Ah, the freedom to travel!
The opportunity to visit new places, enjoy new experiences and perhaps discover something new about yourself.
I’ve been traveling since the early 60’s from the age of 5 and always knew that I would be involved in this industry in one way or another. In fact, I just celebrated 40 years in the travel industry and will continue to move forward in my work and visiting new places. There’s a bucket list just waiting to be discovered!
We’re living in a 24/7 world and feeling the stress of everyday living.
Stress from work or lack of work, stress of family matters or perhaps being alone – fill in the blank.
Travel and tourism is one of our nation’s greatest industries employing millions.
Traveling gives us the opportunity to step away from life’s daily pressures and an opportunity to increase overall well-being, reduce stress and have fun.
Fun, you remember that three letter word, right?
“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Unknown
Traveling gives us the opportunity to do something different, have fun, experience a new sport, enjoy new foods and great wines. Travel offers us a time of inspiration and relaxation and perhaps an opportunity to find clarity and return refreshed and more apt to handle whatever comes our way.
National Travel and Tourism week, which began in 1983, is celebrated the beginning of May. May 7 – 13 (2023) will mark the 40th anniversary and will spotlight travel’s role in stimulating economic growth and more. There will be different events to celebrate travel, the value of travel, and why it matters to so many of us.
A little history:
President Ronald Reagan signed the First Proclamation in 1988 for National Tourism Week during a White House ceremony. He said, “I think the importance of travel and tourism goes far beyond economics.
Experiencing America firsthand provides outstanding educational opportunities and is terrific for personal growth. And where in the world is there a more beautiful place to travel, have fun, and relax than in America?”
I agree and think you will as well.
If you’re interested in more information about traveling around America: Visit the USA
Get out there and enjoy your journey!