By: Stu Cooper
If not now, when? This has become my prevailing sentiment as I get older.
While I am only in my mid 60s it has occurred to me that I am either at the end of the plateau of my life or maybe even at the top of the down slope. Rather than fret about this inevitable condition, I have decided to embrace it.
For me, embracing the “condition” means taking advantage of every travel possibility available. As The Vegas Voice travel editor, it would figure that traveling is what I like to do. And for those of you who read my monthly article, I have to believe traveling is what you like to do too.
Over the years The Vegas Voice Travel Club, the Vegas Voyagers has offered a wide variety of trips to unique destinations. And you may have noticed we emphasized our group trips on many cruises.
In fact, our “Bus to the Boat” program offering round trip bus transportation to the piers in Los Angeles coupled with cruises has proved enormously successful. And these trips will continue for many years to come.
But now it’s time to spice things up - to offer unique and “bucket list” travel opportunities. For example, now is the time to go to Cuba.
Go now, before the mass influx of fellow Americans, and “our” dollars that might change the current atmosphere of this unique country. Where else can you step back in time fifty years and see how the world existed in 1965?
By the time you read this, I will have cruised to Cuba with Carnival’s Fathom Cruise Lines. I will of course, write about this new experience in next month’s edition.
For me, this is just another completion of my “bucket list” and you can be assured that there will be a Cuba trip planned for the Vegas Voyagers in the near future. If not now, when?
Last month’s article about the Vegas Voyager planned Interfaith trip to Israel may have gotten the biggest response of any article I have ever written. There seems to be a huge amount of interest from our readers for a trip to Holy Land.
This interest makes my heart glad! As I stated, for me, it has been the most compelling travel destination I have ever been to, and I have been to Israel a half a dozen times.
Visiting Israel cannot be described as just a trip - it can be a life changing experience. The air seems more rarified, the atmosphere electric, the scenery overwhelming.
If you have ever thought about a visit to this religious crossroads of the world, now is the time to go.
Take these trips now. Or, travel to that special place you have always wanted to see - and go now.
For those of you who suffer from the same “condition” as me, don’t delay. If not now, when?
As always, Happy destinations.
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