• Cheryl Jones

Why We Vacation: To Explore

Updated: Jul 13, 2021

This world of ours is massive and diverse, so places to explore are nearly infinite. Each destination has unique landmarks, architecture, natural wonders, local flavors, weather, and so much more. So we vacation to surround ourselves with and relish in those unique features.

I am poised to help you explore the places that will make your heart and soul sing the loudest.

I have real-world experiences around the globe, so I can create authentic moments that bring out the best of each destination. That’s just one of the ways I can help you travel better. To learn about a few more ways, read through the travel inspiration below.

Crossing Borders: Germany & Austria

Embark on an unforgettable vacation through Germany and Austria that highlights the splendors of this endlessly fascinating region. You can relax in a luxurious Baden-Baden spa, drive through incredible Alpine scenery, enjoy performances by world-class classical and jazz musicians, soak up the rich culture and history, and sp much more. Baden-Baden is one of the world’s most renowned spa destinations. This fashionable little town on the outskirts of the Black Forest has attracted well-heeled visitors. They come for the temperate climate and beautiful countryside, but most of all for the spas, casinos, and horse races. The beautiful city of Salzburg is synonymous with music. The birthplace of Mozart—and perhaps equally well known as the von Trapp family’s stomping grounds—music miraculously seems to waft out of open windows all over town. Filled with a beautiful collection of pastel-hued Baroque and Rococo buildings, elegant gardens, and charming palaces, the atmosphere in Salzburg is nothing short of magical, making the nonstop schedule of concerts, music festivals, and recitals far from the only reason to visit.

The Spirit of Aloha

Hawaii is a paradise with many of its customs and culture generalized in popular media. But appreciating the rich history behind the Hawaiian way of life offers its guests a more profound experience beyond pristine beaches and breathtaking vistas. For example, you might be familiar with the Hawaiian custom of greeting guests with a lei, a floral wreath worn around the neck. But it’s more than just a decorative welcome. It’s a symbol of the people’s affections and generosity. This is not the only tradition that has endured Hawaii’s rich and fraught history. From Polynesian migration around 500 A.D. to the infamous arrival of Captain James Cook in 1778 to U.S. statehood in 1959, Hawaiians have worked to preserve the traditions that unite the seven inhabited islands that occupy one of the most geographically isolated places on the planet.

36 Hours in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has long been synonymous with an easy, no-passport-required dose of sun and sand. But the island is more than just pristine white sand and shimmering turquoise waters. Puerto Rico also has a rich imperial history, vibrant culture and culinary scene, and verdant jungle-clad peaks that rise some 4,000 feet above sea level. Thirty-six hours in Puerto Rico will have you hitting the island’s hot spots, historic sites, electrifying rainforests, and, of course, tropical beaches.

These are just a few of the many reasons why we vacation. And when you’re ready to find your reason for your next vacation, give me a call or drop me an email so I can help you explore your world in the most authentic ways.