The Gift of Travel

November 2022
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The Holiday season is upon us. Christmas movies have been playing on TV for well over a month. The stores are filled with shoppers. The mailbox is stuffed with catalogs and flyers.

I have many wonderful memories of the Holidays and some very sad ones as well. I have experienced serious loss during the Holidays as well as great joy.

Take this season to make memories. Spend time with your loved ones. Go out and experience new places and events. Do what you love or what you have always dreamed of. This season, make up for the last couple of years when many people were asked to stay home and make sacrifices.

This is the year to make the season the best ever!



People often think the idea of giving travel as a gift is strange, difficult, or would take away the fun of the season. Let me assure you that travel is a great gift.

Travel on holidays such as Christmas and the New Year can be convenient because you may have time off of work and school, however that also tends to make destinations busy and more expensive. The decorations and festive atmosphere may make it all worth it.

Presenting the trip on the holiday and then traveling later can be a great alternative. You can reserve the trip now, lock in the rates and travel when prices are lower, and give something special Christmas morning to surprise the recipient.

The budget-focused person in the family loves this second option. Just think how much money you would save if you planned a family spring break trip and gave it as a Christmas gift along with a couple of small travel-related gifts. You are able to use the same trip for two special occasions and get months to plan and get excited together.

Just about any type of trip can be planned in advance and given as a gift.

Contact me and we can brainstorm ideas for you and your family.

Travel inspired holiday gifts

Here are a few ideas of items that you can put under the tree as a way to present the trip to your loved ones. Each of these would be a great stocking stuffer to help present the Click on thesimages to get more info or to purchase.

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Power Strip                                                                                       Towlel Band


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Power Bank                                                                                                                Back Pack

Cruise Duck                                                                                                                             Passport Cover


Waterproof Playing Cards

Sail with me!

Do you need some ideas to get you started? Travel with me on one of my upcoming groups. I have discounted space on a few exciting cruises. Space is limited on all of these so if you are interested let me know so we can get your cabin reserved. Just put down a deposit and make payments over time.

I plan to be on each of these trips and would love to have you join me for some of the special activities that are in the works.

October Fest Cruise

Carnival Mardi Gras
September 30, 2023- October 7, 2023

Port Canaveral
San Juan
Amber Cove
Grand Turk

Celebrate Drew’s Birthday

Norwegian Prima
February 16, 2024 – February 23, 2024

Galveston, TX
Costa Maya, Mexico
Harvest Caye, Belize
Roatan Bay Islands, Honduras
Cozumel, Mexico

Harvest Caye – Belize


Bucket List Cruise of a Lifetime

Ice and Fire Cruise

Norwegian Spirit
September 25, 2024 – October 11, 2024

Glacier Bay
Icy Straight Point
5 Sea Days
Nawiliwili, Kauai
Kahului, Maui

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