All of us are ready to hit the road and begin to find some normalcy,as things begin to reopen. I love traveling. Dosen’t matter how or where. By car, train, plane, ship — you name it and I am there. Traveling with our loved ones — wives, children, and especially grandkids — is even more special. In the coming weeks I am going to update this “I Love Travel” section to give you some insight on some really great trips that I have done over the years. Let me give you one tip right now: WRITE A JOURNAL! I have about 30 trip journals, and its going to help me remember some of the details I will share.
Here is my TRAVEL TIP #1: [May 2021]
How to write a journal: WRITE SOMETHING EVERY NIGHT OF THE TRIP – don’t try to wait until later, there are so many memories each day its best to just spend a little time every day to keep it fresh and up to date.
Here is my TRAVEL TIP #2: [June 2021]
“MAKE SURE YOU GET A GOOD TOUR GUIDE!” This may be my best advice.
I have traveled the world – really far and wide – and there have been one day lectures
by a guide at a historic battlefield (Antietam, Gettysburg, Custer’s Last Stand and more) and weeks on the road (Belgium/France WW I, DDay Normandy) and many pleasure trips from Morocco to Norway and beyond. The best trips are with guides who enjoy what they do, and show pride and knowledge in their subject, country, and subject matter. Always try to find out before you go something about the guide — and check any and all available reviews. I will be telling you about some of the best guides; those that I felt it was an honor to be with them, and listen to them. If you read Tip #1 you learned that I can remember all about the guide from each trip BECAUSE I KEPT A JOURNAL!
Here is my TRAVEL TIP #3: [July 2021]
This month my Travel Tip is: If you aren’t Covid vaccinated DON’T GO! Soon you won’t be able to travel outside the U. S. again – some countries will either not admit you, or will impose expensive or cumbersome restrictions on your travel plans. Everything from Cruises, to Disney, to sports venues will impose restrictions on the unvaccinated. If things continue to worsen with the Delta virus mutations we will see individual states beginning to shut down, and put NO ADMITTANCE signs up for the unvaccinated. If you travel and you are vaccinated be careful and MASK UP!