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Andre’s Travel blog highlights unique travel destinations, travel tips & current trends in the travel industry. Our world is changing rapidly & not necessarily always for the better. I enjoying using my travel blog as a platform to address the causes and challenges, which directly affect tourism. Not only does this blog inform travelers about what is happening in the world of travel, but it also gives me the opportunity to offer sage advice. I will help you navigate the changes & travel better.

Sincerely:
Andre’ Leavitt

Is Travel a Right or a Privilege for 2021 & Beyond

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Is Travel a Right or a Privilege for 2021 & beyond? This past year has been a trial in patience for the travel industry & a financial crippling moment for many. One shining light is that “over tourism” has temporarily vanished.  Throngs of tourists that have over taken spectacular Machu Picchu & historic cities like Venice & Amsterdam by cruise ship & day trip, to the detriment of the locals, are gone.  Nature has been allowed a second wind in our absence. Port communities remembering a more charmed area prior to the arrival of the mega cruise ships are reconsidering their...

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The Traveling Realtor.

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The collapse of the travel industry made me consider other avenues. I pursued my real estate license and I am now a Realtor & proud member of the Realty Group’s, Pinnacle Team. I have enjoyed this new challenge & being part of an experienced team has really made a difference in my learning curve. I am pursuing the real estate business with the same passion & detail I give to my travel business. NO, I am not leaving the travel industry. Time Travels Inc. will outlast this pandemic & the travel biz is in my blood. But, now also think of me as a Realtor with the Realty Group. Now...

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Let’s keep our travel dreams alive…for 2021!

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The Covid 19 pandemic of 2020 has put the world on hold. The travel industry took a direct hit as international travel halted due to the pandemic restrictions. This pause, however, may just save some of the very destinations you wish to visit. The topic of Over Tourism has been replaced with sustainable, responsible tourism as destinations & cities contemplate what they want their future to hold. While we all hope for a vaccine, 2021 will still be a year of masks & social distancing. For the intrepid traveler this translates into more private types of vacations. Villa rentals, private...

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The Luxury Travel Specialist

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Traveling in style is what dreams are made of! Who does not want to enjoy a taste of life's finer things? Be it a Silver Seas Greek Island Cruise or a Casita Suite at the El Dorado Royale gourmet all-inclusive resort on the Riviera Maya? Reaching for that luxury vacation may also be closer than you think. IF you are flexible there are always deals to be had. The definition of Luxury travel has really evolved, it's not just about 800 tread count sheets anymore. The mantra is personalized authentic & inspiring experiences. A Luxury journey may also have casual elements as long as the accommodations,...

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How Travelers Can Stay Eco-Minded in a Pandemic

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Face masks and disinfectants don't have to come at the expense of sustainability. If you’re sensitive to environmental causes, it might be hard to surrender to the new extra-cautious COVID-19 hygiene protocols, much less turn a blind eye to the tsunami of single-use plastic and undertow of bacteria-zapping cleaning products being used everywhere. But when faced with the magnitude of these times, green travelers shouldn't feel that they have to go against the tide in pursuit of positive change—thankfully, many hotels have adapted to our current needs, but with an eco-friendly spirit. And it’s...

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9 Ways to Avoid Germs on a Plane

Planes pose a unique risk for any disease contraction, including COVID-19.BY CASSIE SHORTSLEEVE Since the coronavirus pandemic began in March, it has incited pandemonium globally, specifically among travelers. Over the last several months, COVID-19 has led to thousands of canceled domestic and international trips. The U.S. State Department still has a Global Level 4 Health Advisory in place, cautioning against international travel. Different countries have their own policies regarding travel and COVID-19, and some places, like the Bahamas, Bermuda, and Mexico, have opened or are planning...

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