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About Beyond the Blue Travel

As I began this journey into the unknown, if you will, I had someone ask, "Why Beyond the Blue Travel?" While I would like to say the answer is simple, it is not, so bear with me. Beyond the Blue encompasses a wide range of meanings and passions. But first a little back story.

My love and passion for travel started in 1998 when my wife and I took our first cruise for our honeymoon on the Carnival Inspiration. We sailed out of San Juan, Puerto Rico for a wonderful 7 Day Southern Caribbean cruise. From the minute I stepped on the ship, I was hooked. I was in awe of the design, layout, and overall experience. What a wonderful start to our marriage.

Since that first cruise with Carnival, I have returned to the sea numerous times with Carnival and Royal Caribbean and have done extensive research on the travel industry. I

have planned, organized, and booked many land vacations and cruises for friends and family as well as heading up a Missions Trip to Mexico. This first hand knowledge and experience gives me a unique perspective while planning your next dream vacation. I also obtained certification as a Certified Travel Associate through the the Travel Institute in late 2020.

Since 1998, I have spent most of my time protecting and serving the communities I've resided in as a police officer. During that time, I have seen and experienced a lot, rising in the ranks from working the streets as a Patrol Officer to Sergeant and ultimately to Chief of Police. During that time, I realized there was one constant that was necessary in life- time away. I spent years watching fellow officers and myself struggle with work and home life, never able to cope with the stress of the job and life. I realized that one of the best ways to recharge your batteries was to get away from that stress. The lessons I've learned fueled my passion and desire to make a difference in the lives of others.

With my passion for travel and understanding of the need for time away, Beyond the Blue Travel was born. Our name has a dual meaning. First, Beyond the Blue stands for what I believe we all should strive for. Don't just let life happen to you, LIVE IT and make the most of it. Rather than stay in our little bubbles where we feel safe, Beyond the Blue encourages people to look beyond the (Blue) horizon and seek out new and exciting experiences in life away from that bubble. Second, for those law enforcement officers out there, life extends Beyond the Blue. For a lot of us, our job consumes a good part of our life. We miss holidays, family gatherings, birthdays, and special events for the job. But we have to remember that there is way more to life than just the "Blue". Our personal health is far more important than the job we do. We cannot help others if we are unable to help our self. It is important to look Beyond the Blue and take time for you and your family.

Our mission at Beyond the Blue Travel is to research, plan, organize and book a dream vacation for you that is beyond your expectations. Give us call or email us today to get started. Your paradise is waiting.

Safe Travels,

Paul Wegner, CTA

Owner/Travel Consultant- Beyond the Blue Travel

Editor- Beyond the Blue Travel Blog

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