So travel is the only thing that … makes you richer? Shifts your paradigm? Determines if you are right for each other?
I’ve heard all the quips and quotes about travel. Since entering the travel business, I hear them all the time. Here is the real story. Travel changes everything. When I say everything , I mean everything. If you have never traveled out of your home town, you don’t understand what it means to be the “Other”. To walk in someone else shoes, boots, bare feet, etc. So when you travel, to the state over or around the world, you change. Bit by bit we start to understand the world and ourselves just a little bit better.
Every time I go to a different place, I bring home three things. First, I am reminded that all people everywhere are so similar. They have families, go to work and find time to have fun. Even tho the scenery is different and the language and food are different, we all breath and love and feel. Two, there is always something to learn. Even when I’m visiting a destination I’ve been to multiple times, I always bring home some new tip for a customer or lesson learned for myself. You can’t step into the same river twice kind of thing. We have customers who call and say I’ve already been to that “Country” once and only want to go somewhere different. My response is to say that , I’m always open to new places, but are you sure you got to see everything that country had to offer? Italy, Mexico, China, Africa, the US. There are so many nuances to every country and it is hard to experience it all in one trip. Three, travel is possible for every budget. If you are backpacking and staying in hostels or flying first class and staying at the most exclusive properties, you still have choices and options at all levels. That is how a travel professional benefits you. By understanding your desires and preferences, being realistic about what is available to you within your budget, and helping you get the most out of your trip to each destination.
We each love what we do and that shows in the care and effort we put into each client booking. If you are looking for someone to help you plan your next weekend getaway, 45 day tour around the world, luxury cruise, or bucket list trip, we at About Going Places are your experts to get you there.
Traveling mercies on your next adventure!