It is hard to believe that 2018 has come and gone, but the past few weeks have given me time to reflect on the past year and my plans for the next. This year was full of welcome change, and my affiliation with McCabe World Travel has really enabled me to up my game. The amazing team and industry connections have been invaluable, and I love being able to share everything I have learned with my wonderful family of clients.
2018 Travel Fairy Travels
Again this year, I was blessed with being able to travel to new destinations to enjoy new experiences with family, friends and colleagues.
My highlight this year was my first trip to Africa - a two week adventure that took me to South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. As you can imagine, I can't wait to get back, and I have loved working with some of you to craft the perfect safari.
In February, I took my husband to the Andaz Mayakoba to celebrate his 50th birthday. We got to explore all of the resorts in this beautiful complex as well as spend some time in downtown Playa del Carmen.
In May, Daniel and I spent five days in Belize with an amazing side trip to Tikal. The snorkeling was out of this world, and we experienced some of the adventure offerings, including ziplining and river tubing. Tikal is one of the biggest Mayan cities to be discovered in Central America, and even with a full day, we only covered the highlights.
The summer was spent on a multi-generational family trip to Israel to celebrate my son and his cousin's b'nai mitzvah. A year and a half of planning went into this 25 person trip with lots of moving parts, and everything went off without a hitch. I loved having all of the grandparents with us in front of the wall just after sunrise to celebrate. We hiked Masada, dug for pottery, visited with the troops, made homemade chocolate on a kibbutz, hit the beach in Tel Aviv, swam in the Dead Sea, visited Petra, Jordan for a day and ended with three days of bliss at the beautiful Beresheet in the Negev Desert.
In October, I was fortunate to travel with Abercrombie & Kent to Africa. I visited Johannesburg, Victoria Falls from both sides and four Sanctuary safari lodges in Botswana and Zambia. To say that I was blown away by the wildlife is an understatement. You can't imagine what it is to be on safari until you have done it. Being among the animals, big and small, and in such quantities is amazing, and retreating to the beautiful lodges with stellar service and delicious food is all a part of the adventure
The year ended with a family cruise on the Celebrity Summit in the Caribbean. I was able to visit some of the areas that were hard hit by the hurricanes in 2017, and it was great to see the islands recovering. I was also able to visit the Park Hyatt on St. Kitts, which is a great luxury option in the islands.