The pandemic has taught us that we longed for simpler times. Of course, there was a lot of bad during the past 18-20 months, but I’ve recently heard an interview with Kevin O’Leary (on Bill Maher) that it was projected that 15% of employees working from home wouldn’t return to the office, and continue to work from a home office instead – so they could be with family, look after their kids, look after their elderly parents, set their own hours and still work productively (and the pandemic has taught us we can do that.) Shark Tank’s O’Leary said in the 30+ companies he is running, he’s seeing that 55% of his employees are choosing not to return to work in an office. They’ll still work. They’ll just work from home. O’Leary said one of his employees said he’d grown up on a farm, and he wants to live on a farm now – he’ll still work for O’Leary, but work from there. The environment and the family life of a simpler time is more enjoyable that the office grind. (See https://youtu.be/4K5nQwF4EJA) As O’Leary sai, they are never coming back to the office.
A couple of months ago, I did a newsletter about “Greece is the Word” – playing off the wonderful movie “Greece,” and promoting travel there. (See https://archive.aweber.com/newsletter/awlist4876745/MTEzNDgyNjg=/greece-is-the-word-travel-ideas-for-your-lush-life.htm). My client, Steve, loved that newsletter as a way of thinking about travel a little differently, and he shared with me that he and his wife Marcia often talked about “Time Travel” – using the phrase to refer to visiting places/people that today are accurate throwbacks to 50, 100 or more years ago. Steve suggested spots like New Guinea, central and east Africa, even maybe Cuba. And, of course, I would suggest travelling back to simpler times should also include some great Canadian destinations like Newfoundland.
So, to honour Steve and Marcia’s suggestion, here’s a “Time Travel” idea. Let me know if you’d like to visit places and people that today are accurate throwbacks to 50, 100 or more years ago.
So where would you like to go to remind you of simpler times.
If you could time travel back to another spot, where would you go?
Perhaps you’d like to visit the Ancient Culture with Ponant Cruises – check this out https://www.virtuoso.com/advisor/sheilagallanthalloran/cruises/sailings/16214114/ancient-cultures-of-papua-new-guinea-21oct2022-01nov2022#.YZEjxmDMKUk
or maybe a land based tour with my partners at Remote Lands – see https://www.virtuoso.com/advisor/sheilagallanthalloran/tours/12875358/classic-papua-new-guinea?search=%22new%20guinea%22&mode=Gts#.YZEmKGDMKUk
Central and east Africa – see https://www.virtuoso.com/advisor/sheilagallanthalloran/publications/VirtuosoLife/May-June-2021/Page?guidfilename=aad2a7a3-d3c5-48cc-873a-4ebfdce3d927#page=70 or maybe a cruise with Azamara that hits Angola and the west https://www.virtuoso.com/advisor/sheilagallanthalloran/cruises/sailings/16134071/western-africa-04mar2022-25mar2022#.YZEpe2DMKUk – be inspired https://www.virtuoso.com/advisor/sheilagallanthalloran/travel/articles/geoffrey-kent-on-places-he-goes-back-to
and https://www.virtuoso.com/advisor/sheilagallanthalloran/travel/articles/my-favorite-trips-bill-bensley – or a East Africa safari https://www.virtuoso.com/advisor/sheilagallanthalloran/tours/16299507/east-africa-safari-gorillas-and-the-big-five#.YZEqy2DMKUk
Cuba – of course, Canadians have been travelling to Cuba for the past 50 plus years, but to my American clients, there is a lot of draw and intrigue still. Regardless of your nationality though, going to visit Havana is like going back in time. Besides Canadians flocking to the sun and all-inclusive resorts, you can have other experiences in Cuba too. See https://www.virtuoso.com/advisor/sheilagallanthalloran/tours/16301209/beautiful-cuba#.YZErHWDMKUk and https://www.virtuoso.com/advisor/sheilagallanthalloran/tours/16266876/cuba-salsa-snorkelling#.YZErbmDMKUk
Newfoundland – Travel with Sheila – I will be escorting two tours to my home province on: * Sept.7-18, 2022 Newfoundland & Labrador, and * May29-Jun.10, 2023 NL with Iceberg Festival. See the details and flyers . You saw the movies and plays about “Come From Away” – well, that is how the people of my home province really live and breathe. They care for neighbours. They enjoy music and storytelling. And they love having a good time.
Let me know if you’d like to time travel.