"One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now." – Paolo Coelho
This last Muse News of 2022 marks the end of four full years of writing weekly newsletters for you since sending the first on January 1, 2019. I could never have predicted how the last four years would unfold. This era has reaffirmed everything I knew or wanted to believe about myself: my resiliency, resourcefulness, and determination - both personally and professionally. Nine Muses Travel has grown so much, and so have I. Operating my own travel business is profoundly rewarding and deeply satisfying, but steering it through a global pandemic takes my pride to a whole other level.
With forecasted frigid temperatures and icy roads, I rebooked my family trip to Pittsburgh from Christmas to New Year's weekend, and these unexpected days of luxurious calm and quiet at home were a great gift. I had time to reflect, recalibrate, and recommit to what's most important in my life. I also got to watch the entire season of Wednesday! Time can be the greatest luxury.... This is one of the "luxuries" of working with Nine Muses Travel, all the time I save YOU! Let me do the research, make the calls, wait on hold, and pull together a beautiful itinerary for you.
My clients arriving in New Zealand today can attest to the importance of the time I can save you! After cancelling their Peru trip last minute due to sudden political turmoil, we discussed, planned, and booked a gorgeous 10-day New Zealand trip to Christchurch, Blenheim, Queenstown, and Auckland - within 48 hours and for travel over the holidays and in the midst of New Zealand's peak season. It was all hands on deck, and we did it! They're getting exclusive hotel perks and some incredible tours: an Akaora day tour exploring the scenic Banks Peninsula with extinct volcanoes and Maori and French history, a catamaran cruise on Queen Charlotte Sound while tasting some of Marlborough's world-renowned wines followed by a winery visit for lunch and wine tasting, a four wheel drive tour of spectacular filming locations from Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, X Men Origins: Wolverine, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and others, a cruise on Lake Wakatipu from Queenstown on a vintage Edwardian steamship to enjoy mountain views, a guided hike along the Routeburn Track (one of the world's top 10 classic hikes), and a tasty time in Auckland on a foodie tour with a local expert.
When you hire me, you hire me from Day One until the day you return safely home. So when this family couldn't travel to Peru because their government declared a state of emergency, best believe I worked tirelessly to cancel their trip, get the maximum refund possible, help rebook their vacation (Did I mention we did it in 48 hours??), and modify their trip insurance for the new destination too.
Time is the ultimate luxury of our lives. Let me help you make the most of it next year! See you in 2023!
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