Comings and Goings of Gerken Getaways
In September, Tim and I attended a travel convention in Jamaica. We learned a lot from our supplier partners and saw some amazing resorts in the Montego Bay and Ocho Rios areas. Despite popular beliefs, you are able to get off of the resort properties and explore the region. Many of the popular excursions depart from Ocho Rios. There is Zip-lining, climbing Dunn’s River Falls, Bike tours of the Blue Mountains and coffee plantations. As well as water-based activities, such as diving and snorkeling. There are resorts for families and multi-generational trips as well as singles and couples. The low season for the Caribbean is May – October, since there is always the possibility of rain or storms, but we enjoyed the sun along with the clouds, which gives you a good excuse for an afternoon nap.
In October, I departed with a group of 8 travelers to Ireland. We joined a tour group, but we made up over half the tour.
We saw some of the iconic sites, heard traditional Irish music and visited pubs through the southern half of the country. I will be posting pictures on Facebook and writing about our adventures, so that you can experience some of our trip. If you haven’t already liked my business page, please do, so you don’t miss out.
This month, I am hosting one of our suppliers for the South Pacific. Andrew is from Australia and will share his insights and knowledge about not only traveling throughout Australia, but also New Zealand. Mark your calendars for January 27th at 7pm. The location is Total Wines in Bellevue. You can join our event on Facebook as well, to be kept up to date on the location and any surprises that might come up!
Now is the time to think about your 2016 travel plans. I would love to get you the resources that you need to be informed about the destinations and travel opportunities that are available. If you would like to meet for a trip planning consultation, please contact me.