As the idea of Travel There and Back started to grow the first thing we had to decide on was a name. We had been watching The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. I have also read the books several times. The first quote we thought of was Bilbo talking with Frodo about adventures.
“It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
This led us to Bilbo’s tale There and Back Again or better known as The Hobbit and the name of our adventure into the travel business.
Travel There and Back has been in business now for two and half years. Bilbo’s statement still rings true and drives what the business hopes to be. We look for adventure in every trip we plan for both our clients and ourselves. It is our hope that when our clients return from their adventure it has become a bucket list trip and part of their family history that will be enjoyed for years to come.
Yesterday we started a new adventure. As I am writing this we are waiting at the gate in the Vancouver Airport for our flight to London, where we get to spend a few days with our daughter. Then it is on to Venice, Italy for a few days, down to Tuscany and finally a week in Rome before returning home via London again. You will be able to follow along with us on Facebook, Twitter and this blog.
We have arrived in London this afternoon (Tuesday) and have gotten settled in the apartment. After dinner, it was time to walk along the Thames and then up through Trafalgar Square and West End theater district, finishing up at Buckingham Palace. The walk is a great way to fight jet lag and get on European time after spending 9 hours in an airplane.
Writing this blog will be another adventure we start today. I am the behind the scenes, technical guru for the business while Michelle is the face and the one that will work with you to build your adventure. Where the blog goes and what it becomes is as far away as the Lonely Mountain is from Bilbo’s Shire. There will be many adventures along the way and we hope you will follow along on the journey.
Until next time …..