Greeting fellow HE Travelers,
I’m currently in Mexico hosting our Mexico City – Puebla Gay Cultural Tour. There are 8 guys in the group, which is within my favorite group size range, so this should be a lot of fun! I’ll blog about the tour experience and share photos within the next few weeks.
The last two months have been crazy!
Our new building in Salt Lake City needed to be rapidly built out so that we could relocate the HE Travel office, along with Casey, the live-in caretaker. There is a labor shortage in Salt Lake (like everywhere), so everyone on the team pitched in to help with the renovations. We moved the office, and then rapidly repaired and updated the old office building, which is now being purchased by my sister.
Oh man, my muscles have never been this sore. Six weeks of plaster repair, concrete, tile, and hardwood floor repair, etc.
After that marathon,
Trisha and I moved a truck full of construction gear to work on our next construction project in Florida. We are now renovating a 1945 beach house in the island town of Cedar Key. The town is in Central Florida, is Florida’s second-oldest town, and it looks like a small Key West from 50 years ago.
Did I mention that it’s also still a working waterfront! The town is best known for being the source of most of America’s farmed clams and oysters. The oysters in Cedar Key are amazing!
The new (old) house needs complete updating. It’s commercial and has its own dock. When we are done building this project out, we’ll have a new Florida office, and we will be able to start offering local tours around the back bay and the greater Cedar Key/Suwanee River Area.
Did I mention that there is a delightful gay-owned guesthouse in Cedar Key?
It shares our shoreline and is called the Firefly Resort Cottages. The guesthouse is made up of beautifully renovated waterfront cottages. It’s located right by us, so if you ever want to visit the area, we can show you around the island. Don’t forget to call your friendly HE Travel agents to help you arrange your visit. This town is extremely limited on lodging inventory.
All these new projects
are causing me to experience my absolute favorite phenomenon, modification of my perception of time. It’s my favorite part about living life on the move and taking the world on as an explorer. Time Perception is a phenomenon that can be modified by increasing the demand load on different centers of your brain. By putting myself in novel situations, my perception of time comes with a feeling of time lengthening if I keep my surroundings constantly changing in varied and unexpected ways.
It’s like being a kid again, back when time appeared to pass more slowly. This is the feeling I get whenever I’m on tour. On a tour nothing is routine, and time seems to stretch on forever…until the farewell dinner. Sigh…
If you would like to modify your perception of time, I recommend joining one of our amazing global gay group tours. Our clients regularly report how time seems to pass more slowly while on tour. When we were headquartered in Key West, Florida one of our favorite Key West characters used to say, “You only get so much time on this Earth, but the time you spent traveling doesn’t count against it.”
Here are the latest tour capacity updates:
The Botswana Luxury Safari only has one spot left in a room-share.
Our Croatia Island Hop cruise only has one main-level cabin left.
Glacier National Park Adventure only has a couple of rooms left.
And our Italy Lake Como tour is down to its last few rooms.
I hope to see you on tour!
Global Travel Guru
You can find last month’s notes here.