A new “moon” is rising

I’m working with some repeat clients who have taken full advatange of just about all the “moons” there are — a minimoon to Cape Cod right after their wedding…a fantastic honeymoon in Hawaii a few months later…and now they’re back to plan a babymoon in the White Mountains before their firstborn arrives in February. Since I’m all about finding fantastic reasons to take a vacation, this latest “moon”  has me thinking…

Most of the “moons” you hear about right now are clustered around that 20’s and 30’s age range when you’re getting engaged, married, and becoming parents for the first time. And those are all great reasons to take a celebratory vacation. But I would argue that those of us in our 40’s and beyond are even MORE in need of a special getaway now and then. So here are my suggestions for some additional “moons” that I’d like to see take hold in popular culture. Feel free to add to the list!

  • Middle School Moon — When your kids are hitting that terrible hormonal age and the two of you really, really need a break from them (for their safety and your sanity)
  • Menopause Moon — When you yourself are hitting that terrible hormonal age and you really, really need to get away with your girlfriends for a little while and forget about husbands, jobs, kids, etc.
  • Mortgage Moon — When you finally write that last check to the bank and want to run off to Tahiti with your spouse to celebrate

You provided excellent guidance for us. I appreciated that you really had us think about what was most important to us when we were selecting the right cruise – and not to totally focus on what other people had to say. THANK YOU for helping to make this a memorable trip for our family! It really was a trip of a lifetime!

Clare and Mark (family cruise to Alaska)

The level of service we experienced was out of this world (and we did NOT make it easy on Ann). We weren’t quite sure where we wanted to go, when we would be able to go, or what “vibe” we were going for. After asking us some key questions (what we liked, didn’t like, why, etc.) Ann helped us narrow down our trip details and planned the honeymoon of our dreams. She helped book some of our excursions, answered some emergency questions while abroad and was always available/willing to help. I think it’s safe to say we won’t be using anyone else for future travel planning – Ann is a rockstar!

Carli (Italy and Spain)