Author Archives: Travel Unites

About Travel Unites

A travel agent since 1994, I want people to get together for greater understanding across boundaries.

When the Cold Hits Hard

“If the temperature is less than my age, I don’t get out of bed.” — Ellen Over the weekend parts of Massachusetts received more than a foot of snow. Then early this week our temperatures were in the single digits. … Continue reading

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Our Global Entry Interview

TSA guy is singing 12 Days of Christmas, unaware that  passengers, most of whom have been up since 5am, want to pelt him with our 3oz bottles. – Tweet from @hollyburns About six months ago my husband and I applied … Continue reading

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Gratitude 2016

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.” — Melanie Beattie, The Language of Letting Go Thank you, gentle readers, for being … Continue reading

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I Still Believe Travel Unites

But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” –Luke 10:29 Making room in my brain for the results of the presidential election has been difficult. I did not expect Donald Trump to win and feel … Continue reading

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Going to Cuba, 2016

Nobody represents America’s values better than the American people, and I believe this contact will ultimately do more to empower the Cuban people. — President Barack Obama, Dec. 17, 2014 Almost two years ago President Obama began loosening the economic … Continue reading

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It Isn’t Always Jack-o-Lanterns

“Death smiles at us all; all a man can do is smile back.’” — from the movie “Gladiator” Halloween is the second most profitable holiday in the US, especially popular with costume shops, candy makers and special event planners.  For mainline America … Continue reading

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Take Care of the Animals!

“Those who wish to pet and baby wild animals ‘love’ them. But those who respect their natures and wish to let them live normal lives, love them more.” – Edwin Way Teale I read this week that TripAdvisor will no … Continue reading

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Right Place at the Right Time

“Luck is being in the right place at the right time, but location and timing are to some extent under our control.” –Natasha Josefowitz There is no substitute for being in the right place at the right time. Going skiing … Continue reading

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Put the Big Rocks in First

The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. –Stephen Covey Sometimes planning a trip can be quite a feat of juggling. Do we plan the flights first? Or book the resorts and activities … Continue reading

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Think Beyond Price

The best surprise is no surprise. –Kemmons Wilson, founder of Holiday Inn Many factors go into the selection of the perfect hotel for each vacation. Most people start with the price point they feel comfortable with; what is the best … Continue reading

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