Today as I sit here breathlessly watching reports of Cat 5 Maria pounding Dominica and Puerto Rico, like you I’m overwhelmed by the losses and suffering of so many victims of this vicious hurricane season. As we collectively hold our breath, bracing for what’s yet to come, I’m hoping and praying that those in her path over the next few days will be safe.
My heart is heavy as I my thoughts shift to the wildfires in the west… the floods in Asia… and the earthquakes in Mexico. Our world has changed.
For those of you who have been inquiring, my family evacuated to Georgia and South Carolina for Hurricane Irma. We were very fortunate. We came home to only minimal damage, mostly downed trees and power outages that were quickly restored.
But I find myself asking, “What can I do to help?” and every option I consider seems insignificant in the face of this widespread devastation. It truly is overwhelming… but at the same time, human kindness and generosity in these days knows no limits.
Countless stories abound of heroic first responders… neighbors helping neighbors… communities pulling together… and even a nun and a costumed Superman coming to the rescue as deft chainsaw-wielding heroes.
And this man, Sir Richard Branson…
“Look, you can never be 100% sure about links,” Branson said when he was asked earlier today if he saw a correlation between the recent hurricanes and climate change.
“But scientists have said the storms are going to get more and more and more intense and more and more often. We’ve had four storms within a month, all far greater than have ever, ever, ever happened in history.” Go here for the full story.
There’s no doubt, going forward we need to be better prepared. And I can tell you from first-hand experience, when you panic it’s so stressful. If you ever need to evacuate, be sure to stock your home with basic supplies before you leave. You’ll be grateful for the much needed peace of mind when you return.
Many people book trips and cruises, plan weddings and family reunions during the summer and fall months of Hurricane Season… for good reason, the weather is great and prices are nearly half what they would be in high season.
For the last decade this has been okay… but there’s no need to risk everything.
Whatever your travel plans, you should always take out travel insurance especially since most bookings today are non-refundable. It’s important to note though that not all travel insurance policies are equal.
Be sure to book your insurance through a certified travel agency like Opportunity Travel so that we can guide you to the right policy. And if you ever need to make a claim… we will be right here and ready to go to bat for you.
Stay safe friends and fellow travelers, and know that we’re here to help you if you need us… or if you simply just need a listening ear.
We’re in this together…
Barbara Perriello, Director Opportunity Travel
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Next April 3-16, 2018 we’re extending our South America Expedition into Uruguay to give you the opportunity to learn what this country offers as an investment and relocation destination.
We’ll start off in Punta del Este, known for its beaches, surfing, beautiful people and lively nightlife. Our on-the-ground expert, Juan Federico Fischer will talk about the lifestyle here and share what you need to know about residency, citizenship, and agriculture investing.
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We’ll visit Doug Casey’s masterpiece development, La Estancia de Cafayate. You’ll see for yourself what it’s like to live in a peaceful, breathtakingly beautiful community, away from the rat race – with like-minded neighbors, world renowned wines, a perfect climate… plus a healthy lifestyle to boot!
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And, in the Uco Valley – often compared to California’s Napa Valley – you’ll experience an amazing lifestyle opportunity at the base of the spectacular Andes Mountains. We’ll see properties in the early stages of development at La Morada, featuring beautifully constructed homes and surrounded by grapevines for as far as you can see.
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The Oxford Club’s 20th Annual Investment U Conference March 15-18, 2018 l The Four Seasons, Las Vegas
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Sprott Natural Resource Symposium 2018 Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – July 17-20
Once again the landmark Fairmont Hotel Vancouver in the heart of downtown Vancouver will be the site of the 2018 Natural Resource Symposium, hosted by the Sprott Group of Companies, and the returning Symposium chairman and your personal host, Rick Rule. It’s not too soon to claim your Early Bird Discount!
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