We arrived on Cape Cod on Wednesday and are safe in our Orleans condo for the summer and beyond. In the past, we have arrived around mid-May after a road trip of 10-14 days, seeing the sights between Texas and Massachusetts. This year was different. We had doctor appointments and other engagements in Texas in … Continue reading Road Trip in the Time of COVID
For those flying in this brave new world, there are some simple precautions you can take to feel safer. The Points Guy gives some recommendations, and yes, it involves Clorox Wipes, to clean your seat, tray table, seat pocket, and the toilet. I guess we'll all travel with wipes, Purell, napkins, and more from now … Continue reading Sanitize Your Airplane Seat
These are things we never thought about before, at least I didn't! I'd usually give my bags a cursory wipe down, but that has changed due to COVID19. Think about it - you're not the only one who handles your bag. It begins with you at home, but also the taxi or Lyft driver may … Continue reading Disinfect your luggage – before, during, after a trip
It's good to know that people are still flying. Maybe some of these new rules should have always been in effect, but here we go. Read the CN Traveler article, but here are a few highlights. You scan the boarding pass. Whether on your phone or paper, you'll put it on the scanner, then hold … Continue reading New TSA rules
As a travel business, I receive a lot of emails every day. I probably delete 50 a day without opening them, destinations I don't sell or irrelevant stuff. Lately my emails are of 3 types - What suppliers are doing to keep you safe during this crazy time Cancellation revisions Travel deals you can't believe … Continue reading Business in the Time of COVID-19
"be vigilant but not paralyzed. There’s no benefit to come from being scared to the point of never leaving your house. There are contagions out there—whether they’re reported or not—so take appropriate precautions and go about your life." Below is an interview between Recommend magazine, a travel counselor publication, and Dr. William Spangler, global medical … Continue reading COVID-19 – should you be traveling now?
We started the day visiting the Mausoleum of King Mohammed V in Rabat, built in the 20th century on the site of the Hassan Tower. The mausoleum is gorgeous, and the artistry is truly amazing. It is white with a green tiled roof, green being the color of Islam. A pair of guards on horseback … Continue reading Tomb of King Mohammed V in Rabat
This afternoon I took a short walk through the Medina near my Riad, Maison Bleue. It’s Friday and many shops are closed, not for religious reasons but they traditionally close a day because the weekends are busier and better for business. I followed only one street for fear of getting lost. There are 9,400 streets … Continue reading The Medina of Fes
A mole was diagnosed as melanoma and I’m set for surgery in 2 weeks. While I realize it’s serious, I didn’t know how serious until the surgeon said he would refer me to oncology. When he said that word, my mind stopped working. I know so many who’ve been through chemo and I’ve always said … Continue reading I’m starting down a new path. Cancer.
As the owner of a travel company, JB Journeys, I have been fortunate on occasion to meet people in other countries who have the capacity to impactfully change the world for good. Tara and Rob Cahill of Guatemala are two such people. I first met the Cahills while I was birding in Guatemala in 2017. … Continue reading Force for change, force for good in Guatemala