So now that Fairview Travel and the Vegas Voyagers has a web site I can officially become a part of the blogging world. It’s probably not all that different than writing articles for the VEGAS VOICE, but I suppose I might not be limited to 500 words.
What I will try to accomplish in this space is to tell you all about travel trends, travel deals and also some of my travel experiences. Please feel free to comment or post in the appropriate area of our site.
I have learned through the hard cold experience of reality that sometimes the absolute hardest part of travel, can often times be the part of GETTING THERE. It doesn’t matter where you’re going, the simple chore of getting from home to wherever can be the painful part. And sometimes, you’re not going to get there at all!
Case in point. It seems as though you can’t turn the TV on without seeing the unfortunate events and circumstances surrounding the situation in Israel and Gaza. While, as I write this a cease fire is in effect, the recent month of July has been extremely difficult in that part of the world. Understandably, the situation has had a stifling effect on travel to Israel.
For the past year I have been working with a church group that was planning a once in a lifetime trip to the Holy land. Many meetings were held at the church, itineraries were planned, airline tickets purchased. And all was in order right up to late June.
Then as they used to say in Northern Ireland, the “Troubles” started. The month of July included more meetings at the church with the ultimate decision to postpone this once in a lifetime experience. Simply stated getting there in the month of August was just not a good idea.
So what I have learned in the more than 25 years of planning trips for thousands of people is that you have to have the sense of flexibility in your mind whenever you plan to travel. One just never ever knows what outside influence might occur that effects your travel plans.
The example above is a severe one but I could give you a laundry list of circumstances that can affect travel plans. Please, stay flexible when traveling and it also helps to have a sense of adventure when traveling. This might make the experience of getting there a bit easier.