"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page." Quote from Saint Augustine. How many pages will you have read and how long will you wait till you start to read? If we've learned anything over the past couple of years, it's life can be short and tomorrow may never come. What will your page read? Not sure where you want to go, but know you want to travel, give me a call for a free consultation.
Over the past year we've been able to travel with clients. Riviera Maya was our last group trip and we very much enjoyed spending time with new friends. Travel with Throttle Travel LLC! What better to have your travel advisor with you, at no additional cost to you! Next we are on our way to Hawaii on a seven night island hopper, followed by three night extended stay in Honolulu.
Is Alaska cruise and land tour on your bucket list? Join Throttle Travel LLC in May 2023 for the ultimate vacation! We will fly into Anchorage, travel by train to McKinley and the Denali and then travel back to Anchorage board the ship and cruise to Vancouver.
In the works, seven night Southern Caribbean cruise with Norwegian Cruise Lines. in March 2023.
What an amazing month August has been. Not only have I had opportunities to travel, but I've been very busy working on taking my business to the next level. Throttle Travel is expanding and will soon include tanning services in Muskego, WI. Very excited to announce the purchase of Beach Bum, Muskego, WI location. The new name will be TNT (Tan n' Travel). The current owner, Michele, has upgraded the beds, added additional services (red light therapy and spray tan options), updated the business software and polished the salon with fresh beach colors. I am excited to take what Michele has started to the next level. Watch for updates.
Discover amazing places in your own backyard. Photos are from a recent motorcycle trip discovering waterfalls in Wisconsin and Michigan.
I enjoy, for the most part, all seasons in Wisconsin. Our winters can be brutal and as biker there is a deeper appreciation for the summer! While I love to travel and explore outside of Wisconsin, summer is my time to discover my own state. I recently participated in a group ride (through my local H.O.G. chapter) exploring parts of the Great Mississippi River Road and State parks. I belong to the Rock River H.O.G. Chapter #3276. We are a very active group and love to ride, discovering and sometimes rediscovering our own backyard. Our committee, "Rock Wisconsin", is a group of amazing volunteers, curate rides and work through all the details. These rides can be a day ride, one or more overnighters. What's truly awesome, I don't have to work, I let others do the work and I am free to just be a traveler...enjoying the road and the camaraderie. On this four day trip we stayed in three different cities, stopped at numerous state parks and rode about 1,000 miles.
Seems like it's been a lifetime since my last post and it has. My last blog was in January and my how things have changed in six months. If you haven't noticed the travel industry is experiencing a boom. Now, more than ever, it's important to be very knowledgeable or work with a travel advisor. Not only are travel advisories changing by destination on a daily basis, but also the guidelines surrounding COVID vaccinations and testing requirements are very fluid.
As we open, and welcome travelers, many places are starting anew. Two years ago your favorite resort/hotel was a 5-star and with the many challenges, today they struggle to be considered a 3-star, and vice versa. No one/place is exempt from having to deal with post COVID reopening challenges. Here in the states, staffing is at a major shortfall. So, when you're at your favorite pub or restaurant, remember to be kind. More than likely the establishment is short staffed. This is true no matter where you go, gas stations, grocery stores, airports, hotels, etc.
I had an opportunity to travel to Mexico, for a second time, since the pandemic started. The last trip was in April. My stay included nine site inspections with overnight stays at Catalonia Tulum and Catalonia Costa Mujeres.
Tulum is such a great destination with plenty to do. Here you can visit the ruins, swim with the sea turtles or experience the Cenotes. While a little further from the airport it offers something for everyone.
The second part of my stay was at the Catalonia Costa Mujeres. Myself and fellow travel advisors rented a boat and headed out to the island of Isla Mujeres, where the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea meet. A few of us spent some time in the water snorkeling, later we dropped the anchor close enough to reach the island and enjoyed beautiful white sand beach and clear waters. Tip - if you suffer from motion sickness, mild or severe, make sure you take dramamine prior and while on the boat. This is especially true if you are going to snorkel. The waves will intensify the feeling of motion sickness when you put your head in the water!
I have a group trip scheduled for Tulum area in March 2022. Come join me! For $3,500, air including, you can indulge in an all-inclusive for 11 days! Prices are subject to change until deposited and space won't last. Were already seeing limited availability for next spring due to pent up demand for travel.
Hope everyone had a VERY Merry Christmas. Happy New Year! I am so excited to be partnered with Norwegian Cruise Line to bring you the latest information about sailing in 2021, 2022, and beyond! With strong, pent-up demand for travel growing every day, now is the time for us to be thinking and planning your next adventure!
Join me on Wednesday, January 13th at 6:45PM CST and Norwegian Cruise Line.
The day we have all been waiting for has arrived!The CDC has conditionally lifted the cruise line's"No Sail Order"Our emails and phones are already buzzing from our valued clients, like yourself, wanting to know if this means they will be able to sail this year, or is NOW the BEST time to book? As we dive deeper into the details over the next few days, we promise to keep you updated.
Our cruise line partners and industry associations have been working overtime the past six months to ensure that when we do set sail, it will be with your safety as priority #1. All while still offering that incredible experience you are so used to while cruising.
We're going to be with you every step of the way like we've always been!
Call us today and let's set a plan for rebooking your cruise using your FCC or booking your NEXT cruise - cabins will sell out FAST!
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The landscapes are changing colors, leaves are falling, and temperatures are cooling. Instead of mowing grass we're collecting leaves, closing down pools, cleaning gutters and prepping garage/shed space for the winter season that will soon be upon us.
Samhain-End of Harvest Season Celebration
Did you know? Halloween started more than 2,000 years ago by the pre-Christian Celtic. It was a celebration of the end of the harvest season and also believe to be a time the spiritual world crossed over and communicated with the living. Read more here
From Dawn Makowski, your travel advisor
Wow.....weeks ago I was working on travel plans and today working through refunds, changes in itineraries and wondering where we go from here. Hysteria and panic sets in, people hoarding toilet paper, hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies, dry and canned food products, it's crazy. Please remember to be kind to one another, help each other, check in on your neighbors, especially the elderly. Times like this define our character as humans.