Unique New York

Chances are if you’ve been to New York State you went to the Big Apple, yet the state is home to many other unique places.  Here are some of our favorites...

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Travel: The Gift That We Make To Ourselves

In the introduction of this series a reference is made to the concept of Holistic Travel which embraces the practical aspects as well as attitudes and philosophies affecting us during travel. As this series develops, please remember that central to this view are these overlapping aspects. Although each aspect of the journey is important, the total experience is determined by everything simultaneously – practical and conceptual. It can turn a blind outing into an amazing expedition. Having traveled the world most of my life, military and civilian, I’ve garnered a wealth of experience. Meeting people and experiencing diverse cultures has the potential to enhance your life. It certainly has mine.

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It's About The Journey


It's About The Journey

It's About The Journey - Part One 

 Life is a journey. During this journey, we travel. It can be a hard journey or it can be made a lot easier through a little forethought, planning and preparation. The word travel originated with the term travail. The journey was once extremely difficult. With advances in travel, technology and comfort afforded by ergonomics, it can now be an experience of pleasure and wonder. Often in our modern age, humanity forgets the beauty and enjoyment that travel can be due to the fast-paced mentality we’ve acquired. Whether we’re traveling for business or pleasure, we’re in a hurry. The journey needs to be pleasant. We need to pay attention. We need to stop and smell the flowers. If we’re wise or skilled and understand how to be in tune with the world around us, the journey can be absolutely memorable.

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Voluntourism - ECBC Travel With Impact


Travel with Impact: Getting the Most Out of Your Vacation Through “Voluntourism”

Ever have one of those self-evaluation moments where you wonder if all of the time and effort you’re putting into your daily activities is really worth it? Will the rewards pay off? How long down the road do you need to go before you begin seeing the benefits? One way to combat this feeling is to step back, take a vacation and recharge your body and spirit.  Feel even better after your vacation by embarking on a travel volunteer program (popularly called voluntourism.)  

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New TSA Regulations Require Electronic Devices to Be Charged and Powered On

On July 2, 2014, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security directed TSA to enhance security measures. As a result, on July 6, TSA sent out a press release stating “During the security examination, officers may also ask that owners power up some devices, including cell phones.  Powerless devices will not be permitted onboard the aircraft.”

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