As we approach the end of September, TravelMaven remains in a holding pattern. We continue to await clarification of travel rules and some measure of predictability in a world still trying to figure out how to live with COVID, now that outright elimination seems an unlikely outcome.
The good news is the world has come through worse crises before, and we’re confident travel will resume once there’s global agreement on effective and manageable protocols.
As such, we continue to plan for an early 2022 relaunch, and remain optimistic people’s desire to travel remains strong. Last week I flew to Vancouver and back with my son, and was pleasantly surprised how ’normal’ the whole experience was - wearing a mask was really the only difference.
Anyway, international travel will return, and TravelMaven will resume touring. We just need to be patient a while longer.
Barry Devolin - September 24, 2021
We’ve recently become aware that people outside Canada have discovered TravelMaven and may wish to travel with us. That’s great! If that’s you, please note our prices are in Canadian dollars, but we now include a US dollar estimate based on $1.00CDN = $0.80US.
We love to spend a whole week in our Great Cities. Rather than rushing past Instagram sites, we enjoy slowing down and savouring these amazing archives of history and harbingers of emerging trends.
We believe that very small groups of 6-12 travellers offer the "sweet spot” for walking tours of Great Cities: big enough to have others to share experiences, yet small enough to get personal attention and enjoy flexible plans.
We believe the best way to see Great Cities is on foot. That's why we typically leave our hotel about 9 o'clock with walking shoes and daypacks, ready to explore the streets and fully immerse ourselves in that moment and place.
As soon as you make a $250 deposit, you are guaranteed the lowest Land Package price. If the price goes up after we receive your deposit, you keep the lower price. If the price goes down, you get the new lower price. When you combine this with fully refundable deposits, that’s a win/win for every TravelMaven traveller!