More and more countries have reopened to vacation travelers recently, and many others have reduced or removed medical protocols for entry – Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Argentina and Peru, for example.
UNESCO’s Machu Picchu has recently reopened to visitors.
Major cruise lines no longer require COVID vaccinations for their guests. But non-vaccinated cruisers may be required to present a negative COVID test to board the ship.
Limited opportunities for holiday travel are still available. And major cruise lines currently offer outstanding values for Caribbean cruises December through next March. I particularly like Celebrity’s Constellation sailing from Tampa on 10 or 11 night itineraries. through March of 2023.
Meanwhile, South West Florida has begun the long recovery from the ravages of hurricane Ian. The area may require years to fully recover as a vacation Mecca, but it will ultimately get back to a new normal.
Mary and I sheltered in place for the storm’s duration (probably a mistake). But we’re well and our home suffered only modest damage. Many other people, however, were not so lucky.
As I write this newsletter (Oct. 6th 2022) my home office has no electric power, cell or internet service, so my ability to serve your travel needs remains limited and / or delayed for the time being. Hopefully my office will be up and running again in a week or so.
The best way to contact me during this period is via a text message or voicemail to my cell phone 828.514.9494, I ask for your patience during this period as my response time may be delayed due to internet connectivity and available cell service.
Thank you for your continued trust and reliance on me to help you plan great travel experiences.