holiday season we should all be
reminded that having compassion towards one another
and respecting other cultures makes the world an
incredible place to explore. When traveling this
season I highly encourage all of you to experience
how others celebrate this wonderful season. Whether
you find yourself in another state or a foreign
country, there is always something special to
discover about the people and the culture.
Travel is more than just sightseeing, it is
about experiencing new places and connecting with
the people who live there. So always remember to be
a traveler, not a tourist.
Almost everybody in Mexico takes off the
last two weeks in December to celebrate Christmas. They
party, spend time with family, visit with old
friends, and even make new friends. Several
weeks before Christmas, elaborately decorated market
stalls or puestos are set up in the plazas of every
town and city. Some people travel for days from
remote areas to get to these markets. The puestos
offer crafts of every conceivable kind, foods such
as cheese, bananas, nuts, and cookies, and flowers
such as orchids and poinsettias.
- Reserve your 2006
Hawaii Holiday cruise, with only 6 cabins left,
space is filling fast. Contact Patricia today for
- Ask about our
special Valentine’s Day romantic getaways.
- Call Joyce for
unadvertised special packages to Tahiti now, before
- Whale watching on
your mind? Contact Vicki, our Hawaii specialist, to
reserve our fabulous beach front condos on Maui for
a show of a lifetime featuring these graceful
- Hurry and book your
2006 privately owned homes in Hawaii and Mexico
before all space is gone, and it is going
- Keep an eye out for
destination to be offered on our website – Central
America and the countries of Panama and Costa
- Don’t forget,
Birthday Bash ends May 2006!
Darlings, here is a list of my favorite travel
goodies, something for every budget and everyone to
enjoy on their next Incredible Journey.
Sweetie, if you are not picky with your
toiletries, or heaven forbid you forgot something at home, do I have a
for you to visit.
Even the traditional symbols of Christmas
come with a twist in Hawaii. Every year, hordes of
residents line up at the appointed hour to watch
Christmas trees being unloaded from refrigerated
They wait for their chance to pick the best of the
islands' limited supply of grand firs, nobles and
other popular varieties. Until the 1960s, when
refrigerated containers started crossing the Pacific
in great numbers, such mainland conifers were
unavailable. Instead, holiday revelers used Norfolk
Island pines, a tree species established in Hawaii
long ago from a South Pacific island "neighbor."
Find out more....