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Being Renewed by Change (and Travel)

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new." – Socrates

I've spent a lot of time this week reflecting on change and how much I and the world around me have changed in the last year and a half. I'm not the same person I was in early 2020. I've become someone I like a lot better. I make healthier choices now. I speak more kindly to myself. I'm more patient with others too. With all these changes, I've realized how much I need to let go too, like old thought patterns and even old décor. Instead of a midlife crisis, I'm unfurling a midlife creation.

About every 28 days your body shed its outer skin cells, so you're literally walking around in new skin, a new you every month. We're regenerating all the time. It's incredible, miraculous really. Our bodies are in constant states of change and motion on a cellular level, powering us to go forward into each new day, renewed. So let's not let old versions of ourselves hold us back out of fear, out of habit, out of neglect. As we approach Fall, we now see we're going to co-exist in a pandemic world for a while longer, but we also see life must still go on.

For me, running a successful travel business, this time is full of opportunity to practice adapting constantly with change. For example, you may have heard yesterday the EU issued recommendations to its member nations to limit travel from the U.S. based on our case rates, but it's non-binding - meaning each EU country can set their own guidelines. Most importantly, this isn't intended for vaccinated Americans. It's a lot of work keeping up with the rules and regulations of each continent, country, region, and town, and that's just one more reason to work with a professional advisor. I work alongside you, keeping you informed on how to travel safely and in compliance with the latest guidelines.

For most of my clients, a few extra steps added to your next international getaway will be necessary, but by now we all know how to navigate a world of new routines. We've also discovered we can only go so long without our souls bursting to spend time together, travel, and fully feel the world, anew.



Nine Muses Travel offers a premium experience with flights, guides, drivers, rental vehicles, and the best accommodations to maximize your time, with expert advice on how to get the most out of any destination. We INCLUDE amenities for you at the world's finest hotels, the BEST OF THE BEST!

  • Complimentary room upgrades at check-in, subject to availability

  • Complimentary daily breakfast

  • Early check-in / late check-out, subject to availability

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

  • And more!

Nine Muses Travel works with exceptional suppliers who can add unparalleled value:

  • RISK-FREE bookings you can change up to 7 days prior (sometimes less)

  • World Travel & Tourism Council "Safe Travels" stamp of approval

  • Arrangements for PCR testing internationally before your return to the U.S.

  • Expert guides: artists, historians, naturalists, unique locals with insider tips & insights

  • Flexibility with your touring - See and do as much, or as little, as you prefer!

  • Custom-designed routings

  • Exclusive experiences

  • 24/7 real-time support

I design journeys to inspire artists, arts lovers, and intellectually curious travelers seeking authentic arts, culture, history, and cuisine for life-changing, joyful discoveries with special insider access and VIP amenities, all over the world. Let's start planning your next adventure!

Danielle Dybiec | Founder & President


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