Our place in time…

I remember walking through Venice in a trance.  As my eyes took in the overwhelming beauty of the city my mind reeled with questions of how history and culture had carved out this unimaginable place.  Around every corner the bridges and pathways laid out a labyrinth of intrigue and story.  Each doorway was an invitation to explore the nature of this way of life.  How did this place come to be?  Who envisioned this remarkable water lined community and how am I so lucky to be here?  As I sat alone along a quiet canal, photographing homes that rose straight out of the water, I was struck by an awareness that I too was now part of its history.  My own footsteps had been added to the record of time as Venice and I took each other in.

As I travel I inherit fragments of each place, and take them with me on my path.  Venice inspires in me a sense of awe at what the swell of humanity is capable of.  Lives and footsteps and stories combine through history, each impacting its course, resulting in the very moment that I experience here and now.  As the culmination of time arrives through my senses I accept that my contribution is underway, and smile at the opportunity to make my mark.  I believe that each of us are here to participate in the unfolding of time and the evolution of culture.  As we expose ourselves to the world we open within ourselves new doors of understanding of what it means to be alive.

My arrival in Venice in 1996, was by train.  Railpass in hand, and backpack as companion, I scraped Liras out of my pockets for cheap accommodations and dined on pizza truck delicacies drinking stowed bottles of Italian wine.  The shoe string of my budget could not diminish the deliciousness of the experience but my next voyage will be by sea.

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Windstar Cruises

 

“Vacation with Europe’s elite along the sun-drenched shores of Croatia, Montenegro, and tiny Capri. Let your imagination soar as you travel through time to discover the magic of Venice, the grandeur of Rome, and the stunning beauty of the Dalmatian Coast. From the Grand Canal to St. Peter’s Square, this is a voyage of superlatives. “-www.windstarcruises.com

 

Are you are ready to make your mark on Venice?  Can you hear the flap of the sails as you travel the coastline of Italy; taste the wine and feel the Mediterranean sun on your skin?  If you are, call the expert agents at Niche Travel Group to make it happen.  Ask about a special discount rate for Canadian Travellers.

Niche Travel Group  902-407-4567

Faith@nichetravelgroup.ca

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Alone together

Have you ever felt the need to get away from it all?  To pack a suitcase, hop a plane and find your own little piece of heaven in the sand?  In a world of instant access to work and the constant distractions that swarm our modern existence, for many of us the need to escape has gotten even stronger.

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Despite the white sand and tropical sun that avails itself at every modern all inclusive resort, the availability of alone time is often restricted to the hotel room itself.   Not wanting to miss out on all the revelry, sunbathing and cocktail drinking that is to be found at the resort I have felt conflicted between my desire to be pampered and catered to and my need to get the rest and relaxation I have come for.

If you have ever felt yourself caught between the need to be social and the desire to be alone there may be a resort build just for you.

Sandals Ochi Beach Resort is now offering first class get aways at the All Butler Villas and Great House Estate.  These beautiful suites will provide guests with the opportunity to have their own private escape with Sandals word class fun and amenities right outside their door.

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“These suites will be very popular,” said Faith Sproule of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia-based Niche Travel Group. “For couples who want to get away and reconnect, the Sandals butler suites are perfect.”   – TravelWeek article

If you are ready to indulge yourself in some down time as well as some incredible resort fun, call the Niche Travel Group to get started planning a trip to Sandals Ochi Beach Resort.

(902) 407-4567  www.nichetravelgroup.ca

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