Cliche travel ads: the perfect family with the rolled up pants ... Deal of day: India
Have you ever really looked at those travel ads in the magazines? The beach shots, I mean?
And have you ever really noticed who they are? I think it's the same family. Seriously. Over and over and over again, I see these ads with the perfect family walking the perfect beach in perfect weather.
They're always dressed in white. With rolled up pants (okay, the Mom and Dad in the photo didn't get the memo). Do you know anyone who dresses their entire family in white clothes for a walk on the beach? I mean, imagine the laundry job you'd have to do.
The kids> They're perfect. There's a boy about four to six years old. With freckles. He has an older sister with curly hair that looks like one of golfer Phil Mickelson's kids; a modern-day Shirley Temple. There's never a kid with droopy diapers. There's never a whining teenager looking bored out of their skull while they download apps and tap out the words "I have the most boring parents in the world" for their tumblr account with the third smartphone they've had in a year and look like they'd rather be ANYWHERE than with Mom and Dad and little brother.
The mother? She's about 30. And she's hot. I mean, not in a Beyonce/Scarlett Johansson/Penelope Cruz kind of way (I could go on if you like), but pretty. The father is always 10 years older. He looks like he's had his first dip of the comb into a jar of Grecian Formula. He's fit. He's muscular but not in a Schwarzenegger distorted biceps the size of a Buick kind of way. He looks just like the guys in the Viagra commercials, the one where the 45-year-old (they're never approaching 70) is playing basketball in the driveway with his hot, 35-year-old wife (yeah, that happens ALL the time) at 2 o'clock on a Sunday and she's made breakfast and lunch and done the laundry and still looks like a million bucks and playfully swats away his lame attempt at a dunk and she says, "Enough of this, let's go upstairs for a little one on one, big boy." That guy. I think he's the brother of the guy on the beach.
And I think it's the same family scooting around the world in their white clothes. Look, there they are on Waikiki in Conde Nast magazine!No, wait, I just saw them on the sand in Ocho Rios singing "Come to Jamaica and feel all right." Or was it Phuket, Thailand?
These people are everywhere. Which begs the question, How did they get this job? And can I have their frequent flyer points?
JAUNT.CA DEAL OF THE DAY
Jaunt.ca, a division of Torstar, has a deal on tap today for exotic India, priced at $2,260.
If you've never been to India, I highly recommend it. It's a tremendously diverse place with so much colour and history and incredibly friendly people to boot. I've been to Delhi, Agra (site of the Taj Mahal) and Jaipur, all of which are included on this trip and all of which are great places to visit.
- SAVINGS: Save up to $904 per couple, compared to the cost of booking your air, accommodations, touring and meals separately!
- 9-Day/7-Night Incredible India Tour, including visits to the India Gate in Delhi, Jaipur (known as the Pink City), the Ambar Palace, the Taj Mahal and more!
- Includes transportation via air-conditioned deluxe coach,
accompaniment of licensed English speaking tour guides, tours &
entrance fees as per the itinerary, elephant ride in Jaipur,
demonstration of gems cutting & polishing and more!
- Visit the Taj Mahal - one of the Seven Wonders of the World
- Embark on an elephant ride in the Pink City (Jaipur)
- Valid for travel on September 16, 2013
- Meals include daily breakfast throughout the tour
- Includes international round-trip airfare from Toronto with Jet Airways and airport/hotel transfers
- Pricing (Rates are per person):
For Other DATES or LAND ONLY option, Call us at 1-855-687-5925.
- Accommodations Included (or similar): Crowne Plaza, Delhi (2 nights); Trident, Jaipur (2 nights) and Trident, Agra (2 nights)
- Valid passport and visa (not included) required for travel from Canada. India Visa available HERE
- This offer is 100% non-refundable at time of booking