I've been reminiscing a lot about the last trip I went on. Good friends of mine, Melody and Gary Fee, invited me to lead a group of Travel Advisors to explore Kenya. It was beyond incredible. Not only was it my first time in Africa, it was my first time on a safari. The guides were so knowledgeable and the experience wouldn't have been the same without them. I saw so many animals I'd never seen before and some I never even heard of. It was truly remarkable.
I'm looking forward to traveling again!
Click here to view the photos from my trip. Watch the video below for my five safari tips and then the complete podcast about the entire experience further down.
My Five Safari Tips
Full podcast below.
Life is different for us all than it was last month. Each of us is doing our best to handle the curve balls that have been thrown our way. Some of us have taken on new roles, like teacher, as children stay home from school. We’ve set aside our travels, whether that was your daily trip to the office or a vacation we had planned for you.
We do it out of necessity but also out of kindness for one another. For that, I thank you! The precautions and actions you are undertaking aren’t easy, and the people you live with might be making you bananas. The thought that drives me is that the more we do now, the sooner we will all be able to take off on our next adventure.
And when that time comes, I’ll be here.
As for myself, I've been working a lot with lemons the past few weeks. My tree has produced more this year than ever. I understand the irony and I'm sure there's a metaphor in there somewhere. Jason and I have been making limoncello, lemon bars, lemon curd, and of course lemonade. Check out the pics below!
In these unprecedented times, we are reminded of the lessons that travel teaches us. That the world is one big interconnected place. That the times we share as a family are memories that we will treasure for years to come. That we shouldn’t put off our dreams because we don’t know what tomorrow brings.
More than anything, this experience has taught me how thankful I am for the chance to travel and how very lucky I am to have clients like you who continue to support me whenever possible with kind words, positive reviews, and your business.
I'd like to share some resources with you that I've been using to entertain, stay active, relax, and keep my travel spirit alive.
If you've been experiencing any anxiety or sleepless nights, my friend Carol Cassara, a hypnotherapist, offers a wonderful guided imagery for anxiety relief. Find the free downloadable audio here. She's also offering 35 daily email mantras for positive thinking and good health here… and if you are already battling a condition, her online healing affirmations are also free, one day for 50 days, here. All absolutely free, and you won’t be signed up for a mailing list.
Eat & Drink
If you’re like me and you want to get creative with easy step-by-step recipes in the kitchen, check out Sonya's Sweet & Spicy Kitchen on YouTube and follow along for some delicious recipes!
If you want to pair these recipes with some good wine, I have you covered. During this shelter-in-place period, you might be in dire need of wine. My friend Betty offers fabulous, affordable wines from the Napa winery she's affiliated with. You can check out her website at winetastingsandmore.com or call her at 650-714-7009 for recommendations. She helped me get my wine selection delivered to my door and I know she would be happy to help you too. If you're going to purchase wine anyway, might as well support a small business like Betty's.
I've been video chatting with friends, playing Jackbox games with them, and even singing karaoke together online. Consider sending a card in the mail as well to stay connected and acknowledge important milestones in your loved ones lives even if you can't be there in person. If you feel so inclined, consider sending a gift of gratitude to a front-line worker. All The Buzz has put together some really heartwarming care packs for care givers.
There are many bars and clubs around the world hosting virtual happy hours as well so reach out to your local watering hole to see if they are offering anything.
Take virtual tours, ride a virtual roller coaster, or see a Broadway show from your living room. Click here for a list of virtual tours you can take to inspire and excite you about your next trip. Check back next week as I'll be adding more content.
There are tons of free fitness videos on Youtube to guide your workout, but if you are looking for personalized group or private fitness instruction, reach out to my friend Hank Dean who is offering live classes via Zoom. He has coached and taught many clients from professional athletes, world class entertainers, ballet and stage dancers to seniors, children and busy people who are looking to improve their lives, their health, their self-confidence and their well being.
He focuses on the needs of his clients and is constant in his attention to their fitness. Whatever the focus of the clients needs are, he provides direct and progressive coaching to first move towards a clients goals and then surpass them.
SCI fitness is currently providing one on one training and group classes via Zoom.
Let me close with this, we will travel again. We will set off on the adventures of our dreams. We will take the opportunities to make memories and to open our hearts to the incredible things our world has to offer.
Thank you again, and I look forward to helping you with your next adventure.
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