The best gift you can give your family
4 best places you’ve never heard of
It takes a lot of work to get ready for a family trip, even if you have a travel agent doing the planning and booking for you. Choosing the right places and activities, all while trying to maintain some semblance of your normal routine, especially if you have younger kids — can be a real challenge.
In the hectic pace of everything, it can be easy to forget the bigger reasons families choose to travel with their children: to enrich their lives, expand their emotional and cultural horizons, and help them become better global citizens.
Four types of spiritual vacations — which one is right for you?
You’d think after millennia of people traveling, not to mention how quickly the world has shrunk with access to the Internet, that we would have seen it all.
But here are four beautiful and intriguing highlights from places that might not be as familiar.
A proven way to more happiness
Researchers speculate that the surge in spiritual tourism involves several factors, ranging from our skewed work-life balance to the current global popularity of Pope Francis. Bestselling books like Eat, Pray, Love and Wild can make spiritual tourism seem like a relatively new phenomenon, but as author Lori Erickson points out, “People have been making treks to holy sites for millennia — in fact, these types of locations are probably the oldest form of tourism.”
Honeymoon in Turks and Caicos
We know that travel comes with a tons of great benefits: you get to spend time with people you love; you get to see and try new things; you get to relax away from the pressures of work and everyday life; you get the thrill of realizing dreams you may have had for years and years.
As it turns out, travel is the best way to spend your money. Of all the things you can buy, the experience of traveling gives you, by far, the most bang for your buck. All of these great elements of travel have been proven to make people happier.
5 Tips for Healthy Holiday Travel
One of the great joys of being a travel advisor is seeing my clients’ travel dreams come true. Ok, that might sound super cheesy, but I can’t help it.
A Traveler's Heart
Written by Brittany L. Jones, MS, RD, LD, owner of Blush Nutrition
Are you going to be among of the millions of Americans traveling this holiday season? If so check out my top 5 tips to arrive refreshed and ready to go!
8 Sensational Women Share their Vacation of a Lifetime
You feel it. A flutter in your heart and soul when you catch yourself dreaming of the next place you want to go. You’ve always been a bit of an outsider that way. Some people get it. The heart of a traveler. And some say they get it but don’t. And some people think you’re just plain crazy. But that’s ok. You’re packing your bags anyway.
Simple Ways to Fill Your Soul
Recently, I tried that snazzy InstaStories feature where I asked people to ask me questions. One of the fantastic questions I received was, “What is your favorite vacation memory?” I immediately was flooded with so many vivid images, smells, sounds, and joys that came to mind when thinking of past travel experiences.
Top 3 Tips to Stay Safe While Traveling
I am not ashamed to say that I am a person who needs a lot of self-care. I am sensitive and intuitive, and those qualities sometimes overwhelm me if I don’t tend to my needs.
The Life-Changing Lesson I Learned While Hiking
The number one question I get asked as a travel agent is actually one of the hardest to answer.
“Is it safe?”
Christmas Magic in Sedona, AZ
Some of the most beautiful messages come to me while I am hiking. Something about the quiet and beauty of the trail always clears my mind and opens me up to receiving clarity.
A Short but Sweet Weekend in Highlands, NC
A few weeks before Christmas my colleagues were all sharing their holiday plans with one another. An office of mostly mid-westerners, folks were traveling back to Iowa or Indiana. A few people were staying in Phoenix. Then, I shared my plans…
The Family that Travels Together, Stays Together
When my hubby and I first married, we traveled a lot. In fact, the first year of our married lives we spent in Ecuador. We taught English eight weeks on, two weeks off, so during our two week breaks, we made it our goal to travel every inch of the country…
A Chance to Regroup, Reimagine, and Be Re-inspired: Volunteering in Bolivia
In October, my dad turned 80 years old. No small feat. Instead of throwing a huge bash, he decided to take a trip with his four children. And not just a lie on the beach, chill out trip like you might imagine most 80-year-olds would pursue. He wanted to go to Zion National Park. And not just go to Zion, but hike it.
Exploring the Turquoise Waters of the Grand Canyon
Sometimes you realise that other people’s metrics of what’s “enough” in life are the very opposite of your own. You follow your daily routine, conscious of a lurking feeling of dissatisfaction in the pit of your stomach.
What I Learned from Taking the Wrong Bus
Deep in the Grand Canyon, away from the well-known South Rim, sits an area of the park with waterfalls that could rival any in the world in terms of beauty and power.
What I thought was going to be a short five minute bus ride turned into an hour. I sat in my seat as my destination slowly drifted farther and farther away.