Tuesday, June 14, 2016


Africa is a beautiful example of what tourism can do for a place. With Safaris of all kinds and the most luxurious of tents, it's truly an experience of a lifetime!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Travel Trends and The Younger Generation

The hottest new trends in travel revolve around the youngest age group with disposable income, the melinnials! 

What does that mean? It means a few things. First, it means melinnials are spending more money on traveling than on the things generations before them didn't. They aren't buying homes, cars and appliances. They're buying vacations. 

Second, they're not buying bare bones budget trips. They're buying tours. And the generation that's the most tech savvy is not purchasing online, they're using travel agents.

Third, they like the perks! Tours with meals and all the excitement you can order. They want as inclusive as they can get. They want to see it all! It's no wonder, chances are threat they may never get to do it again.

Fourth, they're having fun!  Who doesn't want that carefree vacation with English speaking cheuffers, tour guides and top rated accommodations.

I think everyone could take a tip fromthe mellinnials and see their travel agent and spend a little more on vacations and a little less on all the other of life's wants.

However you do it, do it your way, because you may never get the opportunity to do it again.  Life is too short, live it your way!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

2016 Travel Trends

With TV tourism on the rise, people are looking for road trips and destinations they've never seen before other than on TV! They grab the essentials and they go off on their journey.

That being said people are also spending more on vacationing than ever before! We are looking at an additional 69% increase over what people were spending on vacationing just a few years ago. People are realizing feelings they've never had before by traveling to new places and seeing unfamiliar things. It's a very addictive and excitingfeeling that people have never had before and they crave it more and more and more.

Millennial's are the highest spenders in years. They're seeking thrills and pushing limits that have never had before. It's not just a basic or inclusive Caribbean vacation, they're going to places like Australia, Singapore, Europe, Africa, Malaysia, you name it they're going!

Aside from destinations and age groups, people are going solo!  It doesn't matter what the age, but 17% of people are planning to travel solo for the first time this year. This is a large swing on solo travelers.

And then there's cruising. It continues to be a trend for an easy holiday to take people on a perfect stress free family vacation that they can collapse by the pool and everything is taken care of for them.

Accommodations. This is the biggest change in a long time. People are paying more for Wi-Fi. They're working for reliable, fast, free. And while Prostrations have sure the people didn't care as much about Wi-Fi, more people are working well taking longer vacation. It's kind of a thing in trouble now work for two hours in the morning, take a excursion, hit the pool after lunch, and enjoy a lot of things that people were never able to do for such a long period of time before.

Air-conditioning. 69% of people will purchase a place with air-conditioning over a place with out when visiting hot or tropical climate. They want comfort. The kind of comfort they find a home and the kind of comfort that they expect when they pay good money to stay at an expensive place.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Motion Sickness

I was 31 years old when I first got motion sickness.  It was a whirlwind trip to Washington D.C. in the summertime.  It was a cocktail of planes, trains and automobiles and it left me a bit queezy!  I never wanted to feel like that again.  Then on a plane from Puerto Vallarta, MX to Houston, TX it happened.   I puked on an airplane!  I puked and I get the point.  Dramamine!  I always keep it in my "emergeny medical" bag in my carry-on.  As soon as we landed and I could see straight, I hit up Taco Bell and the Dramamine!  It was quite possibly the best taco on the planet at that moment.  By the time I landed in St. Louis I was sure I'd never fly again!

Fast forward 3 weeks, my lovely wants to take me to the Dominican Republic for a long weekend.  So, a quick call to the clinic and my motion sickness patches were ready for pick-up just in time to head to St. Louis for our early flight the next morning.  I put it on before bed since I wouldn't have 3 hours between waking and take-off.  I woke up high as a kite!  I would call it the best recreational drug I've ever had....but, it wasn't for recreation.  I was getting on a plane in 2 hours.  I felt great....until the patch fell off later that day!  Then it started, the withdrawl.  It was worse than the motion sickness! It was a solid 24 hours before I felt better.  Then we had a day excursion, then time to go home.  I enjoyed the sunshine and sand on Bavaro Beach, but it was way too short. 

So, in talk to traveling to Hawaii with my kids on a 10 hour flight, plus a 30 minute flight, plus a 13 hour flight, off to the clinic I trekked.  Now a drug cocktail to go with the motion cocktail.  One for queeziness, one for vomiting.  Anyone who gets motion sickness knows the amount of dehydration you experience.  And anyone who has taken long flights knows that dehydration.  Double bad!

I'll give you an update on the motion sickness cocktail after I travel.