WOMEN IN TRAVEL!
In celebration of Women’s History Month, let’s examine the influence and leadership women are contributing to the travel industry. For starters, they make up the bulk of domestic and international travelers and the majority of the tourism workforce. Women are emerging as business owners, innovators, and leaders who are challenging the status quo and harnessing […]
TRAVEL ON A BUDGET
Traveling the world on a limited budget is possible. The world is calling! It begins with a change in mindset. With research, patience, and a sprinkle of frugality, you can make your travel dreams a reality. Saving money for a trip doesn’t require you to give up everything. Pick your favorites little rewards and look […]
EDUCATION BY TRAVEL!
According to the 2020 Open Doors Report on the International Education Exchange, over 1 million international students attended universities and colleges in the United States during the 2019-20 academic year. Students worldwide are making their way to the U.S. for opportunities to study at some of the most prestigious universities in the world and experience a […]
PIÑA COLADAS IN THE RAIN!
Singer Rupert Holmes asked about piña coladas and getting caught in the rain. These eternal questions are on replay in the minds of affluent travelers everywhere as they plan their escape! Global lockdowns have given rise to a surge in luxury travel bookings. Escape planners have already filled up most of 2021, and the trend […]
International travel is still a viable possibility for families looking to shake off their lock-down fever. Summer travel looks to be the hottest ticket. Thanks to the vaccination program instituted in the US and other nations, travel planning is a trending topic once more. Whether it’s sheltering-in-place fatigue or a desire to build memories and […]
MINDING YOUR BUSINESS
Once expected to hit $1.7 trillion by 2022, business travel spending and the lofty prognostications of its growth have dissipated in the wake of a global pandemic. According to the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the business travel industry faces an $820.7 billion loss. Research firm Mckinsey & Company projects the industry will take years to achieve COVID-19 recovery […]
THE WANDERLUST GENERATIONS
After a year of lockdowns and restrictions, younger demographics are ready to jump at a chance to travel! Millennial and Gen Z travelers account for a rising percentage of the international travel market and are driven by a desire to experience more from life. They’re seeking adventure travel experiences that are authentic, active, and sustainable. Millennials are […]
CAN SUSTAINABILITY INOCULATE THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY?
In our pre-pandemic world, sustainable travel was trending as more travelers were seeking out options to reduce the impact of their trips. Now that Del Griffith (COVID-19) has wreaked havoc on the travel industry, what role will sustainability play in rebuilding? The sustainable travel movement is likely to move to the forefront of recovery efforts as the […]
WAKING TO DREAM AGAIN
Humanist philosopher, Rumi, wrote “Wake up! This world that you dream holds nothing to fear.” This perpetual Monday we’re globally enduring has many of us longing for a sense of normalcy that seems only to exist in dreams. In an era when a trip to the office or the classroom is akin to destination travel, […]
AN UNWELCOME TRAVEL COMPANION
ARE WE READY TO CONFRONT THE WORLD’S PERCEPTION OF WHO WE ARE?
What kind of reception can we expect once the world opens again to American travelers? Yes, I’m one of the shunned, part of the plague-ridden society that is being led by science ignoring plutocrats who are whoafully equipped to confront a “Bully in Chief”. If you are from the U.S. you are perceived to be […]
LET’S GO FOLKS!
The US Department of State’s (US DoS) Level 4 international Travel Alert (do not travel) has been cancelled. The mandatory nationwide 14-day quarantine for US citizens returning from abroad is no longer in force. The US DoS asks returning travelers to follow CDC guidelines and adhere to their home state’s requirement for self-isolation. In areas of […]
IS IT A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE I GET IT TOO?
“In health, the body obeys the will; in sickness, the will follows the body.”Jack Mitchell 2017 Is it a matter of time before I get it too,Or, is this plague meant only for you?‘In health, the body obeys the will,’Months pass, the virus is with us still. It’s easy to give up and pretend it […]
TRAVEL INSURANCE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY
Now for the insurance part,Have it in place before you start.Not all plans are the same,In fact, some are quite lame. What separates the wheat from the chaff?It’s not by cutting the premiums in half.It’s always something you don’t see,Until you trip on a root and twist your knee. A phone call is made, a […]
Ocean, bay and beach,These are the things within my reach.Believing that staying was the right course,A decision I’ve made without remorse. Lucky traveler, I am.One who got in before the door was slammed.Planning one big thing each dayAnd then deciding which game to play. Ball dog beach swim and restRead cabana meditate, the best.Only the […]
HURRICANES, PANDEMICS, SHARKS…
Shark populations worldwide are in severe decline. The Bahamian Government is a global leader in shark preservation having instituted a long-line fishing ban in 1992 and awarded sanctuary status for sharks throughout its territorial waters in 2011. The regulation was amended in 2018 to ban fishing for sharks or possessing shark meat and parts. As […]
THE FEAR IS PALATABLE WHEN THE AMERICANS ARRIVE
What makes our country a pariah?Is it because we have no messiah,To lead us down the proper path?Is it a failure of our leaders to do the math? All these things and moreContribute to our abysmal score.Containing the pandemic is a mustIf we are to regain the world’s trust. I love my country. Don’t take […]
READY, SET, TRAVEL!
by Tone Daley If you are anything like me, international travel is part of your DNA. And, the modern aircraft is our mode of transportation. So, it makes sense for us to look at what the airlines are doing to protect us should we decide to stick our toes into international waters. For my money, […]
TONIGHT, FIONNUALA IS YOUR NURSE!
Irish mythology comes from the oral Celtic myths of Central Europe, transcribed into manuscripts during pre-Christian times by the learned people in Ireland and Scotland. One of the best known, the Tuath Dé Dann, recounts the powers and activities of the tribes of the Goddess Danu. Fionnuala is one such tribal sub-goddess who was changed to a swan and cursed by her stepmother, Aoife, […]
LOOK WHAT I FOUND – SPRING.
by Tone Daley I’ve been traveling and living internationally for the last 30 years. Today will mark the longest period of time I’ve spent in my home country since 1990. Being under a stay at home order for the last six weeks is a new way of “being”, for sure. Initially not knowing when I could book […]