We are Here!

Photo: Random House

Photo: Random House

In the Dr. Seuss classic Horton Hears a Who!, a pachyderm attempts to rescue a population of microscopic critters living on a dust speck. The outside world cannot hear their individual, tiny voices; but when they collectively shout “We are here!”, they are discovered and saved.

Travel agents these days must feel a bit like the Whos. What do you do when the leader of the free world declares you extinct? In August 2011 at a town hall meeting, President Obama said “… one of the challenges in terms of rebuilding our economy is businesses have gotten so efficient that — when was the last time somebody went to a bank teller instead of using the ATM, or used a travel agent instead of just going online? A lot of jobs that used to be out there requiring people now have become automated.” Continue reading

Ionian Islands: The Lowdown

SPONSORED POST: Rich in culture and charm, Ionian island holidays are a perfect opportunity to escape the toil of day-to-day life, in favor of sunnier climes that present beautiful landscapes to explore and relax in. Tucked away in the Mediterranean Sea, just off the coast of Greece, these lush, picturesque islands are a haven for anyone wanting to unwind and recharge their batteries, while an Ionian sailing holiday is one of the best yachting opportunities in the world.

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