Client Postcard: Beaches of Normandy
As a travel photographer, I get a kick out of the opportunity to share selfie photographs that our clients send us to share with our readers. This is Ann and Jim from Michigan with one of the Normandy Beaches behind them.
We helped Ann and Jim put together a Paris to Normandy river cruise with Avalon Waterways topped off with an extra few days in Paris. When we made our welcome home call to Ann, she had nothing but glowing reports from the whole experience.
The Normandy Beach photo from Ann and Jim sure looks a lot different than the World War II U.S. Defense Department photograph to the right, don’t you agree?
You know, folks travel for all kinds of reasons, and one of the great motivators for travel is to create an emotional connection with a destination like the Normandy Beaches in France. Ann’s father landed on Normandy Beach in World War II and I’m quite confident that Ann experienced an emotional connection as she stood on this beach and contemplated the courage of her father as he experienced this horrific day in the world’s history.
How about you? Is there a destination in the world that would hold a significant emotional connection for you? If so, we’d be honored to help you plan such a travel experience as well.
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Jim and Ann are my parents. This trip was not only a celebration for my father’s retirement after 37 years, but also a life long adventure come true. As you mentioned in the article, my grandfather landed on Normandy Beach and was lucky enough to have made it home. It was an extremely emotional event for my mother to be there. Additionally, my father is a WWII enthusiast so he too had a great connection to visiting the beach where so many brave soldiers lost their lives.
I cannot say thank you enough for all you did to help arrange a trip of a lifetime for my parents.
Hi Jennifer, thank you so much for stopping by and adding a little more backstory to our article. Travel is certainly fun, but these emotional connections can be the most memorable travel events of all. 😀