Dog Days of Summer

You don't need to leave the US for stunning beauty!!  This is the Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge in Newport, Rhode Island.  I took this picture yesterday-7/25/2016.

You don't need to leave the US for stunning beauty!!  This is the Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge in Newport, Rhode Island.  I took this picture yesterday-7/25/2016.

What a crazy summer it has been!!  Clients have been traveling nonstop.  It has been tough just keeping on top of where everyone is and what they are doing each day this summer.  Thankfully, there have been no missteps or problems.  All I’m hearing is what a wonderful time everyone is having, how much they are loving their hotels and how much they are learning from the fabulous tour guides I’m able to secure for them.

My clients have been traveling all over the world to places including Peru, Ireland, Italy, France, Scotland, England, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Sedona, California, New York, Boston, South Beach and Mexico.  As you can see, Europe has been very popular this summer.  

Even though there are still a few weeks before the kids return to school, I have been starting to get calls about where to take the family over the winter break.  If you have your heart set on a trip to the Galapagos or an organized tour with leaders in the industry such as Abercrombie & Kent, Backroads or National Geographic Expeditions, you may need to look at 2017 dates.  Their most popular tours need to be booked about a year in advance for dates when kids are out of school.

There are still lots and lots of fantastic options for families.  A few families may want to go all out on an African safari.  Other families may want to recharge and rejuvenate on a beach vacation with easy access from home.  I love finding destinations and resorts that are not well known to the general public.  It can make even the most typical beach vacation an adventure.  

I also find that my suggested tours, destinations and properties vary with every single client.  Every client is unique.  My recommendations take into account their different personalities and what they want out of their vacation.  There is never one property our tour company that works for everyone.  

I will be posting about a few favorite recommendations I make to clients over the next few months as I plan everyone’s winter vacations.  Contact me soon to work with you on your winter vacation.  I do max out on how many clients I can give proper attention to at one time.

Happy Summer!!

Julie Jones