Today is December 30th, 2021 and most are wondering how to close the year and ring in the new year, while others are at home sick with the flu or Covid or taking care of a loved one or waiting in line to get tested. Yes, I will not omit the white elephant in our lives, Covid, Omicron, and whatever else pops up.
Regardless what each of us is doing, we are so absorbed in the situations at hand that we forget that life is passing us by and we are not fully living it because we are allowing external factors (some of which are no fault of ours) to consume our every moment, minute, second. This was happening to me and this Blog is to write about my personal experience and how I am choosing to do all that I can while I’m alive because I’m willing to leave undone things that don’t really matter after all. “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” --Pablo Picasso, artist
What has 2021 been like for me? 2021 has been a year of personal challenges, new developments, business growth & uncertainties (we all know how volatile the travel industry has been since 2020), moments of disappointment in myself and others, heartache but also moments of joy and laughter. At the end, I realized that working 7 days a week, over-exerting myself, and abandoning my self-care was leading me to a destructive path that affected me emotionally and physically. I’ve been to more doctors due to health concerns and scary moments this year than any other year and it had nothing to do with Covid. Can you relate? I’m sure most of you can.
Serendipity is defined as a series of unplanned events that lead to something magnificent. Our magazine emphasizes that although we tend to plan every detail possible when we are looking to travel (well, for me planning is everything...) it is in those unplanned moments that serendipity happens - when we create something beyond amazing.
I have so many clients calling me because they "have" to get out or they will go crazy (we can all relate at this time) and they ask me "Where can we go, I don't care where, but just plan something for us to go!" I suggest the great U.S.A. Terra Travelers will take you from the East to the West Coasts and some beautiful places in between. It has tips, suggestions, and information.
We hope you enjoy the Magazine as much as we enjoy sharing it with all of you. Let your mind wander away as you learn all the beautiful things we have in America. See also why using a Travel Advisor is so important and the benefits and value AT NO COST TO YOU! Today is the time to begin planning for whenever you are ready, 2021 and beyond!
Your Travel Partner and Guide,
In today's day and age, lack of time
IN TODAY'S DAY AND AGE, LACK OF TIME, EXCESSIVE HOURS OF WORK WITH MINIMAL DOWNTIME TO SPEND WITH THE FAMILY, EVERYONE TURNS TO THE INTERNET TO EVEN DO THEIR GROCERY SHOPPING, COMBINE IT WITH THE STRESS OF CHRISTMAS SHOPPING, YOU CAN SEE WHY i SEE THIS TIME OF YEAR AND SPECIAL EVENTS NOW AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO "CREATE MEMORIES, NOT CLUTTER!" AS APPRECIATIVE AS WE ARE, OR CAN BE, AN EXTRA SHIRT, BODY SPLASH, OR EXPENSIVE PURSE OR ITEM, CANNOT GIVE US WHAT WE NEED THE MOST - DOWNTIME WITH LOVED ONES TO CHERISH THEM, GIVE OURSELVES SOME r&r AND OF COURSE CREATE MEMORIES TO LOOK BACK ON.
i LOVE SPENDING TIME WITH MY FAMILY, WHEN WE CAN GET TOGETHER BECAUSE OUR SCHEDULES ARE SO DIFFICULT TO KEEP UP WITH AND HAVE THAT MUCH NEEDED DOWN TIME THAT i REALIZED IF YOU COULD GIVE THE GIFT OF TRAVEL WHAT A REMARKABLE GIFT YOU ARE GIVING! yOU MAY BE SAYING i AM CRAZY, TRIPS ARE EXPENSIVE, WAY BEYOND THE PRICE OF THAT SHIRT! yOU ARE RIGHT, BUT IF YOU COULD GIVE A GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR A FUTURE GETAWAY, YOU ARE ALREADY CREATING A STATE OF MIND OF EXCITEMENT FOR THAT PERSON AND THEIR TRAVEL PARTNER OR FAMILY. cOMBINE THIS WITH A BUDGET FRIENDLY TRIP THAT COULD BE PAID EASILY OVER TIME, YOU ARE CERTAINLY GIVING THEM THE BEST GIFT EVER.
i LOVE TO TRAVEL AND RECENTLY TURNED 55 (AND PROUD OF IT, i MAY ADD). i HAVE COME TO A POINT IN MY LIFE WHERE MATERIAL THINGS TRULY DO NOT MATTER. i HAVE A HOME, WHERE MY FAMILY CAN REST PEACEFULLY EACH NIGHT, WE HAVE VEHICLES THAT CAN TAKE US TO WORK AND PLACES WE NEED TO GET TO, AND WE HAVE GROCERIES IN OUR FRIDGE WHERE WE CAN MAKE A BEAUTIFUL AND SIMPLE DINNER TO SHARE OUR STORIES AROUND THE TABLE. wHEN WE TRAVEL, WE LAUGH, SHARE JOYFUL MOMENTS, GET TO SEE THAT THE WORLD IS BIGGER THAN US AND THAT THERE IS SO MUCH TO SEE! tAKING PICTURES, SHARING MOMENTS, CREATING MEMORIES - THAT IS LIFE!
sO THIS HOLIDAY SEASON OR FOR SOMEONE'S SPECIAL EVENT, CONSIDER A TRAVEL GIFT CERTIFICATE FROM HIDE & sEEK tRAVELS AND GIVE THEM THE GIFT OF ADVENTURE!
I have learned that one must step up to challenges, since these are growth opportunities. Planning a trip is my way of relaxing and re-energizing, whether it is my trip or that of a client. Nothing is more therapeutic than leaving behind your daily routine and experiencing something new in a vacation.