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We want to just pass along some travel inspiration stories and videos. We hope you enjoy them.
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Courage

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
 
The last few weeks have been difficult. With far too much time on our hands right now, it can be tough to keep our spirits afloat, surrounded by so much threat and difficult news, isolated in our homes.
 
But I collect heroes. In times like ours,
I turn to them for a bit of courage.


When I need additional inspiration, I often think of generations past. I think of the bombing of London during World War II where the population found the courage to endure nights spent in subway tunnels with little to eat and bombs dropping from the air.

I think of the courage on display in the Rosie the Riviter poster. I’m inspired by women like Irena Sendler, the Polish Resistance fighter who saved more than 2,500 children from the Nazis. She was caught and tortured, her legs broken, but survived by escaping on the day of her scheduled execution. I think of the police and firemen who rushed into the World Trade Center and sacrificed themselves to save others.

Right now we have a lot of heroes to admire. The doctors and nurses, the techs and cleaning staff in hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Suddenly we realize the people who are preparing food and stocking grocery store shelves are essential.
Sometimes heroism is just doing your job under the most difficult of circumstances. 


Most of us never have to publicly display our courage. We typically have the great good fortune of placid times, of business as usual. Then, an event like the Covid-19 pandemic puts us to the test. On the other side of all this is a new opportunity to rise again to the challenges of democracy and to re-build our economy. It is going to require a great deal of courage, determination and a lot of backbone in the face of some serious obstacles. But re-build we can and will do, as long as we keep our courage and our wits in good order. 

Stay strong, friends. We all have many fine examples of courage to emulate. You yourself are the product of some 50,000 years of human development and 4 billion years of planetary history. You and your ancestors are survivors. What we are experiencing now is just one more stumble in that same long process, but we have stumbled before and moved forward. We will do it again.

Hang in there, stay safe and when the time is right we will travel again.

 
Jocelyn Sidwell in Yoga Pose
 
Fitness Classes, Yoga Sessions, and Spa Treatments You Can Stream From Your Favorite Hotels
Right now, most of us are hunkered down at home, doing our part to help stem the spread of COVID-19. But with life thrown so far off balance these past few months—school years cut short, trips postponed, and everyday schedules tossed up in the air—we’re all in need of a little self-care. And while we can’t hit our favorite hotels for the hammams, spas, and heart-thumping fitness classes we love just…
- Conde Nast Traveler
Friday April 17, 2020

 
Jocelyn Sidwell is one of our local heros that shows us how to eat healthy.
Check out her Facebook page for blogs, recipes and health and exercise tips.
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travel books to read
 
Tell us about the book that made you want to travel
How many trips to Thailand were sold on the back Alex Garland’s The Beach, or holidays in Tuscany inspired by E M Forster? Even before lockdown, some of the best travel inspiration came not from glossy brochures or commercials, but the printed word. And now, when the idea of being whirled off to distant realms has never felt more alluring, we’d like to hear about the book that inspired you to…
- The Guardian
Wednesday April 15, 2020
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Finding Comfort (And Wine) On A Virtual Trip To Napa With Peter Mondavi Jr.
I’d never never heard the term “comfort wine” before but in a lot of ways that phrase makes a lot of sense. There were a lot of things I’d never heard of pre-global pandemic so like many people, I’m taking the time in quarantine to learn a thing or two and wine happens to be at the forefront of that list. Simply put, comfort wine is exactly what it sounds like. It’s the bottle of New Zealand Sauv Blanc you…
- Forbes
Friday April 17, 2020

 
When you are ready, we can always start planning your stay for a later time 
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Medical Aesthetics of Virginia
Another one of my local heroes that is keeping my skin healthy. They may be closed at the moment because of the mandatory shutdown, but they stay in touch and care that we are taking good care of ourselves. Follow their Instagram for Your Skin Health Pyramid
skin health pyramid

We may be #stayinghome for now but we can still start to follow this simple and effective skincare pyramid! Focusing on the foundation today and looking at things we should always be doing. Swipe through for all the suggestions! Stay tuned in the coming days for the next levels, and before long we’ll be able to take care of all of them again #skinhealth

30 Minutes of Happiness from One Happy Island. #Aruba

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