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Outstanding Destinations — It’s not a vacation

Sometimes it is frustrating that people do not understand that our work involves traveling and working; not traveling and vacationing. It happens all the time; and for me, just last month.

I went to the Feria De Turismo Cultural Mexico (Cultural Tourism Fair in Mexico) in October. It was a last minute decision, but I was so glad I got the opportunity to attend.  It was my first visit to San Miguel and it was fantastic!

I loved all the old buildings and the cobbled streets. The way the historic houses are now boutique hotels and restaurants was a wonderful blending of old into new. And the fact that you can walk along the streets and just think back to the 18th century really makes the destination something very unique.

For me, the best part was walking into a church that was more than 250 years old, sitting down on the pew and reflecting. I looked to the ceilings and noticed how amazing the details were, from the chandeliers to the moldings to the intricate details. I was able to just sit and embrace the history of all who were there before me.

I can completely see why so many expats live in San Miguel and love it.

So after that nice visit I got home enthused, energized, and excited about a new destination. But it clearly was not a vacation. But, I heard the same old line from family and friends about my “vacation.” As anyone who has been on this trip can attest, this was no vacation. I can show them all the pictures of all the site visits; but to them, it is still a vacation. Do experience this with your family and friends? Clients?

Jenna Kameka, with Outstanding Destinations, is a Certified Sandals Specialist, GI Wedding Consultant, and a Specialist for  Jamaica, Mexico, Cayman Islands, and Puerto Rico. She is also an Anchorage Wild Expert and specializes in destination weddings & honeymoons.




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  1. Couldn’t agree more Jenna! I just returned from two back-to-back conferences. I’m home for a whopping 3 days to do marathon laundry and catch up on email & other work, before heading out for more education. Family & friends always comment about how “lucky” I am to be “vacationing” all the time … I tell them that “traveling like a travel agent” can be exhausting. 😉

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