Sunday, July 16, 2017

World Traveler and Travel Expert John Cinnamon joins Travel Leaders

After owning his own travel business for five years, John Cinnamon is joining Travel Leaders/Conference & Travel of Fort Wayne which owns several Travel Leaders offices throughout Indiana.

Travel Leaders Network is the largest network of travel agencies in North America with nearly 7,000 locations and has been around for more than 30 years.

John Cinnamon has traveled extensively around the world having visited as many as 90 countries on all 7 continents.  He enjoys experiential travel and has attended such events as Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain; Okotberfest in Munich, Germany; Carnivale in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; New Year’s Eve in Times Square, New York; and Chinese New Year in Shanghai, China.
With rhinos on a walking safari in Zambia

With adventure travel also an interest, he has gone gorilla trekking in Rwanda, snorkeled with sea lions in the Galapagos, toured Chernobyl in the Ukraine and climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

He personally knows travel well and offers clients personal service and expertise that they will not find anywhere else.

From all-inclusives to cruises to customized trips anywhere in the world, John Cinnamon can help you plan the perfect trip.

Contact him at 317-709-4609 or

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Baggage Carousel Red Rover

"Red Rover, Red Rover, Let Johnny Come Over!"

Oh sure, he WOULD pick on the girls.

We all remember this game from our childhood. Two teams line up across from each other with each team's members holding hands, forming what they hope is an impenetrable barrier.  Team one sends out the call and Johnny comes running from the other line trying to break through the other team's line.

I can't help but think of this game every time we're standing at the luggage return at the airport. Long before the suitcases start sliding down the baggage ejector ramp, a phalanx of travelers has formed that Red Rover line right next to the carousel, making it impossible to, 1) see your suitcase, and 2) pull it off without banging someone in the groin with it.  A 50-lb. fabric box with wheels and a small handle is hard enough to take off a moving belt without having to do so through a line of strangers standing should-to-shoulder.

"Hey you... at Carousel Two!  BACK UP!"
Is it too much to ask to have everyone take three steps back from the carousel?  From there you're still close enough to recognize your own bag, but far enough away to allow ample room to safely get it off the conveyor.