Doreen Loofburrow, Vice President, Travel Services
Why do you choose to travel? Maybe you’re looking to experience different cultures, interact with historic sites, discover new food, or reconnect with friends and family. When I travel, I find joy in going off the beaten path to discover a unique shop, find the locals’ favorite restaurant, or simply getting to know more about the communities I’m visiting. For some people, their joy is in who they’ve met and the lives they’ve impacted.
We’re seeing some big trends that focus on the why of travel. We’re excited to highlight some of those trends in this issue, including our Travel with a Purpose (p.9) and Authentic Experiences (p.11) categories. These trips go beyond your typical vacation to provide a more engaging experience; whether that’s getting a deeper understanding of the people and places you are seeing, or actively giving back to the community.
I’m looking forward to our 2020 AAA Oregon/Idaho Presidents’ Cruise in July, as we sweep down the legendary Danube River with AmaWaterways. The last time I visited, the whole region was a fairytale in the snow. I can only guess at how beautiful everything will be in the summer sunshine. I hope you’ll consider joining us for this remarkable adventure.
As always, our AAA travel experts are often traveling and learning more about the world around us. They’re happy to share those experiences with you and provide tips for your own vacation.