Here comes a new year AND a new decade!   

          Where will 2020 take you? 

Try…that is my word for 2020!

We are in a time of great change. Ideas and inspirations are there for each of us to embrace and then give them a “try!”

That, to me, is the essence of a New Year.

“Try” goes hand in hand with travel.

When you travel with a an open mind and a little bit of wonder, you try new thing. Maybe you try to speak a new language, or even try a new food, or a new location! It doesn’t matter, travel brings out the adventurer in all of us.

Travel opens a new world to you that you may only visit (try) once.

But for the lucky you may visit this world, land or city (town) many times, each holding new experiences.

We bring these experiences, ideas and new found friendships home with us to kindle new lives at home.

As George, the Cook Islander from Palmerston atoll, said to me upon departing their islands,

“You have experienced us with your mind, but what has happened is that a seed has been placed in your heart.

If you nurture that seed, you will know us and be compelled to come back to your islands.”

Try, no excuses, in 2020!

With my best wishes for a happy, healthy, and a year full of trying new things,


Where do you wish to travel to in 2020? Let’s paddle together 🙂