Why Pink Carry On?
Math and Science are some of my least favorite things. Image my surprise when I found all I have in common with Albert Einstein. Here are a couple of his quotes that I really connect with:
"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious."
Many people will tell you that they have a passion for travel. I do too, and curiosity is my WHY. I am not slightly curious about the world around me, I am passionately curious. That curiosity pushes me to find off the beaten path places. It sharpens my observation of local people. A vacation is not a time to relax for me, but a time to learn. Curiosity also makes me a good travel planner and my clients benefit from that. I seek out the details many others overlook.
Another quote attributed to Einstein is
"A woman who follows the crowd will usually go no farther than the crowd. A woman who walks alone may find herself in places no one has gone before."
Envision an escorted tour with 40 of your new best friends. There's nothing wrong with that experience at all. But for me, I have always liked the nooks and crannies of things. You find the best treasures there. I would much rather have this to myself...than share a new treasure with hundreds of people. I will spatter my vacation with some of the main sights, but for the most part I want to see behind the scenes. What is life really like in these strange places?, beyond the souvenir shops and Americanized restaurants? The only time you will catch me at a foreign McDonald's is to use their clean free bathroom (bathroom tip worldwide) or use their free WiFi.
My hope for Pink Carry On is that you discover options you never knew existed, you're introduced to new ideas that enhance your travel plans, you are inspired to step outside of your comfort zone. Take advantage of my curiosity. You will find in these pages destinations, lodging and authentic experiences that are not usually found in travel sites. My wish is that you catch some of my curiosity and you create a European experience that is yours and yours alone. Travel differently than the crowd. Bring home better stories.