Notes from Julia


Hello Friends,
May is one of my favorite months, and sometimes it seems to take so long to arrive. I love the bright splashes of color as daffodils and hyacinths appear. It’s fun watching birds busily prepare
nests for their new arrivals. And it’s especially nice anticipating fun times outdoors with friends and family.

Our tour to Tanzania was absolutely fabulous, and I would go back in a heartbeat! What a wonderful group of travelers we had. Seeing lions, elephants, giraffes, Cape Buffaloes, hippos, leopards, rhinos, zebras, and wildebeests in their natural habitat and within a few yards of our safari vehicle was indescribable. 

But isn’t that the beauty of travel, be it near or far from home? Travel takes us out of our normal routine and expands our horizons. It presents a new perspective and prompts us to look at things through a different lens. Travel allows us to relish beautiful sites and yet appreciate the things we too often take for granted at home. In the 16 years I have been involved with group travel, I have learned how important it is to travel when opportunities present themselves. Don’t wait, as circumstances can quickly change and travel opportunities may diminish or disappear.

Speaking of travel, as you read this, we will be in sunny Italy. Openings exist for our trip to the Biltmore mansion which will be decorated beautifully for Christmas, and a fabulous South America cruise, including an optional tour to Antarctica, a bucket-list destination for many. Argentina recently discontinued its $160 reciprocity fee, and Princess Cruises is offering special passenger bonuses, which makes this cruise even more attractive.Register soon, as deadlines approach.

Our September Mystery Trip is almost filled, and we’ve had wonderful interest in our autumn motor coach trip to West Virginia. Reserve your spot at the West Virginia trip preview on May 12. A few seats remain for “Menopause The Musical” at Circa ’21 Dinner Theater.

As you “stop to smell the roses,” I wish you many days of sunshine as you celebrate Mother’s and Father’s Days, Memorial Day, graduations, and weddings, as well as the pleasures and blessings each day presents.

With warm regards,