It’s Time to Plan Again!

With the vaccine on the horizon and restrictions around the world beginning to be slowly lifted, international travel is becoming more and more in view. While we still have a ways to go before hopping on the plane, the great news is it is time to plan again!

For trips that require 8 months to a year to plan, the time to start booking is now! Safaris and cruises top the list as these trips are essential to plan a year or more ahead, and I have all the inside deals and details. In addition to these trips needing ample time to book, the spots are filling up fast due to 2020 rebooks.


Have you dreamed of seeing the “Big Five” in person? Safaris are fabulous trips, but some travelers are deterred by the amount of lead time needed to secure a spot. Since we all have to wait out COVID-19 just a bit longer anyway, it is the perfect time to get one booked.

Brands like Micato are already booking out for 2021 and are ready and excited to welcome new travelers. Named the #1 World’s Best Safari Outfitter by Travel+Leisure nine times, this luxury Safari company is usually booked out over a year in advance. A bucket list trip for so many, let me help you plan the best safari experience for 2021 or 2022 safari.

Above and beyond the safari themselves, the accommodation options in Africa are incredible. From the luxurious Lebombo Lodge in the Kruger National Park in South Africa, to the adventurous tree houses at Lion Sands Game Reserve, the lodging becomes part of your experience.


Like many of us, cruises had a rough year in 2020. In spite of that, luxury cruise lines are more excited than ever to get back in the water and get you on board – and several have  incredible promotions to prove it. 

For example, Regent Seven Seas is offering discounts of up to 20% on specific sailings, flexible rebooking up to 15 days before departure, and even kids sailing free on some promotions. Seabourn’s unheard of deals currently offer 3 Category Upgrades, $1,000.00 of ship credit, and generous internet packages. On top of that, I can often get you VIP’d through my Virtuoso affiliation for additional benefits!

Many river cruise lines as well  like Uniworld are offering extremely flexible booking options, including rebooking  up to 15 days before departure. Between the incredible promotions, flexible booking options, and my cruise line connections, there is no better time to have me arrange your 2021 and 2022 cruises.

After a year of such uncertainty, while it might seem out there for many to start planning large trips again, it is definitely within reach. If you are interested in starting to plan your post COVID-19 travels, let me know and I would be thrilled to get planning with you!



Jodi Bushkin