Last spot on the agenda for my month of itineraries is Las Vegas. It isn't everyone's cup of tea, but I'm always up for a Vegas vacation. There are so many amazing things to see and do in and around Las Vegas. I've put them all together for a variety of adventure for a Las Vegas itinerary.
With the birth of our babies I have been thinking more and more about the value of what I do and why. With new life, there's no better time to evaluate my why. Why is traveling important to me? Why do I want to help others travel? Why do I want my family to travel? And why do I want to devote my passion of travel to being a travel designer, aka travel agent? These are all questions I've been asking myself.
So, I decided to put pen to paper, and really answer these questions for myself. I started jotting down all of the reasons why I love traveling, want to inspire others to travel, and why it is important to me and my family. There were endless reasons why, but I narrowed them down to six that are most important to me. My list is mostly about how my being a travel designer can better the lives of others, but it truly my driving force. I want others to see that it is not only incredible, but attainable. So without further adieu, here is why I became a travel agent.
Bring the World to More People
Like I mentioned above, I want others to realize that traveling is completely attainable. By becoming a travel agent, I'm more readily able to educate and help others plan for their travel goals. The more people I can bring the world to, I believe, the better the world will be. In my opinion, we are happier, more fulfilled, and closer to each other & God the more of the world we see!
Experiences more Valuable Than Things
This is such a biggie! Stop buying all of the things! Place a higher value on memories rather than junk that will be thrown out in a couple of years, couple of months, or even a couple of weeks. When you spend money on travel, you are investing in relationships. You'll find that it strengthens your family (or couple) bond, makes your family and home life happier, and teaches value in time & memories rather than things. That is priceless, and something I hope to teach others to value.
Create Lifelong Memories
With traveling, even for just a quick day or weekend getaway, we create memories to last a lifetime. Playing a small part in couples', friends', and families' memories is the ultimate honor! I love knowing that I can help others create and cherish such special times.
Bring Others Closer to God
Perhaps the most important to me is bringing others closer to God through travel. Since experiencing more of the world, I have never felt a stronger connection to or had a closer relationship with Jesus Christ. It may sound cliche to some, but it is all encompassing truth for me. From the creations of man, like flying or incredible architectural marvels, to lands only touched by God, there is no part of this world that I don't see His handy work. I hope through travel, I can point others to Him as well.
I'll be transparent here. This is a job, undoubtedly the hardest job I've ever had, not including motherhood. But it is important for our household's financial well being. That being said, apart of my why is the opportunity to provide a more secure future for our family, to create more opportunity for our family to see the world, and to give myself the opportunity to challenge and grow myself.
Show Work Ethic & Dreams Come True
Lastly, I want to prove to myself that with hard work, my dreams & goals can become a reality! More than that, I want to teach that by example to my children. I want them to see first hand that hard work not only makes you a better person, but brings great reward! You can show your family the same with a well thought out & planned vacation with Discovereighng with Dana Travel. ;)
Maui, Hawaii is hands down one of my favorite places on earth! The stunning sunrises, variety of beaches, and the quaint little town of Lahaina make it worth longing for. I try my best to sway clients to visit here when they say they want a Hawaiian vacation, and, like me, they are never disappointed.
Here is an itinerary of Maui goodness that I suggest to clients as must do's. Hope you enjoy them too!
Oahu is a booming and bustling island in Hawaii that is bursting with places to see and things to do. Though it isn't my favorite Hawaiian Island, I do think it is a must visit! It is a great island to start with for a long Hawaiian vacation, and is a great transition from the bustling life on the mainland to life on an island. Start your Hawaiian vacation here then end it on a slower moving island like Maui or Kauai. 4 or 5 days is all it takes at most to see the highlights on Oahu, making it the perfect stop on the way to another island.
Making it the star of your Hawaii vacation? Just know, though beautiful, Waikiki is likely not what you imagine a Hawaiian paradise to be. Don't say I didn't warn you. But like I said, there are so many beautiful things to see and do on Oahu, and I've compiled them into a handy itinerary for help planning your Hawaiian vacation.
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada is another one of those places that fell into my travel lap. I hadn't planned or plotted to visit there, but, when the chance came to visit, I was more than pleased that I did. The heart of this quaint little city is a stunning harbor bustling with boats, seaplanes, and wildlife. The city streets are cobblestone lined with beautiful buildings right out of a story book.
There is much to see and enjoy here, more than just a quick stop can satiate. Take a look at an itinerary to get an idea of all you can see and do in this beautiful Canadian town.