Wanderlust with Us - Issue XXI
September 3, 2020
Love in the Time of COVID
Not to make light of serious situation and one that has put us all in peril, and we know has affected you. But we wanted to take a moment and pause on some of the great things to celebrate in these changing times.
The End of Airline Change Fees
Finally, you can change a flight without the burden of paying a fee that sometimes cost more than the flight itself. While Southwest Airlines has long been the only airline offering no change fees, we finally saw the “Big 3” follow suit this week beginning with United Airlines. Once United announced they were eliminating change fees on domestic tickets (excluding basic economy fares), Delta and American Airlines quickly updated their policies as well.
Now Cleaner Than Ever
Airline travel is more pleasant and clean than it has ever been. Prior to COVID, airlines were turning planes with little regard to how clean the aircraft were sometimes only cleaning them on a weekly basis. Now, they are taking extra time to ensure their aircrafts are safer and more comfortable for guests to fly. Been to an airport lately? Same thing, but also fewer lines and less hassle. Talk about being extra careful…check out how JetBlue has created a game changing UV cleaning system for aircraft interiors.
Rediscovering America's National Treasures
We’ve fallen in love again with some national treasures across in America. Never have we booked so many wonderful destinations coast to coast, from Yellowstone to Sea Island, Georgia. Having a honeymoon in US? This definitely wasn’t a hot topic until 2020.This pandemic has shown us that there are some hidden gems that may have gotten looked over. America has beautiful preserved land that we invite our clients to go and see for themselves. Add these to your travel bucket list!
Less than an hour from Yellowstone National Park, Montage Big sky will be a definite no brainer for those luxury adventurers and national park lovers. Guests will enjoy ski-in, ski-out access to Big Sky Resort’s 5,800 skiable acres, an onsite 18-hole Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course, close proximity to world-renowned fly-fishing along with an abundance of hiking, wildlife spotting, mountain biking, Nordic skiing and snowshoeing trails. This is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise.
At Vermejo, a Ted Turner Reserve, the buffalo roam, the deer and the antelope play, and guests enjoy the American West’s premier ecotourism experience. Guests at Vermejo can connect with nature on more than 550,000 acres of Ted Turner’s private ranchland; it’s like having a national park all to yourself. Accommodations range from the luxurious 25,000-square-foot Casa Grande to renovated cottages to a mountain retreat. Guides create outdoor activities tailored to your interests and skill level. Unwind with curated wine, whiskey, or a game of billiards, before fresh-from-the-garden fare.
Cibolo Creek Ranch is one of the oldest ranches in Texas, where historical artifacts, art, and antiques combine to create a true nineteenth century atmosphere. The ranch dwellings evoke a sense of togetherness, which culminates at mealtime. Explore 30,000 acres of great outdoors and enjoy a range of activities led by experienced ranch hands. Activities include guided mountain tours, horseback riding, hiking, ATV tours, fishing, wildlife exploration, and opportunities to explore the ranch’s three historic forts built in the mid-nineteenth century by the ranch’s founder, Milton Faver. With also a close proximity to Marfa, an art lover’s dream, and Big Bend National Park, a geological marvel, there is plenty to keep you from getting bored.