A few months back, I asked you to “Watch this Space – Just Not Quite Yet.” I was getting ready to make some changes on the website and I knew it wouldn’t be pretty. It still isn’t. I know just enough about technology to be dangerous, and I made a bit of a mess of things. But I’m working on it. For now, I’m just relishing the joy of making a mess.
It’s good to make a mess sometimes.
In this case, it’s making me rethink everything about how I want the website to look, which is making me rethink everything about what I want the website, and my company, to be. A lot has changed since Vero and I first started writing this blog in 2010. For starters, Vero is no longer working with me, though we remain close friends. We both moved into travel planning together, and while I continue doing it here, she does it through Pax Travel Design.
For another thing, I’ve started a new tour company, Unquote Travel, with a couple of blogging friends, offering small group tours all over the world, from France to Mongolia, from Peru to Cuba, and soon from the North Pole to the South Pole (well, the Arctic and Antarctica, anyway).
And while we started as a family travel site, my kids are almost out of the nest, my clients are not always families, and Unquote’s tours are mostly targeted to millennials!
So maybe it’s not a family travel site anymore.
I think what I want to feature here are stories about great vacations. Stories like Kathy Callahan’s story about a family safari trip, or Karen Schwarz’s story about her family trip to Joshua Tree, or Vero’s story about a girlfriend getaway to Charlottesville. I’d love to hear from you if you want to tell your vacation story!
I also want to write more about food and travel gear and fashion and music and… oh right, this is why we called it All Over the Map. I just want to do everything!
In any case, the website is still kind of a mess, but I’m working on it.
Do me a favor, though, and if you see anything that looks funny, let me know.