“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.” – Mark Twain
These powerful words seem even more meaningful and important today.
a vacation spent in one's home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions
The staycation has been around awhile, but as a matter of choice and a way to explore nearby places without traveling too far.
While we have all been living the ultimate mandatory and unexpected “staycation”, it has been very different than the dictionary definition. It has had absolutely nothing to do with traveling. In fact, it has been totally the opposite.
It Does! And when it does, it can be a challenge. This is one of MY biggest challenges as a Travel Advisor, especially at this particular point in time. No matter how well planned or extravagant your trip may be, there are many things totally outside of your control that could change your dream vacation into a nightmare.
You have an entire wonderful new year ahead of you! Where will 2020 lead you?
January is THE time to set those 2020 travel dreams into motion. Just think if you had one or more amazing vacations to look forward to this year? I don’t know about you, but looking forward to my next adventure is an incredible mood boost - I think we could all use that in gray and gloomy January!
Keep reading for my favorite 7 reasons to make those travel plans now:
Most of us travel at one time or another, either for business or pleasure, but is it really a pleasure? Trudging through the airport with a clunky suitcase that’s over the weight limit is no one’s idea of fun. Are you going to remove items from your luggage at the ticket counter or pay the overweight baggage fee?
Read on for the top 5 Expert Luggage & Travel Tips from the experienced staff at Irv's Luggage:
Some of you may already be enjoying travel this Holiday Season.
If not, here are my top 5 reasons to make The Great Holiday Escape...
Add wine to my list of love affairs. I love so many things, but wine is one of my absolute favorites. Pair a bottle of wine with the right cheese, chocolate and wine region in Europe and I’m yours!
If you are infatuated with wine and Europe, you are in the right place. These are my top 5 ultimate experiences for wine lovers and I am so excited to share them with you!
Planning a trip to Europe can be an overwhelming task, but beyond that there are sometimes mental roadblocks keeping you from taking that charming European vacation. Most concern being uncomfortable and living outside of your box.
The popularity of River Cruising in Europe has exploded over the past few years and is one of the best ways to see the historical interior of the continent. Many of these river voyages are themed for special interests including wine, beer, history and the incredibly famous Christmas markets during the months of November and December.
Why are so many travelers choosing River Cruises? Here are a few reasons...
In Chicago, there is a crosstown rivalry between two teams in the same city.
The emotionally charged question “Are you a Cubs or a White Sox fan?” usually brings a reply filled with passion. We love our teams! Whether you are a player or a fan, teamwork and support is essential.
When I custom blend your European vacation itinerary, or put together an amazing (and seamless) journey through the Hawaiian islands, the experience you receive is a direct reflection of a team of people:
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