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Why Group Travel with Nicole S Cooper

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Each day we have the opportunity to fulfill  goals and dreams, to be a blessing in the lives of others. Are you ready to join in the fun and excitement of group travel? 

Stop putting it off, plan ahead, it is possible.

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Eva Jordan-Johnson Owner/Travel Consultant, Jordan Travel Enterprise, P.O. box 37, Oakland, Florida 34760    407 924-2760

4 Safety Travel Tips While On The Go

 Here are 4 travel safety tips for your travel within the country or abroad.

When on the go and traveling light, keep your credentials with you.  In the event of an emergency where you may need to leave in a hurry, will you be prepared? Will you waste valuable time returning to the hotel safe to get your documents?   If you have a money belt use it, but in the event you do not this video will show you an alternative when traveling, even on the casual trips or jogging around town.

 

Eva Jordan-Johnson Owner/Travel Consultant, Jordan Travel Enterprise, P.O. box 37, Oakland, Florida 34760    407 924-2760

SPOTLIGHT on Italy

 

 Spotlight on Italy with Laura Massoni

When I hit my 40’s I realized that what I missed the most was sharing my love for Italy, my home country, with the people around me. This love awakened my senses and made me closer to what I remembered dear to me. I believe one source of my passion, is the fact that I had a very slow and secure childhood. I used to take trips to the market with my mom, spend endless Sundays at my grandpa’s county house picnicking with family and friends, and the long family meals spent over the holidays.

The warm feelings, traditions and memories are what remain from my years of growth and traveling. There is also the knowledge that building a truly wonderful life begins in the heart. The heart is the home to the memories and the experiences that sustain us, the well from which we will draw incredible reflections and new adventures. Our goal is to leave a lasting memory in our client’s hearts, which they will take with them everywhere they go. This is why, I only share with you, the authentic Italian experience!

People with Italian Flag on top of Mountain

1. What would you say is the benefit in traveling in a group?

You can go in places without ever feeling alone, without being lost, it is a greater sense of security. You can share memories, laughter, stories and have doors open that you couldn’t if you were alone.

2. Why travel to Italy?

Italy has everything you ever wanted from a “complete” life, I call it, EXPERIENCE. If you like history, culture, food, wine, laughter and love this is the place for you.

Great Roman Empire - conceptual collage in retro style

3. What are some unknown or little known highlights to consider?

Anything even the known cities of Rome, Florence and Venice can be unknown. Italy has so much to offer and so many emotions to share that you can have great experiences by using the right provider. The one that knows the ins and outs of the country. Each of the 20 regions in Italy are a new discovery, they are all different.

Venice at night

4. What is on your travel bucket list and why?

I would love to spend more time in regions like Molise, Abruzzo, Marche and Puglia because they have undiscovered places and are less touristy.

Landscapes of Abruzzo. View of village and mountains

5. How has your travel experiences affected your life?

Having lived for so many years in the US, it taught me how to appreciate more the country I left behind. I love Italy and I love every corner of it and the warmth of the people.

 

Global Travel Your Destiny!

 

How do you benefit from using Jordan Travel Enterprise?

You benefit from our many travel sources and our global experience. Together with Laura we insure that you are well taken care of.

 

 

Laura Massoni

Laura Massoni is an Italian, born and raised with a passion for her home country. She loves to show the Italy she considers authentic and local to travelers. Her mission is to educate and empower the travel agency community about Italy.

 

 

 

 

 

Eva Jordan-Johnson Owner/Group Travel Event Consultant, Jordan Travel Enterprise, P.O. box 37, Oakland, Florida 34760 407 924-2760 http://jordantravelenterprise.com and  http://allinclusivespecialevents.com

close the overfilled suitcaseHave you ever arrived at the airport ticket counter and been told ” Your luggage is over weight?”

This has happened to me on several occasions. I am a recovering over-packer. How about you?

A popular video on my Pinterest page is http://pinterest.com/travelwitheva  is How to Pack a Carry-On like a Boss by Travel Noire

Learn how to pack a carry-on like a pro with this unique bundling method.

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Need more help? Need more ideas?  Here are 5 Packing Tips and Tricks to consider with a different philosophy:

This was a practice video in preparation for my first ever Google Hangout. My hubby was in the kitchen on the Vitamix blender but I was determined to keep going 🙂 With each video the nervousness decreases a little.

Check back soon to discover my ultimate gadget in the battle of overweight luggage and airline fees.

Subscribe, share your favorite packing tip in the comments below. Which tip do you think you will use in the future?

