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The Best Time to Travel is NOW

"The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes." ― Frank Lloyd Wright

Happy 93rd birthday to this beauty, my grandmother! We spent the whole day together this past weekend, beginning at Denny's, where everyone gets a free meal on their birthday. She took me to the Meadowlands Casino to share her favorite pastime of playing slot machines with my uncle. Then we had dinner with more family in a restaurant where coincidentally she and her late husband had their wedding reception, years ago. It still has the original floorboards!

What I may remember most of that day are the responses we got when people learned it was her 93rd birthday. The waitress at Denny's teared up describing how my grandmother connects with people. A casino cashier did a double take and said she's doing better than most people he knows. A room full of strangers at dinner joined us in singing Happy Birthday, and all stopped to talk to her while leaving. I think people are naturally drawn to her because she's friendly, humble, and senses when someone is in need of kindness and gives them her attention and encouragement. I'm lucky to have received her kindness my whole life.


It's a reminder for us all to cherish the people we love, make lots of time for them, and of course - travel together! Nothing stops time like getting away from your regular routine to create new memories. The best time to travel with those closest to you? The answer is always NOW. Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. ;)


Finally, tomorrow night I'm flying nonstop from Newark to Cape Town, South Africa for my first trip to Africa! I've been invited to attend a travel conference called ILTM Africa, where I'll be meeting with many suppliers from across the continent. When that ends, I take a short flight to Windhoek, the capital of Namibia to begin a dream trip around the country with G Adventures and National Geographic Journeys. Make sure you're following Nine Muses Travel on Instagram and Facebook because those pictures will be speaking a million words, not a mere thousand. Traveling is how we find some of the best days of our lives!



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 add unparalleled value:

  • 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

  • Comprehensive travel protection plans

Nine Muses Travel designs journeys to inspire artists, arts lovers and the culturally curious.

Danielle Dybiec

Founder & President


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