April 2020

Welcome to the April 2020 issue of Travel Research Monthly!

I am so excited you have chosen to join us!

The events of the last few months have been been difficult at best for everyone.  Watching this virus wreak havoc around the world and beginning its spread across our country is devastating.  Its effect on travel disheartening.  While we may feel overwhelmed there is hope.   We are resilient.  We will travel again. My hope is that these monthly journals will provide an escape as well as an opportunity to make plans for the future.  Stay well.

I would like to take a few minutes to highlight some of my favorite articles chosen for this month.


Remembering a first trip to Buenos Aires.
Buenos Aires, known as the Paris of South America, is captivating.   From sophisticated coffee shops which beg for literary discussions to non-touristy clubs where locals perfect their tango there is an energy and a commitment to experiencing life that will draw you in.


Japan’s Geisha capture the imagination and proper etiquette is required.
Kyoto is the best place to catch a glimpse of a geisha.  Their lives are shrouded in mystery so it’s only natural that they would provoke curiosity, however, Japanese culture dictates the rules they live by as well as the rules for how you can interact should you be lucky enough to meet one.


Apprentice to an artist to learn a new craft or enhance existing skills.
Vacation with an Artist arranges vacation apprenticeships with local artists around the world from 4 to 7 days depending on the process that is being learned.   Travelers become students and friendships are formed as artists share their culture and expertise.


Allow yourself to be transported to the enchanting town of Lijiang, China. 
This video is a study in the sights, sounds and people who inhabit the ancient town of Lijiang.  Our hosts explore the narrow alleyways and canals which meander through the town visiting shops and restaurants and interacting with residents making you a part of their adventure.  

I welcome your feedback. Knowing what you like and need will help me continue to curate an informative and entertaining journal.

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Happy Travels,

Travel Research Monthly



  1. The ins and outs of a holiday on Harbour Island. (Caribbean, Bahamas)
    Author: Valerie Conners
    Source: Travel Channel
  2. The safest and most dangerous Caribbean Islands. (Caribbean)
    Author: Rachel Cooper
    Source: Trip Savvy


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