So very Thankful for Being able to Travel

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 DRE# ER40011786

 

My closer at Stewart Title always visits family for vacations, and always tell me - "wish I could take trips to a different destination".    She has a lot of family, and that is how they spend their vacations.    I am just the opposite, don't have any family, so plan trips to destinations that intrigue me.

 

Sometimes as we age, traveling is not so easy, if you have trouble walking, or breathing in high-altitude locations.    I know the airline traveling part is frustrating oftentimes, especially when detours, delays, or cancellations happen.    When you have allotted only so many days per City, and that gets changed, it can throw off a vacation.

 

There are places I have been that many of my friends/colleagues said they would never travel to.   Costa Rica was one of them.   Bugs, scorpions, alligators, iguanas, and mosquitoes turned them off.    I was intrigued by the different kinds of monkeys we saw, and some came pretty close to our group.    The howler monkey and White-headed monkeys were fun to see.  We don't get to see these in Denver unless you visit the zoo.    Did you know Costa Rica has over 200 volcanoes?   A few are still active, and one erupted a couple of days before I got there, and was lucky to land with ash in the air.    Have never been to a coffee plantation, and was fun to see the process, the fields, and how they harvest the beans.

 

There are only two States that I have not been to - Alabama and Vermont, which could happen in the near future.    Have been to all the Canadian provinces except Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Newfoundland.

 

I love the Caribbean islands, and have been to a few several times either directly flying or via a cruise ship.    After the recent Hurricanes, not sure they look the same.

 

Back several years a lender friend had just gotten divorced, and she wanted to do a trip to Europe - what fun!  Two weeks, four countries, and so much laughter, we were crying at times!    Lots of cultures, photos, and memories!

 

When I flew to Montreal a few years ago to spend a long weekend, everyone I met said, if you love our City, you should visit Quebec City.   They said it was very French, smaller, but very quaint.   I went a few years ago, and LOVED it.

 

This year's vacation to Calgary & Banff was very fun and working on next year's vacation, maybe to Portugal and Spain.

 

Had I not entered into the real estate industry, I probably would not have been able to take these trips.

 

**Entry for November's Challenge

 

 

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Joan Cox
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Comments (35)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Ed Silva it is nice to see more than just an airport!  

Nov 22, 2022 09:06 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

My goodness Joan you are quite well traveled.  Nice that you are able to enjoy such extensive travels.  M

Nov 22, 2022 09:23 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Mark, some trips were before real estate, but most after.   It is a good life!  

Nov 22, 2022 09:39 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Joan - while my traveling days have decreased from what they once were, that doesn't mean there has been an elimination of all adventures.  Detours, off the beaten path visits and new discoveries can still exist.  Thankfulness can make any trip a bit better.  

Nov 22, 2022 10:44 AM
Dan Hopper
Dan Hopper - Gold Way RE - Westminster, CO
Denver Broker / Real Estate Advocate

Oh my word, .... quite the traveler you are!!  Sounds like you have enjoyed every place you visited.  Yes, the real estate business has certainly open doors for you!!

Nov 22, 2022 11:17 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Your travels sound wonderful, especially that European trip-- sounded like a blast with all the laughter. I am surprised so many people told you they wouldn't visit Costa Rica--it has beautiful birds, wildlife like monkeys and sloths, plus stunning natural scenery! Glad you've been able to enjoy such extensive travel!! 

Nov 22, 2022 12:59 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, as life moves on, yes travel will probably decrease.   Hope you get to see new things all the time!

Nov 22, 2022 03:28 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Dan Hopper it has been quite a ride, and LOVE to travel!

Nov 22, 2022 03:29 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Lise, I too was surprised no one wanted to experience the adventure in Costa Rica, as that trip still remains in my top 3.

Nov 22, 2022 03:30 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Joan,

You are very blessed to be able to travel.  Rick and I did a lot of traveling when he first retired.  We visited Costa Rica on a Panama Canal cruise.  I enjoyed it.  I think I even have a picture next to this spider web making a cringy face.  I was able to find the cringy face!

Costa Rica Tour through jungle

Spider web Costa Rica

Nov 22, 2022 04:45 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® there were some pretty large spiders and webs everywhere.   It was such a beautiful country, glad you guys made it down there.

Nov 22, 2022 04:47 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Joan- I know how much you love to travel! And I enjoy seeing the photos you take on your trips. I hope that you get to take many more trips to to wherever you want to go. 

Nov 22, 2022 06:26 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

We are so blessed to be able to travel. Thank you for sharing this thought Joan 🙂

Nov 22, 2022 09:38 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, I do LOVE to travel and explore places I haven't been, and love to share the photos.

Nov 23, 2022 02:40 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

We are blessed Paul!

Nov 23, 2022 02:40 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Joan Cox wow had no idea you were in Costa Rica - how wonderful I thought you were in Florida 😊 Have a blast  -  

Nov 23, 2022 04:20 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Love to travel Hannah, so every year, like to schedule one nice trip and maybe a short trip too.

Nov 24, 2022 07:09 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, I love this post, Joan and like you, I LOVE to travel! We've been to Costa Rica and hope to return one day! I was reading your post beside Ray and said, "Remember our trip to Costa Rica?" He reminded me of the SUPER narrow roads, seeing sleuths and seeing stunning butterfly farms and colorful hummingbirds. I still wear my Pura Vida t-shirt from CR too!

We are crazy about traveling and like my parents and his, we will never be too old for it! If we ever see it all, we'll start over! LOL

Thank you for sharing one of my favorite points of gratitude with us during this month's challenge, Joan!

Nov 27, 2022 09:23 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Debe Maxwell, CRS Costa Rica offers so much - coffee plantations, ox cart farms, volcanoes, screaming monkeys, and just the sheer beauty of the land.   Glad to hear you got to go too.

Nov 28, 2022 06:37 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

YES and the rain forests are spectacular as well, Joan Cox! You've made me want to dig up some of our old photos from our trip now! 

Nov 28, 2022 06:42 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Debe Maxwell, CRS there was so much beauty, but this photo of Hanging Bridges still is my fav.

Nov 28, 2022 06:45 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

GORGEOUS, Joan! A perfect picture!

Nov 28, 2022 06:50 AM