One thing I have learned about life just when we think we have it figured out something or someone comes along and shakes things up. I am sure you know the feeling.

That is the awesome thing about life. It is constantly changing. Change is the one constant. We know things are always changing. As much as we like to hold on to the old, change can be a good thing. Okay, I agree in small doses otherwise it can sometimes really upset the apple cart.

Speaking of change and travel related topics, are you the type of traveler that is set in your ways? What do I mean by this? I don’t like cruises because… or I only cruise. I think you see where I am going with this. If you are not willing to change up things sometimes you may very well miss out on something that you never imagined could be so wonderful.

Let’s take cruising as an example. Some travelers swear they will never take a cruise because they envision a ship with a tiny cabin with no space and massive amounts of people trapped on the ocean for 7 days or longer with screaming children and bad food. Well, that is one way of looking at it.

That certainly may be the way some people think of cruising and especially if you chose the wrong ship the first time you ever tried cruising. Cruising may not be for everyone but unless you have tried it under the right circumstances it is really hard to judge what your experience will be. There are various types of cruises… Luxury cruises, river cruises, premium cruises and yes the mass market cruises at the lower end. There is really almost something for everyone but you have to be open to change. My example was a cruise but the same can apply to an all-inclusive. Some travelers will not go anywhere unless they can do an all-inclusive.

I am here to tell you that not every all-inclusive is equal for so many reasons. You can stay at a luxury property and have a totally different experience than a low end property, or you can stay on one island and they do a great job with an all-inclusive and on another it may be less favorable, and a regular non-inclusive resort will be the better choice. There are some islands where foodies would benefit so much more from experiencing local restaurants than eating resort foods.

The next time you are planning a trip be sure to do your homework; you may be surprised at what a little change can do. If you are not sure about what is the best match for your travel experience please consider a free 20 minute consultation with me.

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