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Americans Vacation Differently Than Most Other Nationalities
The difference most often lies in the fact that a “vacation in the US“ means the short time away from work, in which to either pack many impressions of other cultures, architectures and food experiences, or a pampered resort getaway from the stress of life and work on a beach or a cruise ship.
While average annual vacation time for Europeans is anywhere from 20 to 35 days, in America this is often no more than 15 to 20 days. This obviously lacks the opportunity to really dive into a culture and has led to the rise of all inclusive “action-packed” vacation packages. These completely organized itineraries include air travel, resorts, attractions, food and ambiance, down to the tips for the travel suppliers. Just sit back and enjoy!
Obviously there is a growing market for these “off the shelf” vacation packages – as it should. The fast growing number of retiring baby boomers who can afford these travel itineraries look for safety in numbers and pampered accommodations.
But…that’s not what we’re all about. If you ever have wondered how it would be to travel like a local? Locals know how to avoid long lines…unique sites…where the best food is served, lively entertainment with music in unexpected corners (and at affordable prices)…and pick up interesting stories that create lifelong memories. There’s so much more to travel than the high thread count of your sheets or gold-plated utensils and Hutschenreuther dinnerware.
After a year of non-stop travel we have learned that Jetlag is a bitch and if you are going to fly across an ocean (any ocean) you’d better build in a couple of extra days to settle in, else it’s not worth the aggravation. Even with following the best tips to overcome jetlag, it takes 72 hours to refresh completely enough to enjoy your stay.
Our kind of travel shows you places you never knew existed and do things you never thought you would get the opportunity to do. It’s a sense of freedom. A feeling of exuberance. A feeling like you don’t need a watch or a wallet and you haven’t a care in the world. Wherever we travel, we delve deep into the heart of the local culture; its cuisine, its arts, music and architecture. And still… this merely sets the stage for the magical, words defying part —the moments of discovery—and self-discovery— that you’ll never, ever forget.
Are you starting to get the picture?
Traveling gives you a peek into what being alive is all about. Action packed as in a balance between body and mind; relaxing, educational, eye opening and invigorating with so many impressions that you can fill a diary of amazing moments. Our suggestions and tips are built on local knowledge of history, food culture, music and arts with contacts that stretch over decades of building friendships.
If you’re like us, you live for the moments that can’t be put into words, but are forever etched into your life..
Johan Ramakers and TJ Seaton