Are we in this together?

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Melissa Becker

Plymouth, MI
My Travel and Work Experience

I have been an avid traveler for many years, and bring more than 18 years experience in building, selling and escorting family and group vacations. I have always loved to travel. When I was 17 I got a job so I could travel on my own for the first ...

April 23, 2020

If you know anything about me, and have had me plan your trips, you know I am honest. I put it out there. And if I hear one more person say "in these uncertain times" or "we are in this together" I am going to scream. You hear me? Keep reading.

Look, Oprah... I know you and your friends mean well and all, but we are not in this together. We may be in the same storm but we are not in the same boat - right? You've heard that analogy by now.

Your boat includes a personal masseuse and a French chef and probably horses that can sing. Mine includes two (yes, TWO) six year olds and a nine year old.

I don't know about you, but I spend my days breaking up fights, home schooling, trying -and mostly failing- to get grocery delivery, reading too much news, and canceling every vacation I spent the last several months planning for my clients.

I have learned a few things! For instance, I do not want a future career as a teacher. Or a stay-at-home mom. I also would much rather be planning your vacations than canceling them. But ... I am here.

If you are working out details for a cancelled trip, I'm helping fix it in every way I can dream up. When we get back to whatever normal is, I'll be here waiting to help you escape to the next destination on your list. We want to take care of our little local businesses: My friend's dental practice, my friend's restaurant, little places like my "woman-owned" travel agency which my boss has built up from scratch over 35 years. 

We all could use your support. When you are ready. The good times will return, I assure you. As soon as we feel up to it we will be running away with e-tickets in hand and suitcases overstuffed.

It won't be fast. It's probably going to be messy - but I'm ready. Are you with me?

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