A crisp snap has been in the air these past few mornings, forcing me to acknowledge that yet another change in season is upon us.
Like the weather and the seasons, the business of travel always seems to be changing. There are new resorts, hotels, tour packages and airlift announced every day, and travel trends seem to change regularly as well. What is hot today might be old news tomorrow. The history and architecture of the top destinations remains the same, but how travelers experience those destinations is continually being upgraded, in an effort to provide new and unforgettable experiences to both new and veteran travelers.
When you read JAX FAX, hopefully, you are being transported by words to the destinations featured in each article. You are probably not thinking about where our offices are located. Our headquarters are located in Milford, Connecticut and we have many writers in the tri-state area - which was recently affected by Hurricane Sandy, and one week later, by a Nor?easter which brought an unexpected 10 inches of snow to the region.
In previous issues, we have touted our success in working with an intern, who we later transitioned into a permanent employee. Our editorial assistant, Arielle Feger, has recently informed us that she will soon be moving on. She will be relocating, and has accepted a new position. We wish her all the best in the future. With gratitude for all of her assistance over the past year and a half, I am going to turn my editorial page over to her for this issue.
While reading the stories in this issue of JAX FAX, I added a few more destinations to my “Travel Bucket List.” These are the journeys for someday - places I’d really like to see at some point in the future. As for today, I am too busy with work, the kids, the house and those countless other reasons we put off the things we really desire. As you might imagine, being the editor of JAX FAX and reading so many fantastic articles every month, my travel bucket list grows longer with each issue.
I am fascinated with history, and have a particular fondness for ephemera. I love to ponder how living life in a time gone by compares to the life we are living today, and old paper items offer a unique glimpse into the past.
Recently, I have been cleaning out the estate of my in-laws. It has been a journey of discovery, while at the same time, a true history lesson. We have found so much memorabilia that was obviously very important to the ones to which it once belonged, but to those left behind, it is rather a mystery why these items were ever saved in the first place. I was touched by the variety of things I found, and realized that there really is such a thing as the memory of a lifetime.