 

Eva Jordan-Johnson Owner/Group Travel Event Consultant, Jordan Travel Enterprise, P.O. box 37, Oakland, Florida 34760 407 924-2760 http://jordantravelenterprise.com and  http://allinclusivespecialevents.com

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Tips For Traveling With Your Special Needs Child

 Happy African American Family in Front of Cruise Ship.

Tips for Traveling with your Special Needs Child

Traveling with a child with special needs can often be a less than pleasurable experience for the entire

family.   It’s difficult to prepare the special needs child since they can’t always comprehend, many have

sensory/motion issues, or they are just plain fearful, which can be understandable.  Sometimes it is

helpful to talk with other parents or caregivers with special needs children to find out what works for

their child/teen.

World Kids Journey Adventure

The following are some tips to make travel easier for the special needs child and family/group:

1. Make sure the first flight is a very short flight, no more than 90 minutes.

2. Take your child on a short boat ride before going on a cruise and make sure the first

cruise is no more than 3 – 4 days long.

3. If your child has a favorite blanket/pillow, toy, stuffed animal, trinket, book, movie, etc.,

allow your child to travel with those items.

4. Talk with your child’s doctor; if he/she feels that medication will make the trip more

comfortable and more tolerable, have your child’s physician prescribe medication prior

to your trip.

5. Check in with the airline as early as possible to ensure that you and your family are

assigned seats together.

6. Ask for priority boarding, many disabilities such as autism are not always detectable, so

make sure you have a conversation with the airline/cruise line, etc. when you are not

rushed so you can explain your child’s issues.

7. Pack your child/teen’s favorite snacks, allow the comfort foods.

8. Take your time; rushing can be stressful on the caregivers as well as the child/teen.

9. Make sure your child has a full change of clothes in your carry luggage.

10. If your child has sensory issues or is sensitive to loud noises, consider using noise-

canceling headphones.

Children sitting on beach with color balloons.

Traveling with a special needs child/teen can be difficult and not all experiences are pleasant. However,

don’t give up on your child because it gets better and it can be an enjoyable experience for the entire

family.  Remember, just because a child is fearful of flying, does not mean he/she doesn’t want to travel.

Cruising with Autism, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people

with disabilities by providing enjoyable and sustainable travel experiences.

Meochia Clayton, a mother Meochia Clayton

of a teenage son living with autism is the founder of Cruising with Autism and serves as the Executive

Director.  To learn more about Cruising with Autism, Inc., please visit www.cruisingwithautism.org.

 

This is a quick video I created while attending a Norwegian Cruise Line Event for Travel Professionals.  Unveiling what’s new.

Check out Norwegian’s Newest Ship, The Norwegian ESCAPE


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Eva Jordan-Johnson Owner/Group Travel Consultant, Jordan Travel Enterprise, P.O. box 37, Oakland, Florida 34760 407 924-2760 http://jordantravelenterprise.com and  http://allinclusivespecialevents.com

Just like concerts are better live, so is travel.

 

HangGliding in Switzerland

Although we try, we cannot fully capture the wonder and beauty of the world in pictures or words.  It must be experienced.  And for those who, for whatever their reasons, choose to stay with what is familiar, they don’t know what they are missing.  They cannot know what they’re missing.

Neither pictures nor words can truly capture the:

  • Magnificence of nature.

  • Amazing creations built by people.

  • Experience of living life in new cultures.

When I was a teenager a close family friend took me on a 10 day “graduation trip” to visit her home country of Jamaica.  You may be thinking, “Jamaica, no big deal.”  But this trip changed my view of the world and forever changed the way I choose to explore it.

There were many firsts on this trip, but it was the visit to the Montego Bay countryside where I saw poverty meet joy in a way I had never experienced (even in the homelessness and housing projects of my own home city).  I spent time with the happiest children I have ever met (who became even more joyful when I happened to have enough sticks of gum to go around) in a small home with an outdoor bathroom, kitchen, and roaming chickens.  They shared their home, their food and their stories. 

I realized how small my worldview was; at that point I made a personal promise to try to experience a different country every year.

Thailand

14 years, 21 countries later I am keeping that promise to myself.  I’m not a “trust fund baby” and on most of my trips I wasn’t “roughing it”.  But I have been intentional.  And the more experiences I have the less I believe I know about the world and ironically, the more I learn about myself.  On each new visit I am reminded that I didn’t know what I was missing. 

How can you describe in pictures or words the true majesty of watching the sunrise from the top of Mt. Sinai where Moses received the Ten Commandments, dinner with Bedouin’s or swimming in the Red Sea?

