For any person who loves to travel, who loves the freedom of being able to go almost anywhere, who sees the world as a beautiful place to be explored — this is likely a time of some discomfort and uncertainty.

It is, of course, good to be wise. It’s smart to listen to experts and make necessary preparations.

Many of us are having to adjust our businesses, our budgets, our schedules — and for many of us, that might include huge changes to vacations, graduations, destination weddings, honeymoons, reunions, and other getaways we’ve been looking forward to for months.

I want to say: there is hope, and there is so much great stuff to look forward to.

There will be a time when this uncertainty will be resolved and the fear will lift.

While we’re doing our part to keep ourselves and our communities healthy — practicing social distancing, being conscientious about washing our hands, staying home, not touching our faces — we can also experience the excitement and joy of making future plans.

It’s not too early to start dreaming, planning, and booking for fall and winter trips!

Right now, it is a season of stillness, of staying close, of appreciating all that we have right in our own homes. It’s in our best interest to accept this temporary shift. We have a unique opportunity to be of service to one another in ways we maybe haven’t imagined before.

And just imagine how incredible it will feel when the time is right, to stretch our wings, set off across oceans and mountains and miles, and make the whole wide world our home again.

I am sending all my best wishes for health, healing, happiness, and hope for you and your loved ones in the coming weeks and months! If you have any questions about your travel plans, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Here at Cultivating Connections Travel Planners, I believe that when people come together, great things happen. That’s why I have launched a private Facebook Group.

In this group, it’s my goal that our like-minded group of passionate travelers can share stories, tips, ideas and up-to-date news on our favorite ways to travel!

I will be sharing exclusive content here in the group, and I am looking forward to connecting our community like never before!

I would love for you to be a part of it. To get access to the group, follow the link below.

Join our Facebook Community!

Share the Journey!

To your great adventures…

Erin Smith ~ Affinity Groups Travel Advisor

Cultivating Connections Travel Planners

I plan effortless group travel crafted around your passions. Connect with the interests — and people — you care about most! Custom getaways + guided tours