It's Our Time
 
   
 

It's Our Time! Enriching Escapes

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Are you ready to escape on your next adventure without the kids? Maybe it is your time to have a little fun and spoil yourselves.  Or to take that dream trip to an exotic location, now that you have an empty nest. Possibly it’s an enriching escape with several lifelong friends that you need help planning. It’s Our Time (IOT) and Kay Merrill will find the perfect solution every time and tailor an itinerary to fit everyone’s wishes.

Whether you prefer to get away to a luxurious European spa, a peaceful Asian resort, or a relaxing beach destination, on a deluxe cruise, a river barge or an expedition ship,  IOT can help you weigh the many options and will collaborate with you to determine the ideal fit for your needs.  Kay can often confirm space and upgrades even when they may not appear available online.  We have associates throughout the world and a network of connections at most hotels to help with our clients’ requests.

Many cruises work well for those who don’t want the hassle of packing and unpacking, but still want to visit multiple destinations. Cruises also work very well for extended family groups with members of many ages and activity levels. We can find competitive rates on all cruise lines and can help your family group acquire special group rates. With so many ships and itineraries to choose from, we will be happy to assist you in making the best choice and securing the best cabins available for all travelers.

If you are more of a mind for adventure, Kay has designed numerous trips to Africa. Her extensive knowledge of that continent is a result of her annual trips. Her planned safaris are based on the knowledge and ease of someone who has visited most of the countries in Africa and stayed at all the luxury lodges and camps. Valuable firsthand knowledge of the logistics, weather patterns, seasons and, of course, the wildlife are all critical to a designing the ideal itinerary. Please give Kay a call to discuss her favorite destination!

A range of tours, either escorted or independent, to exciting destinations, can be customized to include just the destinations and sights you want to experience. Theme-specific trips from foodie jaunts or cooking schools to bird watching and museum tours can also be arranged. Active travel such as biking, hiking and sailing can be included in most itineraries for the more physical traveler. IOT will create a seamless blend of culture, wildlife, activity and history to provide the ultimately enriching travel experience. Your vacation will be transformed into a once-in-a-lifetime journey with memories you’ll share for years to come.

For those who want to get personally involved and experience the destination on a deeper level, a philanthropic trip can be a dream come true. IOT’s resources allow Kay to offer project opportunities such as habitat preservation, wildlife conservation and community development in a number of locations around the world. This is a travel experience close to Kay’s heart as she has been volunteering in South America and South Africa for over 10 years. Recent endeavors include acquiring supplies and personally delivering them to The Ons Plek Project and Stepping Stones Children’s Center in Cape Town, South Africa. Just recently, in July 2010, Kay painted a school in Libera, Costa Rica.

Regardless of the level of luxury or adventure you are looking for, Kay and IOT will find the right balance. Kay’s years of experience and extensive personal travels provide the knowledge and expertise to make the travel dreams of her clients come true.  




   





Dragon Boats
Phuket, Thailand



Torres de Paine National Park
Patagonia, Chile

"I try to design itineraries to inspire travelers to care about the destination they are visiting."
Kay Merrill, Owner, It's Our Time


Tango Lessons
Milongo in Buenos Aires, Argentina



Gorillas
Parc National des Volcans, Rwanda