Coronavirus Travel Alert – May 9, 2020
As a mother, a friend, a community volunteer and a business woman, I am thinking of you as we brave this social isolation together. I know that we all miss the connection of friends and family near and far.
I have long believed that travel and shared experiences enrich our lives. With time now to sit and look back on the many wonderful memories made while on tour with so many lovely clients, a big smile crosses my face. Reflections of cities visited and cruises taken flood back as I reminisce at photographs taken, Broadway shows enjoyed, delicious foods I’ve tried around the world and wonderful people I have been blessed to meet along the way! I am thankful for the wonderful memories that now brighten my days and I look forward to so many more with you.
Mother’s Day is more meaningful this year yet more difficult. There is something special about Mother’s Day, it’s a time to pay tribute to the person who provides loving care and encouragement through the ups and downs of life, especially now. Being a mother is never easy and has become even more complicated during these challenging times. Our mothers are strong, courageous and hopeful – they keep hope alive no matter how dark it gets.
As we think of our Mothers this year, let’s take a moment to remember what we love so much about her – her voice, her laugh, her advice, her humour, her perfume or her touch. Mothers are the glue that keep us together so don’t miss the opportunity to share with them how much they mean to you. During this time of isolation a warm voice on the other end of the phone, a text, a video chat or standing outside the window – whatever you can do to let them know you are thinking of them. Keep them safe while doing so, but be creative.
We are truly inspired by those selfless workers on the front lines battling COVID-19 – health care workers, first responders, essential employees who have to balance caring for their communities and their families. This Mother’s Day they will be working protecting us so we can stay home and stay safe. We thank and honour you.
Even though we can’t travel right now, our goal is still the same and for now we invite you recall your favourite travel experiences with fondness while looking forward to awesome trips ahead. We would love for you to follow us on Facebook or Instagram and enjoy our photos and read our stories with a little imagination. We hope they help you escape without leaving home.
These moments remind us that we are connected like never before. We’re called upon to be our best selves, with patience, understanding and compassion. Our Maple Leaf Tours team are all safe and looking forward to seeing you all again soon. With miles of smiles in store, from my family to yours, stay safe, stay healthy and stay positive. When the time is right, we will travel again so until them – Dream Big!
Alison, Nicole, Danielle, Megan, Julie, Margaret,Betty, Bob, Joanne, Anne, Richard, Steve, Susan