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Latest Posts

An Antidote to the Pandemic's Effects

My 82-year old father and my 73-year old mother wouldn’t have it any other way. After the slight easing of draconian lock-down measures in Honduras, my parents booked the first flight they could to the USA. Don’t get me wrong, they love Honduras. But it was time - high time - for them to experience freedom. (CLICK TO READ MORE)

Take Virtual on the Road!

Among family and friends, I have heard many lament the loss of annual traditions, once-in-a-lifetime celebrations and a bevy of rites of passage. Having a senior in high school and college, we are feeling a certain heaviness knowing that we won’t be able to enjoy important rituals like football, homecoming, prom, and parent weekends, just a few affecting our family, to say nothing of a sweet 16th birthday on our horizon and Thanksgiving, and . . . so on. And yet...(CLICK TO READ MORE)

A Favorable Reaction on the American People

President Donald Trump, Governor Andrew Cuomo, and my home state’s Governor Gretchen Whitmer are just three of many American leaders who have likened the 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic to World War Two. While such a comparison can be both scrutinized and politicized, I would for my part respond this way: (CLICK THE PHOTO TO READ MORE)

The Return of Travel: The Future is Bright!

Something that had seemed so routine suddenly seemed so exhilarating; a previously known but now unknown, or at least reinvented, experience lay before me. September 30 was my first flight since February 24! I didn’t quite know what to expect with so many new protocols, rules and precautions in place.(CLICK THE PHOTO TO READ MORE)

When in Rome: Italian Tips for the American Traveler

One of the many joys of international travel is immersing yourself in a new culture, but sometimes cultural differences can take you by surprise! Here are seven Italian customs every American traveler should know, courtesy of a native Roman! (CLICK THE PHOTO TO READ MORE)

Pack Like a Pro: 10 Tips to Save Space and Stress Before Your Next Getaway

When it comes to trip preparation, it's difficult to overstate the importance of packing. Luckily, more than 50 years in the travel business has taught our team a thing or two about effective packing strategies. We're excited to share a few of our game-changing packing tips to help you prepare for your own future travels! (CLICK THE PHOTO TO READ MORE)