Tony Appleton, the town crier for Romford, England admitted in July of 2013 that he came unannounced to proclaim the birth of the royal baby. I did the same thing 2 weeks ago when I came into your mailbox with my first Postcard from Mary Jo. I will now interrupt the series of postcards to explain my overall purpose in sending these reflections to you. If you read the last postcard, you may or may not know that I attended a travel conference a few weeks ago. One of the seminars focused on staying in touch with your clients. I have always been proud of the relationships that I develop with my travelers but can honestly say I have not been so good at sending a “newsletter” on a regular basis. They recommend every week! I am just not a hard core marketer and this will never be my style. However, I found that I liked sharing my recent trip with you and want to continue to share my thoughts and ideas on lots of topics. So, I will send you a postcard every 2 weeks that will hopefully have tidbits of information that you will find of interest to you or others. It is now your choice to open, delete or opt out. While I love hearing from you, please don’t feel that you are obligated to respond. Hopefully, you will find them entertaining and enjoy their arrival into your email box. It goes without saying. Of course, that if you need any travel advice, you know where I am.
One month down, one to go!
One piece of advice they give about making resolutions is that you must share them to increase your chances of success. So here I go…
Travel brings me so many benefits and one of these for me is to indulge in the cuisine and beverages of the country I am visiting. Despite the obvious consequences, I would not change this behavior since it is a major source of pleasure that I derive in my travels, and for me, adds so much to the overall travel experience.
Well as you can imagine I did a lot of indulging on my recent Around the World Jet Tour so I returned fat but enormously happy, no pun intended. The result: a resolution to lose this excess “baggage” in the New Year. So, it has been a month of meals from a popular diet plan. I have been shocked into realizing how small a correct portion is and how much prettier the food looks on the outside of the diet food packages! However, I have had success and will continue for another month. If you see me a local restaurant having real food, please know it is allowed and must mean I am craving an evening of indulgence since my next trip is not scheduled until the end of April. Will I give up indulgence when I travel… NEVER.
Do you know when your next trip is? Remember, it is “healthy” to have something to look forward to!