Balancing work and family life at the same time (and at home!) is never easy, and it’s especially difficult right now. From the kids interrupting your morning Zoom meetings to making sure everyone in your household is washing their hands like crazy, we could all use a vacation. Until that time comes, we thought you could use a little break from all the drama unfolding at home to start considering where you might go on your next vacation. Yep, that’s right – and we’re serious about it.
Dream now, travel later is a mantra that we find ourselves repeating quite frequently now. That’s because when it’s put into action, this simple phrase can be unbelievably uplifting and stress relieving. Give it a try. We recommend taking 10 to 15 minutes a day (or a few times a week) to write down all the places you’ve dreamed of traveling to, including those places you’d like to visit again. Indulge your wanderlust on travel websites and magazines, printing and tearing out any articles and destinations that interest you. Collect everything in a dedicated notebook so that when we’re able to travel again, you’ll have all the hard work done and be ready to head out on some unforgettable adventures.
We know that travel isn’t necessarily on the minds of everyone, perhaps far from it, and that’s ok. Our health and safety are most important. Period. But one day, and that day cannot come soon enough, we will all travel again, helping those destinations of the world that need our travel dollars the most. The great thing about travel is how it brings people together of vastly different cultures and introduces them to what we hold in common. That includes our shared experiences of living in the unrelenting presence of COVID-19.
There’s no denying the hopeful and uplifting power travel has on those of us who love exploring the world and the people who make it possible. In the coming weeks, we’ll be filling you in on some of our favorite ways to explore the world. From our favorite movies and playlists, to feature articles and all sorts of travel inspiration, we want to help make your day a little brighter.
(and don’t forget to wash your hands)
Please feel free to send me an email or call meat (269) 372-1963 so we can discuss your vacation plans in detail.
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Scooter Tessari, MCC, owns The Cruise Center, Inc. in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and operates the website Tasteful Journeys devoted to enrichment vacations with a culinary accent and featuring cruises, tours, and custom designed vacation packages.