D/FW Travel Professional Suggests Choosing Travel Companions
D/FW Travel Professional Suggests Choosing Traveling Companions
As your travel professional in the D/FW Metroplex, I must advise you to choose wisely with whom you travel! For the duration of the trip you will be stuck with them either in a car, a boat, a train, or an island (sometimes for days!). Note of caution: from most of these you cannot jump if totally annoyed with your travel companion.
David and I recently returned from a 7-day cruise on the Celebrity Reflection. I must say that is a beautiful new ship with a great staff and some terrific amenities. But what made that trip so special for us was our travel companions, the Barrells and the Churans. We met them at a time when we were in disparate need of a surrogate family, and they readily accepted the role. That was over 20 years ago. Now we’re scattered between three different states, but our love of travel and our love for each other (not to mention our love of food), keeps us together after all these years. In fact, Bob introduced us to cruising in December 2004!
It’s fun and easy to travel with them because they understand the need to have some space apart, and then the time to open the balconies and say, “We have a bottle of wine, come join us!” They are sensitive to the needs and desires of their fellow travelers, which makes it more enjoyable for all.
Next month, I have the privilege of traveling with another long-time friend, Phyllis, to the Bahamas. I’m already praying that I will be a great and considerate traveling companion for her.
My favorite traveling companion of all times? My beloved husband, David, is the best because he puts up with my frenetic moods, my crazy desire to make everything “just right”, AND he carries my suitcases! What a guy!!!
Kudos also go to both of my daughters, Kim and Courtney, who have traveled to Jamaica with me and endured site inspections and iffy internet connections. Good job, Girls!
And a huge Shout Out goes to Margaret for putting up with me on 3 Survivors at Sea Cruises. Always gracious, always fun, and always forgiving is my Marvelous Margaret.
Thank you to each of my wonderful travel companions past, present, and future!
Now, my question to you: With whom would you most like to travel? Where would you like to go? And finally, when are you going to call me so I can set up this trip for you?
I’m Bette Johnson, Your travel professional, with Special Moments Travel, specializing in your travel moments.