Global Travel and Education
Living and Learning Through Travel!
“I can speak to my soul only when the two of us are off exploring deserts or cities or mountains or roads.”-Paulo Coelho
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Identity of Place When I began researching places named Hell's Half Acre because of their difficult terrain, I had no idea that so many places would come up. After thinking about it, I shouldn’t have been surprised. I won't cover all of them in...
The Southern U.S. State and the coastal islands of South Carolina are lovely. The most striking feature along its 2876 miles of tidal coastline is its chain of barrier and tidal Islands. South Carolina boasts beautiful wide sandy beaches....
Pawnee Buttes and Wildflowers in Northeast Colorado Coming out of the Winter months in Colorado, there is an anxious optimism to get outdoors and see newly awakened plants and a myriad of vibrant wildflowers as they burst from their hibernation...
Colorado National Monument in Colorado Smithsonian Magazine Its Geologic Formations Geologic formations are a common theme in Colorado. As always, they remind us of her diverse pre-historic past. Also, almost every location in the state inspires us...
Zoroaster Peak detail Art after the Civil War After the exhausting and vicious Civil War In the late half of the nineteenth century, a group of artists played an indispensable role in providing an impressive, visual portfolio of the West's majesty....
Bonaire Island The Unique Island of Bonaire Bonaire is a gorgeous island in the Leeward Antilles of the Caribbean Sea. In fact, it is one of the ABC Islands of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao and is located 80 km (50 miles) off the coast of Venezuela....
Words Of Inspiration
Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember and remember more than I have seen.
~ Benjamin Disraeli
“Better to see something once than to
hear about it a thousand times.”
~ Asian Proverb
“Once a year, go someplace you’ve
never been before.”
~ Dalai Lama
“Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.”
~ Paul Brandt
Half of the fun of travel is the esthetic of lostness.
~ Ray Bradbury
What are the most important safety tips people need to keep in mind when traveling amidst COVID-19?
Know before you go. If you are planning to travel to a different county, state or country, find out what their policies are before you leave.
If you are traveling to other countries and in general want to know if they are safe One useful website is https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel.html In general, today’s travel trends tend to be shorter, closer, later. Our classes at this time follow that protocol and we strive for safety through knowing our destinations, keeping numbers small, insuring social distancing and offering experiences that mainly embrace the “great outdoors”
How do your trips and classes follow today's trends toward safety and having a positive experience without being around a lot of people?
We keep our numbers small by capping them at 10. We believe that gives us the best opportunity to meet your needs yet deliver a positive experience. This is also a better model for visiting restaurants, sites and museums, and allows social distancing. It also has the added benefit of not creating a big impact on fragile areas.
What is your favorite place?
For us, travel isn’t entirely about a place or destination. It is more about the journey and the experiences along the way. For one thing, we believe that we learn and experience more when there is no expectation for a particular outcome. Secondly, we understand that knowledge gained can be pretty static and important, however, we know that experience can be equally and perhaps even more important.
Further, we find that it can be truly enlightening to stay open to serendipity by enjoying those you meet along the way, marveling at cultural differences, being amazed by sites and spectacular natural wonders, eating new foods and observing lifestyles and traditions different than your own.
Finally, our ultimate advice is to keep your eyes and ears wide open while experiencing the world. Learn something new. Try something different. Personally engage. Relish new opportunities, and most importantly, be kind, stay flexible, eager, open and enthusiastic.