Random Thoughts and Lots of Links

Updated: Feb 23


Another busy week - this time, as tourist in my own state. My dear cousin came for a visit and in addition to the reminiscing and catching up, we enjoyed time out and about. Isn't it funny how having company forces you to visit places you meant to visit, do things you've never done and rarely take the time to see?  Yay for company.

As a Jamaican native living on the east coast, yet having traveled all over the world, Colorado vistas are a first for her. Perhaps you don't know it, but this is one of the reasons I am inspired to be a travel advisor: to reveal to people what lies 'out there', or to re-phrase: to help them reveal to themselves what's out there, away from the everyday, the habitual, and the mundane.  The drive to explore is often dampened by the drive to survive...a drive where we commute several hours a week between work and home, not including all the other life chores we take on.  Travel for relaxation, recreation, adventure, education, and enrichment might take a back seat for a while, but the interest and inclination to see outside our daily environs remain. For some, the desire to travel is a passion that hurdles the inconvenience of long lines at airports, lost luggage, and language barriers nimbly.  It doesn't matter the hazard; we (who have been born to travel) gotta go!

Alright, on to business. I've gathered some links you will find helpful for a trip that I know you will take sometime, somewhere.

1. Places that have banned sunscreen; and oh, by the way, what your sunscreen does to the coral reefs 2. Ten train rides for fall leaf-peeping 3. Fourteen facts - How to make the most of river-cruising 4. The recent horror of Hurricane Dorian has affected so many. Kudos to the cruise lines that have stepped up to offer assistance, and rightly so, given the level of importance of the Bahamas to their success. Each of us can play a part too; if you feel moved to do so, here are some places your funds will do good work: World Central Kitchen and the Bahamas Red Cross. 5. Specials in Los Cabos: Perfect weather with less than 15 days of rain per year, vibrant nightlife in Cabo San Lucas, Instagram-worthy attractions like the famous El Arco, premier golfing, world-class cuisine and luxurious resorts make Los Cabos one of our favorite Mexican destinations. 6. Vancouver - A Winter Wonderland - For foodies, active hikers, or if you're a little bit of both, these getaways in Vancouver are sure to wow you. This coastal city boasts mild winters and a plethora of activities for all levels, including world-renowned dining, spectacular adventures atop Grouse Mountain, and private guided tours. Receive exclusive benefits like a one-way airport transfer when they book through yours truly! 7. Swiss Alps by Rail - From mountains and massive glaciers to majestic views, Rail Europe lets you soak up Switzerland’s spectacular scenery without ever leaving your seat. Each Swiss package is completely customizable and includes first-class rail travel, hotel accommodation, daily European breakfast, and more. 8. AmaWaterways is offering free roundtrip airfare in 2020.

That should keep you busy for a minute. 'til next week...

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