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.