Travel is the first love shared by the Piegza family, headed by our founders Edward and Susan, who took each of their two boys on their first international flights at 11 months old. But as the boys entered high school, rowing quickly became all-consuming so that the family even combines rowing into their travel plans.
Jack, now 23, captained the Cornell University team and considers his fondest memories at school to be time spent with his teammates. Matthew, 21, is now a rising senior at University of Pennsylvania, where he is coached by two Olympic gold medalists who have become his closest mentors. The family has seen firsthand the significant benefits that rowing provides in kids’ lives. And yet, according to U.S. Rowing, in 2019, only 1.3% of its approximately 75,000 members (including high school and college athletes) reported that they were black or African-American.
Humans are inherently social creatures, and physical greetings have been an act of affection and respect since time immemorial.
Beyond social symbolism, they’re a biological necessity, slowing the heart rate, lowering blood pressure and flooding us with feel-good hormones.
As everyone navigates the ‘new normal’ of travel, there is a surge of interest in private travel across the travel industry and among Classic Journeys travelers. In this blog, we dig into why this type of travel works so well for the times we’re in and how you can take advantage of it to handcraft your own trip of a lifetime... on your terms.
5 reasons why private is 2020’s biggest travel trend + 4 private tour myths busted/hurdles explained/questions answered.