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At Journey Softly, we work with you plan cultural immersions and gentle adventures across the globe, always with an eye toward keeping you healthy and safe. If you love international travel but have questions about traveling in an uncertain world, you have come to the right place!
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As expected, the Omicron situation has evolved significantly since my December 31 post. By that time we had seen a decline in the South Africa COVID-19 curve, while the U.S. and UK cases were still rising rapidly. We were waiting for the UK curve to begin to drop as...
So much has changed from my “part 1” post on November 30 and “part 2” post on December 15. The world is facing some harsh realities as Omicron spreads rapidly around the world, with cases doubling every two days in countries where the latest variant has taken root. ...
Shortly after Thanksgiving weekend, I posted all of the “knowns” and “unknowns” about the Omicron variant and how it might impact your plans for overseas travel in the months ahead. We have learned more about Omicron in the past two weeks. Given my international risk...
Global financial markets went through a downward frenzy on Friday following the revelation that the Omicron variant has been identified in many countries. The panic extended to international travel as dozens of countries banned nationals from Southern Africa to try...
from those who know us best…
“In my nearly two decades working with Rick and his colleagues, (he) became my most trusted adviser in terms of international travel. Simply put, Rick is in a category of his own.”
Temple University (formerly Duke University)
“We relied heavily on Rick’s strong destination knowledge, attentiveness to our needs and his top notch crisis management skills. He helped us identify and plan for contingencies we had not thought of, providing us with peace of mind.”
attention to detail
“Rick planned trips for my two teenagers to Israel and West Bank/Palestine including homestays with local families. My son’s trip ran smoothly due to Rick’s expertise and dedication. Unfortunately my daughter’s trip was cancelled due to COVID-19. Rick did an amazing job explaining contingency plans (and) worked on our behalf to secure 100% refund for all trip costs.”
Hands of Peace community member
“Whenever Laura is involved in a program, I know that the planning will go smoothly. Even if we run into unforeseen circumstances while traveling, Laura always knows about it and communicates options to safely resolve the issues. Laura’s years of experience, organizational skills, and ability to connect with her clients is a tremendous asset to anyone planning once in a lifetime trips.”
The University of Texas at Austin
“Alexandra’s knowledge and attention to her clients helped me to expand our travel portfolio across six continents and over 25 countries. I highly recommend her without reservation to create a memorable and unique travel experience.”