The Top of Mt. Sinai in Egypt

It’s hard to describe the connection I felt to Morocco after having been welcomed into a family’s home for a tagine dinner and a visit to their spice shop or new friends who joined a hike up the Atlas Mountains where homes literally were built in the hills. 


Amazing nature meets amazing God-given creativity.  And although hang-gliding off the Swiss Alps is better than the most remarkable theme park ride, the experience of living life with people in new cultures is truly indescribable; it’s what traveling is all about.

Pounding Shea Nuts for Shea Butter

 

Shopping for groceries in the local market or making shea butter in rural northern Ghana, sharing breakfast in the home of welcoming strangers in Paris, and making friends with taxi drivers in Chiang Mai who take us off the beaten path to the best local cuisine and hidden temple treasures.

Nothern Ghana Local Market

Pictures and stories are important, but they cannot fully capture the experience of being there. It’s just so much better live.

 

Blog Contribution by Danelle Radney

Danelle has a love for travel, people and cultures. She’s a follower of Jesus.

And she’s passionate Danelle Radney

about addressing the opportunity and achievement gaps in the U.S. She lives and works in

Washington DC with her husband. @danelleradney Danelle Radney

 

Eva Jordan-Johnson Owner/Group Travel Consultant, Jordan Travel Enterprise, P.O. box 37, Oakland, Florida 34760 407 924-2760 http://jordantravelenterprise.com and  http://allinclusivespecialevents.com

 

 

 

 

Are you dreaming about traveling the world? Will cruising be your transportation choice for seeing it?

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber

Aruba - Three Cruise Ships

 

Many of my clients have asked me this question, so I decided to share this video with you. This is for cruise travelers in the United States.

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“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all people cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” – Maya Angelou

 

“Leave Ordinary Behind”… and travel to far away destinations on the continent of Africa.  South Africa, home of Nelson Mandela where even the mountains have a story to tell…
… and, You don’t just visit South Africa, You will meet South Africa!

Are you ready to experience an amazing adventure, click the link below for details:

 Leave Ordinary Behind South Africa Tour

Eva Jordan-Johnson Owner/Travel Consultant, Jordan Travel Enterprise, P.O. box 37, Oakland, Florida 34760
407 924-2760 http://jordantravelenterprise.com

5 Tips to Staying Healthy While Traveling

Jogging

Jogging  or Walking – Keep Moving

I travel often. Each time I pack I do so strategically to ensure I stay healthy and fit while away. While traveling offers us the perfect opportunity to step-out of our normal routine and expand; it is not an opportunity to get out of our normal healthy habits. With a little effort, it is possible to stay in shape, prevent illness and relax into our travels certain that upon returning back to our every-day’s, we won’t have to undo any damage.

Here are 5 simple tips to implement during your travels to stay healthy:

1. Keep Moving – don’t drop the workout routine.  Relieve airport stress (think TSA) and flight stiffness by getting up and moving on your flights. If available, utilize your hotel fitness room, forgo public transportation and walk, you will feel much better by getting in some activity. Note: check with your hotel concierge for local running/walking trails.
2. Keep the germs at bay – no one wants to get sick during vacation, or come home sick. Pack hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes with you and use often. Wash hands frequently.  Drink plenty of fluids, eat foods with antibiotic properties, and stick to your vitamin regimen.
3. Snack Wisely – pack your own snacks in small Ziploc baggies, nuts and dried fruits are good options.  If fast food is the only option, order the kid’s meal, avoiding the supersize.  Drop in a grocery or local market to find your best options.  Keep your energy levels where you need them so that you can explore and enjoy your destination!

 

 

Healthy Snacks

Healthy Snacks

4. Stay hydrated – the best way to avoid jet lag is to start hydrating days before your trip.  Low humidity on plans will find you feeling thirsty.  Opt for water or juice on the flight.  When traveling on day trips, carry water with you to prevent dehydration.

 

 

5. Get plenty of rest – lack of sleep and jet lag can weaken the immune system. Sleep is essential and allows our brains to consolidate memories, daily tasks and make good decisions. And, who doesn’t feel great and ready to conquer the day after a good night’s rest?

Though you’ll be out of your normal routine, keep to your regular health regimen as much as possible , making your travels all the better!

Guest Blogger  – Camille Frame with Rites Of Passage Travel

Camille Frame is on the journey of her life.  She was raised in the mid-west and bitten early by wanderlust and awe. She is now a curious, purposeful traveler adventuring around the world and making friends out of strangers.  She is committed to a lifetime of discovering places and people and meals that enrich, shape her and fuel her passion – to find out what surprising, thrilling discovery awaits.
www.RitesOfPassageTravel.com

 

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