to be shut in, lose work, lose businesses, lose friends and family, lose touch, lose money, and gain weight. Yet it lingers among us, so what’s a born traveler to do? What is the cautious, isolated, missing-family, needing-a-break-from-the-mundane traveler who wishes for a change of pace to do?


I suggest to both that they pull on their intrepid-traveler pants with an adventurous spirit, (add a superhero cape for bravery, if necessary), find a guide to help them navigate the post-pandemic travel waters, and step out into the fresh air and sunshine of a safe, smartly-planned, well-organized vacation.


And you don’t have to wait until January! I’m ready, so just call or email me.


‘til next week.


 

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I create indulgent, transformative vacations for people who crave immersive travel. If you don't have the time to plan the details of your own well-deserved escape, don't know where to begin, or are simply longing to make unforgettable memories with those you love, then don’t wait another day. Let's talk.



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