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GARY'S TRAVEL TIPS: Make a resolution to travel in 2011 and see new places
by Gary Sorensen
Jan 10, 2011 | 2148 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Happy New Year! I can’t believe how fast 2010 sped by for me. Over the holidays I started to think where I would like to go in 2011. Of course I have a list of dream trips about a mile long and I won’t be able to visit all of them but I hope to cross a few of them off my list during 2011.

Where do you want to go in 2011? A romantic river cruise through Europe? A tropical cruise around the incredible islands of Tahiti? Exploring the jungles in Costa Rica or Guatemala? Touring Italy and experiencing the amazing city of Rome seeing the magnificent Colosseum? Cruising the fjords in beautiful Norway? In search of the “King of Beasts” on an African Safari? Exploring the “Land Downunder” of Australia and the welcoming scenery of New Zealand? Experiencing the fantastic museums around the world, the Louvre, the British Museum, the Smithsonian or the Holocaust Museum in Israel? Watching glaciers calve and crash into the frigid waters in Alaska?

There are so many places to go and so many different things to experience around our world. I often talk to people that have not traveled much in their lives, mainly because they keep telling themselves that “I will get around to going to ______ someday”. I understand that there are priorities in life but I also understand the amazing experiences that are waiting out in the vast world. I have experienced the jungles of Brazil, the unforgettable sites in Israel, the South Pacific Islands, the glaciers of Alaska and impressive historic sites in Europe. On every trip I come back a little different, influenced by the people I meet, the sites I see and the knowledge I gain. I gain an understanding of the cultures of the world, their customs, the problems people face and the beauty that they share. I learn about history, art, language, animals, ancient civilizations, architecture and I learn how to relax.

You don’t have to take an expensive trip to start your journey of discovering the world. Start out close to home in the Caribbean, Mexico or Canada. Then venture out to Europe, Hawaii, Alaska, or to Asia, wherever your heart takes you. You will grow and gain an understanding that a lot of people don’t know they are missing. Explore the world, there is so much to see that will enliven your mind and touch your heart.

Travel Tip: Visit the Travel Expo in Sandy at the South Town Expo Center on Jan. 28 and 29 or in St George on Jan. 26. Talk with top travel companies with destinations around the world.

Travel Deals: Princess Cruises has fantastic cruise deals: 10 day Tahiti Cruise Jan. 18 $699 oceanview cabin; 19 day Sydney to Singapore Feb. 22 $1,999 oceanview cabin; 16 day Sydney to Hong Kong March 5 $1,999 oceanview cabin. Many more deals too numerous to mention. Prices plus taxes/fees and subject to change.

Gary Sorensen is a Regional Manager for Morris Murdock Travel. For all of your travel information see Morris Murdock Travel in Bountiful at 320 W. 500 S. or call 295-9443.
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